“It is only when we are aware of the earth and of the earth as poetry that we truly live.”–Henry Beston
“Never keep a poem waiting; it might be a really good one, and if you don’t get it down, it’s lost.”–Ruth Stone
Lady Reading Poetry (1906) by Ishibashi Kazunori
- Joanne Kyger (1934-2017) (THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT)
Thomas Lux, 1946-2017 [THE PARIS REVIEW]
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”-Emily Dickinson
Your poetry certainly passes this test, dearest Emily! Happy birthday.
Cover of Goblin Market and other poems by Christina Rossetti, 1862. The artwork is by her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.