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1. “All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost.From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king.”

Tags : Frost Glitter Gold Lost Poetry Roots Strength Strong Wander Wither
Source : The Fellowship of the Ring

2. “You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”

Tags : Dances Dancing Empowerment Female Beauty Femme Girl Girl Power Inspiration Inspirational Quote Inspirational Quotes Jeune Fille Kiss Passion Roman Romantic Running Strength Surrender Wanderlust Woman S Strength Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne

3. “How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.”

Tags : Attitude Change Courage Depression Dragons Fears Helplessness Inspirational Poetry Sadness Strength Transformation Weakness
Source : Letters to a Young Poet

4. “BEWARE OF THOSEBeware of those who are bitter,For they will never allow youTo enjoy your fruit.Beware of those who criticize youWhen you deserve some praise for an achievement,For they secretly desire to be worshiped.Beware of those who are needy or stingy,For they would rather sting youThan give you anything.Beware of those who are always hungry,For they will feed you to the wolvesJust to get paid.Beware of those who speak negativelyAbout everything and everybody, For a negative person will never sayA positive thing about you.Beware of those who are boredAnd not passionate about life,For they will bore you with reasons For not living.Beware of those who are too focused withPolishing and beautifying their outer shells,For they lack true substance to understandThat genuine beauty is in the heartThat resides inside.Beware of those who step in the path of your dreams,For they only dream to have the abilityTo take half your steps.Beware of those who steer you awayFrom your heart’s true happiness,For it would make them happy to see youSteer yourself next to them,Sitting with both your hearts bitter.Those who are critical don’t like being criticized,And those who are insensitive have a deficiency in their senses.And finally,Beware of those who tell you to BEWARE.They are too aware of everything –And live alone, scared.Poetry by Suzy Kassem”

Tags : Alone Bitter Bored Critical Criticism Criticized Dreams Failure Fears Fruit Give Greed Happiness Hungry Insensitive Needy Negativity Passionate Poetry Praise Shallow Steps Stingy Superficial Wolves Worship
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

5. “REMEMBER YOUR GREATNESSBefore you were born,And were still too tiny forThe human eye to see,You won the race for lifeFrom among 250 million competitors.And yet,How fast you have forgottenYour strength,When your very existenceIs proof of your greatness.You were born a winner,A warrior,One who defied the oddsBy surviving the most gruesomeBattle of them all.And now that you are a giant,Why do you even doubt victoryAgainst smaller numbers,And wider margins?The only walls that exist,Are those you have placed in your mind.And whatever obstacles you conceive,Exist only because you have forgottenWhat you have alreadyAchieved.Poetry by Suzy Kassem”

Tags : Affirmation Beauty Birth Confidence Courage Existence Fears Giant Greatness Human Inspirational Living Achievement Losing Obstacles Pains Poem Poetry Strength Survivor Suzy Kassem Win Winner Winning Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

6. “Maple. MaypoleCatch and carry.Ash and Ember.Elderberry.Woolen. Woman.Moon at night.Willow. Window.Candlelight.Fallow farrow.Ash and oak.Bide and borrow.Chimney smoke.Barrel. Barley.Stone and stave.Wind and water.Misbehave.”

Tags : Bast Fae Kingkiller Kingkiller Chronicles Kvothe Name Of The Wind Poem Poetry Spell Wayside Inn Wise Mans Fear
Source : The Wise Man's Fear

7. “Maple. MaypoleCatch and carry.Ash and Ember.Elderberry.Woolen. Woman.Moon at night.Willow. Window.Candlelight.Fallow farrow.Ash and oak.Bide and borrow.Chimney smoke.Barrel. Barley.Stone and stave.Wind and water.Misbehave.Maple. MaypoleCatch and carry.Ash and Ember.Elderberry.Woolen. Woman.Moon at night.Willow. Window.Candlelight.Fallow farrow.Ash and oak.Bide and borrow.Chimney smoke.Barrel. Barley.Stone and stave.Wind and water.Misbehave.”

Tags : Bast Fae Kvothe Maple Maypole Name Of The Wind Poem Poetry Spell
Source : The Wise Man's Fear

8. “Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”

Tags : Life Poetry
Author : T.S. Eliot

9. “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”

Tags : Allegory Bravery Dreams Drive Female Females Feminism First Love Girl Goal Goals Happiness Hiding Passionate Payne Power Roman Payne Seductive Surrender Wanderess Wayfaring
Author : Roman Payne

10. “Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis when you became aware that the greatness of this being was breathing into you. Licking the sides and corners of your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being and then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and over again - the first kiss of the rest of your life. A kiss that confirms that the universe is aligned, that the world's greatest resource is love, and maybe even that God is a woman. With or without a belief in God, all kisses are metaphors decipherable by allocations of time, circumstance, and understanding”

Tags : Love Poetry Spirituality
Author : Saul Williams
Source : , said the shotgun to the head.

11. “I don't care what you say to me. I care what you share with me.”

Tags : Life Lessons Love Poetry Share
Source : Quote Me Everyday

12. “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on TheeAnd I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.”

Tags : Humor Poetry Religion
Author : Robert Frost

13. “If you're reading this...Congratulations, you're alive.If that's not something to smile about,then I don't know what is.”

Tags : Alive Congratulations Hope Humanity Inspiration Inspirational Inspire Life Poetry Smile Wisdom
Author : Chad Sugg
Source : Monsters Under Your Head

14. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

Tags : Love Poetry
Author : Pablo Neruda
Source : 100 Love Sonnets

15. “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

Tags : Love Poetry
Author : Pablo Neruda
Source : 100 Love Sonnets

16. “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

Tags : Books Literature Philosphy Poetry Reading
Source : Clockwork Angel

17. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”

Tags : Literature Music Poetry
Author : Victor Hugo

18. “The Road Not TakenTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

Tags : Choice Poetry
Author : Robert Frost

19. “We love the things we love for what they are.”

Tags : Love Poetry
Author : Robert Frost

20. “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhereI go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is youhere is the deepest secret nobody knows(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which growshigher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apartI carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”

Tags : Love Poetry
Author : E.E. Cummings

21. “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”

Tags : Philosophy Poetry
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

22. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”

Tags : Love Poetry Song
Author : Plato

23. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Tags : Poetry
Author : Mary Oliver

24. “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

Tags : Night Poetry

25. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

Tags : Art Poetry

26. “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”

Tags : Poetry
Author : E.E. Cummings

27. “Resist much, obey little.”

Tags : Poetry
Author : Walt Whitman
Source : Leaves of Grass

28. “Unbeing dead isn't being alive.”

Tags : Death Life Poetry
Author : E.E. Cummings

29. “Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I've tasted of desire,I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twiceI think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice.”

Tags : Poetry
Author : Robert Frost

30. “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

Tags : Cheese Poetry
Source : Alarms and Discursions

31. “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”

Tags : Poetry
Author : Robert Frost

32. “If you are a dreamer come inIf you are a dreamer a wisher a liarA hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyerIf youre a pretender com sit by my fireFor we have some flax golden tales to spinCome in! Come in!”

Tags : Dreamer Imagination Liar Make Believe Poetry Wisher Wishes

33. “I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps. I hunger for your sleek laugh, your hands the color of a savage harvest, hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails, I want to eat your skin like a whole almond. I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body, the sovereign nose of your arrogant face, I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes, and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight, hunting for you, for your hot heart, Like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.”

