Quotation by Edwin John Pratt

So motionless, she seemed stone dead—just seemed:
She was too old for death, too old for life,
For as if jealous of all living forms
She had lain there before bivalves began
To catacomb their shells on western mountains.
Edwin John Pratt (1882–1964), Canadian poet. Towards the Last Spike (l. 76–83). . .

New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English, The. Margaret Atwood, comp. (1982) Oxford University Press.
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