Write drunk, revise sober.
What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.
Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage.
Poetry without music may be beautiful, but music gives poetry wings and elevates it into song. That may be the reason for our love of song-it has wings and lifts us; with proper songs, it is a nourishing spiritual exercise.
The works of the great poets have never yet been read by mankind, for only great poets can read them.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
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