All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.