All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
T. S. Eliot
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.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Edgar Allan Poe
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
T. S. Eliot
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
W. H. Auden
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.