Money is a kind of poetry.
Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
God is the perfect poet.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without.
A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
I have written some songs, but I would really call what I've done poetry at the end of the day, because I'll sit with my guitar for hours and hours on end for, like, a week and then I won't touch it for a month. I also just have no confidence. And you know what? I don't have time, because I'd rather be doing other things, like knitting.
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something.
My favorite subject probably was math. I love math. Figures just intrigue me. I was really good at math. English probably was my worst subject. But I used to write a lot of poetry. I used to write poetry all the time.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
And if they haven't got poetry in them, there's nothing you can do that will produce it.
And the second question, can poetry be taught? I didn't think so.