Tags : Love Poetry
Author : Pablo Neruda

34. “Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,That we may record our emptiness.”

Tags : Poetry Wisdom
Author : Kahlil Gibran

35. “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.”

Tags : Art Good Life Music Poetry Self Improvement
Source : Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

36. “You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.Meanwhile the world goes on.Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rainare moving across the landscapes,over the prairies and the deep trees,the mountains and the rivers.Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,are heading home again.Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your placein the family of things.”

Tags : Beauty Birds Nature Poetry Shore Woods
Author : Mary Oliver

37. “What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.”

Tags : Poetry
Author : Walt Whitman

38. “Let our scars fall in love.”

Tags : Poetry

39. “Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gateAnd though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when IShall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”

Tags : Books Poetry

40. “She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.”

Tags : Inspirational Poetry
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

41. “As it has been said:Love and a coughcannot be concealed.Even a small cough.Even a small love.”

Tags : Poetry
Author : Anne Sexton

42. “To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.”

Tags : Crying Dejan Stojanovic Dignity Feelings Hide Literature Literature Quotes Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By Secret Thoughts Wisdom

43. “It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Dejan Stojanovic Express Expression Feel Feelings Literature Literature Quotes Love Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By Thoughts Wisdom

44. “Death is the easy part, the hard part is living and knowing you could be so much more then you’re willing to be.”

Tags : Happyquotes Hope Inspirational Inspirationalquotes Inspired Instadaily Instaquote Lovequotes Pinquotes Poems Poetry Quote Quoteoftheday Quotes Relationships Rmdrake Sadquotes Sayings Spokenword Tattoo Typewriter Vsco Writer Writing

45. “A tamed woman will never leave her mark in the world.”

Tags : Happyquotes Hope Inspirational Inspirationalquotes Inspired Instadaily Instaquote Lovequotes Pinquotes Poems Poetry Quote Quoteoftheday Quotes Relationships Rmdrake Sadquotes Sayings Spokenword Tattoo Typewriter Vsco Writer Writing

46. “Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you.”

Tags : Aberjhani Inspirational Quotes Metaphysics Philosophy Poetry Self Esteem Spirituality Stars Truth World Suicide Prevention Day
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

47. “The first year was like icing. Then the cake started to show through …”

Tags : Ashbery Cake Love Poetry Reality Year
Author : John Ashbery

48. “Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”

Tags : Body Boy Boyfriend Cool Culture Desire Emotion Funny Honesty Humor Humour Imagination Individuality Life Love Music Novel Poems Poet Poetry Life Poets Reality Romance Self Sex Truth Wisdom Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

49. “The stars are brilliant at this time of night and I wander these streets like a ritual I don’t dare to break for darling, the times are quite glorious.I left him by the water’s edge,still waving long after the ship was goneand if someone would have screamed my name I wouldn’t have heard for I’ve said goodbye so many times in my short life that farewells are a muscular task and I’ve taught them well. There’s a place by the side of the railway near the lake where I grew up and I used to go there to burry things and start anew. I used to go there to say goodbye. I was young and did not know many people but I had hidden things inside that I never dared to show and in silence I tried to kill them, one way or the other,leaving sin on my body scrubbing tears off with saltand I built my rituals in farewells. Endings I still cling to. So I go to the ocean to say goodbye.He left that morning, the last words still echoing in my headand though he said he’d come back one day I know a broken promise from a right onefor I have used them myself and there is no coming back.Minds like ours are can’t be tamed and the price for freedom is the price we pay.I turned away from the oceanas not to fall for its pleafor it used to seduce and consume meand there was this one nighta few years back and I was not yet accustomed to farewellsand just like now I stood waving long after the ship was gone.But I was younger then and easily fooledand the ocean was deep and dark and blueand I took my shoes off to let the water freeze my bones.I waded until I could no longer walk and it was too cold to swim but still I kept on walking at the bottom of the sea for I could not tell the difference between the ocean and the lack of someone I loved and I had not yet learned how the task of moving on is as necessary as survival.Then days passed by and I spent them with my work and now I’m writing letters I will never dare to send.But there is this one day every year or sowhen the burden gets too heavyand I collect my belongings I no longer needand make my way to the ocean to burn and drown and start anewand it is quite wonderful, setting fire to my chains and flames on written wordsand I stand there, starring deep into the heat until they’re all gone. Nothing left to hold me back.You kissed me that morning as if you’d never done it before and never would again and now I write another letter that I will never dare to send, collecting memories of loss like chains wrapped around my veins,and if you see a fire from the shore tonightit’s my chains going up in flames. The time of moon i quite glorious. We could have been so glorious.”

Tags : Burning Drowning Farewell Forever Freedom Goodbye Growing Up Heartbreak Kiss Letter Letters Lit Quote Litquote Love Moving On Narrative Night Poetry Promises Prose Sad Sadness Stars Streets The Glass Child Water Young

50. “I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.”

Tags : Ambition Direction Expatriate Feminism Imagination Jeune Fille Kiss Life Loving Passionate Payne Poetess Poetry Roman Wanderess Wanderlust Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

51. “As for you girls, you must risk everything for Freedom, and give everything for Passion, loving everything that your hearts and your bodies love. The only thing higher for a girl and more sacred for a young woman than her freedom and her passion should be her desire to make her life into poetry, surrendering everything she has to create a life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in her imagination.”

Tags : Adventuress Beauty Bravery Daring Dreams Exile Female Hero Female Liberation Femininity Freedom Girl Quotes Girls Happiness Hearts Imagination Inspire Kiss Lovely Map Motivation Nice Passion Poetry Risk Surrendering Wanderess Wisdom Woman Woman S Strength Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne

52. “All I want in this life are three...a moonlit beach on the starlit sea,a breath of opium, and thee.”

Tags : Adventuress Allegory Bravery Desires Female Females Femininity Feminism First Love Freedom Girl Girl Power Girls Inspirational Life Kiss Love Poem Map Memory Payne Sacred Secretive Strength The Wanderess Wanderer Womanhood
Author : Roman Payne

53. “Dancing falls into the same category as poetry for a woman – it equals dreaming, which may inspire thoughts about such banned topics as love and desire.”

Tags : Afghanistan Banned Dancing Desire Feminism Love Patriarchy Poetry Women Women S Rights
Source : The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

54. “It takes one a long time to become young. - Picasso”

Tags : Abandonment Abuse Survivors Addiction Baby Boomers Bi Racial Chicago Family Relationships Poetry Politics Technology Women S Rights World War Ii

55. “I notice you have the assault proof vest -So it's my fault I guess.So apparently I didn't say 'no' as loud as my clothes could say 'yes.'You see I didn't know that my ‘no’ wasn't enough -I didn't understand that my body became less precious because certain dresses make me look hot.And I guess if I'm wearing the wrong topthen my ‘yes’ is the same as ‘stop.’And you shouldn't have to, just because I begged you to.I'm begging you -Tell me the magic outfit and I'll buy it.Apparently my ‘no’ wasn't heard,even when I screamed.So I need my clothes to be quiet.”

Tags : Poem Poetry Women S Rights

56. “But how wonderful when the tale is told,And the message that is meant for usOpens like the scents of a mountain flower!”

Tags : African Literature Inspirational Poem Poetry
Author : Mazisi Kunene

57. “The window of her sadness was so vast that it almost opened a path to her soul.”

