Poetry Is – a personal question

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“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”

At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”

“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it”
Gustave Flaubert

“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
Charles Baudelaire

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know…

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8 thoughts on “Poetry Is – a personal question

  1. willmeneke

    Poetry –
    is is everything
    of feeling
    of passions
    of defined
    and yet undefined
    of love
    of hate
    of humor
    of sadness
    of loss
    of conquest
    of everything
    that can and has
    ever been felt

    an entire history of

    and it is nothing

    if not absorbed
    like the food
    and wine
    from the plates
    from the Gods Table
    and digested for the

  2. Rhino House

    Why poetry is dangerous:

    “Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”

    Albert Camus

      1. Rhino House

        You are, of course, completely correct. But sometimes the madness & the medication can be the parents of new beauties, which then drive us further beyond reason (hence the quote from Camus) & to create again, & again & again. To make it never stop…..


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