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Poems Quotes

I froze before the keyboard. I couldn't think of a damn thing to say. No poems, no prose, no words. The pain cannot even be alchemized into art, into words, into something you can chalk up to an interesting experience because the pain itself, its intensity, is so great that it has woven itself into your system so deeply that there is no way to objectify it or push it outside or find its beauty within.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
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Allen Ginsberg
Howl and Other Poems
Allen Ginsberg
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Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics.
Alicia Keys
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No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
Horace,
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John Fowles
We all write poems; it is simply that the poets are the ones who write in words
John Fowles
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Actors may (or may not) read poems well, but poets have unique rights to their work, and unique insights and interests to offer as we hear their idiom, pacing, tone and emphases,
Andrew Motion
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If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine
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Henry Ward Beecher
Poverty is very good in poems but very bad in the house; very good in maxims and sermons but very bad in practical life.
Henry Ward Beecher
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If I wasn't writing poems I'd be washing my hands all the time.
Sherman Alexie
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I've always thought my poems told stories.
Douglas Dunn
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In my twenties, before I learned how to write poems of work, I thought of myself as the person who would capture this world.
Philip Levine
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The true poem rests between the words.
Vanna Bonta
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[His] poems are astonishing. These are poems that rival anything anyone in the world has ever written.
Brian Trehearne
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In a world where cultures and religions are recklessly facing off, Sholeh Wolpé writes careful poems that cast a light on some of what we all hold in common.
Billy Collins
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Virginia Woolf
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
Virginia Woolf
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I'm always writing tidbits of poems here and there. I'm still writing, just not as much.
Mandy Smoker
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Marcus Aurelius
Some good, some so-so, and lots plain bad: that's how a book of poems is made, my friend
Marcus Aurelius
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The reason one writes poems is so that your poem will be remembered.
Peter Davison
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She was a peacemaker. Her poems are always uplifting.
Mary Tavenner
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New and Selected Poems: Volume Two
Mary Oliver
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The first six months, I was visiting and writing poems about them. That was a big surprise. ... I'm not a conventionally religious person.
Lisa Williams
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We're trying to work on a larger collaborative project. His interpretation of the poems was so uncannily perfect to me. I was bracing myself - maybe it'll be good, maybe it'll be bad - and it was amazing. It was much better than I expected.
Lisa Williams
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It seems to me that if poems should do anything, they should confirm our intimacy — at least point us in that direction,
Jeff Hardin
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Robert Frost
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost
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I've written well over 400 poems. When I was a graduate student, I was published, but once I got away from Lamar, I continued to write poetry but I just quit submitting it.
Patrick Wright
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I think Barry is a good foil for my poems. He's dark, gritty, unrelenting, but a real searcher too. A veritable Kierkegaardian figure, one of the most devout agnostics (his word) I know,
Paul Mariani
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The poems in the fifth section are from a book I'm trying to get published.
Harry Brown
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Jacqueline Onassis
She saved all of those poems in a scrapbook, ... And when I look at the scrapbook, it brings back so many memories of fights we used to have or the people we used to be, what we liked to do.
Jacqueline Onassis
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I like Beethoven, especially the poems.
Ringo Starr
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All of Louisiana's a poem,
James Lee
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