I write poetry in order to live more fully.

He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech.

Poetry uses the hub of a torque converter for a jello mold.

Poetry asks people to have values form opinions care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job.

For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.

I don't know a better preparation for life than a love of poetry and a good digestion.

All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently link by link with sweat and blood and tears.

For me poetry is always a search for order.

I didn't want to deal in poetry. I got rid of that after a few months.

Some say they see poetry in my paintings I see only science.

Poetry is a matter of life not just a matter of language.

I'm looking for a guy who makes you want to dance and write poetry all day long.

I wrote The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God in five hours but I had it all planned out. It isn't poetry and it does not pretend to be but it does what it sets out to do.

I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.

Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke you've lost the whole thing.

Music has a poetry of its own and that poetry is called melody.

Who writes poetry imbibes honey from the poisoned lips of life.

That's the way it is with poetry: When it is incomprehensible it seems profound and when you understand it it is only ridiculous.

For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.

Poetry is an art the easiest to dabble in but the hardest to reach true excellence.

Poetry is an art and chief of the fine art the easiest to dabble in the hardest in which to reach true excellence.

Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something.

Poetry is a sort of homecoming.

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.

The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.

Poetry criticism at its worst today is mean in spirit and spiteful in intent as if determined to inflict the wound that will spur the artist to new heights if it does not cripple him or her.

So much of my poetry begins with something that I can describe in visual terms so thinking about distance thinking about how life begins and what might be watching us.

Poetry must be made by all and not by one.

What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art in poetry in music of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful moving or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing.

I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else poetry in terms of psychology.

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.

Let me read you some of my poetry. My poetry just takes me to another level.

This career essentially chased me down while I was on the spoken-word scene in New York. I kept hearing that my delivery of my poetry - which was very personal and cathartic at the time- was very moving to folks. People thought that I was an actress because of my delivery when I was just dropping into the work and really pouring out my soul.

You don't go after poetry you take what comes. Maybe the gods do it through me but I certainly do a hell of a lot of the work.

Don't call my lyrics poetry. It's an insult to real poets.

Poetry is of so subtle a spirit that in the pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate.

I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean the clues were in the poems but they didn't read them very carefully and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene.

Theater and poetry were what helped people stay alive and want to go on living.

What is poetry which does not save nations or people?

There's not a good poet I know who has not at the beck and call of his memory a vast quantity of poetry that composes his mental library.

Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language or music without atmosphere.

I don't think Auden liked my poetry very much he's very Anglican.

I think it was T.S. Eliot who talked about good poetry being felt before it's understood. I believe that. There are some bands where I love their lyrics but I don't have a clue what they're on about.

I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts they're kindred spirits.

My father had wanted to name me for Dylan Thomas. He had seen him speak on one of those drunken poetry tours he did.

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough you scratch it.

For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.

Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury not a necessity like petrol. But to me it's the oil of life.

Well I write a lot of poetry - that's where it usually all starts. I definitely want to show you guys sides of me - love loss heartbreak - all of that good stuff!

Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.

Freedom is poetry taking liberties with words breaking the rules of normal speech violating common sense. Freedom is violence.

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty of sincerity.

Clarity clarity surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world A limited limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.

Poetry's always dead you know? You don't realize how good poetry is until 15 years later.

Literature is a state of culture poetry is a state of grace before and after culture.

I used to joke that if acting didn't work out poetry was my commonsense fallback.

I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

I was kind of an outcast in school 'cause I always kept to myself and was writing poetry and then going on tour with my brother band all the time so kids didn't know what to make of me.

There's one of my new poems actually - is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas.

Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that.

Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.

Well I like to write poetry. I'm a published poet.

One of the things I've always liked about my husband is he's very good at lots of stuff. He was an English teacher when I met him. He wrote poetry and played the guitar. As time went on he decided to go into economics so he's very analytical and mathematical in addition to his artsy side.

Some Marines made fun of the fact that I had done plays and studied poetry but then I won the award for physical training.

But poetry is a way of language it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history.

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.

I think that the job of poetry its political job is to refresh the idea of justice which is going dead in us all the time.

Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly... in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.

Well if this is poetry I'm certainly never going to write any myself.

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.

Whereas with poetry no one has to show anybody really and you don't have to tell anyone you're doing it.

If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children things that touch your soul.

Nobody ever told me what to read or ever put poetry in my way.

I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.

I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.

Poetry is one of the few nasty childhood habits I've managed to grow out of.

Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy art poetry love scandal and the weather.

Poetry says the things that I can't say. I read a lot but I never write it.

Society's dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place - the place of our separation our distinction - that much of his poetry occupies.

No art form points like poetry to this originality of language as to its essential and abiding concern.

Poetry brings all possible experience to the same degree: a degree in the consciousness beyond which the consciousness itself cannot go.

