Li-young Lee Quotes

Li-young Lee Quotes: Memory is sweet. Even when it's painful, memory is sweet.
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Li-young Lee Quote: While all bodies share the same fate, all voices do not.
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Quotes about Li-young Lee: I've been thinking about something for a long time, and I keep noticing that most human speech-if not all human speech-is made with the outgoing breath. This is the strange thing about presence and absence. When we breath in, our bodies are filled with nutrients and nourishment. Our blood is filled with oxygen, our skin gets flush; our bones get harder-they get compacted. Our muscles get toned and we feel very present when we're breathing in. The problem is, that when we're breathing in, we can't speak. So presence and silence have something to do with each other.
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Quote about Li-young Lee: Memory revises me.Even now a lettercomes from a placeI don't know, from someonewith my nameand postmarked years ago,while I awaitinjunctions from the lightor the dark;I wait for shapelinesslimned, or dissolution.Is paradise due or narrowly misseduntil another thousand years?I waitin a blue hourand faraway noise of hammering,and on a page a poem begun, somethingabout to be dispersed,something about to come into being.
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Li-young Lee Sayings: A bruise, blue in the muscle, you impinge upon me. As bone hugs the ache home, so I'm vexed to love you, your body the shape of returns, your hair a torso of light, your heat I must have, your opening I'd eat, each moment of that soft-finned fruit, inverted fountain in which I don't see me.
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Li-young Lee Saying: The problem with memory is that is changes whatever it touches. It is never that accurate. As a result, I end up modifying and revising my own experiences. It's myth making.
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Sayings about Li-young Lee: Poetry is the language of extremity. Poetry is a transfer of potency. You feel something potent and then you transfer it onto the page.
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Saying about Li-young Lee: People who read poetry have heard about the burning bush, but when you write poetry, you sit inside the burning bush.
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