Friday, November 18, 2016

Poetry Quotes +

I am a sucker for great quotes about the power of poetry! 

In fact, I have compiled tons of them and am always looking for more. I've made a whole slideshow of quotes that I often use before a presentation because I love combining powerful quotes with evocative images. And if I were a tattoo-ing kind of gal, I think I would put one on my body! The problem is: which one? There are so many I love! The next best thing? Put them on Pinterest! So, if you like poetry quotes like I do, you'll find all of my favorites here at Pinterest. And if you have more to share with me that you don't find there, please do! Meanwhile, I'll also post a few below to whet your appetite and push you to Pinterest! Enjoy!









Meanwhile, I am also happy to report that the amazing, incredible, and awesome Lee Bennett Hopkins has been elected to the Florida Artists' Hall of Fame! So lovely to see him recognized in this way in his own home state. Janet (Wong) and I offered a special tribute to him here at the NCTE conference in Atlanta:


Now head on over to Friendly Fairy Tales for this week's Poetry Friday celebration hosted by Brenda. See you there!


10 comments:

Mitchell Linda said...

What is it about quotes?! I adore them. I'm crazy for them. I scribble them everywhere! Thanks for pointing to your pinterest board. I will check it/them out. Of course, I need no more pinterest boards myself! Have a great time at NCTE

Linda B said...

I love the quotes, too, have too many around perhaps, but when I read them, they inspire all over again. Here's one I don't think you have: "Poetry is speaking painting." Plutarch. Thanks for these new to me!

Liz Steinglass said...

These are gorgeous! Thank you!

Donna Smith said...

Thanks for sharing the quotes today.

Diane Mayr said...

I, too, love quotes. Here's another, though not specifically about poetry, that is certainly fitting: What I like in a good author isn't what he says, but what he whispers. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

I'm a sucker for quotes, too, Sylvia. I especially like the Octavio Paz quotation. Here's another one of my favorites about poetry: https://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/2015/03/two-line-tuesday-lawrence-ferlinghetti.html

When I clicked over to follow your Pinterest board, I discovered I'm already following it! Looks like I better come visit more often.

Brenda Harsham said...

Great quotes. Love the photos, too.

Sylvia Vardell said...

You guys are awesome! Thanks for the comments and the additional quotes! I hope you don't mind if I create more digital postcards with your quotes too-- they're great! Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving!

Irene Latham said...

Make poetry unavoidable. I LOVE THAT. Thank you, Sylvia! And oh so happy for Lee! Such great news. Love your cheery posters and love seeing him recognized. Thanks for all you do, Sylvia -- what a gift you are to the world. xo

Linda said...

Wonderful quotes and photos. Thank you so much for sharing. :)