Monday, 1 July 2013

Free Poetry Quotes

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. ✎ Robert Frost

Imaginary gardens with real toads in them. ✎ Marianne Moore’s definition of poetry, "Poetry,"

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. ✎ Paul Valéry

Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. ✎ Carl Sandburg

Poetry should… should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. ✎ John Keats

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. ✎ Oscar Wilde

To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie - True Poems flee. ✎ Emily Dickinson

The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants to extract the message from the poem and throw the poem away than he is of the sentimentalist who says, "Oh, just let me enjoy the poem." ✎ Robert Penn Warren

A poem begins with a lump in the throat. ✎ Robert Frost

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of Nature. ✎ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

ever been kidnapped by a poet if i were a poet i’d kidnap you put you in my phrases and meter…. ✎ Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. ✎ Percy Byshe Shelley

A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. ✎ Samuel McChord Crothers, "Every Man’s Natural Desire to Be Somebody Else"

Poetry is man’s rebellion against being what he is. ✎ James Branch Cabell

A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music… and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul." ✎ Soren Kierkegaard

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know. ✎ André Gide

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out. ✎ Richard Rosen

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. ✎ John Cage

Only the poet has any right to be sorry for the poor, if he has anything to spare when he has thought of the dull, commonplace rich. ✎ William Bolitho

Who can tell the dancer from the dance? ✎ William Butler Yeats

Most painters have painted themselves. So have most poets: not so palpably indeed, but more assiduously. Some have done nothing else. ✎ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ✎ Leonard Cohen

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ✎ Kahlil Gibran

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry. ✎ Mark Strand, "Eating Poetry,"

There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either. ✎ Robert Graves

It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things. ✎ Stephen Mallarme

The true poet is all the time a visionary and whether with friends or not, as much alone as a man on his death bed. ✎ W.B. Yeats

If the author had said "Let us put on appropriate galoshes," there could, of course, have been no poem. ✎ Author Unknown

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. ✎ Novalis

The smell of ink is intoxicating to me – others may have wine, but I have poetry. ✎ Terri Guillemets


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