Quotation Explorer - 'Poetry'

Life writes the poetry, but it will always call for witnesses and scribes alike to tattoo its echoes upon the ghosts of trees. - Ged Thompson ~Poet
I have been right, Basil, haven’t I, to take my love out of poetry, and to find my wife in Shakespeare’s plays? Lips that Shakespeare taught to speak have whispered their secret in my ear. I have had the arms of Rosalind around me, and kissed Juliet on the mouth. - Oscar Wilde
everything that is scatteredcomes together in wordseverything that is lostcomes back in poetry. - Sanober Khan
I wish to offer the world more than just beauty and plastic moments. I wish to offer the world depth, conversation, poetry and wisdom. I hope you do not deny me when I open these doors. - Maria Elena
Poetry is the guardian of love - constructed from truth it is a bridge that can be crossed from either side and it is oblivious of age or gender - Rodney Compton
Sooner of later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. - Henry David Thoreau
It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
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 his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. - John F. Kennedy
Life provides the substance for poetry we just have to put it to paper - Sondra Tinnin
My life was a blank paper, until you came to rhyme with words & make it a poetry book. - Akansh Malik
We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other. When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration? - Naomi Klein
PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry. - Emily Dickinson
I nodded, trying to imagine the very particular sadness of a vanished childhood yogurt now found only in France. It was a very special sort of sadness, individual, and in its inability to induce sympathy, in its tuneless spark, it bypassed poetry and entered science. - Lorrie Moore
Fiction and poetry are doses, medicines. What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination. - Jeanette Winterson
Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help. - Thom Gunn
Be a poet and write your own unique poetry of life. - Debasish Mridha
I have nothing to say, and I am saying it, and that is poetry. - John Cage
Because at nightwhen others are sleeping, I drown myself in poetry. - Kamand Kojouri
The Fine Arts are five in number: Painting, Music, Poetry, Sculpture, and Architecture--whereof the principle branch is Confectionery. - Marie-Antoine Carême
Science is the poetry of reality. - Richard Dawkins
Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread. - Pablo Neruda
If language had been the creation, not of poetry, but of logic, we should only have one. - Friedrich Hebbel
There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money, either - Robert Graves
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people. - Adrian Mitchell
I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling. - T. S. Eliot
But all art is sensual and poetry particularly so. It is directly, that is, of the senses, and since the senses do not exist without an object for their employment all art is necessarily objective. It doesn't declaim or explain, it presents. - William Carlos Williams
A life without books is a thirsty life, and one without poetry is...like a life without pictures. - Stephen King
She wraps her arms around me and speaks in my ear. Words just for me--the poetry of I love you--to keep me warm in the cold. With them she turns me back from ash and nothing into flesh and blood. - Ally Condie
Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation's tears in shoulder blades. - Boris Pasternak
Okay, then I’ll just say I love you. There is nothing in this world more important to me than you are. I’m only content when you’re near. My whole purpose is to be what you need me to be. It’s not poetry, but it’s from my heart. Will that do? - Colleen Houck
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private. - Allen Ginsberg
They say, poetry is dead. I say, was there ever a time they had a clue of what the state of poetry is? - Jason E. Hodges
If food is poetry, is not poetry also food? - Joyce Carol Oates
To truly understand poetry one must understand themselves from within one’s self. - Richard M. Knittle Jr.
Nights; are belong to the universe that speaks about an unspoken feelings into a poetry. - Dina Zettira Putri
Dare to DreamYes, if you can dare to dream.Surely you can catch the sunlight's beam.While all else seems to fail.Truth shall forever prevail.(Copyright excerpts from the poem and published poetry book 'From the Silence Within - Madhavi Sood
I've got mixed feelings about poetry cause done well poetry is fantastic. But not many people are capable of doing it well. I think you should have some kind of license to perform poetry. A poetic license perhaps. - Craig Ferguson
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
Love leads us to write poetry because love improves our hearing; like prayer, poetry is every bit as much about listening as it is about speaking. To 'get' the poem is to hear the eloquence of the silence that it calls forth through its manifestation of love. - David Patterson
The greatest poem is not that which is most skillfully constructed, but that in which there is the most poetry.
She was poetry written in pen, scribbled and scrawled again and again. - Hubert Martin
Flowers are the poetry of the earth we are supposed to love and understand. - Debasish Mridha
Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home. - Philip Levine
Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don't undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew. - Kamand Kojouri
You may have read the poetry, but you haven't lived it. And that's what makes the difference. - Suzanne Harper
There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money. - Robert Graves
Love is the magic ink, which transform everyday life into a poetry. - Debasish Mridha
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry. - Charles Baudelaire
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.
