9 quotes about poetry

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I think when kids just see well-crafted poetry, it's just obtuse to them. It's hard to relate to.

Jewel
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If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.

M. H. Abrams
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Poetry a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.

Matthew Arnold
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I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is, prose = words in their best order - poetry = the best words in the best order.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together.

Nikki Giovanni
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The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths.

Gilbert Murray
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I have always written poetry but I have never applied it to songwriting.

Janine Turner
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I never really liked poetry readings I liked to read poetry by myself, but I liked singing, chanting my lyrics to this jazz group.

Leonard Cohen
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A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.

Jose Marti