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All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
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Author: Oscar Wilde Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
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Author: Oscar Wilde Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
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Author: T. S. Eliot Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
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Author: Robert Frost Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
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Author: Robert Frost Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
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Author: Khalil Gibran Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
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Author: Robert Frost Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
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Author: Edgar Allan Poe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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Author: T. S. Eliot Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
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Author: Plato Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
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Author: Steven Wright Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
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Author: Voltaire Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
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Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
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Author: Plutarch Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
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Author: W. H. Auden Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
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Author: Walt Whitman Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
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Author: William Hazlitt Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
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Author: Carl Sandburg - See Quote poetry 19 Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
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Author: Samuel Johnson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.
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Author: E. M. Forster Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
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Author: John Ruskin Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
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Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
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Author: Leonard Cohen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Always be a poet, even in prose.
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Author: Charles Baudelaire Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
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Author: Horace Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
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Author: Paul Valery Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
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Author: Carl Sandburg Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
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Author: Charles Baudelaire Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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Author: Don Marquis Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
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Author: Gustave Flaubert Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
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Author: John Keats Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
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Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
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Author: Joseph Joubert Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
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Author: Jean Cocteau Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Author: Novalis Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
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Author: George Sand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

God is the perfect poet.
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Author: Robert Browning Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
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Author: Thomas Hardy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
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Author: Jean Cocteau Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
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Author: John Cage Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
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Author: David Carradine Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
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Author: Paul Engle Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
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Author: Wallace Stevens Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
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Author: Jean Cocteau Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

No poem is easily grasped so why should any reader expect fast results?
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Author: John Barton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
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Author: Muriel Rukeyser Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
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Author: A. E. Housman Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Every single soul is a poem.
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Author: Michael Franti Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
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Author: Rita Dove Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
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Author: Alfred de Musset Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The moment of change is the only poem.
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Author: Adrienne Rich Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes to hear it is to see it with our ears.
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Author: Octavio Paz Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
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Author: Howard Nemerov Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
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Author: Thomas Gray Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.
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Author: M. H. Abrams Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
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Author: Lionel Trilling Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
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Author: Marianne Moore Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The novel is born of disillusionment the poem, of despair.
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Author: Jose Bergamin Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
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Author: John Barton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
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Author: Carol Ann Duffy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I like poems that are little games.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
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Author: Salvatore Quasimodo Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
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Author: Eli Khamarov Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties.
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Author: Anne Stevenson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
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Author: Anne Stevenson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

We all write poems it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
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Author: John Fowles Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
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Author: Paul Muldoon Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
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Author: Charles Simic Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense.
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Author: Thomas Harrison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.
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Author: Robert Penn Warren Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
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Author: Richard Rosen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
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Author: Charles Simic Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
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Author: Dennis Gabor Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
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Author: Albert Einstein Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
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Author: Edgar Allan Poe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
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Author: Socrates Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Author: Aristotle Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
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Author: Aristotle Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I read poetry to save time.
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Author: Marilyn Monroe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
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Author: Henry David Thoreau Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
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Author: Robert Frost Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
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Author: Robert Frost Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Wine is bottled poetry.
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Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
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Author: Edgar Allan Poe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
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Author: Edgar Allan Poe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Some people go to priests others to poetry I to my friends.
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Author: Virginia Woolf Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Personality is everything in art and poetry.
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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
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Author: Emily Dickinson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Science arose from poetry... when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.
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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Superstition is the poetry of life.
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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk get drunk without stopping! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
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Author: Charles Baudelaire Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
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Author: H. L. Mencken Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
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Author: T. S. Eliot Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Love is the poetry of the senses.
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Author: Honore de Balzac Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
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Author: Bertrand Russell Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
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Author: Jean-Paul Sartre Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.
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Author: Victor Hugo Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
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Author: Victor Hugo Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
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Author: Emily Dickinson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
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Author: William Wordsworth Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
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Author: William Blake Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
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Author: Niels Bohr Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
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Author: T. S. Eliot Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Why should poetry have to make sense?
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Author: Charlie Chaplin Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
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Author: T. S. Eliot Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
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Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.
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Author: Richard Dawkins Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
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Author: Emily Dickinson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
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Author: Vincent Van Gogh Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
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Author: Edmund Burke Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I love romantic poetry.
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Author: Richard Dawkins Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
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Author: John Keats Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
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Author: John Keats Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
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Author: William Butler Yeats Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!
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Author: Lord Byron Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

