Real People

“I think social media allows more access to more poems. And I think it allows me the chance to think about the work of poets I love in a more intimate way since I can see them struggling with teaching and writing and raising kids and living in the moments when it happens. Poetry is … More Real People

Belief

“The love poet is not afraid of -isms or phobias. She believes her love, the love she pours into her poems, overpowers. This belief makes her a vulnerable person on this planet where weapons are known to be sharp or explosive.” — Jericho Brown

Beyond the Edge

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Red

“and then the red sun, which had been rising all the while anyway, broke clear of the trees and dropped its wild, clawed light over everything.” —- From “Beside the Waterfall” by Mary Oliver

Pas de deux

“If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us.” —Albert Camus

Hygge

“…to hold twilight or watch it darken, describes the pleasure we take in pausing to observe as day slips into night. To stand at our window, wrapped in the half-dark and watch the day disappear… is a moment of hygge.” ― Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Red Velvet

    “The New York Times credited me with the rediscovery and revival of red velvet cake. I consider this as one of my great life achievements.” —- Robert Harling, Playright Steel Magnolias

Closest

“In a creative journey, it is essential, no matter how far one runs, to examine that which is closest to home.” — Dani Shapiro

Helping Others

“Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not to create pain and suffering for them.” — Dalai Lama

Wild and Tame

“What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home?” -Jeanette Winterson