The last bear, shot drinking in the Dakotas Loped under wires that span the mountain stream. Keen instruments, strung to a vast precision Bind town to town and dream to ticking dream. (Harold) Hart Crane
The Bridge,'The River'.
Poetry can communicate the actual quality of experience with a subtletyand precision unapproachable by any other means. F(rank) R(aymond) LeavisSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
New Bearings in English Poetry, ch.2.
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