Roy Campbell quotes

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I love to see, when leaves depart,
The clear anatomy arrive,
the clanging chains
of geese are harnessed to the moon:
out of hardship bred,
Spirits of power and beauty and delight
...
the white-crested fillies of the surge
And the white horses of the windy plain.
They use the snaffle and the curb all right;
But where's the bloody horse?
The timeless, surly patience of the serf
That moves the nearest to the naked earth
...
The frost stings sweetly with a burning kiss
As intimate as love, as cold as death:
Bored with the foolish things that girls must dream
Because their beds are empty of delight,
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