It was the misfortune of poetry to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely; and that the strong feelings which alone could estimate it truly were the very feelings which ought to taste it but sparingly. - Jane Austen
My art is that of the 35mm kind; my poetry is of the lead and ink kind; my happiness is of the product of both; and my legacy is of the story of my soul, that my life left behind - Jeremy Aldana
Poetry is an art that uses words to paint vivid pictures of perceptions and emotions. - Debasish Mridha
The world is full of poetry. ~ The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness. - James Percival
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. - Paul Dirac
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one. - John Ruskin
One can,' said Ernest 'remain unmoved before a cloud as before an automatic ticket machine. I don't like poetry, I don't like flowers, I don't like machines, I don't like sugar, I don't like pepper, I don't like what you like.' This was addressed to whoever attacked Ernest. - Robert Desnos
I think that at a certain age, say fifteen or sixteen, poetry is like masturbation. But later in life good poets burn their early poetry, and bad poets publish it. Thankfully I gave up rather quickly. - Umberto Eco
Poetry is a sort of truancy, a dream within the dream of life, a wild flower planted among our wheat. - Michael Oakeshott
Every rose has poetry in her heart and is eager to tell you when you are in love. - Debasish Mridha
Dancing is very like poetry. - Martha Graham
Why poetry, you ask? Because of life, I answer. - Dejan Stojanovic
Poetry led me by the hand out of madness. - Anne Sexton
See it was like this when we waltz into this place.A couple of papish cats is doing an Aztec two-stepAnd I says Dad let's cutbut then this dame comes up behind me see and says you and me could really existWow I says Only the next day she has bad teeth and really hates poetry. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The element of craftsmanship in poetry is obscured by the fact that all men are taught to speak and most to read and write, while very few men are taught to draw or paint or write music. - W.H. Auden
There is no poetry where there are no mistakes. - Joy Harjo
It’s exciting to watch young children read poetry for the first time. You can sense the wheels turning and you just know their brain is doing this wonderful thing called learning. It’s magical! - Elaine Grey
POETRY, n. A form of expression peculiar to the Land beyond the Magazines. - Ambrose Bierce
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place. - Charles Baudelaire
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. - Novalis
Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out. Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. - A.E. Housman
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
No one wants to read poetry. You have to make it impossible for them to put the poem down--impossible for them to stop reading it, word after word. You have to keep them from closing the book. - Muriel Rukeyser
Poetry is seeing everything when there is only one thing. It is looking at a rose but seeing the stars, moons, seas, and trees. It is a truth beyond logic, an experience beyond thought. Poetry is the Earth pausing on its axis in order to manifest itself as a rose. - Kamand Kojouri
Poetry creates the myth, the prose writer draws its portrait. - Jean-Paul Sartre
There's no money in poetry, but there's no poetry in money, either.
She lives the poetry she cannot write - Larry Wilde
The sign of a true woman isn't the ability to recite French poetry or play the pianoforte or cook Chateaubriand. The sign of a true woman is learning to listen to her own voice even when society does its best to drown it out. - Eve Marie Mont
. . . poetry, like all imaginative creations, divines the human enterprise. This is poetry's social value. - Major Jackson
I think poetry without metaphor is like husband and wife living in separate bedrooms. - Munia Khan
Poetry is nothing if it exists only in books. One has to find it in one's own life. - Marty Rubin
poetry. i am not writing it.(make way for me please)it is my skin. dripping with light. - Sanober Khan
What can be explained is not poetry. - W.B. Yeats
Poetry has saved me on occasions when people couldn't. - Sanober Khan
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
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation. - Michelle Obama
Poetry keeps mein a highly drunken stateof divinity. - Sanober Khan
I think that the habit of gloomy poetry is very funny. It’s like a special competition in losing. - Miroslav Holub
The mystic sees God in everything; the scientist, atoms; the poet, poetry. - Marty Rubin
You will come away bruised.You will come away bruisedbut this will give you poetry. - Yrsa Daley-Ward
That was not sex. That was naked poetry. - Hank Moody
Tickle my heart with your pen. Write me for all to read. Bind our love inside a book. Make me, your poetry. - N'Zuri Za Austin
As long as music survives, poetry will never die. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Poetry is an attempt to penetrate the dense reality to find a place where the simplest things look as new as through the eyes of a child. - Czeslaw Milosz
With poetry and writing, the question isn’t do you know the right words?.The real question is, can you make words from the unwordable, chisel blocks of raw silence into shapes and touch our souls? - Jacob Nordby
Poetry, Shakespeare and opera, are like mumps and should be caught when young. In the unhappy event that there is a postponement to mature years, the results may be devastating. - Dimitris Mita
