"I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free."
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"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."
"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry."
"Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild."
"A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke."
"Only poetry inspires poetry."
"Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting."
"Poetry must be as new as foam and as old as the rock."
"Poetry is a mere drug, Sir."
"A mighty good sausage stuffer was spoiled when the man became a poet."
"Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation."
"Of all great poems, love is the absolute and essential foundation."
"All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry."
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