Rumbling under blackened girders, Midland, bound for Cricklewood, Puffed its sulphur
to the sunset where that Land of laundries stood. SirJohn Betjeman New Bats in Old Belfries,'Parliament Hill Fields'.
The moon is up, and yet it is not night; Sunset divides the
sky with hera sea Of glory streams
along the Alpine height Of blue Friuli's
mountains; Heaven is free From clouds, but of
all colours seems to be Melted to one vast
Iris of the West, Where the day joins
the past eternity. Rochdale ^18 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, canto 4, stanza 27.
Sunset and silence! A man: around him earth savage, earth broken; Beside him two
horsesa plough! Earth savage, earth
broken, the brutes, the dawn-man there in the
sunset, And the Plough that
is twin to the Sword, that is founder of cities! Padraic Colum Wild Earth,'The Plougher'.
But afterall it's not the winning that matters, is it? Or is it? It'sto
coinawordtheamenitiesthatcount: thesmell of the dandelions,
the puff of the pipe, the click of the bat, the rain on
the neck, the chill down the spine, the slow, exquisite
coming on of sunset and dinner and rheumatism. (Alfred) Alistair Cooke Quoted in Helen
Exley Cricket Quotations (1992).
little while and I will be gone from among you, whither I cannot tell. From
nowhere we came, into nowhere we go.What is Life? It
is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is a breath of a buffalo
in the winter time. It is as the little shadow that runs across the grass and
loses itself in the sunset. Sir (Henry) Rider Haggard Dying words of the African chief Umbopa in King Solomon's Mines.
John Peter Turner in The North-West Mounted Police (1950) credited
them to Crowfoot (c.1830^1890), chief of the Blackfoot
Indians, who died in his teepee overlooking the Bow River, Alberta, 25 Apr1890, and this attribution gained popular acceptance.
have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills Coming in solemn
beauty like slow old tunes of Spain. John Edward Masefield 'Beauty'.
The most beautiful sight in orbitis a urine dump at sunset, because as
the stuff comes out and as it hits the exit nozzle it
instantly flashes into ten million little ice crystals whichgo
out almost ina hemisphere It'sreally a spectacular
sight. Russell Schweikart The NextWhole Earth Catalog.
There lies the port; the vessel, puffs her sail: There gloom the
dark broad seas. My mariners, Souls that have
toiled, and wrought, and thought with me That ever with a
frolic welcome took The thunder and the
sunshine, and opposed Free hearts, free
foreheadsyou and I are old: Old age hath yet
his honour and his toil; Death closes all:
but something ere the end, Some work of noble
note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men
that strove with gods. The lights begin to
twinkle from the rocks: The long day wanes:
the slow moon climbs: the deep Moans round with
many voices.Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late
to seek a newer world. Push off, and
sitting well in order smite The sounding
furrows: for my purpose holds To sail beyond the
sunset, and the baths Of all the western
stars, until I die. It may be that the
gulfs will wash us down: It may be we shall
touch the Happy Isles, And see the great
Achilles, whom we knew. Though much is
taken, much abides: and though We are not now that
strength which in old days Moved earth and
hearth: that which we are, we are: One equal temper of
heroic hearts, Made weak by time
and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek,
to find, and not to yield. Tennyson Poems,'Ulysses' (published1842), l.44^70.
I do not think I shall ever forget the sight of Etna
at sunset Nothing I
have ever seen in Art or Nature was quite so revolting.
Evelyn Arthur StJohn Waugh Labels.