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But poetry is my life. Poetry is what matters to me.
~By Peter Davison ~


As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


Of course a poem is a two-way street. No poem is any good if it doesn't suggest to the reader things from his own mind and recollection that he will read into it, and will add to what the poet has suggested. But I do think poetry readings are very important.
~By James Laughlin ~


From reading a previous answer, you know that I consider all those aspects to be part of American cultural myth and thus they figure into good American poetry, whether the poet is aware of what he is doing or not.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
~By A. R. Ammons ~


Because people are very interested in my poetry, in what I say.
~By Compay Segundo ~


That's one of the great things about poetry; one realises that one does one's little turn - that you're just part of the great crop, as it were.
~By Paul Muldoon ~


Only in dreams, in poetry, in play do we sometimes arrive at what we were before we were this thing that, who knows, we are.
~By Julio Cortazar ~


You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques.
~By Robert Morgan ~


Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
~By William Hazlitt ~


I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us, and I wouldn't agree with Bly that it's a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well, and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention.
~By James Laughlin ~


That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said.
~By Robert Creeley ~


If epic poetry is a definite species, the sagas do not fall within it.
~By Lascelles Abercrombie ~


When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought, you can't teach poetry. This is ridiculous.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's sake if we take the phrase seriously, and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written in England forty years ago.
~By Allen Tate ~


Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
~By Edwin Hubbel Chapin ~


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 ~


My art and poetry is very political now. Because you've got to find that truth within you and express yourself. Somewhere out there, I know, there will be people who will listen.
~By Jack Bowman ~


Money is a kind of poetry.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


Love is the poetry of the senses.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
~By Marianne Moore ~


Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
~By Robert Frost ~


There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
~By Emily Dickinson ~


Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
~By William Wordsworth ~


Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level.
~By Rick Fox ~


I wonder if I ever thought of an ideal reader... I guess when I was in my 20s and in New York and maybe even in my early 30s, I would write for my wife Janice... mainly for my poet friends and my wife, who was very smart about poetry.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
~By Paul Dirac ~


A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.
~By Ezra Pound ~


Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.
~By June Jordan ~


This proves that great lyric poetry can die, be reborn, die again, but will always remain one of the most outstanding creations of the human soul.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest in which to reach true excellence.
~By Edmund C. Stedman ~


We don't attempt to have any theme for a number of the anthology, or to have any particular sequence. We just put in things that we like, and then we try to alternate the prose and the poetry.
~By James Laughlin ~


Perhaps there is an idea among Japanese students that one general difference between Japanese and Western poetry is that the former cultivates short forms and the latter longer ones, gut this is only in part true.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.
~By Giorgos Seferis ~


Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere.
~By James Martineau ~


And the second question, can poetry be taught? I didn't think so.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself - as a vocation and an elevation almost.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
~By Allen Ginsberg ~


In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
~By James Broughton ~


When you're looking that far out, you're giving people their place in the universe, it touches people. Science is often visual, so it doesn't need translation. It's like poetry, it touches you.
~By Story Musgrave ~


An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
~By Raymond Chandler ~


I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting as were thousands of other people, and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write, but it's not.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
~By Robert Morgan ~


Poetry is life distilled.
~By Gwendolyn Brooks ~


Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
~By John Ruskin ~


A lot happens by accident in poetry.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write.
~By Henry R. Luce ~


Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
~By Walter Scott ~


Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You'll have that readership. Keep going until you know you're doing work that's worthy. And then see what happens. That's my advice.
~By Philip Levine ~


It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become; from what the ancients did, what poetry must be.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate.
~By John Denham ~


How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
~By Allen Tate ~


Poetry and prayer are very similar.
~By Carol Ann Duffy ~


I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting.
~By Janine Turner ~


Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.
~By Louis-Ferdinand Celine ~


Most people can't tell now who wrote what. I like that blurring of identities within the band. because it becomes a unified thing that can't be related to other forms of historical poetry.
~By Thurston Moore ~


I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
~By Marianne Moore ~


I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals, but even as I withdrew into this reading, I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
~By William C. Bryant ~


Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
~By George Farquhar ~


As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
~By David Antin ~


Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
~By James Branch Cabell ~


I was always making up rhymes. But I never thought that poetry would become my life.
~By Saul Williams ~


So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders.
~By June Jordan ~


And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before.
~By Hart Crane ~


What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
~By Laurie Lee ~


There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song.
~By Phil Ochs ~


I don't think poetry is something that can be taught. We can encourage young writers, but what you can't teach them is the very essence of poetry.
~By Robert Morgan ~


We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
~By Maria Montessori ~


Translation is an interestingly different way to be involved both with poetry and with the language that I've found myself living in much of the time. I think the two feed each other.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both.
~By Wilfred Owen ~


Poetry: the best words in the best order.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
~By William C. Bryant ~


If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.
~By John Drinkwater ~


There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
~By Thom Gunn ~


I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.
~By Sally Kirkland ~


Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays.
~By Patrick White ~


Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis.
~By Andrea Dworkin ~


A life is not sufficiently elevated for poetry, unless, of course, the life has been made into an art.
~By Mark Strand ~


Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.
~By John Betjeman ~


We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.
~By John Masefield ~


I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits.
~By J. Carter Brown ~


The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something.
~By Rita Dove ~

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March 4 ,2021
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