Tags : African Authors Path Poetry Prose Sadness Soul Vast Window Women
Author : Ondjaki
Source : The Whistler

58. “To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”

Tags : Attention Life Poetry Work
Author : Mary Oliver

59. “In your handsThe dog, the donkey, surely they know They are alive.Who would argue otherwise?But now, after years of consideration, I am getting beyond that.What about the sunflowers? What about The tulips, and the pines?Listen, all you have to do is start and There’ll be no stopping.What about mountains? What about water Slipping over rocks?And speaking of stones, what about The little ones you can Hold in your hands, their heartbeats So secret, so hidden it may take yearsBefore, finally, you hear them?”

Tags : Geology Mystery Nature Poetry Praying
Author : Mary Oliver
Source : Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

60. “My heart is strong, I will not fail, I won't be wronged, I will prevail.”

Tags : Inspirational Lyrics Of The Heart Novellas Poetry Real Life Real Life Struggle Ya Fiction
Source : Lyrics of the Heart

61. “My turn shall also come:I sense the spreading of a wing.”

Tags : Growth Poetry
Source : The Selected Poems

62. “Memory, when it juts, retreats, recovers, shows us how to hold the darkness, how to breathe.”

Tags : Breathe Darkness And Light Memory Poem Poetry Recovery From Grief Resilience
Author : Drew Myron
Source : Thin Skin

63. “Last night your thin walls invited me to the party next door / reminded me I am a quiet person in a quiet life.”

Tags : Meditation Poem Poetry Quiet Quiet Life Quiet Mind Quiet Strength Thoughtful Thoughts On Life Writing Life
Author : Drew Myron
Source : Thin Skin

64. “The aim of science is to make difficult things understandable in a simpler way; the aim of poetry is to state simple things in an incomprehensible way. The two are incompatible.”

Tags : Dirac Poetry Science

65. “their heart grew coldthey let their wings down”

Tags : Beauty Defeat Giving In Giving Up Imagery Poetry
Author : Sappho
Source : If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

66. “Better off dead than giving in; not taking what you want.”

Tags : Better Off Dead Carol Ann Duffy Dead Don T Give In Give In Giving In Poem Poetry Stealing Take What You Want Want
Source : Selling Manhattan

67. “Worry notif you are in darknessand the void sucks you in further.This is not the place we go to die.It’s where we are bornand our stories begin.”

Tags : Begin Born Consciousness Dark Darkness Death Depressed Depression Die Encouragement Encouraging Experience Further Help Hopeful Infinite Inspirational Kamand Live Lives Philosophical Philosophy Place Poem Recover Sad Story Wisdom Worry Worrying

68. “When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.”

Tags : Adventuress Allegory Ambition Courage Direction Drive Expatriate Feminine Femininity First Love Girls Happiness Hiding Kiss Literature Living Map Memory Power Roman Payne Running Secretive Seductive Sensual Strength Travel Wander Wandering Wayfaring Young Love
Author : Roman Payne

69. “Mathematicians still don’t understandthe ball our hands made, or howyour electrocuted grandparents made it possiblefor you to light my cigarettes with your eyes.It isn’t as simple as me climbing into the windowto leave six ounces of orange juiceand a doughnut by the bed, or me becomingthe sand you dug your toes in,on the beach, when you wishedto hide them from the sun and the fixed eyesof strangers, and your breath broke in wavesover my earlobe, splashing through my head, spilling outover the opposite lobe, and my first poemsunder your door in the unshaven light of dawn:Your eyes remind me of a brick wallabout to be hammered by a drunkdriver. I’m that driver. All nightI’ve swallowed you in the bar.Once I kissed the scar, stretching its sealedeyelid along your inner arm, driedraining strands of hair, full of pheromones, discoveredall your idiosyncratic passageways, so I’d knowwhere to run when the cops came.Your body is the country I’ll never return to.The man in charge of what crosses my mindwill lose fingernails, for not turning youaway at the border. But at this momentwhen sweat tingles from me, andblame is as meaningless as shooting up a cow with milk,I realise my kisses filled the halls of your bodywith smoke, and the lies camelike a season. Most drunks don’t die in accidentsthey orchestrate, and I swalloweda hand grenade that never stops exploding.”

Tags : Exile Poetry

70. “O Me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish; Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d; Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me; Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined; The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer.That you are here—that life exists, and identity; That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.”

Tags : Life Meaning Poetry
Author : Walt Whitman
Source : Leaves of Grass

71. “A Man Said to the UniverseA man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!”“However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.”

Tags : Existence Meaning Poetry Purpose Universe
Author : Stephen Crane
Source : War Is Kind and Other Poems

72. “Every angel is terrifying.”

Tags : Angels Elegy Poetry
Source : Duino Elegies

73. “Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels.”

Tags : Angels Beauty Eyes Hope Perspective Poetry Poets Sight Vision

74. “This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper.”

Tags : Apocalypse Despair Poetry
Author : T.S. Eliot

75. “You failed -your fart was not silent, my nose heard it's deafening noise.”

Tags : Amazement Endorsement Fart Humor Inspirational Humorous Humorous Quotations Humour Life Humourous Inner Warmth Intelligence Quote Joke Mediocre People Men Mind Power Mystery Poem Stomach Stupidity Stupidity Quotes Thought Provoking Thoughts Thoughts For The Quiet Hour

76. “When I want to be reminded of stupidity, especially my own, I turn on the TV.”

Tags : Dejan Stojanovic Literature Literature Quotes Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By Stupidity Thoughts Tv Wisdom

77. “The Little Boy and the Old ManSaid the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."Said the old man, "I do that too."The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."I do that too," laughed the little old man.Said the little boy, "I often cry."The old man nodded, "So do I."But worst of all," said the boy, "it seemsGrown-ups don't pay attention to me."And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.I know what you mean," said the little old man.”

Tags : Humor Old Age Poetry Youth

78. “may my heart always be open to littlebirds who are the secrets of livingwhatever they sing is better than to knowand if men should not hear them men are oldmay my mind stroll about hungryand fearless and thirsty and suppleand even if it's sunday may i be wrongfor whenever men are right they are not youngand may myself do nothing usefullyand love yourself so more than trulythere's never been quite such a fool who could failpulling all the sky over him with one smile”

Tags : Poetry Youth
Author : E.E. Cummings
Source : Complete Poems, 1904-1962

79. “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.No time to stand beneath the boughsAnd stare as long as sheep or cows...”

Tags : Leisure Poetry Time
Author : W.H. Davies
Source : The Collected Poems of William H. Davies

80. “What is this life so full of care,We don't have time to stand and stare.”

Tags : Leisure Life Poetry Time W H Davies
Author : W.H. Davies
Source : The Collected Poems of William H. Davies; With a Portrait

81. “April is the cruelest month, breedinglilacs out of the dead land, mixingmemory and desire, stirringdull roots with spring rain.”

