Friday, July 06, 2007

Friday Quote: On Poetry and Enticement

"What enticed me about poetry was being able to hold in my hands and in my heart these small pieces of meticulous and beautiful meaning. It was like reclaiming the soul, or giving the soul a voice."

--Joy Harjo

3 comments:

GrumpyTeacher1 said...

Oh yes, how true.

predictablepoet said...

I hold them in my hands, but i also let them melt in my mouth, savoring them like the edible jewels of _The Silver Chair_'s Bism. Thanks for your delightful quotes.

Cindy said...

GT--I never knew you felt that way about it.

Megan--Now you've done it! I'm having an inexplicable craving for shiny, jewel-colored hard candy that rhymes!