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B. 1809 D. 1849
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller
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. 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
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
B. 1830 D. 1886
To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie? / True Poems flee?