Tags : April Cruelty Poetry Seasons Weather
Author : T.S. Eliot
Source : The Waste Land

82. “AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALDear Mr. Schneider,I attended your elementarySchool almost thirty years agoAnd I'm very sure thatYou will rememberMe.My name is Suzy.I'm that hyperactive girlFrom the Egyptian familyWho used to always play deadOn the playground duringRecess.You used to keep meAfter school a lot,And then my father wouldForce me to make the longWalk home in the cold or rain.Sometimes I would arriveAfter dark.I'm writing to tell youThat I was bored as a kid.I was bored by your curriculumAnd the way I was always taught aBunch of uselessJunk.I did not like being locked upIn a prison of scheduled timeLearning about irrelevant material,And watching belittling cartoons andShows approved by academia thatMade me even moreBored.As a kidWho was constantlyGrowing, evolving, andBeing shaped by all around me,I wanted to travel, See other kidsIn the world like me,To understand what was goingOn amongst us and around us,To know what we were here forAnd what was our real purposeFor existence.I have some questionsI would like to ask you, Mr. Schneider,Now that I know that you are noLonger a school principal,But the new superintendentOf the entire schoolDistrict.I want to knowWhy racism todayWas not clearly explained to meEven though we covered eventsThat happened long ago.I want to know why youNever shared with usWhy other countriesNever liked us,Why we are taught to compete,To be divided in teams,And why conformity is associatedWith popularity, whileEccentricity is consideredUndesirable?I want to knowWhy my cafeteria lunchesWere slammed packedWith bottom-tierProcessed junk foodOnly suitableFor pigs?And why is itThat whenever a bullySlammed a kid into a locker forHis lunch money,Nobody explained to usThat egotism, selfishness and greedWere the seeds ofWar?I want to knowWhy we were never taughtTo stick up for each other,To love one another, and thatSegregation sorted by theOccupations of our fathers,The neighborhoods we lived in, our houses,Choices of sport, wealth, clothing,Color of our skinAnd the texture of our hairShould never, everDivide us?And lastly,I want to know whyIs it that whenever I pledgedAllegiance to the flag,I was never told that I wasActually hailing to theChief?You used to say thatI was a troubled child,A misfit, and that I neededObedience training,But you never acknowledged thatI was the fastest runner in the districtAnd that I took the schoolTo State and Nationals to competeIn the Spelling Bee among kidsGrades higher than me.And that it was me,Who won that big trophyThat sat in your office when youUsed to detain me for hoursAnd tell me I was noGood.Mr. Schneider,If we are not taught truths as kids,Then how do you expect us toGrow up to be truthful citizens?If we are only being taught the written way,And it has not shown positive effectsIn societies of yesterday or today,Then how can we progress as aUnited and compassionateNation?What good is it, To memorize the histories Of our forefathers,Without learning what could beGained from their lessons and mistakesTo improve our future Tomorrows?And finally,I want to thank you;For I know you have a tough jobDealing with rebellious children like me.Your job of mass processing and boxingThe young minds of America has not been an easy one,And I congratulate you On your recent promotion.But I sincerely want to thank you,Thank you,And thank you,For always pointing outThat I wasDifferent.”

Tags : Academia Academic America Commonalities Countries Country Democracy Detain Fathers Future Growing Income Strata Lesson Lunch Occupations Pigs Pledge Popularity Segregation Sport United Wealth Young Philosopher
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

83. “ConnubialBecause with alarming accuracy she’d been identifying patterns I was unaware of—this tic, that tendency, like the way I've mastered the language of intimacy in order to conceal how I felt— I knew I was in danger of being terribly understood.”

Tags : Accuracy Alarming Connubial Identifying Intimacy Love Patterns Poem Poetry Undersand
Author : Stephen Dunn

84. “Saturated Arrogance...imprisoned musescried to be freeshe took away their quillsand saiddo not bother me...”

Tags : Arrogant Conceptual Consumed Decree Envy Fairytale Freedom Hate Historical Imprisoned Jealous Jealousy Kingdom Make Believe Malice Muse Poets Prose Queen Quills Relationships Rot Selfish Writers
Author : Muse
Source : Enigmatic Evolution

85. “Saturated Arrogance...she rebuked those about herin darkness did she dwella pathetic historyall mortal man would tell..”

Tags : Arrogance Arrogant Consumed Darkness Envious Envy Fairytale Hate Historical Jealous Jealousy Kingdom Life Make Believe Malice Pide Poem Poetry Poets Prose Queen Quills Relationships Rot Selfish Writers
Author : Muse
Source : Enigmatic Evolution

86. “I am not a Sunday morning inside four wallswith clean bloodand organized drawers.I am the hurricane setting fire to the forestsat night when no one else is aliveor awakehowever you choose to see itand I live in my own flamessometimes burning too bright and too wildto make things lastor handlemyself or anyone elseand so I run.run run runfar and wideuntil my bones ache and lungs splitand it feels good.Hear that people? It feels goodbecause I am the slave and ruler of my own bodyand I wish to do with it exactly as I please”

Tags : Ache Alive Alone Awake Body Bright Fire Flames Forest Free Free Will Independent Lit Quote Litquote Morning Myself Night People Prose Run Solitude Songwriter Sunday Sunday Morning Walls Wild

87. “Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,Such shaping fantasies, that apprehendMore than cool reason ever comprehends.The lunatic, the lover and the poetAre of imagination all compact:One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt:The poet's eye, in fine frenzy rolling,Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;And as imagination bodies forthThe forms of things unknown, the poet's penTurns them to shapes and gives to airy nothingA local habitation and a name.”

Tags : Comprehension Devils Earth Egypt Fantasy Helen Imagination Love Lover Lunatic Madmen Poet Poetry Reason Words
Source : A Midsummer Night's Dream

88. “Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”

Tags : Art Artist Artistic Contemplating Dreams Experience Fantasy Fun Imagination Life Perception Perspective Poetry Reading Reality Solitude Songwriting Thinking Thoughts Universe Vicarious Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

89. “Be there a picnic for the devil,an orgy for the satyr,and a wedding for the bride.”

Tags : Bride Devil Payne Picnic Poem Poetry Roman Roman Payne Satyrs Weddings
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Basement Trains

90. “I may not always be with you But when we're far apartRemember you will be with meRight inside my heart”

Tags : Family Friendship Inspirational Love Poetry Relationships
Author : Marc Wambolt
Source : Poems from the Heart

91. “Some girls are full of heartache and poetry and those are the kind of girls who try to save wolves instead of running away from them.”

Tags : Heartache Love Poetry Save Wolves
Author : Nikita Gill
Source : Your Body is an Ocean: Love and Other Experiments

92. “I want topeel away all the labelsI had once given to othersand place themupon the fabricof my own identity.They have reflected back to me,everything that I refuseto See in myself.”

Tags : Acceptance Divine Trouble Identity Insight Inspirational Labels Literature Love Meraaqi Poem Poems Poetic Poetry Psychology Quote Quotes Reflections On Life Self Love Spiritual
Author : Meraaqi
Source : Divine Trouble

93. “One way poetry connects is across time. . . . Some echo of a writer's physical experience comes into us when we read her poem.”

Tags : Connections Experience Poetry Time
Source : Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry

94. “THIS IS WHYHe will never be given to wonder muchif he was the mouth for some cruel forcethat said it. But if he were(this will comfort her) less than one momentout of millions had he meant it. So many years and so many turnsthey had swerved around the subject.And he will swear for many morethe kitchen and everything in it vanished --the oak table, their guests, the refrigerator doorhe had been surely propped against--all changed to rusted ironwork and ashexcept in the center in her linen caftan:she was not touched.He remembers the silence before he spokeand her nodding a little,as if in the meat of this gray wastehere was the signalfor him to speak what they had long agreed,what somewhere they had prepared together.And this one moment in the desert of ashstretches into forever.They had been having a dinner party.She had been lonely. A friend asked her almost jokingif she had ever felt really crazy,and when she started to unwind her answerin long, lovely sentences like scarves within herhe saw this was the waythey could no longer talk together.And that is when he said it,in front of the guests,because he couldn't bear to hear her.And this is why the guests have leftand she screams as he comes near her. ”

Tags : Connections Crazy Desperation Poetry
Author : Michael Ryan
Source : God Hunger

95. “The most complicated skill is to be simple.”