Poetry is more than a form of art. It's a vibration and a pulsing heart. Whether it's sour or whether it's sweet. It can give you strength no one can defeat - Stanley Victor Paskavich
My self-confidence can be measured out in teaspoons mixed into my poetry, and it still always tastes funny in my mouth. - Sarah Kay
Poetry is the way that we transcend language through language. And thus our freedom lies in the poetry of all things - Ilyas Kassam
Poetry is the art of using language to transcend language. - Laurence Overmire
As astronomy is the daughter of idleness, geometry is the daughter of property, and if it were a question of poetry we would likely find that she is the daughter of love. - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. - Kurt Vonnegut
There is nothing at all that can be talked about adequately, and the whole art of poetry is to say what can't be said. - Alan W. Watts
Receio que a poesia é pior que o sexo tântrico: não mexe nem sai de cima.I'm afraid that poetry is worse than tantric sex: it does not not move or get off. - Victor Eustáquio
It’s not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word - William H. Gass
Nobody reads poetry anymoreSo who the hell are youI see bent over this book? - Aleksandar Ristović
Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry. - Havelock Ellis
What I really want is to be recognized as a writer; that someday, my poetry this is an interesting paradox would be taught in English classes; for my name, along with my poetry, to exist 500 years from now. - Harley King
They do not discover anything new after that, they only learn how to understand better and better the secret entrusted to them at the outset; their creative effort goes into an unending exegesis, a commentary on that one couplet of poetry assigned to them. - Bruno Schulz
Poetry, above all, is a series of intense moments - its power is not in narrative. I'm not dealing with facts, I'm dealing with emotion. - Carol Ann Duffy
I keep thinkingThat poetry is something else:A form of love that exists only in silence,In a secret place between two people,Almost always between two strangers - José Emilio Pacheco
After a full belly all is poetry. - Frank McCourt
[About describing atomic models in the language of classical physics:]We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections. - Niels Bohr
Nothing fills the world quite as poetry does. A poet need not dwell on the pagecount of his life. - D.A. Botta
I do not know how it is elsewhere, but here, in this country, poetry is a healing, life-giving thing, and people have not lost the gift of being able to drink of its inner strength. People can be killed for poetry here—a sign of unparalleled respect—because they are still capable of living by it. - Osip Mandelstam
The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope. - Oscar Wilde
Poetry is an abstraction bloodied. - Wallace Stevens
Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poetry is the language of the soul;Poetic Prose, the language of my heart.Each line must flow as in a song,and strike a chord that rings forever.To me, words are music! - Lori R. Lopez
They call it poetry, what she feels with her mouth closed. By his. - Douglas Self
I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book. - Kenneth Rexroth
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. - Joseph Joubert
my poetry is merely a body.you are the soul in my words. - Sanober Khan
Contemporary poets got so obscure that poetry kind of fell out of favor, - Paul Ruffin
Language is fossil Poetry. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. - Leonard Cohen
The poetry of the earth is never dead. - John Keats
Myths are, in fact...neither primitive nor untrue. They are, rather, a kind of poetry that helps us make sense of the world and our place in it. - Stephen H. Furrer
I laugh when people say they don't like poetry. They listen to poetry every day, what do they think music is? - Shannon Lynette
Poetry can change hearts but not the politician's heart. - Marty Rubin
I used to only write poetry; now I live it. I finally matured enough to starve my hypocrisy to death. - Steve Maraboli
I always wanted to be a writer, and I always wrote something stories, poetry, articles, newsletters, letters. Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. - Marina Oliver
Writing poetry is a state of free float - Margaret Atwood
It had been agreed between them that lighted candles at wayside inns, in strange countries amid mountain scenery, gave the evening meal a peculiar poetry. - Henry James
There are many wounded hearts here. Many! Some admit. Others - the stubborn ones, scribble poetry instead. - Saru Singhal
In poetry if the emotion is lacking, everything is lacking. - Marty Rubin
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry. - Bertrand Russell
I write in seconds. I don’t stop. I don’t think. I simply write and when it comes, it flows and it makes sense because it’s genuine. I don’t understand thought-out poetry. It doesn’t seem real to me. - Dominic Riccitello
Poetry is an orphan of silence. - Charles Simic
We talk so abstractly about poetry because all of us are usually bad poets. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Creativity is contagious. And so is banality. Criticism is an art in itself. Don’t let the dullness around destroy the creativity within. T.S. Eliot said, honest criticism and sensitive appreciation is directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry. Good to remember… - Elif Shafak
The inmost spirit of poetry, in other words, is at bottom, in every recorded case, the voice of pain and the physical body, so to speak, of poetry, is the treatment by which the poet tries to reconcile that pain with the world. - Ted Hughes
I don't know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion.
