The inmost spirit of poetry, in other words, is at bottom, in every recorded case, the voice of pain – and the physical body, so to speak, of poetry, is the treatment by which the poet tries to reconcile that pain with the world.
nobody alive or dead deserves to be called a poetess.
All poets, all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo, or they say, 'Something's wrong, let's change it for the better. '
For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion.
We must always remember, however,' said Psmith gravely, 'that poets are also God's creatures.
Anybody who instantly goes from being a poet and a graduate student to being a public figure has to be in a state of shock. First people want to praise you, and then they want to attack you. No one can prepare you for it.
To paraphrase the great poet Dante, the heavens swirl above us and our eyes are still cast to the ground.
Every poet has a certain amount of "stuff. " That's what you draw from for imagery. The more stuff you know well, not simply intellectually but sensually, emotionally, intimately, the wider the pool from which you draw.
Every artist is a cannibalevery poet is a thiefall kill for inspirationand then sing about the grief.
The great poet draws his creations only from out of his own reality.
Where politics is concerned, I think poets have to be pragmatists, philosophical pragmatists.
What a poem means is as much what it means to others as what it means to the author; and indeed, in the course of time a poet may become merely reader in respect to his own works, forgetting his original meaning.
The man is either crazy or he is a poet.
As a poet Maria Terrone lives, like the rest of us, in a world of questions marks-but what shines through them is the fierce light of the life force itself
Coleridge: poet and philosopher wrecked in a mist of opium.
Words too familiar, or too remote, defeat the purpose of a poet.
No bad man can be a good poet.
The category "Women Poets" is bizarre and irrelevant. It's a subcategory of Poets, but there is not a "Men Poets" category.
When the poet is in love, he is incapable of writing poetry on love. He has to write when he remembers that he was in love.
No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead.
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