Quotes

I followed the words into a figurative space, where they invited me to get lost. I’m never able to get quite as lost as I want to, but with each poem I get a little closer.”

~ Heather Christle

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

W. H. Auden

In this poor body, composed of one hundred bones and nine openings, is something called spirit, a flimsy curtain swept this way and that by the slightest breeze. It is spirit, such as it is, which led me to poetry…

~ Basho

any idea, charged with emotion or imagination,
can be put into plain language;
but it lives longer, travels farther,
changes more lives
as poetry.

© John Looker 2009

Painting is silent poetry and poetry is painting that speaks

~ Plutarch

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.

~ octavia Paz

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.

Maxwell Bodenheim

A lot of poetry is a kind of soliloquy—and therefore one has no audience.

Sorley Maclean