Zitat des Tages über Poesie / Poetry:
I work on words, mostly, toward them being poetry or short stories, and then some of those become songs. They all find their place in the world, but they all start off in the same place. I'm always painting and drawing as well, and it's an ongoing creative assignment.
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
Don't call my lyrics poetry. It's an insult to real poets.
I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form.
Sufi poetry is, in a sense, self-help poetry about how to live a decent life, how to deal with your mortality.
Writing poetry is such an intense experience that it helps to start the process in a casual or wayward frame of mind.
You can be intuitive when you've got a more expansive role. You can get into the poetry of telling the story rather than just pushing buttons.
I was always making up rhymes. But I never thought that poetry would become my life.
Some Marines made fun of the fact that I had done plays and studied poetry, but then I won the award for physical training.
Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
Poetry is really a way of sharing feelings and ideas.
I dabbled in writing, wrote really bad poetry in high school. I also took a few writing classes when I was an undergrad at Stanford. I was so intimidated.
For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using language which came out of a particular feeling, and I don't have control over whether this feeling is in me or not.
That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound, and when you understand it, it is only ridiculous.
For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s.
Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me, the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new.
People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
In the writing of poetry we never know anything for sure. We will never know if we have 'trained' or 'practised' enough. We will never be able to say that we have reached grade eight, or that we have left the grades behind and are now embarked on an advanced training.
I have had much to learn from Sweden's poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.
Poetry is what we turn to in the most emotional moments of our life - when a beloved friend dies, when a baby is born or when we fall in love.
I love reading poetry, and yet, at this point, the thought of writing a poem, to me, is tantamount to figuring out a trigonometry question.
I'm not a writer. I think I can write short stories and poetry, but film writing, brilliant film writing, is a talent - you can't just do it like that.
I don't think Auden liked my poetry very much, he's very Anglican.
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.