I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.

Steven Wright
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If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.

Thomas Hardy
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If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

David Carradine
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If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.

M. H. Abrams
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No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?

John Barton
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No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.

Horace
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One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.

Voltaire
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One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.

Paul Muldoon
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Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.

Mark Strand
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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

Plutarch
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