Tags : Complicated Dejan Stojanovic Literature Literature Quotes Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By Simple Skill Thoughts Wisdom

96. “APPLY WITHINYou once told meYou wanted to findYourself in the world -And I told you toFirst apply within,To discover the worldwithin you.You once told meYou wanted to saveThe world from all its wars -And I told you toFirst save yourselfFrom the world,And all the warsYou put yourselfThrough.APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem”

Tags : Attitude Awareness Balance Believe In Yourself Chaos Discover Inspiration Instill Peace Path Peace Of Mind Poetry Save Self Love State Of Mind Stress Suzy Kassem War Wars World Worry
Author : Suzy Kassem

97. “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.”

Tags : Change Changing Growing Up Growth Journey Leaving Life Life Story Living London Musician Poetry Self Development Self Knowledge Solitude Songwriter Spiritual Growth Sweden The Great Perhaps Travelling

98. “poetrymelts my bones.enters my blood.and changesits composition.”

Tags : Blood Bones Changing Indian Authors Melting Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets
Author : Sanober Khan

99. “I climb the door instead of a treeJust to crawl with myself walking freeWhat if I’m a lizard beneath my skinChanging my colours of the human I’ve been”

Tags : Beneath Changing Climb Climbing Colour Colours Crawl Door Doors Free Human Human Nature Lizard Lizards Poetry Poetry Quote Reptile Skin Skins Tree Underneath Verse Walk Walking
Author : Munia Khan

100. “never trust anyone who says they do not see color. this means to them,you are invisible.”

Tags : Poetry Racism

101. “Lollypop...the passion contained merely kissesplaced upon lips, neck and cheekthese young lovers of the castleof which our fairytale speaks...”

Tags : Boy And Girl Candy Castle Cotton Candy Fairytale First Love Food Foodie Happiness Humor Joy Love Peppermint Playful Poem Poetry Prose Puppy Love Story Sweet Young Love
Author : Muse

102. “Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay.”

Tags : Hard Poetry
Author : Janet Fitch
Source : White Oleander

103. “No one has imagined us. We want to live like trees,sycamores blazing through the sulfuric air,dappled with scars, still exuberantly budding,our animal passion rooted in the city.”

Tags : Lesbian Love Poetry
Author : Adrienne Rich
Source : The Dream of a Common Language

104. “Eros, again now, the loosener of limbs troubles me,Bittersweet, sly, uncontrollable creature….”

Tags : Desire Eros Lesbian Love Poetry Sappho
Author : Sappho

105. “Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!”

Tags : Beat Democracy Gay Poet Poetry Politics

106. “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these.”

Tags : Emotion Escape Personality Poetry
Author : T.S. Eliot

107. “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”

Tags : Poetry Power Of Words
Source : Selected Letters

108. “When Great Trees FallWhen great trees fall,rocks on distant hills shudder,lions hunker downin tall grasses,and even elephantslumber after safety.When great trees fallin forests,small things recoil into silence,their senseseroded beyond fear.When great souls die,the air around us becomeslight, rare, sterile.We breathe, briefly.Our eyes, briefly,see witha hurtful clarity.Our memory, suddenly sharpened,examines,gnaws on kind wordsunsaid,promised walksnever taken.Great souls die andour reality, bound tothem, takes leave of us.Our souls,dependent upon theirnurture,now shrink, wizened.Our minds, formedand informed by theirradiance,fall away.We are not so much maddenedas reduced to the unutterable ignoranceof dark, coldcaves.And when great souls die,after a period peace blooms,slowly and alwaysirregularly. Spaces fillwith a kind ofsoothing electric vibration.Our senses, restored, neverto be the same, whisper to us.They existed. They existed.We can be. Be and bebetter. For they existed.”

Tags : American Writers Death I Shall Not Be Moved Life Maya Angelou Peace Poem Poems Poet Poetry Poets Soul Souls Trees When Great Trees Fall Writers Writing
Author : Maya Angelou

109. “I am stuffing your mouth with yourpromises and watching you vomit them out upon my face.”

Tags : Lies Poetry Promises
Author : Anne Sexton
Source : The Complete Poems

110. “Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art—a euphemism—tamed wilderness.”

Tags : Art Dejan Stojanovic Euphemism Literature Literature Quotes Nature Outcry Poetry Poetry Quotes Polished Quotes Thoughts Truth Unpolished Wilderness Wisdom

111. “I have been used to consider poetry as "the food of love" said Darcy."Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what isstrong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, Iam convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away.”

Tags : Affection Banter Courtship Poetry
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

112. “One hand I extend into myself, the other toward others.”

Tags : Dejan Stojanovic Hand Hands Literature Literature Quotes Myself Others Poems Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Thoughts Wisdom
Source : The Shape

113. “You not only are hunted by others, you unknowingly hunt yourself.”

Tags : Books Dejan Stojanovic Hunted Hunting Literature Literature Quotes Others Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes The Sun Watches The Sun Wisdom Yourself
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

114. “From whichever side I start, I think I am in an old place where others have been before me.”

Tags : Before Books Dejan Stojanovic Literature Literature Quotes Old Place Others Philosophy Place Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes Side The Sun Watches The Sun Wisdom
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

115. “in a worldfull oftemporary thingsyou area perpetual feeling.”

Tags : Feelings Fleeting Forever Forever Love Hopeless Romantic Perpetual Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Soulful Soulmates Temporary Valentine S Day
Author : Sanober Khan

116. “Come away, O human child!To the waters and the wildWith a faery, hand in hand,For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.”

Tags : Children Fairies Fantasy Loss Of Innocence Poetry Sorrow
Author : W.B. Yeats
Source : The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

117. “having nothing to struggleagainstthey have nothing to strugglefor.”

Tags : Battle Bukowski Death Life Love Poem Poetry Strength Strength Through Adversity Stronger Struggle
Source : You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

118. “Astray from a deep sleep chronic as I write by phonics, like insomnia I will always live the onyx night for revealing, and, upon it, still I'll steal the bright light of day right away just to keep building at speeds hypersonic.”

Tags : Action Building Chronic Clever Construction Creativity Discovery Fast Pace Hard Work Hypersonic Life Onyx Phonics Progression Revealing Sleep Sleeplessness Witty Wordsmith
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

119. “I love the silent hour of night,For blissful dreams may then arise,Revealing to my charmed sightWhat may not bless my waking eyes.”

Tags : Dreams Night Poetry
Author : Anne Brontë
Source : Best Poems of the Brontë Sisters

120. “I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.”

Tags : Dreams Flower Garden Love Moments Morning Opium Payne Poetry Posture Quietness Roman Silence Sleep Yoga
Author : Roman Payne

121. “..."vers libre," (free verse) or nine-tenths of it, is not a new metre any more than sleeping in a ditch is a new school of architecture.”