It is written on the arched sky it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
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Author: John Ruskin Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
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Author: Lord Byron Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
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Author: John Ruskin Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
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Author: Charles Baudelaire Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
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Author: Maria Montessori Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
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Author: John Muir Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
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Author: Allen Ginsberg Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.
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Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
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Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.
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Author: Carl Sandburg Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.
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Author: Carl Sandburg Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
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Author: Virginia Woolf Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.
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Author: Andres Segovia Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Teach you children poetry it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
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Author: Walter Scott Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The crown of literature is poetry.
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Author: W. Somerset Maugham Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
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Author: William Hazlitt Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
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Author: Pablo Neruda Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.
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Author: Sylvia Plath Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
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Author: Joseph Joubert Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
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Author: John Donne Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
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Author: Muhammad Iqbal Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.
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Author: Satyajit Ray Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
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Author: Charles Baudelaire Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Every now and then I read a poem that does touch something in me, but I never turn to poetry for solace or pleasure in the way that I throw myself into prose.
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Author: J. K. Rowling Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
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Author: Havelock Ellis Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
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Author: Charles Baudelaire Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.
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Author: Richard M. Nixon Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
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Author: Gustave Flaubert Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
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Author: Ezra Pound Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
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Author: A. E. Housman Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
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Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
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Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
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Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
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Author: James Joyce Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
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Author: John Updike Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
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Author: Horace Walpole Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is not only dream and vision it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
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Author: Audre Lorde Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry.
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Author: Chinua Achebe Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is indispensable - if I only knew what for.
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Author: Jean Cocteau Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
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Author: Gertrude Stein Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

France is not poetic she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic.
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Author: Charles Baudelaire Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Women do not have as great a need for poetry because their own essence is poetry.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
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Author: Naguib Mahfouz Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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Author: Don Marquis Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
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Author: Denis Diderot Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
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Author: Ezra Pound Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become from what the ancients did, what poetry must be.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet especially not against their poetry.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry.
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Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
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Author: Jean de la Bruyere Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A verbal art like poetry is reflective it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
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Author: W. H. Auden Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
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Author: W. H. Auden Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
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Author: W. H. Auden Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
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Author: Denis Diderot Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I never really liked poetry readings I liked to read poetry by myself, but I liked singing, chanting my lyrics to this jazz group.
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Author: Leonard Cohen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.
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Author: John Cage Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
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Author: Muhammad Iqbal Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
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Author: John Dryden Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is, prose = words in their best order - poetry = the best words in the best order.
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Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
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Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
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Author: Herbert Spencer Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well.
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Author: Annie Lennox Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
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Author: Thomas Hardy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
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Author: Vladimir Nabokov Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Is there any purpose to translating poetry? A poem does not contain information of importance, like a signpost or a warning notice.
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Author: James Buchan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.
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Author: Horace Walpole Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.
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Author: Margaret Walker Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was a 16-year-old girl at one point, so of course I wrote poetry.
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Author: Elizabeth Edwards Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever.
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Author: Anna Quindlen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
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Author: Paul Valery Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
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Author: Jorge Luis Borges Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
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Author: Muhammad Iqbal Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.
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Author: Federico Fellini Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Romance like a ghost escapes touching it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
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Author: George William Curtis Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
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Author: Don Marquis Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
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Author: Erik Satie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.
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Author: Russell Baker Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I find a lot of poetry to be narcissistic.
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Author: Joni Mitchell Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is what we turn to in the most emotional moments of our life - when a beloved friend dies, when a baby is born or when we fall in love.
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Author: Erica Jong Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Only in dreams, in poetry, in play do we sometimes arrive at what we were before we were this thing that, who knows, we are.
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Author: Julio Cortazar Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
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Author: Stephen Sondheim Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
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Author: Lewis Thomas Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
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Author: Russell Baker Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.
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Author: June Jordan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Money is a kind of poetry.
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Author: Wallace Stevens Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Everything is complicated if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
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Author: Wallace Stevens Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
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Author: James Broughton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
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Author: James Broughton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
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Author: Jean Giraudoux Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

