Quotation by John Hollander

Though shoulder, bosom, lip, and knee
Are praised in every kind of art,
Here is love's true anatomy:
His rib is gone; he'll have her heart.
John Hollander (b. 1929), U.S. poet. The Lady's-Maid 's Song (l. 17–20). . .

New Poets of England and America. Donald Hall, Robert Pack, and Louis Simpson, eds. (1957) Meridian Books.
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