Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
A poem doesn't only consist of words - it consists of words and their silence.
Words may only serve to improve the silence.
A poem should be wordless as the flight of birds.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.
Beautiful words only love themselves.
J.C. van Schagen
'Therefore' is a word the poet should not know.
A poet: a person looking for words, a new packaging for his feelings.
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.