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Anne Sexton :
My own voice spoke to people, anyone, friends, strangers on the street, saying, "I am Mr. Rabbit." The flesh itself had become mad and at three mirrors this was confirmed.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "The Passion of the Mad Rabbit."]
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Robert Hass :
There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings, saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry.
[Robert Hass (b. 1941), U.S. poet. Meditation at Lagunitas (l. 28-31). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.]
Miguel de Unamuno :
For it is the suffering flesh, it is suffering, it is death, that lovers perpetuate upon the earth. Love is at once the brother, son, and father of death, which is its sister, mother, and daughter. And thus it is that in the depth of love there is a depth of eternal despair, out of which springs hope and consolation.
[Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936), Spanish philosophical writer. The Tragic Sense of Life, ch. 7 (1913).]
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Hilda Doolittle :
The bone-frame was made for no such shock knit within terror, yet the skeleton stood up to it: the flesh? it was melted away, the heart burnt out, dead ember, tendons, muscles shattered, outer husk dismembered....
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."]
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William Shakespeare :
I am a wise fellow, and, which is more, an officer; and, which is more, a householder; and, which is more, as pretty a piece of flesh as any is in Messina; and one that knows the law, go to; and a rich fellow enough, go to; and a fellow that hath had losses; and one that hath two gowns and everything handsome about him.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Dogberry, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 4, sc. 2, l. 80-6. Priding himself on his modest wealth and status.]
Dylan Thomas :
Shall it be male or female? say the cells, And drop the plum like fire from the flesh.
[Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. "If I were tickled by the rub of love."]
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Francis Beaumont :
Mortality, behold, and fear, What a change of flesh is here! Think how many royal bones Sleep within this heap of stones, Hence removed from beds of ease, Dainty fare, and what might please,
[Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)(1584-1616), British dramatist, and William Basse (fl. C. 1602), British dramatist. Lines on the Tombs in Westminster (l. 1-6). . . Attributed to Beaumont and to Basse Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.]
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William Butler Yeats :
What is this flesh I purchased with my pains, This fallen star my milk sustains, This love that makes my heart's blood stop Or strikes a sudden chill into my bones And bids my hair stand up?
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "The Mother of God."]
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Denise Levertov :
Gold light in blind love does not distinguish one surface from another, the savor is the same to its tongue, the fluted cylinder of a new ashcan a dazzling silver, the smooth flesh of screaming children a quietness, it is all a jubilance....
[Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Six Variations."]
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John Milton :
What thou art is mine; Our state cannot be severed, we are one, One flesh; to lose thee were to lose myself.
[John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. repr. In Paradise Lost, ed. Scott Elledge (1993). Adam, in Paradise Lost, bk. 9, l. 957-9 (1674). Addressing Eve, after she has confessed her sin.]
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