On Poetry and Poets

"To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee."

Emily Dickinson

 "A poet can survive everything but a misprint."
Oscar Wilde

 "Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; 
out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry."
W.B. Yeats

 "Always be a poet, even in prose."
Charles Baudelaire

"A poem is never finished, only abandoned."
Paul Valéry 

 "Poetry is what gets lost in translation."
Robert Frost

 "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
Percy Byshe Shelley

"Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is."
James Branch Cabell

 "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood."
T.S. Eliot

 "The poet doesn't invent.  He listens."
Jean Cocteau

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

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