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Seamus Heaney (1)

“…places daunting pressures and responsibilities on anyone who would risk the name of poet.

Seamus Heaney

Poet

Rilke [on true artists]

Only the truly great are artists in that strict but exclusively true sense that art has become a way of life for them–all others, all of us for whom art is still only something we do, encounter each other on the same long path and greet one another in the same silent hope while longing for the same remote mastery.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Poet

What is so terrible about art is that the further one advances in it, the more tightly one is committed to an extreme and nearly impossible objective.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Poet

THERE SHOULD BE PLACES

There should be places beyond the brevity of our beliefs
places beyond our coached sights, beyond our grasp and plastic illusions
There should be places where men bear babies instead of axes… 178 more words

YOU IN WHOSE DEFINITION I'M LOST

You who defiled the innocence of my laughter
And summoned love by its surname
Your absence slowly like time suffocates me
in arid air of loneliness… 72 more words

I SHALL CONQUER

Though drowned in the dangerous ocean of life
Where creative dreams are abolished on the altar of greed
And stings of ignorance supersede the gains of wisdom… 115 more words

LET THEM SING THEIR FANCIED SONGS

And when they chorus their lips in a common cause –
To speak ill of what they perceive and not know – let them.
Let them raise sour forts of pseudo-imagery of your good… 66 more words