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    Always be a poet, even in prose.

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    A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.

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    A novelist has a specific poetic license which also applies to his own life.

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    As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.

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    Architecture is bound to situation. And I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be.

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    Artistic form is congruent with the dynamic forms of our direct sensuous, mental, and emotional life; works of art are projections of "felt life", as Henry James called it, into spatial, temporal, and poetic structures.

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    A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else can only be a footnote.

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    Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.

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    A truly poetic canvas is an awakened dream.

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    At somewhere around 10 syllables, the English poetic line is at its most relaxed and manageable.

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    Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.

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    [Bob] Dylan thus deserves the Nobel Prize, not just for "new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," as the Nobel committee aptly described his work, but also for embodying the contradictions within it.

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    Burroughs's voice is hard, derisive, inventive, free, funny, serious, poetic, indelibly American.

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    Considering the wealth of poetic drama that has come down to us from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, it is surprising that so little of any value has been added since.

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    But Racine's extraordinary powers as a writer become still more obvious when we consider that besides being a great poet he is also a great psychologist.

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    Eccentric doesn't bother me. 'Eccentric' being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn't follow the lines - that's okay.

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    Even a polemic has some justification if one considers that my own first poetic experiments began during a dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.

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    God is the perfect poet.

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    Generous in spirit, richly poetic, and packed with memorable characters.

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    God is a synergetic experience. Science can never reveal it, philosophy can never come to it - only a poetic approach, a very passive, very loving approach, can.

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    Have not all poetic truths been already stated? The essence of a poetic truth is that no statement of it can be final.

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    He has turned defensive boxing into a poetic art. Trouble is, nobody ever knocked anybody out with a poem.

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    He was such a bad writer, they revoked his poetic license.

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    How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.

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    However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it.

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    I admire the poetic relationship to place as enacted in Wallace Stevens' poems; his poetics strikes me as an argument against the restraints of realism.

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    If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.

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    I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.

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    I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste.

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    In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value, this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates a sort of accompaniment to the signified.

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    I still love poetic imagery. I love the idea of using surrealist speak to generate lyrical content and I love the way English can be exciting in and of itself.

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    I think that things are poetic when they don't have a boundary. Without rules. My life is poetic.

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    It's very hard to say I'm surrealist. It's like saying I'm poetic. It's not something you want necessarily to be aware of.

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    I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it, it appears to be prose, but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry.

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    I've read there is no such thing as a single tear, that old poetic trope. And perhaps there isn't, since hers was simply a companion to my own.

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    I was a poet animated by philosophy, not a philosopher with poetic faculties.

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    I was both charmed and moved by Midday with Buuel, Mexican filmmaker and writer Claudio Isaac's personal and very poetic recollection of his friendship with his mentor, the Spanish surrealist Luis Buuel.

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    I write autobiographically, although I apply liberal amounts of poetic license.

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    Life ain't a concept. Music is not a concept. My titles are poetic abstractions of something that is with me all the time, not necessarily in music, but in life. Everybody's life.

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    Oh for a seat in some poetic nook, Just hid with trees and sparkling with a brook!

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    Poetic language is singularly appropriate for recounting the life of the king who is traditionally accepted as the author of the poetic psalms, some of which are included in the narrative.

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    Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom.

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    I definitely have a gift for language that is rhythmic and attractive to the ear, and I have interesting [verbal] imagery which I guess is a poetic touch.

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    I don't think you can strategize to be poetic and neither can you strategize to be funny. It is not a tool, it is itself - it comes from the moment, from the character, from the background, from the streets.

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    I have approached the buildings as psychological and poetic manifestations - rather than from the more technical viewpoints of the architect and historian (which mostly miss the living spirit behind the forms).

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    In poetic thought, the role of the subconscious is played by euphony.

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    It has often been observed that the repercussion of poetic language on prose language can be considered a decisive cut of a whip.

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    I try for a poetic language that says, This is who we are, where we have been, where we are. This is where we must go. And this is what we must do.

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    Mostly the thought and the verse come inseparably. In my poem Poetics, it's as close as I come to telling how I do it.

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    Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license.