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


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.