Quotations About / On: POEM

  • 31.
    If you're going to write something - be it a poem, a song or a story, you have to close your eyes then give your whole heart, soul and mind into it... Then as you open your eyes, it will become a masterpiece.
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  • 32.
    '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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  • 33.
    'Every poem is itself a life,
    It lives in reader's eagerness,
    It talks in reader's emotion,
    It feebles in reader's inattentiveness,
    But never dies for oneness'.
    (- - (013) Free Quotations, Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas)
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  • 34.
    'Have you ever been lucky enough to figure out where your dreams come from? I have. I've written many poems about a place that I have only been to in my dreams. This beautiful place is called Korea.'
    - Ronald J Chapman 2013
    (From Ronald J Chapman's Book 'Dreams')
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  • 35.
    'Every poet's mind is soft ground of soil
    Every poet is a plant born out of real soil
    Every poem is unique fruit of that plant
    Every plant and every fruit needs reckoning hands'.
    (- - (003) Free Quotations, Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas)
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  • 36.
    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).)
  • 37.
    One can translate an editorial but not a poem. For one can go across the border naked but not without one's skin; for, unlike clothes, one cannot get a new skin.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
    More quotations from: Karl Kraus, poem
  • 38.
    Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words.
    (Northrop Frye (b. 1912), Canadian literary critic. "Mythical Phase: Symbol as Archetype," second essay, Anatomy of Criticism (1957).)
    More quotations from: Northrop Frye, poem, nature, time
  • 39.
    Why do comparisons of words and tone poems (poetry and music) never take into consideration that the word is a mere signifier, but that the sound, aside from being a signifier, is also an object?
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1820).)
    More quotations from: Franz Grillparzer, music, poetry
  • 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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