Poetry Quotes

“People ignorant of their purpose are like ships adrift in a hostile sea.” Malidoma Patrice Some

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” -Audre Lorde

“Cuddled late night under the covers real snug, which is guns spelled backwards so know I keep it tucked. The only time I would kill is for love.” -Star Candee

“We are a nation that assassinates its leaders, we are an AssassiNation”

“It wouldn’t be until 2020 when those visions come into focus.” -Star Candee

“My blessing is in My beginning and it cannot be taken away.” -Melanie Houston

“For Black Poets belong to Black People. Are the flutes of Black Lovers. Are the organs of Black Sorrows. Are the trumpets of Black Warriors. Let all Black Poets die as trumpets, and be buried in the dust of marching feet.” -Etheridge Knight

“Now you understand just why my head’s not bowed. I don’t shout or jump about or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing, it ought to make you proud.” Maya Angelou

“Elizabeth, this is your life. Get up and look for color, look for color everywhere.”-Elizabeth Alexander

“When I stand around among poets, sometimes I hear a single music in us, one note dancing us through the singular moving world.”-Lucille Clifton

“Men themselves have wondered what they see in me.” Maya Angelou

“Is my shit correct? Is my rusty black diction correct? Should my ever more erudite utterances be in “The Vernacular?” Should my presentation be theatrical and spectacular? Is my shit correct?”-Everett Hoagland

“A lonely poem is nothing special like a lonely person you can see them everyday.”-Carolyn Rodgers

“I love another and thus I hate myself.”

“I see without eyes, I have no tongue but I cry out.”

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