Poetry is an act of love. - Debasish Mridha
The aim of science is to make difficult things understandable in a simpler way; the aim of poetry is to state simple things in an incomprehensible way. The two are incompatible. - Paul A.M. Dirac
Poetry is alive because it is a medium of vision and experience. It is not necessarily comfortable.It is not necessarily safe. - Lenore Kandel
In scientific thinking are always present elements of poetry. Science and music requires a thought homogeneous. - Albert Einstein
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject. - John Keats
All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. - G. K. Chesterton
Real Martial Arts is Mathematics, Physics, Poetry; Meditation in Action - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Poetry is the beauty of life. - Debasish Mridha
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. - Emily Dickinson
In my more rebellious days I tried to doubt the existence of the sacred, but the universe kept dancing and life kept writing poetry across my life. (Beyond Religion, p. 81) - David N. Elkins
I have defined poetry as a 'passionate pursuit of the Real. - Czesław Miłosz
We traveled long and forgot why poetry was invented. - Dejan Stojanovic
Writing poetry is supernatural. Or, it should be. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
As I string, a swift rhythm is played out with my hands, a cadence known only to those who have strung tobacco. To many of the poor workers, the meter and rhythm of stringing tobacco is the only poetry they’ve ever known. - Brenda Sutton Rose
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose. - Mario Cuomo
The Waves is an extraordinary achievement ... It is trembling on the edge. A little less - and it would lose its poetry. A little more - and it would be over into the abyss, and be dull and arty. It is her greatest book. - E.M. Forster
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The day came when she discovered sex, sensuality, and literature; she said, 'I submit! Let my life be henceforth ruled by poetry. Let me reign as the queen of my dreams until I become nothing less than the heroine of God. - Roman Payne
Is it not enough to dip your tongue into my soul and write poetry? - Evelyn Lielou Colon
Being one’s true and honest self can often be dangerous; and poetry should always be a place where, if only between the pages, that danger and energy and fear and excitement and love can fizz and spark without ever threatening to burn something down. - Andrew McMillan
For now, poetry has the capacity - in its own ways and by its own means - to remind us of something we are forbidden to see. - Adrienne Rich
Every sword that was dripping the blood became a pen. Every word that was written in it became a poetry. - Akshay Vasu
Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you. - Jim Morrison
She was poetry written in pen, scribbled and scrawled again and again. Ink splattered across the page. And within those scratched words, those small, sharp incisions, an image can be seen and you're left to wonder what, in the end, this all could mean. - Hubert Martin
I love writing poetry because it's pretty. I love writing pretty. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies. - Mark Twain
Poetry never makes any money, and so there's no pressure to appeal to an audience. That makes a lot of things about being a poet difficult, but it also means freedom to write whatever you want to write, however you want to write it. - Garth Greenwell
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. - Pablo Neruda
I do think that poetry is important though, if you don’t strive at it, if you don’t fill it full of stars and falseness. - Charles Bukowski
Reclaiming the sacred in our lives naturally brings us close once more to the wellsprings of poetry. - Robert Bly
They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry. - Karl French
Anybody who has listened to certain kinds of music, or read certain kinds of poetry, or heard certain kinds of performances on the concertina, will admit that even suicide has its brighter aspects. - Stephen Leacock
I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. - Viktor Frankl
Good poetry reveals the beauty of joy and tragedy. - Debasish Mridha
Poetry is not an art, it's a symptom. - Michele Brenton
There is a difference between a poem and a writing incrusted with a feel of Poetry to fall within range - Mpho Leteng
Besides, a long poem is a test of invention, which I take to be the Polar star of Poetry, as Fancy is the sails - and Imagination the rudder. - John Keats
To delight the ear and the eye is a mere sensual indulgence;—true poetry strikes at the soul. - Samuel Egerton Brydges
Poetry, playing with your words until you breathe life into them. - Morgan Dragonwillow
