• Light as feathers, as fleeting as Zephyr, one moment they breathed pink, the next they faded. Cherry blossoms were as much an inspiration for beautiful verse as they were a reminder of life's fickleness, she thought.
    Light as feathers, as fleeting as Zephyr, one moment they breathed pink, the next they faded. Cherry blossoms were as much an inspiration for beautiful verse as they were a reminder of life's fickleness, she thought.
    ~ Alice Poon
  • Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
    Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
    ~ Leonard Cohen
  • After a full belly, all is poetry.
    After a full belly, all is poetry.
    ~ Frank McCourt
  • I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
    I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
    ~ Sarah Williams
  • Of all flowers, Methinks a rose is best.
    Of all flowers, Methinks a rose is best.
    ~ William Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen
  • If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.
    If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.
    ~ Nayyirah Waheed
  • Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
    Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
    ~ Theodore Roethke
  • Much of poetry is an anguished waiting.
    Much of poetry is an anguished waiting.
    ~ Theodore Roethke
  • What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?
    What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?
    ~ Theodore Roethke
  • There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know.
    There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know.
    ~ William Cowper