Francis Thompson

1859 - 1907

A Quote by Francis Thompson on flower, star, and pluck

... That thou canst not stir a flower
Without troubling of a star.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

Source: Mistress of Vision (poem), XX

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A Quote by Francis Thompson

One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

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A Quote by Francis Thompson on earth

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Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

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A Quote by Francis Thompson on bitterness, love, and survival

The fairest things have fleetest end, Their scent survives their close: But the rose's scent is bitterness To him that loved the rose.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

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A Quote by Francis Thompson on beginning and pain

Nothing begins, and nothing ends, That is not paid with moan; For we are born in others' pain And perish in our own.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

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A Quote by Francis Thompson on change and good

In all change, well looked into, the germinal good out-veils the apparent ill.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

Source: Works, Vol. III

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A Quote by Francis Thompson

She went her unremembering way, She went and left in me The pang of all the partings gone, And partings yet to be.

Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907)

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