"A word is a way to speak about something that really, in truth, no word can touch. . . . A word is, just for a moment, what arriving might be like--before there slips into here. And here goes in earnest search of another 'elsewhere.'" --Lia Purpura, Rough Likeness
"Get those words out of your mouth and into your heart." --Jack Spicer quoted in my vocabulary did this to me. Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer edited by Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian
"I am calling the stars in to me
come in through the head
come in through the chest
come in to my heart"
--Gary Lawless, "Sardine Songs"
"World, world, I can't get you close enough." Edna St. Vincent Millay in something