Women are not supposed to have uteruses, especially in poems.
(Maxine Kumin (b. 1925), U.S. poet and feminist. As quoted in Women's Studies, p. 135 (1976).
On the restrictions on poetry's subject matter due to male editors' dismissal of peculiarly "female" topics.)
Just as a child is really a thing that wants to become a man, so is the poem an object of nature that wants to become an object of art.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 21 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
(Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Miles Fairley (George Sanders), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947).
To Mrs. Muir during a spring shower. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)