Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Poetry Quotes of the Day

"Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power."
Paul Engle

"The language beneath the language: This is poetry."
Andrea Pacione

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."
Robert Frost

"Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand."

"Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry."
Georges Braque

"To have great poets there must be great audiences too."
Walt Whitman

"Of our conflicts with others we make rhetoric; of our conflicts with ourselves we make poetry."
William Butler Yeats

"No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrancy of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do."
Stephen Spender

"We can only approach the gods through poetry."
Thomas Moore

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