As we go star-stilled in the mystic garden,All the prose of this life run there to rhyme,How eagerly then will the poor heart pardonAll of these hurts of Time!Ah, yes, in that hour of our souls dream-driven,In that high, white hour, O my wild sea-bride,The tears and the years will be all forgiven, ...And all be justified.
Wilde was not a great poet nor a consummate Prose writer. He was a very astute Irishman who encompassed in epigrams an esthetic credo which others before him scattered in the space of long pages. He was an enfant terrible .jorge luis borges
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement... says heaven and earth in one word... speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time. It has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as Prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.christopher fry
It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in Prose.Boris Pasternak
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry: on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of Prose.walter savage landor
Prose is when all the lines except the last go on to the end. Poetry is when some of them fall short of it.jeremy bentham
: Madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? : Only with those in verse, Mr Witwoud. I never pin up my hair with Prose.william congreve
Commitment seems to live more in the poetry of our aspirations than in the Prose of the realities we have created.
In Prose, the worst thing one can do with words is surrender to them.
The poet gives us his essence, but Prose takes the mould of the body and mind entire.(Adeline) Virginia ne e Stephen Woolf
[Vathek] has, in parts, been called, but to some judgments, never is, dull: it is certainly in parts, grotesque, extravagant and even nasty. But Beckford could plead sufficient "local colour" for it, and a contrast, again almost Shakespearean, between the flickering farce atrocities of the beginning and the sombre magnificence of the end. Beckford's claims, in fact, rest on the half-score or even half-dozen pages towards the end: but these pages are hard to parallel in the later literature of Prose fiction.william thomas beckford
It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of Prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.ernest hemingway
It was a brilliant, mutinous period. Brecht gave back to German Prose its Lutheran simplicity and Thomas Mann brought into his style the supple, luminous elegance of the classic and Mediterranean tradition. These years, 1920-33, were the anni mirabiles of the modern German spirit.George Steiner
At present I'm re-reading Traherne's Centuries of Meditations which I think almost the most beautiful book (in Prose, I mean, excluding poets) in English.thomas traherne
Poetry is not the proper antithesis to Prose, but to science. Poetry is opposed to science, and Prose to metre. The proper and immediate object of science is the acquirement, or communication, of truth; the proper and immediate object of poetry is the communication of immediate pleasure.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All words at every level of Prose and poetry and all devices of language and speech derive their meaning from figure / ground relation.Marshall McLuhan
As it is generally seen, blank verse seems to be only a laborious and doubtful struggle to escape from the fangs of Prose. [...] if it ever ventures to relax into simple and natural phraseology, it instantly becomes tame and the prey of its pursuer.
I could define poetry this way: it is that which is lost out of both Prose and verse in translation.robert frost
"O frate," disse, "chesti qu'io ti cerno col ditto," e additò un spirto innanzi, "fu miglior fabbro del parlar materno. Versi d'amore e Prose di romanzi soverchiò tutti; e lascia dir li stolti che quel di Lemosì credon ch'avanzi.
Exercises are like Prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.
There cannot be any politics of resistance , aesthetics of emancipation , or Prose and poetry of agential autonomy in history for people around the world nothing except a Starbucks Coffee version of the so-called “Western classics” to go and save them.
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