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


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.