Have I not walked without an upward look Of caution under stars that very well Might not have missed me when they shot and fell? It was a risk I had to take-and took.
Source: Bravado, 1947
Contributed by: Zaady
Far in the pillared dark Thrush music went- Almost like a call to come in To the dark and lament. But no, I was out for stars: I would not come in. I meant not even if asked, And I hadn't been.
Source: Come In, 1942
Something we were withholding made us weak Until we found that it was ourselves.
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you might eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
The world is full of willing people: some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
All there is to writing is having ideas. To learn to write is to learn to have ideas.
Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he does so by making a garden and building a wall.
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
And nothing to look backward to with pride, And nothing to look forward to with hope.
Source: The Death of the Hired Man, 1914
Do you know, Considering the market, there are more Poems produced than any other thing? No wonder poets sometimes have to seem So much more businesslike than businessmen. Their wares are so much harder to get rid of.
Source: New Hampshire, 1923
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