I think it was T.S. Eliot who talked about good poetry being felt before it's understood. I believe that. There are some bands where I love their lyrics but I don't have a clue what they're on about.
When I was starting to write, the great influence was T.S. Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Jerry B. Jenkins