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Poetry, the eldest sister of all arts, and parent of most.
Poetry is the Devil's wine.
Poetry, therefore, we will call Musical Thought.
All that is not prose passes for poetry.
Oh love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
Poetry is truth dwelling in beauty.
Let your poem be kept nine years.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I consider poetry very subordinate to moral and political science.
The reader who is illuminated is, in a real sense, the poem.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose-petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
I was promised on a time, To have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.


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