Archibald MacLeish

Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

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    There with vast wings across the canceled skies,
    There in the sudden blackness the black pall
    Of nothing, nothing, nothing—nothing at all.
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    What is more important in a library than anything else—than everything else—is the fact that it exists.
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    The roots of the grass strain,
    Tighten, the earth is rigid, waits—he is waiting—

    And suddenly, and all at once, the rain!
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man’s life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night—brothers who see now they are truly brothers.
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)