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Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Within the silence, expansion, and sustained day by Within the silence, expansion, and sustained day by day concentration, I grow permeable. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: How sad they are, the promises we never How sad they are, the promises we never return to. They stay in our mouths, roughen the tongue, lead lives of their own. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: A studio, like a poem, is an intimacy A studio, like a poem, is an intimacy and a freedom you can look out from, into each part of your life and a little beyond. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Between certainty and the real, an ancient enmity. Between certainty and the real, an ancient enmity. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Think assailable thoughts, or be lonely. Think assailable thoughts, or be lonely. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: What lives in words is what words were What lives in words is what words were needed to learn. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Metaphors think with the imagination and the senses. Metaphors think with the imagination and the senses. The hot chili peppers in them explode in the mouth and the mind. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Why ask art into a life at all, Why ask art into a life at all, if not to be transformed and enlarged by its presence and mysterious means? Some — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: So few the grains of happiness measured against So few the grains of happiness measured against all the dark and still the scales balance. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: There are openings in our lives of which There are openings in our lives
of which we know nothing. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Hunger that comes and goes turns time into Hunger that comes and goes turns time into memory. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: An ordinary hole beside a path through the An ordinary hole beside a path through the woods might begin to open to altered worlds. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Neither a person entirely brokennor one entirely whole Neither a person entirely broken
nor one entirely whole can speak.
In sorrow, pretend to be fearless. In happiness, tremble. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Poems ... are perfume bottles momentarily unstopped - Poems ... are perfume bottles momentarily unstopped - what they release is volatile and will vanish, and yet it can be released again, — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: One way poetry connects is across time ... One way poetry connects is across time ... Some echo of a writer's physical experience comes into us when we read her poem. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Perimeter is not meaning, but it changes meaning,/as Perimeter is not meaning, but it changes meaning,/as wit increases distance, and compassion erodes it. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Time ... brings us everything we have and Time ... brings us everything we have and are, then comes with a back-loader and starts taking it all away. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: My job as a human being as well My job as a human being as well as a writer is to feel as thoroughly as possible the experience that I am part of, and then press it a little further. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Near even a candle, the visible heat. So Near even a candle, the visible heat. So it is with a person in love. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Something looks back from the trees,and knows me Something looks back from the trees,
and knows me for who I am. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Wrong solitude vinegars the soul, right solitude oils Wrong solitude vinegars the soul, right solitude oils it. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Hope is the hardest love we carry. Hope is the hardest love we carry. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Poems are always interested in what Ivan Illich Poems are always interested in what Ivan Illich called 'shadow work,' not least because that is no small part of their own way of working. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Let reason flow like water around a stone, Let reason flow like water around a stone, the stone remains. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Life is short. But desire, desire is long. Life is short.
But desire, desire is long. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: The creative is always an act of recombination, The creative is always an act of recombination, with something added by new juxtaposition-as making a spark requires two things struck together. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Zen pretty much comes down to three things Zen pretty much comes down to three things
everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: One breath taken completely; one poem, fully written, One breath taken completely; one poem, fully written, fully read - in such a moment, anything can happen. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Your fate is to be yourself, both punishment Your fate is to be yourself, both punishment and crime. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: if you see for yourself, hear for yourself, if you see for yourself, hear for yourself, and enter deeply enough this seeing and hearing, all things will speak with and through you. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: The untranslatable thought must be the most precise. The untranslatable thought must be the most precise. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Poetry's work is the clarification and magnification of Poetry's work is the clarification and magnification of being. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: I'd say that the middle stanza is closer: I'd say that the middle stanza is closer: that's the place where the poem ranges unexpectedly into a different realm. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Some questions cannot be answered. They become familiar Some questions cannot be answered. They become familiar weights in the hand, round stones pulled from the pocket, unyielding and cool. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Zen is less the study of doctrine than Zen is less the study of doctrine than a set of tools for discovering what can be known when the world is looked at with open eyes. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: The moonlight builds its cold chapel again out The moonlight builds its cold chapel again out of piecemeal darkness. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Clear moon, a boy afraid of foxes walked Clear moon, a boy afraid of foxes walked home by his lover — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: over 19,000 haiku about Spam - "Spamku" - over 19,000 haiku about Spam - "Spamku" - have to this date been posted online. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: In the dictionary of Cat, mercy is missing. In the dictionary of Cat, mercy is missing. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: The nourishment of Cezanne's awkward apples is in The nourishment of Cezanne's awkward apples is in the tenderness and alertness they awaken inside us. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Gestation requires protected space; ripening requires both permeability Gestation requires protected space; ripening requires both permeability to the outer - and non-disturbance. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: In order to gain anything, you must first In order to gain anything, you must first lose everything — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: The same words come from each mouth differently. The same words come from each mouth differently. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Words are not the end of thought, they Words are not the end of thought, they are where it begins. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: The heat of autumn is different from the The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.
[Autumn] — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Tony Leuzzi: [A]rt can't ever be programmatic ... it needs [A]rt can't ever be programmatic ... it needs on the contrary to be complicating, subtle, questioning, doubtful and doubting. — Tony Leuzzi
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: How fine is the mesh of death. You How fine is the mesh of death. You can almost see through it. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Do not follow the ancient masters, seek what Do not follow the ancient masters, seek what they sought. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: I need more and more silence, it feels. I need more and more silence, it feels. Poems don't leap into my mind when I'm distracted, turned outward, with other people, listening to music. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: There are worlds / in which nothing is There are worlds / in which nothing is adjective, everything noun. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Every morning is new as the last one, Every morning is new as the last one, uncreased as the not quite imaginable first. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Art can be defined as beauty able to Art can be defined as beauty able to transcend the circumstances of its making. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Existence itself is nothing if not an amazement. Existence itself is nothing if not an amazement. Good poems restore amazement. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Passion does not make careful arguments: it declares Passion does not make careful arguments: it declares itself, and that is enough. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: In a room with many windowssome thoughts slide In a room with many windows
some thoughts slide past uncatchable, ghostly. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: As some strings, untouched,sound when no one is As some strings, untouched,
sound when no one is speaking.
So it was when love slipped inside us. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: A poem can use anything to talk about A poem can use anything to talk about anything. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Habit, laziness, and fear conspire to keep us Habit, laziness, and fear conspire to keep us comfortably within the familiar. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Time-awareness does indeed watermark my books and my Time-awareness does indeed watermark my books and my life. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: This garden is no metaphor - more a This garden is no metaphor - more a task that swallows you into itself, earth using, as always, everything it can. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: How silently the heart pivots on its hinge. How silently the heart pivots on its hinge. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: I don't have a cell phone (though for I don't have a cell phone (though for years I've kept saying, "soon"). — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: How fragile we are, between the few good How fragile we are, between the few good moments. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Desire is the moment before the race is Desire is the moment before the race is run. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: If truth is the lure, humans are fishes. If truth is the lure, humans are fishes. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: Any woodthrush shows it - he sings, not Any woodthrush shows it - he sings, not to fill the world, but because he is filled. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: You may do this, I tell you, it You may do this, I tell you, it is permitted. Begin again the story of your life. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: I feel like I am in the service I feel like I am in the service of the poem. The poem isn't something I make. The poem is something I serve. — Jane Hirshfield
Hirshfield Quotes By Jane Hirshfield: A person is full of sorrow the way A person is full of sorrow the way a burlap sack is full of stones or sand. — Jane Hirshfield