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I write poetry in order to live more fully.

He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech.

Poetry uses the hub of a torque converter for a jello mold.

Poetry asks people to have values form opinions care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job.

For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.

I don't know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion.

All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently link by link with sweat and blood and tears.

For me poetry is always a search for order.

I didn't want to deal in poetry. I got rid of that after a few months.

Some say they see poetry in my paintings I see only science.

Poetry is a matter of life not just a matter of language.

I'm looking for a guy who makes you want to dance and write poetry all day long.

I wrote The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God in five hours but I had it all planned out. It isn't poetry and it does not pretend to be but it does what it sets out to do.

I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.

Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke you've lost the whole thing.

Music has a poetry of its own and that poetry is called melody.

Who writes poetry imbibes honey from the poisoned lips of life.

That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound and when you understand it it is only ridiculous.

For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.

Poetry is an art the easiest to dabble in but the hardest to reach true excellence.

Poetry is an art and chief of the fine art the easiest to dabble in the hardest in which to reach true excellence.

Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something.

Poetry is a sort of homecoming.

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.