Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Emily Dickinson Quotes

I love poetry. Absolutly love it. It stirs my soul in a way that I almost don't understand myself. It can make me feel about ten different things at once. This year I want to read and write more poetry...simply because I enjoy it so much.


A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'Tis starving makes it fat.

Beauty is not caused. It is.

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

~Emily Dickinson

8 comments:

Dani said...

I like the last one best!

Elyow'eynay said...

Awesome...not a a pitty post.

Dani said...

this in no way relates to your blog, but what are the exact dates for the April meeting at ya'll's place, and who are you having in?

Queen B said...

My favorite is ..."I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name."

Something Creative said...

"Beauty is not caused. It is."

This one, I like. Probably because of the imagery of permanence and endurance that it evokes.

KJM

Something Creative said...

"Beauty is not caused. It is."

This one, I like. Probably because of the imagery of permanence and endurance that it evokes.

KJM

Keetha said...

And I'm impressed with ALL your quotes.

Eugene said...

"Beauty is not caused. It is." Um, whoa! That is extremely profound. By the way...I like poetry, too.