Archive for the Quotations Category

What she says becomes ever more topical and relevant …

Posted in Quotations, Thoughts with tags on November 18, 2015 by James Munro

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Les Murray – a quotation

Posted in Favourite Poets, Quotations with tags , on October 9, 2015 by James Munro

Les Murray quote

A Magical Language

Posted in Esoterica, Favourite Poets, Quotations with tags , on October 7, 2015 by James Munro

“The language of poetic myth anciently current in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe was a magical language bound up with popular religious ceremonies in honour of the Moon-goddess, or Muse, some of them dating from the Old Stone Age. This remains the language of true poetry.” (Robert Graves, The White Goddess)

Robert Graves

A Quotation from W. H. Auden

Posted in Favourite Poets, Quotations with tags , on November 12, 2014 by James Munro

Auden quote

 

Thought-provoking. It implies that there is an alternative universe in which he, I, we, would have written them. But that would necessitate a whole series of alternative universes, in fact a to-all-intents-and-purposes infinite number of alternative universes, all existing in the mind of God …

After that, we need to relax with an Auden poem: next post!

Joyce Kilmer quote:

Posted in Quotations with tags on October 11, 2014 by James Munro

“Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.”

Joyce Kilmer

Very True …

Posted in Favourite Poets, Quotations with tags on September 8, 2014 by James Munro

Dylan Thomas quotation