One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose. Voltaire

Poetry, the eldest sister of all arts, and parent of most. William Congreve

No tears and the writer, no tears and the reader. Robert Frost

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

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose-petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis