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A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. W. H. Auden
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. Robert Frost
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. T. S. Eliot
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own. Salvatore Quasimodo