Everybody must have wished at some time that poetry were written by nice ordinary people instead of poets and, in a better world, it may be; but in this world writers like Constance Carrier are the well oysters that don’t have the pearls.
The hills tell each other, and the listening Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turned Up to thy holy feet visit our clime. Come o'er the eastern hills and let our winds Kiss thy perfumed garments; let us taste Thy morn and evening breath. Scatter thy pearls Upon our love-sick land that mourns for thee.william blake
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below.john dryden
What would it pleasure me, to have my throat cut With diamonds? Or to be smothered With cassia? Or to be shot to death, with pearls?john webster
Will change the pebbles of our puddly thoughtTo orient pearls.guillaume de salluste du bartas
I have been hired by Allah to get a wage, which if the space between the Earth and sky is filled up with pearls, still (the wage) would be more than it, for each of the questions I may answer you. Therefore, I deserve it that I must not feel tired or exhausted (in answering your questions).fatimah
Some asked how pearls did grow, and where?Then spoke I to my girlTo part her lips, and showed them thereThe quarelets of pearl.Robert Herrick
So they march with sovereign tread… Behind them limps the hungry dog, and wrapped in wild snow at their head carrying a blood-red flag soft-footed where the blizzard swirls, invulnerable where bullets crossed – crowned with a crown of snowflake pearls, a flowery diadem of frost, ahead of them goes Jesus Christ.alexander blok
The boy said 'Dad they're going to take me to task But I'll be back by Christmas' It's just a rumour that was spread around town Somebody said that someone got filled in For saying that people get killed in The result of this shipbuilding With all the will in the world Diving for dear life When we could be diving for pearls.elvis costello
Let those find fault whose wit's so very small, They've need to show that they can think at all; Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below. Fops may have leave to level all they can; As pigmies would be glad to lop a man. Half-wits are fleas; so little and so light, We scarce could know they live, but that they bite.john dryden
Twenty is in hot haste to become a year older and cast its first vote, which Forty will know was cast like the legendary pearls.henry s. haskins
But can we go to posterity with a sheaf of loose pages, or ask the readers of those days, with the whole of literature before them, to sift our enormous rubbish heaps for our tiny pearls? Such are the questions which the critics might lawfully put to their companions at table, the novelists and poets.virginia woolf
Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine.
You have seen Sunshine and rain at once. * * * those happy smilets, That play'd on her ripe lip, seem'd not to know What guests were in her eyes; which parted thence, As pearls from diamonds dropp'd.william shakespeare
Impressions are like pearls ; ideas are like the string that turns the pearls into a necklace . The string is invisible , but it is not dispensable and cannot be broken.
Through out its 420-year-old history , Hyderabad has been irresistible for those who coveted it, and they ended up either taking the city by force or fighting till end for control. The "city of pearls" is now going through yet another challenge that has ended up as a new chapter in its chequered history.
'Twas he that ranged the words at random flung, Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung.
These pearls of thought in Persian gulfs were bred, Each softly lucent as a rounded moon; The diver Omar plucked them from their bed, FitzGerald strung them on an English thread.james russell lowell
Hail, gentle Dawn! mild blushing goddess, hail! Rejoic'd I see thy purple mantle spread O'er half the skies, gems pave thy radiant way, And orient pearls from ev'ry shrub depend.william somervile
I have been hired by Allah to get a wage, which if the space between the Earth and sky is filled up with pearls, still (the wage) would be more than it, for each of the questions I may answer you. Therefore, I deserve it that I must not feel tired or exhausted (in answering your questions).
Some ask'd how pearls did grow, and where, Then spoke I to my girle, To part her lips, and showed them there The quarelets of pearl.Robert Herrick
Two pearls have been dissolved, 27 gold coins have been lost and of the silver and copper the total cannot be cast up.
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