34 Quotes about Poetry

A collection of quotes about Poetry to inspire and encourage you to use your poetic ability to create poems for others. Or, be inspired and encouraged by reading poetry.

  1. Poetry, with its beauty and many, many forms, gives us much to learn. A poem is a pattern, an etching for us to enjoy, a word pircture or song-in words.
    Grace Porterfiled Polk

  2. Writing poetry can help express your feelings.
    Mary S. Scotsburn
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  3. It may be argued that these ananymous poems are the most beloved. These are, after all, lines that have been handed down through the generations.
    John Boyes
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  4. Poetry also can enter the soul. It can inspire hope and aspirations and evoke beauty and delight.
    Gail Harvey
    Poems About Hope

  5. Poetry, especially a favorite poem can bring back memories, it can make you feel happy or sad. Poems can inspire and motivate!
    Samatha Anne Marie Lynch
    Poems About Hapiness

  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
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  7. Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.
    Carl Sandburg

  8. Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
    Dennis Gabor
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  9. 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

  10. Poetry is not always words.
    Audrey Foris
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  11. Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

  12. 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.
    Robert Penn Warren

  13. There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
    Robert Graves

  14. Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
    T.S. Eliot
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  15. A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko
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  16. 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
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  17. A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
    Robert Frost
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  18. A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
    W. H. Auden

  19. Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
    Gustave Flaubert

  20. The creative power of love reveals itself most eloquently in poetic form, for without poetry love is wordless, and without love poetry lacks an energy and dynamism that only love can generate.
    Suheil Bushrui, The World's Favorite Love Poems
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  21. If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
    Charles Darwin
    Poems about Life

  22. The philosophy of poetry must acknowledge that the poetic act has no past, at least no recent past, in which its preparation and appearance could be followed.
    Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
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  23. Sometimes poetry is a journey run by words which compose themselves whilst the emotions of the one who writes settle on paper, and from there to the sensitive fibre of the one who reads attentively.
    Gabriela Olivares

  24. Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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  25. I wouldn't be surprised if poetry - poetry in the broadest sense, in the sense of a world filled with metaphor, rhyme, and recurring patterns, shapes, and designs - is how the world works. The world isn't logical; it's a song.
    David Byrne, Bicycle Diaries

  26. Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
    Poems About Being In Love

  27. Poems tell a story - it's just that the words rhyme.
    L.V. Seachild, Valentine's Day: Poems For The Varying Emotions Of Love

  28. A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.
    Dylan Thomas
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  29. Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
    Cassandra Clare
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  30. Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
    Edgar Allan Poe

  31. Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
    Thomas Babington Macaulay

  32. 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.
    W.B. Yeats

  33. To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
    Walt Whitman

  34. Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
    Carl Sandburg

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