Quotes About Poetry

Quotes about Poetry

45 quotes about poetry:

Poetry represents words never spoke.
~Bonnidette Lantz

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
~Edmund Burke

Poetry is the renewal of words, setting them free, and that’s what a poet is doing: loosening the words.
~Robert Frost

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
~Robert Frost

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
~PlatoPoetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of the words.
~Paul EngleYou will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring it with you.
~Joseph JoubertPainting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.

A good poem is a contradiction to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyones knowledge of himself and the world around him.
~Dylan Thomas

In poetry you must love the words, the ideas and the images and the rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
~Wallace Stevens

Poetry is not a profession, it’s a destiny.
~Mikhail Dudan

Poetry is the language of a state of crisis.
~Stephane Mallarme

Poetry must be as new as foam and as old as the rock.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry paints the picture of the words I cannot vocalize in any other form.
~Bonnidette Lantz

I do not feel my poems are mine at all. I didn’t create them out of nothing. i owe them to my relations with other people.
~Robert Graves

There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money either.
~Robert Graves

Poetry is the shortest way of say something. It lets us express a dimes worth of ideas, or a quarter’s worth of emotions, with a nickel’s worth of words.
~John P. Grier

The essentials of poetry are rhythm, dance and the human voice.
~Earle Birney

Poetry Quotes

Poetry represents words never spoke.
~Bonnidette Lantz

Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books.
~Robert Frost

A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a lovesickness. It is a reaching out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found it’s thought and the thought has found words.
~Robert Frost

Poetry is an art in which the artist by means of rhythm and great sincerity can convey to others the sentiment which he feels about life.
~John Masefield

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
~Robert Frost

Poetry is opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess what is seen during a moment.
~Carl Sanburg

Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
~Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the colour of the wind.
~Maxwell Bodenheim

Poetry allows me to express emotions that lie dormant in the darkness of my soul until at last pen meets paper.
~Bonnidette Lantz

For me, poetry is an evasion of the real job of writing prose.
~Sylvia Plath

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
~Edmund Burke

quotes about poetry

Ignorance is one of the sources of poetry.

~Wallace Stevens

Poetry is a language that tells us something which cannot be said.
~Unknown Author

If left to it’s own tendencies, I believe poetry would exclude everything but love and the moon.
~Robert Frost

If it were not for poetry, few men would ever fall in love.
~La Rochefoucauld

When I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off – that is poetry.
~Emily Dickinson

In a poem the words should be as pleasing to the ear as the meaning to the mind.
~Marianne Moore

All that is worth remembering of life is the poetry of it.

Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another.

~Robert Frost

What stimulates me to write a poem is that I have got something inside me that I want to get rid of – it is almost a kind of defecation.
~T. S. Eliot

If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it had better not come at all.
~John Keats

Poetry is a series of explanations of life, fading into horizons too swift for explanations.
~Carl Sandburg

When a man ceases to write poetry he has probably married the girl.
~Unknown AuthorPoetry is a gift; maybe that’s why you can’t sell it.
~Unknown AuthorPoetry: A comforting piece of fiction set to more or less lascivious music.
~H.L. Mencken

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