Dreaming

“Death is a sleep that ends our dreaming. Oh, that we may be allowed to wake before death wakes us.”

~ Petrarch, Poet, 1304 – 1374

Bleak Midwinter

“In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, Snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.”

~ Christina Rossetti, Poet 1830-1894

Poem: Walt Whitman, Miracles

“As for me, I know nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under the trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love,
Or sleep in bed at night with any one I love,
Or watch honey bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon…
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown,
Or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring…
What stranger miracles are there?”
– Walt Whitman

Poetry Quote

“Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them.”
– Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Nature ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The charming landscape which I saw this morning is indubitably made up of some 20 or 30 farms. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. But none of them owns the landscape. There is a property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all the parts, that is, the poet.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jack Kerouac

I came to a point where
I needed solitude and
just stop the machine
of thinking and enjoying
what they call living,
I just wanted to lie in
the grass and look at
the clouds.

Jack Kerouac

Chinua Achebe Quote

“The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”

-Chinua Achebe
Born: November 16, 1930
Nigerian poet, novelist, professor and critic

Change

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t
change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

– Maya Angelou

Silence

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

–Robert Frost

Someone

What if someone gave a war & Nobody came?
Life would ring bells of Ecstacy and
Forever be Itself again.

Allen Ginsberg

June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1887

Poet, Writer

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Danger

A world is in danger, this planet is in great danger!

Sun Ra
May 22, 1914-May 30, 1993
Composer, Musician, Philosopher, Pianist and Poet

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Quote

A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids
like the plague the plague it promised to heal.

Daniel Berrigan
Born: May 9, 1921
Activist, Poet, Priest

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Quote

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape
of things, a poet in words, a musician in sounds.

— Henry Moore

Brainy Quote