Most people ignore most poetry because poetry ignores most people. - Adrian Mitchell
An art is a poetry but only a few can read it. - Debasish Mridha
Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music, without the idea, is simply music; the idea, without the music, is prose, from its very definitiveness. - Edgar Allan Poe
I have a book of poetry I believe many should read but in each verse you'll discover it wasn't written for greed. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
The German language is so sonorous, isn't it? Beautiful language...the language of poetry. Angry, angry poetry. - John Oliver
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost
A true poet is one who can appreciate the disciplines and structures of any and all styles of poetry. - David J. Delaney
I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say. - Jean Cocteau
Poetry calls into question what it means to be human - Sandra Alcosser
Poetry of the universe is written with flowers and the lights of love on a canvas we call earth. - Debasish Mridha
I am in love with the serendipitous poetry with which this universe expresses itself. - Steve Maraboli
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. - Socrates
Poetry makes nothing happen. - W.H. Auden
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and what it saw in a plain way. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion--all in one. - John Ruskin
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. - T. S. Eliot
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry. - Randall Jarrell
I see your face, your smile and poetry comes flooding out of a heart that can't love you anymore... - Yesenia Barkley
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. - Tom Schulman
Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it. - Bashō Matsuo
Poetry is life distilled. - Gwendolyn Brooks
Language is fossil poetry. As the limestone of the continent consists of infinite masses of the shells of animalcules, so language is made up of images, or tropes, which now, in their secondary use, have long ceased to remind us of their poetic origin. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers. - Lewis Thomas
Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson
All kinds of people read poetry: revolutionaries, scholars, sentimentalists etc. But above all else, lovers read poetry. Why? Because we fell in love. And then we fell in love with love. - Kamand Kojouri
breathe in experience breathe out poetry - Muriel Rukeyser
Mathematics and poetry are the two ways to drink the beauty of truth. - Amit Ray
Poetry is not for poets, poetry lovers or perceived poetic persons only. Poetry is in yourself, others and everything of nature and man-made.Poetry may not be a solution, yet it can reveal or ease challenges faced.Poetry is capable of affecting any heart. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history. - Plato
We are all born with genius. It's like our fairy godmother. But what happens in life is that we stop listening to our inner voices, and we no longer have access to this extraordinary ability to create poetry. - Milton Glaser
Poetry is a unique collage of Time, Place, Hue and Emotion. - Andrea L'Artiste
I believe that only poetry counts ... A great novelist is first of all a great poet. - François Mauriac
Poetry is dancing with words. - Ana Monnar
[On Jason Mashak's I Was Trained to See Shadows, in his poetry book SALTY AS A LIP:] A nice bit of smooth, full-bodied, surreal story telling. I like it. - John Bennett
There is no poetry or song. There is no short or long.There is only you. - Debasish Mridha
Listen within to find shining poetry and hear extraordinary music. You are a work of art. - Amy Leigh Mercree
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Attempt to be creative for the joy it brings . . . select something like music, dance, sculpture, or poetry. Being creative will help you enjoy life. It engenders a spirit of gratitude. - Richard G. Scott
There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it - Gustave Flaubert
Poetry is a life-cherishing force. - Mary Oliver
Her veins flowed with liquid poetry. I stole the words from her mouth with my kisses. - John Mark Green
The purpose of poetry is to remind ushow difficult it is to remain just one person,for our house is open, there are no keys in the doors, and invisible guests come in and out at will. - Czesław Miłosz
Poetry is the scholar's art. - Wallace Stevens
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls. - Voltaire
One must read poetry with one's nerves. - Wallace Stevens
Poetry is not only to write but to express our feelings. - Nupur rane
Life is an affair of mystery; shared with companions of music, dance and poetry. - Shah Asad Rizvi
