Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, every April is National Poetry Month.
Poetry can distill our life, uplift our soul, ease our emotion and heal our wounds.
Poetry can bring gentle pleasure and delightful wisdom to the shrine in our heart.
Poetry is love in words, passion on paper, music in silence, and life in distillment.
Today, let me share with you my favorite quotes about poetry and poets:
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~Leonard Cohen
Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is. ~James Branch Cabell
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. ~Percy Byshe Shelley
The poem is the point at which our strength gave out. ~Richard Rosen
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. ~Novalis
God is the perfect poet. ~Robert Browning
Poetry is life distilled. ~Gwendolyn Brooks
Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray
Poetry, like the moon, does not advertise anything. ~William Blissett
A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. ~Wallace Stevens
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~Robert Frost
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. ~Samuel Johnson
If you've got a poem within you today, I can guarantee you a tomorrow. ~The Quote Garden
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. ~Dennis Gabor
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. ~T.S. Eliot