” There’s a fierce practicality and empiricism which the whole imaginative, lyrical aspect of poetry comes from. “


” Poetry is a street fighter. It has sharp elbows. It can look after itself. Poetry can’t be used for manipulation, it’s why you never see good poetry in advertising. “


” By definition, poetry works with qualities and dynamics that mainstream society is reluctant to face head-on. It’s an interesting phenomenon that by necessity, poetry is just below the radar. “


” It is the province of poetry to be more realistic and present than the artificial narratives of an outer discourse, and not afraid of the truthful difficulty of the average human life. “


” Poetry gives us courage and sets us straight with the world. Poems are great companions and friends. “



All 5 David Whyte Quotes about Poetry in picture


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Poetry is a street fighter. It has sharp elbows. It can look after itself. Poetry can
By definition, poetry works with qualities and dynamics that mainstream society is reluctant to face head-on. It
It is the province of poetry to be more realistic and present than the artificial narratives of an outer discourse, and not afraid of the truthful difficulty of the average human life.
Poetry gives us courage and sets us straight with the world. Poems are great companions and friends.

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