Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Reading poetry gives me a sense of calm, well-being, and love for humanity - the same stuff more flexible women get from yoga.
When I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.
It is absurd and anti-life to be part of a system that compels you to listen to a stranger reading poetry when you want to learn to construct buildings, or to sit with a stranger discussing the construction of buildings when you want to read poetry.
I am angry that I starved my brain and that I sat shivering in my bed at night instead of dancing or reading poetry or eating ice cream or kissing a boy.