More From Eugenio Montale
- "Happiness, for you we walk on a knife edge. To the eyes you are a flickering light, to the feet, thin ice that cracks; and so may no one touch you who loves you."
- "Narrative art, the novel, from Murasaki to Proust, has produced great works of poetry."
- "However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies."
More In Poetry
- "I’m not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word’s meaning, or multiple meanings."― Anne Stevenson
- "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."― John Drinkwater
- "All the modern verse plays, they’re terrible; they’re mostly about the poetry. It’s more important that the play is first."― Denis Johnson