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I like poems that are little games.
-Peter Davison

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

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
-Plato

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
-Plutarch

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
-Richard Rosen

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
-Rita Dove

God is the perfect poet.
-Robert Browning

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
-Robert Frost

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
-Robert Frost

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
-Robert Frost

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
-Robert Graves

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
-Robert Penn Warren

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

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.
-Salman Rushdie

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
-Salvatore Quasimodo

Poetry: the best words in the best order.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.
-Stephane Mallarme

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
-Steven Wright

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

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
-T. S. Eliot

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
-Thomas Gray

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
-Thomas Hardy

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense.
-Thomas Harrison

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
-Voltaire

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
-W. H. Auden

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
-Wallace Stevens

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
-Walt Whitman

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
-William Hazlitt

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
-Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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