Poetry

  • Poetry is news from the frontiers of consciousness.


    Consciousness, Poetry

  • The dance a poem of which each movement is a word.


    Dance, Poetry

  • Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.


    Argument, Poetry, Self Criticism

  • All poetry like every work of art proceeds from a swift vision of things.


    Poetry

  • Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.


    Poetry

  • An anthology is like all the plums and orange peel picked out of a cake.


    Poetry

  • Dr. Donne’s verses are like the peace of God; they pass all understanding.


    Poetry

  • All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.


    Poetry

  • All that is not prose is verse and all that is not verse is prose.


    Poetry

  • My favourite poem is one that start ‘Thirty days has September’ because it actually tells you something.


    Poetry

  • Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.


    Poetry

  • The notion of expressing sentiments in short lines having similar sounds at their ends, seems as remote as mangoes on the moon.


    Poetry

  • I’d as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.


    Poetry

  • So Poetry, which is in Oxford made,
    In London only is a trade.


    Poetry

  • Sometimes poetry is emotion recollected in a highly emotional state.


    Poetry

  • Poetry is the only art people have not yet learned to consume like soup.


    Poetry

  • Accessibility is a perfectly good word if applied to supermarket aisles, art galleries, polling stations and public lavatories, but it has no place in the discussion of poetry.


    Poetry

  • Poetry is just the evidence of your life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.


    Poetry

  • Prose – words in their best order; poetry, the best words in the best order.


    Poetry

  • Nothing so difficult in poesy as a beginning unless perhaps the end.


    Poetry

  • Fiction and poetry are doses, medicines. What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination.


    Poetry