Quotations About / On: POEM

  • 31.
    'Poetry is the friend of meditation and research. Poems flourish in complete silence'.
    (My own idea, based on my own experience. I need absolute quiet for writing, no radio, nothing. For some dramatic monologues, like 'A Farewell Note', I read several books to get the facts and figures right, just like research. If facts are wrong, the poem instantly loses credibility.)
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  • 32.
    Poems are like children, you raise them up, watch them grow and in time you will have to let them go out into the world!
    (Lubinda Lubinda)
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  • 33.
    Sometimes I feel that the historic references and the images I upload (later on when I have written my poems) undermine them.
    (Charu Gandhi. On poem 'The Passing')
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  • 34.
    'Poem has its own melody like a song. A poet soul must write not to impress but to EXPRESS. '
    (For You My Lord)
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  • 35.
    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).)
  • 36.
    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. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Miles Fairley (George Sanders), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Mrs. Muir during a spring shower (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
  • 37.
    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.)
  • 38.
    Often in winter the end of the day is like the final metaphor in a poem celebrating death: there is no way out.
    (Agustin Gomez-Arcos (b. 1939), Spanish author. A Bird Burned Alive, ch. 1 (1988).)
  • 39.
    Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 61 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 40.
    It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my "poems" are competing.
    (E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894-1962), U.S. poet. Is 5, foreword (1926).)
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