Léonie Fuller Adams, 1899 - 1988
Born: 9 December 1899, Brooklyn, New York
Died: 27 June 1988, New Milford, Connecticut
Leonie Adams quotes:
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- Death's a cruel note,
Set in a mortal throat. permalink
"Every Bird of Nature" in High Falcon (1929)
- In addition to writing poems when a poem occurs to me I have pursued ... an interest in poetics, especially the preservation and renewed life of poetry as spoken. My viewpoint (or responsibility) on other matters rests with God and my conscience. permalink
interview with Contemporary Authors
- Never, my heart, is there enough of living. permalink
"Never Enough of Living" in Those Not Elect (1925)
- O heart more frightened than a wild bird's wings
Beating at green, now is no fiery mark
Left on the quiet nothingness of things.
Be self no more against the flooding dark;
There thousandwise, sown in that cloudy blot,
Stars that are worlds look out and see you not. permalink
- That enchantment that I lightly took
Out of the lovely April is for ever. permalink
"An Old Spell" in Those Not Elect (1925)
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