poetry quotes

“Decide if a poem is a question or a declaration, a meditation or an outcry.”

— Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poetry as Insurgent Art, Share via Whatsapp

“You not only are hunted by others, you unknowingly hunt yourself.”

— Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun, Share via Whatsapp

“There is no competition of sounds between a nightingale and a violin.”

— Dejan Stojanovic, Share via Whatsapp

“ولأنني رغم القبور.. ورغم موت الأرض أرفض أن أموت”

— فاروق جويدة, لأني أحبك, Share via Whatsapp

“For it is up to you and me to take solace in nostalgia s arms and our ability to create the everlasting from fleeting moments.”

— Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest, Share via Whatsapp

“For what is a dream if not love first felt and what is mystery if not life itself”

— Giselle V. Steele, Share via Whatsapp

“There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned”

— Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star, Share via Whatsapp

“tell me of something fiercer than the love with which i gaze upon you of something softer than the tenderness with which i hold you.”

— Sanober Khan, Share via Whatsapp

“Have I had two roads, I would have chosen their third.”

— Mahmoud Darwish, In the Presence of Absence, Share via Whatsapp

“i have laughed more than daffodils and cried more than June.”

— Sanober Khan, Share via Whatsapp

“In fact she herself once blamed me Kyprogeneia because I prayed this word: I want.”

— Sappho, If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, Share via Whatsapp

“In my errant life I roamed To learn the secrets of women and men, Of gods and dreams. I ve known all the countries of our world, I ve lived a thousand lives: Many lives I lived in love, Other lives I squandered. For in my life I never traveled, All I did was wander.”

— Roman Payne, The Wanderess, Share via Whatsapp

“A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.”

— Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun, Share via Whatsapp

“...and so many colors I will have seen... the menacing greys and pine greens the soft pink and purples of spring and summer blue and so many others without you.”

— Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest, Share via Whatsapp

“أنا اللي الدنيا بتجيني .. تقولي أؤمري اتمنّي”

— هديل عبد السلام, شاي بلبن, Share via Whatsapp

“All things want to float.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Share via Whatsapp

“Love, be mystical as the flickering blue flame of night as the fully-awoken moon beneath cobwebs of passing clouds amidst chanting high-tides fuzzy, as my blanket big enough to illuminate a hundred thousand billion galaxies and just small enough to fit into my embrace.”

— Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence, Share via Whatsapp