Five Great Quotations about Poetry

“Writing poetry is weightlifting for writers. It builds artistic muscle.” – Antonia Felix

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” – Leonard Cohen

“How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” – Robert Penn Warren

“Poetry springs from something deeper; it’s beyond intelligence.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.” – Khalil Gibran