darkness

A Quote by William Carlos Williams on darkness, heart, nature, and stupidity

THESE are the desolate, dark weeks when nature in its barrenness equals the stupidity of man. The year plunges into night and the heart plunges lower than night.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: These, 1938, st. 1, 2

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on darkness

Houses - the dark side silhouetted on flashes of moonlight!

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: Night

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on darkness

The Moon, the dried weeds and the Pleiades - Seven feet tall the dark, dried weedstalks make a part of the night a red lace on the milky blue sky.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: This Strong Light

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on darkness, force, life, perfection, and work

The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life, or of the work, And if it take the second must refuse A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. The Choice

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on darkness, dreams, and heaven

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Wind Among the Reeds, 1899, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.

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A Quote by William Blake on art, darkness, destruction, joy, life, love, and secrets

O Rose, thou art sick! The invisible worm, That flies in the night, In the howling storm, Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy, And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William A. Muhlenberg on darkness

I would not live alway: I ask not to stay Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way.

William A. Muhlenberg (1796 - 1877)

Source: I would not live alway.

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A Quote by W.E.B. DuBois on body, darkness, idealism, soul, and strength

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others. . . . One ever feels his twoness, - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

W.E.B. DuBois (1868 - 1963)

Source: The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on darkness

At evening casual flocks of pigeons make Ambiguous undulations as they sink Downward to darkness, on extended wings.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: "Sunday Morning"

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on darkness, fighting, friendship, heart, honesty, justice, pain, peace, promises, tears, and words

LIGHT FROM WITHIN my friend, cancer got you damn it: you had it beat for seven years at least. how did it come back? Why all that pain. again. and you, such a fighter you fought me over and over with tears and words and promises. you fought for me with honesty and a light so bright it hurts my heart. sweet lorna. at peace now finally no more battles, just light from within a flickering candle in the dark burns with you.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Light From Within

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