Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.
The poem is not a thing we see; it is, rather, a light by which we may see.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Poetry is life distilled.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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.
Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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.
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
Though lovers be lost love shall not.
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry.
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