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"Poetry is frosted fire." - J. Patrick Lewis

"All poetry is misrepresentation." - Jeremy Bentham

"Wine is bottled poetry." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"The romantic poetry is a progressive universal poetry." - Friedrich Schlegel

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks." - Plutarch

"There's no preparation for poetry." - Charles Simic

"I continue to explore poetry." - Vivek Shraya

"There is as much difference between good poetry and fine verses, as between the smell of a flower-garden and of a perfumer's shop." - Augustus William Hare

"There is as much difference between good poetry and fine verses, as between the smell of a flower-garden and of a perfumer's shop." - Augustus Hare

"And, I mean, I think poetry does need to be met to some extent, especially, I guess, 19th century poetry, and for me, it's just been so worth the effort. It's like I'm planting a garden in my head." - Jane Campion

"To cultivate a garden is to walk with God." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Wherever humans garden magnificently, there are magnificent heartbreaks." - Henry Mitchell

"Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"Poetry is an act of peace." - Pablo Neruda

"Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes." - Carl Sandburg

"You can't write poetry on the computer." - Quentin Tarantino

"Poetry fettered fetters the human race." - William Blake

"Poetry is prose, bent out of shape." - J. Patrick Lewis

"Poetry, therefore, we will call Musical Thought." - Thomas Carlyle

"As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Made poetry a mere mechanic art." - William Cowper

"Why then we should drop into poetry." - Charles Dickens

"The finest poetry was first experience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Gently touching with the charm of poetry." - Lucretius

"Old-fashioned poetry, but choicely good." - Izaak Walton

"Poetry makes people nervous. Especially in schools." - Sarah Kay

"Poetry is the language of feeling." - William Winter

"As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines." - Thomas Babington Macaulay

"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason." - Novalis

"Poetry is the deification of reality." - Edith Sitwell

"It's not easy to define poetry." - Bob Dylan

"The crown of literature is poetry." - W Somerset Maugham

"More modern poetry is written than read." - P J Orourke

"Only poetry inspires poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I never think about poetry except when I'm writing it. I mean my poetry." - Norman Maccaig

"Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well." - Ajay Naidu

"People want poetry. They need poetry. They get it. They don't want fancy work." - Mary Oliver

"I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry." - Diane Wakoski

"The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry." - David Hare

"As for political poetry, as it's usually defined, it seems there's very little good political poetry." - Kenneth Koch

"Women do not have as great a need for poetry because their own essence is poetry." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Sc

"Poetry, just because it is poetry, doesn't mean it is some kind of magic spell." - Franz Wright

"The poetry is the Earth, charming; The river, flowing from lofty mountains; Nature, a young woman and a heavenly plant with blossoming flowers, slinking in the garden of the mind." - Manmohan Acharya

"The single Rose Is now the Garden Where all loves end" - T S Eliot

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet in a garden." - Ruth Stout

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it." - Kin Hubbard

"There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow." - Thomas Campion

"A garden, sir, wherein all rainbows and flowers were heaped together." - Charles Kingsley

"The Masters is more like a vast Edwardian garden party than a golf tournament." - Alistair Cooke

"To love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Go to the meadows, go to the garden, go to the woods. Open your eyes!" - Albert Hofmann

"My request is not for bliss of the Garden. I only desire to see You." - Ibn al-Farid

"I have a tree man coming to trim the jacaranda in my front garden." - Moon Unit Zappa

"When I grew up in central London, we had six pavement slabs for a garden." - Keeley Hawes

"Writing poetry is a state of free float." - Margaret Atwood

"I write poetry in order to live more fully." - Judith Rodriguez

"Poetry is perfect verbs hunting for elusive nouns." - J. Patrick Lewis

"I consider poetry very subordinate to moral and political science." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul." - Henrik Ibsen

"Poetry reveals that there is no empty space." - Hafez

"It is good sometimes for poetry to disenchant us." - Robert Hass

"Poetry has been the longest pleasure of my life." - Shirley Hazzard

"Poetry is a perfectly reasonable means of overcoming chaos." - I. A. Richards

"To fine that light within-that's the genius of poetry." - Julie Harris

"Whoever doesn't live in poetry cannot survive here on earth." - Halldór Laxness

"San Francisco is poetry. Even the hills rhyme." - Patricia Montandon

"I read a lot of poetry. I read some history." - Frederick Busch

"Poetry is like air. It's one of the necessary things. Everyone benefits from poetry. And as you know, poetry is international. There are only two things that are truly international, poetry and wine." - Nikki Giovanni

