Shelley’s servant”. Wasn’t that a wonderful gesture of humility by someonewho was such a great poet himself? And later, Bharatiyar had his own dasan, the poet Subburathinam, who tookthe pen name Bharathidasan. Subburathinam’s poetry inspired...
The life we’re given is on a thread, so wear it well.
99% of natural poets discovered their talents through love letters.
no poet can know what his poem is going to be like until he has written it.
some words bring warmthjust bybeing next to each other.
Wherever there is somebody else, a war is not far away.
Miltons were, on the whole, the most enthusiastic poet followers. A flick through the London telephone directory would yield about four thousand John Miltons, two thousand William Blakes, a thousand or so Samuel Colleridges, five...
Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Some of us drink because we’re not poets.
One could say that artists are people who think naturally in highly patterned ways.
I write to forget the days that broke me into a million nights.
There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money, either
Poets are interested primarily in death and commas.
For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.
We built tall buildings, but we have not become any taller.
Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.