” I feel like it’s a gift for any writer to be recognized like this. “


” I think humans have always felt watched back by whatever is out there flickering in the distance. What excites me is what the imagination creates, not simply in explanation of what is there but also to explain or justify the feeling of awe and attachment that the heavens inspire. “


” I don’t know how anyone can see the Hubble ‘Deep Field’ image and not feel like something else is going about its business out there. “


” I feel most alive, most electric with faith, breath, and courage, when I think of God as a current that runs through all that is. Not by will or by choice. Not as a benediction but because there are laws even God must obey. “


” Losing my father made me want to find out if I could come up with a version of God or the afterlife that I could feel like was acceptable now that both my parents are in it. “


” I have kept journals at different times in my life. And a lot of my early notebooks became places where I would just think on the page, trying to parse what I was feeling, to find out what I was thinking. “


” I feel that, as a person of color, I’ve always been interested in the stories that are quiet and the stories that often get overlooked. “


” A poem gives me a chance to have an encounter with a feeling, with an experience, with a wish, with an idea. “



All 8 Tracy K. Smith Quotes about Feel in picture


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I think humans have always felt watched back by whatever is out there flickering in the distance. What excites me is what the imagination creates, not simply in explanation of what is there but also to explain or justify the feeling of awe and attachment that the heavens inspire.


I don
I feel most alive, most electric with faith, breath, and courage, when I think of God as a current that runs through all that is. Not by will or by choice. Not as a benediction but because there are laws even God must obey.
Losing my father made me want to find out if I could come up with a version of God or the afterlife that I could feel like was acceptable now that both my parents are in it.
I have kept journals at different times in my life. And a lot of my early notebooks became places where I would just think on the page, trying to parse what I was feeling, to find out what I was thinking.
I feel that, as a person of color, I
A poem gives me a chance to have an encounter with a feeling, with an experience, with a wish, with an idea.
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