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Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Poetry is in itself strength and joy, whether it be crowned by all mankind, or left alone in its own magic hermitage.

Poetry is itself a thing of God. - He made his prophets poets; and the more we feel of poesie do we become like God in love and power.

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.

Poetry is most just to its divine origin, when it administers the comforts and breathes the thoughts of religion.

Poetry is music in words: and music is poetry in sound: both excellent sauce, but those have lived and died poor, who made them their meat.

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.

Poetry is not made out of the understanding. The question of common sense is always: "What is it good for?" a question which would abolish the rose, and be triumphantly answered by the cabbage.

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.

Poetry is simply literature reduced to the essence of its active principle. It is purged of idols of every kind, of realistic illusions, of any conceivable equivocation between the language of "truth" and the language of "creation." See quote detail

Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls.

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

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