Quotes on Poetry by Poets

*  Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.  ~ Khalil Gibran

*  Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.  ~ Carl Sandburg

*  Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.  ~ Dennis Gabor

*  Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.  ~ Paul Engle

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

*  Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.  ~ Charles Simic

*  Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.  ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

*  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.  ~ John Keats

*  Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.  ~ Salvatore Quasimodo

*  A poem should not mean but be.  ~ Archibald MacLeish

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10 Responses

  1. beautiful quote from poets!

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  2. I love reading quotes from famous people. And quotes on poetry are my favorite dessert. These were wonderful. Thank you for sharing them. 🙂

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  3. Thank you, Jingle and Yousei, for your kind words. I truly appreciate them.

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  4. Thank so much for doing this.
    lovely.
    hugs
    shakira

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  5. very nice. thanks for sharing these…

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  6. thank you for the sharing..

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  7. Great collection of quotes. Thank you for sharing them.

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  8. Thank you, all, for liking the quotes. I truly appreciate your comments.

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