Sunday, December 2, 2012

Seven Poetry Quotes

1.“The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.”
-James Fenton
2.“Poetry fettered fetters the human race.”
-William Blake
3."Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by 
singularity—it should strike the reader as a wording 
of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a 
remembrance."
-John Keats
4.“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
5."All poetry is misrepresentation."
-Jeremy Bentham
6.“A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
-Robert Frost 
7.“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

-Robert Frost 

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