J. Patrick Lewis

Born: May 5, 1942

Occupation: Poet

Quotes of J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis

A great book is a homing device For navigating paradise. A good book somehow makes you care About the comfort of a chair. A bad book owes to many trees A forest of apologies.

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J. Patrick Lewis

Libraries Are Neccessary Gardens, Unsurpassed At Growing Excitement

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J. Patrick Lewis

I have always believed that poems beg to be read aloud, even if the reader is in a world all her own.

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J. Patrick Lewis

Spotted Park Bench I am a park bench. Ordinary words cannot express my thoughts on birds.

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J. Patrick Lewis

Poetry is frosted fire.

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J. Patrick Lewis

Poetry is perfect verbs hunting for elusive nouns.

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J. Patrick Lewis

Poetry is prose, bent out of shape.

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J. Patrick Lewis

Please bury me in the library With a dozen long-stemmed proses

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J. Patrick Lewis

I won't be sad too often, If they bury me in the library With bookworms in my coffin.

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J. Patrick Lewis

A bad book owes to many trees | A forest of apologies.

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J. Patrick Lewis

Poetry is the tunnel at the end of the light.

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