Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
Powerful Origin Spontaneous
Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: 'Now, it's complete because it's ended here.'
- from "Collected Sayings of Maud'Dib'' by the Princess Irulan
He had been my almost. My might-have-been.
I was afraid of what I wanted most - His kiss.
Still, I collected kiss stories.
Over the city lies the sweet, rotting odor of yesterday's unrecollected sins.
Interesting" people were her favorite hobby. She collected them: the type who did gay things late at night and smoked cigarettes in mixed company, those would have most scandalized her own mother.
Children are our future. We cannot allow them to run amok.
-pg. 167 The Collected Sayings of the Emperor "The Demon's Daughter
But this is something new!' said Mrs. Munt, who collected new ideas as a squirrel collects nuts, and was especially attracted by those that are portable.
Could the straggling thoughts of individuals be collected, they would frequently form materials for wise and able men to improve into useful matter.
The ferocity of Santiago Nasar's fate, which had collected twenty years of happiness from him not only with his death but also with the dismemberment of his body and its dispersion and extermination.
tragedy death Death
Words. I had always loved them. I collected them, like I had collected pretty stones as a child.
And though various organizations in America and England collected money and sent food parcels to these refugees, nothing was ever received by the Spanish.
Ginsberg's Collected Poems contains a wonderful poem about making it with Neal Cassady.
Poems Neal Contains