Kutipan (Quote) - Poetry (3)

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
Paul Engle

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense.
Thomas Harrison

However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it.
James Schuyler

You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.
Stephane Mallarme

How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.
Robert Penn Warren

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
Robert Penn Warren

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
Richard Rosen

Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
Dennis Gabor

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

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
Charles Simic

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