You know, in my music career there was a moment where the irony was just so heavy. There were people in my audience that were the reason I developed neuroses. These people that tortured my life were using my art, my poetry, as fuel for them, to torture other people.
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Author: Fred Durst Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
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Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry.
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Author: Lafcadio Hearn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
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Author: Lafcadio Hearn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together.
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Author: Nikki Giovanni Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
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Author: Thomas Mann Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.
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Author: Russell Simmons Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry lies its way to the truth.
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Author: John Ciardi Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Maybe it is something to do with age, but I have become fonder of poetry than of prose.
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Author: Aung San Suu Kyi Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Living here on Earth, we breathe the rhythms of a universe that extends infinitely above us. When resonant harmonies arise between this vast outer cosmos and the inner human cosmos, poetry is born.
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Author: Daisaku Ikeda Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

When I arrived at Columbia, I gave up acting and became interested in all things French. French poetry, French history, French literature.
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Author: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
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Author: Edward Young Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
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Author: Joyce Carol Oates Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is really a way of sharing feelings and ideas.
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Author: Caroline Kennedy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

With several different kinds of poetry to choose from, a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet, and he would set out, in conscious determination, on an epic poem.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
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Author: Wallace Stevens Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
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Author: Wallace Stevens Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.
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Author: Wallace Stevens Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
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Author: Mario Batali Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

For my part, if I consider poetry as an object, I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
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Author: Thomas B. Macaulay Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.
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Author: Rick Springfield Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.
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Author: Elia Kazan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The library was open for one hour after school let out. I hid there, looking at art books and reading poetry.
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Author: Lynda Barry Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A theology should be like poetry, which takes us to the end of what words and thoughts can do.
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Author: Karen Armstrong Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself.
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Author: Seamus Heaney Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.
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Author: Seamus Heaney Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
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Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday, so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
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Author: Guy Johnson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
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Author: Raymond Chandler Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
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Author: Wilfred Owen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.
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Author: Danielle Steel Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
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Author: Joseph Roux Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
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Author: Brooks Atkinson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A lot happens by accident in poetry.
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Author: Howard Nemerov Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.
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Author: Howard Nemerov Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
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Author: Beverley Nichols Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.
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Author: James Gates Percival Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.
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Author: Matthew Arnold Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I have to admit that I had a lot of problems with poetry.
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Author: Jane Campion Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
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Author: Joseph Brodsky Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.
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Author: Antonin Artaud Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the deification of reality.
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Author: Edith Sitwell Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry.
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Author: Rita Dove Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.
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Author: Rita Dove Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.
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Author: Rita Dove Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.
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Author: Rita Dove Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.
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Author: Rita Dove Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If epic poetry is a definite species, the sagas do not fall within it.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

That is to say, epic poetry has been invented many times and independently but, as the needs which prompted the invention have been broadly similar, so the invention itself has been.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours.
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Author: Lascelles Abercrombie Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.
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Author: David Lee Roth Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I really enjoy English and poetry and writing classes.
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Author: Taylor Momsen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
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Author: Thomas B. Macaulay Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.
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Author: Adrienne Rich Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
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Author: Walter Savage Landor Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
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Author: Arnold Palmer Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history.
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Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is not only a set of words which are chosen to relate to each other it is something which goes much further than that to provide a glimpse of our vision of the world.
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Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
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Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.
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Author: Jose Marti Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again.
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Author: Wislawa Szymborska Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Everyone needs solitude, especially a person who is used to thinking about what she experiences. Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. I am not writing poetry about isolation.
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Author: Wislawa Szymborska Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. I am not writing poetry about isolation.
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Author: Wislawa Szymborska Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
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Author: Lafcadio Hearn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of political positions variously approvable by mutually disapproving groups.
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Author: Seamus Heaney Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
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Author: Christopher Fry Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people.
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Author: Hu Shih Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice.
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Author: George Will Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Most poetry in the modern age has retreated to the private sphere, turning its back on the political realm.
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Author: Terry Eagleton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the most subtle of the literary arts, and students grow more ingenious by the year at avoiding it. If they can nip around Milton, duck under Blake and collapse gratefully into the arms of Jane Austen, a lot of them will.
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Author: Terry Eagleton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The great watershed of modern poetry is French, more than English.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Some people swear by writing courses, but whether it really helps American poetry, I have doubts.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I love to compare different time frames. Poetry can evoke the time of the subject. By a very careful choice of words you can evoke an era, completely throw the poem into a different time scale.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

