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Hilda Doolittle :
"You don't even know what a dream is; how did it come?" "It didn't come, it was there."
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Dream."]
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William Butler Yeats :
O cloud-pale eyelids, dream-dimmed eyes, The poets labouring all their days To build a perfect beauty in rhyme Are overthrown by a woman's gaze....
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "He Tells of the Perfect Beauty."]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
God screens us evermore from premature ideas. Our eyes are holden that we cannot see things that stare us in the face, until the hour arrives when the mind is ripened; then we behold them, and the time when we saw them not is like a dream.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Spiritual Laws," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).]
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Anne Sexton :
Jesus slept as still as a toy and in His dream He desired Mary. His penis sang like a dog....
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Jesus Asleep."]
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William Shakespeare :
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth, And, ere a man hath power to say "Behold!" The jaws of darkness do devour it up. So quick bright things come to confusion.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lysander, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 1, sc. 1, l. 144-9. On the nature of human love, and life; "collied" means blackened (as with coal dust); "in a spleen" means fit of temper.]
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Audre Lorde :
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
[Audre Lorde (1934-1992), African American poet, autobiographer, and lesbian feminist. Sister Outsider, ch. 3 (1984). From "Poetry is Not a Luxury," an essay first published in Chrysalis, number 3 (1977).]
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Edgar Allan Poe :
Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car, And driven the hamadryad from the wood To seek a shelter in some happier star? Hast thou not torn the naiad from her flood, The elfin from the green grass, and from me The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?
[Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. poet. Sonnet—To Science (l. 9-16). . . Complete Poems and Selected Essays [Edgar Allan Poe]. Richard Gray, ed. (1993) Everyman.]
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William Butler Yeats :
Never give all the heart, for love Will hardly seem worth thinking of To passionate women if it seem Certain, and they never dream That it fades out from kiss to kiss....
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Never Give All the Heart."]
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Robert Frost :
It never had been inside the room, And only one of the two Was afraid in an oft-repeated dream Of what the tree might do.
[Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Hill Wife, "IV. The Oft-Repeated Dream."]
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Adrienne Rich :
the true nature of poetry. The drive to connect. The dream of a common language.
[Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet, essayist, and lesbian feminist. "Origins and History of Consciousness," part 1, lines 11-12 (1972-1974).]
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