Saint Ambrose - But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.
[ Achieving Beauty Difficulty Gravest Important Making Meant Most Perhaps Poetry Rather Recitation Solely Tell Verbal]
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Stephen Ambrose - By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made.
[ Art Constantly Epic Form General Made Mean Needs Poetry Process Profound Responded Society Way Which]
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Don Ameche - Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.
[ Always Attitude Cannot Epic Exhibits Great Itself Life Manner Poetry Said Some Strictly Symbolic Symbolize]
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Alejandro Amenabar - If epic poetry is a definite species, the sagas do not fall within it.
[ Definite Epic Fall Poetry Species Within]
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Fisher Ames - Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind.
[ Anything Artistic Communities Creation Individual Mind Never Peoples Poetry Poets Production Work]
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William Ames - That is to say, epic poetry has been invented many times and independently; but, as the needs which prompted the invention have been broadly similar, so the invention itself has been.
[ Been Broadly Epic Independently Invented Invention Itself Many Needs Poetry Prompted Say Similar Times Which]
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Kingsley Amis - The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.
[ Age Because Depends Does Heroic Only Poetry Reason]
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Cleveland Amory - Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re-creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things; the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re-creation of tired hours.
[ Chiefly Easier Familiar Glorified Hours Listen Listeners Matter Must Needed New Poetry Quite Remember Since Stories Than Things Tired Traditional Unexpected Would]
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John Amos - With several different kinds of poetry to choose from, a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet, and he would set out, in conscious determination, on an epic poem.
[ Best Choose Conscious Decide Determination Different Epic Kinds Man Out Poem Poet Poetry Set Several Would]
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Yuri Andropov - With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
[ Books Born Consciousness Desired Desires Dreams Know Myself New Poetry Self Set Shakespeare Standards Terms These World]
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James Beard - There's one of my new poems actually - is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas.
[ Actually Between Cross Dylan Earlier Ended Example Good More New Poems Poetry River Shelley Thomas Up Where]
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Mary Ritter Beard - Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
[ Been Certainly Early Had Most Poetry Prior Probably Published Read Say Started Well Writing Years]
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Miriam Beard - Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
[ Ambitious Books Guess Living Make Plan Poetry Pretty Publish Well Write Writing]
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Tim Cahill - Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.
[ Constantly Poet Poetry Poses Questions Succession Which]
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William Devane - Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
[ Actual Besides Class Differs Discourse Everything Exposition First Free Keeping Logical Many Mode Poems Poetry Reading Suggest Teach Teaching Things Two While Would]
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Dan Devine - I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with - the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry.
[ Am Articles Concerning Flood Grateful Insight Keep Mean Nature Poetry Share Textbooks Theses Though Up]
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Bernard Devoto - If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'
[ Answer Ask Correction Disorder Expect Linguistic Music Poetry Question Such Vague Words]
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John Dewey - Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without.
[ Along Comes Every Five Hundred Imagine Living Once Ourselves Poetry Statement Summary Without Years]
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Thomas Dewey - Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.
[ Beings Leads Our Poetry Rational Refreshed Returns Selves Sources Structured Unknown Us]
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Mike DeWine - Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.
[ Attention Directed Greater Lesser More Often Poetry Probably Results Some Than Though Value Values]
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Colin Dexter - That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
[ Certainly Change Directly Enterprise Friends Himself His Most Person Place Poet Poetry Published Taken Today Wonderful Working]
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Ted Dexter - The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.
[ Assurance Been Exposes Himself Learned Only Partial Poet Poetry Risk Said]
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Matt Dillon - That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.
[ Ability Because Blend Did Him Jack Knew Liked Music Our Poetry Readings Why]
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Dennis Franz - I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. It's hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do.
[ Could Hard Hardly How Imagine Poetry Remember Started Thought Write]
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Ace Frehley - While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
[ Called Distaste Far Great Had Modern Music Poetry Really Song Speech Think Usually While]
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James Grainger - Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
[ Graver Hence History Import More Nature Philosophic Poetry Rather Since Something Statements Than Those Universals Whereas]
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Linda Gray - Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
[ Expresses Finer History More Only Particular Philosophical Poetry Than Universal]
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Lord Harlech - Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.
[ Beautiful Effective Impressive Mode Most Poetry Saying Simply Things Widely]
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Renny Harlin - Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
[ Beauty Conditions Criticism Fixed Laws Life Poetic Poetry Such Truth Under]
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Roy Hattersley - Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.
[ Dead Destroyed Make Once Others Poetry Poets Reading Should Then Way Worth Written]
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Gabriel Heatter - I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
[ Closed Feel Going Head Length Look Occasionally Off Poetry Time Works]
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Ben Hecht - There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
[ Army Confuse Improve Life Poetry Salvation Should Think View Your]
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Nelson Bunker Hunt - It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
[ College Education Five Knowledge Learn Men Most Poetry Recover Takes Thinking Vital Years]
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Ernest Istook - At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun.
[ Answered Bits Called Could Deep Every Fun Imagine Jazz Literature Nine Pieces Plays Poetry Point Possibly Question Show Space Stuff Theatrical Thing Things Where]
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Shirley Jackson - A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
[ Art Become Goes Immediate Music Poetry Reflective Stops Think Verbal]
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Francois Jacob - Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
[ Another Ask Before Complain Consciences Examine Experience First Genuinely How Many Modern Obscurity Occasions Poetry Profoundly Shared Should Some Their Themselves]
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Jane Jacobs - Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
[ American Aristocracy Contemporary Every Fallen Feels His Literary Poet Poetry Responsibility Shoulders Upon Whole]
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Paul Keating - I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile. It wasn't that I wanted to become an expatriate, or just never come back, I needed some breathing room. I'd already been translating French poetry, I'd been to Paris once before and liked it very much, and so I just went.
[ Already America Awhile Back Become Been Before Breathing Come French Guess Just Leave Liked Much Needed Never Once Paris Poetry Room Some Translating Very Wanted Went]
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Buster Keaton - I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table.
[ Always Bread Contemporary Earn Food French Interested Into Kind Money Out Own Pay Poetry Poets Put Sideline Sort Spilled Table Translating Translation Way Work]
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John Langdon - Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
[ Destinies Future Image Language Newness Opens Poetic Poetry Say Speech Would]
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Dorthea Lange - The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.
[ Back Dreams Function Give Great Our Poetry Situations Us]
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Anne Sullivan Macy - Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.
[ Airport Anticipating Carrying Hare Heavy Little Loss Luggage Most Poetry Public Reads Than Through Very Will Worse]
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Kevin Madden - I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.
[ Ago Aliens Began Between Coded Gave Hostile Lonely Messages Most Myself New Passing Poetry Read Up World Years]
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Sydney Madwed - Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
[ Poetry School Spoils Until Us Vital]
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Paul Merton - Love is the poetry of the senses.
[ Love Poetry Senses]
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Sylvia Plath - An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive.
[ Agent Exciting Experienced Inquiry Interactive Makes Poem Poetry Reader Unstable Uses Very]
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Donald Pleasence - If poetry alters the way in which the reader views the world, then it has had its desired effect.
[ Alters Desired Effect Had Poetry Reader Then Views Way Which World]
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David Pleat - In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change.
[ Came Change Effect Form Past Poetry Spells Used]
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Martha Plimpton - My obsession with time informs my poetry so completely it is hard for me to summarize it. We want time to pass, for new things to happen to us, we want to hold on to certain moments, we don't want our lives to end.
[ Certain Completely End Happen Hard Hold Informs Lives Moments New Obsession Our Pass Poetry Summarize Things Time Us Want]
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Plotinus - Poetry is but another form of inquiry into the nature of phenomena, using with its own unique procedures and tools.
[ Another Form Inquiry Into Nature Own Phenomena Poetry Procedures Tools Unique Using]
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John Podesta - Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.
[ Conversation Entered Inspired Into Other Poems Poetry Reading Sometimes]
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William Ramsay - When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
[ Another Book College Day Different Dirty Ditties Fingernails Friends Hair Hot Little Much Poetry Short Stories Thing Traditional Used Write Writing]
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Harry Reid - Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
[ Any Days Food Go Healthy Man Poetry Two Without]
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Mitchell Reiss - France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic.
[ Always Among Even Fact Feels France Horror Most Poetic Poetry Prefer She Those Use Verse Whom Will Writers]
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Jean Reno - It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
[ Being Ceaselessly Drunk Drunken Escape Hour Martyred Poetry Slaves Time Virtue Wine Wish]
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Auguste Renoir - It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk; get drunk without stopping! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
[ Drunk Get Martyred Poetry Slaves Stopping Time Virtue Wine Wish Without]
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Charles Revson - Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
[ Ambitious Another Give Hate Hatred Instinctive Meet Men Place Poetry Progress Road Same Them Two Upon]
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Albert Reynolds - 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.
[ Additional Arms Being Dance Dancing Everything Hidden Human Legs Merit Music Mysterious Palpable Poetry Reveal]
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Ray Stevens - Who writes poetry imbibes honey from the poisoned lips of life.
[ Honey Life Lips Poetry Poisoned Writes]
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Deryck Whibley - Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.
[ Life Luxury Many Modern Necessity Oil Petrol Poetry Too View World]
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- Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
[ Destroyed Fettered Fetters Flourish Human Music Nations Painting Poetry Proportion Race Their]
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- Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.
[ Attempt Color Paint Poetry Wind]
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- When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
[ Atoms Comes Concerned Creating Describing Facts Images Language Nearly Only Poet Poetry Too Used]
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- A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.
[ Center Community Different Girls Group High Monica Once Poetry Programs Really Risk Santa Started Talk Three Tried Us Venice Visit Week Well Worked]
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- Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
[ Art Before Oral Poetry Remembers Written]
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- My art and poetry is very political now. Because you've got to find that truth within you and express yourself. Somewhere out there, I know, there will be people who will listen.
[ Art Because Express Find Got Know Listen Now Out Poetry Political Somewhere Truth Very Will Within Yourself]
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- Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.
[ Illuminated Itself Only Poetry Ray Reality Reveals]
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- The cliche is dead poetry.
[ Cliche Dead Poetry]
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- Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
[ Approach Life Poetry Production Rather Than Things]
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- Poetry is life distilled.
[ Distilled Life Poetry]
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- For me, prose walks, poetry dances.
[ Dances Poetry Prose Walks]
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- In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
[ Few Poetry Poets Promising Real University Workshop World Would-Be]
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- My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
[ Extension Filled Films Images Page Poetry Screen Using White]
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- Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
[ Ecstasy Much Poetry Practice Sexual Spiritual]
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- The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
[ Explosion Joy Poetry Quietest]
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- Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.
[ Ago Being Books Farther Hundred Nourished Poems Poetry Than Today Were Years]
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- I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits.
[ Arts Found Kindred Music Oddball Poetry Spirits Visual]
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- Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
[ Breaking Common Freedom Liberties Normal Poetry Rules Sense Speech Taking Violating Violence Words]
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- Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words.
[ Armed Inalienable Logical Picturesque Poetry Sentences Words Wrapped]
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- There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
[ Certain Endured Mediocrity Music Painting Poetry Public Speaking Such Things Which]
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- Eloquence is the poetry of prose.
