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.
You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough.
Poetryisnotanexpressionofthepartyline.It'sthattimeof night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.Allen Ginsberg
But these were the dreams of a poet doomed at last to wake a lexicographer.
It is the responsibility of society to let the poet be a poet It is the responsibility of the poet to be a woman.Grace ne e Goodside Paley
This is truth the poet sings, That a sorrow's crownofsorrow isremembering happier things.Tennyson
Just as the good actor perform well whatever role the poet assigns, so too must the good man perform whatever Fortune assigns. For she, says Bion, just like a poet, sometimes assigns the leading role, sometimes that of the supporting role; sometimes that of a king, sometimes that of a beggar. Do not, therefore, being a supporting actor, desire the role of the lead.bion of borysthenes
Walt Whitman's a hell of a lot more revolutionary than any Russian poet I've ever heard of.john dos passos
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed.Nathaniel Hawthorne
Shakespeare is not our poet, but the world's,Therefore on him no speech! and brief for thee,Browning! Since Chaucer was alive and hale,No man hath walked along our roads with stepSo active, so inquiring eye, or tongueSo varied in discourse.walter savage landor
Lawrence is usually the first poet kids read in schools that they really like. It's a real turn-on for them.nancy peters
Webster is not concerned with humanity. He is the poet of bile and brainstorm, the sweet singer of apoplexy; ideally, one feels, he would have had all his characters drowned in a sea of cold sweat. His muse drew nourishment from Bedlam, and might, a few centuries later, have done the same from Belsen.john webster
We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry . The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections.niels bohr
A satirical poet is the check of the laymen on bad priests.john dryden
Then speaking from his double head The glorious fearful monster said "I am YES and I am NO, Black as pitch and white as snow, Love me, hate me, reconcile Hate with love, perfect with vile, So equal justice shall be done And life shared between moon and sun. Nature for you shall curse or smile: A poet you shall be, my son."robert graves
Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel. By virtue of this curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree and there will be one.aldo leopold
Antagoras the poet was boiling a conger, and Antigonus, coming behind him as he was stirring his skillet, said, "Do you think, Antagoras, that Homer boiled congers when he wrote the deeds of Agamemnon?" Antagoras replied, "Do you think, O king, that Agamemnon, when he did such exploits, was a peeping in his army to see who boiled congers?"Plutarch
Although German writers may sometimes have mispraised or overpraised their greatest mediaeval poet, it is certain that we find in Wolfram von Eschenbach qualities, which, in the thousand years between the Fall and the Renaissance of classical literature, can be found to anything like the same extent in only two known writers, the Italian Dante and the Englishman Langland ; while if he is immensely Dante's inferior in poetical quality, he has at least one gift, humour, which Dante had not, and is far Langland's superior in variety and in romantic charm.wolfram von eschenbach
The clock of doom had struck as fated; the poet, without a sound, let fall his pistol on the ground.
It is even in prose, I am a real poet. My poem is finished and I haven't mentioned orange yet It's twelve poems, I call it oranges.
Un Act de Parlement poet fair aucun chose, comme de fair une feme Mayor ou Justice de Paix, car ceux sont les creatures des homes, mes ne poet alter le course del nature : An Act of Parliament can do anything, as it may make a woman Mayor or Justice of the Peace, but it cannot alter the course of nature.
A poet should leave traces of his passage, not proofs. Traces alone engender dreams.
Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.
Lucan is the most philosophical and the most public-spirited poet of all antiquity.
He that works and does some Poem , not he that merely says one, is worthy of the name of poet.thomas carlyle
The poet in his Art Must intimate the whole, and say the smallest part.