Saturday, 15 September 2012

Of Poets, Poems and Poetry

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically. - Diane Ackerman

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth – the true poet is very near the oracle. - Edwin Hubble Chapin

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. - Edgar Allan Poe

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