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" A connection between poetry and blindness is a classical trope. "
" A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named. "
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
" A documentary film-maker can't help but use poetry to tell the story. I bring truth to my fiction. These things go hand in hand. "
" After a couple of years of public high school, I went to Exeter - an insane conglomeration of adolescent males in the wilderness, all of whom claimed to hate poetry. "
" After attending the gymnasium between my eighth and seventeenth years, I studied classical philology at Berlin University for two years under Boeckh and Lachmann, and with the friendly support of Emanuel Geibel and Franz Kugler, I dabbled in all sorts of poetry. "
" Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by. "
" A grain of poetry suffices to season a century. "
" A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be. "
" A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk. "
" Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast. "
" A life is not sufficiently elevated for poetry, unless, of course, the life has been made into an art. "
" All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. "
" All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears. "
Lord Alfred Douglas
" All I knew about Ethiopia was from a few records that I like, as well as what I read about the famine. But you get there and it's another world. It's filled with art and music and poetry and intellectuals and writers - all kinds of people. "
" All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry. "
" All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will also be another poet. "
" All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. "
Edgar Allan Poe
" All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. "
Gilbert K. Chesterton
" All the modern verse plays, they're terrible; they're mostly about the poetry. It's more important that the play is first. "
" All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed. "
" All through childhood, I wrote verses and mysteries. There is, for me, one connection: structure. My poetry is metrical, rhyming. "
" All voices are important, and yet it seems that people of color have a lot to say, particularly if you look through the poetry of young people - a lot of questions and a lot of concerns about immigration and security issues, you name it - big questions. "
Juan Felipe Herrera
" A lot happens by accident in poetry. "
" A lot of my activity in the theatre, and even in writing poems, was a kind of retrospective aggro on the English teacher who wouldn't allow me to read poetry aloud. "
" A lot of people feel that the realm of poetry and the realm of the lyric is personal feeling and should rise above politics, which, in fact, good poetry has never done. "
" A lot of people think, 'I'll give acting or poetry or filmmaking a try. And if it doesn't work out I'll go get a law degree, do something else that's more practical.' For me I went the reverse way. I lived the back-up plan. "
" Always be a poet, even in prose. "
" A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being. "
" A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress. "
" American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet. "
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