5 Quotes About Poetry

It’s day three of National Poetry Month, and I’m travelling in the sunshine and spring air. Longer posts to come, but in the meantime, here are five quotes I love about poetry.Poetry Quotes

  • “Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.” ― Carl Sandburg
  • “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
    ― Robert Frost
  • “A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep”. – Salman Rushdie
  • “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” – T.S. Eliot
  • “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

What are your thoughts about poetry?

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National Poetry Month – “Poetic Bloodline” by Gemineye

I found out it was National Poetry Month after I’d already missed a day, and I didn’t have a computer most of today. Nevertheless, there will be a poetry post every day (or, at least, nearly), because I love poetry and think it important. Here’s is one of my favorites. It has some adult language, but if you’re an adult, it’s worth it.