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Poetry is the Devil's wine.

Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.

Poetry is the music of thought, conveyed to us in the music of language.

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess what is seen during a moment.

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feeling, revives the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the spring­time of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human nature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and, through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.

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.

Poetry, good sir, in my opinion, is like a tender virgin, very young, and extremely beautiful, whom divers others virgins - namely, all the other sciences - make it their business to enrich, polish and adorn; and to her it belongs to make use of them all, and on her part to give a lustre to them all.

Poetry, the eldest sister of all arts, and parent of most.

Poetry, therefore, we will call Musical Thought.

Poetry, with all its obscurity, has a more general as well as a more powerful dominion over the passions than the art of painting.

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

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