Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Poetry Quotes of the Day

"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
- Leonard Cohen

"There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know."
- William Cowper

"Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful."
- Rita Dove

"A poem is never finished, only abandoned."
- Paul Valery

"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

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