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I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.
I like poems that are little games.
You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.
There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.
Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
I intended an Ode, And it turned to a Sonnet.
Henry Austin Dobson
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
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 Gates Percival
What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.
When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!
As human beings, we are the only organisms that create for the sheer stupid pleasure of doing so. Whether it's laying out a garden, composing a new tune on the piano, writing a bit of poetry, manipulating a digital photo, redecorating a room, or inventing a new chili recipe - we are happiest when we are creating.
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe
It's something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else's poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you're too awkward to do it.
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
When you're going through something, whether it's a wonderful thing like having a child or a sad thing like losing somebody, you often feel like 'Oh my God, I'm so overwhelmed; I'm dealing with this huge thing on my own.' In fact, poetry's a nice reminder that, no, everybody goes through it. These are universal experiences.
Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Photography, painting or poetry - those are just extensions of me, how I perceive things; they are my way of communicating.
Poetry and lyrics are very similar. Making words bounce off a page.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
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