Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Poetry must be as new as foam and as old as the rock.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
- Edgar Allen Poe
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
- Robert Frost
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
- Dennis Gabor
Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted
- Percy Shelley