Poems are versatile. Some poems are supposed to soothe you and others are supposed to prick you with some sort of reality or emotion that is waiting to be heard. It can move people towards something great. And it can get people to relax. What is the outcome of a poem? You will have to step deep inside the words to know. Try. And to appreciate this form of self-expression and art, we are here to celebrate World Poetry Day with the best collection of World Poetry Day Quotes, Wishes, and Messages, so share these with people around you.
World Poetry Day is celebrated every year on the 21st of March since 1999 as designated by UNESCO. This day is observed with the aim of supporting poems and poets of various languages around the world and to keep their heritage alive, going and heard.
So if you are someone who appreciates art and artists, then share these World Poetry Day Quotes, Wishes, and Messages to people to let them feel the essence and power of poetical words:
World Poetry Day Quotes
1. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is the painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci
2. “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” – William Shakespeare
3. “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” – Pablo Neruda
4. “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, homesickness, a lovesickness.” – Robert Frost
5. “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
6. “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” – G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions
7. “Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.” – Kahlil Gibran
8. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” – Victor Hugo
9. “What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.” – Walt Whitman
10. “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
11. “My turn shall also come: I sense the spreading of a wing.” – Osip Mandelstam, The Selected Poems
12. “Summer night even the stars are whispering to each other.” – Kobayashi Issa
13. “Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.” – Novalis
14. “Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
15. “Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.” – Jack Kerouac
16. “Love consists of this: two solitude’s that meet, protect and greet each other. ” – Rainer Maria Rilke
17. “She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes…” – Lord Byron
18. “April is the cruelest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.” – T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
19. “I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.” – Jalalu’l-din Rumi
20. “I don’t care what you say to me. I care what you share with me.” -Santosh Kalwar
21. “Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.” – Virginia Woolf, Orlando
22. “The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
23. “Poetry is just so emo,” he said. “Oh, the pain. The pain. It always rains. In my soul.” – John Green, Paper Towns
24. “you not wanting me was the beginning of me wanting myself thank you” – Nayyirah Waheed
25. “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore
26. “Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.” – Edgar Allen Poe
27. “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats
Best Poetry Day Quotes
28. “If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.” – John Keats
29. “Love recognises no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
30. “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origins from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” – William Wordsworth
31. “Love recognises no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
32. “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” – Sylvia Plath
33. “There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any courses like a page of prancing Poetry.” – Emily Dickenson
34. “An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” – Langston Hughes
35. “The greater gift of universal wisdom and beauty that we have strived to honour through our work includes the legacies of world artistic and spiritual traditions.”
36. “Poetry is the revolution and the raising of consciousness”
37. “Poetry is something best words in the best order”
38. “The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world in spite of History. – Derek Walcott
39. Not deep the poet sees, but wide.” – Matthew Arnold
40. “He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.” – George Sand
Famous Poetry Quotes
41. “To find beauty in ugliness is the province of the poet.” – Thomas Hardy
42. “Everything you invent is true: you can be sure of that. Poetry is a subject as precise as geometry.” – Gustave Flaubert
43. “Prose = words in their best order; Poetry = the best words in the best order.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
44. “Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.” – Kahlil Gibran
45. “Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal but which the reader recognizes as his own.” – Salvatore Quasimodo
46. “Poetry is the deification of reality.” – Edith Sitwell
47. “A poet’s autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko
48. “There are two ways of disliking poetry. One way is to dislike it, and the other is to read Pope.” – Oscar Wilde
49. “In the house of poetry, nothing endures that is not written with blood to be heard with blood.” – Pablo Neruda
50. “For next to being a great poet is the power of understanding one.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
51. “Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation.” – Robert Frost
52. “Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.” – Carl Sandburg
53. “You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.” – John Adams
54. “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” – T. S. Eliot
55. “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” – Emily Dickinson
56. “As a poet, I would say everything should be able to come into a poem but I can’t put toothbrushes in a poem. I really can’t.” – Sylvia Plath
57. “Poetry is play. I’d even rather have you think of it as a sport. For instance, like football.” – Robert Frost
58. “An age that is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.” – Raymond Chandler
59. “Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” – Carl Sandburg
60. “Poetry is life distilled.” – Gwendolyn Brooks
61. “Painting is silent poetry, poetry is eloquent painting.” – Simonides
62. “Prose is a museum where all the old weapons of poetry are kept.” – T. E. Hulme
63. “A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms to be struck by lightning 5 or 6 times.” – Randall Jarrell
64. “Poetry is talking on tiptoe.” – George Meredith
65. “Poetry is a religion with no hope.” – Jean Cocteau
66. “Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” – Robert Frost
67. “Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.” – Thomas Gray
68. “Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.”– John Wain
69. “Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.” – Adrienne Rich
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Poetry is music without the instruments, it is basically words put together to make sense in a musical way that sounds pleasing and mostly conveys some deeper emotions of the human heart that are hard to express otherwise. But if we go by the formal meaning, it is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic aspects of language. In conclusion, it is beauty. So read some poems and have a great day ahead.
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