If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem. 43
[ Body Get Means Missed Poem Quickly Read Through]

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. 662
[ Anything Before Else Language Love Passionately Person Poet]

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results? 1017
[ Any Easily Expect Fast Grasped Poem Reader Results Should Why]

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems. 1017
[ Conversation Entered Inspired Into Other Poems Poetry Reading Sometimes]

Always be a poet, even in prose. 1062
[ Always Even Poet Prose]

Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry. 1062
[ Any Days Food Go Healthy Man Poetry Two Without]

The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair. 1277
[ Born Despair Disillusionment Novel Poem]

God is the perfect poet. 2087
[ God Perfect Poet]

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. 2359
[ Nothing Poetry Possess Realize Soon]

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. 2564
[ Cannot Poem Poet]

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. 2859
[ Been Cheese Mysteriously Poets Silent Subject]

You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone. 2938
[ Adolescence Anyone Enough Poet Suffer Suffering]

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. 3085
[ Bother Does Gardener His Nor Nursery Poet Poetical Roses Scent True]

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. 3085
[ Children Cut His Knot Life Lunatics Patiently Poet Spends Trying Which]

The poet doesn't invent. He listens. 3085
[ Invent Listens Poet]

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth. 3085
[ Always Liar Poet Speaks Truth]

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. 3104
[ Burning Evidence Just Life Poetry Well Your]

Poetry: the best words in the best order. 3152
[ Best Order Poetry Words]

I like poems that are little games. 3805
[ Games Little Poems]

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. 4170
[ Distilled Language Most Poetry Powerful]

I still read Donne, particularly his love poems. 4236
[ His Love Particularly Poems Read Still]

A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an audience to understand all the nuances. 4279
[ Audience Expect Impact Nuances Poem Understand]

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. 4475
[ Before Communicate Genuine Poetry Understood]

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. 4475
[ Course Emotion Emotions Escape Expression Know Loose Means Only Personality Poetry These Things Those Turning Want]

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. 4557
[ Blooded Delicate Emotions Held Ideas Language Nth Ordinary Poetry Power Raised Skin Together Tough Words]

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. 4930
[ Everything Geometry Invents May Perfectly Poetry Precise Sure True]

A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself. 5043
[ Else Hangs Information Itself Nothing Poem Points Something Together True]

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words. 5081
[ Ones Poems Poets Simply Words Write]

Every single soul is a poem. 5148
[ Every Poem Single Soul]

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. 5230
[ Begins Homesickness Lump Poem Sense Throat Wrong]

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. 5230
[ Gets Lost Poetry Translation]

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. 5230
[ Emotion Found Poetry Thought Words]

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. 5277
[ Making Music Plucking Poetry Them]

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. 5520
[ Dash Deal Dictionary Joy Pain Poetry Wonder]

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know. 5534
[ Know Must Poet Therefore Word]

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either. 5868
[ Either Money Poetry Then]

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. 5880
[ Breathe Burn Poetry Thoughts Words]

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel. 6090
[ Book Everyone Going Novel Poems Thinks Write]

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. 6293
[ Alone Galileo Had Him Inquisition Might Moved Said Verse World]

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense. 6371
[ Advent Conveys Message Much Poem Sense]

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. 6504
[ Life Poetry Remembering Worth]

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers. 6943
[ Drinkers Live Long Please Poems Water Written]

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. 6971
[ Almost Draw Even Extinguish May Meaning Out Perfect Pleasure Poetry Sometimes Understanding Usually Will]

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. 7632
[ Bring Find Nowhere Poetry Some Unless Will]

Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. 7800
[ Almost Appear Highest His Own Poetry Reader Remembrance Should Strike Thoughts Wording]

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition. 7947
[ Definition Liberate Poets Possession Soldiers Steadfast Words]

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory. 8734
[ Always Am Because Grew Memory Poems Poet Them Up Working]

You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words. 9265
[ Ideas Make Poem Words]

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. 9405
[ Canyon Down Dropping Echo Grand Publishing Rose Verse Volume Waiting]

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads. 10206
[ Art Creating Gardens Imaginary Poetry Real Toads]

One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way. 10372
[ After Again Birch Exactly Frost Look Never Poem Robert Same Tree Way Will]

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content. 10458
[ Content Each Memorable Poet Three Times True Two Verse Written]

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem. 10579
[ Making Poem Sometimes Talk Within]

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. 10752
[ Heals Inflicted Poetry Reason Wounds]

You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble. 10904
[ Been Help Life Poems Trouble Trying Your]

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears. 11191
[ Ears Eyes Hear Our Poem Read See]

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. 11447
[ History Nearer Poetry Than Truth Vital]

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. 11462
[ Painting Poetry Silent Speaks]

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. 11466
[ Beauty Creation Poetry Words]

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own. 11688
[ Believes Feeling His Interior Own Personal Poet Poetry Reader Recognizes Revelation Which]

The moment of change is the only poem. 11989
[ Change Moment Only Poem]

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out. 12289
[ Gave Our Out Poem Point Strength Which]

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry. 12411
[ Experience Poetry]

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. 12431
[ Arguments Frauds Going Name Poet Point Shape Sides Sleep Start Stop Take Work World]

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one. 12436
[ Clearly Poetry Prophecy Religion See]

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life. 12567
[ Delights Draws His Life Line Never Noble Poet Poetry Sentiments Though True Written]

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. 12570
[ Asking Dance Echo Poetry Shadow]

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment. 12570
[ Closing Door During Guess Leaving Look Moment Opening Poetry Seen Those Through]

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. 12570
[ Biscuits Poetry Synthesis]

However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it. 12779
[ However Much Poem Prose Reduced Sentence]

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. 13054
[ Beautiful Distorted Makes Mirror Poetry Which]

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. 13054
[ Legislators Poets World]

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. 13184
[ Behind Equal Experience Never Orphan Poetry Quite Silence Them Words]

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket. 13184
[ Blanket Enough Into Needle Poem Sew Swift Wanted]

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. 13720
[ Looks Man Poet Way Woman World]

A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties. 13723
[ Defined Feelings Frailties Human Might Poem Thinking]

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly. 13723
[ Bears Each Poems Quite Read Slowly Weight Word]

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. 13823
[ Becomes End Filtered Finally Pain Pleasure Poem]

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented. 13823
[ Into Life Misrepresented Poem Turned Usually]

The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather. 14369
[ Also Barometer Forget May Part Poet Us Used Weather]

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. 14539
[ Abandoned Finished Never Only Poem]

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose. 14701
[ Deny Few Fewer Merit More Persons Poetry Prose Says Than Will Words]

How do poems grow? They grow out of your life. 14871
[ Grow How Life Out Poems Your]

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life. 14871
[ Capacity End Life Light Little Making Man May Meaningful Myth Poem Rather See Thing Which]

To have great poets, there must be great audiences. 15156
[ Audiences Great Must Poets]

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. 15191
[ Everything Poet Survive]

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. 15191
[ Bad Feeling Genuine Poetry Springs]

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. 15525
[ Dictionary Everything Poem Reading Thought]

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote. 15596
[ Anything Autobiography Else Footnote His Just Poet Poetry]