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Reading poetry and watching cricket were the sum of my world, and the two are not so far apart as many aesthetes might believe.
Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.
Maybe you're one of those people who writes poems, but rarely reads them. Let me put this as delicately as I can: If you don't read, your writing is going to suck.
Reading poetry is an adventure in renewal, a creative act, a perpetual beginning, a rebirth of wonder.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
If every head of state and every government official spent an hour a day reading poetry we'd live in a much more humane and decent world.
In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.
I'm a professional and I'll do anything - a poetry reading, television, cinema, anything that allows me to act.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Sexual activity is driven by the same aims and motives as reading poetry or listening to music: to escape the limitations imposed by the need for particularity in the consciousness.
I was reading the poems of Rochester. Rochester made himself out to be bisexual, but I think that was only to shock. Most of his poetry is sexual, even pornographic.
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
I am angry that I starved my brain and that I sat shivering in my bed at night instead of dancing or reading poetry or eating ice cream or kissing a boy.
The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Reading poetry gives me a sense of calm, well-being, and love for humanity - the same stuff more flexible women get from yoga.
Even though poetry was written for the 'minds ear' as well as the physical ear, the minds ear can be trained only by the other ... which comes back to reading poetry aloud.
When I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.
I'm a failed poet. Reading poetry helps me to see the world differently, and I try to infuse my prose with figurative language, which goes against the trend in fiction.
Reading poetry and reading the great works of the canon that we were reading in the '60s and the '70s and '80s was mind altering.
Do not ever read books about versification: no poet ever learnt it that way. If you are going to be a poet, it will come to you naturally and you will pick up all you need from reading poetry.
When you find it you become the secret addressee of a literary text and I felt that their reader had been left out of this experience of reading poetry or what the experience of poetry was.
Watch, how the sunslowly risesfrom behind my earnew lines, new countriesspring up in my palmsmy rough hairbecome swaying silkand all the leavesin my bodybecome lusher than fruits.
If people read poetry, they would be happier.
I love the pleasure of reading poetry.
I can't remember the poemThat pierced through my heartIt was the saddest I heardOf all truths ever spokenIt left a scar in meA wound that doesn't healBut the words are forgottenSo is a big part of me
I read for pleasureIn search of fictional worldsTo enrich my truths
There’s plenty of room for strangeness, mystery, originality, wildness, etc. in poems that also invite the reader into the human and alive center about which the poem circles.
There are good reasons to learn how to read. Poetry isn't one of them... Why can't poets just say what they want to say and then shut up?