poetry Quotes

Words are delicate instruments: How to use them so that, after having read the poem, the taste remaining is not of the words themselves, but of a thought, a situation, a parallel reality? If not used appropriately, words in poetry are like the ugly remains of food after eating. What I mean is that readers will reject words if they don't serve to shift attention from themselves to somewhere else.
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— Luljeta Lleshanaku
To me, poetry is a rational act. I never write a poem if I'm not sure what I am going to say or what I want to communicate.
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— Luljeta Lleshanaku
Art is the heart's explosion on the world. Music. Dance. Poetry. Art on cars, on walls, on our skins. There is probably no more powerful force for change in this uncertain and crisis-ridden world than young people and their art. It is the consciousness of the world breaking away from the strangle grip of an archaic social order.
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— Luis J. Rodriguez
If you can explain a poem, it is not a poem. Poetry has to be inexplicable.
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— Luis Gonzalez
I am an architect. I try to feel the transparency in contemporary buildings and I try to understand the transparency in Zen poetry. I just want to mix all those things.
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— Luis Gonzalez
The Cinema seems to have been invented to express the life of the subconscious, the roots of which penetrate poetry so deeply
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— Luis Bunuel
I regard a love for poetry as one of the most needful and helpful elements in the life-outfit of a human being. It was the greatest of blessings to me, in the long days of toil to which I was shut in much earlier than most young girls are, that the poetry I held in my memory breathed its enchanted atmosphere through me and around me, and touched even dull drudgery with its sunshine.
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— Lucy Larcom
My 'must-have' was poetry. From the first, life meant that to me. And, fortunately, poetry is not purchasable material, but an atmosphere in which every life may expand. I found it everywhere about me.
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— Lucy Larcom
I believe the best poetry of our times is growing too artistic; the study is too visible. If freedom and naturalness are lost out of poetry, everything worth having is lost.
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— Lucy Larcom
To different minds, poetry may present different phases. To me, the reverent faith of the people I lived among, and their faithful everyday living, was poetry; blossoms and trees and blue shies were poetry. God himself was poetry.
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— Lucy Larcom
Gently touching with the charm of poetry.
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— Lucretius
Confession may well be a dirty word in poetry.
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— Lucie Brock-Broido
I came to poetry because I felt I couldn't live properly in the real world.
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— Lucie Brock-Broido
That's what interests me in poetry. That withholding, that white space, the pressure, and my long-term faith in violent concision, is still with me.
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— Lucie Brock-Broido
Poetry is the skin that I have between my body and the world's body.
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— Lucie Brock-Broido
We have a 'now you see Him, now you don't' God. We have Himself clothed in visions, in dreams, in metaphors, in parables, in the poetry of the Bible, and in all the ordinariness of the lives we live.
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— Luci Shaw
I was twenty when I discovered war and photography. I can't say that I wanted to bear witness and change the world. I had no good moral reasons: I just loved adventure, I loved the poetry of war, the poetry of chaos, and I found that there was a kind of grace in weaving between the bullets.
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— Luc Delahaye
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.
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— Louise Jameson
The advantage of poetry over life is that poetry, if it is sharp enough, may last.
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— Louise Glu¨ck
I guess the quality that makes one write poetry keeps one from selling it.
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— Louise Closser Hale
Poetry is often generations in advance of the thought of its time.
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— Louise Bogan
But it's silly to suggest the writing of poetry is something ethereal, a sort of soul-crashing, devastating emotional experience that wrings you. I have no fancy ideas about poetry. ... It doesn't come to you on the wings of a dove. It's something you have to work hard at.
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— Louise Bogan
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.
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— Louis-Ferdinand Celine
She has something to say about what life is like-which is all we ask of poetry.
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— Louis Untermeyer
Why has our poetry eschewed The rapture and response of food? What hymns are sung, what praises said For home-made miracles of bread?
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— Louis Untermeyer
Poetry is the power of defining the indefinable in terms of the unforgettable.
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— Louis Untermeyer
The flavor of wine is like delicate poetry.
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— Louis Pasteur
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.
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— Louis Kronenberger
Yes, I read. I have that absurd habit. I like beautiful poems, moving poetry, and all the beyond of that poetry. I am extraordinarily sensitive to those poor, marvelous words left in our dark night by a few men I never knew.
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— Louis Aragon
Poetry is something in-between the dream and its interpretation.
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— Lou Andreas-Salomé
A strong new presence in poetry . . . Kei Miller's is a voice we will hear much more of, for it speaks and sings with rare confidence and authority.
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— Lorna Goodison
Good poetry is like effective prayer, it feeds the human spirit, it nourishes, it puts us in touch with forces far greater than ourselves
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— Lorna Goodison
If I could change the attitude of young men toward literature, I would want them to read not just for escape, but because literature can be more truthful about things like sex, commitment, and aging. It can be more truthful about the stuff that our parents lied to us (and themselves) about, and the stuff that everyone has to lie about. It can all be dealt with truthfully in fiction and poetry.
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— Lorin Stein
That music in itself, whose sounds are song, The poetry of speech.
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— Lord Byron
A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
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— Lord Byron
Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven!
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— Lord Byron
The poetry of speech.
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— Lord Byron
Poetry should only occupy the idle.
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— Lord Byron
For poetry, more than any other art, except music, has a compelling hold upon the spiritual side of life.
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— Lizette Woodworth Reese
You didn't realize emotion could be a weapon? Have you not read the poetry of Jewel?
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