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For the Earth itself is a blossom, she says,
on the star tree,
pale with luminous
ocean leaves.


Rolf Jacobsen

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I follow Plato only with my mind
Pure beauty strikes me as a little thin
A little cold, ho...
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if
the ocean
can calm itself,
so can you.
we
are both
salt water ...
NAYYIRAH WAHEED
Every moment of the night
Forever changing places
And they put out the star-light
Wit...
EDGAR ALLAN POE
it is all ash
and dry leaves
and grief gone
like an ocean liner.
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
What is it?”
“A prayer.”
“For a child?”
She nodded.
“For me?”
MITCH ALBOM
Were a star quenched on high,
For ages would its light,
Still travelling downward from the sky...
ALEXANDER RUSSELL MAIN
Power


Living in the earth-deposits of our history

Today a backhoe divul...
ADRIENNE RICH
Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether the summer clothe the general earth
With...
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Our dreams are luminous, a cast fire upon the world.
Morning arrives and that's it.
Sunlig...
CHARLES WRIGHT
Leaves of the summer, lovely summer's pride,
Sweet is the shade below your silent tree . . .
WILLIAM BARNES
she is no longer
the beautiful woman
she was. she sends
photos of herself
sittin...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
If you’ve managed to do one good thing,
the ocean doesn’t care.
But when Newton’s ap...
ELLEN BASS
The Wanderer

What is she like?
I was told—
she is a
melancholy soul.
LANG LEAV
To-day I think
Only with scents, - scents dead leaves yield,
And bracken, and wild carrot'...
EDWARD THOMAS
Yeah, sometimes life really sucks," she says. "But you know what I'm holding on for?"

I r...
VERONICA ROTH
25. Flowering trees
The blossom of the pear tree is the most prosaic, vulgar thing in the world...
SEI SHōNAGON
And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."

...
HAFEZ
I made a wish on this tree years ago," Marco says.

"What did you wish for?" Bailey asks.<...
ERIN MORGENSTERN
Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,
what joy
to come falling MARY OLIVER
Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little s...
W.B. YEATS
Up the still, glistening beaches,
Up the creeks we will hie,
Over banks of bright seaweed<...
MATTHEW ARNOLD
For the Wife Beater's Wife

With blue irises her face is blossomed. Blue
Circling to ...
BRUCE WEIGL
And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,...
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Well? Is it true? Did she?"
"Did she what?"
"You know. Fall outta the crazy tree and hit e...
KAMI GARCIA
At least I don't look like a Christmas tree."
"You look like the star atop the tree.
JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
The Moon

And, like a dying lady lean and pale,
Who totters forth, wrapp'd in ...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
And the shadows of tree-trunks and shadows of leaves
Interlace with low voices and footsteps an...
CONRAD AIKEN
And the shadows of tree-trunks and shadows of leaves
Interlace with low voices and footsteps and...
CONRAD AIKEN
RECURRENT CURRENTS

Like the ocean, life ebbs and flows with the occasional rip

KAMIL ALI
In between your failure-tree
And your triumph-tree,
The tree that is growing
Is known...
SRI CHINMOY
She doesn’t burn bridges,
she covers them in gypsy flowers
and feather kisses,
t...
MELODY LEE
The life spills over, some days.
She cannot be at rest,
Wishes she could explode

ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER
All round me are words, and words and words,
They grow on me like leaves, they never
Seem ...
KAMALA SURAIYYA DAS
Flowers spring to blossom where she walks
The careful ways of duty;
Our hard, stiff lines...
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is...
JOYCE KILMER
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
A farewell, and then forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll ...
ROBERT BURNS
I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white
sails to the morning ...
HENRY VAN DYKE
See
it was like this when
we waltz into this place.
A couple of papish cats
i...
LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI
Every plant is an individual.

Wrong again. We are not individuals at all, we are all conn...
DALE PENDELL
The evening star

Is the most
beautiful
of all stars
SAPPHO
I watch the trees all dressed up in the Spring,
While posing as they stand in line,
Pla...
CHARMAINE J FORDE
When twilight drops her curtain down
And pins it with a star
Remember that you have a friend LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY
Tod's pale brows arched halfway up his forehead, and he looked suddenly, achingly wistful. "She know...
RACHEL VINCENT
O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,
Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?
O body...
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For winter's rains and ruins are over,
And all the seasons of snows and sins;
The days dividi...
ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
A wise woman has already a rite
Where she knows right from left.
She usually writes when s...
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    Oh, devil, devil!
If that the earth could teem with woman’s tears,
Each drop...
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Could any State on Earth Immortall be,
Venice by Her rare Goverment is She;
Venice Great N...
JAMES HOWELL
A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought --
But no, a butterfly.
ARAKIDA MORITAKE
Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. "You know what this tastes like when yo...
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Souls of love breathlessly sail
Towards our time when hours fail
To cope with longing here...
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MORNINGTIDE

