Poetry Information

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets with this special collection of evocative quotations...

  • "A poet is someone who is astonished by everything."
    -- Anonymous

  • "Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry."
    -- Georges Brague

  • "The poet doesn't invent. He listens. "
    --Jean Cocteau

  • " In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."
    -- Paul Dirac

  • " Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood."
    -- T. S. Eliot

  • "The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • " There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it."
    -- Gustave Flaubert

  • "A poem begins with a lump in the throat. "
    --Robert Frost

  • " Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement."
    -- Christopher Fry

  • " There's no money in poetry, but there's no poetry in money, either."
    -- Robert Ranke Graves

  • " Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul."
    -- Henrik Ibsen

  • " When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."
    -- John F. Kennedy

  • "Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind."
    --Thomas Babington Macaulay

  • "The poem is the point at which our strength gave out. "
    --Richard Rosen

  • " Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know."
    -- Joseph Roux

  • "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. "
    --Percy Byshe Shelley

  • "Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket. "
    --Charles Simic

  • "A poem is never finished, only abandoned. "
    --Paul Valry

  • " Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls."
    -- Voltaire

  • "Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge."
    -- William Wordsworth

    Resource Box - Danielle Hollister (2004) is the Publisher of BellaOnline Quotations Zine - A free newsletter for quote lovers featuring more than 10,000 quotations in dozens of categories like - love, friendship, children, inspiration, success, wisdom, family, life, and many more. Read it online at - http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8364.asp

    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

    The Guardian

    'The spark will ignite': how poetry helps engage people with dementia
    The Guardian
    'The spark will ignite': how poetry helps engage people with dementia. Shared reading has a significant impact on mood, concentration and social interaction. A Liverpool charity is running sessions in care homes. Supported by. SKILLS FOR CARE About ...

    Lansing State Journal

    At the Poetry Room, free verse, funny stories and cheesy pick-up lines
    Lansing State Journal
    LANSING — Masaki Takahashi's car broke down one day not long after he graduated from Michigan State University, and he needed a job right away. So he walked across the street and into a car dealership and declared, "Hey, my name's Masaki, and I can ...

    Irish Times

    The poetry of June Caldwell's Room Little Darker
    Irish Times
    Why do I think of poetry as I read it? Is it poetic prose? What do we mean when we say that prose is poetic? The prose poem itself has been described as short, primarily descriptive or exploratory rather than narrative, and using techniques ...

    Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

    Slam poetry competition offers opportunity for teens' voices to be heard
    Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
    “I've been able to watch a lot of these students grow over the past couple years, and really delve into their craft,” said Alea McHatten, who helped organize the poetry slam and is a teaching artist with Still Waters Collective. “They have worked ...

    Yes! Weekly

    Yes! Weekly
    JACAR PRESS announces a one-of-a-kind experience happening this weekend – March 23-25 in Winston-Salem, with many events open to the public. With a group of world-renowned poets gathered into a stellar faculty, the 2018 Jacar Press Gathering of Poets ...

    Irish Times

    Máirtín Ó Direáin remembered: patrols, paramilitaries and poetry
    Irish Times
    It was the act of reading that sticks in the mind; the act whereby a poet speaks aloud words that have been mute on a page until then. Máirtín Ó Direáin, poet, died 30 years ago today. Yet, I close my eyes and see him speaking again. He read in Belfast ...

    Bennington Banner

    Poetry series begins Wednesday at Bennington
    Bennington Banner
    Poetry series begins Wednesday at Bennington. National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis will give a reading on Wednesday at Bennington College. PHOTO COURTESY OF AMANDA SCHWENGEL AND HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE. Posted Monday, March 19, 2018 9:51 am ...

    Between the Lines: Poetry in the Woods
    Inspiration for literature comes from many places, but perhaps most often it comes from nature. The Kalamazoo Nature Center is partnering with Friends of Poetry, a nonprofit organization in Kalamazoo, to encourage “Baby Boomers” who are age 50 and up ...


    Brands Are Using Poetic Ads To Capture Viewers' Attention
    As consumers have become more sophisticated and savvy to conventional advertising, have had to adjust how they speak to their audiences. Recently a variety of brands have been using poetry in their ad copy to cater to their consumers' discerning ears ...

    The Topeka Capital-Journal

    'Voiceless' Inmates Find Healing Through Poetry Program | Missouri ...
    U.S. News & World Report
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — For the past two decades, the Johnson County Library Incarcerated Services and Arts in Prison Writing programs have opened the world of literacy and writing to incarcerated juveniles and adults throughout Kansas.
    'Voiceless' inmates find healing through poetry programBradenton Herald
    'Voiceless' inmates find healing through poetry program | News ...News & Observer

    all 1 news articles »

    Google News

  • home | site map | Art of the Ocean
    © 2006