61 Quotes about Poetry
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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
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
Poems of Encouragement
The best poetry opens our hearts and our eyes and makes us realize that many of the issues we face today, people have faced the same challenges hundreds of years ago.
In the Bible, the most ancient of records, we find man, at a very early
period, forming both wind and stringed instruments, modulating his speech into
verse, and exhibiting in the very earliest instance on record that peculiar
parallelism that characterized the Hebrew poetry of all subsequent ages.
Beauty is not all there is of poetry. It must contain the truth. It is not simply an oak, rude and grand, neither is it simply a vine. It is both. Around the oak of truth runs the vine of beauty.
Robert Green Ingersoll
The Oak Tree Poem
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 picture or song-in words.
Grace Porterfiled Polk
Valentine’s Day is the poet’s holiday.
Valentines Day Poems
Who loves all beauty doth a poet grow, and wins the highest joy that mortals know.
James B. Wiggin, Teach A Child
A Child - Poems about Children
Oh, I could write a book or two. Or a poem but this verse will have to do.
Catherine Pulsifer, Love You More
Short Fathers Day Verses
Poetry also can enter the soul. It can inspire hope and aspirations and evoke beauty and delight.
Poems About Hope
Only a simple rhyme of love and sorrow, where "blisses" rhymed with "kisses," "heart", with "dart." Yet, reading it, new strength I seemed to borrow, to live on bravely, and to do my part.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox,Only A Simple Rhyme
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it. Vincent
With books as guides, with prophet, poet, sage, in sweet companionship we daily dwell
Alfred Lavington, Books
Poems About Books
Love poetry contains within its verses some of the best quotes. Poetry has a way of expressing thoughts and placing words that give us encouragement and inspiration!
Love Poetry Quotes
It may be argued that these anonymous poems are the most beloved. These are, after all, lines that have been handed down through the generations.
Every sunrise is a poem written on the earth with words of light, warmth, and love.
I heard the sounds of sorrow and delight, the manifold, soft chimes, that fill the haunted chambers of the Night, like some old poet's rhymes.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hymn Of The Night
Poems About Night
Poetry resembles these clouds; it dwells somewhere in between the melancholy and the answers.
Quotes About Clouds
Take your materials from what is around you – if you see a dandelion, write about that; if it’s misty, write about the mist. The materials for poetry are all about you in profusion.
Poets use countless words to describe their pain, but I only need three: I miss you.
I Miss You Poems
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
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 Happiness
The poetry of earth is never dead...The poetry of earth is ceasing never
World without poetry is like a lover without a rose
To see the summer sky is poetry, though never in a book it lie–true poems flee.
Quotes About Summer
He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
Wisdom and poetry are like fruit for children, unwholesome if too fresh.
W. S. Landor
Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
Short Love Poems
Writing poetry can help express your feelings.
Mary S. Scotsburn
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Fire and Ice Poem
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.
Poetry is not always words.
Short Inspirational Quotes
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
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
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
Joyce Kilmer, Trees
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
Easy Poems To Understand
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
Think On These Things
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
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Difficult Times Quotes
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.
Poetry is as precise as geometry.
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.
Poems about Life
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden
Long have the poets vaunted, in their lays, old times, old loves, old friendship, and old wine
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Old And New
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
Suheil Bushrui, The World's Favorite Love Poems
Short Love Quotes
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
Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.
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
David Byrne, Bicycle Diaries
One can make a poem out of anything
Jaymac, One Can Make A Poem
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
Poems tell a story - it's just that the words rhyme.
L.V. Seachild, Valentine's Day: Poems For The Varying Emotions Of Love
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.
Positive Quotes About Change
The poetry of earth is never dead
John Keats, On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
Edgar Allan Poe
Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry,
without a certain unsoundness of mind.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
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.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
The world presents its Christ to-day, in poetry and art
Ellwood Haines Stokes, The Christ-Child Of The Heart
Poems About Jesus
Come, read to me some poem, some simple and heartfelt lay, that shall soothe this restless feeling, and banish the thoughts of day.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, How Beautiful is the Rain
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