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Poetry Quotes: "Writing poetry and reading books causes brain damage."

Writing poetry and reading books causes brain damage.




Poetry Quotes: "A book of verses underneath the boughA flask of wine, a loaf of bread and thouBeside me singing in the wildernessAnd wilderness is paradise now."

A book of verses underneath the boughA flask of wine, a loaf of bread and thouBeside me singing in the wildernessAnd wilderness is paradise now.



Poetry Quotes: "We ran as if to meet the moon."

We ran as if to meet the moon.



Poetry Quotes: "How can the bird that is born for joySit in a cage and sing?How can a child, when fears annoy, But droop his tender wing, And forget his youthful spring?"

How can the bird that is born for joySit in a cage and sing?How can a child, when fears annoy, But droop his tender wing, And forget his youthful spring?




Poetry Quotes: "Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall."

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.



Poetry Quotes: "One need not be a chamber to be haunted."

One need not be a chamber to be haunted.



Poetry Quotes: "It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted."

It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.




Poetry Quotes: "It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally."

It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally.



Poetry Quotes: "Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted"

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted



Poetry Quotes: "Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject."

Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.



Poetry Quotes: "Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry."

Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.



Poetry Quotes: "Besides, a long poem is a test of invention, which I take to be the Polar star of Poetry, as Fancy is the sails - and Imagination the rudder."

Besides, a long poem is a test of invention, which I take to be the Polar star of Poetry, as Fancy is the sails - and Imagination the rudder.




Poetry Quotes: "There's an old saying that applies to me: you can't lose a game if you don't play the game. (Act 1, scene 4)"

There's an old saying that applies to me: you can't lose a game if you don't play the game. (Act 1, scene 4)



Poetry Quotes: "One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted — One need not be a House — The Brain has Corridors — surpassing Material Place —"

One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted — One need not be a House — The Brain has Corridors — surpassing Material Place —




Poetry Quotes: "If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel."

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.




Poetry Quotes: "Never durst a poet touch a pen to writeUntil his ink was tempered with love's sighs."

Never durst a poet touch a pen to writeUntil his ink was tempered with love's sighs.




Poetry Quotes: "A poem is never a put-up job, so to speak. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with."

A poem is never a put-up job, so to speak. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with.



Poetry Quotes: "beware women grownoldwho were neveranything butyoung"

beware women grownoldwho were neveranything butyoung



Poetry Quotes: "Looks like what drives me crazyDon't have no effect on you--But I'm gonna keep on at itTill it drives you crazy, too."

Looks like what drives me crazyDon't have no effect on you--But I'm gonna keep on at itTill it drives you crazy, too.



Poetry Quotes: "So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world.And live your life."

So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world.And live your life.



Poetry Quotes: "Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art--Not in lone splendour hung aloft the nightAnd watching, with eternal lids apart, Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite."

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art--Not in lone splendour hung aloft the nightAnd watching, with eternal lids apart, Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite.



Poetry Quotes: "The way a crowShook down on meThe dust of snowFrom a hemlock treeHas given my heartA change of moodAnd saved some partOf a day I had rued."

The way a crowShook down on meThe dust of snowFrom a hemlock treeHas given my heartA change of moodAnd saved some partOf a day I had rued.



Poetry Quotes: "that your power of commandwith simple language wasone of the magnificent things ofour century.(from the poem: result)"

that your power of commandwith simple language wasone of the magnificent things ofour century.(from the poem: result)



Poetry Quotes: "Go to the poets, they will speak to theeMore perfectly of purer creatures--"

Go to the poets, they will speak to theeMore perfectly of purer creatures--



Poetry Quotes: "If you want me again look for me under your boot soles."

If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.



Poetry Quotes: "When soul meets soul on lovers' lips."

When soul meets soul on lovers' lips.



Poetry Quotes: "Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed."

Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.



Poetry Quotes: "I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.



Poetry Quotes: "Oh let me live my own! and die so too! ("To live and die is all I have to do:") Maintain a poet's dignity and ease, And see what friends, and read what books I please."

Oh let me live my own! and die so too! ("To live and die is all I have to do:") Maintain a poet's dignity and ease, And see what friends, and read what books I please.



Poetry Quotes: "Take the blinders from your visiontake the padding from your earsand confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears."

Take the blinders from your visiontake the padding from your earsand confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears.



Poetry Quotes: "If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all."

If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.



Poetry Quotes: "I've given offense by saying I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down."

I've given offense by saying I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.



Poetry Quotes: "Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not"

Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not



Poetry Quotes: "Sugar cane reach up to GodAnd every baby cryingShame the blanket of my nightAnd all my days are dying"

Sugar cane reach up to GodAnd every baby cryingShame the blanket of my nightAnd all my days are dying



Poetry Quotes: "Now the New Year reviving old Desires, The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires."

Now the New Year reviving old Desires, The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires.



Poetry Quotes: "We both believe, and disbelieve a hundred times an hour, which keeps believing nimble."

We both believe, and disbelieve a hundred times an hour, which keeps believing nimble.



Poetry Quotes: "We love the things we love for what they are."

We love the things we love for what they are.



Poetry Quotes: "What is a woman that you forsake herAnd the hearth fire and the home acreTo go with that old grey widow-maker?"

What is a woman that you forsake herAnd the hearth fire and the home acreTo go with that old grey widow-maker?



Poetry Quotes: "Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers.Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads."

Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers.Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads.



Poetry Quotes: "And I or you pocketless of a dime, may purchase the pick of the earth."

And I or you pocketless of a dime, may purchase the pick of the earth.



Poetry Quotes: "it does seemthe more we drinkthe better the wordsgo."

it does seemthe more we drinkthe better the wordsgo.



Poetry Quotes: "PoetTo mask the fiery thought, in simple words succeeds.For still the craft of genius is, To mask a king in weeds"

PoetTo mask the fiery thought, in simple words succeeds.For still the craft of genius is, To mask a king in weeds




Poetry Quotes: "when I am feelinglowall i have to do iswatch my catsand mycouragereturns"

when I am feelinglowall i have to do iswatch my catsand mycouragereturns



Poetry Quotes: "Two such as you with such a master speedCannot be parted nor be swept awayFrom one another once you are agreedThat life is only life forevermoreTogether wing to wing and oar to oar"

Two such as you with such a master speedCannot be parted nor be swept awayFrom one another once you are agreedThat life is only life forevermoreTogether wing to wing and oar to oar



Poetry Quotes: "The emmet's inch and eagle's mileMake lame philosophy to smile.He who doubts from what he seesWill ne'er believe, do what you please.- "Auguries of Innocence"

The emmet's inch and eagle's mileMake lame philosophy to smile.He who doubts from what he seesWill ne'er believe, do what you please.- "Auguries of Innocence