A picture is a poem without words.
— Horace

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
Robert Frost poems quote

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
— Robert Frost

I loved my friendHe went away from meThere's nothing more to sayThe poem ends soft as it began -I loved my friend.
— Langston Hughes

The true poem is the poet's mind.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson