A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.
- E. M. Forster
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We all write poems it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles
But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.
- Diane Wakoski
I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose.
- Shelby Foote
There are so many things that poetry is about, one of which is memory.
- Peter Davison
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell
I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits, limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits that language itself imposes.
- Mark Strand
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!
- Tristan Wilds
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg