In the beginning, said a Persian poet, Allah took a rose, a lily, a dove, a serpent, a little honey, a Dead Sea apple, and a handful of clay. When he looked at the amalgam it was a woman.
I have decided to be a poet. My father said there isn't a suitable career structure for poets and no pensions and other boring things, but I am quite decided.Sue Townsend
The poet and the painter are only truly great by the mutual influences of their studies, and the jealousy of glory has only produced an idle contest.isaac d'israeli
From shortly after his death until the present Gascoigne's reputation as the foremost poet of his generation and as a precursor of the great Elizabethans has remained constant.george gascoigne
All the things an artist must be: poet, explorer of nature, philosopher!Paul Klee
Poets are being pursued by the philosophers today, out of the poverty of philosophy . God damn it, you might think a man had no business to be writing, to be a poet unless some philosophic stinker gave him permission.william carlos williams
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.wystan hugh auden
Words, once my stock, are wanting to commend So great a poet and so good a friend.john dryden
A successful poem says what a poet wants to say, and more, with particular finality. The remarks he makes about his poems are incidental when the poem is good, or embarrassing or absurd when it is bad and he is not permitted to say how the good poem is good, and may never know how the bad poem is bad. It is better to write about other people's poetry.Randall Jarrell
How very bright this empire of stars, he mused. Which poet had said that?stephen r. lawhead
My position on date rape is partly based on my study of The Faerie Queen, as detailed in a full chapter in Sexual Personae: in 1590, the poet Edmund Spencer already sees that passive, drippy, naive women constantly get themselves into rape scenarios, while talented, intelligent, alert women, his warrior heroines, spot trouble coming and boldly trounce their male assailants. My feminism stresses courage, independence, self-reliance, and pride.camille paglia
By common consent, Wolfram is the greatest medieval poet before Dante .wolfram von eschenbach
As any poet knows, a system is a way of looking at the world .
And thus, what can we do, Poor rose and poet too, Who both antedate our mission In an unprepared season?
It is strange so great a statesman should Be so sublime a poet.Lytton
A great poet belongs to no country:;; his works are public property, and his Memoirs the inheritance of the public.lord byron
For next to being a great poet is the power of understanding one.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Catullus is a completely sophisticated, urbane poet, and his sophistication is sincere because his emotions were sophisticated. He expresses the spirit and essence of what we call "society".
From the invocation to the conclusion, the poet Tulsidas seeks the grace of Rama and announces over and over again that the final object of his poetic performance is the attainment of bhakti – complete dedication to Rama. The narrative ends with an elaborate discourse on the supremacy of the devotional sentiment .
Call it not vain:they do not err Who say, that when the poet dies, Mute Nature mourns her worshipper, And celebrates his obsequies.