14 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Poetry
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from dictionary.com  "14 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Poetry"
 
(The thought it provoked in me is that the compiler of this knew very little about "thought provoking" or "poetry" – dale)
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Poetry: the best words in the best order.
 
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.
 
-Dylan Thomas
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I want to write love poems so sweet that the ink on the paper attracts honey bees.
 
-Rudy Francisco
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Poetry is music, and nothing but music. Words with musical emphasis.
 
-Amiri Baraka
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If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
 
-David Carradine
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Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
 
-Khalil Gibran
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Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.
 
-Lucille Clifton
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
 
-T. S. Eliot
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You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
 
-Joseph Joubert
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Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings.
 
-Umberto Eco
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Love is the poetry of the senses.
 
-Honore de Balzac
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In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
 
-Wallace Stevens
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I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
 
 
Steven Wright
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The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
 
 
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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(I wish not to criticism without putting my own up for target practice )

When a poet puts the ineffable into words.

dale
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How long after picking up the brush, the first masterpiece?

The goal is not to obfuscate that which is clear, but make clear that which isn't.
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#2
Some of them need a gag smilie after them but I like 8 and 10.

Quote:Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings.

-Umberto Eco

made me think of this:

Quote:The sentence/phrase/words are the core, and in them the tone, which is where the emotion is found. (an abstraction captured within a solid core)

The sound is everything. The emotion is what we are after when we read, but the emotion in a poem is in how the thing is said, not what is said.

-trueenigma

and

Quote:Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

-T. S. Eliot



Quote:All poets write bad poetry. Bad poets publish them, good poets burn them.

― Umberto Eco

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Hi!
you´re right, most of these seem nonsense or plain.
still I quite like the quotes of Dylan Thomas, Lucille Clifton and Joseph Joubert and I think T.J. Eliot´s is truly thought-provoking.
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My fav is:

Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is language which creates feelings.
-Umberto Eco

Circular bullshite... but really good circular bullshite.

These writers, particularly poets, all constantly railing against their insignificance...

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Well, they are quotes. The lot was probably taken out of context. I can't really say they're spouting bullshit, either, for the most part because if we already consider them insignificant, then what more us? All the love to Umberto Eco ----
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I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.


Steven Wright
Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.

~ Rumi
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