Quotes by Bliss Carman

Bliss Carman

Canadian poet

Alive from: 1861-1929

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    Art thou a hyacinth blossom The shepherds upon the hills Have trodden into the ground? Shall I not life thee?
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    Art thou the topmost apple The gathers could reach, Reddening on the bough? Shall I not take thee?
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    Have little care that Life is brief, And less that Art is long. Success is in the silences Though Fame is in the song.
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    Here's to the day when it is May
    And care as light as a feather,
    When your little shoes and my big boots
    Go tramping over the heather.
    Source: A Toast
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    Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
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    Lord of the far horizons, Give us the eyes to see Over the verge of the sundown The beauty that is to be.
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    Over the shoulders and slopes of the dune I saw the white daisies go down to the sea, A host in the sunshine, an army in June, The people God sends us to set our heart free.
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    Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer. It is joy and art.
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    Thank God for poverty That makes and keeps us free, And lets us go our unobtrusive way, Glad of the sun and rain, Upright, serene, humane, Contented with the fortune of a day.
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    There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
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    There is only one way in the world to be distinguished Follow your instinct! Be yourself, and you'll be somebody. Be one more blind follower of the blind, and you will have the oblivion you desire.
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    There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.
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    There paused to shut the door
    A fellow called the Wind,
    With mystery before,
    And reticence behind.
    Source: At the Granite Gate
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    What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
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    When promise and patience are wearing thin, When endurance is almost driven in, When our angels stand in a waiting hush, Remember the Marne and Ferdinand Foch.
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