Robert Frost: Poetry

Robert Frost

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. ”
—Robert Frost

Walter Scott: Willows and oaks

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. -Walter Scott, novelist and poet (1771-1832).

Piet Hein: Luck and you

Nobody can be lucky all the time; / so when your luck deserts you in some fashion / don’t think you’ve been abandoned in your prime, / but rather that you’re saving up your ration. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996).

Nederlands: Minister Piet Hein Donner van Binn...

Nederlands: Minister Piet Hein Donner van Binnenlandse Zaken (Photo credit: Wikipedia)