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“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
““I’ll tell you what’s wrong with you… your heads addled with novels and poems. You come home every evening reeling of Chateau le Tour.””
“For all their compliments do verses pay? They mayn't, yet these same poems make me gay”
“I like Beethoven, especially the poems.”
“I don't expect you'll hear me writing any poems to the greater glory of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.”
Robert Penn Warren
“These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.”
“The majority of poems one outgrows and outlives, as one outgrows and outlives the majority of human passions. Dante's is one of those that one can only just hope to grow up to at the end of life.”
“Man may be considered as a superior species of animal that produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives”
“The song of the rose is heard with the nose.”
“One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, "Have a nice day."”
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