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Our Favourite Poetry Quotes

Our Favourite Poetry Quotes

On World Poetry Day we celebrate with some of our favourite quotes about the written word.

Our Favourite Poetry Quotes

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 quotes about poetry and we would love to hear yours.

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Walt Whitman

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.
John Keats

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Robert Frost

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.
Virginia Woolf

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
Emily Dickinson

We would love to hear what your favourite poets, poems or quotes are for World Poetry Day.

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