In celebration of Poem In Your Pocket Day (Thursday, April 26), I have pulled together quotes about poetry that are sure to inspire a poem – or – at the very least, give a poetic feel to your day.
And … for those of us who are pocketless, consider crafting a pocket! It’s as simple as drawing a large U or rectangle on construction paper, decorating it, and cutting it out. For full instructions on the how to of making a fun pocket, click here: POCKET.
And now for the QUOTES: Poetry in Your Pocket!!!
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. – Wallace Stevens
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. ~ Oscar Wilde
Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry. ~ Muriel Rukeyser
Every single soul is a poem. ~ Michael Franti
God is the perfect poet. ~ Robert Browning
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. ~ David Carradine
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. ~ Mark Strand
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. ~ Novalis
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. ~ Plato
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. ~ T.S. Eliot
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own. ~ Salvatore Quasimodo
Which quote ignites your poetic side? Will you carry a poem in your pocket?
Remember: Poetry nurtures the creative side of your brain and, is therefore a Creative Act of Weight Loss!
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