NOP quotes- 10 of
When your eyes have done their part
Thought must length'n it in the heart.
Pleasures are not, if they last;
In their passing is their best:
Are they shadows that we see?
And can shadows pleasures give?
Slowly the night blooms, unfurling
Flowers of darkness, covering
The trellised sky, becoming
A bouquet of blackness
The young woman-smell
Of your poppy body
Rises to my brain as opium
Night's brittle song, silver-thin
Shatters into a billion fragments
Night comes to the room of the world
Night is a curious child, wandering
Between earth and sky, creeping
died of apoplexy
when a stranger from Georgia
for a former Macon waiter.
Hunger shall make thy modest zone
And cheat fond death of all but bone--
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.