Science is not addressed to poets.
Dante Alighieri is a universal poet, and great creators, they are writing for everybody always. Every single verse is very moving, and the beauty - if we don't understand, we just stay listening to the sound and it's like hearing music.
The best prose is written by authors who see their universe with a poet’s eyes.
If you want to understand poetry, You have to go to its origin, If you want to understand the poet, You have to go to the Poet's home.
In America it's a particular problem. The artist, particularly the poet, is just unacknowledged; if I can use that dumb word. Maybe it has always been that way. Maybe the only way he or she can be acknowledged is to be connected with some movement, be it religious or political.
Love, the poet said, is woman's whole existence.
The poet or storyteller who feels that he is competing with a superb double play in the World Series is a lost man. One would not want as a reader a man who did not appreciate the finesse of a double play.
Poets play with words to keep themselves sane
Yet do I marvel at this curious thing: To make a poet black, and bid him sing!
The eyes of a poet discover in each person a unique and irreplaceable humanity. While arrogant intellect seeks to control and manipulate the world, the poetic spirit bows with reverence before its mysteries.
The business of the poet, said Imlac, is to examine, not the individual, but the species.
The truth, it seems, is not just what you find when you open a door: it is itself a door, which the poet is always on the verge of going through.
The importance of poetry is not measured, finally, by what the poet says but by how he says it.
The Poet's leaves are gathered one by one, In the slow process of the doubtful years.
A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating.
A poet is a world enclosed in a man.
The poet wants justice. And the poet wants art. In poetry we can't have one without the other.
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.
It must be added that from his first words the foreigner made a repellent impression on the poet, but Berlioz rather liked him - that is, not liked but. . . how to put it. . . was interested, or whatever.
The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.
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