[ Eloquence Poetry Prose]
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- Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
[ Arranges Art Delightfully Excite Imagination Manner Most Poetry Powerfully Selects Such Symbols Thought Which]
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- The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.
[ Anything Confusing Confusion Destructive Else Exhilaration Explain Infectious Lifetime Moment Mystic Poetry Psychology Purchases Terms Try]
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- Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
[ Art Existence Lending Nothing Poetry Shadows]
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- A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
[ Architecture Dress Eighty Hundred Man New Outlived Painting Poetry Probably Schools Three Two]
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- Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!
[ Heaven Poetry Stars Which Ye]
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- Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
[ Against Being Man Poetry Rebellion]
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- I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.
[ Am Nothing Poetry Say Saying]
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- There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
[ Nothing Poetry Possess Realize Soon]
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- Bleak House is just the most astounding piece of work. There's huge, visionary poetry in it.
[ Astounding Bleak House Huge Just Most Piece Poetry Visionary Work]
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- Poetry is a sort of homecoming.
[ Homecoming Poetry Sort]
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- The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.
[ Always Appeals Enormously Even Go Heroism Irresistibly Making More Poetry Those War Wealthy Whom]
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- An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
[ Age Any Cleverness Decadence Except Incapable Kind Literature Poetry Which]
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- Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
[ Deep Near Oracle Poet Poetry True Truth Utterance Very]
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- Why should poetry have to make sense?
[ Make Poetry Sense Should Why]
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- All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
[ Metaphor Poetry Slang]
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- Poetry lies its way to the truth.
[ Lies Poetry Truth Way]
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- Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something.
[ Being Inclined Inspired Mad Poetry Something Women Write]
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- People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
[ Celebrate Celebrated Mistake More Poetry Poets Should Than Wish Wishes Write]
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- Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.
[ Just Language Life Matter Poetry]
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- I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
[ Always Around Composing Hadn Loved Music Poetry Putting Thought Time Together Two Until Writing]
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- Poetry is indispensable - if I only knew what for.
[ Indispensable Knew Only Poetry]
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- Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
[ Burning Evidence Just Life Poetry Well Your]
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- I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry.
[ Dabbled Newspaper Poetry School Teenagers Things Wrote]
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- I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; - poetry = the best words in the best order.
[ Best Clever Definitions Homely Order Our Poetry Poets Prose Remember Their Wish Words Would Young]
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- Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
[ Beautiful Been Discover Exceeding Given Good Great Habit Meets Own Poetry Reward Surrounds Wishing]
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- Poetry: the best words in the best order.
[ Best Order Poetry Words]
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- I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart.
[ Believe Come Deep Down Expose Feelings Get Good Heart Poetry Songs Suppose Surface Think Unless Write Writing Your Yourself]
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- Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.
[ Call Comedies Essential Humor Mean Nothing Part Poetry Prior Shakespeare Them Wordsworth]
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- He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech.
[ Birth Fertilizes Gives Line Phrase Poetry Speech Then Weeks]
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- Only in dreams, in poetry, in play do we sometimes arrive at what we were before we were this thing that, who knows, we are.
[ Arrive Before Dreams Knows Only Play Poetry Sometimes Thing Were]
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- And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before.
[ Am Before Bridge Contented Ever Fancy Inasmuch Interested More Now Office Poetry Present Such Symbol Than Working Writing Year]
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- That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said.
[ Agencies Finally Formal Get Poetry Prose Said Something Survived]
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- You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
[ Campaign Govern Poetry Prose]
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- I don't like to boast, but I have probably skipped more poetry than any other person of my age and weight in this country.
[ Age Any Boast Country More Other Person Poetry Probably Skipped Than Weight]
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- 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.
[ Always Conversation Escapes Ghost Interview Memory Poetry Prose Romance Time Touching Where]
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- And there are a lot more people reading poetry, but there are not so many people reading an individual poet.
[ Individual Lot Many More Poet Poetry Reading]
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- But for me, being an editor I've been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most.
[ Been Being Books Could Crucial Editor Give Kinds Love Most Part Poetry Time Way Which]
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- But poetry is my life. Poetry is what matters to me.
[ Life Matters Poetry]
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- Dealing with poetry is a daunting task, simply because the reason one does it as an editor at all is because one is constantly coming to terms with one's own understanding of how to understand the world.
[ Because Coming Constantly Daunting Dealing Does Editor How Own Poetry Reason Simply Task Terms Understand Understanding World]
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- Every so often I find some poems that are too good for the readers of The Atlantic because they are a little too involved with the nature of poetry, as such.
[ Atlantic Because Every Find Good Involved Little Nature Often Poems Poetry Readers Some Such Too]
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- I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry.
[ Any Awful Because Knows Lost Lot Memorize Muscle Nobody Poetry Think]
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- It is a way we reassess our past. We can do that in poetry in ways we can't do in prose.
[ Our Past Poetry Prose Way Ways]
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- My friends never talk to me about my poetry because they're embarrassed that I write it or they're embarrassed by what I write about which are not such extraordinarily terrifying things, but they are the state of human existence.
[ Because Embarrassed Existence Extraordinarily Friends Human Never Poetry State Such Talk Terrifying Things Which Write]
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- Poetry is composing for the breath.
[ Breath Composing Poetry]
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- Poetry should be able to reach everybody, and it should be able to appeal to all levels of understanding.
[ Able Appeal Everybody Levels Poetry Reach Should Understanding]
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- Poetry was invented as an mnemonic device to enable people to remember their prayers.
[ Device Enable Invented Poetry Prayers Remember Their]
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- The more poetry you have in the head, the more poetry you will understand because you will be getting to the roots of what it is that makes people write poetry at all.
[ Because Getting Head Makes More Poetry Roots Understand Will Write]
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- There are so many things that poetry is about, one of which is memory.
[ Many Memory Poetry Things Which]
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- They need to learn poetry. They don't need to learn about poetry. They don't need to be told how to interpret poetry. They don't need to be told how to understand poetry. They need to learn it.
[ How Interpret Learn Need Poetry Told Understand]
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- But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor, and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet.
[ Does Frankly Get Girls Living Lot Make Poet Poetry Professor Unless Writing]
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- I like the way words go together and I like the gamesmanship of writing poetry. It is such a challenge.
[ Challenge Go Poetry Such Together Way Words Writing]
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- I've always written, all my life, and when I was very young I developed an interest in poetry.
[ Always Developed Interest Life Poetry Very Written Young]
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- Poetry is of so subtle a spirit, that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate.
[ Another Evaporate Into Language Out Poetry Pouring Spirit Subtle Will]
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- The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
[ Absolutely Beauty Eyes Fear Five Going Hours Jail Mind Poetry Six Their Worth]
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- Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job.
[ Asks Being Besides Care Experience Form Job Making Money Opinions Other Part Poetry Some Successful Values]
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- I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals, but even as I withdrew into this reading, I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.
[ African Also Bad Even Into Journals Kind Led Life North Poetry Published Reading Some Withdrew Wrote Young]
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- I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that.
[ Anybody Because Claim Craft Does Done Dubious Else Enables Ginsberg Harm Honor Kind Live Mean More Most Poetry Poets Practitioners Reducing Than Thing Think]
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- I want a fever, in poetry: a fever, and tranquillity.
[ Fever Poetry Tranquillity Want]
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- She was the Judy Garland of American poetry.
[ American Garland Judy Poetry She]
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- The mystical poetry of William Blake's artwork also forms the basis for the album cover.
[ Album Also Artwork Basis Blake Cover Forms Mystical Poetry William]
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- If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
[ Feel Head Know Off Physically Poetry Taken Top Were]
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- If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
[ Body Book Cold Ever Fire Know Makes Poetry Read Warm Whole]
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- There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
[ Any Away Book Lands Nor Page Poetry Prancing Take Us]
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- Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
[ Barbaric Must Poetry Something Vast Wild]
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- When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
[ Age Allowed Dulling Excellence Goodbye Human Music Old Painting Perform Poetry Say Superstition Task Temperament]
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- Sometimes the beauty is easy. Sometimes you don't have to try at all. Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake. Sometimes there's poetry written right on the bathroom wall.
[ Bathroom Beauty Blow Easy Handshake Hear Poetry Right Sometimes Try Wall Wind Written]
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- I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.
[ Frontiers How Man Opposition Physics Poetry Same See Time Work Write]
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- 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.
[ Before Ever Everyone Exact Knew Opposite Poetry Science Something Such Tell Tries Understood Way]
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- I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
[ Am Fools Know Loving Poetry Saying Two Whining]
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- All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.
[ Blood Forged Good Link Patiently Poetry Slowly Sweat Tears]
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- Have you ever heard a good joke? If you've ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you're already on the way to poetry. It's about using words in very precise ways and using gesture.
[ Already Ever Gesture Good Heard Joke Just Pacing Poetry Precise Right Someone Then Using Very Way Ways Words]
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- I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.
[ Am Arts Comes Federal Funding Interest Less Optimistic Poetry Prospects Resurgence See]
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- I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry.
[ Because Elements Language Music Poetry Show Think Those Try Two]
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- I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.
[ Age Apprehensive Every Feared Filtered Lens Poetry Race Sex Talked Through Time Would]
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- Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.
[ Children Come Curriculum Early Get Instead Literature Make Need Poetry Pontificate Sure Talk Teachers Trying Up]
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- Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
[ Distilled Language Most Poetry Powerful]
Topic: Poetry
- The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something.
[ Clouds Ecstasy Feel Minute Parted Poetry Seen Something Sustains]
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- There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.
[ Advise Congress Distinct Duties How Laureate Librarian Library Plan Poet Poetry Promote Reading Rest Series Want]
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- For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment; in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.
[ Amiss Cynicism Depict Experiment Hazardous Humour Little Own Poet Poetry Regarding Sense Trade Wholesome]
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- A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being.
[ Artificial Being Deceived Differing Divisions Each Emotion Essence Expression Kinds Lyric Other Personal Poetry Real Several Suppose Then True Which Wholly]
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- Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
[ Any Distinct Drama Energy Epic Experiences Governed Into Long Narrative Persistent Poetic Poetry Really Related Separate Succession Them Which Whole Work]
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- But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry.
[ Art Connection Finished Poetry Song Use Words]
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- For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.
[ Arts Few Infinitely Man Moods Poetry Recurrent Same Subjects Unstable Various While]
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- If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.
[ Circumstance External Heighten Imperfect Poetry Value Word]
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- It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse.
[ Added Form Habitually Here Poetry Should Takes Verse]
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- Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course.
[ Appeal Being Completeness Course Desire Even Experience Intensity Life Matter Men Poetry Sign Though Unconscious Universality Which]
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- Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way.
[ Certain Communicated Communication Experiences Other Poetry Through Way Words]
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- So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.
[ Announce Ask Been Capacity Either Exhausts Fails Failure Having Imaginative Impress Insignificant Itself Kind Mood Poetry Prose Recorded Shall Us Verse Will]
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- The musician - if he be a good one - finds his own perception prompted by the poet's perception, and he translates the expression of that perception from the terms of poetry into the terms of music.
[ Expression Finds Good His Into Music Musician Own Perception Poet Poetry Prompted Terms Translates]
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- To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential.
[ Anything Certainly Concerned Delightful Entertaining Even Far His Know May Poet Poetry Something]
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- We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order - poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible.
