Sunday, May 18, 2008


This week it's some quotes about poetry by the people who should know best ~ poets. Enjoy.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. W. H. Auden

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

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. Rita Dove

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. T. S. Eliot

It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things. ~Stephen Mallarme

And my personal favourite....
Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind. ~Thomas Babington Macaulay

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