Quotes and Sayings about Poetry
Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job.
He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech.
That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound, and when you understand it, it is only ridiculous.
All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.
For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you've lost the whole thing.
W. S. Merwin
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
John Andrew Holmes
I wrote The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God in five hours, but I had it all planned out. It isn't poetry and it does not pretend to be, but it does what it sets out to do.
J. Milton Hayes
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine art the easiest to dabble in, the hardest in which to reach true excellence.
Edmund Clarence Stedman
For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.