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Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech.
Henry David Thoreau
When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech
Poetry is a counterfeit creation, and makes things that are not, as though they were
By its very looseness, by its way of evoking rather than defining, suggesting rather than saying, English is a magnificent vehicle for emotional poetry
If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
Joyce Carol Oates
If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen
Leonardo Da Vinci
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
John Andrew Holmes
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another
W H Auden
Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
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