“From the complications of loving youI think there is no end or return.— from Mary Oliver’s A Pretty Song in ThirstFor now, I can only recall this!
"anyone lived in a pretty how town (with up so floating many bells down)"- e.e. cummingsanyone lived in a pretty how town
Erin, I love e.e. cummings. He's one of the poets I first read when I was new to poetry and still remains one of my favorites.Gautani, I don't know that Mary Oliver poem. I'm going to look it up now. Thanks!
Honestly, the line of a poem I quote the most, no kidding:"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."-Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
i never thought about this specific question before, but the first thing that came into my head after i read it was these lines:"come celebratewith me that everydaysomething has tried to kill meand has failed."-- lucille clifton's ["won't you celebrate with me"]i can never stick with a single favorite on anything that matters, but it says a lot that this was my instinctive first choice!
"I married the way moths marryI married hard"Olena Kalytiak Davis - "In Defense of Marriage"
Kristi, nothing wrong with Frost! Evie, I don't think "favorite" is the right word, because there are so many. But I do love Ms. Lucille's "Come Celebrate with Me".Catherine, I don't know that poet--I'll have to look her up.This is a great question to pose because there are so many international writers I don't know.
"I lose sleep doing instead of being"oh this is me. all of the time.
oh darn thats what I get for trying to read two blogs at once haha. I'm sorry. wrong response for the wrong blog. my favorite quote:""I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.) "slyvia plath
To continue in the Sylvia Plath vein:"Out of the ashI rise with my red hairAnd I eat men like air."-- "Lady Lazarus"
Jessica and Betty, those are great lines. Sylvia Plath is classic.Another of my favorite lines: "I move to keep things whole." It's from Mark Strand's "Keeping Things Whole." That's how I feel most days.
"and I am awaiting perpetually and forevera renaissance of wonder"Lawrence Ferlinghetti, I am Waiting.Followed closely by:"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood"
"Time held me green and dying,though I sang in my chains like the sea!"--Dylan Thomas
"I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the. flow of human blood in human veins"The Negro Speaks by Langston Hughes
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