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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.
~By Hu Shih ~


There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.
~By Philip Levine ~


I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
~By Walt Whitman ~


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.
~By James Broughton ~


We read Robert Browning's poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
~By Philip Dunne ~


In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.
~By Muriel Rukeyser ~


The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose.
~By Edvard Munch ~


It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


Criticism starts - it has to start - with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems.
~By Harold Bloom ~


Why does one always ask a writer why they stopped? I am sure everyone finds in any drawer a few dear poems.
~By Peter Bichsel ~


We tend to put poems into factions. And it restricts our reading.
~By Thom Gunn ~


Poems in a way are spells against death. They are milestones, to see where you were then from where you are now. To perpetuate your feelings, to establish them. If you have in any way touched the central heart of mankind's feelings, you'll survive.
~By Richard Eberhart ~


I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore. I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.
~By Gordon Getty ~


I can't understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It's like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife.
~By Philip Larkin ~


As a child, what captivated me was reading the poems myself and realizing that there was a world without material substance which was nevertheless as alive as any other.
~By Mary Oliver ~


I am a guest of the French language. My poems in French are born of my interaction with the French language, which is not the same as that of a French poet.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


I wrote those poems for myself, as a way of being a soldier here in this country. I didn't know the poems would travel. I didn't go to Lebanon until two years ago, but people told me that many Arabs had memorized these poems and translated them into Arabic.
~By June Jordan ~


Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.
~By Muriel Rukeyser ~


I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it, it appears to be prose, but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry.
~By Story Musgrave ~


If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most part ignored in the market sense of the word so the language to me is most intimate, most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done.
~By Thomas Lynch ~


These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
~By Dylan Thomas ~


Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide.
~By Jack Nicholson ~


You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.
~By Charles Olson ~


I don't write poems and put them to music. Just let things flow.
~By Martin Gore ~


I got $30 from Nation magazine for a poem and $500 for my first book of poems.
~By Jim Harrison ~


Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


Of the individual poems, some are more lyric and some are more descriptive or narrative. Each poem is fixed in a moment. All those moments written or read together take on the movement and architecture of a narrative.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
~By Paul Celan ~


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.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


I've thought of the last line of some poems for years and tried them out, It wouldn't work because the last line was much too beautiful for the poem.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


I love chapbooks. They're in some ways the ideal form in which to publish and read poems. You can read 19 poems in a way you can't sit down and read 60 to 70 pages of poems.
~By Robert Morgan ~


But you'd have a job to find many of my poems which would seem to be very influenced by a particular person.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


If I wasn't writing poems I'd be washing my hands all the time.
~By Sherman Alexie ~


Poems seem to have a life of their own. They tell you when enough is enough.
~By Thomas Lynch ~


There's one of my new poems actually - is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas.
~By Robert Adamson ~


I don't know why Sinclair Lewis fell in love with me. He didn't get even the slightest response from me. But his letters were lovely. And the poems he wrote me were lovely. I used some of them in my book.
~By Fay Wray ~


When I first started to write, I was aware of being queer, but I didn't write about it. Queer poems would probably not have been accepted by the editors I sent them to.
~By Thom Gunn ~


I invented animals and birds - I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


My poems - I don't even like the sound of that, in a way. Not that anyone else wrote them. But we know that only people who are really close to us care about our personal experience.
~By Sharon Olds ~


I used to carry about with me a German map-case filled with poems.
~By John C. Hawkes ~


Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
~By Dylan Thomas ~


I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay.
~By Dylan Thomas ~


The few bad poems which occasionally are created during abstinence are of no great interest.
~By Wilhelm Reich ~


I work very hard on all my poems, but most of the work consists of trying not to sound as if I had worked. I try to make them sound as natural as possible, but within a quite strict form, which to my ears has a lot to do with musical rhythm and sound.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess.
~By Robert Morgan ~


I have also written some poems which have not been collected in a volume.
~By Grazia Deledda ~


