Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
Poetry is not a profession, it is a destiny
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Laying out grounds may be considered a liberal art, in some sort like poetry and painting
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
Romance is the poetry of literature.
The drama embraces and applies all the beauties and decorations of poetry. The sister arts attend and adorn it. Painting, architecture, and music are her handmaids. The costliest lights of a people's intellect burn at her show. All ages welcome her.
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry
Beauty created by Nature is equal in value to, and to be accorded reverence equal to that of the beauty of music, art or poetry of man, and experts are available to testify as to degrees of natural beauty just as they are able to testify to the quality of mortalsí art.
Wine is poetry in a bottle.
Part of what we love about poetry is the fact that it seems ancient, that it has an authority of ancient language and ancient form, and that it's timeless, that it reaches back.
I have always made my own rules, in poetry as in life - though I have tried of late to cooperate more with my family. I do, however, believe that without order or pattern poetry is useless.
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.