Tags : Archtecture Free Verse Free Verse Poetry Funny Funny But True Poetry
Source : Fancies Versus Fads

122. “Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose......Describe your sorrows and desires, the thoughts that pass through your mind and your belief in some kind of beauty - describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and, when you express yourself, use the Things around you, the images from your dreams, and the objects that you remember. If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is not poverty and no poor, indifferent place. And even if you found yourself in some prison, whose walls let in none of the world’s sounds – wouldn’t you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories? Turn your attentions to it. Try to raise up the sunken feelings of this enormous past; your personality will grow stronger, your solitude will expand and become a place where you can live in the twilight, where the noise of other people passes by, far in the distance. - And if out of this turning-within, out of this immersion in your own world, poems come, then you will not think of asking anyone whether they are good or not. Nor will you try to interest magazines in these works: for you will see them as your dear natural possession, a piece of your life, a voice from it. A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it.”

Tags : Act Of Creation Art Creativity Inspirational Poetry Writing

123. “creativity keeps the world alive, yet, everyday we are asked to be ashamed of honoring it, wanting to live our lives as artists. i’ve carried the shame of being a ‘creative’ since i came to the planet; have been asked to be something different, more, less my whole life. thank spirit, my wisdom is deeper than my shame, and i listened to who i was. i want to say to all the creatives who have been taught to believe who you are is not enough for this world, taught that a life of art will amount to nothing, know that who we are, and what we do is life. when we create, we are creating the world. remember this, and commit.”

Tags : Art Artists Poetry

124. “Calico KittyMy calico kittywas painted and primedshe could prowlthe night away ~without spending a dime...”

Tags : Calico Cat Children S Literature Fantasy Feline Fun Humor Imagination Kitty Lyrical Poem Poetry Prose Money Spending
Author : Muse
Source : Enigmatic Evolution

125. “Let our love chase all clouds awayHold my hand and feel the dayYour footsteps guide my steps all alongBeneath my skin your veins belong.”

Tags : Away Belong Beneath Chase Clouds Day Feel Footstep Footsteps Guide Hand Heart Hold Love Love Quote Love Quotes Lover Lovers Quotes Poem Poetry Poetry Quotes Skin Steps Vein Veins
Author : Munia Khan

126. “How can the confessor teach/ those who are lost and sick at heart,/ when he himself, among the sinners,/ is worst, and most forsaken?/ It is only a game we play/ with other people's sins./ Besides, everyone knows/ that everyone lies confessing.”

Tags : Confessor Poetry Russian Sinners Sins
Source : Stolen Apples

127. “Poor land, poor land, what do you meanto the heart that moves in me?Poor love, poor love, poor wife of mine,why do you weep so bitterly?(from Retribution book 2, I)”

Tags : Poetry Russian Russian Verse

128. “SEPTEMBER 1, 1939I sit in one of the divesOn Fifty-second StreetUncertain and afraidAs the clever hopes expireOf a low dishonest decade:Waves of anger and fearCirculate over the brightAnd darkened lands of the earth,Obsessing our private lives;The unmentionable odour of deathOffends the September night.Accurate scholarship canUnearth the whole offenceFrom Luther until nowThat has driven a culture mad,Find what occurred at Linz,What huge imago madeA psychopathic god:I and the public knowWhat all schoolchildren learn,Those to whom evil is doneDo evil in return.Exiled Thucydides knewAll that a speech can sayAbout Democracy,And what dictators do,The elderly rubbish they talkTo an apathetic grave;Analysed all in his book,The enlightenment driven away,The habit-forming pain,Mismanagement and grief:We must suffer them all again.Into this neutral airWhere blind skyscrapers useTheir full height to proclaimThe strength of Collective Man,Each language pours its vainCompetitive excuse:But who can live for longIn an euphoric dream;Out of the mirror they stare,Imperialism's faceAnd the international wrong.Faces along the barCling to their average day:The lights must never go out,The music must always play,All the conventions conspireTo make this fort assumeThe furniture of home;Lest we should see where we are,Lost in a haunted wood,Children afraid of the nightWho have never been happy or good.The windiest militant trashImportant Persons shoutIs not so crude as our wish:What mad Nijinsky wroteAbout DiaghilevIs true of the normal heart;For the error bred in the boneOf each woman and each manCraves what it cannot have,Not universal loveBut to be loved alone.From the conservative darkInto the ethical lifeThe dense commuters come,Repeating their morning vow;'I will be true to the wife,I'll concentrate more on my work,'And helpless governors wakeTo resume their compulsory game:Who can release them now,Who can reach the dead,Who can speak for the dumb?All I have is a voiceTo undo the folded lie,The romantic lie in the brainOf the sensual man-in-the-streetAnd the lie of AuthorityWhose buildings grope the sky:There is no such thing as the StateAnd no one exists alone;Hunger allows no choiceTo the citizen or the police;We must love one another or die.Defenseless under the nightOur world in stupor lies;Yet, dotted everywhere,Ironic points of lightFlash out wherever the JustExchange their messages:May I, composed like themOf Eros and of dust,Beleaguered by the sameNegation and despair,Show an affirming flame.”

Tags : 9 11 Dictatorship Evil Poetry Tyranny War World War Ii
Author : W.H. Auden
Source : Another Time

129. “Writing is also an art.”

Tags : Poet Poetry Self Published
Author : Marc Mullo
Source : Poetic Potpourri

130. “It's better to swim in the sea belowThan to swing in the air and feed the crow,Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol.”

Tags : Blackbeard Hanging Pirates Poetry

131. “The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

Tags : Environment Nature Poetry
Author : John Keats

132. “I am five, I will never understandwhy we are stranded in our selvesbut in this moment I knowmy own storyis understanding our singlenessthat I am destined to move my body and timeinto the body-timethe storyof Others.”

Tags : Epic Poetry
Source : Hard Country

133. “The townspeople took the prince for deadWhen he never returned with the dragon’s headWhen with her, he stayedShe thought he’d be too afraidBut he loved her too much instead.”

Tags : Dragon Dragons Fantasy Love Lovers Poems Poetry
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : Piety, Dragon Poems

134. “I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops. ”

Tags : Love Poetry Rain Snow

135. “Two forces create eternity – a fairy tale and a dream from the fairy tale.”

Tags : Dejan Stojanovic Dream Dreams Fairy Tale Fairy Tales Literature Literature Quotes Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes Tale The Sun Watches The Sun

136. “You think that you've moved on.That you’re happierand now that you think about it — you're quite glad that it didn’t work outbecause you are freeand happy.You're so happy.And it’s better this way."Here, let me tell you my reasons,"you say. "Let me explain what I mean."After hours of telling your neighbour andthe floristand the girl on the bus, you conclude:"So, you see? I’m happier now.”You tell the brokenhearted your taleand assure themit's for the best,“So you see? It was meant to be.”But my dear, my foolish hurting dear,your ego is the bullet left in the wound.It’s this egothat needs to explain itselfand justify the battle.A true warriorwould be too busyfighting to live.”

