Rida Reels

Understand, analyse and explore the realm of Poetry!

‘Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.’
– William Wordsworth.

‘I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is prose; words in their best order; – poetry; the bestwords in the best order.’
– S.T. Coleridge

‘A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightening five or six times; a dozen or two dozen times and he is great.’
– Randall Jarrell

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.’
– T.S. Eliot


W.H. Auden

Patricia McCarthy

William Wordsworth