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Poetry Quotes 71-75

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Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. 
Paul Engle 

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. 
Dennis Gabor 

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. 
Thomas Hardy 

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. 
David Carradine 

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life. 
Robert Penn Warren

Poetry Quotes 61-65

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Poetry Quotes
How do poems grow? They grow out of your life. 
Robert Penn Warren 

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. 
Salman Rushdie 

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. 
Jean Cocteau 

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. 
Oscar Wilde 

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. 
Plutarch