[ Art Best Classes Conditions Different Essential Finished Impossible Into Order Poetry Put Recognise Result These Which Words]
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- Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
[ Dancing Foot Poetry]
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- It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal.
[ Always Because Equal Fiction Good More Poetry Tends Things Unlike Which Win Women]
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- Poetry and prayer are very similar.
[ Poetry Prayer Similar Very]
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- Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
[ Aloud Both Conscious Ear Head How Inside Intensely Learn Makes Poetry Reader Sound Weight Words Writing]
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- I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.
[ Assimilation Bringing Broader Communicating Element Far Guess His Into Literary Love Mad Made Manifesto Mark Much Music Poetry See Significant Some Two Vessels]
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- Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis.
[ Beauty Body Born Genre Head Her Poetry Purest Severed Sword Symbolic Woman]
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- Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country.It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world.
[ Any Country Crisis Energy Equal Last Long Natural Our Poetry Possessing Potential Power Resource Will World]
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- As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.
[ Always Career Ever Feel Fundamentally Game His Honest Life May Messed Mug Must Nothing Permanent Poet Poetry Quite Sure Things Time Up Value Wasted Written]
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- Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
[ Before Communicate Genuine Poetry Understood]
Topic: Poetry
- 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.
[ Course Emotion Emotions Escape Expression Know Loose Means Only Personality Poetry These Things Those Turning Want]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
[ Aware Being Constant Deeper Evasion Feelings Form Little Lives Make May More Mostly Our Ourselves Penetrate Poetry Rarely Time Unnamed Us Which]
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- Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
[ Changing Help Language Only Poetry Prevent Rapidly Refine Should Time Too]
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- The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
[ Actual Business Emotions Express Feelings Find Into New Ones Ordinary Poet Poetry Them Up Use Which Working]
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- Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
[ Comparable Forms Grades Higher Kind Lower Money Paper Poetry Thinking]
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- 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.
[ Blooded Delicate Emotions Held Ideas Language Nth Ordinary Poetry Power Raised Skin Together Tough Words]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
[ Mere Poetry Sir]
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- Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.
[ Everywhere Lack Money Poetry Poets]
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- But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it.
[ Beginning Chance Clear Concrete Course Got Idea Much Never Peculiarly Poetry Public Really Settings Suited Using]
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- But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.
[ Allows Am Cannot Choose Close Concrete Feel Given Muse Only Pleased Poetry Still Write]
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- For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using language which came out of a particular feeling, and I don't have control over whether this feeling is in me or not.
[ Came Concrete Control Feeling Language Out Over Particular Poetry Using Way Whether Which]
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- Well, probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides, it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different.
[ Bad Besides Completely Concrete Confused Different Fed Lot Poetry Probably Up Visual Well Which]
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- For awhile after you quit Keats all other poetry seems to be only whistling or humming.
[ After Awhile Humming Keats Only Other Poetry Quit Seems Whistling]
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- Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
[ Elegance Least Most Poetry Revelation]
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- All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
[ Exact Geometry Inventions Poetry Science Sure True]
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- Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
[ Everything Geometry Invents May Perfectly Poetry Precise Sure True]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
[ Geometry Poetry Precise Thing]
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- I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry.
[ Began Ever Everybody Find Hand Heard Nearly Poetry Quite Their Trying Usual Way Writers Writing]
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- I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.
[ Incidentally Including Interesting Into Lot More Moved Poetry Prose Rhythms Sonnets Than Things Used Various Which Write Writing]
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- The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects man can't touch.
[ Man Objects Poetry Resides Seek Sort Touch]
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- Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level.
[ Another Just Level Poetry Read Some Takes]
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- Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
[ Life Poetry Taking Throat Way]
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- Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
[ Grief Grievance Poetry Politics]
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- Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
[ Gets Lost Poetry Translation]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
[ Emotion Found Poetry Thought Words]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
[ Able Attention Being Drawback Full Give Half Much Poetry Prose Say Seeming Time Twice Virtue Your]
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- Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
[ Making Music Plucking Poetry Them]
Topic: Poetry
- I don't know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion.
[ Better Digestion Good Know Life Love Poetry Preparation Than]
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- There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
[ Endless Farmers Ferocious Light Poetry Setting Sun Toil Up Wives]
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- I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore. I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.
[ Back Before Began Bookstore Came Composing Down Even Got Head Her Hotel Immediately Melodies Paris Piano Picked Poems Poetry Read Up Volume Wrote]
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- Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
[ Dash Deal Dictionary Joy Pain Poetry Wonder]
Topic: Poetry
- I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.
[ Bow Creator Gifted Poetry Presence Say See Seen Want]
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- Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
[ Bed Does Expression Line Lying Making Night Party Poet Poetry Private Public Really Think Thinking Time World]
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- Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
[ Human Known Mind Original Outlet Place Poetry Private Public Say Speak Their Where]
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- The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.
[ Awareness Does Only Poetry Save Thing World]
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- The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
[ Eternal Example Flower Life Poetry Reproduction]
Topic: Nature
- Poetry uses the hub of a torque converter for a jello mold.
[ Hub Mold Poetry Uses]
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- I published, privately, a collection of my serious poetry I had written over the years. I only published 50 copies, which I gave to friends, in a special deluxe edition. It was ridiculously expensive but I'm glad that I did it.
[ Collection Copies Deluxe Did Edition Expensive Friends Gave Glad Had Only Over Poetry Privately Published Ridiculously Serious Special Which Written Years]
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- Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
[ Alas Easy Everywhere Looking Paper Poetry Putting Surrounds Us]
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- You don't go after poetry, you take what comes. Maybe the gods do it through me but I certainly do a hell of a lot of the work.
[ After Certainly Comes Go Gods Hell Lot Maybe Poetry Take Through Work]
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- In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre; they are, at the same time, poetry, criticism, narrative, drama, etc.
[ Beyond Century Conceptual Criticism Drama Etc Genre Most Narrative Opinion Poetry Rise Same Significant Those Time Twentieth Tyranny Works]
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- I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.
[ Architecture Did Invention Moral Music Painting Poetry Same See Truth Venture Way]
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- If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.
[ Money Neither Poetry]
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- There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
[ Either Money Poetry Then]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
[ Breathe Burn Poetry Thoughts Words]
Topic: Poetry
- What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the English language to a young man.
[ Body English Know Language Love Man Most Passionate Perhaps Poetry Remarkable Shakespeare Wrote Young]
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- Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life's true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
[ Into Life Literature Looking Looks Loudly Mirror Monkey Often Poetry Said Socrates True Vain Work]
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- Prose talks and poetry sings.
[ Poetry Prose Sings Talks]
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- Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.
[ Another Art Differ Excursion Goal Journey Poetry Process Prose Purpose Same Science Token]
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- Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help.
[ Bit Deep Feeling Good Help Language Make Poetry Way Would]
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- I was reading the poems of Rochester. Rochester made himself out to be bisexual, but I think that was only to shock. Most of his poetry is sexual, even pornographic.
[ Bisexual Even Himself His Made Most Only Out Poems Poetry Reading Rochester Sexual Shock Think]
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- My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
[ Attempt Definition Old Poetry Teacher Understand]
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- There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
[ Aids Almost Been Both Decades Deeply Felt Few Last Poetry Popular Subjects Two Us Vietnam War Which]
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- I have experienced healing through other writers' poetry, but there's no way I can sit down to write in the hope a poem will have healing potential. If I do, I'll write a bad poem.
[ Bad Down Experienced Healing Hope Other Poem Poetry Potential Sit Through Way Will Write Writers]
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- Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre, and installed instead, as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise - nobody need read it, but anybody can do it.
[ Aerobic Anybody Been Eliminated Exercise Genre Installed Instead Kind Literary Need Nobody Poetry Read Seems Spiritual]
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- Translation is an interestingly different way to be involved both with poetry and with the language that I've found myself living in much of the time. I think the two feed each other.
[ Both Different Each Feed Found Interestingly Involved Language Living Much Myself Other Poetry Think Time Translation Two Way]
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- When you translate poetry in particular, you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom you're working puts together words, sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse, the syntax and the sentence.
[ Between How Line Look Obliged Particular Phrases Poetry Puts Sentence Sentences Syntax Tension Together Translate Triple Verse Whom Words Working Writer]
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- Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
[ Human Poetry Race]
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- None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
[ Alchemy Exaltation Into Less None Nothing Pain Poet Poetry Than Tragedy Transmuted Write]
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- I have had much to learn from Sweden's poetry and, more especially, from her lyrics of the last generation.
[ Especially Generation Had Her Last Learn Lyrics More Much Poetry Sweden]
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- No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry - to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave.
[ Assembly Before Blaze Crest Every Flowers Full Gifts Illustrious Lights More Now Offerings Once Poetry Really Ride Right Should Shower Wave Young]
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- It's always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring. It's hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope.
[ Always Around Combination Find Hard Head Hubble Inspiring Physics Poetry Scope Things Wrap Your]
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- Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
[ Acquired Art Come Emotion Into Measure Must Nature Poetry Put]
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- Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
[ Key Nature Poetry]
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- The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
[ Century Eighteenth Poetry Prose Seventeenth]
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- To be born in Wales, not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but, with music in your blood and with poetry in your soul, is a privilege indeed.
[ Blood Born Indeed Mouth Music Poetry Privilege Silver Soul Spoon Wales Your]
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- No art form points like poetry to this originality of language as to its essential and abiding concern.
[ Abiding Art Concern Essential Form Language Originality Poetry Points]
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- I think that the job of poetry, its political job, is to refresh the idea of justice, which is going dead in us all the time.
[ Dead Going Idea Job Justice Poetry Political Refresh Think Time Us Which]
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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.
[ Actually Artist Cannot Deal Expressed Find Great Highest Look Merit More Nobody Ought Pictures Poet Poetry Read Statues Than Their Them Think]
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- I wrote The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God in five hours, but I had it all planned out. It isn't poetry and it does not pretend to be, but it does what it sets out to do.
[ Does Eye Five God Green Had Hours Little Out Planned Poetry Pretend Sets Wrote Yellow]
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- Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
[ Life Poetry Remembering Worth]
Topic: Poetry
- 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.
[ Anything Cannot Contempt Else Heart Himself Holds Itself Language Much Nature Poetry Respect Universal Which]
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- A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of political positions variously approvable by mutually disapproving groups.
[ Disapproving Expectation Groups Mutually Poetry Political Positions Public Said Such Variously]
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- I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.
[ Credit Making Poetry Possible]
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- In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself.
[ Becomes Fact Itself Lyric Medium Poetry Recognizable Ring Truth Truthfulness Within]
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- Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last grow up to that which we stored up as we grew.
[ Grew Grow Last Manifesting Order Poetry Stored Up Where Which]
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- Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.
[ Always Mysterious Poetry Relationship Slightly Wonder Your]
Topic:
- The completely solitary self: that's where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also.
[ Also Comes Completely Crises Crisis Gets Intimate Isolated Often Poetry Self Solitary Those Very Where]
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- The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself - as a vocation and an elevation almost.
