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A poet is someone who is astonished by everything.

Unknwon Topic: Poetry

Poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.

Unknwon Topic: Poetry

Poetry is itself a thing of God; He made his prophets poets;and the more We feel of poesie do we become Like God in love and power,--under-makers.

Philip James Bailey Topic: Poetry

'Twas he that ranged the words at random flung, Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung.

Bidpai Topic: Poetry

You speak As one who fed on poetry.

Edward George Earle Topic: Poetry

For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses.

Samuel Butler Topic: Poetry

Some force whole regions, in despite O' geography, to change their site; Make former times shake hands with latter, And that which was before come after; But those that write in rhyme still make The one verse for the other's sake; For one for sense, and one for rhyme, I think's sufficient at one time.

Samuel Butler Topic: Poetry

For florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.

Lord Byron Topic: Poetry

The fatal facility of the octosyllabic verse.

Lord Byron Topic: Poetry

Poetry, therefore, we will call Musical Thought.

Thomas Carlyle Topic: Poetry

For there is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man; also, it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed.

Thomas Carlyle Topic: Poetry

In the hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column: In the pentameter aye falling in melody back.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Topic: Poetry

Prose--words in their best order;--poetry--the best words in their best order.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Topic: Poetry

Made poetry a mere mechanic art.

William Cowper Topic: Poetry

Feel you the barren flattery of a rhyme? Can poets soothe you, when you pine for bread, By winding myrtle round your ruin'd shed?

George Crabbe Topic: Poetry

Why then we should drop into poetry.

Charles Dickens Topic: Poetry

When the brain gets as dry as an empty nut, When the reason stands on its squarest toes, When the mind has a "formal cut,"-- There is a place and enough for the pains of prose; But whenever the May-blood stires and glows, And the young year draws to the "golden prime," And Sir Romeo sticks in his ear a rose,-- Then hey! for the ripple of laughing rhyme!

Henry Austin Dobson Topic: Poetry

Doeg, though without knowing how or why, Made a still a blundering kind of melody; Spurr'd boldly on, and dash'd through thick and thin, Through sense and nonsense, never out nor in; Free from all meaning whether good or bad, And in one word, heroically mad.

John Dryden Topic: Poetry

The true poem is the poet's mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Topic: Poetry

For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Topic: Poetry

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