Treasure Island

Laura Riding

(January 16, 1901 – September 2, 1991 / New York City)

Quotations

  • ''There can be no literary equivalent to truth.''
    Laura Riding (1901-1991), U.S. poet. Extracts from Communications.
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  • ''Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.''
    Laura Riding (1901-1991), U.S. poet. Selected Poems: In Five Sets, preface (1975).
  • ''To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth ... but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.''
    Laura Riding (1901-1991), U.S. poet. Selected Poems: In Five Sets, preface (1975).

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In Due Form

I do not doubt you.
I know you love me.
It is a fact of your indoor face,
A true fancy of your muscularity.
Your step is confident.
Your look is thorough.
Your stay-beside-me is a pillow
To roll over on
And sleep as on my own upon.

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