5 Great Quotations about Poetry

“Any fool can take a bad line out of a poem; it takes a real pro to throw out a good line.” – Theodore Roethke

“Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.” – Carl Sandburg

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“One merit of poetry few persons will deny — it says more and in fewer words than prose.” – Voltaire

“The poet doesn’t invent. He listens.” – Jean Cocteau


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.