Song birds inside my head | e.e. cummings / Robert Creeley / Albín Brunovský


“Your head is a living forest full of song birds.”

 e.e. cummings

Albín Brunovský


“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely,
of facts and happenings.
It consists mainly of the storm of thought that
is forever flowing through one’s head.”

Mark Twain

Albín Brunovský


 Inside my head a common room,
 a common place, a common tune,
 a common wealth, a common doom

 inside my head. I close my eyes.
 The horses run. Vast are the skies,
and blue my passing thoughts’ surprise

 inside my head. What is this space
 here found to be, what is this place
if only me? Inside my head, whose face?

Robert Creeley,  Inside my head
The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975–2005

Albín Brunovský

3 thoughts on “Song birds inside my head | e.e. cummings / Robert Creeley / Albín Brunovský

  1. Your head is a lit chamber.

    Dejan Stojanovic

    Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.

    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.

    John Burroughs

    His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.

    Lewis Carroll

    What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.

    Mark Twain

    Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

    Helen Keller

    If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.

    Benjamin Franklin

    If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?

    T. S. Eliot

    No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.

    Claude Monet

    The best way to turn a woman's head is to tell her she has a beautiful profile.

    Sacha Guitry


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