Saturday, November 15, 2008

emptying my quote drawer of poetry

"Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you - like music to the musician - or else it is nothing, an empty, formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations."  - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Exuberance is beauty."  - William Blake

"A poem is a naked person."  -Bob Dylan

"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language."  - W.H. Auden

"A poem is made of thoughts, each of which filled the whole sky of the poet in its turn."  - Emerson

"I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart.  I am, I am, I am."  -Sylvia Plath