Quotes about Poetry

“Poetry is the synthesis of Hyacinths and biscuits.”  Carl Sandburg

“Poetry is fact given over to Imagery.” Rod McKuen
“An ‘Image’ is that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” Ezra Pound

“By far the most important thing to master is the use of the metaphor. This is the one thing that cannot be learnt from anyone else, and is the mark of a great natural ability, for the ability to use metaphor implies a perception of resemblances.” Aristotle


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2 responses to “Quotes about Poetry

  1. Great quotes, Julaina. Thanks for reminding me why I write poetry.


  2. I always enjoy quotes but I’ll never be a poet. Zero talent!


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