The sweet air coming into your house on a fine day, from water etched with waves as formal as the scales on a fish.
Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)
Source: The Steeple-Jack, 1935, st. 1
Contributed by: Zaady
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
Of the crow-blue mussel shells, one keeps adjusting the ash heaps; opening and shutting itself like an injured fan.
Source: The Fish, 1935, sr. I,.
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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