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66Poetry99

Always be a poet, even in prose.
Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867)

he sang his didn't he danced his did
E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)

I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac (1902-1984)

It's hard to say why writing verse
Should terminate in drink or worse.
Anonymous

lady will you come with me into
the extremely little house of
my mind.
E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

Poetry is proof that rhyme doesn't pay.
Anonymous

Poets do not go mad; but chess players do.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

She has eyes that men adore so
And a torso even more so.
E.Y. Harburg (1896-1981)

Some prose writers go from bad to verse.
Anonymous

The best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

The earth keeps some vibration going
There in your heart, and that is you.
Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950)

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money, either.
Robert Graves (1895-1985)

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