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Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity. (Quote by - Walter Mosley)

Poets are masters of us ordinary men, in knowledge of the mind, because they drink at streams which we have not yet made accessible to science. (Quote by - Sigmund Freud)

You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick.... You're back with the mystery of having been moved by words. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in. (Quote by - Dylan Thomas)

I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

Before verse can be human again it must learn to be brutal. (Quote by - J. M. Synge)

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. (Quote by - Robert Penn Warren)

Poetry is life distilled. (Quote by - Gwendolyn Brooks)

An art in which the artist by means of rhythm and great sincerity can convey to others the sentiment which he feels about life. (Quote by - John Masefield)

It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. (Quote by - Plutarch)

The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather. (Quote by - Lionel Trilling)

When you write in prose you say what you mean. When you write in rhyme you say what you must. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. (Quote by - Jean Cocteau)

In the hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column: In the pentameter aye falling in melody back. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

The fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. Dead Poet's Society)

For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

For me, poetry is an impish attempt to paint the colour of the wind. (Quote by - Maxwell Bodenheim)

The word "Verse" is used here as the term most convenient for expressing, and without pedantry, all that is involved in the consideration of rhythm, rhyme, meter, and versification... the subject is exceedingly simple; one tenth of it, possibly may be called ethical; nine tenths, however, appertains to the mathematics. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. (Quote by - Kahlil Gibran)

The true poet is all the time a visionary and whether with friends or not, as much alone as a man on his death bed. (Quote by - W.B. Yeats)

Poetry is the language of a state of crisis. (Quote by - Stephane Mallarme)

When I feel inclined to read poetry I take down my dictionary. The poetry of words is quite as beautiful as that of sentences. The author may arrange the gems effectively but their shape and lustre have been given by the attrition of ages. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement. (Quote by - Christopher Fry)

Mathematics and Poetry are... the utterance of the same power of imagination, only that in the one case it is addressed to the head, in the other, to the heart. (Quote by - Thomas Hill)


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