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Oscar Wilde :
How else but through a broken heart May Lord Christ enter in?
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. repr. In Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, ed. J.B. Foreman (1966). The Ballad of Reading Gaol, pt. 5, st. 14 (1898).]
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Leigh Hunt :
The laughing queen that caught the world's great hands.
[Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. The Nile (l. 8). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.]
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Allen Ginsberg :
It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
[Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Indian Journals, entry for September 6, 1962 (1970). Written in Calcutta.]
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Hilda Doolittle :
For she lies panting, drawing sharp breath, broken with harsh sobs, she, Hyella, whom no god pities.
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Acon."]
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Ezra Pound :
Artists broken against her, Astray, lost in the villages, Mistrusted, spoken against, Lovers of beauty, starved, Thwarted with systems, Helpless against the control;
[Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. The Rest (l. 3-8). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.]
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Hilda Doolittle :
No one knows the colour of a flower till it is broken.
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Electra-Orestes."]
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Robert Graves :
"Then let us play at queen and king As down the garden walks we go."
[Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist, critic. Henry and Mary (l. 13-14). . . Moon Is Shining Bright as Day, The; an Anthology of Good-humored Verse. Ogden Nash, ed. (1953) J. B. Lippincott Company.]
Edmund Spenser :
Joy may you have and gentle hearts content Of your loves couplement: And let faire Venus, that is Queene of love, With her heart-quelling Sonne upon you smile,
[Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599), British poet. Prothalamion (l. 94-97). . . The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser. R. E. Neil Dodge, ed. (1936) Houghton Mifflin.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Man is the broken giant, and in all his weakness both his body and his mind are invigorated by habits of conversation with nature.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "History," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).]
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William Butler Yeats :
Though pedantry denies, It's plain the Bible means That Solomon grew wise While talking with his queens....
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "On Woman."]
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