congregate, as heretics and apostates shout
out blasphemy, “Poetry is dead!“ while true
believers retort, “There is resurrection!”
~ Peter V. Dugan
Keep your poetry pure
allow no intrusion
of self, others or false piety
~ Larry Jaffe
When the poem is free to be what it is meant to be
it is part human and part divine
'though you sign your name on a line.
~ Maria Manobianco
What mystery doest my mind unwrap
in words to be spoken in syncopated rhyme?
With musings I have set for myself a metered trap,
a snare upon the poet's path through time.
~ Donald E. Allen
To use words to illuminate the path
as the watcher in the night lit the candles
of the streetlamps of old
~ James P. Wagner (Ishwa)