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U A Fanthorpe’s Favourite Poetry Sayings:

U A Fanthorpe’s Favourite Poetry Sayings:

“I should define a good poem as one that makes complete sense; and says all it has to say memorably and economically. ” – Robert Graves

“Nine-tenths of English poetic literature is the result of . . . a poet trying to keep his hand in. ” – Robert Graves

“To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession.” – Robert Graves

“The lyf so short, the craft so long to learne,/Th’assay so hard, so sharp the conquering.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

“Vain was the chief’s, the sage’s pride!/ They had no poet, and they died.” – Alexander Pope

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