poet


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poet

(sometimes when feminine), poetess
a person who writes poetry
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Browning was a mere boy, it is recorded that he debated within himself whether he should not become a painter or a musician as well as a poet. Finally, though not, I believe, for a good many years, he decided in the negative.
"Against the subtleties which would make poetry a study-not a passion-it becomes the metaphysician to reason-but the poet to protest.
I could not rest satisfied with "Maud"; I sent the same summer to Cleveland for the little volume which then held all the poet's work, and abandoned myself so wholly to it, that for a year I read no other verse that I can remember.
"To Art the best prize!" said the First Poet, triumphantly, and endeavouring to devour his award broke all his teeth.
For a poet-laureate is the King's poet, and it is his duty to make poems on all the great things that may happen to the King.
the comedians of the Hotel de Bourgogne, would have nothing to do with it," said the poet, with a smile, the receipt for which certain sorts of pride alone knew the secret.
This little coterie of friends was composed of seven famous men, who possessed many talents in common, being poets and musicians, alchemists, philosophers, and mostly hard drinkers as well.
Wordsworth, more than any other great English poet, is a poet for mature and thoughtful appreciation; except for a very small part of his work many readers must gradually acquire the taste for him.
But, leaving these victims of vanity, let us, with new hope, observe how nature, by worthier impulses, has ensured the poet's fidelity to his office of announcement and affirming, namely by the beauty of things, which becomes a new and higher beauty when expressed.
Along time ago, there lived an old poet, a thoroughly kind old poet.
"Well, of course, there are poets and poets, poets sociable and poets very unsociable.
"So have I heard thee say once before," answered the disciple, "and then thou addedst: 'But the poets lie too much.' Why didst thou say that the poets lie too much?"