Whimsical Bard

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Famous Quotes
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• “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” — W. H. Auden

• “Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.” — June Jordan

• “It was at that age, that poetry came in search of me.” — Pablo Neruda

•  “Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down.” — Mahmoud Darwish

• “Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” — Robert Frost

• “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” — Emily Dickinson

• “There is something liberating about handing the pen to God and letting him do his work.” — Rania Naim

• “Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky.”— Kahlil Gibran

• “Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” — Carl Sandburg

• “Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.” — Yevgeny Yevtushenko

• “Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” — Rita Dove

• “Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

• "Always be a poet, even in prose." - Charles Baudelaire

• “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” — Emily Dickinson

• "Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history." - Plato

• “Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it begins as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth.” — Mary Oliver

• “The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” — Jean Cocteau

• “Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.” — W.H. Auden

• “Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.” — Alice Walker


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