Tags : Assure Battle Beloved Broken Heart Dear Desire Explain Explanation Falling In Love Fighting Freedom Happy Husband Let Go Love Quote Marriage Neighbour Soulmate Union Warrior Wedding Wife You And Me

137. “Have you heard the love storyof the blue Cloud and Sea?They were always together as oneuntil separated by the yellow Sun.Cloud drifted into the sky slowly.Sea cried until she became salty. Cloud grew big enough to block Sunbut nothing could be done.Sea became enraged and drowned everyone but still nothing could be done.Cloud’s heart ached and he became grey,watching his beloved from far away.He was too proud and tried to stop his tearsbut they fell and fell for what felt like years.Losing himself drop by drop, he became emptyand was once again reunited with his beloved Sea.”

Tags : Bedtime Story Block Fable Girlfriend Harmony Heart In Love Inspiration Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Lesson Love Quote Partner Poem Poetry Quote Salt Salty Sea Separate Separated Spouse Story Tears Years Yellow

138. “All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;but a hidden star can still be smiling at night's black spell on darkness, beguiling”

Tags : Beguile Beguiling Cannot Cloud Clouds Cloudy Dark Darkness Darkness And Light Hidden Hide Moon Night Night Sky Ocean Oceanic Poem Poetry Poetry Quotes Rhyming Rhyming Verse Shadow Shadows Smile Spell Star Still Sun Tide
Author : Munia Khan

139. “Fly without wings; Dream with open eyes; See in darkness.”

Tags : Darkness Dejan Stojanovic Dreams Flying Literature Literature Quotes Open Eyes Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By See Thoughts Wings Wisdom

140. “John Keats / John Keats / John / Please put your scarf on.”

Tags : Glass More Poetry See
Author : J.D. Salinger
Source : Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction

141. “Do not look too far for you will see nothing.”

Tags : Books Dejan Stojanovic Literature Literature Quotes Nothing Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes See Seeing The Sun Watches The Sun Too Far Wisdom
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

142. “twice I have lived forever in a smile”

Tags : Cummings Love Poetry Smiling
Author : E.E. Cummings

143. “i hope thatwhoever you arewherever you areand no matter howyou are feelingyou will always have somethingto smile about.”

Tags : Feelings Inspirational Keep Strong Life Quotes Poetry Poetry Quotes Positive Positive Thinking Smile Smiling Uplifting Wishes Wishes Quotes
Author : Sanober Khan

144. “If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.”

Tags : Eyes Joy Pain Poetry Share Smile Tears

145. “Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I goTo heal my heart and drown my woeRain may fall, and wind may blowAnd many miles be still to goBut under a tall tree will I lieAnd let the clouds go sailing by”

Tags : Drinking Liquor Poetry Sadness

146. “Never cry because you have mountains of problem in your hands to solve. Always smile because each problems will someday resolve.”

Tags : Cry Poetry Problems

147. “Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.”

Tags : Be Ok Breathing Day Depression Ed Fighting Getting Through The Day Growing Up Heart Hope Lit Lit Quote Lonely Mental Illness Poetry Prose Recovery Sad Songwriter Struggle The Glass Child Water Youth

148. “Don't tell me you're not beautiful. You're the kind of beautiful the blind would see if we could figure out some way to give them three seconds of sight.”

Tags : Canadian Poetry Stop Signs
Author : Shane Koyczan

149. “We are only allowed to livedue to some colossal misunderstanding.”

Tags : Canadian Life Poem Poetry
Author : Jeramy Dodds
Source : Crabwise to the Hounds

150. “Songwriting and poetry are so commonly birthed from underdogs because one can make even the ugliest situations admirable, or more beautiful than the beautiful situations - they are the most graceful media in which the lines of society are distorted.”

Tags : Admiration Beautiful Creativity Different Perspective Expression Graceful Media Music Poetry Respect Skill Society Songwriting Underdog Voice
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

151. “I have drunken deep of joy,And I will taste no other wine tonight.”

Tags : Inspirational Attitude Joy Poetry

152. “Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”But I say unto you, they are inseparable.Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.”

Tags : Joy Poetry Sorrow
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

153. “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”

Tags : Ash Evidence Inspiration Life Poetry Writing
Author : Leonard Cohen

154. “Maanalainen kolahtaa kuin keksilaatikko,murut töyssähtävät, tee höyryääenkä minä Lontoossa mykkänä harpo”

Tags : Cookies Finnish London Poetry
Source : Yksi toista

155. “You only live twice:Once when you are bornAnd once when you look death in the face”

Tags : Death Haiku James Bond Philosophy Poetry
Author : Ian Fleming
Source : You Only Live Twice

156. “The season was waning fastOur nights were growing cold at lastI took her to bed with silk and song,'Lay still, my love, I won’t be long;I must prepare my body for passion.''O, your body you give, but all else you ration.''It is because of these dreams of a sylvan scene:A bleeding nymph to leave me serene...I have dreams of a trembling wench.''You have dreams,' she said, 'that cannot be quenched.''Our passion,' said I, 'should never be feared;As our longing for love can never be cured.Our want is our way and our way is our will,We have the love, my love, that no one can kill.''If night is your love, then in dreams you’ll fulfill...This love, our love, that no one can kill.'Yet want is my way, and my way is my will,Thus I killed my love with a sleeping pill.”

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Author : Roman Payne

157. “Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. ”

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158. “Though much is taken, much abides; and thoughWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

Tags : Age Heroism Poetry Ulysses
Source : Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems

159. “The Question is actually the answer”

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160. “Every time when you think,Think about every first 20 seconds of your best Moments in your life time.”

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161. “Even though we all know something,There is a lot more to it.”

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162. “Enjoy the tiny unexplainable second. You can learn whatever you want.”

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163. “Nothingwould beeasier withoutyou,because youare everything,all of it-sprinkles, quarks, giantdonuts, eggs sunny-side up-youare the ever-expandinguniverseto me.”

Tags : Love Poetry Universe
Source : Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

164. “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”

Tags : Beauty Creation Creator Life Poetry
Source : Letters to a Young Poet

165. “Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some devine despairRise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.”

Tags : Life Memories Poetry Sadness

166. “Stephen kissed me in the spring,Robin in the fall,But Colin only looked at meAnd never kissed at all.Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest,Robin’s lost in play,But the kiss in Colin’s eyesHaunts me night and day.”

Tags : Kiss Love Memories Poetry
Author : Sara Teasdale
Source : The Collected Poems

167. “Time Does Not Bring ReliefTime does not bring relief; you all have lied Who told me time would ease me of my pain! I miss him in the weeping of the rain; I want him at the shrinking of the tide; The old snows melt from every mountain-side, And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane; But last year’s bitter loving must remain Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide. There are a hundred places where I fear To go,—so with his memory they brim. And entering with relief some quiet place Where never fell his foot or shone his face I say, “There is no memory of him here!” And so stand stricken, so remembering him.”

Tags : Heartbreak Memories Poetry Sorrow Yearning
Source : Collected Poems

168. “Live not for Battles Won.Live not for The-End-of-the-Song. Live in the along.”

Tags : Battles Living Poetry
Source : Report from Part One

169. “SWEARIf this time the eggs don't break,freckling the sidewalk with yolk splatter,coating the coffee and the paper towels,dripping all over my white shoes,I will never again swing the groceriesback and forth all the way home from the store,singing and jumping the puddles,until the bag hits my thigh and I hearsomething inside of it crack.”

