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A list of the best poetry quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous poetry quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic poetry quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational poetry quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about poetry?" and "What are inspirational poetry quotes?"

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Beauty is the sole legitimate ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
Beauty is the sole legitimate province of the poem. Edgar Allan Poe

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I would define, in brief, the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty. Edgar Allan Poe

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"whats the best thing about sexy with twenty five year olds? theres twenty of them!"

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“Philosopher, observer, schola... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“Philosopher, observer, scholar of our time; Original creator accepting no blunders, Emphasizing the gala of the pen, he ponders The tomes of literary jewels for life's rime!” Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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"War poisons the land/ Like diseased minds downloaded/ into bowls of tears." Aberjhani

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"Like a Passover Poet gliding from house to house and from trembling soul to trembling soul the wind scribbled sonnets of first time love and weeping haikus of last hours on earth." Aberjhani

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“Xenophobia–– you banished wit... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“Xenophobia–– you banished with a moonwalk… danced hate into joy.” --from poem Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael Aberjhani

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“The enemy, clearly, was the f... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“The enemy, clearly, was the fanged nightmare–– of famine, of war and racism, of rape and terrorism… that walked in human skin while chomping human heads.” Aberjhani

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“Aberjhani's writing blows the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“Aberjhani's writing blows the mind and frees the psyche of any rigid assumptions about ancestral heritage. Here, our collective experience is starkly rendered. The transparency of one culture overlays another, and another, to form the daguerreotype of possibilities that is homo sapiens, interacting, almost like the elements themselves, with the created world and modified only by context and its imperatives.”-- from Circles and Arcs Rosy Cole

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"Now come the whispers bearing bouquets of moonbeams and sunlight tremblings." Aberjhani

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"The literary artist lends verbal depth to the visual. The visual artist provides visible articulation for the literary." Aberjhani

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If I say your voice is an ambe... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
If I say your voice is an amber waterfall In which I yearn to burn each day, if you eat my mouth like a mystical rose with powers of healing and damnation, If I confess that your body is the only civilization I long to experience… would it mean that we are close to knowing something about love? Aberjhani

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As imagination bodies forth Th... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
As imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes William Shakespeare

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"When a reader enters the pages of a book of poetry..." Aberjhani

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"While it is unlikely that poetry or art shall eliminate the reality of war in the twenty-first century, it is thrilling to know there remain individuals, and even entire communities, still willing to invest in art and poetry’s own uniquely explosive contributions to the great, and small, dramas of human history." Aberjhani

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“…Aberjhani the new Savannah h... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“…Aberjhani the new Savannah has a hero a poet laureate, maybe a poet hero they respond to this poet, awards, honors galore, ever sat down and read Aberjhani’s stuff mean really read it …Savannah spawned something here, Johnny Mercer meet Aberjhani…” Jerry P. Bolton

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“A poet is a verb that blossom... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“A poet is a verb that blossoms light in gardens of dawn, or sometimes midnight.” Aberjhani

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“Once you do a piece on the st... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“Once you do a piece on the stage, you become that poem or you become that piece. That’s really who you are. I think that’s why some artists have stage names, you know? I don’t have a stage name, it’s pretty much just me.” Clinton D. Powell

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“These kids will make you cry,... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“These kids will make you cry, laugh… They make you feel all kinds of emotions through their writings and they share a lot with me, as an instructor, that they might not normally share with other people because they are young artists and they need a platform for pulling that stuff out.” Clinton D. Powell

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That pleasure which is at once... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. Edgar Allan Poe

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"Aberjhani is an award-winning poet who is featured in our first DREAM REACHERS book. An awesome talent." Betty Dravis

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“I want to be able to touch ev... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Poetry
“I want to be able to touch every part of our community with poetry.” Clinton D. Powell

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"In your hands winter..." Aberjhani