Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Poetry is life distilled.
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
poetry is the breath and finer spirit of knowledge
Poetry is frosted fire.
Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.
Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.
No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.
Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.
Poetry is the only life got, the only work done, the only pure product and free labor of man, performed only when he has put all the world under his feet, and conquered the last of his foes.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.
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.
Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know.
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it is the exact opposite.
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
The poem is not a thing we see; it is, rather, a light by which we may see.
The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
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