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B. 1819 D. 1892
And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love. - Walt Whitman 'Dirge For Two Veterans'
B. 1868 D. 1963
I am the Smoke King. I am black! I am swinging in the sky, I am wringing worlds awry. - W. E. B. DuBois - 'The Song of The Smoke'
B. 1874 D. 1925
Spilt is that liquor, my too hasty hand threw down the cup, and did not understand. - Amy Lowell 'A Blockhead'
B. 1612 D. 1672
All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')
Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky
I don't want to be one of those ivory tower writers; I want to affect people's lives.
B. 1874 D. 1963
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
B. 1830 D. 1886
To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie? / True Poems flee?
...You no longer /Want to seem what you are, but something /Harmless and familiar: in a landscape/Given to greenness and the cold pastels /Of stubble and field stone... David Wagoner from 'The Principles of Concealment.'