Louise Bogan

1897 - 1970

A Quote by Louise Bogan on universe, suffering, and joy

1. "I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy."

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

Source: My diary

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A Quote by Louise Bogan on flaws, rest, and water

Up from the bronze, I saw Water without a flaw Rush to its rest in air Reach to its rest, and fall.

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

Source: Roman Fountain

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Louise Bogan on beauty, belief, joy, purity, rest, suffering, universe, and world

I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Louise Bogan

The cold remote islands And the blue estuaries Where what breathes, breathes The restless wind of the inlets, And what drinks, drinks The incoming tide.

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

Source: Night

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Louise Bogan on contentment, wilderness, and women

Women have no wilderness in them, They are provident instead, Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts To eat dusty bread.

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

Source: Women

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Louise Bogan on darkness and heart

-O remember In your narrowing dark hours That more things move Than blood in the heart.

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

Source: Night

Contributed by: Zaady

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