Sep 1, 2007

Poetry Quotes and Sayings

“That is what I did with Jack, and that’s why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music.”
By David Amram

“I don’t look on poetry as closed works. I feel they’re going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.”
By John Ashbery

“There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.”
By John Cage

“Because lyrical poetry was still relatively new; it only first emerged with Klopstock, or, if you will, you might go back to Gryphius. This was a completely new mode of expression. It emerged, at the very latest, during the Enlightenment.”
By Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

“The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.”
By Jean Giraudoux

“The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.”
By David Hare

“The trouble with us in America isn’t that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.”
By Louis Kronenberger

“All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will also be another poet.”
By Stevie Smith

“Poetry can bridge that gap between what is solid and what is suggested; poetry can pull cogent meaning from the vaporous illusions of the esoteric.”
ByBryant H. McGill

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