"A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation."
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) German composer
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be."
Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970) US psychologist, philosopher
"A poem. . . begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. . . . It finds the thought and the thought finds the words. "
Robert Frost (1874 - 1963) US poet
"A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman."
Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955) US poet, author
FOR WHAT ITS WORTH
Speak to me
And help me to create
Something to last
Thats all I want,
Just a little of me to be
To last in the minds
Of those that care for such things.
If someone reads this
Then I guess I haven't wasted my time.
Copyright michael abelardo de la pena 03/03/03