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  • Poetry : The best words in the best order.
    (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

  • There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
    (John Cage)

  • A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.
    (Rene Char)

  • Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
    (Leonard Cohen)

  • A prose writer gets tired of writing prose and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter and keeps on writing prose.
    (Samuel McChord Crothers)

  • Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
    (Rita Dove)

  • Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
    (Paul Engle)

  • Everything one invents is true. You may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
    (Gustave Flaubert)

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