[ Almost Arrival Elevation Fact Itself Life Matter Miraculous Most Poetry Thing Unexpected Vocation]
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- But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own; and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
[ Apart Artistic Beauty Bible Chinese Every Found Great Hebrew High Indian Monument Original Own Persian Poetry Prose Rare Religious Respect Scripture Some Special Stands Sublime Value Very Whether Will]
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- I often imagine that the longer he studies English literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion of love both in fiction and in poetry.
[ Astonished Both English Extraordinary Fiction Given Imagine Japanese Literature Longer Love More Must Often Passion Poetry Student Studies]
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- It is true that short forms of poetry have been cultivated in the Far East more than in modern Europe; but in all European literature short forms of poetry are to be found - indeed quite as short as anything in Japanese.
[ Anything Been Cultivated East Europe European Far Forms Found Indeed Japanese Literature Modern More Poetry Quite Short Than True]
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- Perhaps there is an idea among Japanese students that one general difference between Japanese and Western poetry is that the former cultivates short forms and the latter longer ones, gut this is only in part true.
[ Among Between Cultivates Difference Former Forms General Gut Idea Japanese Latter Longer Ones Only Part Perhaps Poetry Short Students True Western]
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- The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry.
[ Any Closely Comes Finnish Form Interest Japanese Many More Only Other Ought Poetry Reason Respects Special Student Subject Than Western]
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- There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
[ Described Destiny Fulfilling Her Ideal Maid Misfortune Natural Old Poetry Prevents Seldom Sorrow Type Very Whom Woman]
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- Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch's brew.
[ Dark Formulae Full Hidden Hints Operates Poetry Secrets Suggestions Witch]
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- There's not a good poet I know who has not at the beck and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that composes his mental library.
[ Beck Call Composes Good His Know Library Memory Mental Poet Poetry Quantity Vast]
Topic:
- Well you can't teach the poetry, but you can teach the craft.
[ Craft Poetry Teach Well]
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- To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
[ Alive Always Apprehend Beautiful Beautifully Feel Flash Flow Language Means Most Poetry Reading Ready Something Sudden]
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- Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of.
[ Childhood Few Grow Habits Managed Nasty Out Poetry]
Topic:
- I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
[ Conversation Cramps Ignorance Little Poetry Read Sometimes Wish Would Your]
Topic:
- It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither.
[ Cannot Except Flying Happy Know Poetry Reach Road Royal Should Thing Thither Time World]
Topic:
- Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
[ Almost Draw Even Extinguish May Meaning Out Perfect Pleasure Poetry Sometimes Understanding Usually Will]
Topic: Poetry
- Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
[ Act Am Because Ceases Experience Into Keep Line Memory Morning Over Poetry Razor Shaving Skin Taught Thoughts Watch]
Topic: Experience
- If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
[ Act Ceases Into Line Memory Poetry Razor Skin]
Topic:
- I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
[ Could Define More Poetry Rat Than]
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- Some Marines made fun of the fact that I had done plays and studied poetry, but then I won the award for physical training.
[ Award Done Fact Fun Had Made Marines Physical Plays Poetry Some Studied Then Training Won]
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- Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
[ Art Heir Make Men Object Poetry Prophecy Then]
Topic:
- If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
[ Heir Make Men Object Poetry Prophecy Then]
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- When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
[ Becomes Burning Gets Heart Philosophy Poetry Then Truth]
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- Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.
[ Art Chords Compared Conversation Love May Philosophy Poetry Scandal Seven Weather]
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- I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career - they are so fun and witty.
[ Baker Career Colin Evenings Fun Hopefully Love Music Next Perfect Performed Poetry Rest Strangers Sylvia Those Touring Witty Would Year]
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- I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it.
[ Affecting Beautiful Comes Davis Forms Liking Literary Miles Page Play Poetry Poignancy Really Space Text Think Very Where]
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- If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.
[ America Bar Beaten Beautiful Comes Even Form Get Go Innovation Into Language Lot Most Places Poetry Probably Really Say Strong Up Word]
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- I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.
[ Any Culture Definition Intellectuals Modern Nine-Tenths Our Poetry Possible Read Think Which]
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- For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history.
[ Being Facing History Life Poetry Situation State Way]
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- I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
[ Been Came Change Complicity Denounce Enough Exploitation Humiliation Injustice Intolerable Kind Know Need Poetry Remain Silent Through Urgent World Would]
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- Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.
[ Form Highly Mathematics Poetry Relationship Rigorous Words]
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- Poetry is not only a set of words which are chosen to relate to each other; it is something which goes much further than that to provide a glimpse of our vision of the world.
[ Chosen Each Further Glimpse Goes Much Only Other Our Poetry Provide Relate Set Something Than Vision Which Words World]
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- Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.
[ Extremely Friendship Pearl Poetry Precious Rare Real]
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- Gil Thorpe is a great diversion and is to book writing as poetry is to prose.
[ Book Diversion Great Poetry Prose Thorpe Writing]
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- For me, poetry is always a search for order.
[ Always Order Poetry Search]
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- I've always had a love for poetry and when I got signed to a record label I thought, 'How odd that I'm doing a record before a book of poetry,'
[ Always Before Book Doing Got Had How Label Love Odd Poetry Record Signed Thought]
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- Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture.
[ After Before Culture Grace Literature Poetry State]
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- All the modern verse plays, they're terrible; they're mostly about the poetry. It's more important that the play is first.
[ First Important Modern More Mostly Play Plays Poetry Terrible Verse]
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- My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday, so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
[ Asked Birthday Her Mother Poetry Read Said Wanted]
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- And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.
[ Ability Analyze Any Character Charm Comedic Comic Could Dance Father Had Instrument Loved Musical Perform Play Poetry Sing Wonderfully]
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- Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.
[ Act Because Involves Poetry Political Telling Truth]
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- So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders.
[ Against Among Becomes Between Dialogue Each Guards Leaders Manipulation Means Mute Only Other Our Poetry Produces So-Called Unknown Us Useful]
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- The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think.
[ Feel Find First Function How Learn Out Poetry Really Tell Think Truth]
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- You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
[ Bring Find Nowhere Poetry Some Unless Will]
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- You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
[ Anywhere Bring Find Poetry Some Unless Will]
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- Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
[ Actuality Against Always Apparently Artifice Even Fantastic Most Poetry Revolt Sense]
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- The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.
[ Also Eastern Heart Learning Literature Poetry Prose Russian Tradition]
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- Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.
[ Acting Direction Poetry Prose Realistic Stylized]
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- 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.
[ Amaze Does Enters Great Into Itself Poetry Should Soul Startle Subject Thing Which]
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- Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
[ Almost Appear Excess Fine Highest His Own Poetry Reader Remembrance Should Singularity Strike Surprise Thoughts Wording]
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- Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
[ Almost Appear Highest His Own Poetry Reader Remembrance Should Strike Thoughts Wording]
Topic: Poetry
- The poetry of the earth is never dead.
[ Dead Earth Never Poetry]
Topic: Nature
- When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
[ Area Arrogance Cleanses Concern Corrupts Diversity Existence Him His Leads Limitations Man Poetry Power Reminds Richness Toward]
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- I'm fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there's a lot of poetry in it. There's a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you'd better listen to it pretty carefully, 'cause it's important.
[ Anger Better Carefully Cause Energy Fascinated Hip-Hop Important Listen Lot Poetry Pretty Rap Social Think]
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- I think when kids just see well-crafted poetry, it's just obtuse to them. It's hard to relate to.
[ Hard Just Kids Poetry Relate See Them Think]
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- That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound, and when you understand it, it is only ridiculous.
[ Incomprehensible Only Poetry Profound Ridiculous Seems Understand Way]
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- I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.
[ Allowed Along Art Dance English Eventually French Got Had History Major Modern Own Poetry Published Which Write]
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- We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other.
[ Because Brands Communities Each Getting Looking Other Our Poetry Spirituality Things Those]
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- I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.
[ Always Behind Best Craft Create Curtain Even Exhilaration Feeling Finally How Illusion Just Liked Magic Now Poetry Poets See Starting Tested Tried Used Wonderful]
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- The music just tends to be a vehicle for that poetry.
[ Just Music Poetry Tends Vehicle]
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- Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
[ Art Beautifully Big Canvas Deals Form Get How Kicks Making Other Paint Poetry Preferably Wonderful Write]
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- As for political poetry, as it's usually defined, it seems there's very little good political poetry.
[ Defined Good Little Poetry Political Seems Usually Very]
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- I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s.
[ Been Certainly Course Fiction Influenced Know Late Love Much Music Nearly Overwhelmed Painting Peace Poetry Read Them Until War]
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- I was excited by what my painter friends were doing, and they seemed to be interested in our poetry too, and that was a wonderful little, fizzy sort of world.
[ Doing Excited Friends Interested Little Our Painter Poetry Seemed Sort Too Were Wonderful World]
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- I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting as were thousands of other people, and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write, but it's not.
[ Become Influenced Other Painting Part Poetry Seems Surrealist Thousands Way Were Write]
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- I wonder if I ever thought of an ideal reader... I guess when I was in my 20s and in New York and maybe even in my early 30s, I would write for my wife Janice... mainly for my poet friends and my wife, who was very smart about poetry.
[ Early Even Ever Friends Guess Ideal Mainly Maybe New Poet Poetry Reader Smart Thought Very Wife Wonder Would Write York]
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- The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
[ Advertising America Copy Life Poetry Prose Trouble Turned Us]
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- Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
[ Bear Certain Deal Great Hand Moderate Occasions Other Poetry Prose Sinks Under Weight]
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- Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things, but to me they're more visual than oral, and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book. I haven't the least idea of where poetry is going.
[ Almost Beautiful Belong Book Concrete Continue Going Haven Idea Least More Oral Out Poetry Poets Rather Really Than Things Turn Visual Wall Where]
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- I think that concrete poetry seems to have, as far as I can see, come to a kind of a dead end. It doesn't seem to be going any further than it went in its high period of about five or six years ago.
[ Ago Any Come Concrete Dead End Far Five Further Going High Kind Period Poetry See Seem Seems Six Than Think Went Years]
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- I think that is where poetry reading becomes such an individual thing. I mean I have friend who like poets who just don't say anything to me at all, I mean they seem to me rather ordinary and pedestrian.
[ Anything Becomes Friend Individual Just Mean Ordinary Pedestrian Poetry Poets Rather Reading Say Seem Such Thing Think Where]
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- I think there's no excuse for the American poetry reader not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world.
[ American Deal Excuse Going Good Knowing Poetry Reader Rest Think World]
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- I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us, and I wouldn't agree with Bly that it's a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well, and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention.
[ Ability Agree Always Attention Bad Depends Enough Hold Impulse Individual Interesting Make Poet Poetry Shape Thing Think Towards Us Visual Well Which Will Your]
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- Of course a poem is a two-way street. No poem is any good if it doesn't suggest to the reader things from his own mind and recollection that he will read into it, and will add to what the poet has suggested. But I do think poetry readings are very important.
[ Add Any Course Good His Important Into Mind Own Poem Poet Poetry Read Reader Readings Recollection Street Suggest Suggested Things Think Two-Way Very Will]
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- We don't attempt to have any theme for a number of the anthology, or to have any particular sequence. We just put in things that we like, and then we try to alternate the prose and the poetry.
[ Alternate Anthology Any Attempt Just Number Particular Poetry Prose Put Sequence Theme Then Things Try]
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- Poetry must be made by all and not by one.
