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John Ashbery :
Yet the landscape, those billboards, age as rapidly as before.
[John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "A Tone Poem."]
William Blake :
Is this a holy thing to see In a rich and fruitful land, Babes reduced to misery, Fed with cold and usurous hand?
[William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, mystic. Holy Thursday (l. 1-4). . . The Complete Poems [William Blake]. Alicia Ostriker, ed. (1977) Penguin Books.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Farming," Society and Solitude (1870).]
Theodore Roethke :
Wheels shake the roadbed stone, The pistons jerk and shove, I stay up half the night To see the land I love.
[Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), U.S. poet. Night Journey (l. 24-27). . . New Yorker Book of Poems, The. (1969) The Viking Press. (Paperback edition of 1974 published by William Morrow & Company).]
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Geoffrey Hill :
Autumn resumes the land, ruffles the woods with smoky wings, entangles them.
[Geoffrey Hill (b. 1932), British poet. An Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England. . . New & Collected Poems, 1952-1992 [Geoffrey Hill]. (1994) Houghton Mifflin.]
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Robert Frost :
It snowed in spring on earth so dry and warm The flakes could find no landing place to form.
[Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Our Singing Strength."]
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Robinson Jeffers :
The future is ever a misted landscape, no man foreknows it, but at cyclical turns There is a change felt in the rhythm of events:
[Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), U.S. poet. Prescription of Painful Ends (l. 3-4). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.]
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Jean Toomer :
O land and soil, red soil and sweet-gum tree, So scant of grass, so profligate of pines,
[Jean Toomer (1894-1967), U.S. poet. Song of the Son (l. 6-7). . . Norton Introduction to Poetry, The. J. Paul Hunter, ed. (3d ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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Hilda Doolittle :
Evil was active in the land, Good was impoverished and sad.
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "The Walls Do Not Fall."]
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Wallace Stevens :
The sea Severs not only lands but also selves.
[Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "The Comedian as the Letter C.."]
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