ANNE REEVE ALDRICH QUOTES

American poet (1866-1892)

I do not wish to grow old, to outlive my illusions. Only a short respite from cares and sorrow, a brief time of flowers, and music, and love, and laughter, and ecstatic tears.

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "An Evening With Callender"

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But in our anguish-darkened land, let us draw close, and clasp the hand; our whispered password holds assuagement -- the solemn "Yea, I understand!"

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "Fraternity"

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Love's the little leaven that works the whole world glad.

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "In November"

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Words? I tell you not to write me letters; I command you. Is it not enough to want you so in vain, but you send me what evokes you here before me -- this paper, all along whose lines your hand has lain?

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "His Reply"

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I bought the sweetness with this pain.

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "The Choice"

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All's well with thee if thou art in just hands.

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "The Eternal Justice"

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There is nothing so entirely desirable in all the world as a few hours' oblivion.

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "An Evening With Callender"

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Tags: sleep


I shall pass Dawn on her way to earth, as I seek for a path through space.

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "Death at Daybreak"

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I meant to write a song of battle, for storied deeds of war inspire; I seemed to hear the cannon thunder, I seemed to see the smoke and fire. But oh, the pathos of the ending when brave men conquered in the fight, knelt, kissing yielded blood-stained colors!--my eyes are blurred, I cannot write.

ANNE REEVE ALDRICH, "Intention"

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Tags: war