Thursday, June 07, 2007

Meme: 10 Favorite Quotes On Poetry

I'll tag myself on this meme that's been going around for a while. Now I'll tag you.


10 Favorite Poetry Quotes:

Poetry is the Soul inaugurating a form. ~ Gaston Bachelard

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. ~ Carl Sandburg

Poetry is only half language. ~ Stanley ("The Cucumber") Kunitz

If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~ Leonard Cohen

What is poetry which does not save/ Nations or people? ~ Czeslaw Milosz

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. ~ Plato (Ion)

A poem begins with a lump in the throat. ~ Robert Frost

Poetry, that being good at doing nothing. ~ Cesare Pavese

The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~ John Keats

Love the words. ~ Dylan Thomas


Bonus quote:

You don't have to suffer to create art; you will suffer, period. ~ Rikki Lee Jones

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2 Comments:

Blogger Nick said...

Love the Bachelard & Kunitz. Thanks for these.

8/6/07 06:02  
Blogger Dustin said...

I think my faves are the quotes by Plato and Jones.

Thanks for sharing.

11/6/07 17:14  

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