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Last Login: 06/16/2019
"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance." -Carl Sandburg
"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn" - Thomas Gray
"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language." - W. H. Auden
"Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought." - E.Y. Harbug
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things." - T.S. Eliot
"A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away." - Ivan Turgenev
"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." - Emily Dickinson
"Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express." - T.S. Eliot
"Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you make sense of one small area." - Nadine Gordimer
"And remember, no matter where you go, there you are." - Confucius
Amanda is a member of the following groups: College Poet Community, Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, The Bell Jar, The New Beat Movement, The Rainbow Connection, The Tadpole Society, and Words at Play.
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