Being There Poems


During the Gulf War, I remember two little third grade girls saying to me - after I read them some poems by writers in Iraq - 'You know, we never thought about there being children in Iraq before.' And I thought, 'Well those poems did their job, because now they'll think about everything a little bit differently.' Naomi Shihab Nye

I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand. David Antin

One thing about being a children's poet or a versifier, is that there is a large market for your wares. These things really made the rounds. I would meet people and they'd quote my poems to me. It's great. Mary Ann Hoberman

I was fortunate enough to get a job at my alma mater, which brought me back to Indiana after being gone for twenty years. There is no way I would have written these poems had I not come back. They are 100% the product of the circumstances that led me home. Adrian Matejka

Your poems will happen when no one is there. May Sarton

There are either poems about sex/love or God. Robert Hass

I think that the moment we're living in offers the best opportunity we've had in a long time in that a lot of things having to do with identity politics are being talked about in poems. The only problem there is that a lot of the time these are being talked about in confessional modes. Shane McCrae

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I don't think all poems need to be written in conversational language - those are often great poems but there should also be poems of incoherent bewilderment and muddled mystery. Matthea Harvey

There are many poets that use as my models. In my first book of poems, I had several for the "Sleepwalkers," I had several poems that were apprentice poems like this in which I take a walk with a poet who is no longer alive. Edward Hirsch

In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures. Peter Porter

You can't see Canada across lake Erie, but you know it's there. It's the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland. Paul Fleischman

I started out writing poems before I figured to put melodies to them and play the guitar. Somewhere, there's a book out there on all those early songs and poems. I hope no one ever finds it. I don't think it's my finest work. Willie Nelson

I can understand your wanting to write poems, but I don't quite know what you mean by being a poet. T S Eliot

There are definitely connections between poems, but I wanted each to stand on its own. I guess it goes back to the idea of trying to zoom in and out, and to modulate, so there are different ways of looking at any experience for the reader. Even having short poems and long poems - there has to be some kind of variation in the experience of reading as a whole. Kevin Powers

Thank you Dad... for listening and caring, for giving and sharing, but, especially, for just being you! Happy Birthday to you John Walter Bratton

I am not a nature poet. There is almost always a person in my poems. Robert Frost

There are poems inside of you that paper ca' handle. YZ

There is a time for reciting poems and a time for fists. Roberto Bolano

I don't know if you or I exist, but somewhere there are poems about us. Linh Dinh



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