” Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn’t know you knew. It is a learned skill to force yourself to articulate your life, your present world or your possibilities for the future. “


” It is the province of poetry to be more realistic and present than the artificial narratives of an outer discourse, and not afraid of the truthful difficulty of the average human life. “


” A good poem looks life straight in the face, unflinching, sincere, equal to revelation through loss or gain. “


” It might be liberating to think of human life as informed by losses and disappearances as much as by gifted appearances, allowing a more present participation and witness to the difficulty of living. “


” Sometimes you have to make a complete disaster of your life in such an epic way that it will be absolutely clear to you what you’ve been doing. “



All 5 David Whyte Quotes about Life in picture


Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn
It is the province of poetry to be more realistic and present than the artificial narratives of an outer discourse, and not afraid of the truthful difficulty of the average human life.
A good poem looks life straight in the face, unflinching, sincere, equal to revelation through loss or gain.
It might be liberating to think of human life as informed by losses and disappearances as much as by gifted appearances, allowing a more present participation and witness to the difficulty of living.
Sometimes you have to make a complete disaster of your life in such an epic way that it will be absolutely clear to you what you

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