Saturday, February 2, 2013


Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Charles Simic

A poem doesn't only consist of words - it consists of words and their silence.

Martinus Nijhoff

Words may only serve to improve the silence.

Karel Jonckheere

A poem should be wordless as the flight of birds.

Archibald Macleish

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.

T.S. Eliot

Beautiful words only love themselves.

J.C. van Schagen

'Therefore' is a word the poet should not know.

André Gide

A poet: a person looking for words, a new packaging for his feelings.

Jos Vandeloo

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.


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