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John Ashbery :
That which is given to see At any moment is the residue, shadowed In gold or emerging into the clear bluish haze Of uncertainty. We come back to ourselves Through the rubbish of cloud and tree-spattered pavement. These days stand like vapor under the trees.
[John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Gazing Grain, The."]
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William Edmonstoune Aytoun :
News of battle! News of battle! Hark. 'Tis ringing down the street And the archways and the pavement Bear the clang of hurrying feet. News of battle. Who has brought it?
[William Edmonstoune Aytoun (1813-1865), Scottish poet. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers.]
Philip Larkin :
But superstition, like belief, must die, And what remains when disbelief has gone? Grass, weedy pavement, brambles, buttress, sky,
[Philip Larkin (1922-1985), British poet. Church Going (l. 34-36). . . Collected Poems of Philip Larkin. Anthony Thwaite, ed. (1988) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.]
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Claude McKay :
The pavement slabs burn loose beneath my feet, A chafing savage, down the decent street; And passion rends my vitals as I pass, Where boldly shines your shuttered door of glass.
[Claude McKay (1889-1948), U.S.-Jamaican poet. The White House (l. 5-8). . . Norton Introduction to Poetry, The. J. Paul Hunter, ed. (3d ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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Hilda Doolittle :
It is a strange life, patterned in fire and letters on the prison pavement.
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Prisoners."]
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Walt Whitman :
The last sunbeam Lightly falls from the finished Sabbath, On the pavement here, and there beyond it is looking, Down a new-made double grave,
[Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Dirge for Two Veterans (l. 1-4). . . The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.]
Vladimir Mayakovsky :
On the pavement of my trampled soul the soles of madmen stamp the prints of rude, crude words.
[Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930), Russian poet, dramatist. repr. in Listen!: Early Poems 1913-1918, trans. by Maria Enzenberger (1987). "1," no. 1 (1913).]
Allen Ginsberg :
Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets and eyes while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village.
[Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 1). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.]
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Henry David Thoreau :
But it is rather derogatory that your dwelling-place should be only a neighborhood to a great city,—to live on an inclined plane. I do not like their cities and forts, with their morning and evening guns, and sails flapping in one's eye. I want a whole continent to breathe in, and a good deal of solitude and silence, such as all Wall Street cannot buy,—nor Broadway with its wooden pavement. I must live along the beach, on the southern shore, which looks directly out to sea,—and see what that great parade of water means, that dashes and roars, and has not yet wet me, as long as I have lived.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, May 11, 1843, to Thoreau's father and mother, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 70, Houghton Mifflin (1906). Thoreau was living on Staten Island at this time.]
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John Ashbery :
Down in the street there are ice-cream parlors to go to And the pavement is a nice, bluish slate-gray. People laugh a lot.
[John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Thank You for Not Cooperating."]
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