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Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
We read Robert Browning's poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough.
When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.
Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.
Robert W. Service
The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects man can't touch.
E. M. Forster
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.
Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
The crown of literature is poetry.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
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.
The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.
You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.
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.
Every now and then I read a poem that does touch something in me, but I never turn to poetry for solace or pleasure in the way that I throw myself into prose.
J. K. Rowling
As an actor, there is room for a certain amount of creativity, but you're always ultimately going to be saying somebody else's words. I don't think I'd have the stamina, skill or ability to write a novel, but I'd love to write short stories and poetry, because those are my two passions.
Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
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