One of the most powerful devices of poetry is the use of distortions. You can go from talking about the way a minute passes to the way a century passes, or a lifetime.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A poem in form still has to have voice, gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection, as any poetry does.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The fact that something is in a rhymed form or in blank verse will not make it good poetry.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me, the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I learned to impersonate the kind of person that talks about poetry. It comes from teaching, I think.
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Author: Robert Morgan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Science is for those who learn, poetry is for those who know.
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Author: Joseph Roux Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
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Author: Joseph Roux Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I write all the time - I write poetry, I love to write.
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Author: Colin Quinn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
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Author: Peter Abrahams Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
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Author: George Farquhar Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I have piles of poetry books in the bathroom, on the stairs, everywhere. The only way to write poetry is to read it.
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Author: Carol Ann Duffy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
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Author: Mario Cuomo Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Those who say we should dismantle the role of Poet Laureate altogether, the trick they miss is that being called this thing, with the weight of tradition behind it, and with the association of the Royal family, does allow you to have conversations and to open doors, and wallets, for the good of poetry in a way that nothing else would allow.
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Author: Andrew Motion Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In a general way, I want to be a kind of flag-waver, bunting hanger-up, drum-beater, you name it, for poetry.
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Author: Andrew Motion Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I wanted to reimagine the role, in a way that was respectful of its traditional responsibilities but made them part of a wider pattern of poetry about national incidents, events, preoccupations and to spend a great deal of time going to schools trying to demystify poetry.
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Author: Andrew Motion Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

More people are reading poetry now than at any time in the history of the human race.
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Author: Andrew Motion Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.
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Author: Huston Smith Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
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Author: William Shenstone Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
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Author: William Shenstone Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
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Author: Robert Staughton Lynd Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A very intimate sense of the expressiveness of outward things, which ponders, listens, penetrates, where the earlier, less developed consciousness passed lightly by, is an important element in the general temper of our modern poetry.
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Author: Walter Pater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.
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Author: Walter Pater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
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Author: Walter Pater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
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I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals, but even as I withdrew into this reading, I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.
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Author: Jacques Derrida Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

However, I learned something. I thought that if the young person, the student, has poetry in him or her, to offer them help is like offering a propeller to a bird.
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Author: Norman MacCaig Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was very interested in American poetry for many years. Much less now.
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Author: Norman MacCaig Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In fact a lot of them I think are absolute baloney. Those Charles Olsens and people like that. At first I was interested in seeing what they were up to, what they were doing, why they were doing it. They never moved me in the way that one is moved by true poetry.
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Author: Norman MacCaig Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I believe the death of Bobby Kennedy was in many ways the death of decency in America. I think it was the death of manners and formality, the death of poetry and the death of a dream.
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Author: Emilio Estevez Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.
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Author: James Broughton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
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Author: James Broughton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
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For me, prose walks, poetry dances.
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Author: James Broughton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country.It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world.
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Author: Richard Eberhart Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I do not go in search of poetry. I wait for poetry to visit me.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Narrative art, the novel, from Murasaki to Proust, has produced great works of poetry.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

This proves that great lyric poetry can die, be reborn, die again, but will always remain one of the most outstanding creations of the human soul.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

