Monday, March 2, 2009
Poetry Quotes of the Day
"When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existance. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."
John F. Kennedy
"Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."
"Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads."
"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."
Gilbert K. Chesterton
"I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world."
"Poetry is life distilled."
"I wish all our clever young poets would remember by homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose equals words in their best order; poetry equals the best words in the best order."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"I thought poems were songs for people with bad voices."
Lorna Dee Cervantes
"Poetry...the deepest abyss of infinity."
Sally Ann Roberts
"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary." Kahlil Gibran