tidal-basin quotes

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O plunge your hands in water, Plunge them in up to the wrist;
Stare, stare in the basin And wonder what you've missed.
And now it is once more the tidal wave
That when it was swept by, leaves summits stained.
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Cities are expanding at an alarming rate. Inter-tidal zones are being polluted as mangroves gives way to marina. Over-consumption ...
Underneath my stiffened gown
Is the softness of a woman bathing in a marble basin,
Let us erect in the Basin a lofty fountain.
Suckled on ponds, the spirit craves a watery mountain.
Well, from what you tell me I should say that it was not only a landslide but a tidal wave and holocaust all rolled into one gener ...
Where is the "unexplored land" but in our own untried enterprises? To an adventurous spirit any place--London, New York, Worcester ...
Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.
Surely among a rich man's flowering lawns,
Amid the rustle of his planted hills,
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I never know when I press these whether I am going to blow up Massachusetts or start the project.
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