Posts Tagged ‘poet’

Quote of the day, May 11

May 12, 2017

Rainier Marie Rilke, from “Letters to a Young Poet”

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2016

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)

“He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 28

January 28, 2014

Louis Untermeyer, on poetry (1950)

“To reveal man in relation to the universe the poet must show himself not only concerned with the immensities but with the trivialities of daily life, with a sense of the past continually interupting the present.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 23

February 22, 2012

Wilfred Owen, on the poet’s charge

“All a poet can do today is warn. (more…)