Among animals, one has a sense of humor. Humor saves a few steps, it saves years.
Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)
Source: The Pangolin, 1941, st. 8
Contributed by: Zaady
The sweet air coming into your house on a fine day, from water etched with waves as formal as the scales on a fish.
Source: The Steeple-Jack, 1935, st. 1
They say there is a sweeter air where it was made, than we have here.
Source: A Carriage from Sweden, 1944
I wonder what Adam and Eve think of it by this time.
Source: Marriage, 1935
The mind is an enchanting thing is an enchanted thing, like the glaze on a katydid-wing subdivided by sun till the nettings are legion.
Source: The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing, 1944, st 1
Nor was he insincere in saying, "Make my house your inn." Inns are not residences.
Source: Silence, 1935
O to be a dragon, a symbol of the power of Heaven-of silk-worm size or immense; at times invisible. Felicitous phenomenon!
Source: O To Be a Dragon, 1959
Omissions are not accidents.
Source: Complete Poems, 1967
The prey of fear, he, always curtailed, extinguished, thwarted by the dusk, work partly done, says to the alternating blaze, "Again the sun! anew each day; and new and new and new, that comes into and steadies my soul."
Source: The Pangolin, 1941, st 9
Excess is the common substitute for energy.
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