Found Poetry From Time's '100 Most Influential People' List

The magazine has released its annual collection of artists, leaders, and "icons"—and asked fellow celebrities to assess those icons' contributions. The results are, occasionally, poetic.

1.

Not radical, but revolutionary:
the distinction is crucial.

She illuminates our inner music that lets us dance to our own beat
She has this innate navigational system
that enables her to operate

on a higher plane.

She is a megawatt talent,
an extraordinary spirit,
an impossibly charming blend of impishness,
poise
and radiance to spare.

She seems tuned in to the greater good, and she embraces
—thoughtfully and authentically—
the chance to contribute to the world.

She needs nature to breathe, like an Icelandic high priestess.

She is, in fact, connected to “the source”—that place where the supergifted achieve a state of flow.

I knew from the moment I heard her angelic voice
that I was in the presence of greatness
and my thoughts about her were only intensified
when I saw a glimpse of her amazing heart.

She’s the one most likely to be on your side
when the bullies circle in.
That’s her face, there,
that one pushing in to save you,
elbowing them out of the way.
She’s the one who misses nothing:
who buys no bullsh-t, fitted with a radar as keen as a rabbiting spaniel.

2.

She’s just getting started with what she plans to mine from her
fierce,
curious,
boundlessly talented
and beautiful

heart.

Her constant inspiration reminds us that nothing looks better on a woman than the clarity, courage and conviction of vision.

3.

She is one of America’s greatest modern creations.

She teaches us the courage to be ourselves.

She shows us how to create memories that we’ll treasure for years to come.

Beautiful in an exotic, totally exaggerated way
she exudes
energy
sexuality
drama
determination
impetuousness
happiness

All of it combines
to rock me back on my heels
every time I see her.

She has an inner beauty that will never fade.

But let’s not forget:
she made her own destiny.

4.

If I ever get a tattoo, it will say, Spark Joy!

5.

Why? Why? Why?

Because
his actions speak a language of defiance

that so many of his people
want to hear

His course is clear
but his path is
hardly
unobstructed.

Silver-haired.
Gray-eyed.
Inside that ring of steel beats a heart of gold.

He doesn’t believe in false modesty,
and he shouldn’t.

6.

If you are really true to yourself
and really follow your intuition
in the most rigorous way,
there is a moment that becomes universal,
that reaches everybody.