Vol 1 Favorite Lines From Poets Here And Elsewhere 82

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 When the mind is open and awake   then do the gods partake
to fill the spaces in between the dreamer and his dream  -Sarah Pere-


Forgiveness is a game only saints play. -Kabir-


"Love is nature's way of giving a reason to be living"  Han Suyin

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.   Emily Dickinson


"I love little children but I don't cut off their heads and stick them in vases"

George Bernard Shaw on plucking flowers

"Did you ever lose your heart and then find your soul?"  Daryl Eliot


I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.  The woman known as George Sand


 "Only in my dreams I am free"  Ron Parrish

"The accused are tried in courts they never enter."  Patricia Joan Jones

A man's heart saddened is a poet's heart gladdened     Michael Wilson of Washington DC

When you do something from your heart, you leave a heartprint   Alice Walker

"Life's an efile spelt backwards ..splice a scene you don't want and see it on the floor..
walk on it and walk out the door  Buddiee

Earth's crammed with heaven...But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.  Elizabeth Barrett Browning,

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.   Rabindranath Tagore

“That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less      Arundhati Roy,


"Love is more powerful than lover for love is not bound by form"  Baba Hari Das

"To a former foe... Now I see you as a pure rushing fountain adorned only by your own sweet splashes"    Jan Freundschuh  (wemni on postpoems)

"Forgive them... you don't know how they are tied to the traintracks of their karma."   S A Grafio

Poetry is language at its most distilled.     Rita Dove

"When one eats cow's tongue, who is tasting whom?"   Mark Braunstein

Unless we change our food choices, nothing else matters. Because it is meat that is destroying most of our forests. It is meat that pollutes the waters. It is meat that is creating disease which leads to all our money being diverted to hospitals.  Maneka Gandhi

"Anyone can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count the apples ih a seed." Robert Schuller

Every word we utter or write is either a blessing or a curse     Unknown

Thinking negatively is akin to focusing a mirror on the void instead of on the light.  -Sathya Sai Baba- paraphrased

"Kashmir is mont crowned, lake garlanded and flower shod."  Paramahansa Yogananda

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. -Jesus

The branch need not ask support from the vine. (paraphrased) -God Calling

People may forget what you said .. but people will never forget how you made them feel.  Maya Angelou

The entire world shall be populous with that action which saves one soul from despair   Omar Khayyam

Even as a river demands its own course   -blacktealeaves-

Secretary change: The typewriter sound of a chicken pecking for corn was exchanged for the submachine gun on the keypad.  -DPB-

I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one. Edna St Vincent Millay

"Darkness is the absence of light. Absences do not exist. Darkness does not exist." Rajneesh

 'St Francis said to the almond tree, 'Sister, speak to me of God.' And the almond tree blossomed.'  

Nikos Kazantzakis

"Description (not preaching) bypasses the opposition of the reader."  Meher Baba paraphrased

I know why the caged bird sings     Paul Lawrence Dunbar

I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little inkdrops, And posting it.  Amy Lowell

He that slayeth an ox is as he that slayeth a man     Isaiah 66:3

"The avatar was conceived in his mother's womb as purely as the rays of the setting sun in the west are transmitted to the rising moon in the East"  Srila Prabhupad paraphrased

"Rising from the ocean, monsoon clouds travel toward the snowy peaks of the Himalayas.... hug them and return roaring to the plains, laden with pure snowy waters."   Swami Rama

Dandelions... they must be God's favorite flower for he plants them everywhere   James M Grubb

Lady conductor... she raised her baton and Beethoven answered.  John C Lehman Jr

My master's visualizations were so powerful their condensation into matter was mere signature 

    Kriyananda speaking of Yogananda

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”  Mary Shelley

Do not go into the mirror house. Only the simple light of truth will get you through. -Donald W Wilson

"I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed

and that necessary."  Margaret Atwood

He is a heavy eater of beef. Methinks it doth harm to his wit    William Shakespeare

(Milkweed seed) What power had I before I learned to yield. Shatter me Great Wind. I shall possess the field. Richard Wilbur  1st stanza of Two Voices In A Meadow

And still after all this time, the sun has never said to the earth 'you owe me'. Look what happens with love like that.  Rumi


There's a big, restless, fly in my room this morning. Its wings a-buzz. There was a time I would have killed it on the spot, but, now that I am older, I don't see the point in doing so. Its death won't make my coffee taste better,

 and, if anything, will make my luck worse.   Dan Tompsett


The beasts that talk

The streams that stand

The stones that walk

The singing sands

     -Josephine Tey-





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What is life? It is the

What is life?

It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.

It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” – -Crowfoot, Isapo-Muxika was a chief of the Siksika First Nation. 1830-1890


When rain whispers it is snow.   -Julie O'Callaghan


After killing a spider,

how lonely I feel

in the cold of night!

    -Masaoko Shiki



In a Station of the Metro

The apparition of these faces in the crowd:
Petals on a wet, black bough.
      -Ezra Pound-





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 We have to believe in


We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice.  -Nobel prize winner

   Isaac B Singer who criticized Nabokov for killing beautiful butterflies

   and impaling them


God is available through endless electric outlets. Each person has immediate access to a plug

    Sathya Sai Baba


Connie Salamone: I dance among the raindrops hoping not

   to get wet




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"'They buried us, but they

"'They buried us, but they didn't know we were seeds. '" Dinos Christianopoulos


Al Franken:  Perry Mason always announces the murderer around

5 minutes to the hour (paraphrased)


6 year old N Earley watching her grandfather bait a hook:  "Grandpa

were the worms bad?"


When God sings with his creations, will a turtle not be part of his choir?  -unknown-


All the sweetest apples have been windfalls.  -Lolette Kuby


“There was a mouse for want of stairs Ran up a rope to say his prayers.” Isaac Watts


If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth. —Julian Assange




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“I went to jail for 11 days


The state cannot give life but demands the right to take it.  -Frederick C Davis (author) or Harry O Hoyt (screenplay)-

“I went to jail for 11 days for disturbing the peace; I was trying to disturb the war.”  -Joan Baez-


Lady Conductor: She raised her baton.. and Beethoven answered.

-John C Lehman Jr


The judge murders within the law   -Agatha Christie-

Hitherto I had stuck to my resolution of not eating animal food, and on this occasion I considered, with my master Tryon, the taking every fish as a kind of unprovoked murder, since none of them had or ever could do us any injury that might justify the slaughter   -Benjamin Franklin in his autobiography-

The beach at Sanibel...an Arlington cemetery of shells  -Janet B.O.-

Chills are sometimes called goose bumps because each time a feather was yanked out of a goose a bump was left. -JECJ-

Another storm has clothed me in the silk of purity   -Patricia Joan Jones-




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