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Jane Hirshfield - Quotes

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You can't write an image, a metaphor, a story, a phrase, without leaning a little further into the shared world, without recognizing that your supposed solitude is at every point of its perimeter touching some other. ---->>>

One reason to write a poem is to flush from the deep thickets of the self some thought, feeling, comprehension, question, music, you didn't know was in you, or in the world. ---->>>

What we want from art is whatever is missing from the lives we are already living and making. Something is always missing, and so art-making is endless. ---->>>

My job as a human being as well as a writer is to feel as thoroughly as possible the experience that I am part of, and then press it a little further. ---->>>

At some point, I realized that you don't get a full human life if you try to cut off one end of it; that you need to agree to the entire experience, to the full spectrum of what happens. ---->>>

I see poetry as a path toward new understanding and transformation, and so I've looked at specific poems I love, and at poetry's gestures in the broadest sense, in an effort to feel and learn what they offer from the inside.

I see poetry as a path toward new understanding and transformation, and so I've looked at specific poems I love, and at poetry's gestures in the broadest sense, in an effort to feel and learn what they offer from the inside.

Poetry is a release of something previously unknown into the visible. You write to invite that, to make of yourself a gathering of the unexpected and, with luck, of the unexpectable.

Poetry is a release of something previously unknown into the visible. You write to invite that, to make of yourself a gathering of the unexpected and, with luck, of the unexpectable.

I feel like I am in the service of the poem. The poem isn't something I make. The poem is something I serve. ---->>>

In the dream life, you don't deliberately set out to dream about a house night after night; the dream itself insists you look at whatever is trying to come into visibility. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-24, 1953
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Occupation: Poet
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Jane Hirshfield (born 24 February 1953) is an American poet, essayist, and translator.(wikipedia)