Wednesday, November 28, 2012

7 Poetry Quotes

1. "Poetry is an echo, asking shadows to dance." -Carl Sandburg
     Echo stimulates closed mind (shadow) to flourish (dance)
2. "How do poems grow? They grow out of your life." -Robert Penn Warren
3. "Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air." -Carl Sandburg
4. "Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them." -Charles Simic
5. "Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself." -William Hazlitt
6. "You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose." -Mario Cuomo
7. "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If you life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." -Leonard Cohen

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