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“A poem is never finished, only abandoned.”
“He does not write at all whose poems no man reads”
“Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.”
“Heap on more wood! the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.”
Sir Walter Scott
“If I wasn't writing poems I'd be washing my hands all the time.”
“Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.”
G. K. Chesterton
“My verses, I cannot say poems. I was following in the exquisite footsteps of Miss Millay, unhappily in my own horrible sneakers.”
“It's the process of writing and life that matters... We are trying to become sane along with our poems and stories.”
“The song of the rose is heard with the nose.”
“No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?”
C. Day Lewis
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