Quotes by: Carol Ann Duffy
You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.
I always say that I'll have a go and see whether the poem works and if it does, then fine.
Auden said poetry makes nothing happen. But I wonder if the opposite could be true. It could make something happen.
The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience - anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form.
Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings.