Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired." "Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Unless I'm wrong I but obey The urge of a song: I'm-bound-away! And I may return If dissatisfied With what I learn From having died.
I've given offense by saying I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
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...
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?
It's God - I recognised him from Blake's picture.
We can make a little order where we are, and then the big sweep of history on which we can have no effect doesn't overwhelm us. We do it with colors, with a garden, with the furnishings of a room, or with sounds and words. We make a little form, and we gain composure.
I see for Nature no defeatIn one tree's overthrowOr for myself in my retreatFor yet another blow.
The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
I heard someone say he [Carl Sandburg] was the kind of writer who had everything to gain and nothing to lose by being translated into another language.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
A bird half wakened in the lunar noonSang halfway through its little inborn tune.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Nations like the Cuban and the SwissCan never hope to wage a Global Mission.No Holy Wars for them. The most the smallCan ever give us is a nuisance brawl.
One aged man - one man - can't fill a house.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.
Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books.
They would not find me changed from him they knew - only more sure of all I thought was true.
Earth would soonBe uninhabitable as the moon.What for that matter had it ever been?Who advised man to come and live therein?
Ants are a curious race
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert F
How are we to writeThe Russian novel in AmericaAs long as life goes so unterribly?
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. Robert Fros
It's hard to get into this world and hard to get out of it, and what's in between doesn't make much sense.
Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
Now no joy but lacks salt That is not dashed with pain And weariness and fault; I crave the stain Of tears, the aftermark Of almost too much love, The sweet of bitter bark And burning clove.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall, and wants it down.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.