Mark Strand Quotes

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry.
Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Eating Poetry (l. 1-3). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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It came to my house. It sat on my shoulders. Your shadow is yours. I told it so. I said it was yours. I have carried it with me too long. I give it back.
Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Elegy for My Father (l. 142-145). . . Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950-1980. Stuart Friebert and David Young, eds. (1983) Longman.
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Nobody knows you. You are the neighbor of nothing.
Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Elegy for My Father (l. 179). . . Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950-1980. Stuart Friebert and David Young, eds. (1983) Longman.
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Why are you going? Because nothing means much to me anymore. Why are you going? I don't know. I have never known.
Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Elegy for My Father (l. 38-41). . . Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950-1980. Stuart Friebert and David Young, eds. (1983) Longman.
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The hands were yours, the arms were yours But you were not there.
Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Elegy for My Father (l. 1-2). . . Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950-1980. Stuart Friebert and David Young, eds. (1983) Longman.
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You went on with your dying. Nothing could stop you. Not your son. Not your daughter Who fed you and made you into a child again.
Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Elegy for My Father (l. 53-55). . . Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950-1980. Stuart Friebert and David Young, eds. (1983) Longman.
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