[ Made Must Poetry]
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- What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
[ Country Details Did Draw Eyes Flowers Getting Learn Life Names Open Our Paint Poetry She Such Teaching Us Wild]
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- What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing.
[ Any Anything Art Beautiful Does Dramatic Making Matter Means Moving Music Never Plastic Poetry Question Represent Representing Same Something Thing]
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- The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across.
[ Accidents Across Also Characters Film Films Find Location Making Organic Place Poetry Relationships Spirit Stumble Themes Thing Whole]
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- I want to branch out. I want to write. I write poetry. I want to see my children grow up well.
[ Branch Children Grow Out Poetry See Up Want Well Write]
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- I realized poetry's the thing that I can do 'cause I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.
[ Cause Intensity Poetry Realized Stick Thing Tremendous Work]
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- Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do. You'll have that readership. Keep going until you know you're doing work that's worthy. And then see what happens. That's my advice.
[ Advice Care Doing Going Happens Keep Know Meet Poetry Readership See Some Then Until Way Work Worthy]
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- My mother carried on and supported us; her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
[ Ambition Been Carried Had Her Mother Poetry Songs Supported Us Write]
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- Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home.
[ Because Extraordinary Home Keep Nothing Now Oblivion Only Ordinary Poetry Save Think Will Writing]
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- The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry.
[ Became Best Day Every Going Irony Poetry Probably Subject Work]
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- There is a wonderful Hungarian literature, especially in lyric poetry.
[ Especially Hungarian Literature Lyric Poetry Wonderful]
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- Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.
[ Called Melody Music Own Poetry]
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- I knew what book we had to write, it was clear in my head; it was journals and poetry. So I passed on their offer. I told my agent this is our vision, and no one's done it this way.
[ Agent Book Clear Done Had Head Journals Knew Offer Our Passed Poetry Their Told Vision Way Write]
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- Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
[ Across Architecture Been Before Bridge Change Dream Fears Foundations Future Lays Lives Never Only Our Poetry Skeleton Vision]
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- Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls.
[ Beauty Better Continually God Make Men Poetry Revealing Set Something Souls Those Truth Types Us Which Wiser]
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- Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly... in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.
[ Better Directly Fails Far Grows Had Her Hoarse Imply Open Poetry Preach Pulpit Than Them Things Voice]
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- There are men who can write poetry, and there are men who can read balance sheets. The men who can read balance sheets cannot write.
[ Balance Cannot Men Poetry Read Sheets Write]
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- But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history.
[ Background History Hobbies Interests Language Maker Nearer Poetry Subject Than Utterance Way]
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- So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations.
[ Effort Essentially Language Make Out Poetry Remains Sense Senseless Shaping Situations Suppose]
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- Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
[ Cut Drama Epic Fiction History Left Literature Little Out Poetry Quarrels Very Will]
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- As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
[ Advances Almost Civilization Declines Necessarily Poetry]
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- Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
[ Certain Enjoy Even Mind Perhaps Person Poet Poetry Without]
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- All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
[ Affection Authors Behind Books Course Enjoyed Fishing Get Met Miscellaneous Most Never Poetry Prose Side Those Whom]
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- And if they haven't got poetry in them, there's nothing you can do that will produce it.
[ Got Haven Nothing Poetry Produce Them Will]
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- And the second question, can poetry be taught? I didn't think so.
[ Poetry Question Second Taught Think]
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- However, I learned something. I thought that if the young person, the student, has poetry in him or her, to offer them help is like offering a propeller to a bird.
[ Bird Help Her Him However Learned Offer Offering Person Poetry Something Student Them Thought Young]
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- I never think about poetry except when I'm writing it. I mean my poetry.
[ Except Mean Never Poetry Think Writing]
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- I was very interested in American poetry for many years. Much less now.
[ American Interested Less Many Much Now Poetry Very Years]
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- In fact a lot of them I think are absolute baloney. Those Charles Olsens and people like that. At first I was interested in seeing what they were up to, what they were doing, why they were doing it. They never moved me in the way that one is moved by true poetry.
[ Absolute Baloney Charles Doing Fact First Interested Lot Moved Never Poetry Seeing Them Think Those True Up Way Were Why]
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- When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought, you can't teach poetry. This is ridiculous.
[ Asked Edinburgh Poetry Residence Ridiculous Teach Thought Writer]
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- Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
[ Cares Conventional Either Football Life Man Meet Notwithstanding Poetry Reason Should Two Weight Why Wisdom Words]
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- Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.
[ Concerned Events Feel Feelings Journalism Look Poetry World]
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- Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there.
[ Alone Any Every Everywhere Had Happened Himself Journalism Man Occurrence Only Particular Poetry Presence Same Say Tell Things Though Were Wishes]
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- I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
[ Answer Beautiful Come Desert Enjoy Love Mirage Poetry Relax Says Sit While Yourself]
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- Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
[ Absurd Also Beauty Birth Gives Opposite Original Perilous Perverse Poetry Solitude Unfamiliar Us]
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- I thought we were gonna open up the world of poetry and music to all kinds of things, and yet, I can't really think of anyone who's done anything like it since.
[ Anyone Anything Done Gonna Kinds Music Open Poetry Really Since Things Think Thought Up Were World Yet]
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- Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
[ Blood Desire Imagination Instinct Intellect Love Man Poetry Proceeds Sense Spirit Together Totality]
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- Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
[ Blind Milton Poetry Saw Went]
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- Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
[ Book Canyon Down Dropping Echo Grand Poetry Rose Waiting Writing]
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- A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.
[ Century Grain Poetry Season Suffices]
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- Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere.
[ Atmosphere Language More Music Poetry Possible Prayer Religion Than Without]
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- Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.
[ Common Few Mixture Poetry Sense Uncommon Very Which]
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- Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
[ Amusement Become Being Came Ceased Community Delight Few Into Man Poetry Press Printing Since Whole]
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- My next project is to get back to that. Actually, to learn how to write poetry. I'm not kidding.
[ Actually Back Get How Kidding Learn Next Poetry Project Write]
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- Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven, writing poetry. I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great refuge through adolescence.
[ Addicted Adolescence Eleven Great Had Little Notion Passionately Poetry Refuge Started Through Well Writing]
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- Well, the great thing for me about poetry is that in good poems the dislocation of words, that is to say, the distance between what they say they're saying and what they are actually saying is at its greatest.
[ Actually Between Dislocation Distance Good Great Greatest Poems Poetry Say Saying Thing Well Words]
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- The crown of literature is poetry.
[ Crown Literature Poetry]
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- To me, Doors fans were always the 16-year-old idiots at parties, getting stoned, and talking about how Morrison's lyrics were like poetry... like that was a deep thought.
[ Always Deep Doors Fans Getting How Idiots Lyrics Morrison Parties Poetry Stoned Talking Thought Were]
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- I want to write a book of poetry, as well as children's stories.
[ Book Children Poetry Stories Want Well Write]
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- In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.
[ Australia National Pastime Poetry Reading]
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- If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul.
[ Because Been Better Children Comedy Done Dying Father Feel Having Out Performance Poetry Reading Say Soul Talking Things Touch Walk Want Young Your]
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- Whereas with poetry no one has to show anybody really, and you don't have to tell anyone you're doing it.
[ Anybody Anyone Doing Poetry Really Show Tell Whereas]
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- Herman has taken to writing poetry. You need not tell anyone, for you know how such things get around.
[ Anyone Around Get Herman How Know Need Poetry Such Taken Tell Things Writing]
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- Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince.
[ Also Charms Convince Done Enough Must Poetry Prose]
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- Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you've lost the whole thing.
[ End Get Joke Lost Making Poetry Thing Whole Word Wrong]
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- Rap is poetry set to music. But to me it's like a jackhammer.
[ Music Poetry Rap Set]
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- What is poetry which does not save nations or people?
[ Does Nations Poetry Save Which]
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- I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
[ Because Blues Hope Jazz Love Music Poetry Relationship Rhythms Rock Roll Use]
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- Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
[ Because Ignore Ignores Most Poetry]
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- Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
[ Around Audience Commercial Ideal Needs Opposite Poetry Rock Stadium]
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- Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.
[ Best Different First More Performance Poetry Provocative Read See Then Thing Written]
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- For my part, if I consider poetry as an object, I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
[ Adding Born Consider First Hammering Maintain Music Necessity Object Part Poetry Sound Speech Tribal Vocal]
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- However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies.
[ Anthologies Books Does However Live Poetry School Solely]
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- I do not go in search of poetry. I wait for poetry to visit me.
[ Go Poetry Search Visit Wait]
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- Narrative art, the novel, from Murasaki to Proust, has produced great works of poetry.
[ Art Great Narrative Novel Poetry Produced Proust Works]
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- Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.
[ Art Everyone Grasp Paper Pencil Piece Poetry Ready Technically Which Within]
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- Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.
[ Also Arts Because Becomes Images Into Musical Paints Poetry Slowly Two Unites Visual]
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- There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
[ Also Authoritarian Countries Crowd Enthusiastic Especially Front Occurs Poetry Power Regimes Shouted Square Where Written]
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- There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.
[ Apparent Connection Didactic Even Exist Great Least Less Merely Millions More Poetry Poets Prose Utilitarian Verses Which Write]
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- This proves that great lyric poetry can die, be reborn, die again, but will always remain one of the most outstanding creations of the human soul.
[ Again Always Creations Die Great Human Lyric Most Outstanding Poetry Proves Reborn Remain Soul Will]
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- True poetry is similar to certain pictures whose owner is unknown and which only a few initiated people know.
[ Certain Few Initiated Know Only Owner Pictures Poetry Similar True Unknown Which Whose]
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- We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
[ Beauty Especially Imagination Logic Mathematics Need Nor Poetry Science Somewhat]
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- Poetry transforms and redeems the common, the hurtful, the humiliating.
[ Common Humiliating Hurtful Poetry Transforms]
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- I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
[ Calling Category Except Other Poetry Put Reason See Which Work]
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- Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
[ Nouns Poetry Verbs]
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- Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
[ Art Creating Gardens Imaginary Poetry Real Toads]
Topic: Poetry
- Most people can't tell now who wrote what. I like that blurring of identities within the band. because it becomes a unified thing that can't be related to other forms of historical poetry.
[ Band Because Becomes Forms Historical Identities Most Now Other Poetry Related Tell Thing Unified Within Wrote]
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- A poem in form still has to have voice, gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection, as any poetry does.
[ Any Connection Discovery Does Form Gesture Metaphoric Poem Poetry Sense Still Voice]
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- Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast.
[ Alchemy Art Delightful Distort Far Near Poetry See Size Something Think Though Tiny Vast Way Were]
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- Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners.
[ American Among Being Best Contemporaries Days Enjoyment Most North Poetry Read Several Southerners These Think Written]
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- I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
[ Also Background Came Chinese Did Interest Japanese Literary Mathematics Poetry Sciences Through Translation Very]
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- I don't think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that.
[ American Any Been Better Creative Enough Fiction Good Gotten Oddly Past Poetry Predicted Programs Seem Think Would Writing Years]
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- I don't think poetry is something that can be taught. We can encourage young writers, but what you can't teach them is the very essence of poetry.
