Seamus Heaney & Ted Hughes Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Seamus Heaney & Ted Hughes
“The Angel that presided o’er my birth Said, ‘Little creature, form’d of Joy and Mirth, Go love without the help of any Thing on Earth.”
“As I walked out one evening, Walking down Bristol Street, The crowds upon the pavement Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river I head a lover sing Under an arch of the railway; ‘Love has no ending.‘”
“And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass.”
“But love is a durable fire In the mind ever burning; Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.”
“Adieu, farewell earth’s bliss, This world uncertain is; Fond are life’s lustful joys, Death proves them all but toys, None from his darts can fly. I am sick, I must die. Lord have mercy on us!”
“If, when hearing that I have been stilled at last, they stand at the door, Watching the full-starred heavens that winter sees, Will this thought rise on those who will meet my face no more, ‘He was one who had an eye for such mysteries’?”
“Ah, Sunflower! weary of time, Who countest the steps of the Sun, Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller’s journey is done.”
“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.”
“The first apple was the best apple For Adam before he heard the sentence; When the flaming sword endorsed the Fall The trees were his to plant for all.”
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.”
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