In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognises the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind. Here we share some of our favourite poetry quotes.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.
Will we walk all night through solitary streets? The trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we’ll both be lonely.
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thought which enters into one’s soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot
Having a coke with you is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.
Edgar Allan Poe
Yes, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
I sing the body electric.
What happens to a dream deferred?
We would love to hear what your favourite poets, poems or quotes are for World Poetry Day.