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Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness. Kahlil Gibran#Poetry 153
Kahlil Gibran#Poetry 153
The poet is the priest of the invisible. Wallace Stevens#Poetry 140
Wallace Stevens#Poetry 140
I'm not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word's meaning, or multiple meanings. Anne Stevenson#Poetry 105
Anne Stevenson#Poetry 105
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. Charles Baudelaire#Poetry 90
Charles Baudelaire#Poetry 90
Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the sky. Carl Sandburg#Poetry 86
Carl Sandburg#Poetry 86
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. Niels Bohr#Poetry 86
Niels Bohr#Poetry 86
And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will. Ezra Pound#Poetry 80
Ezra Pound#Poetry 80
And the Hippos were boiled in their tanks! Jack Kerouac#Poetry 79
Jack Kerouac#Poetry 79
A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words. Robert Frost#Poetry 75
Robert Frost#Poetry 75
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests. Pablo Neruda#Poetry 74
Pablo Neruda#Poetry 74
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