“Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.” — Allen Ginsberg,

Words are hefty and powerful weapons. Words have magical properties that create or destroy. Poetry is a “made thing.” How and why do poems make us feel happier, sadder or more alive? We can remember someone, something, stop, slow down or say goodbye. Sometimes poems give us what we need.

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“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”

By Robert Graves
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“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.”

— William Wordsworth
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