[ Encourage Essence Poetry Something Taught Teach Them Think Very Writers Young]
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- I don't think the creative writing industry has helped American poetry.
[ American Creative Helped Industry Poetry Think Writing]
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- I learned to impersonate the kind of person that talks about poetry. It comes from teaching, I think.
[ Comes Impersonate Kind Learned Person Poetry Talks Teaching Think]
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- I love to compare different time frames. Poetry can evoke the time of the subject. By a very careful choice of words you can evoke an era, completely throw the poem into a different time scale.
[ Careful Choice Compare Completely Different Era Evoke Frames Into Love Poem Poetry Scale Subject Throw Time Very Words]
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- I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
[ Fiction Likely More Poetry Rather Than Think Will Writing]
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- If a poem is not memorable, there's probably something wrong. One of the problems of free verse is that much of the free verse poetry is not memorable.
[ Free Memorable Much Poem Poetry Probably Problems Something Verse Wrong]
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- One of the most powerful devices of poetry is the use of distortions. You can go from talking about the way a minute passes to the way a century passes, or a lifetime.
[ Century Devices Distortions Go Lifetime Minute Most Passes Poetry Powerful Talking Use Way]
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- Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques.
[ Connor Famous Faulkner Make Most Our Poetry Reflect Same Sense Some Techniques Those Values Would Writers]
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- Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient, that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form, and that it's timeless, that it reaches back.
[ Ancient Authority Back Fact Form Language Love Part Poetry Reaches Seems Timeless]
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- Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form.
[ Almost Attention Calls Definition Form Language Poetry]
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- Pound's translation of Chinese poetry was maybe the most important thing I read. Eliot a little bit later.
[ Bit Chinese Eliot Important Later Little Maybe Most Poetry Pound Read Thing Translation]
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- Some people swear by writing courses, but whether it really helps American poetry, I have doubts.
[ American Courses Doubts Helps Poetry Really Some Swear Whether Writing]
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- Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry.
[ Away Excitement Important Intrudes Over Own Poetry Some Taking Teaching Ways Writing Years Your]
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- The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
[ Almost Decision Instead Interested Made More Narrative Poetry Prose Readers Reading Than Verse Write Writers]
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- The fact that something is in a rhymed form or in blank verse will not make it good poetry.
[ Blank Fact Form Good Make Poetry Something Verse Will]
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- The great watershed of modern poetry is French, more than English.
[ English French Great Modern More Poetry Than Watershed]
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- The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me, the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new.
[ Art Avant-Garde Avant-Garde Being Every Idea Keeps New Poetry Suspicious Thing Very Way Year]
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- The Language Poets are writing only about language itself. The Ashbery poets are writing only about poetry itself. That seems to me a kind of dead end.
[ Dead End Itself Kind Language Only Poetry Poets Seems Writing]
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- The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.
[ Age Awakens Back Belongs Go Mtv Perceptions Poetry Read Rock Roll Stone Those Times Us Why Would Young]
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- What actually makes poetry poetry is of course impossible to define. We recognize it when we hear it, when we see it, but we can't define it.
[ Actually Course Define Hear Impossible Makes Poetry Recognize See]
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- You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does.
[ Analytical Back Deep Dive Does Get Great Into Modern Much Poetry Really Rid Things Yourself]
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- If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
[ Achieve Aims Anything Deliver Feel Limited Poetry See Ways Which]
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- Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you.
[ Anyone Anything Doors Just Listen Off Opens Poetry Possibilities Real Say Suits Through Ticks Walk]
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- Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.
[ Metaphor Music Poetry Specificity Teaches Us]
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- The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
[ Civilization Destroyed Generally Gross Nature Poetry Spiritual]
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- For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated people or people otherwise interested in reading, do not read poetry.
[ Including Interested Otherwise Poetry Read Reading Reason Very Well-Educated Whatever]
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- That's one of the great things about poetry; one realises that one does one's little turn - that you're just part of the great crop, as it were.
[ Crop Does Great Just Little Part Poetry Realises Things Turn Were]
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- The other side of it is that, despite all that, people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives.
[ Despite Key Lives Moments Other Out Poetry Reach Side Their]
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- We simply have not kept in touch with poetry.
[ Kept Poetry Simply Touch]
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- Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
[ Big Books Deal Even Feel Fiction Had Just Made Money Natural Need Often Part Perceived Poetry Prestige Pretend Progression Really Seem Success These Writing]
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- Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
[ Fiction Fine Harder Humour Just Keep Line Poetry Reader Respect Think Too Walk Write]
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- I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking, but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me.
[ Been Considered Doing Entertained Even Fan Fridge Looking Never Often Paranoid Poetry Suspicions Thinking]
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- The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming.
[ Been Community Extraordinarily Here Poetry Welcoming]
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- Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
[ Discovered Fiction Loved More Poetry Than Then Writing]
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- The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths.
[ Business Did Express Fictitious Greek Heroic Higher Make Myths Plots Poetry Saga Up]
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- I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it, it appears to be prose, but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry.
[ Already Appears Being Embedded Form Look Poems Poetic Poetry Prose Read Space Techniques Ultimate Upon Within Written]
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- Poetry is its own medium; it's very different than writing prose. Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense, it has particular ways of catching an environment.
[ Catching Different Environment Medium Own Particular Poetry Prose Sense Talk Than Very Ways Writing]
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- When you're looking that far out, you're giving people their place in the universe, it touches people. Science is often visual, so it doesn't need translation. It's like poetry, it touches you.
[ Far Giving Looking Need Often Out Place Poetry Science Their Touches Translation Universe Visual]
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- Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
[ Involves Irrational Mysteries Perceived Poetry Rational Through Words]
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- Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
[ Hip-Hop Poetry Rap Rhythm Storytelling Well]
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- I've done a number of readings at poetry lounges in Vancouver and Los Angeles. I've compiled a book of poetry that's completed, and two others I'm working on.
[ Angeles Book Compiled Completed Done Los Number Others Poetry Readings Two Vancouver Working]
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- A lot happens by accident in poetry.
[ Accident Happens Lot Poetry]
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- I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound; but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.
[ Associated Chiefly Come Eliot History Indistinguishable Innovations Later Look Maybe Nature Poetry Pound Revolution Revolutions Should Technical Their Think Tricks Trivial]
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- I've never read a political poem that's accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.
[ Accomplished Anything Happen Makes Never Poem Poet Poetry Political Rarely Read Things Wants]
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- 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.
[ Between Born Forests Grew Hill Itself Poetry Rain River Steeped Timber Took Town Up Voice]
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- So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I'd like to publish it someday.
[ Aaron Collection Give Now Poetry Publish Share Someday Want]
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- It all has to do with art - writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first.
[ Always Art Designed Done Enough First Had Just Long Never Painting Poems Poetry Pursue Songs Things Time Writing]
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- Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
[ Book Chapter Chapters First Marriage Poetry Prose Remaining Which Written]
Topic: Marriage
- In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.
[ Age Between Candidate Distinction Key Only Poetry Prose Speak Television]
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- Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
[ Heals Inflicted Poetry Reason Wounds]
Topic: Poetry
- If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
[ Also Food Poetry]
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- There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song.
[ Actions Americans Available Deeply Effective Every Headline Into Look Mirror Most Musical Need Newspaper Perhaps Poetry Potential Song Their Themselves Urgent]
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- Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that.
[ Basket Empty Into Life Make Out Poetry Profession Put Something Way Your]
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- I don't live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does.
[ Anybody Does Else Far Live More Poetry Than]
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- Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
[ Achieve Any Beautiful Clarity Did Limited Limiting Most Motive Never Poetry Surely Thing World]
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- The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.
[ First Honesty Poetry Question Simply Sincerity Time]
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- My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
[ Pity Poetry Subject War]
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- Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both.
[ Behind Both Fear Force Home Never Poetry Thank]
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- What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
[ Art Drive Find Flight Good May Museums Other Poetry]
Topic: Sports
- I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.
[ Also Always Assemblies Bend Come Discussed Down Grass Hear Here Necessary Poetry Simple Speak Too Will]
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- A very intimate sense of the expressiveness of outward things, which ponders, listens, penetrates, where the earlier, less developed consciousness passed lightly by, is an important element in the general temper of our modern poetry.
[ Consciousness Developed Earlier Element General Important Intimate Less Lightly Listens Modern Our Outward Passed Penetrates Poetry Sense Temper Things Very Where Which]
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- Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
[ Abstract Art Attempts Beauty Been Define Express Find Formula General Made Many Most Poetry Some Terms Universal Writers]
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- Such discussions help us very little to enjoy what has been well done in art or poetry, to discriminate between what is more and what is less excellent in them, or to use words like beauty, excellence, art, poetry, with a more precise meaning than they would otherwise have.
[ Art Beauty Been Between Discriminate Discussions Done Enjoy Excellence Excellent Help Less Little Meaning More Otherwise Poetry Precise Such Than Them Us Use Very Well Words Would]
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- That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.
[ Almost Artifice Assertion Fact Him Life Literal Most Natural Objects Poetry Rhetorical Sense Then Which Wordsworth]
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- It's just poetry, beauty and love. How hard can that be to act?
[ Act Beauty Hard How Just Love Poetry]
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- 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.
[ Air Brightness Dance Full Living Melodies Music Poetry Sparkle Spirit Waves World]
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- Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.
[ Appeals Art Auditory Because Certain Depend Depends Details Faculties Language Literature Mind Music Painting Poetry Sculpture System Visual Works]
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- The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.
[ Blood Jet Poetry Stopping]
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- Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
[ History Nearer Poetry Than Truth Vital]
Topic: Poetry
- Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
[ Painting Poetry Silent Speaks]
Topic: Poetry
- All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
[ Evolved Fear Fraud Friend Greed Imagination Out Poetry Religion Simply]
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- I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
[ Beauty Brief Creation Define Poetry Words Would]
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- Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
[ Beauty Creation Poetry Words]
Topic: Poetry
- With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
[ Been Passion Poetry Purpose]
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- I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn't read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene.
[ Australian Carefully Clues Completely Considered England English Few Knew Mean Off Part Poems Poetry Read Scene Started Them Very Were Years]
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- A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel.
[ Alone Anticipating Bible Book Called Consider Contemporary Elicit Forth Fully Homer Into Modern Novel Out Poetry Responses Sent Shakespeare Way Will World]
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- Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets, they stop when reach puberty.
[ Children Poetry Poets Puberty Reach Stop Then Unless Write]
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- And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
[ After Beautiful City Cut Down Far Flame Here Into Most New Night Our Poetry Pulled Set Squares Stars Up Urban Will World York]
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- Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.
[ Art Barber Dummy Poetry Real Sculpture Wax]
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- Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
[ Atrophy Begins Dance Departs Far Gets Music Poetry Too]
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- Children seem naturally drawn to poetry - it's some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.
[ Children Combination Drawn Naturally Poetry Rhyme Rhythm Seem Some Themselves Words]
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- Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
[ Blessed Career Children Consider Delightful Frankly Fun Myself Old Plain Poetry Such Writing]
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- I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.
[ Because English Language Look Only Poetry Read]
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- Otherwise I don't read much adult poetry at all, because I'm not smart enough and mostly I don't get it.
