Corpses

Famous quotes containing the word corpses:

    O how can it be that the ground itself does not sicken?
    How can you be alive you growths of spring?
    How can you furnish health you blood of herbs, roots, orchards, grain?
    Are they not continually putting distemper’d corpses within you?
    Is not every continent work’d over and over with sour dead?
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    You had to have seen the corpses lying there in front of the school—the men with their caps covering their faces—to know the meaning of class hatred and the spirit of revenge.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)

    Our Mother, shall we rise on Mary’s day
    In Maryland, wherever corpses married
    Under the rubble, bundled together?
    Robert Lowell (1917–1977)