A Quote and a Question

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“You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.” John Adams

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What poets are your friends?

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9 thoughts on “A Quote and a Question

  1. Debbie says:

    mary oliver, always.
    wendell berry, often. rumi, hafiz…
    i once set myself the goal of memorizing some of my favorite poetry, but never quite managed to meet it…

  2. Lee-Anne says:

    William Butler Yeats… I love his use of the English language; the way he twists and turns a phrase to make it so poignant. I love how he is so firmly planted in his time, a time I find fascinating and have studied extensively in an attempt to understand him more. I do consider him an Old Friend. Interestingly, I have never been terribly interested in his personal life, just his writing.

    I was in Dublin years ago, and walked past the Abbey Theatre. There was a sign welcoming visitors to a Yeats’ Symposium. It was life-changing. Yeats scholars whose work I had devoured did readings that made me hold my breath. Musicians sang his poems set to music. In true Irish fashion, everyone was included. The janitor even did an impromptu recitation of his favourite poem.

  3. grace says:

    Emily Dickinson. So many lovely words. Link to my favorite poem posted on my blog back in March:

    http://4keith.blogspot.com/2009/03/just-poem.html

    Such a loner – spending most of her time in her house; her sister often with her. Most of her works were published after her death. Can you imagine being the relative who cleaned out her room and finding thousands of unread poems? Something like 40 or more bound volumes containing over 1500 poems (if memory serves me – something close to that anyway). Wow.

  4. Lisa says:

    Just getting to know poets thru homeschooling my daughter. We had very little at home or in school growing up. One that I have always loved though is Robert Frost.

  5. Katrien says:

    Frost, Oliver, Jim Harrison, Ted Hughes…
    I wish I could incorporate poetry into my blog, but somehow my reading of poetry feels too private. So much to share, though!

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