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A drainless shower of light is poesy; 'tis the supreme of power; 'tis might half slumb'ring on its own right arm. (Quote by - John Keats)

They best can judge a poet's worth, Who oft themselves have known The pangs of a poetic birth By labours of their own. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Sure there are poets which did never dream Upon Parnassus, nor did taste the stream Of Helicon; we therefore may suppose Those made not poets, but the poets those. (Quote by - Sir John Denham)

God's prophets of the Beautiful, These Poets were. (Quote by - Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Colour, which is the poet's wealth, is so expensive that most take to mere outline sketches and become men of science. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

He koude songes make and well endite. (Quote by - Geoffrey Chaucer)

I don't really feel my poems are mine at all. I didn't create them out of nothing. I owe them to my relations with other people. (Quote by - Robert Graves)

A Poet without Love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Ah, poet-dreamer, within those walls What triumphs shall be yours! For all are happy and rich and great In that City of By-and-by. (Quote by - Alonzo B. Bragdon)

The essentials of poetry are rhythm, dance and the human voice. (Quote by - Earle Birney)

When I feel inclined to read poetry I take down my dictionary. The poetry of words is quite as beautiful as that of sentences. The author may arrange the gems effectively but their shape and lustre have been given by the attrition of ages. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes)

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all. (Quote by - Wallace Stevens)

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have let him alone. (Quote by - Thomas Hardy)

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography. (Quote by - Robert Penn Warren)

Singing and rejoicing, As aye since time began, The dying earth's last poet Shall be the earth's last man. (Quote by - Alexander Anton von Auersperg)

Poetry must be as new as foam, and as old as the rock. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Poets are all who love,--who feel great truths, And tell them. (Quote by - Philip James Bailey)

Poetry is the language of a state of crisis. (Quote by - Stephane Mallarme)

No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: he may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. (Quote by - T. S. Eliot)

A poet dares to be just so clear and no clearer; he approaches lucid ground warily, like a mariner who is determined not to scrape his bottom on anything solid. A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring. (Quote by - E. B. White)

Poets by Death are conquer'd but the wit Of poets triumphs over it. (Quote by - Abraham Cowley)

The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

A poet not in love is out at sea; He must have a lay-figure. (Quote by - Philip James Bailey)

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