How can I find the words? Poets have taken them all and left me with nothing to say or do" "Except to teach me for the first time what they meant.
For now the poet cannot die, Nor leave his music as of old, But round him ere he scarce be cold Begins the scandal and the cry.
Lyrics have to be underwritten. That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it.
The poet is one who is able to keep the fresh vision of the child alive.
You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.
The poet, like the lover, is a person unable to reconcile what he knows with what he feels. His peculiarity is that he is under a certain compulsion to do so.
The poet is a madman lost in adventure.
We are all of us Apollos serving some Admetus.
Some of us – poets are not exactly poets. We live sometimes – beyond the word.
The poet lives as long as his lines are imprinted on the minds of his readers.
A really good stand-up comic is a poet; it's about the use of language. It can be really poetic. And I like politically conscious comedy.
The poet who walks by moonlight is conscious of a tide in his thought which is to be referred to lunar influence.
I think a poet, like a painter, should be a craftsperson.
I'm probably much more influenced by film-makers and painters than I am by other songwriters or poets.
As a very young poet, I had been brought up on that dogma that politics was bad for poetry.
To Beatrice- My love flew like a butterfly Until death swooped down like a bat As the poet Emma Montana McElroy said: 'That's the end of that
For me, musicians are poets. Beethoven describes himself as a poet of tones, just like Coltrane's a poet of tempo.
Words are my passion And out of them and me I would create beauty.
Every man is a poet when he is in love.
Imagination, which is the Eldorado of the poet and of the novel-writer, often proves the most pernicious gift to the individuals who compose the talkers instead of the writers in society.
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