Conrad Aiken

1889 - 1973

A Quote by Conrad Aiken on conrad aiken, morning song, and senlin

It is morning. I stand by my mirror
And tie my tie once more.
While waves far off in a pale rose twilight
Crash on a white sand shore.
I stand by a mirror and comb my hair:
How small and white my face!—
The green earth tilts through a sphere of air
And bathes in a flame of space.
There are houses hanging above the stars
And stars hung under a sea...
And a sun far off in a shell of silence
Dapples my walls for me....

Conrad Aiken (1889 - 1973)

Source: Morning Song From "Senlin"

Contributed by: Cindy

A Quote by Conrad Aiken on love, angelic, and cricket

One cricket said to another --
come, let us be ridiculous, and say love!
love love love love love
let us be absurd, woman, and say hate!
hate hate hate hate hate
and then let us be angelic
       and say nothing.

Conrad Aiken (1889 - 1973)

Contributed by: Amy

A Quote by Conrad Aiken on death and music

Music I heard with you was more than music, And bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is so desolate; And all that once was so beautiful is dead.

Conrad Aiken (1889 - 1973)

Source: "Bread and Music"

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Conrad Aiken on music and purity

[At a musical concert:] . . . the music's pure algebra of enchantment.

Conrad Aiken (1889 - 1973)

Contributed by: Zaady

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