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.
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.
Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without.
"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.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
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 grain of poetry suffices to season a century.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry.
I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.
We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
The sort of poetry I seek resides in objects man can't touch.
I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.