The purpose of poetry is to remind us / how difficult it is to remain just one person... - Czesław Miłosz
We hold on to poetry because it lights a fire in our soul and keeps our bodies warm. - Sanober Khan
Then on your tombstone, where you only get a little bit of space to sum up your life, some wax-faced creep chisels a set of meaningless numbers instead of poetry or a secret love or the name of your favorite candy. In the end, all you get is a few words. - Scott Nicholson
...while cleverness is appropriate to rhetoric, and inventiveness to poetry, truth alone is appropriate to history. - Procopius of Caesarea
There ain't no money in poetry, that's what keeps the poet free. I've had all the freedom I can stand. - Guy Clark
Kerouac: You're ruining American poetry, O'Hara.O'Hara: That's more than you ever did for it, Kerouac - Frank O'Hara
...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? - Vincent Van Gogh
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. - William Wordsworth
Oh,' said a very white body as it threw a wrist watch to the ground which broke without attracting anyone's attention, 'Oh, how can anyone not love poetry, natural machines, large white houses, the brilliance of steel, crimes and wild passions? - Robert Desnos
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
Real poetry is art at its purest sense. It is never a commodity, but a breath of eternity. - Subhan Zein
Poetry is a way of coming to know the realness of things; fiction is a way of coming to know the world of relationships; nonfiction is a way of coming to know the world of the mind. - Kelly Cherry
Music is poetry in motion. - P.M. Terrell
There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. - John Cage
To get lost, all you need is poetry. - Debasish Mridha
Songs. Books. Poetry. Paintings. These things reveal truth. I believe lies and truth are tangled together. - Brenda Sutton Rose
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. - T.S. Eliot
Only in Russia poetry is respected--it gets people killed. - Osip Mandelstam
I was miserable, of course, for I was seventeen, and so I swung into action and wrote a poem, and it was miserable, for that's how I thought poetry worked: you digested experience and shat literature. [from "Mingus at the Showplace"] - William Matthews
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. - Plato
In this storyI am the poetYou're the poetry. - Arzum Uzun
poetry is the tombstone of experience,nothing i write is my own.~from "the damned - D.W.Metz
I do not write poetry; I take words and dip them in feelings. - Arti Honrao
Historical sense and poetic sense should not, in the end, be contradictory, for if poetry is the little myth we make, history is the big myth we live, and in our living, constantly remake. - Robert Penn Warren
Poetry happens when there is nothing to say but you have a volcano hidden inside you waiting to erupt. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes poetry is a way of finding beauty in the chaos; a flower growing in ruins of love's wreckage. - John Mark Green
Friendship is a poetry of life that is written in two hearts. - Debasish Mridha
Poetry is not the most important thing in life... I'd much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets. - Dylan Thomas
Secretly, deep down, everybody on Earth believes they can write poetry, apart from the members of the Poets' Guild, who know they can't. - K.J. Parker
Modern poetry, for me, began not in English at all but in Spanish, in the poems of Lorca. - W.S. Merwin
The people need poetry that will be their own secretTo keep them awake forever,And bathe them in the bright-haired wave of its breathing. - Osip Mandelstam
Poetry must be as new as foam, and as old as the rock. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance. - Carl Sandburg
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
True poetry is embarrassing. - Julien Torma
This poetry. I never know what I'm going to say. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Poetry is the deification of reality. - Edith Sitwell
Poetry is inspired by the elements of random thoughts, an overflow of gazing at the unseen. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Life is a never-ending poetry of love. - Debasish Mridha
Poetry is the struggle against the simplification, codification, and mummification of language, it serves as a constant redirect - moving us to the experience to which the words point. - Billy Marshall Stoneking
I can weave words together and create magic,it's like knitting and crocheting words with pen and paper, some call it Poetry. - Charmaine J. Forde
To read your own poetry in public is a kind of mental incest.
Adjectives are the potbelly of poetry.