The wonderful works
of morningtide
bring the sight of
lumino...
TARA ESTACAAN
all hopes there, so close to each other,
are pulled into the void every night;
when a band...
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Bono met his wife in high school," Park says.
"So did Jerry Lee Lewis," Eleanor answers.
"...
RAINBOW ROWELL
With thee conversing I forget all time,
All seasons and their change, all please alike.
Sw...
JOHN MILTON
I walked a mile with Pleasure.
She chattered all the way,
But left me none the wiser
For al...
ROBERT BROWNING HAMILTON
And with a frenzied, 
frightened, 
anxious heart, 

she tumbled
headfir...
ABBY ROSMARIN
The Garden

En robe de parade.
- Samain


Like a skein of loose silk...
EZRA POUND
You missed a fine opportunity there."

Her heart raced as she whirled around. The hoarse v...
JUDITH JAMES
I was only kidding about the hundred," she says.

oh," I say, "what will it cost me?"
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
I thought you told me you loved stories Have you ever heard a story of an adventurer with a sane pla...
SABAA TAHIR
My featherbed is deep and soft,
and there I’ll lay you down,
I’ll dress you all in yel...
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
You never did master a leer."

- Katharine Murray, Death on the Family Tree
PATRICIA SPRINKLE
I mean, have you ever imagined

the ocean is alive, and needs to tell us something importa...
JEFFREY MCDANIEL
I surrendered my beliefs
and found myself at the tree of life
injecting my story into the...
SAUL WILLIAMS
THE SNOW had begun in the gloaming,
And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highwa...
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
I smile at her. "You're an angel."

"Nah," she says.
"I'm just a girl crazy in love.
PITTACUS LORE
A panther poised in the cypress tree about to jump is a
panther poised in a cypress tree about ...
JOY HARJO
There once was a girl who found herself dead.
She peered over the ledge of heaven
and saw ...
JANDY NELSON
TREE HOUSE
A tree house, a free house,
A secret you and me house,
A high up in the le...
SHEL SILVERSTEIN
Desire is the kind of thing that
eats you
and
leaves you starving.
NAYYIRAH WAHEED
they simply never understand,
do they,
that sometimes solitude
is
one of the mos...
CHARLES BUKOWSKI
AESTHETICS OF INTEGRITY

For every star in the sky
Someone is holding his ground.
KENNETH KOCH
Just Me, Just Me

Sweet Marie, she loves just me
(She also loves Maurice McGhee).
SHEL SILVERSTEIN
Friar Laurence:

O, mickle is the powerful grace that lies
In herbs, plants, stones, ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Invisible

She scanned through the magazine
for girls who looked like her
with d...
IJEOMA UMEBINYUO
Slave to a springtime passion for the earth.
How Love burns through the Putting in the Seed
On...
ROBERT FROST
Nakedness reveals itself.
Nudity is placed on display.
The nude is condemned to never
being...
JOHN BERGER
She ate the stars and swallowed the earth,
She is the girl with all the power.
ZORAIDA CóRDOVA
I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
Fo...
ROBERT BROWNING HAMILTON
FORKED BRANCHES


We grew up on the same street,
You and me.
We went to the...
SUZY KASSEM
Come with me,' Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.
LISA SCHROEDER
Star Trek?” I asked her. “Really?”
“What?” she demanded, bending unnaturally black e...
JIM BUTCHER
We’re not talking about you. You’re Braith of the Darkness. I’m Addolgar the Cheerful. I’ve ...
G.A. AIKEN
She serves me a piece of it a few minutes
out of the oven. A little steam rises
from the s...
RAYMOND CARVER
I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root:
It is what you fear.
I do n...
SYLVIA PLATH
Moths," repeats Will. "You're afraid of moths?"

"Not just a cloud of moths," she says, "...
VERONICA ROTH
I am tired of writing memorials to black men
whom I was on the brink of knowing
weary like...
AUDRE LORDE
And yet one arrives somehow,
finds himself loosening the hooks of
her dress
in a s...
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
Edie Sedgwick (1943-1971)

I don't know how she did it. Fire
She was shaking all over...
PATTI SMITH
The Sunlight on the Garden

The sunlight on the garden
Hardens and grows cold,
W...
LOUIS MACNEICE
Am I glowing?"
"Like a Christmas tree."
"Not just the star?"
The bed moved a little, ...
JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like...
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest <...
JOYCE KILMER
I need a Kleenex.” She sniffs.
Guy disengages his hands from hers, takes the hem of his
...
JULIA HOBAN
let my heart always be
like it is...this very moment
ready to explode...with love
a v...
SANOBER KHAN
Have you seen Frances?”

He tilted his head to the right. “I believe she’s off rooti...
JULIA QUINN
It is the privilege of the rich
To waste the time of the poor
To water with tears in secre...
STEVIE SMITH
You look spectacluar, Cam.' She smoothes out his shirt and straightens his tie. 'You look like the s...
NEAL SHUSTERMAN

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