They say there is a sweeter air where it was made, than we have here.
Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)
Source: A Carriage from Sweden, 1944
Contributed by: Zaady
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,.
There is a great amount of poetry in unconscious fastidiousness.
Source: Critics and Connoisseurs, 1935
Excess is the common substitute for energy.
My father used to say, "Superior people never make long visits, have to be shown Longfellows grave, or the glass flowers at Harvard."
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