Poem

Famous quotes containing the word poem:

    The poem refreshes life so that we share,
    For a moment, the first idea . . . It satisfies
    Belief in an immaculate beginning
    And sends us, winged by an unconscious will,
    To an immaculate end. We move between these points:
    From that ever-early candor to its late plural....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    There is all the poetry in the world in a name. It is a poem which the mass of men hear and read. What is poetry in the common sense, but a hearing of such jingling names? I want nothing better than a good word. The name of a thing may easily be more than the thing itself to me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    This poem is concerned with language on a very plain level.
    Look at it talking to you.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)