Percy Bysshe Shelley: “Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.”

Sir Philip Sidney: “Poetry is a speaking picture…”

Adrienne Rich: “Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe….”

Jean Cocteau: “Poetry is indispensible – if I only knew what for.”

Mediocrity, A poem by Kristin Ferrell

Small, still, simple life

grow big, tall, important

mundane, quiet, peaceful life

grow bright, loud, bustling

boring, dull, tedious life

grow exciting, lively, interesting

loud, busy, demanding life



buried life.