True poetry is similar to certain pictures whose owner is unknown and which only a few initiated people know.
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Author: Eugenio Montale Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

My favorite subject probably was math. I love math. Figures just intrigue me. I was really good at math. English probably was my worst subject. But I used to write a lot of poetry. I used to write poetry all the time.
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Author: Herschel Walker Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.
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Author: Boris Pasternak Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel.
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Author: Chaim Potok Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Perhaps there is an idea among Japanese students that one general difference between Japanese and Western poetry is that the former cultivates short forms and the latter longer ones, gut this is only in part true.
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Author: Lafcadio Hearn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

It is true that short forms of poetry have been cultivated in the Far East more than in modern Europe but in all European literature short forms of poetry are to be found - indeed quite as short as anything in Japanese.
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Author: Lafcadio Hearn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I often imagine that the longer he studies English literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion of love both in fiction and in poetry.
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Author: Lafcadio Hearn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.
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Author: Steven Pinker Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.
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Author: Seamus Heaney Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last grow up to that which we stored up as we grew.
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Author: Seamus Heaney Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself - as a vocation and an elevation almost.
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Author: Seamus Heaney Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever.
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Author: Theodore Sturgeon Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.
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Author: Allen Ginsberg Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In the total darkness, poetry is still there, and it is there for you.
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Author: Abbas Kiarostami Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.
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Author: Archibald MacLeish Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The romanticised life, where all the great poetry and music and art of the world comes from, is great but it requires a lot of self-indulgence.
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Author: Laura Marling Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.
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Author: Gaston Bachelard Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
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Author: Gaston Bachelard Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.
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Author: Phyllis McGinley Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.
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Author: Frederick William Robertson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.
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Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
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Author: Jerry B. Jenkins Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The music just tends to be a vehicle for that poetry.
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Author: Mark Knopfler Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre, and installed instead, as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise - nobody need read it, but anybody can do it.
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Author: Marilyn Hacker Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive.
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Author: John Barton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is but another form of inquiry into the nature of phenomena, using with its own unique procedures and tools.
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Author: John Barton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change.
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Author: John Barton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.
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Author: John Barton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred - by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.
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Author: Helen Thomas Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
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Author: John Millington Synge Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was a visual artist primarily and a writer, even from a very young age. I wrote a lot of stories and poetry and... I had a desire to create always. And I always had a desire to show my work.
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Author: P. J. Harvey Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song.
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Author: Phil Ochs Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

When I really want to be soothed and reminded of why people bother to fiddle with sentences, I often read poetry.
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Author: Nicholson Baker Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

So I really began as a failed poet - although when I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.
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Author: Nicholson Baker Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge.
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Author: Jeffery Deaver Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
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Author: Matthew Arnold Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.
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Author: Trevor Dunn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
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Author: Walter Jon Williams Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry and prayer are very similar.
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Author: Carol Ann Duffy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Auden said poetry makes nothing happen. But I wonder if the opposite could be true. It could make something happen.
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Author: Carol Ann Duffy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I think poetry can help children deal with the other subjects on the curriculum by enabling them to see a subject in a new way.
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Author: Carol Ann Duffy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was always making up rhymes. But I never thought that poetry would become my life.
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Author: Saul Williams Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

More people than ever are slowly but surely turning their ears toward poetry.
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Author: Saul Williams Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.
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Author: Franz Grillparzer Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Prose talks and poetry sings.
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Author: Franz Grillparzer Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.
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Author: Lynn Johnston Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Reading a piece of poetry with no beat in front of 20 people is way more challenging than rocking for 10,000 people.
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Author: Macklemore Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think.
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Author: June Jordan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders.
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Author: June Jordan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Naming a baby is an act of poetry, for many people the only creative moment of their lives.
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Author: Richard Eyre Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

