Quotation Explorer - 'Poem'

The poem says you only think you’re alive but about to be born your radioactive heliographs mock the moon’s tongue.— , Fin Del Mundo - Philip Lamantia
And life goes on like this,an uncomplete poem. - Arzum Uzun
The greatest poem is not that which is most skillfully constructed, but that in which there is the most poetry.
History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
You can't write a poem until you live. - Shannon Lynette
The poem is the point at which our strength gave out. - Richard Rosen
A poem is a painting with imagery and words; a painting is a poem of color on a reflecting mirror. - Debasish Mridha
A poem is about something the way a cat is about the house. - Allen Grossman
The greatest relationships are those in which love is not treated as a noun, but as a verb; with romance not viewed as a burden, but lived as a poem. - Steve Maraboli
A poem is never finished, only abandoned. - Paul Valery
She was a poem and a painting too. Everything she said sounded like a song, every silence was the music too. - Akshay Vasu
Language is rich, and malleable. It is a living, vibrant material, and every part of a poem works in conjunction with every other part - the content, the place, the diction, the rhythm, the tone-as well as the very sliding, floating, thumping, rapping sounds of it. - Mary Oliver
It’s not easy to write a poem about a poem. - Dejan Stojanovic
What happens when a hundred thousand people memorize the same poem? Does anything change? - Madeleine Thien
...before the dawn I leave the night behind meand before my heart I let you leave me behind.- from the poem 'Behind - Munia Khan
I’m looking for youin the bare corridor where my shadow is the only passerbyharmonizing an unsettling whisper: echoed through my chiming thoughtsFrom the poem 'Looking For You - Munia Khan
For me, the short story is not a character sketch, a mouse trap, an epiphany, a slice of suburban life. It is the flowering of a symbol center. It is a poem grafted onto sturdier stock. - William H. Gass
God, A Poem 'I didn't exist at Creation, I didn't exist at the Flood, And I won't be around for SalvationTo sort out the sheep from the cud-'Or whatever the phrase is. The fact isIn soteriological termsI'm a crude existential malpracticeAnd you are a diet of worms - James Fenton
Should I get lost, just point me in the direction of a poem. - Betty Bleen
The poet is the poem. The dreamer is the dream. - Marty Rubin
Does a poet create, originate, initiate the thing called a poem, or is his behavior merely the product of his genetic and environmental histories? - B. F. Skinner
That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship. She is an albatross, Captain. Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it. (to Inara) Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint. - Joss Whedon
Were you always such a stubborn, blind, obtuse girl?Are you calling me stupid?Yes, but in a more poetic way!Well, here’s a poem for you. Get lost! - Colleen Houck
a silent night. - the most eloquent poem i have ever read. - Sanober Khan
Come windless invaderI am a carnival ofStars, a poem of blood. - Sonia Sanchez
Love leads us to write poetry because love improves our hearing; like prayer, poetry is every bit as much about listening as it is about speaking. To 'get' the poem is to hear the eloquence of the silence that it calls forth through its manifestation of love. - David Patterson
The poem has a social effect of some kind whether or not the poet wills it to have. It has a kenetic force, it sets in motion...elements in the reader that would otherwise remain stagnant. - Denise Levertov
Every poet will forever try to write the greatest poem ever written, I have found that this kind of poem can be written with One word. And that word consists of a beauty beyond any measure to man and one of the most beauty creations to grace the presents of man. That one word poem is…….. YOU - Michael Jones
I celebrate myself, I paint and dance and sing myself, and what I assume you will assume, for every atom as of me as good belongs to dreamy You. I am a song. I am a poem. I am the soil and a gem. I am a stargate and a voyage. I am the ocean and your soul. - Oksana Rus
You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search. - Rick Riordan
Your personality should be described in poem not in paragraph. - Amit Kalantri
Every poem is a coat of arms. It must be deciphered. How much blood, how many tears in exchange for these axes, these muzzles, these unicorns, these torches, these towers, these martlets, these seedlings of stars and these fields of blue! - Jean Cocteau
No poem ever bought a hamburger, or not too many. - Thomas Lux
No one wants to read poetry. You have to make it impossible for them to put the poem down--impossible for them to stop reading it, word after word. You have to keep them from closing the book. - Muriel Rukeyser
I wish to resist the temptation to kiss...By super magic animals (Song: The Temptation)A visual poem about unfulfilled love... - Super magic animals
Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them. - Henry David Thoreau
No good poem, however confessional is may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?