Tags : Eggs Poetry Swear

170. “From time to timeI once wondered how one wanders from time to timeAnd think up the paradox lineSpeak of Epoch's crimeOh I lied, it hasn't happened yetBut bet you better believe it's such a habit thatI just said that in a past mindset”

Tags : Crime Curiosity Epoch Fantasy Imagination Lies Lyrics Paradox Poetry Pondering Riddles Song Thinking Time Truth Wander Wonder
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

171. “There is an Anglo-Saxon form of riddling that plays with the polarities of words like bright and dark, cold and warm, throwing them against one another and crafting lines of rich, humorous nonsense like this poem that has been around for so many hundreds of years that you just have to sit back and, with nothing else in mind, laugh out loud. ”

Tags : Poem Poetry Riddle Riddles Storytelling
Source : The American Storybag

172. “...the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows...”

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Author : John Geddes
Source : A Familiar Rain

173. “Bad bananas are like push-up bras--a promise of tenderness can deliver tasteless mush, and we're not supposed to complain.”

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Author : Kate Lebo
Source : A Commonplace Book of Pie

174. “You are in a country that comes and goes, where the people have been mistreated but rarely oppose. Borders have changed by rulers from afar, although sometimes closer than neighbourhoods are. Their religion is sacred and the heavens smile down, but the history they keep will lead you to frown...”

Tags : History Poetry Poland
Author : Sean F. Hogan
Source : Painting Angels

175. “The world is a navy in an empty ocean.”

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176. “The Bane...where coxswain's dirtand seaman's shirtsbrushed bawdily upon her chest...”

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Author : Muse
Source : Enigmatic Evolution

177. “It was about how men walk into a forest afraid because they know all the things that can happen. They might wake the noisy birds and cause chaos. But kids come into the trees and see the magic. They climb them and see stars that the men were too afraid to see.”

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178. “My highest aspiration in life is to serve as the Limerick Laureate of Nantucket.”

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Author : Alan C. Baird

179. “Where the mind is without pain Where knowledge is gain; With you, life is not vain Where hate is a burdenFaith in humanity is not entwine The traces of you is meI am you and you are me Where dreams are not metWhere the sun set and yet;we still strive towards perfection;Where the clear stream of democracyhas not lost its way into a struggling nation frozen snow of dead end;The traces of you is found with in young soul that rise up with faith and knowing that positive activism is the way to create a just society.”

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180. “The Scholars"Bald heads forgetful of their sins,Old, learned, respectable bald headsEdit and annotate the linesThat young men, tossing on their beds,Rhymed out in love’s despairTo flatter beauty’s ignorant ear.They’ll cough in the ink to the world’s end;Wear out the carpet with their shoesEarning respect; have no strange friend;If they have sinned nobody knows.Lord, what would they sayShould their Catullus walk that way?”

Tags : Age Annotation Creative Process Criticism Critics Erudition Frustration Inferiority Love Poetry Perfection Poetry Scholars Writing
Author : W.B. Yeats
Source : The Wild Swans at Coole

181. “We will go far away, to nowhere, to conquer, to fertilize until we become tired. Then we will stop and there will be our home.”

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182. “In trying to be perfect, He perfected the art of anonymity, Became imperceptible And arrived nowhere from nowhere.”

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183. “Through everything I have passed but nowhere I have been.”

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Source : The Shape

184. “Mon Dieu, la vie est par trop moche.”

Tags : Poetry The Walk
Author : Aldous Huxley

185. “SEASONS OF LIFESometimes I fallAnd feel myself slowly wilt and die,But then I suddenly spring back on my feetTo go play in the sun outside.I am no different than the weather,The planets or the trees;For there do not always have to be reasonsFor the seasons turning inside of me.The magnetism that swirlsIn the sky, land, and seaAre the exact same currents found twirlingIn the electric ocean within me.I am a moving vessel of energy.And if my emotions do notFlow up, down,Within and around,Then I am not alive.”

Tags : Alive Attitudes Conflict Crying Death Die Emotion Happy Internal Life Poem Life Poetry Living Magnetism Melancholy Moods Moods Of Life Moody Outside Poem Spiritual Spring Stages Of Life Sun Unhappy Water
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

186. “Dreams are our only geography—our native land.”

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187. “I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.”

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Author : W.B. Yeats

188. “God is a cloud from which rain fell.”

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Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

189. “I want to read every book that’s writtenhear every song that was sungI want to gaze at every cloudand hold the zing of each fruit on my tongue.”

Tags : Book Lovers Books Clouds Desires Dreams Life And Living Lovers Passion Passionate Poetry Poetry Quotes Reading Song Writing Zest For Life Zing
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : A touch, a tear, a tempest

190. “As the sky prepares to settle its tired, aching feetinto the night’s velvet slippersI settle, into my armchair, soaking the teabag,of my thoughts, into warm liquidy stars.”

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Author : Sanober Khan
Source : A touch, a tear, a tempest

191. “If passion was a substance I would say it is dark brown, and then blood red. It's like wet grass, tons of it soaked in mud. It's warm and it stinks like shit and it's unaccountably and endlessly good. It's thick and it goes on for miles and it isn't so much deep as bottomless and it holds you in its grip, you never drown. And then it goes. That's all you know.”

Tags : Deep Eileen Myles Emotions Fear Feelings Inferno Mud Passion Poet Poetry Substance Thick
Author : Eileen Myles
Source : Inferno

192. “We were hooked when we woke.We had arms for each other.But I yearned to resumeMy dreams of another.”

Tags : Affair Affairs Betrayal Dreams Nocturnal Poetry Romance Sleeping
Author : Roman Payne

193. “Green was the silence, wet was the light,the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”

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Author : Pablo Neruda
Source : 100 Love Sonnets

194. “If emptiness is endless, then everything rests in emptiness.”

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Source : The Sign and Its Children

195. “In an endless silence even screams sound silent.”

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Source : The Creator

196. “Existence is the end of endless eternity without a beginning or an end.”

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Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

197. “Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.”

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198. “There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and a violin.”

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199. “I paid the taxi driver, got out with my suitcase, surveyed my surroundings, and just as I was turning to ask the driver something or get back into the taxi and return forthwith to Chillán and then to Santiago, it sped off without warning, as if the somewhat ominous solitude of the place had unleashed atavistic fears in the driver's mind. For a moment I too was afraid. I must have been a sorry sight standing there helplessly with my suitcase from the seminary, holding a copy of Farewell's Anthology in one hand. Some birds flew out from behind a clump of trees. They seemed to be screaming the name of that forsaken village, Querquén, but they also seemed to be enquiring who: quién, quién, quién. I said a hasty prayer and headed for a wooden bench, there to recover a composure more in keeping with what I was, or what at the time I considered myself to be. Our Lady, do not abandon your servant, I murmured, while the black birds, about twenty-five centimetres in length, cried quién, quién, quién. Our Lady of Lourdes, do not abandon your poor priest, I murmured, while other birds, about ten centimetres long, brown in colour, or brownish, rather, with white breasts, called out, but not as loudly, quién, quién, quién, Our Lady of Suffering, Our Lady of Insight, Our Lady of Poetry, do not leave your devoted subject at the mercy of the elements, I murmured, while several tiny birds, magenta, black, fuchsia, yellow and blue in colour, wailed quién, quién, quién, at which point a cold wind sprang up suddenly, chilling me to the bone.”

Tags : Alone Birds Creepy Eerie Haunting Imagery Poetry Prayer Prose Sound Words
Source : By Night in Chile

200. “In every sound, the hidden silence sleeps.”

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Source : The Creator