Poetry Quotes Page 2
Page two continues the trend of great poetry quotes started on page one. To become a poet, who can shape words into sentences of strong meanings and deliver those words for us to enjoy is a gift that should be cherished.
Your quest for poetry quotes is likely to be fulfilled with this nest of quotes about poetry.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.
Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance.
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion all in one.
The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.
-M. H. Abrams
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
Every single soul is a poem.
Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is a mirror that makes beautiful that which is distorted.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
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