Best Poetry Day Quotes And Wishes

Best Poetry Day Quotes And Wishes | Happy Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is a time to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. It is held on March 21 each year and is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural. Poetry is part of our culture and history. In every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity. Its a way to share our values, and linguistic expression and identity.

It is celebrating with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression. Its increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard. World Poetry Day is the occasion to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals. It promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry. It foster the convergence between poetry and other arts such as theatre,  music, dance, and painting.  It raises the visibility of poetry in the media. As poetry continues to bring people together across continents, all are invited to join in.

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Poetry Day Quotes

You could celebrate World Poetry Day in your school by organising readings of poems from different cultures, including from pupils’ own cultures. Or investigate different forms of poem, such as the Japanese Haiku or the Arabic Ruba’i. The Wikipedia page on Poetry has various examples.

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“Poetry is language at its most distilled and powerful.” – Rita Dove.

“Poetry isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life. It’s an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that.” – Mary Oliver

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.” – Joseph Roux

Poetry Day Quotes
Poetry Day Quotes

“You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart.” – Carol Anne Duffy

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” – Robert Frost

“If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” – Emily Dickinson

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“A poet must never make a statement simply because it sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true.” – W. H. Auden

“Most people ignore poetry because most poetry ignores most people.” –Adrian Mitchell

“Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.” – Alice Walker

“All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou

“Poetry: the best words in the best order.” – Samuel Coleridge

“Write poetry for God’s sake, it’s the only thing that matters.”  – E. E. Cummings

“Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself.” – William Hazlitt

“A poet’s work is to name the unameable, to point out frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep” – Salman Rushdie (technically not a poet, but we’ll allow it)

“Breathe in experience, breathe out poetry.v – Muriel Rukeyser

“Poetry is the music of being human.” – Carol Anne Duffy

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” — William Shakespeare

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“The Poetry of the earth is never dead.” — John Keats

“Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.” — Edgar Allen Poe

Happy Poetry Day Quotes
Happy Poetry Day Quotes

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origins from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” — William Wordsworth

“Love recognises no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath

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“There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any courses like a page of prancing Poetry.” — Emily Dickenson

am two fo”I ols, I know, For loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.” — John Donne

“An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” — Langston Hughes

Poetry Day Wishes

“Poetry is also this unique art that makes us aware of extraordinary human diversity: the diversity of languages and cultures. It is a meeting place between the individual and the world. It is an introduction to difference, dialogue and peace. It is testimony to the universality of the human condition beyond the innumerable means used to describe it.”

 “The greater gift of universal wisdom and beauty that we have strived to honour through our work includes the legacies of world artistic and spiritual traditions.”

“Poetry is the revolution and the raising of consciousness”

“Poetry is something best words in the best order”

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There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money, either. – Robert Graves

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. – Edgar Allan Poe

World Poetry Day Wishes
World Poetry Day Wishes

There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away, / Nor any Coursers like a Page / Of prancing Poetry. – Emily Dickinson

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. – T. S. Eliot

If you tell a novelist, ‘Life’s not like that’, he has to do something about it. The poet simply replies, ‘No, but I am.’ – Philip Larkin

Poetry is not the books in the library. Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book. – Jorge Luis Borges

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As a poet I would say everything should be able to come into a poem but I can’t put toothbrushes in a poem. I really can’t. – Sylvia Plath

Poetry is play. I’d even rather have you think of it as a sport. For instance, like football. – Robert Frost

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence. – Raymond Chandler

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. – Carl Sandburg

Poetry is life distilled. – Gwendolyn Brooks

Painting is silent poetry, poetry is eloquent painting. – Simonides

Prose is a museum where all the old weapons of poetry are kept. – T. E. Hulme (read some of T. E. Hulme’s poems here)

A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms to be struck by lightning 5 or 6 times. – Randall Jarrell

Poetry is talking on tiptoe. – George Meredith

Poetry is a religion with no hope. – Jean Cocteau

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. – Robert Frost

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. – Thomas Gray

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. – John Wain

Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone. – Adrienne Rich

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Poetry is about as much a ‘criticism of life’ as red-hot iron is a criticism of fire. – Ezra Pound

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. – Don Marquis

Poetry Day Wishes
Poetry Day Wishes

Poetry must be new as foam, and as old as the rock. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul. – John Keats

Poetry is the only art people haven’t yet learnt to consume like soup. – W. H. Auden

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Not deep the poet sees, but wide. – Matthew Arnold

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life. – George Sand

To find beauty in ugliness is the province of the poet. – Thomas Hardy

Everything you invent is true: you can be sure of that. Poetry is a subject as precise as geometry. – Gustave Flaubert

Prose = words in their best order; – poetry = the best words in the best order. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. – Kahlil Gibran

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal but which the reader recognizes as his own. – Salvatore Quasimodo

Poetry is the deification of reality. – Edith Sitwell

A poet’s autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote. – Yevgeny Yentushenko

There are two ways of disliking poetry. One way is to dislike it, and the other is to read Pope. – Oscar Wilde

In the house of poetry nothing endures that is not written with blood to be heard with blood. – Pablo Neruda

For next to being a great poet is the power of understanding one. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation. – Robert Frost

Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. – Carl Sandburg

You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket. – John Adams

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal. – T. S. Eliot

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. – Emily Dickinson

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If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all. – John Keats

The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world in spite of History. – Derek Walcott

Poetry Day Wishes
Poetry Day Wishes

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