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Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending;
Many a poem is marred by a superfluous verse

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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{{The women tell me, Anacreon, thou art grown old; Take thy mirror, and view How few of thy hairs remain.}}

Anacreon


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A good poem is one in which the form of the verse and the joining of its two parts seem light as a shallow river flowing over its sandy bed.

Matsuo Bashō

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“O, Nature! Of thee are all things; In thee are all things; To thee are all things.” Emperor Marcus Antoninus


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Art is a house that tries to be haunted.

Emily Dickinson

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The business of poetry is to harmonise the sadness of the universe

A. E. Housman

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I don't think the mystical experience can be verbalized. When the ego disappears, so does power over language.

W. H. Auden

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A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

Robert Frost

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To have great poets, there must be great audiences.

Walt Whitman

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