Monday, August 21, 2017

A Poetry Day, In Pictures

What a day made for poetry! An historic solar eclipse first of all--itself an amazing phenomenon. Though only a partial in our neck of the woods, we still felt its impact. But prior to that was a morning walk in which roadside flowers put on their own stylish display, albeit less dramatic. It's as if I'd been invited to one of Nature's poetry readings, filled with resonance, heart-lifts, smiles...

Although I have no personal snapshots of the eclipse, here are samples from my 'poetry' walk among the flowers (with quotes): 

"The poet doesn't invent. He listens." 
--Jean Cocteau, French writer (1889-1963)

"The poetry of earth is never dead." 
--John Keats, English poet (1795-1821)

"Poetry is the language of surprises." 
--Steven Taylor Goldsberry, The Writer's Book of Wisdom

"It is the job of poetry to clean up our world-clogged reality by creating silences around things." 
--Steven Mallarme, French poet (1842-1898)

"Poetry is not always words." 
--Terri Guillemets, quotations collector and founder of The Quote Garden

"Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom." 
--Robert Frost, American poet (1874-1963)

Poetry: a moment, a tug, an echo, an awakening. An experience, a discovery, a dance, a flight. A glimpse, a hint, a mystery, hope. 

poetry speaks in
heartprints but like fingerprints
no two are alike
                                    --Kenda Turner

Have any poetic moments spoken to you lately?


  1. Your photos are lovely! And, yes, poetic.

    I've been out of town for a wedding. The event itself had plenty of beautiful moments. But some of the most inspiring came from a visit we made along the way to the Flight 93 Memorial. Seeing it, reading about it, filled me with awe.

    I have no words to describe it.

  2. Peggy, sounds like you had a special trip. And I'm sure the visit to the memorial was quite impactful. I can't imagine the emotions that must come from being there. Such heroism displayed that day... I think we're also seeing lots of heroism in Houston, too, after all this historic flooding. Our hearts go out to the people there, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing about your travels :-)