A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
As a confirmed astronomerI'm always for a better sky.
Don't be agnostic - be something.
Nature's first green is gold.
To be social is to be forgiving. Robert Fros
It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage...
The sister's faceFell all in wrinkles of responsibility.She wanted to do right. She'd have to think.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. 1
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.
My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a treeToward heaven still,And there's a barrel that I didn't fillBeside it, and there may be two or threeApples I didn't pick upon some bough.But I am done with apple-picking now.Essence of winter sleep is on the night,The scent of apples: I am drowsing
Let those possess the land, and only those,Who love it with a love so strong and stupidThat they may be abused and taken advantage ofAnd made fun of by business, law, and art....
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
Live life like its the last breath you take for that breath is the whole essence of living, the little things in life are what connects us to all the big things we live for
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.
An idea is a feat of association.
You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
People are inexterminable like flies and bed-bugs. There will always be some that survive in cracks and crevices that's us.
My definition of poetry (if I were forced to give one) would be this: words that have become deeds.
When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud And goes down burning into the gulf below, No voice in nature is heard to cry aloud At what has happened. Birds, at least must know It is the change to darkness in the sky. Murmuring something quiet in her breast, One bird begins to close a faded eye; O
If you're looking for something to be brave about, consider fine arts.
Not to sink under being man and wife,But get some color and music out of life?
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
And of course there must be something wrongIn wanting to silence any song.
I play better tennis because the court is there.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
The best way out is always through.
Loyalty is that for the lack of which your gang will shoot you without benefit of trial by jury.