America was based on a poetic vision. What will happen when it loses its poetry?
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Author: Azar Nafisi Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I see people who talk about America, and then undermine it by not paying attention to its soul, to its poetry. I see polarization, reductionism and superficiality.
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Author: Azar Nafisi Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is life distilled.
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Author: Gwendolyn Brooks Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
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Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.
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Author: Sally Kirkland Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
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Author: Ajay Naidu Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is composing for the breath.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry was invented as an mnemonic device to enable people to remember their prayers.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry should be able to reach everybody, and it should be able to appeal to all levels of understanding.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Every so often I find some poems that are too good for the readers of The Atlantic because they are a little too involved with the nature of poetry, as such.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The more poetry you have in the head, the more poetry you will understand because you will be getting to the roots of what it is that makes people write poetry at all.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But poetry is my life. Poetry is what matters to me.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

And there are a lot more people reading poetry, but there are not so many people reading an individual poet.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There are so many things that poetry is about, one of which is memory.
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Author: Peter Davison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.
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Author: Goldwin Smith Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.
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Author: Goldwin Smith Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
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Author: David Hare Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
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Author: David Hare Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Bad, quirky poetry might be better than some of the good stuff, because it really comes from the heart.
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Author: Cheryl Hines Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both.
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Author: Wilfred Owen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry.
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Author: Salvatore Quasimodo Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger.
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Author: Salvatore Quasimodo Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is fascinating. As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra, and somehow prose can go over into poetry.
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Author: Michael Tippett Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
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Author: Edith Hamilton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
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Author: Raoul Vaneigem Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts that cannot be logically resolved: we can state the conflicts rationally, but reason does not relieve us of them.
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Author: Allen Tate Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.
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Author: Allen Tate Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
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Author: Allen Tate Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
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Author: William C. Bryant Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
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Author: William C. Bryant Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I think poetry is best read to oneself.
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Author: Rickie Lee Jones Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
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Author: Thom Gunn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet.
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Author: Diane Wakoski Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But I am not political in the current events sense, and I have never wanted anyone to read my poetry that way.
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Author: Diane Wakoski Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this.
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Author: Diane Wakoski Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry.
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Author: Diane Wakoski Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground.
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Author: Diane Wakoski Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

PC stuff just lowers the general acceptance of good work and replaces it with bogus poetry that celebrates values that in themselves are probably quite worthy.
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Author: Diane Wakoski Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

From reading a previous answer, you know that I consider all those aspects to be part of American cultural myth and thus they figure into good American poetry, whether the poet is aware of what he is doing or not.
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Author: Diane Wakoski Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is, first and last, language - the rest is filler.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is something that happens in universities, in creative writing programs or in English departments.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I would say that American poetry has always been a poetry of personal testimony.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits, limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits that language itself imposes.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts, and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification, it is surprising that so much poetry is written.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

And at least in poetry you should feel free to lie. That is, not to lie, but to imagine what you want, to follow the direction of the poem.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A life is not sufficiently elevated for poetry, unless, of course, the life has been made into an art.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
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Author: Mark Strand Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven, writing poetry. I was passionately addicted to it it was my great refuge through adolescence.
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Author: Harry Mathews Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming.
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Author: George Murray Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
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Author: George Murray Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
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Author: Helen Dunmore Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry.
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Author: Shelby Foote Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.
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Author: Shelby Foote Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations.
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Author: Thomas Lynch Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
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Author: Ishmael Reed Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
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Author: Marianne Moore Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
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Author: Marianne Moore Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry, especially traditional Iranian poetry, is very good at looking at things from a number of different angles simultaneously.
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Author: Asghar Farhadi Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was excited by what my painter friends were doing, and they seemed to be interested in our poetry too, and that was a wonderful little, fizzy sort of world.
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Author: Kenneth Koch Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I wonder if I ever thought of an ideal reader... I guess when I was in my 20s and in New York and maybe even in my early 30s, I would write for my wife Janice... mainly for my poet friends and my wife, who was very smart about poetry.
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Author: Kenneth Koch Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is, and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer in spirit to poetry than to novels.
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Author: Tobias Wolff Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.
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Author: Walter Mosley Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity.
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Author: Alfred de Vigny Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
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Author: Adrian Mitchell Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.
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Author: Adrian Mitchell Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.
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Author: Paul Dirac Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
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Author: A. E. Housman Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting.
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Author: Janine Turner Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine.
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Author: Jack Prelutsky Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
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Author: Jack Prelutsky Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is a wonderful Hungarian literature, especially in lyric poetry.
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Author: Gyorgy Ligeti Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.
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Author: Anne Stevenson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I have always made my own rules, in poetry as in life - though I have tried of late to cooperate more with my family. I do, however, believe that without order or pattern poetry is useless.
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Author: Anne Stevenson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
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Author: Anne Stevenson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
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Author: Robert Fitzgerald Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there.
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Author: Archibald MacLeish Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.
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Author: A. R. Ammons Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.
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Author: A. R. Ammons Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.
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Author: A. R. Ammons Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
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Author: A. R. Ammons Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry.
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Author: Philip Levine Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

