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Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
– Plato
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
– Kahlil Gibran
Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
– George Farquhar
Poetry is a subset of a Cosmos, which in itself, is a poem.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
– Robert Frost
Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
– Marianne Moore
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
– E.C. Stedman
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
– Charles Simic
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
– Thomas Hardy
Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
– Jean Cocteau
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
– Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
– Emily Dickinson
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion…
– T. S. Eliot
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
– Allen Ginsberg
Poetry is our heart, our spirit, our soul. Call it whatever; without it, everything else is nothing but hardware.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
– Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
– Joseph Roux
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
– David Hare
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
– Christopher Fry
Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
– Lord Byron
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
– William Wordsworth
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.
– Edward Hubbell Chaplin
Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul.
– Henrik Ibsen, Norweigen Playwright

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