The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind... The end of poetry is not an after-effect not a pleasurable memory of itself but an immediate constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself.

To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.

And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before.

Poetry is innocent not wise. It does not learn from experience because each poetic experience is unique.

Since the printing press came into being poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man it has become the amusement and delight of the few.

Poetry is a mixture of common sense which not all have with an uncommon sense which very few have.

All the modern verse plays they're terrible they're mostly about the poetry. It's more important that the play is first.

Let my life as Poet begin. I want the life of the Poet. I have labored for over twelve years one thousand pages of prose. Now I want the easiness of poetry. The brevity of the poem.

Short fiction is the medium I love the most because it requires that I bring everything I've learned about poetry - the concision the ability to say something as vividly as possible - but also the ability to create a narrative that though lacking a novel's length satisfies the reader.

Publishing the lyric books poetry or comics of other musicians I know. That's the thing I really want to break into!

Reading poetry gives me a sense of calm well-being and love for humanity - the same stuff more flexible women get from yoga.

I read as much poetry as time allows and circumstance dictates: No heartache can pass without a little Dorothy Parker no thunderstorm without W. H. Auden no sleepless night without W. B. Yeats.

Fiction will always be my greatest love with poetry close behind.

Probably induced by the asthma I started reading and writing early on my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays.

The cliche is dead poetry.

I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.

It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither.

And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions? Its position is perfectly precarious.

The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism - how should poetry escape?

The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.

If you were going to choose a way of making your way in this world and a place to start from you might not choose poetry and you might not choose Huddersfield.

People who read poetry for example like the feel the heft and the smell of a book.

I'd never really been content with just churning out these slim volumes every three or four years. I've always tried to think of poetry as an active ingredient in the language rather than just something that appears between the covers of thin books.

We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other.

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.

The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots its business was to express the heroic saga the myths.

I have epiphanies all the time because I'm always thinking. I'm a thinker. I'm always writing poetry I'm always coming to conclusions.

I love to write poetry.

I do actually dabble in a bit of poetry! And I'm yet to pen a script but it is something that I've been telling myself I want to do.

That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally and that prose survived to get something said.

Music is more emotional than prose more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.

Poetry is a totally different art than film.

Lapped in poetry wrapped in the picturesque armed with logical sentences and inalienable words.

I've got a book of poetry by the bed one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans.

The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism's anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television and magazine merchandising by computer games and Internet visuals by film and MTV by the fashion shoot.

It all has to do with art - writing painting things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry - things that are designed for songs but they're always poems first.

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose but that it has turned to advertising copy.

In rap music even though the element of poetry is very strong so is the element of the drum the implication of the dance. Without the beat its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.

I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.

Poetry does not consist of words alone there must be sentiment and fancy combination and arrangement.

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.

We don't attempt to have any theme for a number of the anthology or to have any particular sequence. We just put in things that we like and then we try to alternate the prose and the poetry.

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.

I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us and I wouldn't agree with Bly that it's a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention.

I think there's no excuse for the American poetry reader not knowing a good deal about what is going on in the rest of the world.

I think that is where poetry reading becomes such an individual thing. I mean I have friend who like poets who just don't say anything to me at all I mean they seem to me rather ordinary and pedestrian.

I think that concrete poetry seems to have as far as I can see come to a kind of a dead end. It doesn't seem to be going any further than it went in its high period of about five or six years ago.

Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things but to me they're more visual than oral and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book. I haven't the least idea of where poetry is going.

Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.

I'm not an academic but I've always loved poetry since I've been small.

Poetry comes alive to me through recitation.

Well probably I was fed up with concrete poetry. There was a lot of bad concrete poetry and besides it was confused with visual poetry which was completely different.

But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea but of course I never really much got the chance to do it.

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose I can only do what I am given and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.

For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using language which came out of a particular feeling and I don't have control over whether this feeling is in me or not.

No what I should really like to do right now in the full blaze of lights before this illustrious assembly is to shower every one of you with gifts with flowers with offerings of poetry - to be young once more to ride on the crest of the wave.

I have had much to learn from Sweden's poetry and more especially from her lyrics of the last generation.

One can't write for all readers. A poet cannot write for people who don't like poetry.

At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun.

I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career - they are so fun and witty.

I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets how they've used tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.

To be born in Wales not with a silver spoon in your mouth but with music in your blood and with poetry in your soul is a privilege indeed.

When I hit a block regardless of what I am writing what the subject matter is or what's going on in the plot I go back and I read Pablo Neruda's poetry. I don't actually speak Spanish so I read it translation. But I always go back to Neruda. I don't know why but it calms me calms my brain.

Poetry is its own medium it's very different than writing prose. Poetry can talk in an imagistic sense it has particular ways of catching an environment.

I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it it appears to be prose but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry.

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