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Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

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Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.


         
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.


         
Wine is bottled poetry.

Wine is bottled poetry.


         
A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.


         
Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.

Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.


         
What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.


         
A novel is a work of poetry. In order to write it, one must have tranquility of spirit and of impression.

A novel is a work of poetry. In order to write it, one must have tranquility of spirit and of impression.


         
Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!

Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!


         
The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.

The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.


         
Tell all the truth but tell it slant.

Tell all the truth but tell it slant.


         
Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life. To have ruined one's self over poetry is an honour.

Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life. To have ruined one's self over poetry is an honour.


         
why be bothered with other people's set-ups? it only leads to torture.

why be bothered with other people's set-ups? it only leads to torture.


         
There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays and every single one of them is right.

There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays and every single one of them is right.


         
To have great poets there must be great audiences too.

To have great poets there must be great audiences too.


         
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.


         
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skilfully.

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skilfully.


         
No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: he may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.

No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: he may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.


         
When a great poet has lived certain things have been done once for all and cannot be achieved again.

When a great poet has lived certain things have been done once for all and cannot be achieved again.


         
Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books.

Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books.


         
Colour which is the poet's wealth is so expensive that most take to mere outline sketches and become men of science.

Colour which is the poet's wealth is so expensive that most take to mere outline sketches and become men of science.