A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Robert F
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
... War is for everyone, for children too.I wasn't going to tell you and I mustn't.The best way is to come uphill with meAnd have our fire and laugh and be afraid.
This as it will be seen is other far / Than with brooks taken otherwhere in song. / We love the things we love for what they are.
Of course there is matter for remark in poems. Nobody denies that. But it must be solemnly laid on everybody in this world to make his own observations and remarks. That's what we mean by thinking, and that's about all we mean. A teacher says to a pupil "Watch me notice a few things in the next few
God made a beauteous garden With lovely flowers strown, But one straight, narrow pathway That was not overgrown. And to this beauteous garden He brought mankind to live, And said "To you, my children, These lovely flowers I give. Prune ye my vines and fig trees, With care my flowers tend, But keep t
People who read me seem to be divided into four groups: twenty-five percent like me for the right reasons; twenty-five percent like me for the wrong reasons; twenty-five percent hate me for the wrong reasons; twenty-five percent hate me for the right reasons. It's that last twenty-five percent that
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.
The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Nature's never quiteSure she hasn't erredIn her vague design....
The Moon for all her light and graceHas never learned to know her place.
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.
Now close the windows and hush all the fields:If the trees must, let them silently toss....
The best way out is always through. Robert Fr
How many times it thundered before Franklin took the hint! How many apples fell on Newton's head before he took the hint! Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.
Summoning artists to participate In the august occasions of the state Seems something artists ought to celebrate. Today is for my cause a day of days.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. Robert Fros
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
What makes a nation in the beginning is a good piece of geography.
To be social is to be forgiving.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
I only hope that when I am free, as they are free to go in quest, of the knowledge beyond the bounds of life, it may not seem better to me to rest.
Ends and beginningsÂ—there are no such things. There are only middles.
To Time it never seems that he is braveTo set himself against the peaks of snowTo lay them level with the running wave,Nor is he overjoyed when they lie low,But only grave, contemplative and grave.
People are inexterminable like flies and bed-bugs. There will always be some that survive in cracks and crevices that's us.
I have wished a bird would fly away,And not sing by my house all day....
You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.
Nearly everybody is looking for something brave to do. I don't know why people shouldn't write poetry. That's brave.
The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. I know people who read without hearing the sentence sounds and they were the fastest readers. Eye readers we call them. They get the meaning by glances. But they are bad readers because they miss the best part of what a good writer puts into