Quote for the Day:

>> 3.01.2010

To live in this world, you must be able to do three things:  to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.  ~Mary Oliver


"Considering the ways in which so many of us waste our time, what would be wrong with a world in which everybody were writing poems? After all, there’s a significant service to humanity in spending time doing no harm. While you’re writing your poem, there’s one less scoundrel in the world. And I’d like a world, wouldn’t you, in which people actually took time to think about what they were saying? It would be, I’m certain, a more peaceful, more reasonable place. I don’t think there could ever be too many poets. By writing poetry, even those poems that fail and fail miserably, we honor and affirm life. We say ‘We loved the earth but could not stay." ~ Ted Kooser, The Poetry Home Repair Manual

3 comments:

Susan Deborah 3/2/10, 10:56 AM  

Both the quotes are lovely. the second quote somehow reminds me of Plato. He wanted all poets banished from his Republic :)

Joy always,
Susan

June_Butterfly 3/3/10, 7:38 AM  

Letting go...Noblest thing ,yet hardest to do.

And i agree,there will never be enough poets.As there will always be endless streams of words,there will always be endless streams of poets.

lakeviewer 3/3/10, 1:36 PM  

Never thought about that, actually. But, it makes perfect sense. Poetry is a form of meditation, thoughtful rumination, as well as an artistic expression.

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