Famous quotes containing the word poem:

    One poem proves another and the whole,
    For the clairvoyant men that need no proof:
    The lover, the believer and the poet.
    Their words are chosen out of their desire,
    The joy of language, when it is themselves.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    A poem ... begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.... It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    The poem is lonely. It is lonely and en route. Its author stays with it. Does this very fact not place the poem already here, at its inception, in the encounter, in the mystery of encounter?
    Paul Celan [Paul Antschel] (1920–1970)