"A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named." - Friedrich Schlegel

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words." - Edgar Allan Poe

"You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose." - Mario Cuomo

"Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature." - David Hare

"Making love is, simply put, poetry in motion." - Wale

"A lot of innovation in language comes from poetry." - Jim Jarmusch

"Poetry today is easier to write but harder to remember." - Stanley Kunitz

"I find a lot of poetry to be narcissistic." - Joni Mitchell

"A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Sc

"I don't think I've ever read poetry, ever." - Eminem

"Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow." - A P J Abdul Kalam

"Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind." - Don Marquis

"A grain of poetry suffices to season a century." - Jose Marti

"To have ruined one's self over poetry is an honour" - Oscar Wilde

"All poetry is experimental poetry." - Wallace Stevens

"Never let the mud puddle get lost in the poetry because, in many ways, the mud puddle is the poetry." - Valerie Worth

"I don't think poetry will die, but I think that poetry does demand a certain kind of attention to language." - Edward Hirsch

"I think the culture can absorb so many people writing poetry and trying to earn their living in poetry." - Edward Hirsch

"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular." - Aristotle

"I'd like to go back to poetry again. I really, really revere good poetry. It's been my private discipline." - Alice Sebold

"Inside every one of us is a garden, and every practitioner has to go back to their garden and take care of it. Maybe in the past, you left in untended for a long time. You should know exactly what is going on in your own garden, and try to put everything in order. Restore the beauty; restore the harmony in your garden. If it is well tended, many people will enjoy your garden." - Nhat Hanh

"To the question, 'Is the cinema an art?' my answer is, 'what does it matter?'... You can make films or you can cultivate a garden. Both have as much claim to being called an art as a poem by Verlaine or a painting by Delacroix... Art is 'making.' The art of poetry is the art of making poetry. The art of love is the art of making love... My father never talked to me about art. He could not bear the word." - Jean Renoir

"To the question, 'Is the cinema an art?' my answer is, 'what does it matter?'... You can make films or you can cultivate a garden. Both have as much claim to being called an art as a poem by Verlaine or a painting by Delacroix... Art is 'making.' The art of poetry is the art of making poetry. The art of love is the art of making love... My father never talked to me about art. He could not bear the word." - Jean Renoir

"To the question, "Is the cinema an art?" my answer is, "what does it matter?"... You can make films or you can cultivate a garden. Both have as much claim to being called an art as a poem by Verlaine or a painting by Delacroix... Art is "making." The art of poetry is the art of making poetry. The art of love is the art of making love... My father never talked to me about art. He could not bear the word." - Jean Renoir

"Life is short - while we speak it flies; enjoy, then, the present, and forget the future; such is the moral of ancient poetry, a graceful and a wise moral, - indulged beneath a southern sky, and all deserving, the phrase applied to it, - the philosophy of the garden." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"A garden should make you feel you've entered privileged space - a place not just set apart but reverberant - and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry." - Michael Pollan

"The only way to increase it is to cultivate your own garden. And the only thing that will help you is poetry, which is the most concentrated form of style.... I don't care how clever the other professor is, one can't raise a discussion of modern prose to anything above tea-table level." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul." - Thomas Moore

"As human beings, we are the only organisms that create for the sheer stupid pleasure of doing so. Whether it's laying out a garden, composing a new tune on the piano, writing a bit of poetry, manipulating a digital photo, redecorating a room, or inventing a new chili recipe - we are happiest when we are creating." - Gary Hamel

"Life is short - while we speak it flies; enjoy, then, the present, and forget the future; such is the moral of ancient poetry, a graceful and a wise moral - indulged beneath a southern sky, and all deserving, the phrase applied to it - the philosophy of the garden." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"On the subject of literary genres, I've always felt that my response to poetry is inadequate. I'd love to be the kind of person that drifts off into the garden with a slim volume of Elizabethan verse or a sheaf of haikus, but my passion is story." - J K Rowling

