5 Great Quotations about Poetry

“Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.” – John Barton

“…have good sentences in your ears.” – Jane Kenyon

“Poems are never finished – just abandoned.” – Paul Valéry

“The moment of change is the only poem.” – Adrienne Rich

“Poems get to the point where they are stronger than you are.” – Ted Hughes


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.