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    The subject of Finnish poetry ought to

    “The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry.”

    — Lafcadio Hearn

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    Poetry is just the evidence of life.

    “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”

    — Leonard Cohen

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    Conversation may be compared to a lyre

    “Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords – philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.”

    — Anna Jameson

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    He who draws noble delights from sentiments

    “He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.”

    — George Sand

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    There is poetry even in prose, in

    “There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.”

    — Eugenio Montale

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    So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping

    “So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it, was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations.”

    — Thomas Lynch

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    Instead of trying to come up and

    “Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.”

    — Rita Dove

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    Poetry is indispensable – if I only

    “Poetry is indispensable – if I only knew what for.”

    — Jean Cocteau

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    Category: poetry
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    There are distinct duties of a poet

    “There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.”

    — Rita Dove

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    Some people go to priests; others to

    “Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.”

    — Virginia Woolf

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    The office of poetry is not to

    “The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.”

    — Frederick William Robertson

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    Even when poetry has a meaning, as

    “Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out… Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.”

    — A. E. Housman

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    All poetry has to do is to

    “All poetry has to do is to make a strong communication. All the poet has to do is listen. The poet is not an important fellow. There will also be another poet.”

    — Stevie Smith

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    Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious;

    “Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.”

    — Virginia Woolf

    Author: Virginia Woolf
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    Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation

    “Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.”

    — John Barton

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    Category: poetry
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