31 TOP POETRY QUOTES

Many people love to hear poetry and they just enjoy it a lot. If you are one of them then this article would be very helpful for you.

Poetry most pleasant thing, It can make your mood happiest and it will make life easy or romantic or any kind you listen to poetry stuff.

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  1. “Always be a poet, even in prose.” – Charles Baudelaire
  2. “Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” – Robert Frost
  4. “You must have a certain amount of maturity to be a poet. Seldom do sixteen-year-olds know themselves well enough.” – Erica Jong
  5. “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.” – Paul Engle, from an article in The New York Times. 
  6. “He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.” – George Sand, from The Devil’s Pool. 
  7. “Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.” – Allen Ginsberg, from Ginsberg, A Biography
  8. “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” – Robert Graves, in response to a questionnaire in Horizon, 1946. 
  9. “Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.” – Thomas Hardy, as quoted in The Later Years of Thomas Hardy by Florence Hardy
  10. “All poets, all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say, ’Something’s wrong, let’s change it for the better.” – Sonia Sanchez
  11. “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” – T.S. Eliot
  12. “Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” – Virginia Woolf
  13. “One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” – Charles Baudelaire
  14. “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  15. “Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down.” – Mahmoud Darwish
  16. “Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  17. “Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.” – June Jordan
  18. “Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” – Robert Frost
  19. “Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” – Carl Sandburg
  20. “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” – William Wordsworth
  21. “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” – T.S. Eliot
  22. “Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. – Robert Frost
  23. “Poetry cannot breathe in the scholar’s atmosphere.” – Henry David Thoreau
  24. “Therefore’ is a word the poet must not know.” – Andre Gide
  25. “Don’t write love poems when you’re in love. Write them when you’re not in love.” – Richard Hugo
  26. “Be brief, be buoyant, and be brilliant.” – Brander Matthews
  27. “I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is prose; words in their best order; – poetry; the best words in the best order.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  28. “Use no superfluous word, no adjective, which does not reveal something. Don’t use such an expression as ‘dim land of peace. It dulls the image. It mixes an abstraction with concrete. It comes from the writer’s not realizing that the natural object is always the adequate symbol. Go in fear of abstractions.” – Ezra Pound
  29. “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.” – John Keats, from On Axioms and the Surprise of Poetry.
  30. “Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley, from A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays.
  31. “It is a test [that] genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” – T. S. Eliot, from the essay “Dante.”

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