Sestina Quotes

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Elizabeth Bishop
“Time to plant tears, says the almanac.
The grandmother sings to the marvelous stove
and the child draws another inscrutable house.”
Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems 1927-1979

Joe Haldeman
“Saul's vitals were not human, but familiar:
he never told me he was from another world:
I never told him I was from his future. ”
Joe Haldeman

Miller Williams
Miller Williams

Umberto Eco
“Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
three old owls on a chest of drawers
were screwing
the daughter of the doctor.
But then the mother called them,
colorless green ideas slepp furiously.”
Umberto Eco, How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays

Marilyn Hacker
“For a week now our bodies have whispered
together, telling each other secrets you and i would keep. their language,
harder and more tender than this, wakes
us suddenly in the half dawn, tangled
dragons on their map. they have a plan.

We are stranded travelers who plan
to ditch our bags and walk. The hill wind whispers
dangers and rain. We are going different will not know about the city plan
tattoed behind my knee. But the skin wakes
up in humming networks, audibly whispers
over the dead wind. Everybody’s secrets
jam the wires. Syllables get tangled with bus tickets and matchbooks.”
Marilyn Hacker, First Cities: Collected Early Poems 1960-1979: Presentation Piece, Separations, Taking Notice