Usually on Saturday I have a “Saturday’s Poem” to share. But today, as we end July and start the trek toward summer’s end, I thought just a few quotes about poetry would be in order – all by poets who were born in the month of July. Poetry enriches and enhances all of our lives, and for writers it is a terrific way to both express yourself and to capture the essence of a subject, or the world around you. Enjoy!
“I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.” – John Ashbery
“The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.” – Margaret Walker
“Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.” – Adrienne Rich
May your remaining summer days be filled with poetic images that will enhance your writing world and lead to countless “writer’s moments.”
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