Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot