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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: English
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Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.

Tags: Alone, God, Progress

How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!

Tags: Good, Heart, Life

Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!

Tags: Place, Time, Together

No, when the fight begins within himself, A man's worth something.

Tags: Fight, Himself, Worth

Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.

Tags: Stung, Sudden, Thought

That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!

Tags: Fine, Song, Wise

Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but what man Would do!

Tags: Him, Tis

White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice.

Tags: Business, Good, Life

You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls.

Tags: Him, Kiss, Old

A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.

Tags: Age, Death, Dream

Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.

Tags: Ambition

Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not.

Tags: God, High, Succeed

But how carve way i' the life that lies before, If bent on groaning ever for the past?

Tags: Lies, Life, Past

Faultless to a fault.

Tags: Fault, Faultless

God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency.

Tags: God, Justice, Until

I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.

Tags: Life, Strength, Try

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.

Tags: Beauty, Nature, Trust

It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least.

Tags: Art, Good, Truth

Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.

Tags: Measure, Mind, Shade

Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away.

Tags: Away, Less, Oh

Oh, to be in England now that April's there.

Tags: April, England, Oh

Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.

Tags: Hearts, Pain, Passion

The sea heaves up, hangs loaded o'er the land, Breaks there, and buries its tumultuous strength.

Tags: Land, Sea, Strength

Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven.

Tags: Art, God, Single

What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.

Tags: Aspired, Comforts

What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?

Tags: Left, Soul, Stop
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What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.

Tags: Age, Dew, Youth

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?

Tags: Meet, Temptation, Why

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.

Tags: Fight, Forward, Sleep

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

Tags: Business, Great, Men

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

Tags: Begins, Love

So, fall asleep love, loved by me... for I know love, I am loved by thee.

Tags: Love, Loved

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Tags: Away, Earth, Love

My sun sets to rise again.

Tags: Again, Rise, Sun

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.

Tags: Best, Grow, Old

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.

Tags: Autumn, Best, Sympathy

God is the perfect poet.

Tags: God, Perfect, Poetry

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?

Tags: Exceed, Heaven, Reach

Love is energy of life.

Tags: Energy, Life, Love

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.

Tags: Eyes, Keep, Laugh

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

Tags: Old, Perhaps, Rather

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.

Tags: Faith, Hope, Love

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Tags: Ignorance, Innocence, Sin

If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.

Tags: Beauty, Best, God

Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.

Tags: God, Religion, Soul

The moment eternal - just that and no more - When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet!

Tags: Eyes, Moment, While

What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.

Tags: Age, Year, Youth

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.

Tags: Music, Once, Solitude

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Tags: Failure, Minute, Success

All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves.

Tags: Bound, Leaves, Rose

I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.

Tags: End, Fight, God

On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.

Tags: Broken, Earth, Perfect

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!

Tags: Great, Life, Try

Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.

Tags: Late, Rome, Soon

Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?

Tags: Alone, Men, Words
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