My mother carried on and supported us her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
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Author: Philip Levine Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre they are, at the same time, poetry, criticism, narrative, drama, etc.
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Author: Juan Goytisolo Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated people or people otherwise interested in reading, do not read poetry.
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Author: Paul Muldoon Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The other side of it is that, despite all that, people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives.
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Author: Paul Muldoon Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

We simply have not kept in touch with poetry.
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Author: Paul Muldoon Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table.
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Author: Paul Auster Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
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Author: John Ashbery Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.
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Author: Lawrence Summers Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up.
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Author: Keith Haring Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry.
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Author: Julie Taymor Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Because people are very interested in my poetry, in what I say.
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Author: Compay Segundo Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order - poetry and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible.
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Author: John Drinkwater Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
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Author: Johann Georg Hamann Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write.
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Author: Henry R. Luce Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the English language to a young man.
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Author: Stephen Greenblatt Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

She was the Judy Garland of American poetry.
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Author: James Dickey Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that.
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Author: James Dickey Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I want a fever, in poetry: a fever, and tranquillity.
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Author: James Dickey Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be an intolerable hunger.
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Author: Muriel Rukeyser Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness.
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Author: Muriel Rukeyser Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

To be born in Wales, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but, with music in your blood and with poetry in your soul, is a privilege indeed.
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Author: Brian Harris Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry - to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave.
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Author: Knut Hamsun Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.
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Author: Ian Hamilton Finlay Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it.
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Author: Ian Hamilton Finlay Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides, it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different.
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Author: Ian Hamilton Finlay Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry comes alive to me through recitation.
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Author: Natalie Merchant Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.
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Author: Vicente Aleixandre Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.
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Author: Maxwell Bodenheim Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry does not consist of words alone there must be sentiment and fancy, combination and arrangement.
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Author: Samuel Prout Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.
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Author: Archie Shepp Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words.
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Author: Anatole Broyard Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a totally different art than film.
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Author: Stan Brakhage Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said.
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Author: Robert Creeley Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I love to write poetry.
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Author: Shayne Ward Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths.
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Author: Gilbert Murray Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

People who read poetry, for example, like the feel, the heft and the smell of a book.
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Author: Simon Armitage Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

If you were going to choose a way of making your way in this world and a place to start from, you might not choose poetry and you might not choose Huddersfield.
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Author: Simon Armitage Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism - how should poetry escape?
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Author: John C. Ransom Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions? Its position is perfectly precarious.
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Author: John C. Ransom Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither.
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Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The cliche is dead poetry.
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Author: Gerald Brenan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays.
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Author: Patrick White Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Fiction will always be my greatest love, with poetry close behind.
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Author: J. Courtney Sullivan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I read as much poetry as time allows and circumstance dictates: No heartache can pass without a little Dorothy Parker, no thunderstorm without W. H. Auden, no sleepless night without W. B. Yeats.
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Author: J. Courtney Sullivan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Reading poetry gives me a sense of calm, well-being, and love for humanity - the same stuff more flexible women get from yoga.
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Author: J. Courtney Sullivan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Let my life as Poet begin. I want the life of the Poet. I have labored for over twelve years, one thousand pages of prose. Now, I want the easiness of poetry. The brevity of the poem.
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Author: Maxine Hong Kingston Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.
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Author: John Masefield Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
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Author: John Masefield Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique.
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Author: Karl Shapiro Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
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Author: Jacques Maritain Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth, but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.
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Author: Laura Riding Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind... The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself.
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Author: Laura Riding Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry brings all possible experience to the same degree: a degree in the consciousness beyond which the consciousness itself cannot go.
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Author: Laura Riding Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

