on poetry

May 7, 2019

“Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!”
Robert Browning
(May 7, 1812 – December 12, 1889)

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photo by William Henry Grove
quote from Fra Lippo Lippi

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on poetry

April 25, 2019


“Windbags can be right. Aphorists can be wrong. It is a tough world.”
James Fenton
(b. April 25, 1949)

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photo by Gerrit Serné

on poetry

April 13, 2019

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”
Seamus Heaney
(April 13, 1939 – August 30, 2013)

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quote from Stepping Stones: Interview with Seamus Heaney
photo © John Minihan

on poetry

March 30, 2019

“A poem erases and rewrites its poet.”
Milton Acorn
(March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986)

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quote from Dig Up My Heart: Selected Poems 1952-83
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on poetry

March 18, 2019

“It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.”
Stéphane Mallarmé
(March 18, 1842 – September 9, 1898)

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photo by Paul Nadar

on poetry

February 21, 2019

“…poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.”
W.H. Auden
(February 21, 1907 – September 29, 1973)

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quote from “New Year Letter”

on poetry

February 8, 2019

“…poets are like proverbs; you can always find one to contradict another.”
Jules Verne
(February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905)

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quote from The Collected Works Of Jules Verne
photo by Félix Nadar

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