I wish to say that we all look forward with great pleasure to four years of wonderful, inspiring speeches full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection. More goddamn nonsense.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us.
If music and sweet poetry agree. As they must needs (the sister and the brother), Then must the love be great 'twixt thee and me, Because thou lov'st the one, and I the other.
For the purposes of poetry a convincing impossibility is preferable to an unconvincing possibility.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
The best poetry will be found to have a power of forming, sustaining, and delighting us, as nothing else can.
For poetry the idea is everything; the rest is a world of illusion, of divine illusion. Poetry attaches its emotion to the idea; the idea is the fact. The strongest part of our religion today is its unconscious poetry.
He who writes poetry is not a poet. He whose poetry has become his life, and who has made his life his poetry it is he who is a poet.
Topography is one of my chief themes in my poetry..about the country,the suburbs and the seaside...then there come's love..and increasingly; the fear of death.
Hymns are the poetry of the people.
Poetry can be written only because it has been written.
Prose is when all the lines except the last go on to the end. Poetry is when some of them fall short of it.
There are people who barely feel poetry, and they are generally dedicated to teaching it.
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