Here are your waters and your watering place. Drink and be whole again beyond confusion.
If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom. Robert Fros
I always entertain great hopes.
The trees that have it in their pent-up buds To darken nature and be summer woods.
A poet must never make a statement simply because it sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true." - W. H. Auden "A poem...begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness...It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
Haven't you heard, though,About the ships where war has found them outAt sea, about the towns where war has comeThrough opening clouds at night with droning speedFurther o'erhead than all but stars and angelsAnd children in the ships and in the towns?
Out alone in the winter rain, / Intent on giving and taking pain.
I go to school the youth to learn the future.
Ants are a curious race
The people I want to hear about are the people who take risks.
Our lives laid down in war and peace may notBe found acceptable in Heaven's sight.And that they may be is the only prayerWorth praying. May my sacrificeBe found acceptable in Heaven's sight.
I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.
A champion of the workingman has never been known to die of overwork.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
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.
Men work together, whether they work together or apart.
For me the initial delight is in the surprise of remembering something I didn't know I knew. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing ... is discovering.
Courage is in the air in bracing whiffsBetter than all the stalemate an's and ifs.
All there is to writing is having ideas. To learn to write is to learn to have ideas.
Nature is always hinting at us.
Love has earth to which she clings....
You can't trust God to be unmerciful.There you have the beginning of all wisdom.
I came from a very intellectual neighborhood. When we played cowboys and Indians as kids, I had to be Gandhi.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
I have just been to a city in the West, a city full of poets, a city they have made safe for poets. The whole city is so lovely that you do not have to write it up to make it poetry; it is ready-made for you. But, I don't know - the poetry written in that city might not seem like poetry if read outs
Summary riposteTo the dreary wailThere's no knowing whatLove is all about.Poets know a lot.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain - and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.
Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.