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.
~By Peter Davison ~


Well it is certainly the case that the poems - which were in fact published during Shakespeare's lifetime - are weird if they began or originated in this form, as I think they did, because the poems get out of control.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.
~By Henry Rollins ~


I like poems that are little games.
~By Peter Davison ~


I liked the kid who wrote me that he had to do a term paper on a modern poet and he was doing me because, though they say you have to read poems twice, he found he could handle mine in one try.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


There's not too much difference between writing a picture book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so, except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.
~By Al Purdy ~


I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
~By Carol Ann Duffy ~


The title of the poems was The Only Bar in Dixon. We sent it out to The New Yorker on a fluke, and they took them and printed all three in the same issue.
~By James Welch ~


Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
~By Rainer Maria Rilke ~


I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
~By John Ashbery ~


However, I began to submit poems to British magazines, and some were accepted. It was a great moment to see my first poems published. It felt like entering a tradition.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


I've always thought my poems told stories.
~By Douglas Dunn ~


Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don't ignore feelings and emotions.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


Many of my poems are not sexual.
~By Thom Gunn ~


Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
~By John Barton ~


I would not say I chose to write long poems on a conscious level. The long poem has been a relative constant.
~By John Barton ~


I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made.
~By James Broughton ~


The reason one writes poems is so that your poem will be remembered.
~By Peter Davison ~


My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it.
~By James Broughton ~


All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children.
~By Paul Auster ~


My first collection of poems was published by Bloodaxe Books, which was then a very new imprint.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
~By Jiddu Krishnamurti ~


I sometimes like to tinker with poems that have failed, ones that I have sent aside. Even years afterward, I will revisit them if there is something about them that I cannot give up on.
~By John Barton ~


I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
~By Joan Miro ~


A discrete series is a series of terms each of which is empirically derived, each one of which is empirically true. And this is the reason for the fragmentary character of those poems.
~By George Oppen ~


I admire Ginsberg as a poet, despite the fact that he seems not to know when he is being good and when he is bad. But he will last, or at least those poems will last.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


Of course the other and more serious way in which it all happens is that one finds in poems and language some quality one appropriates for oneself and wishes to reproduce.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


I was reading the poems of Rochester. Rochester made himself out to be bisexual, but I think that was only to shock. Most of his poetry is sexual, even pornographic.
~By Thom Gunn ~


I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.
~By Gilda Radner ~


I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.
~By David Antin ~


I like Beethoven, especially the poems.
~By Ringo Starr ~


We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
~By John Fowles ~


I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I'm given the illustration first.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


My readers at that time were still men of letters; but there had to be other people waiting to read my poems.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


We have a lot of long narrative poems written in the 20th century, but they're not very well known, and they're not read by very many people.
~By Robert Morgan ~


To me many short poems read and write like beginnings that simply whet my appetite; I want to get over that.
~By John Barton ~


In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures.
~By Peter Porter ~


Well, "The Wellspring" was written from 1983 to 1986. And it had a section in the beginning that was poems that began from others' experience.
~By Sharon Olds ~


The number of people writing poems is vast, and their reasons for doing so are many, that much can be surmised from the stacks of submissions.
~By Mark Strand ~


I've been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager. There are always discoveries. You're sitting in your easy chair, reading; you realize you've read a story or a group of poems four times, and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


On that other novels followed: but I still wrote fairy tales and dreamy poems of another world.
~By Laurence Housman ~


Southern poets are still writing narrative poems, poems in forms, dramatic poems.
~By Robert Morgan ~


I would like to be proud of having written some poems that will be remembered, but I will never know whether I will have any reason to be proud of that.
~By Peter Davison ~


My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


Many poets write books. They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book, but there are two poems I need to write, one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me.
~By Sharon Olds ~


It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature.
~By John Drinkwater ~


I also write poems, so that is something that I really enjoy.
~By Billy Sherwood ~

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