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The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
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Richard Rosen Quotes

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Poets are like magicians, searching for magical phrases to pull rabbits out of people's souls.
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I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.
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Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
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Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.
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Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
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You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick... You're back with the mystery of having been moved by words. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in.
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Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
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Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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