Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Seven Thoughts on Poetry

1."A poem should not mean but be." - Archibald MacLeish

2."Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost

3."Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me." - Sigmund Freud

4."Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them." - Charles Simic

5. "Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar." - Percy Shelley

6."Poetry is more philosophical and of higher value than history; for poetry tends to express the universal, history the particular." - Aristotle

7."Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand." - Plato

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