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Poetry - Quotes
  • "A poet is someone who is astonished by everything."
    - Anon.

  • "I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world."
    - Russell Baker

  • "Poetry is what gets lost in translation."
    - Robert Frost

  • "A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland."
    - Kahlil Gibran, "The Poet of Baalbek"

  • "Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
    - Don Marquis

  • "Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them."
    - Charles Simic

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