"Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions."
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"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."
"Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits."
"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the sky."
"I have written some poetry that I don't understand myself."
"A poet is born not made."
"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
"All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening."
"A young man of pleasure is a man of pains."
"Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully."
"Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying."
"I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free."
"Any healthy man can go without food for two days -- but not without poetry."
"Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind."
"Poetry is life distilled."
"Poetry should only occupy the idle."
"Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth -- the true poet is very near the oracle."
"Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for."
"That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith."
"To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one."
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