Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing
All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful dominion over the passions than the art of painting
Poetry is as exact a science as geometry
Poetry is the clear expression of mixed feelings.
Poetry is not the proper antithesis to prose, but to science. Poetry is opposed to science, and prose to metre
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense, just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house
In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well
Poetry is music in words; and music is poetry in sound: both excellent sauce, but those have lived and died poor, who made them their meat
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions
Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls
The fear of poetry is an indication that we are cut off from our own reality
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers
Poetry is adjectives expressed in nouns
There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope
Poetry should only occupy the idle.
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
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