It’s not easy to write a poem about a poem.
- Dejan Stojanović
The poet's job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way, that people cannot live without it.
- Jane Kenyon
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.
- Jean Cocteau
A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.
- Edmond De Goncourt
No poet can know what his poem is going to be like until he has written it.
- W. H. Auden
A poet is not an apostle; he drives out devils only by the power of the devil.
- Søren Kierkegaard
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
To have great poets there must be great audiences too.
- Walt Whitman
A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.
- Criss Jami
A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.
- René Char
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