A poem is no place for an idea. - Edgar Watson Howe
I used the word 'prose' in the Trans-Siberian in the early Latin sense of prosa dictu. Poem seemed to me too pretentious, too narrow. Prose is more open, popular. - Blaise Cendrars
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much for a poem? - Shannon Lynette
If you can't be the poet, be the poem. - David Carradine
Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die. - Edgar Allan Poe
I don't like a kind of workshop that is about editing--I don't want to sit there and be an editor. I don't want to tell someone how to "fix" a poem. - Natasha Trethewey
There is a difference between a poem and a writing incrusted with a feel of Poetry to fall within range - Mpho Leteng
A poem in the heart is worthmore than a million dollarsin the bank account. - Sanober Khan
From darkness; take me unto Light.O God! Help me today, make my maiden flight.From sorrow; give me the strength to break. And help me to love and to care.From darkness take me unto Light.O God! Hear my prayers and let in the sunlight. (excerpts of my poem from my book 'From the Silence Within') - Madhavi Sood
A poem a day keeps the doctor away. - Jill Telford
SHE Is A Wonderful Romantic Poem With Billions of Lines. Even If I Could, I Wouldn't Finish Reading HER In My Entire Life.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
It is raining! In other words little poems are coming down from the sky! Nature is literature! Sun is a fable; forest is a story; birds are a theatre; mountains are a myth; rain is a poem! Nature is literature! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A poem is an event, like a wedding or birth. - Marty Rubin
Arabs used to tell a poem to their children: O young man if you do not achieve greatness by the age of 20 you will never achieve greatness in your entire life. All those below 20 years of age should think about this. - Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed
A writer draws a road map where readers walks with their love, joy, anger, tears, and dismay. Every story, every poem, has different meanings for every reader. - Debasish Mridha
Wrote you a poem or two. You didn’t enjoy them, but I did for you. - Dominic Riccitello
Let us keep enough money to enjoy each breath we take, but definitely not too much, if we don’t want to spoil the fragrance of our dreams and the poem of life. - Erik Pevernagie
Life is a poem most people never read. - Laurence Overmire
She's kind of a walking poem, she's this perfect beauty...but at the same time very deep, very smart. - Johnny Depp
Whenever you touch a poem that caresses your soul, breathe it gently for it might be the wind that perfects your life's goal. - A. Saleh
Besides, a long poem is a test of invention, which I take to be the Polar star of Poetry, as Fancy is the sails - and Imagination the rudder. - John Keats
This poem will never reach its destination. - Voltaire
God is the world's oldest poet; love is the world's oldest poem. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Even the most political poem is an act of faith. - Martín Espada
You are the Poem I dreamed of writing, the Masterpiece I longed to paint. You are the shining Star I reached for in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled. Yes, I am Blessed. - Oksana Rus
When composing a verse let there not be a hair's breath separating your mind from what you write; composition of a poem must be done in an instant, like a woodcutter felling a huge tree or a swordsman leaping at a dangerous enemy. - Bashō Matsuo
You didn’t understand the poem, but that was because it wasn’t for you. It was for me to understand the pain you put me through. - Dominic Riccitello
This transformationbegins in the spinningof the soul,hanged upside down,massively re-arranged,motion light.By inch the radicaltakes place the old is decomposed, the gruesome has been destroyed melting into something beautiful.What has seemed to harm youbrought you to life.- CHANGE, A Poem - Tara Estacaan
Those moments before a poem comes, when the heightened awareness comes over you, and you realize a poem is buried there somewhere, you prepare yourself. I run around, you know, kind of skipping around the house, marvelous elation. It’s as though I could fly. - Anne Sexton
You are the greatest poem ever written.You are the greatest song ever sung.You are the greatest portrait ever painted.You are the greatest symphony ever composed.You are the greatest act ever performed.You are the greatest masterpiece ever created. - Matshona Dhliwayo
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T. Washington
A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him. - Dylan Thomas
A good poem has rhyming but no ending, it continues to rhyme in our heart. - Debasish Mridha
To paint an image and to write a poem, is to reclaim the dignity and personal joy...it is an invitation for my creative contemplation of an opened mind...it is a storytelling venture on a blank page of paper and white canvases...it is reclaiming my life. - Isabella Koldras, Reclaiming my Life.
