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Robert Frost :
The birch begins to crack its outer sheath Of baby green and show the white beneath....
[Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Young Birch."]
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William Shakespeare :
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damasked, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks, And in some perfumes there is more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go: My mistress when she walks treads on the ground. And yet by heaven I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British poet. My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun (l. 1-14). . . The Unabridged William Shakespeare, William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, eds. (1989) Running Press.]
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Anne Sexton :
I was only sitting here in my white study with the awful black words pushing me around.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Madame Arrives in the Mail."]
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Hilda Doolittle :
I stand by your portal, a white pillar, luminous.
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Dodona."]
Denise Levertov :
As if that hand squeezing crow's blood against a white sky beside an idiot's laughing face were real.
[Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Puñal."]
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Elizabeth Bishop :
The millions of grains are black, white, tan, and gray, and mixed with quartz grains, rose and amethyst.
[Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. Sandpiper (l. 19-20). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.]
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Anne Sexton :
Meanwhile Snow White held court, rolling her china-blue doll eyes open and shut and sometimes referring to her mirror as women do.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."]
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Anne Sexton :
Yet love enters my blood like an I.V., dripping in its little white moments.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Waking Alone."]
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William Shakespeare :
Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Nerissa, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 2, l. 8-9. Over indulgence or having too much ages people, while those of moderate means live longer.]
Philip Larkin :
My age fallen away like white swaddling Floats in the middle distance, becomes An inhabited cloud.
[Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Age."]
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