For the first day of N.P.M., I thought some quotes about poetry would be an appropriate start:
“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”
—T. S. Eliot
Of course Eliot would have this to say about poetry.
“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”
― Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82
Glad a scientist said this…
“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
― Robert Frost
And what a condition it is.
“Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, You’ve lost the whole thing.”
My favorite quote about poetry.