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.
The earnings of a poet could be reckoned by a metaphysician rather than a bookkeeper.
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 know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
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 must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
poetry is the breath and finer spirit of knowledge
Poetry fettered fetters the human race.
Everyone of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal, pouring off every page like it was written in my soul from me to you.
Always be a poet, even in prose.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
Every single soul is a poem.
As for the usefulness of poetry, its uses are many. It is the deification of reality.
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
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.
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