Louise Bogan Quotes

The measured blood beats out the year's delay.
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. Simple Autumnal (l. 1). . . The Blue Estuaries; Poems 1923-1968 [Louise Bogan]. (1968; repr. 1988) Ecco Press.
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The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. "Some Notes on Popular and Unpopular Art," (written 1943), published in Selected Criticism: Poetry and Prose (1955).
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the anchor weeps Its red rust downward,
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. Song for the Last Act (l. 24-25). . . The Blue Estuaries; Poems 1923-1968 [Louise Bogan]. (1968; repr. 1988) Ecco Press.
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Now that I have your heart by heart, I see.
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. Song for the Last Act (l. 27). . . The Blue Estuaries; Poems 1923-1968 [Louise Bogan]. (1968; repr. 1988) Ecco Press.
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yet another summer loath to go Although the scythes hang in the apple trees.
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. Song for the Last Act (l. 7-8). . . The Blue Estuaries; Poems 1923-1968 [Louise Bogan]. (1968; repr. 1988) Ecco Press.
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O God, in the dream the terrible horse began To paw at the air, and make for me with his blows.
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. The Dream (l. 1-2). . . The Blue Estuaries; Poems 1923-1968 [Louise Bogan]. (1968; repr. 1988) Ecco Press.
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The terrible beast, that no one may understand, Came to my side, and put down his head in love.
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. The Dream (l. 15-16). . . The Blue Estuaries; Poems 1923-1968 [Louise Bogan]. (1968; repr. 1988) Ecco Press.
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They hear in every whisper that speaks to them A shout and a cry. As like as not, when they take life over their door-sills They should let it go by.
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. Women (l. 17-20). . . The Blue Estuaries; Poems 1923-1968 [Louise Bogan]. (1968; repr. 1988) Ecco Press.
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Their love is an eager meaninglessness Too tense, or too lax.
Louise Bogan (1897-1970), U.S. poet, critic. Women (l. 15-16). . . The Blue Estuaries; Poems 1923-1968 [Louise Bogan]. (1968; repr. 1988) Ecco Press.
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