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The Poem.

Posted Mar 23 2011 7:29pm

“After years of looking, I can only say that searching for small things worn by the deep is the art of poetry.  But listening to what they say is the poem…. Poetry is the unexpected utterance of the soul.  It is where the soul touches the everyday.  It is less about words and more about awakening the sense of aliveness we carry within us from birth.  To walk quietly until the miracle in everything speaks is poetry, whether we write it down or not.  I confess I started out wanting to write great poems, only to be worn by life to wanting to discover true poems, and now in the second half of life, I feel humbled and excited to want to be the poem.”

- Mark Nepo

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