Quotes About Poetry

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“What makes a good poem? Brevity, terseness, spareness, viewing something new for the very first time, creating an image like no one has ever been blown away by before in their entire life.” ~ Lee Bennett Hopkins

” Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. “~ T. S. Eliot

“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it. “~ Rumi

“Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings and making music with them.” ~ Dennis Gabor

” Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.”~ Carl Sandburg

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.”~Rita Dove

“Poetry is an act of peace.”~ Pablo Neruda

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love

with language. “~W.H. Auden

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