Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Nobody suspects that there are living artists and living poets. All are dead: the musicians, the poets, the sculptors."

From "The Life of Poetry"
by Muriel Rukeyser

''Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.''

From "The Life of Poetry"
by Muriel Rukeyser

"The city rises in its light. Skeletons of buildings; the orange-peel; highways put through; the race of skyscrapers. And you are part of this"

From "The Life of Poetry"
by Muriel Rukeyser

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"These roads will take you into your own country"

From "The Book of the Dead"
by Muriel Rukeyser

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"o for God's sake
they are connected
underneath"

"Islands"
From "The Gates"
by Muriel Rukeyser

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