"It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms." -John Millington Synge
"In the total darkness, poetry is still there, and it is there for you.
"The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance." A. R. Ammons
"I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies." -Boris Pasternak
"Naming a baby is an act of poetry, for many people the only creative moment of their lives." - Richard Eyre
"Naming a baby is an act of poetry, for many people the only creative moment of their lives." Richard Eyre
"Poetry and prayer are very similar." -Carol Ann Duffy