Thomas Salzano: Most Insightful Excerpts From Poetry

Each poem has something that makes it your favorite by expressing the right emotion in the poem or in a single line, says Thomas Salzano, a famous poet, and a blogger. Poetry is considered a beautiful way of expressing feelings, thoughts, events, history, and imagination in the form of poetry.

Also, when we read a poem sometimes we find a line or a paragraph that you can connect with. These insightful lines, thoughts, and quotes become a medium of expression for the reader and at times their motivation for life.

Here are some insight excerpts from different poems and by different poets shared by Thomas Salzano that may become your favorite too:

  • From “ Sweet Darkness” by David Whyte

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet

confinement of your aloneness

to learn

anything or anyone

That does not bring you alive

Is too small for you.

  • From “In Blackwater Woods” by Mary Oliver

To live in this world

You must be able

To do three things

To love what is mortal;

To hold it

Against your bones knowing

Your own life depends on it;

And, when the time comes to let it go,

To let it go

  • From “ Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath

Dying is an art.

Like everything else,

I do it exceptionally well.

I do it so it feels like hell.

I do it so it feels real.

I guess you could say I have a call.

  • From “ Courage is a Muscle” by Salena Godden

Courage is the muscle we work night and day

To get equal rights, to get equal pay

  • From “Lene Gammelgaard” by Helen Mort

Now you’re a woman and that’s all

They’ll know, no matter

What you carry or how far

You go, alone, in rationed light.

  • From “Mirror” by Sylvia Plath

I am not cruel, just truthful-

The eye of a little god, four-cornered.

  • From “If” by Rudyard Kipling

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And- which is more- you’ll be a Man, my son!

  • From “ You are Hope in A Human Being” by Nikita Gill

Take every single person who lessened your shine and bury their memory,

Without mercy under the glow of everything that makes you who you are.

These are some insightful excerpts that are worth reading even if you don’t feel like reading the whole poem. Sometimes one single line can do its magic, says Thomas Salzano. He further adds by saying that these insightful excerpts keep his motivation high, make him feel better and beautiful about poetry which is why he keeps sharing these excerpts with all.