هنا، ألوذ في هدأة هذا الليل براحةٍ من قيظ النّهار. هنا، أحوك في الفكر خواطر، وأولّد على الشّفة بنات. هنا، ابتسامات حنين ترجّع صدى طفولةٍ نائية، وقصص حبّ طواها الزّمن. هنا، حلمٌ بغدٍ أجمل
About Poetry and poets...
I watched "Closer" today. Weird movie. Complicated feelings. I'm not sure many people will like this kind of movie. I wouldn't normally do. Actually, I wasn't expecting it. However, considering all these factors, I would say it's not bad at all. One other thing, I don't know yet what the song in the movie is called, nor who sang it, but I liked it very, very much!
On another level, I am still in the mood for poetry these days; hence the following :-)

I have nothing to say,
I am saying it,
That is poetry
(John Cage)

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
(John F. Kennedy)

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance (Anonymous)

The writing or reading of a good poem is anything but tranquil; it can take you by the throat and change your life utterly. (Gary Geddes)

Everywhere I go, a poet has been before me. (Sigmund Freud)

Yes, there is a Nirvana; it is in leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
(Khalil Gibran)

A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music… and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul." (Soren Kierkegaard)

A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman (Wallace Stevens)

Spring has returned.
The earth is like a child that knows poems. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

You say my poems are poetry?
They are not.
Yet if you understand they are not—
Then you see the poetry of them. (Ryokan)

Poetry is the place where language in its silence is most beautifully articulated. Poetry is the language of silence. (John O'Donohue)

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. (Plato)

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. (Paul Valery)

When a man does not write his poetry, it escapes by other vents through him. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life. (J. Krishmamurti)

He who draws noble delights from the sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life. (George Sand)

A vein of poetry exists in the hearts of all men. (William Whewell)

In Science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in Poetry, it's the exact opposite. (Paul Dirac)
  • At ٣٠/١/٠٥ ٣:٢٠ ص, Blogger BLUESMAN said…

    شكرا لأنك تقتسمين معنا الاشياء الجميلة التي تكتشفينها هذا علامة علي أن لك قلبا كبيرا
    لو كان علي أن أختار قولة واحدة سأختار ما قاله بول فاليري
    شكرا مرة أخرى

  • At ٣٠/١/٠٥ ٤:٢٥ م, Blogger Eve said…

    ولو ريحان، أنت من قال إنه ما من شكر بيننا :-) صراحة، أنا لا أعرف ما أختار، ولكنّني سأنتقي أيّ واحدة بسرعة، وإلا وقعت في حيرةٍ كبيرة: مقولة غاري غيدس

  • At ١/٢/٠٥ ١٢:٢٣ ص, Blogger Ramzi said…

    ...and I would most remember Freud's

    Beautiful bouqet Eve, simply beautiful.

  • At ٣/٢/٠٥ ٧:١٣ م, Anonymous غير معرف said…

    The song in Closer is called 'The Blower's Daughter' and is sung by Damien Rice. It appears in the opening and closing credits. I loved it too.

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