Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep but I have promises to keep...
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
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.
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal but which the reader recognizes as his own.
And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart I carry your heart [ i carry it in my heart ]
Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.
It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
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.
Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
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