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Quote Left I THINK that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. Quote Right
Quote Left I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences. Quote Right
Quote Left I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. Quote Right
Quote Left They talked of love, naturally, though that did not keep them busy forever. Quote Right
Quote Left They (Poems) come from lots of places: from personal experience; from memory. Things can be emotionally true even if they are not factually true. Not every poem has to be ‘from’ you even if it is ‘by’ you – other people’s voices come into my poetry. Quote Right
Quote Left Every time a poet writes a poem it’s like it’s the first time. When you’ve finished a poem, you don’t know if you’ll ever write another one. Some poems arrive with a weight that’s more significant than other poems and you know it will take a lot of care to do it justice. Poetry, for so long now, has been the way I relate to everything. It’s like a companion. I can’t imagine ever being separated from it. Quote Right
Quote Left Roses are red, Violets are blue, Some poems rhyme Quote Right
Quote Left Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now. To perpetuate your feelings, to establish them. If you have in any way touched the central heart of mankind's feelings, you'll survive. Quote Right
Quote Left She opened up a book of poems and handed it to me written by an Italian poet from the 13th century and every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you. Quote Right
Quote Left Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems. Quote Right
Quote Left You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life. Quote Right
Quote Left Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. Quote Right
Quote Left Almost anything is too much. I am trying in my poems to have the reader be the experiencer. I do not want to be there. It is not even a walk we take together. Quote Right
Quote Left I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. Quote Right
Quote Left Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. Quote Right
Quote Left It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my ''poems'' are competing. Quote Right
Quote Left I do not like poems that resemble hay compressed into a geometrically perfect cube. I like it when the hay, unkempt, uncombed, with dry berries mixed in it, thrown together gaily and freely, bounces along atop some truck-and more, if there are some lovely and healthy lasses atop the hay-and better yet if the branches catch at the hay, and some of it tumbles to the road. Quote Right
Quote Left Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past. Quote Right
Quote Left Original Poems for Infant Minds My MotherWho ran to help me when I fell,And would some pretty story tell,Or kiss the place to make it wellMy Mother. Quote Right
Quote Left Well, 'The Wellspring' was written from 1983 to 1986. And it had a section in the beginning that was poems that began from others' experience. Quote Right
Quote Left The sky Scorched by the sun, Weeps Fecund tears. But the forest Wounded by the wind, Weeps Dead leaves. Why so wintery? Summer's Yet to come, and the fall of Glorious autumn. If I could use words Like falling leaves, What a bonfire My poems would make! Quote Right
Quote Left A discrete series is a series of terms each of which is empirically derived, each one of which is empirically true. And this is the reason for the fragmentary character of those poems. Quote Right
Quote Left Mythologies, in other words, mythologies and religions are great poems and, when recognized as such, point infallibly through things and events to the ubiquity of a Quote Right
Quote Left How did it die? I called it EVIL. I said to it, your poems stink like vomit. Quote Right
Quote Left This is pretty strange, not poems, poems are pretty good. Quote Right
Quote Left Do not commit your poems to pages alone, sing them I pray you. Quote Right
Quote Left Man may be considered as a superior species of animal who produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives. Quote Right
Quote Left One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, Have a nice day. Quote Right
Quote Left No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers. Poetry Quote Right
Quote Left Love poems are always cliche to me but not to the person it's for. Quote Right
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Quote Left I am pissed off with this site - I, the lovely Edna Sweetlove, have submitted 6 poems here and they've been viewed/seen by over 330 people. How many comments do you think I have had? FOUR and they were about as useful as t-i-t-s on a bull and as interesting as a stale fart in a bottle. Why don't you all join a more sensible website? Here's the link: http://ednaspoetrysite.proboards.com/ Quote Right
