The Saturday Writing Quote

IMGP1940Poets are regular people who live down the block and do simple things like wash clothes and stir soup.
—Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet (b. 1952)

If everybody became a poet the world would be much better. We would all read each other.
—Nikki Giovanni, American poet (b. 1943)

(Photo by Leslie: Echinacea, or cone flower)

The Saturday Writing Quote — Naomi Shihab Nye

“Poems hide in the bottoms of our shoes; they are sleeping. They are the shadows drifting across our ceilings the moment before we wake up. What we have to do is live in a way that lets us find them.”

– Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet (b. 1952)

And isn’t this just as true of the stories we fiction writers tell?