...pleasure, of course, is a slippery word.... Our pleasures ultimately belong to us, not to the pleasure's source.
Quote by Billy Collins
Death is what makes life fun.
...pleasure, of course, is a slippery word.... Our pleasures ultimately belong to us, not to...
It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music.
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after...
A poem begins with a lump in the throat
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
We all write poems; it is simply that the poets are the ones who write...
My arms have mutinied against me brutes! My fingers fidget like ten idle brats, My...
If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may...
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Poetry is adjectives expressed in nouns
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking
The potentiality of perfection outweighs actual contradictions... Existence in itself is here to prove that...
When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows...
We [poets] set men free from their desires.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is...
When I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeiing, Chin to knee on...
The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this...
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.