"Oranges long ago were square, and some of them had purple hair…"
Fruits & Veggies I Have Known
"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
– Leonard Cohen
"Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history." – Leonardo da Vinci
"Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone." – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"My role in society, or any artist or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
– John Lennon
"To be a poet is a condition, not a profession." – Robert Frost
“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.”
– Harper Lee
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
– Mark Twain
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Writing and Poetry by Tom Greening