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" A banal poem is never more than a banal poem. A banal or trite lyric, however, can be - with the right vocal cords - brilliantly and shatteringly conveyed. "
" A dark poem is meant to redeem the dark part. "
C. K. Williams
" After the last line of a poem, nothing follows except literary criticism. "
" And your very flesh shall be a great poem. "
" An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive. "
" A picture is a poem without words. "
" A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. "
" A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. "
" A poem can provide testimony. A poem can provide solace. It can provide a connection. "
" A poem is learned by heart and then not again repeated. We will suppose that after a half year it has been forgotten: no effort of recollection is able to call it back again into consciousness. "
" A poem is never finished, only abandoned. "
" A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties. "
" A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have. "
" A poem, once it's written, is meant to be read with the inner voice of the person who reads it. "
" A poet's cultural baggage and erudition can interfere with a poem. "
" A really good poem is full of music. "
" As I remember, the first real poem I wrote was about the wheat fields between Spokane and Pullman, to the south. "
" A translation is no translation, he said, unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words of it. "
John Millington Synge
" Attempts to put my poems to music have had disastrous results in all cases. And the poem, if it's written with the ear, already has been set to its own verbal music as it was composed. "
" Back then, I couldn't have left a poem a year and gone back to it. "
" But in a lot of ways my poems are very conventional, and it's no big deal for me to write a poem in either free verse or strict form; modern poets can, and do, do both. "
" But most commonly, it's one poem that I work on with a lot of intensity. "
" Do not wait for a poem; a poem is too fast for you. Do not wait for the poem; run with the poem and then write the poem. "
Juan Felipe Herrera
" Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take. "
A. R. Ammons
" Elizabeth Barrett Browning could write a poem two pages long. Could she have brought it to a music publisher? "
" Every old poem is sacred. "
" Every poem probably has sixty drafts behind it. "
" Every single soul is a poem. "
" For many years, I thought a poem was a whisper overheard, not an aria heard. "
" For me, a poem is an opportunity to kind of interrogate myself a little bit. "
Tracy K. Smith
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