[ Adult Because Enough Get Mostly Much Otherwise Poetry Read Smart]
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- Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.
[ Finished Into Just Learned Line Novel Poetry Prose Quote Reading Remembering Seems Sink Still Trouble Us Verses Very Way Young]
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- We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine.
[ Express Mine Need Ourselves Poetry Ways]
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- The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.
[ Back Fiction Find Going Got Less Myself New Older Poetry Re-Reading Reading Really]
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- Poetry does not consist of words alone; there must be sentiment and fancy, combination and arrangement.
[ Alone Arrangement Combination Consist Does Fancy Must Poetry Sentiment Words]
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- I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all.
[ Beauty Faulkner His Poetry Themes]
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- He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger.
[ Becomes Danger Emotionally Epic Lyric Man Order Passes Poet Poetry Rationally Speak Then Through Torment World]
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- Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry.
[ Also His Impossible Physical Poet Poetry Self Separate]
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- Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
[ Believes Feeling His Interior Own Personal Poet Poetry Reader Recognizes Revelation Which]
Topic: Poetry
- Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.
[ Categories Civic Content Dramatic Endorsement Expression Formal Lyric Man Only Poetry Religious Valid Which]
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- There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever.
[ Beauty Forever Joy Little Poetry Pound Premium Thing Thinks Walt Weight Whitman World]
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- I write all the time - I write poetry, I love to write.
[ Love Poetry Time Write]
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- And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions? Its position is perfectly precarious.
[ Against Conditions How New Perfectly Poetry Position Precarious Stand Up]
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- The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism - how should poetry escape?
[ Arts Escape Generally Had How Modernism Poetry Recognize Should]
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- At the age when Bengali youth almost inevitably writes poetry, I was listening to European classical music.
[ Age Almost Bengali Classical European Inevitably Listening Music Poetry Writes Youth]
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- Theater and poetry were what helped people stay alive and want to go on living.
[ Alive Go Helped Living Poetry Stay Theater Want Were]
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- Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
[ Hard Imagination Labor Manual Poetry Writing]
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- Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.
[ Above Concentration Everything Language Our Poetry Power Relationship Ultimate Universe Which]
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- To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth, but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.
[ Art Making Mere Only Poem Poet Poetry Problem Seem Solve Solved Truth]
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- The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.
[ Accurately Feel Make Office Poetry Think Truly Us]
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- I write poetry in order to live more fully.
[ Fully Live More Order Poetry Write]
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- I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.
[ Despair Ever Excellent Poetry Writing]
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- I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
[ Conditions Consciousness Corner Covered Extraordinary Into Itself Later Leave Life Myself New Poetry Refine Saturate Strange Up Will]
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- Nobody ever told me what to read, or ever put poetry in my way.
[ Ever Nobody Poetry Put Read Told Way]
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- Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.
[ Beards Music Poetry Rap Without]
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- Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
[ Expression Expressions Exquisite Poetry]
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- Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
[ Clothes Poetry Sunday Truth]
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- Science is for those who learn, poetry is for those who know.
[ Know Learn Poetry Science Those]
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- Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
[ Experience Poetry]
Topic: Poetry
- If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be an intolerable hunger.
[ Any Day Hunger Intolerable Invented Poetry Were World Would]
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- The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness.
[ Completeness Poetry Seeking Sources Spirit]
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- It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
[ Arched Every Looks Nature Out Poetry Sky Spirit Star Uplifts Us Which Within Written]
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- The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
[ Clearly Does Ever Greatest Human Poetry Prophecy Religion See Soul Thing World]
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- To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
[ Clearly Poetry Prophecy Religion See]
Topic: Poetry
- The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
[ Being Delight Exaltation Excellence Found Highest Man Mathematics More Poetry Sense Spirit Surely Than Touchstone True Which]
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- He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
[ Delights Draws His Life Line Never Noble Poet Poetry Sentiments Though True Written]
Topic: Poetry
- I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
[ Myself Poetry Some Understand Written]
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- Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.
[ Away Go How Made Phantom Poetry Rainbows Script Telling Why]
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- Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
[ Asking Dance Echo Poetry Shadow]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.
[ Air Animal Away Barriers Fly Go How Journal Land Living Made Phantom Poetry Rainbows Script Sea Search Shoot Syllables Telling Unknowable Unknown Wanting Why]
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- Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.
[ Closing Door During Guess Leaving Look Moment Opening Poetry Seen Those Through]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
[ Biscuits Poetry Synthesis]
Topic: Poetry
- We read Robert Browning's poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough.
[ Browning Enough Guidance Here Needed Poems Poetry Professor Read Robert Themselves Were]
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- When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.
[ Black Girl Go Hair Midnight Poetry Poor Pretty Told Writing]
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- One can't write for all readers. A poet cannot write for people who don't like poetry.
[ Cannot Poet Poetry Readers Write]
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- Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
[ Age Choose Circumstances Class Creating Every Expressed History Nation Only Own Poetry Race Situations Take Through Torch Transcended Up]
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- The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
[ Also Animals Art Invented Modest Most Musician Perhaps Poetry Proudest Ruining Sublime]
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- A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
[ Actually Concise Definition Determine Formula Most Named Only Otherwise Place Poetry Should Some Thus Time Which Would]
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- From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become; from what the ancients did, what poetry must be.
[ Ancients Become Did Learn Moderns Must Poetry Should Want]
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- He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion.
[ Discover Philosophy Poetry Religion Seek Speak Tool Which Will]
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- If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry.
[ Become Family Fully Look Mankind Minds Organically Poetry Reason See Total Want Within]
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- Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.
[ Art Arts Logic Mathematics Music Philosophy Plastic Poetry Relates Sensuous Were]
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- Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry.
[ Against Ancients Been Convincing Especially Nothing Poetry Possess Skill Their Thoroughness Truly Vigor Which Would Written Yet]
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- One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
[ Morality Much Only Philosophy Poetry]
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- The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?
[ Called Philosophical Poetic Poetry Rhetorical Then Third Which]
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- Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.
[ Best Depth Education Found Mankind Our Philosopher Poetry Should Versatility]
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- Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.
[ Feminine Idealistic Life Ones Poetry Treated Unjustly Women]
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- Women do not have as great a need for poetry because their own essence is poetry.
[ Because Essence Great Need Own Poetry Their Women]
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- Well, if this is poetry, I'm certainly never going to write any myself.
[ Any Certainly Going Myself Never Poetry Well Write]
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- Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
[ Children Grace Hereditary Heroic Lends Makes Mind Opens Poetry Teach Virtues Wisdom]
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- For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.
[ Countries Domain Exists Heart Large Men Neither Nor Poetry Small]
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- Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.
[ Against Body Chest Forward Guitar Heart Lean Music Poetry Should Slightly Support Your]
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- Because people are very interested in my poetry, in what I say.
[ Because Interested Poetry Say Very]
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- On the other hand, if there's an underlying core of poetry that I go to, I go to the sea. I've lived on the sea all my life. I live on the sea in Cape Breton.
[ Breton Cape Core Go Hand Life Live Lived Other Poetry Sea Underlying]
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- 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.
[ Any Hand Means Mother Poetry Public Talent Then Try Verse Wants Write Your]
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- Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.
[ Only Paintings Poetry Say Science See Some]
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- Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique.
[ Because Does Each Experience Innocent Learn Poetic Poetry Unique Wise]
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- Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
[ Beautiful Distorted Makes Mirror Poetry Which]
Topic: Poetry
- Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
[ Consumes Contain Ever Lightning Poetry Sword Which Would]
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- Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
[ Best Happiest Minds Moments Poetry Record]
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- Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
[ Beauty Familiar Hidden Lifts Makes Objects Poetry Veil Were World]
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- Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
[ Consumption Diseases Flattering Most Poetry]
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- The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
[ Even Felt Frequently Lines Most Musical Period Poetry Preeminently Prose Quoted Recollected Scripture Texts Those Which]
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- In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.
[ Beat Certainly Commercial Dance Drum Element Even Implication More Music Poetry Rap Strong Tenuous Though Value Very Without Would]
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- On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people.
[ America Announced Begin Classical Experiments Friends July Language More Now Poems Poetry Resolved So-Called Tongue Vulgar Write Writing]
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- Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
[ Behind Equal Experience Never Orphan Poetry Quite Silence Them Words]
Topic: Poetry
- I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.
[ Around Doing Getting Got Happens Having Kids Music Only Out Poetry Point Promote Running See Spoken Then Want Way Where Word Words]
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- Poetry is the deification of reality.
[ Poetry Reality]
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- For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
[ Christ Flowers Peculiarly Poetry Reasoning Sound Upon]
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- As to London we must console ourselves with the thought that if life outside is less poetic than it was in the days of old, inwardly its poetry is much deeper.
[ Console Days Deeper Inwardly Less Life London Much Must Old Ourselves Outside Poetic Poetry Than Thought]
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- Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.
[ Architecture Beauty Churches Every Feels Heart However Ignorant May Poetry Transcendent]
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- Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.
[ Business Celtic Could Language Onto Opens Poet Poetry Real She Special Teacher Telling Tradition Truth Unless Use Which Why]
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- I've got a book of poetry by the bed, one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans.
[ Back Bed Big Book Collections Goes Got Greeks Poetry Romans These]
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- When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock 'n' roll was asleep.
[ Asleep Duty Felt Poetry Rock Roll Thought Up Wake Younger]
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- All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will also be another poet.
[ Also Another Communication Fellow Important Listen Make Poet Poetry Strong Will]
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- I don't think Auden liked my poetry very much, he's very Anglican.
[ Anglican Liked Much Poetry Think Very]
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- I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
[ Decided Deliver Enabled Find Inspiration Instinct Kind Knowing Least Mean Messages Poetry Poets Prophets Seers Sublime Such Their Wisdom Without Write]
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- One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
[ Background Between Difference Fade Into Live Lyrics Music Page Poetry Set Sort Stage]
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- Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
[ Entered Know Never Poetry Pursuits Scientific Surrounded Those Upon Which]
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- Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.
[ Always Beyond Go Great Poetry Somebody Straining Written]
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- I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.
[ Dark Kids Poetry Quiet Those Wrote]
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- Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest in which to reach true excellence.
[ Art Chief Dabble Easiest Excellence Fine Hardest Poetry Reach True Which]
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- Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence.
[ Art Dabble Easiest Excellence Hardest Poetry Reach True]
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- In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.
[ Developed Late Lot Passion Poetry Real Teenage Wrote Years]
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- It's bad poetry executed by people that can't sing. That's my definition of Rap.
[ Bad Definition Executed Poetry Rap Sing]
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- Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
[ Consists Dictionary Poetry Rhyming Seen Things]
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- Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
[ Bore Complicated Else Everything Life Poetry Were Would]
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- If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.
[ Address Addresses Aspirations Bible Distribution Fears Hopes Itself Might Needs Poetry Rival Same Should Which]
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- In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
[ Anything Capacity Ideas Images Love Must Poetry Rhythms Words Your]
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- Money is a kind of poetry.
[ Kind Money Poetry]
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- Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
[ Because Bottom Boy Echoes Familiar Feeling His Listening Most Poetry Read Them Through Toes Wade Water Way]
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- I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.
[ Book Complexities Did Ended Explain Hughes Know Marriage Myself Others Partly Poetry Productive Six Ted Then Tragedy Wonderfully Wrote Years]
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- I don't like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas, as it were.