... (lady i willtouch you with my mind.) Touchyou, that is all/lightly and you utterly will becomewith infinite care/ the poem which i do not write. - E.E. Cummings
If it ain't a pleasure, it ain't a poem. - William Carlos Williams
If you can not be a poet, be the poem. - David Carradine
Shall I tell you our secret? We are charming thieves who steal hearts and never fail because we are the friends of the One.Blessed is the poem that comes through me but not of me because the sound of my own music will drown the song of Love. - Jalaluddin Rumi
A badly written novel can always be shortened to a poem. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
The extremity of her sensitivityimpressed a richly idle princely family,of her discomfort, bothered as she had to beby the absurd softness of the ample beddings,not to mention the pillow piles aggravatingher much lamented acrophobic dis-ease.[from the poem, ] Joseph Stanton - Princess and the Pea
Love is a song, written in your heart.The moon is a poem in a starry night. - Debasish Mridha
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
Painting a picture is writing a poem with paint. - Debasish Mridha
If you can't beat em: Poem. - David Rowe
A poem often begins in the midst of wonderful wandering thoughts that are eager to open wings to fly in the beautiful blue sky of imagination. - Debasish Mridha
A poem is a meteor. - Wallace Stevens
The sonnet, a lyrical poem, the beauty and magic... convey with our hearts the truth of the universe in a single moment briefly. - R.M. Engelhardt
While he sweated out a story she bled put a poem. (Dark City Lights) - S. J. Rozan
When love is sweet, the sweetness means its lightAnd light may keep the truth, when love is pure.But love is bitter, when it turns to fight.Lovers in a fight are quite immature.''From the poem ''A Note on Existentialist Love - Marieta Maglas
the river sliding along its banks, darker now than the sky descending a last time to scatter its diamonds into these black waters that contain the day that passed, the night to come. Excerpt from the poem The Mercy - Philip Levine
The moon is a poem in a starry night. - Debasish Mridha
A Very Short Poem for Poor LoversYou’ve got nothing,I’ve got nothing,And it’s not a good thing. - Arzum Uzun
If that poem idea is in your head NOW, write it down. Right now. Or lose it. For when it's gone, it's gone forever... - Nick Armbrister
I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem. - jaime gil de beidma
I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree. - Joyce Kilmer
I fancied you'd return the way you said,But I grow old and I forget your name. --From the poem "Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath
Someday I would have lovers and write a poem after - Janet Fitch
My mother is a poem that I could never write for she deserves multitudes; all of praise. - Sinovuyo Nkonki
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And your very flesh shall be a great poem. - Walt Whitman
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. - Mata Hari
Every poem I write falls short in some important way. But I go on trying to write the one that won’t. - Dorianne Laux
That night when you kissed me, I left a poem in your mouth, and you can hear some of the lines every time you breathe out. - Andrea Gibson
If I was asked to write a poem about her. Every word I use would end up, being her name. And it would still sound so beautiful and breathtaking to me in the end. - Akshay Vasu
all hopes there, so close to each other,are pulled into the void every night;when a band of pale twinkles milking the wayacross the divine breadth of skywhere every heart belongs.- From the poem "The Universe In Blossom - Munia Khan
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself. - E.M. Forster
It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one. - Michel de Montaigne
You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be. - Charlotte Eriksson
He drew a circle that shut me out-Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.But love and I had the wit to win:We drew a circle and took him In !From the poem " Outwitted - Edwin Markham
As I crawled out of the abyss of combat and over the rail of the Sea Runner, I realized that compassion for the sufferings of others is a burden to those who have it. As Wilfred Owen's poem "Insensibility" puts it so well, those who feel most of others suffer most in war. - Eugene B. Sledge
A poem is a frozen momentmelted by each reader for themselvesto flow into the here and now. - Hilde Domin
You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you're merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that's always easiest. - John Berryman
A beautiful poem is nothing but a mirror of philosophy through which we can see life’s pure beauty. - Debasish Mridha
Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and -- if at all possible -- speak a few sensible words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I always tell my writing students that every good piece of writing begins with both a mystery and a love story. And that every single sentence must be a poem. And that economy is the key to all good writing. And that every character has to have a secret. - Silas House
