Poem Quotes

"Never get so attached to ...

"Never get so attached to a poem you forget truth that lacks lyricism" - Joanna Newsom
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"If you cannot b...

"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem" - David Carradine
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A warm day always ends with a night, The night is ...

A warm day always ends with a night, The night is dark and cold, The darkness also ends in light, This law is nature in this world. From one of my own poems.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 30
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"A poem is no p...

"A poem is no place for an idea." β€” Edgar Watson Howe
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"We look for the marriage bed In the baby’s cradle;...

"We look for the marriage bed In the baby’s cradle; we look for the grave in the bed; Not living But rising dead" from the poem rising five ,by norman nicoholson
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"New technology, on Earth, just means something you will l...

"New technology, on Earth, just means something you will laugh at in five years. Value the stuff you won’t laugh at in five years. Like love. Or a good poem. Or the sky." --Matt Haig
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 08
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No poems are made from super...

No poems are made from superficial feelings and are made from their experiences of the poets
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 20
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"A poem is never ...

"A poem is never finished, only abandoned." β€” Paul Valery
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
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"Sick on my journey, only my...

"Sick on my journey, only my dreams will wander, these desolate moors." -Basho's death poem
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 22
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Journey's hard and journey's long. Sometimes jou...

Journey's hard and journey's long. Sometimes journey turns out wrong. Sometimes makes you half-forget: Journey isn't over yet. - u/poem_for_your_sprog
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If a poem hasn't ripped apar...

If a poem hasn't ripped apart your soul; you haven't experienced poetry. ― Edgar Allan Poe
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 21
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β€œIt is a happiness to wonder; -- ...

β€œIt is a happiness to wonder; -- it is a happiness to dream.”―Edgar Allan Poe, Complete Stories and Poems
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A poem is never ...

A poem is never actually finished, it just stops moving
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 29
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"What is love but another soul added to that list of tho...

"What is love but another soul added to that list of those whom we share infinite silence with? Memories in monologues, swallowed thoughts, an occasional poem, sent to no one."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 28
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Anyone know from which book/poem ...

Anyone know from which book/poem this line is " i'd want to live , not die to see that smile on your face"
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"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read...

"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œA poem begins as a lump in the t...

β€œA poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” ― Robert Frost
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β€œI would venture to guess that Anon, ...

β€œI would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” ― Virginia Woolf
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"The first time I ever read the...

"The first time I ever read the dictionary I thought it was a poem about everything." β€” Steven Wright
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β€œHow happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the ...

β€œHow happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd” By Alexander Pope from the poem Abelard to Eloisa.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 20
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β€œLife is for the living. Death is for the d...

β€œLife is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems
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β€œTrees are poems the earth writes upon the sk...

β€œTrees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.” ― Kahlil Gibran
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 09
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β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good po...

β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 09
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β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem...

β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 06
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I was reading the dictionar...

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. -- Steven Wright
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History is a cyclic poem wr...

History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
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β€œIf you cannot be...

β€œIf you cannot be a poet, be the poem.” - David Carradine
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"I got to thinking that poems were like people. So...

"I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn't get--and never would get." - Benjamin SΓ‘enz
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 23
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"The child is the father of th...

"The child is the father of the man" from the poem *My Heart Leaps Up* By William Wordsworth 1807
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β€œPity the nation divided into fragments, e...

β€œPity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.” -- Kahlil Gibran) (from the poem β€œPity the Nation”)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 11
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I remember that as I was writing a poem on 'Snow' when I was eight, I said aloud, 'I wish I co...

I remember that as I was writing a poem on 'Snow' when I was eight, I said aloud, 'I wish I could have the ability to write down the feelings I have now when I am little, because when I grow up, I will know how to write, but I will have forgotten what being little feels like.' Sylvia Plath
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 12
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β€œI will never, ever believe in the words "too late" because it is never too late to be exactly wh...

β€œI will never, ever believe in the words "too late" because it is never too late to be exactly who you wish, do exactly what you should, say exactly what needs to be heard, and live the exact life you should be living.” ― Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 12
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"And everyone wants to read the poem we're afraid ...

"And everyone wants to read the poem we're afraid to write." - Kelli Russel Agodon, from "Daringly Balanced: View vs. Risk: Two Portraits," Hourglass Museum
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 04
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The game plays the game, the...

The game plays the game, the poem writes the poem, we can't tell the dancer from the dance.
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"A poem is never ...

"A poem is never finished, only abandoned." β€” Paul Valery
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"I think I like my brain best in a bar fight with my heart. I think I like myself ...

"I think I like my brain best in a bar fight with my heart. I think I like myself a little broken, with rough edges, a little harder to grasp. I like poetry better than therapy anyway. The poems never judge me for healing wrong." - Clementine von Ridacs
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 02
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Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a muble-gumble song, Whis...

Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a muble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before. -S. Silverstein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 08
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"Early on, if I was alone two thr...

"Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide" Jack Nicholson
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"To mistreat a woman and hurt her...

"To mistreat a woman and hurt her with grief,it's like mistreat a flower and hurt a poem" (William Ventura)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 18
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you remind me of a poem I can't remember, an...

you remind me of a poem I can't remember, and a song that may never have existed, and a place I'm not sure I've ever been to. -Abe Simpson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 18
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A pen will not never stop a bullet, but it can wr...

A pen will not never stop a bullet, but it can write a poem, a play or a song, it can give shape to the mind and heart, and that is what makes it mighty.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 05
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Like a piece of ice on a ho...

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting - Robert Frost
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 18
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β€œTrees are poems the earth writes upon the sk...

β€œTrees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.” ― Kahlil Gibran
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 16
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A poem begins as a lump in ...

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,a sense of wrong a homesickness and lovesickness.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 22
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β€œTrees are poems the earth writes upon the sk...

β€œTrees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.” ― Kahlil Gibran
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 19
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After being asked why does he always write poems about his l...

After being asked why does he always write poems about his love to his father, but not his mother, Can YΓΌcel responds "I am not a poet enough to write a poem about my love to my mother!"
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"There are pictures i...

"There are pictures in poems, and poems in pictures." -Chinese Proverb
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I wanted a perfect ending. Now ...

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme. -Gilda Radner
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 16
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"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read...

"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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There are times...

There are times when silence is a poem.β€”John Fowles
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"If a poem is written well, it was written with the poet's voice and for a voic...

"If a poem is written well, it was written with the poet's voice and for a voice. Reading a poem silently instead of saying a poem is like the difference between staring at sheet music and actually humming or playing the music on an instrument."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 10
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You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why y...

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life. - J Krishnamurthi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 14
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"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can g...

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 13
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To make a habit of something, you have to be thinking about it all the time. Draw...

To make a habit of something, you have to be thinking about it all the time. Draw pictures of it. Write love poems about it. On the other hand, if you want to break a habit, you have to ignore it completely. Don’t even talk about it. It doesn’t exist.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 01
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They say, they do not want me to curse in ...

They say, they do not want me to curse in my poems. O fools! How can I describe this many son of whores without cursing! - Can YΓΌcel
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 20
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I was working on the proof of one of my poe...

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. ― Oscar Wilde
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β€œLife is for the living. Death is for the d...

β€œLife is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems
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