Quotations About / On: POEM

  • 1.
    Not all poems about people are poems about people.
    More quotations from: Dexsta Ray
  • 2.
    Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.
    (Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet. The Life of Poetry, ch. 5 (1949).)
    More quotations from: Muriel Rukeyser
  • 3.
    A poem is a sequence of thoughts. One thought, though, is not a poem.
    More quotations from: Georgios Venetopoulos
  • 4.
    “If you read every poem in every anthology of Greek poetry, you wouldnt read one poem in which a character of the woman whos loved is described or matters.”
    ( Eurydice in the Underworld)
    More quotations from: Kathy Acker
  • 5.
    The Eunuchs of poems re not made. The Eunuchs of poems re born.
    (The Eunuchs of poems re not made. The Eunuchs of poems re born.)
    More quotations from: Adolf Moses
  • 6.
    “If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so Im sure its a good one—and the same goes for paintings. ”
    (Elizabeth Bishop)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Bishop
  • 7.
    Poem I read gets quiet, but I am writing a poem, I would. I am impatient
    (Ronjoy Brahma)
    More quotations from: Ronjoy Brahma
  • 8.
    In every good poem everything must be both deliberate and instinctive. That is how the poem becomes ideal.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 23 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Von Schlegel, poem
  • 9.
    To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1842).)
    More quotations from: Franz Grillparzer, poem, freedom
  • 10.
    Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
    (Paul Celan [Paul Antschel] (1920-1970), Austrian poet. Trans. 1986, Carcanet (1986). Collected Prose, letter to Hans Bender (1961).)
    More quotations from: Paul Celan [Paul Antschel], poem
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