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  • Wanted : a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
    (Charles Simic)



  • The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
    (Lionel Trilling)



  • A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
    (Paul Valery)



  • One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
    (Voltaire)



  • To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
    (Walt Whitman)



  • A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
    (Oscar Wilde)



  • All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
    (Oscar Wilde)



  • The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
    (Robert Penn Warren)



  • A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
    (Yevgeny Yevtushenko)



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