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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
B. 1844 D. 1930
When men were all asleep the snow came flying, in large white flakes falling on the city brown. - Robert Bridges 'London Snow'
B. 1731 D. 1800
Here lies, whom hound did ne'er pursue, nor swifter greyhound follow, whose foot ne'er tainted morning dew, nor ear heard huntsman's halloo'. - William Cowper 'Epitaph on a hare'
I believe that in all diverse forms of artistic expression across all countries, there are some sensitivities in common. Esther Phillips
B. 1822 D. 1888
I might have known, / What far too soon, alas! I learn'd / The heart can bind itself alone, / And faith may oft be unreturn'd.' Matthew Arnold, 'Isolation: To Marguerite'
B. 1621 D. 1678
Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, lady, were no crime. Andrew Marvell, 'To His Coy Mistress'
B. 1912 D. 1980
Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover
B. 1772 D. 1874
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket: let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Samuel Taylor Coleridge