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Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

- Robert Frost

Poetry can do a lot of things to people. I mean it can improve your imagination. It can take you to new places. It can give you this incredible form of verbal pleasure.

- Billy Collins

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

- W. H. Auden

The more one reads poetry, the less tolerant one becomes of any sort of verbosity, be that in political or philosophical discourse, be that in history, social studies or the art of fiction.

- Joseph Brodsky

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

- T. S. Eliot

Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

- John Keats

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.

- Vincent Van Gogh

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.

- James Gates Percival

You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.

- Carol Ann Duffy

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

- Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

- Robert Frost

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

- Plutarch