[ Canvas Just Poetry Slaps Violent Were Words]
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- I have always made my own rules, in poetry as in life - though I have tried of late to cooperate more with my family. I do, however, believe that without order or pattern poetry is useless.
[ Always Believe Cooperate Family However Late Life Made More Order Own Pattern Poetry Rules Though Tried Useless Without]
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- I'm not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word's meaning, or multiple meanings.
[ Always Am Any Art Ask Aware Every Friends Ground Itself Language Life Meaning Meanings Multiple Poetry Quiet Really Shy Though Word]
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- Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
[ Criticism Get Ignore Making Most Poetry Poets Should]
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- Wine is bottled poetry.
[ Bottled Poetry Wine]
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- I've written for every medium except poetry, at which I suck.
[ Every Except Medium Poetry Suck Which Written]
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- A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
[ Even Great Many Next Nothing Pays Poetry Read Seem Should Think Though Widely Worthwhile Writing]
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- A life is not sufficiently elevated for poetry, unless, of course, the life has been made into an art.
[ Art Been Course Elevated Into Life Made Poetry Sufficiently Unless]
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- And at least in poetry you should feel free to lie. That is, not to lie, but to imagine what you want, to follow the direction of the poem.
[ Direction Feel Follow Free Imagine Least Lie Poem Poetry Should Want]
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- And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts, and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification, it is surprising that so much poetry is written.
[ Addicted Comforts Culture Entertainment Forms Given Gratification Immediate Material Much Offer Ours Poetry Surprising Which Written Yet]
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- I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits, limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits that language itself imposes.
[ Believe Either Exists Formal Imposes Inherited Itself Language Limits Poetry Tradition Within]
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- I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies, but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose. It's not part of the cultural mainstream.
[ America Certainly Clear Cultural Cultures Mainstream Marginal Part Poetry Purpose Serves Societies Speak Very]
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- I think the best American poetry is the poetry that utilizes the resources of poetry rather than exploits the defects or triumphs of the poet's personality.
[ American Best Defects Exploits Personality Poet Poetry Rather Resources Than Think Triumphs Utilizes]
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- I would say that American poetry has always been a poetry of personal testimony.
[ Always American Been Personal Poetry Say Testimony Would]
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- Poetry is something that happens in universities, in creative writing programs or in English departments.
[ Creative Departments English Happens Poetry Programs Something Universities Writing]
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- Poetry is, first and last, language - the rest is filler.
[ Filler First Language Last Poetry Rest]
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- Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever.
[ Fiction Field Limits Literary Only Outside Parameters Poetry Science Whatsoever Which]
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- In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.
[ Before Darkest Dawn Poetry Politics Sometimes True]
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- It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
[ Among Clay Most Poetry Roots Strong Surely Timber Wears Worms]
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- I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again.
[ Again Cannot Exclusively Hour Itself Life More Over Poetry Point Speak Takes Than]
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- Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
[ Operate Poetic Poetry Polish Spirit Talent Vacuum]
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- I don't think it's always good to read lots of poetry.
[ Always Good Lots Poetry Read Think]
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- How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
[ Asked Come Does Happen How Poem Poetry Psychologists Question Where Write]
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- I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.
[ Am Besides Deal Dreams Great May Mechanisms More Origins Poetry Them Three Verbal]
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- Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts that cannot be logically resolved: we can state the conflicts rationally, but reason does not relieve us of them.
[ Cannot Conflicts Deals Does Fundamental Logically Poetry Rationally Reason Relieve Resolved Serious State Them Us]
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- There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's sake if we take the phrase seriously, and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written in England forty years ago.
[ Ago Art England Forty Kind Mean Nothing Phrase Poetry Probably Sake Seriously Take Written Wrong Years]
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- Theater is far superior to film in poetry, in abstract poetry.
[ Abstract Far Film Poetry Superior Theater]
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- There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred - by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.
[ Better Blue Corps Exchange Exporting Hatred Ideals Jeans Living Music Our Peace Poetry Students Teachers Transform Virulent Ways]
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- 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.
[ Along Behaviour Cloning Computer Control Engineering Flowers Genetic Growth Heads Humans Lists Most Plastic Poetry Science Things Transplanted Unrestrained Worry]
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- Poetry is fascinating. As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra, and somehow prose can go over into poetry.
[ Begins Changed Extra Fascinating Go Into Over Poetry Prose Somehow Something Soon Thing]
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- I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting.
[ Always Applied Never Poetry Songwriting Written]
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- Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
[ Criticism Fiction Hugging Open Poetry Sailing Sea Shore Writing]
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- In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
[ Almost Everything Impossible Must Poetry Said Say Well Which]
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- The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
[ Also Arguing Dancing Drinking Holding Inventing Love Making Mechanized Murdered New Picking Poetry Same Singing Slaughterhouses Slowly Streets Up Weapons Work]
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- But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity.
[ Beyond Eternity Go Into Life Only Philosophy Poetry Province Pure Religion Time]
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- One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
[ Deny Few Fewer Merit More Persons Poetry Prose Says Than Will Words]
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- American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet.
[ Always American Emphasis Individuality Painting Personal Poet Poetry]
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- Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry, and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation. I don't care; that's what poetry is supposed to do.
[ Because Care Fact Feminists Interpretation Often Poetry Political Power Read Supposed Their Women]
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- But I am not political in the current events sense, and I have never wanted anyone to read my poetry that way.
[ Am Anyone Current Events Never Poetry Political Read Sense Wanted Way]
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- But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.
[ Contemporary Current Events Good Poetry Think Use Venue Word]
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- Distinctly American poetry is usually written in the context of one's geographic landscape, sometimes out of one's cultural myths, and often with reference to gender and race or ethnic origins.
[ American Context Cultural Distinctly Ethnic Gender Geographic Landscape Myths Often Origins Out Poetry Race Reference Sometimes Usually Written]
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- From reading a previous answer, you know that I consider all those aspects to be part of American cultural myth and thus they figure into good American poetry, whether the poet is aware of what he is doing or not.
[ American Answer Aspects Aware Consider Cultural Doing Figure Good Into Know Myth Part Poet Poetry Previous Reading Those Thus Whether]
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- High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this.
[ American Art Come Culture Excluded High Low Modern Poetry Post Together]
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- I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry.
[ American British Definitely Distinguish English Language Other Poetry Wish]
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- I don't like political poetry, and I don't write it. If this question was pointing towards that, I think it is missing the point of the American tradition, which is always apolitical, even when the poetry comes out of politically active writers.
[ Active Always American Apolitical Comes Even Missing Out Poetry Point Pointing Political Politically Question Think Towards Tradition Which Write Writers]
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- I have always wanted what I have now come to call the voice of personal narrative. That has always been the appealing voice in poetry. It started for me lyrically in Shakespeare's sonnets.
[ Always Appealing Been Call Come Lyrically Narrative Now Personal Poetry Shakespeare Sonnets Started Voice Wanted]
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- I think I'm a very good reader of poetry, but obviously, like everybody, I have a set of criteria for reading poems, and I'm not shy about presenting them, so if people ask for my critical response to a poem, I tell them what works and why, and what doesn't work and why.
[ Ask Criteria Critical Everybody Good Obviously Poem Poems Poetry Presenting Reader Reading Response Set Shy Tell Them Think Very Why Work Works]
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- I think that great poetry is the most interesting and complex use of the poet's language at that point in history, and so it's even more exciting when you read a poet like Yeats, almost 100 years old now, and you think that perhaps no one can really top that.
[ Almost Complex Even Exciting Great History Interesting Language More Most Now Old Perhaps Poet Poetry Point Read Really Think Top Use Years Yeats]
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- I think that's what poetry does. It allows people to come together and identify with a common thing that is outside of themselves, but which they identify with from the interior.
[ Allows Come Common Does Identify Interior Outside Poetry Themselves Thing Think Together Which]
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- I'm perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it's all women. I always think it's kind of odd, but then, more women than men, I think, read and write poetry.
[ Always Audience Happy Kind Look Men More Odd Out Perfectly Poetry Read Than Then Think Women Write]
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- PC stuff just lowers the general acceptance of good work and replaces it with bogus poetry that celebrates values that in themselves are probably quite worthy.
[ Acceptance Bogus Celebrates General Good Just Lowers Pc Poetry Probably Quite Replaces Stuff Themselves Values Work Worthy]
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- Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground.
[ Goes Language Poetry Pressured Resilient Simply Still Underground]
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- My favorite subject probably was math. I love math. Figures just intrigue me. I was really good at math. English probably was my worst subject. But I used to write a lot of poetry. I used to write poetry all the time.
[ English Favorite Figures Good Intrigue Just Lot Love Math Poetry Probably Really Subject Time Used Worst Write]
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- The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.
[ Ancestral Body Collective Comes Deep Irrational Memories Our Poetry Recesses Unconscious]
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- Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.
[ Beauties Character Comedy Diversified Even Great Half Imitation Just Nature Nor Operations Passions Plot Poetry Rules Situations Their Tragedy]
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- Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony.
[ Art Beautiful Exchanging Harmony Laborious Plain Poetry Prose Sense Way]
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- The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.
[ Annoying Becomes Enough Having Itch Poetry Scratch Urge Write]
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- I didn't want to deal in poetry. I got rid of that after a few months.
[ After Deal Few Got Months Poetry Rid Want]
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- Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays.
[ Age Asthma Chiefly Early Efforts Induced Literary Nine Plays Poetry Probably Reading Running Started Writing]
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- All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
[ Bad Feeling Genuine Poetry Springs]
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- There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice.
[ Justice May More Poetic Poetry Than]
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- I was always making up rhymes. But I never thought that poetry would become my life.
[ Always Become Life Making Never Poetry Rhymes Thought Up Would]
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- Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
[ Also Biography Even Fiction History Literature Mainstream Mysteries Only Philosophy Poetry Read Science Should Want Write]
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- Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
[ Answers Artists Asking Emotional Got Hear Just More Music Other Poetry Prose Questions Revolutionary Saying Than]
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- I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is, and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer in spirit to poetry than to novels.
[ Believe Best Closer Different Form Novel Novels Perhaps Poetry Seem Short Spirit Stories Story Than]
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- Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
[ Friends Go Others Poetry Priests Some]
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- Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
[ Best Delicious Full Most Poetry Prose True Which Yet]
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- Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
[ Emotion Feelings Origin Overflow Poetry Powerful Recollected Spontaneous Takes Tranquility]
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- We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
[ Make Others Ourselves Out Poetry Quarrel Rhetoric]
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- A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
[ Anything Autobiography Else Footnote His Just Poet Poetry]
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- Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
[ Bird Frontiers Ignores Poetry]
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- There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
[ Admired Beyond Explained Logic Mystery Poetry Prose Something]
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- I'm as much influenced by Joseph Smith and the Mormons as I am, more so, than by Eliot. Actually, I'm much more influenced by the poetry of the Mormons.
[ Actually Am Eliot Influenced Joseph More Mormons Much Poetry Smith Than]
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- I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could, but it takes devotion and talent.
[ Could Devotion Most Poetry Quite Real Sure Sustain Takes Talent Would Writers]
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