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We have a collection of 12 Poetry quotes from John Drinkwater

"So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse." (ID 35232)

"But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry." (ID 35596)

"For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts." (ID 35598)

"It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse." (ID 35599)

"If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry." (ID 35600)

"Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way." (ID 35601)

"Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course." (ID 35602)

"We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order - poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible." (ID 35603)

"To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential." (ID 35604)

"The musician - if he be a good one - finds his own perception prompted by the poet's perception, and he translates the expression of that perception from the terms of poetry into the terms of music." (ID 35605)

"Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them." (ID 35670)

"A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being." (ID 35673)

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