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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: American
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Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place.

Tags: Place, Second, Winning

Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings.

Tags: Nature, Open, Sky

The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.

Tags: Leaves, Sunshine, Within

The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight.

Tags: Calm, Her, Light

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.

Tags: Eyes, Silent, Young

To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language.

Tags: Him, Love, Nature

Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.

Tags: Her, She, Truth

A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.

Tags: Beauty, Grows, Sculptor

A stable, changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.

Tags: Cause, Indeed, State

All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.

Tags: Globe, Tread, Tribes

And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death.

Tags: Death, Grow, Year

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.

Tags: Children, Her, Strength

Eloquence is the poetry of prose.

Tags: Eloquence, Poetry, Prose

Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.

Tags: Away, Flower, Lovely

Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.

Tags: Her, Pain, Weary

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.

Tags: Fair, Innocence, Virtue

The groves were God's first temples.

Tags: God, Nature, Temples

The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.

Tags: Eye, Heaven, Spring

Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.

Tags: Change, Keep, State

Where hast thou wandered. gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?

Tags: Bring, Gentle, Thou

Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.

Tags: Art, Poetry, Thought

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.

Tags: Eye, Joy, Star

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for: it is a thing to be achieved.

Tags: Chance, Destiny, Matter

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Tags: Another, May, Truth

Two people in a conversation amount to four people talking. The four are what one person says, what he really wanted to say, what his listener heard, and what he thought he heard.

Tags: Talking, Thought, Wanted