Quotes from Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde:

…poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within tumblr_ne2b66NplE1qb4hiyo1_500which we predict our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless…. carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives (37).

and this:

-the poet-whispers in our dreams: I feel, therefore I can be free (38).

and this:

As we learn to bear the intimacy of scrutiny and to flourish within it, as we learn to use the products of that scrutiny for power within our living, those fears which rule our lives and form our silences begin to lose their control over us (36).

Lorde has a way with words, but she succinctly explains why poetry is so important to me.

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