Poem

Famous quotes containing the word poem:

    Poetry has no goal other than itself; it can have no other, and no poem will be so great, so noble, so truly worthy of the name of poem, than one written uniquely for the pleasure of writing a poem.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    A poem should be palpable and mute
    As a globed fruit,
    Dumb
    As old medallions to the thumb,
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    the hunger of this poem is legendary
    it has taken in many victims
    back off from this poem
    it has drawn in yr feet
    back off from this poem
    it has drawn in yr legs
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)