Quotations About / On:
Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.
(Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet. The Life of Poetry, ch. 5 (1949).)
In every good poem everything must be both deliberate and instinctive. That is how the poem becomes ideal.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 23 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1842).)
Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
(Paul Celan [Paul Antschel] (1920-1970), Austrian poet. Trans. 1986, Carcanet (1986). Collected Prose, letter to Hans Bender (1961).)
Poetry has no goal other than itself; it can have no other, and no poem will be so great, so noble, so truly worthy of the name of poem, than one written uniquely for the pleasure of writing a poem.
(Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. "New Notes on Edgar Poe," part IV (1859).)
If you can't be the poet..be the poem.
I am healing myself with my poems.
My poems are like a paint brush and each readers mind is like the canvas!
(Explore your imagination with poetry!)
A poem is nothing other than a song that fell in love with its words
A poem of a poet is part of the poesy of life.