The Autumn wood the aster knows, The empty nest, the wind that grieves, The sunlight breaking thro' the shade, The squirrel chattering overhead, The timid rabbits lighter tread Among the rustling leaves.
As creeping ivy clings to Wood or stone, And hides the ruin that it feeds upon, So sophistry, cleaves close to, and protects Sin's rotten trunk, concealing its defects.william cowper
The stone in quarries is found to be of different and unlike qualities. In some it is soft... in others it is medium... in still others it is hard as in lava quarries. There are also numerous other kinds: for instance, in Campania , red and black tufas ; in Umbria , Picenum, and Venetia , white tufa which can be cut with a toothed saw like Wood.vitruvius
As drifting logs of Wood may haply meet On ocean's waters surging to and fro, And having met, drift once again apart, So, fleeting is the intercourse of men. E'en as a traveler meeting with the shade Of some o'erhung tree, awhile reposes, Then leaves its shelter to pursue his ways, So men meet friends, then part with them for ever.
The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them, ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling Wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.william cullen bryant
But two miles more and then we rest! Well, there is still an hour of day, And long the brightness of the west Sit then, awhile, here in this Wood So total is the solitude, We safely may delay.charlotte brontë
Many-maned scud-thumper, tub of male whales, maker of worn Wood, shrub- ruster, sky-mocker, rave! portly pusher of waves, wind-slave.John Hoyer Updike
I trust a good deal to common fame, as we all must. If a man has good corn, or Wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.ralph waldo emerson
No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the Wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.shirley jackson
Two roads diverged in a Wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.robert frost
Do you think I was born in a Wood to be afraid of an owl?jonathan swift
The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the Wood, And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen.william cullen bryant
Come, seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day; And with thy bloody and invisible hand, Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond Which keeps me pale! Light thickens; and the crow Makes wing to the rooky Wood. Good things of day begin to droop and drowse, While night's black agents to their preys do rouse.
At the corner of Wood Street, when daylight appears, Hangs a thrush that sings loud, it has sung for three years.william wordsworth
A rich compost of turkey manure and Wood shavings.bill allred
Recently I have been working in the country, where, carving in the open air, I find sculpture more natural than in a London studio, but it needs bigger dimensions. A large piece of stone or Wood placed almost anywhere at random in a field, orchard, or garden, immediately looks right and inspiring.henry moore
The world's a Wood, in which all lose their way, Though by a different path each goes astray.villiers, george, 2nd duke of buckingham
The Autumn Wood the aster knows, The empty nest, the wind that grieves, The sunlight breaking thro' the shade, The squirrel chattering overhead, The timid rabbits lighter tread Among the rustling leaves.
If the wolf had stayed in the Wood there would have been no hue and cry after him.
And a million horrible bellowing echoes broke From the red-ribb'd hollow behind the Wood, And thunder'd up into Heaven.
So counsel'd he, and both together went Into the thickest Wood; there soon they chose The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renowned, But such as at this day to Indians known In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade High overarch'd, and echoing walks between.john milton
Light thickens; and the crow Makes wing to the rooky Wood.william shakespeare