Poetry Anthology Quotes


The Manhunt Quotes

Blown hinge of his lower jaw

Damaged porcelain collar bone 

Parachute silk of his punctured lung

Climb the rungs of his broken ribs

Skirting along

The foetus of metal beneath his chest

Widened the search

Sweating unexploded mine buried deep in his mind 

Every nerve in his body had tightened and closed

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Sonnet 43 Quotes

I love

Let me count the ways

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach



Old griefs

I shall love thee but better after death

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London Quotes




Every man



Black'ning Church


Runs in blood down Palace walls


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The Soldier Quotes

If I should die

That there's some corner of a foreign field 

That is forever England

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed



Under an English heaven

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Living Space Quotes

There are just not enough straight lines

Beams balance crookedly

Nails clutch at open seams


Someone has squeezed a living space

Dared to place these eggs in a wire basket

Slanted universe

Bright thin walls of faith

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Cozy Apologia Quotes

I could pick anything and think of you

One eye smiling the other firm upon the enemy

Who brings a host of daydreams 

Whose only talent was to kiss you senseless

Sweet with a dark and hollow center

It's embarrassing this happiness

I fill this stolen time with you

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Valentine Quotes

Not a red rose or a satin heart

I give you an onion

It will blind you with tears

I am trying to be truthful

Fierce kiss

Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding ring


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A Wife In London Quotes

Like a waning taper

A messengers knock cracks smartly


He - has fallen - in the far south land

The fog hangs thicker

His hand whom the worm now knows

Page full of his hoped return

And of new love that they would learn

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Death Of A Naturalist Quotes

Flax dam festered



Warm thick slobber


Miss Walls would tell us

Coarse croaking

Slap, plop, obscene

Great slime kings

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Hawk Roosting Quotes

Top of the wood my eyes closed

No falsifying 

Rehearse perfect kills



Now I hold creation in my foot

I kill where I please because it is all mine

My manners are tearing off heads

My flight is direct

I am going to keep things like this

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To Autumn Quotes

Seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness

To swell the gourd and plump the hazel shells

For Summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells

Winnowing wind

Drows'd with the fume of poppies


Think not of them

Rosy hue

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Afternoons Quotes

Summer is fading

In the hollows of afternoons

An estateful of washing

Our Wedding lying near the television

Their beauty has thickened

Something is pushing them to the side of their own lives

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Dulce Et Decorum Est Quotes

Bent double like old beggars under sacks

All went lame all blind

Gas gas quick boys

And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime 

He plunges at me guttering choking drowning

White eyes writhing in his face

Come gargling from the froth corrupted lungs

You would not tell with such high zest

The old lie dulce est decorum est pro patria mori

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Ozymandias Quotes

And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command

Stamped on these lifeless things

Look on my works ye Mighty and despair

Colossal wreck boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away

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Mametz Wood Quotes

For years after the farmers found them 

A chit of bone the china plate of a shoulder blade

Broken bird's egg of a skull

Told to walk not run

Earth stands sentinel 

Like a wound working a foreign body to the surface of the skin

Mid dance macabre

In boots that outlasted them 

Socketed heads tilted back at an angle

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Excerpt From The Prelude Quotes


Happy time

To me


Untir'd horse


Into the tumult sent an alien sound


Evening died away

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As Imperceptibly As Grief Quotes

As imperceptibly as grief



Dusk drew

Foreign shone

Harrowing Grace

As a guest that would be gone 

Our Summer made her light escape into the beautiful 

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She Walks In Beauty Quotes

Of cloudless climes and starry skies 

All that's best of dark and bright

One shade the more one shade the less

Serenely sweet express

How pure how dear their dwelling place

The smiles that win

A heart whose love is innocent

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