I write poetry in order to live more fully.
For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job.
Poetry uses the hub of a torque converter for a jello mold.
He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech.
I don’t know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion.
For me, poetry is always a search for order.
All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.
Some say they see poetry in my paintings I see only science.
Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.