how many pull quotes can you possible use to answer whether poetry is poetry, or prose?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

The definition of good prose is – proper words in their proper places; of good verse – the most proper words in their proper places. The words in prose ought to express their intended meaning, and no more… But in verse, you must do more; there the words [are] the media

Housman:

Poetry is not the thing said but the way of saying it.

Frost:

poetry is what’s lost in translation.

Auden:

A poem must be a closed system.

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