Famous quotes containing the word poem:

    And no matter how all this disappeared,
    Or got where it was going, it is no longer
    Material for a poem. Its subject
    Matters too much, and not enough, standing there helplessly
    While the poem streaked by, its tail afire, a bad
    Comet screaming hate and disaster....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    I want to show her one poem
    which is the poem of my life. But I hesitate,
    and wake.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    The poem must resist the intelligence
    Almost successfully.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)