Every single soul is a poem.

Michael Franti
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Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.

Marilyn Hacker
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Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.

Gustave Flaubert
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T. S. Eliot
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He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.

George Sand
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How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.

Robert Penn Warren
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However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it.

James Schuyler
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I like poems that are little games.

Peter Davison
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I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.

Howard Nemerov
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I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.

Carol Ann Duffy
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