The state of the world calls out for poetry to save it. If you would be a poet, create works capable of answering the challenge of apocalyptic times, even if this meaning sounds apocalyptic." ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

If I smashed the traditions it was because I knew no traditions. I'm the girl with the unquenchable thirst.

 ~ Anne Waldman

"The poet, therefore, is truly the thief of fire. He is responsible for humanity, for animals even; he will have to make sure his visions can be smelled, fondled, listened to; if what he brings back from beyond has form, he gives it form; if it has none, he gives it none. A language must be found…of the soul, for the soul and will include everything: perfumes, sounds colors, thought grappling with thought"
~ Arthur Rimbaud

I took my vow to poetry; this is where I’m going to be. These are my people; this is my tribe. This is where I’m going to put my energy.  ~ Anne Waldman

...now morning I face my lone shadow, I can't study with both eyes full of tears. ~ Jack Kerouac