The poetry of earth is never dead.
To a poet every curve of her was a well place word.
The right poem finds us exactly when it needs to.
To a poet, the broken flowers bloom the brightest.
Put a girl in moonlight and tell only truths and every man becomes a poet.
Poetry is composing, you are writing words to move the world like music.
Poetry, is a life long war waged against ineffable beauty.
Poets are fools until they are kings.
Poets are souls at war with words from battles waged within.
My poet’s heart gives me strength to face political problems, particularly those which have a bearing on my conscience.
My poetry is a declaration of war, not an exordium to defeat. It is not the defeated soldier’s drumbeat of despair, but the fighting warrior’s will to win. It is not the de- spirited voice of dejection but the stirring shout of victory.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.
Children have a master to teach them, grown-ups have the poets.
I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Poetry demands a man with a special gift for it, or else one with a touch of madness in him.