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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.
T. S. Eliot
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
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.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Always be a poet, even in prose.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.
E. M. Forster
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
Every single soul is a poem.
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.
A. E. Housman
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.
Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
Carol Ann Duffy
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.
M. H. Abrams
The moment of change is the only poem.
I like poems that are little games.
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
Alfred de Musset
A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an audience to understand all the nuances.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.
There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.
A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties.
Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.