What skilful limner o'er would choose To paint the rainbow's varying hues, Unless to mortal it were given To dip his brush in dyes of heaven ?
Now we lament one Who danced on a plume of words, Sang with a fountain's panache, Dazzled like slate roofs in sun After rain, was flighty as birds And alone as a mountain ash. The ribald, inspired urchin Leaning over the lip Of his world, as over a rock pool Or a lucky dip, Found everything brilliant and virgin.cecil day lewis
Give to me the life I love, Let the lave go by me, Give the jolly heaven above And the byway nigh me. Bed in the bush with the stars to see, Bread I dip in the river There's the life for a man like me, There's the life for ever.Robert Louis Stevenson
For nature beats in perfect tune, And rounds with rhyme her every rune, Whether she work in land or sea, Or hide underground her alchemy. Thou canst not wave thy staff in air, Or dip thy paddle in the lake, But it carves the bow of beauty there, And the ripples in rhymes the oar forsake.ralph waldo emerson
Low stir of leaves and dip of oarsAnd lapsing waves on quiet shores.john greenleaf whittier
We are a poor people, much afflicted. We camped under various stars, Where you dip water with a cup from a muddy river And slice your bread with a pocketknife. This is a place accepted, not chosen.czesław miłosz
Better, the perfect, easy discipline of the swallows dip and swoop, without east or west.gary snyder
Short swallow-flights of song, that dip Their wings in tears, and skim away.
If you'd dip in such joys, come the better, the quicker! But remember the fee for it suits not my ends To let you make havoc, scot free, with my liquor, As though I wore one of your heavy-pursed friends.
When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.Ella woodward