Quote Left To The Poets In Me- Written all for not* Why edit the knot* His inkings for naught* Poems lost in a thought* Resigned to being taught* His lefties are taut* A righty is sought* He foots all he's got* Quote Right
Quote Left "Arugalas", poems that have a life of their own. Often they are confused with miracles because they can be both beautiful and important. Quote Right
Quote Left Poems are more than two dimensional. If your work does not touch someone's heart then you have not succeeded. Quote Right
Quote Left For all the poets knocking on the door- May your poems find the sunny shore- Like bottled dreams washing ashore- Beckoning to become uncorked and more- As the sun peeks your horizons at the core- The beauty from your blue skies for evermore- To some day leave your footprints of lore- Quote Right
Quote Left "Haiku poems are just three lines. 5/7/5 count not necessary. short and sweet lines are the present form. First two lines about an event and third one should be a related one with lightning sprit and with a turning point of thinking a lot. " example: " though unequal works together... the fingers " ....Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram,Chennai,India Quote Right
Quote Left Submitting your poems to a Democracy and not getting accepted is like shouting down the hall and no one answering you Quote Right
Quote Left your poems wear like minks. style and grace in syncs. shiny and top grit. just the perfect fit. on words that sashay. your coat breathes cachet. Quote Right
Quote Left On his mantle sagged his lifetime work of poems, dead to the world, that a would-be taxidermist painstaking would have a hard time shaping and bringing his stuff back to life. Quote Right
Quote Left My scenario, not begotten. For all else live in a cocoon here, insulated and isolated, honing their poetry in darkness and shadows ... to one day their poems taking flight like beautiful butterflies. Quote Right
Quote Left to the snakes in the grass, slithering foolhardy, onto connie's cache of poems dare you to plagiarize, take the crown jewels, and then hiss. Quote Right
Quote Left What I find is that I know of a women from my past, I think, a member of the poetry community here infiltrating my poems with comments. It's funny. She writes under the guise of different accounts ... I call them wooden ducks... she says oh, oh, your poem is so good. Fake praise, I think. She throws me a 7. I laugh. We're cats and dogs. Quote Right
Quote Left What I find is that I write throw away poems, poems that take no time to write, giggly poems receiving the most praise. Isn't this ironic? Quote Right
Quote Left Poems are tree, Poet is a leaf. Quote Right
Quote Left I write poems as a way to let my feelings out and show them to the world feeling are important and I decided to show them to the world express how I am feeling Quote Right
Quote Left I write most of my poems free verse, or random thoughts I put together into crafting a poem. most of my poems are upbeat, or happy, some are sad. a few will make you think. I've written a book of 200 poems. e-mail me if you're interested. poetjwhopkins@gmail.com Quote Right
Quote Left The only good to come of suffering is that you learn what it is to suffer, and then be better able to help others with their own suffering. I think that is why they like my poems about suffering more than love. Quote Right
Quote Left Not tired to read poems, got a long way, and I in present time laziness to not stay. Quote Right
Quote Left POEMS 2 MY SOUL IS WHOLE How could one voice out of many move a weary soul, and take what was broken Quote Right
Quote Left If it wasn't for Poetry Soup, my poems wasn't. Jim Horn Quote Right
Quote Left Hello All the poems i put on poetry soup are all mine that i have wrote my self. It's the way I express my emotions. They are all written from my heart please read and enjoy thank you Samantha Shakespeare Quote Right
Quote Left We are all of one time - like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. Quote Right
Quote Left I gave poems birth, they gave me mirth. Quote Right
Quote Left My writing is measured by the poems I write that take my breath away. Quote Right
Quote Left Sing my heart or cry Do all before I die but my dreams give voice with poems of my choice Quote Right
Quote Left I don't think a poet should write poems everyday just to have as many poems as they can. Good ideas take time. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes I throw matchsticks into shallow poems to see if they can float Quote Right
Quote Left No one can become a poet by writing well constructed, powerful poems...One has to feel it as well. Quote Right
Quote Left And I want to write a thousand poems about you. Quote Right
Quote Left My sweet poems belongs to my pen. Quote Right
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