"I didn't ever consider poetry the province exclusively of English and American literature and I discovered a great amount in reading Polish poetry and other Eastern European poetry and reading Russian poetry and reading Latin American and Spanish poetry and I've always found models in those other poetries of poets who could help me on my path." - Edward Hirsch

"I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me." - Robert Breault

"Whoever is sitting with friends is in the midst of a flower garden, though he may be in the fire. Whoever sits with an enemy is in the fire, even though he is in the midst of a garden." - Rumi

"In the garden the door is always open into the "holy" - growth, birth, death. Every flower holds the whole mystery in its short cycle, and in the garden we are never far away from death, the fertilizing, good, creative death." - May Sarton

"I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me." - Robert Brault

"Your garden will reveal yourself." - Henry Mitchell

"If, I can someday see M. Claude Monet's garden, I feel sure that I shall see something that is not so much a garden of flowers as of colours and tones, less an old-fashioned flower garden than a colour garden, so to speak, one that achieves an effect not entirely nature's, because it was planted so that only the flowers with matching colours will bloom at the same time, harmonized in an infinite stretch of blue or pink." - Marcel Proust

"Garden work clears the mind." - Joanne Harris

"For we must bear in mind that the greater number of garden pictures known to us are taken from tombs." - Marie-Luise Gothein

"A garden is never finished." - Shunryu Suzuki

"If the husband sits on a chair in the Garden of Eden, his wife is his footstool." - Isaac Leib Peretz

"My garden, by the sea" - Stefan Szczesny

"We must cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"Let us cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"To dwell is to garden." - Martin Heidegger

"I would be happier if people who went through MFA programs also were already, by then, deeply committed readers of poetry because we need readers of poetry as much as writers of poetry." - Edward Hirsch

"Poetry is the most informative of all of the arts because everything comes down to poetry. No matter what it is we are describing, ultimately we use either a metaphor; or we say "that's poetry in motion." You drink a glass of wine and say, "that's poetry in a bottle." Everything is poetry, so I think we come down to emotional information. And that's what poetry conveys." - Nikki Giovanni

"Poetry, in a general sense, may be defined to be 'the expression of the imagination': and poetry is connate with the origin of man." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"There is but one poetry,-true poetry." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I didn't choose poetry: poetry chose me." - Philip Larkin

"Zen is poetry; poetry is Zen." - Reginald Horace Blyth

"religion is poetry, - poetry is religion." - Marie Corelli

"First of all I think that poetry is very noble and I always have with me the sense of the nobility of poetry." - Edward Hirsch

"I think it's true that that's something that poetry can go to school on fiction. I think poetry can go to fiction to learn." - Edward Hirsch

"Only in Russia poetry is respected - it gets people killed. Is there anywhere else where poetry is so common a motive for murder?" - Osip Mandelstam

"Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world." - Archibald Macleish

"Protest poetry - could there be consensus poetry?" - William Edgar

"From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become; from what the ancients did, what poetry must be." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Sc

"The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?" - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Sc

"I came into music because I thought the presentation of poetry wasn't vibrant enough. So I merged improvised poetry with basic rock chords." - Patti Smith

"Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement." - Christopher Fry

"Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying." - Maxine Kumin

"The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly." - Frederick William Robertson

"The essentials of poetry are rhythm, dance, and the human voice." - Earle Birney

"For me, poetry is an impish attempt to paint the colour of the wind." - Maxwell Bodenheim

"Well, write poetry, for God's sake, it's the only thing that matters." - E E Cummings

"I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat." - A E Housman

"All high poetry is infinite; it is as the first acorn, which contained all oaks potentially." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The essence of poetry is invention; such invention as, by producing something unexpected, surprises and delights." - Samuel Johnson

"Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know." - Philibert Joseph Roux

"It is not enough that poetry is agreeable, it should also be interesting." - Horace

"Poetry can magnify experience." - May Swenson

"Poetry gets to be the poetry of life by successfully becoming first the poetry of poetry." - John Hollander

"Poetry should describe itself, and always be simultaneously poetry and the poetry of poetry." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"We all scribble poetry." - Homer

"Poetry is that / which arrives at the intellect / by way of the heart." - R. S. Thomas

"I'm very sensual and very rhythm-oriented and into poetry. Women can feel that." - Steven Tyler

"Poetry is a fireplace in summer or a fan in winter." - Robert Hass

"The poetry of speech." - Lord Byron



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