Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Life is a streamOn which we strewpetal by petal the flower of our heart.Amy Lowell
The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death.robert jordan
If it is the love of that which your work represents if, being a landscape painter, it is love of hills and trees that moves you if, being a figure painter, it is love of human beauty, and human soul that moves you if, being a flower or animal painter, it is love, and wonder, and delight in petal and in limb that move you, then the Spirit is upon you, and the earth is yours, and the fullness thereof.john ruskin
It has been well said that an author who expects results from a first novel is in a position similar to that of a man who drops a rose petal down the Grand Canyon of Arizona and listens for the echo.By P.G. Wodehouse in P G Wodehouse (26 March 2009). Cocktail Time. Random House. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-4090-3522-0.
Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, petal by petal, leaf by leaf.Susan Coolidge, The Morning Comes Before the Sun.
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