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."
- "But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry."
- "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
- "I think when kids just see well-crafted poetry, it’s just obtuse to them. It’s hard to relate to."― Jewel Kilcher
- "Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful."― Rita Dove
- "None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry."― Edith Hamilton