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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 ~


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


Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


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 ~


By reason of weird translation, many such sets of instructions read like poems anyhow.
~By Brian Ferneyhough ~


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 ~


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 ~


I think I'm a very good reader of poetry, but obviously, like everybody, I have a set of criteria for reading poems, and I'm not shy about presenting them, so if people ask for my critical response to a poem, I tell them what works and why, and what doesn't work and why.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


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 ~


How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.
~By Robert Penn Warren ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


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 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 have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


People can put their best poems straight onto the web.
~By Roger McGough ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Most victims of my autobiographical verse are either far too polite, remarkably understanding unaware that I have written poems about them.
~By John Barton ~


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


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 expect you'll hear me writing any poems to the greater glory of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
~By Robert Penn Warren ~


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 ~


There must of course be a relationship between translating and making poems of your own, but what it is I just don't know.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


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 ~


The Black Mountain poet I like most is the early Creeley. Those early poems seem very lyrical and very traditional, with a lot of voice and character.
~By Robert Morgan ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Well, the great thing for me about poetry is that in good poems the dislocation of words, that is to say, the distance between what they say they're saying and what they are actually saying is at its greatest.
~By Harry Mathews ~


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 ~


My poems are almost all written as Diane. I don't have any problems with that, and if other women choose to identify with this, I think that's terrific.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


I play with language a great deal in my poems, and I enjoy that. I try to condense language, that is, I try to express complicated but I hope real emotions as simply as possible. But that doesn't mean the poems are simple, just that they are as truthful as I can make them.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


A lot of young poets today, from what I've heard and experienced, can't get their heads past George W. Bush, and I've heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I'm kind of bored by it.
~By Amber Tamblyn ~


It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first.
~By Jason Newsted ~


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


Almost anything is too much. I am trying in my poems to have the reader be the experiencer. I do not want to be there. It is not even a walk we take together.
~By Mary Oliver ~


And Robert Lowell, of course - in his poems, we're not located in his actual life. We're located more in the externals, in the journalistic facts of his life.
~By Mark Strand ~


Ginsberg's Collected Poems contains a wonderful poem about making it with Neal Cassady.
~By Thom Gunn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


What we call a poem is mostly what is not there on the page. The strength of any poem is the poems that it has managed to exclude.
~By Harold Bloom ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The best books of our times have included the three mature volumes of Philip Larkin. They're very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged.
~By Robert Morgan ~


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 ~


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 ~


I tend to like poems that engage me - that is to say, which do not bore me.
~By Mark Strand ~


For instance, it's a little better now than it was two or three years ago, but something like 70% of the poems I receive seem to be written in the present indicative.
~By Peter Davison ~


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 am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats.
~By Irving Layton ~


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 ~


My favorite poets may not be your bread and butter. I have more favorite poems than favorite poets.
~By Rita Dove ~


No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
~By Horace ~


The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
~By David Antin ~


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 was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
~By George Murray ~


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 ~


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


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


I learned to play guitar at a young age and converted poems and stuff that I had written to songs.
~By Gregory Harrison ~


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

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