Send us your favorite quote about poetry (50 words or less) for a chance to receive a free copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School (PFAMS). Here are a few poetry quotes we already love (so they’re off limits!):
Poetry teaches us the power of a few words.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
In looking at some apparently small object, one feels the swirl of great events.
William Carlos Williams
For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.
Robert Penn Warren
Poetry is most poetry when it makes noise.
When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For art establishes the
basic human truth which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.
John F. Kennedy
Poetry—the best words in their best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton
architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of
change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
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We challenge you to send us your favorite, most unique and pithy poetry quotes.
Send your name, mailing address, and email address along with your poetry quote to:
Deadline: March 21, 2013 (11:59pm CST)
Winners will be notified via email.