Most days I’ll be sharing some of the quotes that have inspired me, made me smile or just made me think.
Classic Quotes #71
To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,
To raise the genius, and to mend the heart
~ Alexander Pope
The poet must always, in every instance, have the vibrant word… that by it’s trenchancy can so wound my soul that it whimpers….
~ Knut Hamsun
We must unlearn the constellations to see the stars.
~ Jack Gilbert, The Great Fires
A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit,
As old medallions to the thumb,
Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
Of casement ledges where the moss has grown
~ Archibald MacLeish, Collected Poems, 1917-1982
What’s inspired you this week?