A Few Favorite Poetry Quotes

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For today’s Post-a-Day2011 entry…a few favorite quotes about poetry:

 “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen
 Leonardo da Vinci

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 emotion know what it means to want to escape from these
 Emily Dickinson

3 thoughts on “A Few Favorite Poetry Quotes

  1. All of them are lovely, I like the most Emily Dickinson quote.

    I’m here to just say hello and to invite you to this week’s Potluck if you have time and desire to participate, you know the routine, would love to see you there.



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