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" I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. "
" In its truest manifestation, where it gives judgments, poetry is super-luxury. It would be interesting to see what would happen to a High Court judge if he were forced to follow the true poetic formula, doing the job for love, being forced into pubs for relief. "
" It just happens to be that people like to associate poetry and rap music. I think that idea is kind of corny. "
" Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread. "
" Everybody interprets things differently with their own perception, and I want poetry to pull out of them their own feelings. "
" You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart. "
Carol Ann Duffy
" Poetry is life distilled. "
" Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony. "
" When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry. "
" My father had wanted to name me for Dylan Thomas. He had seen him speak on one of those drunken poetry tours he did. "
" I always knew that was what I wanted to do - to write, particularly poetry. "
" I felt like my favorite writers have almost musical hooks in their work, whether it's poetry or a hook at the end of a chapter that makes you want to read the next one. And I think that my favorite writers definitely have something musical about what they do, in saying something so relatable and universal and so simple. "
" Of course a poem is a two-way street. No poem is any good if it doesn't suggest to the reader things from his own mind and recollection that he will read into it, and will add to what the poet has suggested. But I do think poetry readings are very important. "
" Any reflection about poetry should begin, or end, with this question: who and how many read poetry books? "
" Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose. "
" Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody. "
" I liked to write from the time I was about 12 or 13. I loved to read. And since I only spoke to my brother, I would write down my thoughts. And I think I wrote some of the worst poetry west of the Rockies. But by the time I was in my 20s, I found myself writing little essays and more poetry - writing at writing. "
" Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level. "
" A lot of ancient poetry sees in nature a reflection of human emotions, and in a post-industrialized era, once people have become more aware of the necessity of a more harmonious relation between man and nature, we need to build cities which can connect with human spiritual needs instead of being merely functional. "
" By definition, poetry works with qualities and dynamics that mainstream society is reluctant to face head-on. It's an interesting phenomenon that by necessity, poetry is just below the radar. "
" Poetry is something that happens in universities, in creative writing programs or in English departments. "
" Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever. "
" I like to give and get basically anything (I love to read) but especially fiction and poetry. "
" I like to borrow forms and quotes and use a lot of allusions, in both poetry and music. "
" Unfortunately, poetry is not born in noise, in crowds, or on a bus. There have to be four walls and the certainty that the telephone will not ring. That's what writing is all about. "
" I am fascinated by the engineering. The science of constructing and understanding why it stands. And I am drawn by the madness, the beauty, the theatricality, the poetry and soul of the wire. And you cannot be a wire-walker without mingling those two ways of seeing life. "
" Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets, they stop when reach puberty. "
" For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn't poetry. And then I realized that the events that I covered in essays that became journalism were actually great because they inspired me, and they became my muse. "
" One of the things that is wonderful about hymns is that they are a sort of universally shared poetry, at least among certain populations. "
" Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you've got to burn away all the peripherals. "
" What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music. "