Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.
Quote by James Broughton
James Broughton Quotes
Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing...
A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life...
Adversity is a stimulus.
And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all...
I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
Consciousness is the glory of creation.
For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it...
Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in...
If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a...
I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
Acclaim is a distraction.
Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly...
Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to...
The American public does not know poets exist.
In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets,...
Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they...
If you don't fill your days with love, you are wasting your life.
Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.