Sunday, January 17, 2010

Meandering in rhyme . . .

Today is the birthday of William Edgar Stafford (January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993), poet. He kept a daily journal for 50 years, and composed nearly 22,000 poems, of which some 3,000 were published.

William Stafford was appointed the twentieth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1970.

"Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." - William Stafford

"The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going, the more you are the person that you are. It's not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found." - William Stafford

"You don't need many words if you already know what you're talking about." - William Stafford

"It's love," they say. You touch the right one and a whole half of the universe wakes up, a new half." - William Stafford

"Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why." - William Stafford

"I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly." - William Stafford

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