Poems

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    Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.
    Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980)

    Some poems are for holidays only. They are polished and sweet, but it is the sweetness of sugar, and not such as toil gives to sour bread. The breath with which the poet utters his verse must be that by which he lives.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65–8 B.C.)