One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music. - Stephen Sondheim
The incalculable winds of fantasy and music and poetry, the mere face of a girl, the song of a bird, or the sight of a horizon, are always blowing evil’s whole structure away. - C.S. Lewis
People are looking for chimes and resonances. Chimes leave echoes, and that's what rhyme is. Poetry is about leaving an echo imprint in somebody else's head, in the dark snow of their mind. - Diana Georgeff
Don't use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry. - Jack Kerouac
ASK NOT IF POETRY IS DEAD, ASK HOW YOU CAN LIVE FOR POETRY. - Amy King
Poetry is the royal essence of beauty. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Poetry without words, you are, the beat to my hearts rhythm. - N'Zuri Za Austin
I'd rather write poetry than watch TV it allows me to share the wide screen in me. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
For a lot of people, poetry tends to be dull. It's not read much. It takes a special kind of training and a lot of practice to read poetry with pleasure. It's like learning to like asparagus. - Thomas M. Disch
No one could have imagined the effects the Internet would have: …there’s a vast new intimacy and accidental poetry, not to mention the weirdest porn. The entire human experience seems to unveil itself like the surface of a new planet." JG Ballard, 2004 - J.G. Ballard
As her lips changed the geometry,Her smile turned to poetry. - Shashiraj Punjabi
Poetry is an act of love. Without love life is impossible. Without poetry love has no exuberance. - Debasish Mridha
It was curious what trying to speak English had done lately to his mind; it reminded him of studying poetry in college, words gaining and losing their meaning, overlapping with images, the curious echo of ideas behind the words people used. - Jess Walter
Poetry is a presentiment of the truth. - Anna Kamieńska
Whatever you get out of poetry - take it. take it. take it. Words are better off felt than understood. - Sanober Khan
Cosmos and its stars; poet and his poetry! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. - Edgar Allan Poe
Sooner or later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rap in its form is poetry, meaning the point of convergence is words. - Unarine Ramaru
Poetry is the search for a tangible reality. - Marty Rubin
When a man talks from the heart, in his moment of truth, he speaks poetry. - Ray Bradbury
God writes love and speaks poetry. - Criss Jami
Emotion is the poetry of life. - Marty Rubin
Poetry is –raw feelings as sunny summer,fiery turmoil as vibrant autumn,daunting revelation as stormy winter,intrepid hope as blooming spring. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
A way of using words to say things which could not possibly be said in any other way, things which in a sense do not exist till they are born in poetry. - Cecil Day-Lewis
You are the seer, you are the scenery, and you are the poetry. - Debasish Mridha
Poetry is the essence and evidence of life. - Debasish Mridha
In the very essence of poetry there is something indecent; A thing brought forth that we didn't know we had in us, So we blink our eyes, as if a tiger had sprung out And stood in the light, licking its tail. - Czesław Miłosz
If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman. - Socrates
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. - Edgar Allan Poe
The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly. - Frederick William Robertson
Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few. - John Masefield
Poetry is a connection to a change within you. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Dreams are the poetry of life to be written with love and actions. - Debasish Mridha
Poetry is nobody’s business except the poet’s, and everybody else can fuck off. - Philip Larkin
Mathematics is the poetry of logic and the music of reason. - Albert Einstein
Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in you humdrum routine, the true poetry of life - the poetry of the commonplace, of the ordinary person, of the plain, toilworn, with their loves and their joys, their sorrows and griefs. - William Osler
Your smile is poetry to my soul igniting flames of old - Micheline Jean Louis
At the end, nothing will remain except the poetry of your love. - Debasish Mridha
Mad Ireland hurt you into poetry. - W.H. Auden
The ultimate aim of reading or writing poetry is to enrich one's life experience. - Marty Rubin
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance. - John Keats
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. - Leonardo da Vinci
I urge you to be teachers so that you can join with children as the co-collaborators in a plot to build a little place of ecstasy and poetry and gentle joy - Jonathan Kozol
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech. - Simonides
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 emotion know what it means to want to escape from these. - T.S. Eliot
some of the best music was composed by Beethovan,but he was deaf,some of the best poetry of nature was written by Milton,but he was deaf.possible is always inside the impossible... - Shibin Mohammed
When power narrows the areas of a man's concerns, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence - J.F. Kennedy
I would like The Discovery of Poetry to be a field guide to the natural pleasures of language - a happiness we were born to have. - Frances Mayes
McGough: I'm sorry. I'm afraid I've caught poetry. Mr Bones: Oh really? Well, don't worry, sir - I used to suffer from short stories.McGough: Really? When?Mr Bones: Oh, once upon a time ... - Graham Chapman
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion. - Edgar Allan Poe
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic. - Oscar Wilde
What’s the use of writing poetry for your peers? I don’t think I should sell my poetry to other poets. If that’s who my audience is, I’m dead, I’m not going to make any money. - Harley King
There are two kinds of love. One kind you live with, the other you write poetry about. - Debasish Mridha
Never so fond of poetry, thou I found my life rhyming with. - Iraniya Naynesh
Love is the poetry of the senses! - Honoré de Balzac
To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary. - Edgar Allan Poe
