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It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
Alfred de Musset
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
Carol Ann Duffy
The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.
Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
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.
If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.
M. H. Abrams
There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.
You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.
However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it.
I intended an Ode, And it turned to a Sonnet.
Henry Austin Dobson
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe
Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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.
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
I joined the army on my seventeenth birthday, full of the romance of war after having read a lot of World War I British poetry and having seen a lot of post-World War II films. I thought the romantic presentations of war influenced my joining and my presentation of war to my younger siblings.
Walter Dean Myers
I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time - and this includes naps - I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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