Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
My favourite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something.
A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.
E. M. Forster
Every old poem is sacred.
Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
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