quotes tagged with 'poetry'

History should not just be perceived as just politics and the military. it involves the whole realm of human expression and human experience. And to leave out music, art, literature, architecture, dance, poetry, drama is to leave out not just color and flavor and sound, but a lot of the soul of a culture. Many civilizations are known only for their art.

That's all as much a part of the American reality and the American story as our expected protagonists of history. In this one performance we have musicians, dancers, people speaking great literature, singing, architecture, all working at once. And we should never ever take it for granted.

Author: David McCullough, Source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350886/Tabernacle-Choir-...Saved by mlsscaress in history soul art literature poetry culture music reality expression architecture dance tabernaclechoir 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Poets ask only to get their heads into the heavens. 

It is scientists who seek to get the heavens into their heads

It is their heads that split.

Author: G. K. Chesterton, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in wisdom knowledge science poetry philosophy paradox 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.

Author: Simonides (556 BC - 468 BC), Source: NASaved by uuaa in art poetry speech 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This Is Just to Say
by William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
Author: William Carlos Williams, Source: unknownSaved by Brookewheat in poetry 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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