More From John Drinkwater
- "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."
- "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."
- "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."
More In Poetry
- "How do poems grow? They grow out of your life."― Robert Penn Warren
- "Everyone needs solitude, especially a person who is used to thinking about what she experiences. Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. I am not writing poetry about isolation."― Wislawa Szymborska
- "No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?"― John Barton