Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
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.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
The beauty of poetry is that the creation transcends the poet.
Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.
Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night Some are born to Sweet Delight, Some are born to Endless Night.
I've given offense by saying I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
Write a thousand words a day and in three years you'll be a writer!
Happiness. It comes on unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really, any early morning talk about it.
The true poem rests between the words.
Poetry is a game of loser-take-all.
Poetry is a search for ways of communication; it must be conducted with openness, flexibility, and a constant readiness to listen.
The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
For me, poetry is an impish attempt to paint the colour of the wind.
There is a pleasure in poetic pains / Which only poets know.
A perfect poem is impossible. Once it had been written, the world would end.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
Well, write poetry, for God's sake, it's the only thing that matters.
To break the pentameter, that was the first heave
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