(In honor of Poetry Thursday with no rules or prompts, I offer this meme from here which says:
"Give us at least 10 quotations pertaining to poetry—from 10 different writers and/or poets—that best coincide with your philosophy, vis-à-vis ars poetica. They can be posthumous or otherwise. The order is not important—unless it is to you."
1. "We live on the leash of our senses." --Diane Ackerman--
2. "There is nothing you can see that is not a flower, nothing you can think that is not the moon." --Basho--
3. "The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does." --Allen Ginsberg--
4. "Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." --Sylvia Plath--
5. "Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry." --Muriel Rukeyser--
6. "I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering." --Robert Frost--
7. "If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry." --Emily Dickinson--
8. "Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful." --Rita Dove--
9. "Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air." --Carl Sandburg--
10. "Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go." --Natalie Goldberg--
If the meme doesn't technically fulfill my obligations to share a poem today, go here--where I have one published right now called "Gravity". (and for my regular readers, sorry for the shameless self-promotion but I'm almost certain that's one of the definitions of "blog" in the dictionary, go ahead and look it up if you don't believe me) Happy Thursday!