Harley King Quotes

Harley King Quotes

Reading haiku is as much an art as writing it. The reader needs to pause and listen to the silences, to feel the spaces between the words, and to journey into the depths of many multi-colored worlds.

I write because I have to write; but I also write because there’s somebody out there, hopefully, who will read it.

What’s the use of writing poetry for your peers? I don’t think I should sell my poetry to other poets. If that’s who my audience is, I’m dead, I’m not going to make any money.

Writing poetry is about learning to pare down the poem to the most essential words. Every word used has to be crucial to the poem.

Memory is a sly devil that pretends to wear the cloak of truth, but deceives us both in our youth and our age.

I feel the healing
hands of God
touch my heart
and kiss my soul.

God steals my soul.

Sometimes that
which we fear
strengthens our
spirit and gives
us a splash
of hope.

Sometimes memory is the only gift we give ourselves and the only hope we have of finding our way home.

We fear what we most desire.

Reading haiku is like viewing a photograph or a painting. A haiku is a moment of time, isolated, and held up for viewing.

Haiku does not express emotion from the inside out by displaying the mind of a character. Haiku builds the emotional thrust, makes the artistic statement from the outside in, from the physical world to the mind of the reader.

May your heart be lighter today.

I climb aboard my tricycle and pedal my heart to the stars.

May our hearts find hope in our touch.

One must give himself completely to his art and not hold back. Throw caution to the wind. Embrace the muse. Make love to your art.

Over time our tears will help heal the pain and soothe the hurt.

May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.

May your dreams be gifts from the gods and may you open them with excitement and pleasure.

Nothing stays the same and nothing changes. What is old today will be new tomorrow. What is new today will be forgotten tomorrow.

God is taking a nap within my soul. I ponder whether to wake Him or not.

Too often our visions of the future
are dull and impotent
like a hammer beating the water.

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