on poetry

July 12, 2017

“It was at that age
that poetry came in search of me.”
Pablo Neruda
(July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973)

. . . . .
quote from Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

on poetry

July 5, 2017

“The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.”
Jean Cocteau
(July 5, 1889 –
October 11, 1963)

. . . . .
Raymond Voinquel, “Jean Cocteau drawing” (1942), photograph

on poetry

June 26, 2017

“Answers are closed rooms; and questions are open doors that invite us in.”
Nancy Willard
(June 26, 1936 – February 19, 2017)

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photo: Eric Lindbloom

on poetry

June 15, 2017


words
are a waste of time…
poppies

Kobayashi Issa
(June 15, 1763 – January 5, 1828)

. . . . .
image
text

on poetry

June 8, 2017

“I am not sure that the discovery of love is necessarily more exquisite than the discovery of poetry.”
Marguerite Yourcenar
(June 8, 1903 – December 17, 1987)

. . . . .
photo

on poetry

June 3, 2017


“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.”
Allen Ginsberg
(June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997)

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photo

on poetry

May 28, 2017

“I’m two eyes looking out of a suit of armor. I write because I can’t talk.”
May Swenson
(May 28, 1913 – December 4, 1989)

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photo

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