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The poet's mind is ... a receptacle for seizing and storing up numberless feelings, phrases, images, which remain there until all the particles which can unite to form a new compound are present together.

There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays, and every single one of them is right.

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either.

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.

When a great poet has lived, certain things have been done once for all, and cannot be achieved again.

When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences.

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.


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