I do not think he (Chester Arthur) knows anything. He can quote a verse from poetry or a page from Dickens or Thackeray, but these are only leaves springing from a root out of dry ground. His vital forces are not fed,and very soon he has given out his all. - Harriet Blaine
They are many wounded hearts here. Many! Some admit. Others - the stubborn ones, scribble poetry instead. - Saru Singhal
Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. - W.B. Yeats
Any healthy man can go without food for two days--but not without poetry. - Charles Baudelaire
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either. - Robert Graves
There are no lungs like the ones that breathe poetry. - D. Antoinette Foy
If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all. - John Keats
Let your life be a vivacious poetry of love, compassion, kindness, and beauty. - Debasish Mridha
When the silence of the night becomes the chanting of poetry, the departure of con-cavity - Goitsemang Mvula
I was asked once why I write poetry. I said, why do you breath? - Shannon Lynette
Poetry is the science, the exact science, of feeling. - Marty Rubin
Poetry is no rocket science, a good poet writes from his heart! - Saru Singhal
Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance. - M. C. Richards
Art is a reflection of poetry and beauty of the heart and mind without the use of any words. - Debasish Mridha
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. - Oscar Wilde
Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life. - Maya Angelou
Poetry is what happens when nothing else can. - Charles Bukowski
The fear of poetry is an indication that we are cut off from our own reality. - Muriel Rukeyser
Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests - Karl Lagerfeld
Poetry should be like 'Uh-huh. Baby has to have it. - Chelsey Minnis
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. - Carl Sandburg
Only poetry isn't shit. - Roberto Bolaño
To walk quietly until the miracle in everything speaks is poetry, whether we write it down or not. - Mark Nepo
If I wouldn't of spent so much time shooting spit wads at my English teacher I'd know how to punctuate good thing I normally write poetry. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. - Jim Morrison
Written soul is called poetry - Munia Khan
Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.
The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music. - Donald E. Knuth
My pond life with hydra is over; now I’m into the ocean world of poetry to dive deeper.. - Munia Khan
The greatness of poetry comes from its struggle to express the rapture of the soul in the contemplation of beauty. - Anthony S. Maulucci
Soulful love, is poetry in motion. A contemplation of beauty from the deep arises and the mere struggle to express the rapture of the soul. - Angie karan
Kindness went out to play all on a summer's day. With her about many smiles came out and joined in sweet array., "Mother Goose Move Over or you're gonna love poetry - Sara Loo
Without poetry, love has no exuberance. - Debasish Mridha
With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not they cannot at will be excited, with an eye to the paltry compensations, or the more paltry commendations, of mankind. - Edgar Allan Poe
There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money either. - Robert Graves
The crazy thing about poetry is how its simplicity makes it complicated. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A human life is poetry written in our heart. - Debasish Mridha
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. - Aristotle
The difference between Philosophy and Poetry is that one deals with Aesthetics and feeling, The other with 'Seeing'. - Andrea L'Artiste
Poetry is the least imposition on silence in a world of chatter. - Marvin Bell
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. - Gaston Bachelard
A knowledgeable person without a curious mind is like poetry without essence. - Debasish Mridha
We grooved together with a rhythm so beautiful that I could feel the moment turned into poetry. - Dominic Riccitello
Poetry will die when love and pain cease to exist. - Kellie Elmore
Poetry is breathing words that gives a reader pause. - Ankita Singhal
Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. - T.S. Eliot
Poetry in the dark of the night you are my torch.Poetry makes you believe in the freedom in your own home.Poetry causes the increase of the human race.Poetry ennobles the spirit of man.Poetry is like a noble fragrance that caresses your soul.Poetry is the royal essence of beauty. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. - Osho
Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. - Don Marquis
You'll want to read books - novels, because ladies are frivolous; poetry because ladies are sentimental; and sermons, because we are pious. If you must read essays, Mr. Emerson might be best. Your gentleman may have a nodding acquaintance with his works. - Donald McCaig
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote. - Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Poetry is the language of a state of crisis. - Stéphane Mallarmé
Writing poetry is talking to oneself; yet it is a mode of talking to oneself in which the self disappears; and the product's something that, though it may not be for everybody, is about everybody. - Richard Wilbur
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. - Robert Frost
When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existance. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. - John F. Kennedy
Poetry is one of my guilty pleasures and I want to thank you poets for providing me with beautiful words that I can devour and selfishly indulge in any time I want. ♥- - Nina Jean Slack
For [W. B.] Yeats magic was not so much a kind of poetry as poetry a kind of magic, and the object of both alike was evocation of energies and knowledge from beyond normal consciousness. - Kathleen Raine
3 P’s are my soulmates: Pain, Prose and Poetry. - Vinita Kinra
Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul. - Henrik Ibsen
Death is the end of the poetry we call life. - Debasish Mridha
The world needs poetry now more than ever. It's the only thing that can keep music from copying itself and sounding the same. - Lana Del Rey
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