Poem Quotes

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A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.

View quotes by E M Forster

Every old poem is sacred.
View quotes by Horace

A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem.
View quotes by Jean Burden

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
View quotes by Walt Whitman

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
View quotes by Paul Valery

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
View quotes by Joyce Kilmer

A poem is like a painting.

( Ut pictura poesis )
View quotes by Horace

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
View quotes by Mata Hari

A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.
View quotes by Bob Dylan

It is a pretty poem, Mr Pope, but you must not call it Homer.
View quotes by Richard Bentley

Come, let us make love deathless (title of poem)
View quotes by Herbert Trench

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
View quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The solitary monk who shook the world. (Luther : A Poem)
View quotes by Robert Montgomery

There is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of sort, rhymed or unrhymed
View quotes by Thomas Carlyle

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. (Leaves of Grass 185, preface)
View quotes by Walt Whitman

I pinned the poem, 'If', by Rudyard Kipling, up in the dressing room but I don't think any of the players could make head or tail of it. I left it up for an hour but took it down before it got defaced
View quotes by Mike Newell

I think you can have the greatest lyrics in the world and if it doesn't have the best tune in the world it will suck. I mean if the music wasn't important it would just be a poem.
View quotes by Julian Cope

Her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace. ['Last Poem']

View quotes by Arthur Cecil Spring-Rice

The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
View quotes by Robert Frost

Talk to the point, and stop when you have reached it. The faculty some possess of making one idea cover a quire of paper is not good for much. Be comprehensive in all you say or write. To fill a volume upon nothing is a credit to nobody; though Lord Chesterfield wrote a very clever poem upon nothing
View quotes by John Neal

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