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“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility”
“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
“Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.”
“Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.”
“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.”
“For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.”
Robert Penn Warren
“There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air”
“Any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry”
“Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.”
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