Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American poet.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845) American poet, critic, and short-story writer.
A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.
Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer.
Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Austro-German poet.
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
John Keats (1795-1821) British poet.
The eye is the notebook of the poet.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
James Joyce (1882-1941) Irish author.
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) British novelist, short story writer, and poet.
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.