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Some articles on poets, poet:

Celtic Polytheism - Priesthood
... In Ireland the filid were visionary poets, associated with lorekeeping, versecraft, and the memorisation of vast numbers of poems ... to poetry, and the satire of a gifted poet was a serious curse upon the one being satirised ... To run afoul of a poet was a dangerous thing indeed to a people who valued reputation and honor more than life itself ...
Three Bards - History
... of a bard was a Polish approximation of the Ancient Latin term poeta vates, denoting a poet to whom the gods granted the ability to foresee the future ... term wieszcz was used to denote various poets ... Though the poets did not form a particular poetic group or movement, all of them started to be seen as moral leaders of a nation deprived of political freedom ...
Theatre In Italy - Arts - Literature
... influential in the world, with numerous writers, poets, philosophers, and historians, such as Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Ovid and Livy ... The most important of these poets was the notary Giacomo da Lentini, reputed to have invented the sonnet form ... expressed in a smooth, pure style, influenced some Florentine poets, especially Guido Cavalcanti and the young Dante Alighieri ...
Gabriella Sica
... Sica (born October 24, 1950) is an Italian poet ... "Prato pagano" publications, a magazine where new poets can publish their works ... parola ritrovata, ultime tendenze della poesia italiana, which deals with the orientation to poets in the last two decades of 20th century ...

Famous quotes containing the word poets:

    Can you remember? when we thought
    the poets taught how to live?
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    That is what all poets do: they talk to themselves out loud; and the world overhears them. But it’s horribly lonely not to hear someone else talk sometimes.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    O cloud-pale eyelids, dream-dimmed eyes,
    The poets labouring all their days
    To build a perfect beauty in rhyme
    Are overthrown by a woman’s gaze....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)