Friday, July 31, 2009

Poetry Quotes of the Day

"A poem is an instant of lucidity in which the entire organism participates."
Charles Simic

"Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content."
Alfred de Musset

"Poetry is a language pared down to its essentials."
Ezra Pound

"Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful."
Rita Dove

"Poetry allows one to speak with a power that is not granted by our culture."
Linda McCarriston

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