...prose unfolds in time; and time contains both obstacles and revelations. Prose develops, the way characters and situations do. It requires a flow. A poem is an instant, lightning across the sky. Prose is before the storm, the storm, after the storm. - Molly Peacock
My tears of joyhear the raindrops crying,as the rain never wants to pourdown on my cloudy dayswhen I makeour love-dreamsfor the sun to dreamonly for you....(From the poem "Only For You" By ) - Munia Khan
A poem is never a put-up job, so to speak. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with. - Robert Frost
The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. - Robert Penn Warren
You were the poem I never knew how to write because no words could describe the wind you cannot see, but feel. - Shannon L. Alder
This poem has been called obscure. I refuse to believe that it is obscurer than pity, violence, or suffering. But being a poem, not a lifetime, it is more compressed. - Dylan Thomas
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. - Robert Frost
I’m looking for youinto that silverspoon where I taste my reflection to feel the touch of your untouchables- from the poem "Looking For You - Munia Khan
The poem is the poet, the dreamer the dream. - Marty Rubin
As we change, our writing changes too. You cannot write the same poem twice. And that's a good thing. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If life is a poem, be the poet. If life is a story, be the author. If life is an adventure, be the hero. To live any other way is a waste of this experience we call life. - Steve Maraboli
sad is the poem i will never write - jeet how romentic
...make a poem that does not disturb the silence from which it came." - Wendell Berry
If you have feelings about reading, you feel the rhythm of prose or of a poem like music. It awakens something in your soul and then of course you study, read, you grow up and you begin to understand the message and that is the first step towards understanding life. - María Kodama
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. - David Carradine
I dropped my hoe and ran into the house and started to write this poem, '.’ It began as a celebration of wild geese. Eventually the geese flew out of the poem, but I like to think they left behind the sound of their beating wings. Stanley Kunitz - End of Summer
Light is more important than the lantern,The poem more important than the notebook - Nizar Qabbani
Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem. - Kahlil Gibran
It is, of course, we who house poems as much as their words, and we ourselves must be the locus of poetry's depth of newness. Still, the permeability seems to travel both ways: a changed self will find new meanings in a good poem, but a good poem also changes the shape of the self. - Jane Hirshfield
A poem is a ‘line’ between any two points in creation. - Charles Olson
You must take these poems as mirrors; for you know that the mirror has no form of itself, but rather reflects the face of anyone who looks in it. Just so a poem has no one particular meaning of itself , but presents to each reader his state of the moment and the completeness of his case - Ayn al-Qazat Hamadani Persian Mystic
One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We walked through night until there was a poem. - Brenda Hillman
Words are what sticks to the real. We use them to push the real, to drag the real into the poem. They are what we hold on with, nothing else. They are as valuable in themselves as rope with nothing to be tied to. - Jack Spicer
The mere ambition to write a poem is enough to kill it. - Henri Michaux
Every poem can be considered in two ways--as what the poet has to say, and as a thing which he makes. - C. S. Lewis
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. - Robert Frost
Dare to DreamYes, if you can dare to dream.Surely you can catch the sunlight's beam.While all else seems to fail.Truth shall forever prevail.(Copyright excerpts from the poem and published poetry book 'From the Silence Within - Madhavi Sood
Woman with known intentintending to exploreWoman with her senses on the edgeedging for some more..."From my poem, "Known Intent" - The Poetic Art of Seduction - Volume 1©Clarissa O. Clemens - Clarissa Clemens
There’s plenty of room for strangeness, mystery, originality, wildness, etc. in poems that also invite the reader into the human and alive center about which the poem circles. - Thomas Lux
Feel My Heart: A Collection of Poem and Art WWW( DOT)amazon(DOT)in/Feel-My-Heart-Collection-Poem/dp/1535431601 - sandeep kumar mishra
To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest. - Wallace Stevens
Sit here, so I may writeyou into a poem and make you eternal. - Kamand Kojouri
Every poem is an infant labored into birth and I am drenched with sweating effort, tired from the pain and hurt of being a man, in the poem I transform myself into a woman. - Jimmy Santiago Baca
I could write novels about her forever. Maybe when I die I will end up in the poem with her writing more poems about our times together. The Diary - Jeremy Limn
I was miserable, of course, for I was seventeen, and so I swung into action and wrote a poem, and it was miserable, for that's how I thought poetry worked: you digested experience and shat literature. [from "Mingus at the Showplace"] - William Matthews
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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