Sunday, February 5, 2012

Seven Great Lines About Poetry

"I, too, dislike it."
            --Marianne Moore

"A poem should be more than what anyone can say about it."
          --Norman Dubie

"The poetry is in the living."
          --Rita Dove

"...out of the quarrel we make with ourselves we make poetry."
          --W.B. Yeats

"Poetry speaks and listens: it is real."
          --Octavio Paz

"Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum...."
          --Wislawa Szymborska

"Poetry the best words, the best order."
          --Samuel T. Coleridge