5 Great Quotations about Poetry

“Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.” – Robert Frost

“Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.” – Thomas Gray

“A poet’s work is to name the unnamable.” – Salman Rushdie

“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” – Plato

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