No art form points like poetry to this originality of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
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Author: Thomas Harrison Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.
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Author: Anna Jameson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.
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Author: Isaac Rosenberg Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
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Author: Isaac Rosenberg Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Nobody ever told me what to read, or ever put poetry in my way.
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Author: Isaac Rosenberg Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
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Author: Laurie Lee Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly... in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.
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Author: F. L. Lucas Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I think that the job of poetry, its political job, is to refresh the idea of justice, which is going dead in us all the time.
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Author: Robert Hass Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Some Marines made fun of the fact that I had done plays and studied poetry, but then I won the award for physical training.
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Author: David Hunt Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.
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Author: Michael Graves Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
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Author: Robert Adamson Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
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Author: Anthony Hope Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture.
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Author: Juan Ramon Jimenez Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
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Author: George Oppen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.
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Author: George Oppen Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
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Author: Norman O. Brown Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
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Author: Adrian Mitchell Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.
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Author: Georges Braque Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.
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Author: Giorgos Seferis Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.
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Author: Robert Penn Warren Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

My father had wanted to name me for Dylan Thomas. He had seen him speak on one of those drunken poetry tours he did.
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Author: Dylan Walsh Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will also be another poet.
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Author: Stevie Smith Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere.
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Author: James Martineau Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

What is poetry which does not save nations or people?
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Author: Czeslaw Milosz Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Theater and poetry were what helped people stay alive and want to go on living.
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Author: Vanessa Redgrave Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate.
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Author: John Denham Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

This career essentially chased me down while I was on the spoken-word scene in New York. I kept hearing that my delivery of my poetry - which was very personal and cathartic at the time- was very moving to folks. People thought that I was an actress because of my delivery, when I was just dropping into the work and really pouring out my soul.
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Author: Sonja Sohn Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level.
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Author: Rick Fox Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.
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Author: Stephen Spender Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.
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Author: Basil Bunting Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing.
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Author: Fernand Leger Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry must be made by all and not by one.
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Author: Comte de Lautreamont Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

So much of my poetry begins with something that I can describe in visual terms, so thinking about distance, thinking about how life begins and what might be watching us.
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Author: Tracy K. Smith Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry criticism at its worst today is mean in spirit and spiteful in intent, as if determined to inflict the wound that will spur the artist to new heights if it does not cripple him or her.
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Author: David Lehman Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
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Author: John Andrew Holmes Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a sort of homecoming.
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Author: Paul Celan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something.
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Author: Amy Clampitt Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art the easiest to dabble in, the hardest in which to reach true excellence.
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Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence.
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Author: J. G. Stedman Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Who writes poetry imbibes honey from the poisoned lips of life.
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Author: William Rose Benet Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.
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Author: Joshua Logan Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
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Author: Alfred Edward Housman Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.
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Author: Lucille Clifton Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Some say they see poetry in my paintings I see only science.
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Author: Georges Seurat Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

For me, poetry is always a search for order.
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Author: Elizabeth Jennings Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.
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Author: Alfred Douglas Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
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Author: Christopher Smart Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job.
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Author: Toi Derricotte Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

Poetry uses the hub of a torque converter for a jello mold.
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Author: Diane Glancy Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech.
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Author: John Colville Share to Facebook Share to Google Plus Share to Twitter

I write poetry in order to live more fully.
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