John Drinkwater

John Drinkwater

British officer with the rank of colonel and military historian
We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order - poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible.More John Drinkwater quotes [09/23/2011 08:09:33]
So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.More John Drinkwater quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Grant us the wil1 to fashion as we feel, Grant us the strength to labor as we know, Grant us the purpose, ribbed and edged with steel, To strike the blow.More John Drinkwater quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.More John Drinkwater quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The poet's perfect expression is the token of a perfect experience; what he says in the best possible way he has felt in the best possible way, that is, completely.More John Drinkwater quotes [09/23/2011 08:09:02]

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