Top 100 Poems About: POETRY

In this page, poems on / about “poetry” are listed.
  • 1.
    Introduction To Poetry

    I ask them to take a poem
    and hold it up to the light
    like a color slide read more »

    Billy Collins
  • 2.

    And it was at that age ... Poetry arrived
    in search of me. I don't know, I don't know where
    it came from, from winter or a river.
    I don't know how or when, read more »

    Pablo Neruda
  • 3.
    Dis Poetry

    Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops
    De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots
    Dis poetry is designed fe rantin
    Dance hall style, big mouth chanting, read more »

    Benjamin Zephaniah
  • 4.

    I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
    this fiddle.
    Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one
    discovers in read more »

    Marianne Moore
  • 5.
    Some Like Poetry

    Some -
    thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
    Not counting schools, where one has to,
    and the poets themselves, read more »

    Wislawa Szymborska
  • 6.
    Of Modern Poetry

    The poem of the mind in the act of finding
    What will suffice. It has not always had
    To find: the scene was set; it repeated what
    Was in the script. read more »

    Wallace Stevens
  • 7.

    In the same way that the mindless diamond keeps
    one spark of the planet's early fires
    trapped forever in its net of ice,
    it's not love's later heat that poetry holds, read more »

    Don Paterson
  • 8.

    a lot of read more »

    Charles Bukowski
  • 9.
    Poetry Reading

    poetry readings have to be some of the saddest
    damned things ever,
    the gathering of the clansmen and clanladies, read more »

    Charles Bukowski
  • 10.
    In Dispraise Of Poetry

    When the King of Siam disliked a courtier,
    he gave him a beautiful white elephant.
    The miracle beast deserved such ritual
    that to care for him properly meant ruin. read more »

    Jack Gilbert
  • 11.
    Because You Asked About The Line Between Prose And Poetry

    Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle
    That while you watched turned into pieces of snow
    Riding a gradient invisible
    From silver aslant to random, white, and slow. read more »

    Howard Nemerov
  • 12.
    The Uses Of Poetry

    I've fond anticipation of a day
    O'erfilled with pure diversion presently,
    For I must read a lady poesy
    The while we glide by many a leafy bay, read more »

    William Carlos Williams
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