In honor of National Poetry Month, I thought I'd share some of my favorite poets' best lines (in my humble opinion)...
Fondly I ponder You all:without you I couldn't have managedeven my weakest of lines.
- from "A Thanksgiving"
yours is the light by which my spirit's born:yours is the darkness of my soul's return-you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars
There is so much silence between the words,
you say. You say, The sensed absence
of God and the sensed presence
amount to much the same thing,
only in reverse.
You say, I have too much white clothing.
You start to hum.
Several hundred years ago
this could have been mysticism
or heresy. It isn't now.
Outside there are sirens.
Someone's been run over.
The century grinds on.
-from "In the secular night"
paintyou suddenly wonder why in the world anyone ever did themI lookat you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits inthe world...
-from "Having a Coke with you"
Who are your favorite poets?