"Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Charles Simic on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Charles Simic on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Charles Simic on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Charles Simic on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Charles Simic on Robert Frost
"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket."
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