Five Great Quotations about Poetry

“Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.” – John Fowles

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.” – David Carradine

“‘Therefore’ is a word the poet must not know.” – Andre Gide

“Deep feeling doesn’t make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help.” – Thom Gunn