Midnight Voices

Famous quotes containing the words midnight and/or voices:

    I sprang to the stirrup, and Joris and he;
    I galloped, Dirck galloped, we galloped all three;
    “Good speed!” cried the watch as the gate-bolts undrew,
    “Speed!” echoed the wall to us galloping through.
    Behind shut the postern, the lights sank to rest,
    And into the midnight we galloped abreast.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    And in counterpoint, from other windows,
    the effort to be merry—ay, maracas!
    Msibilant, intricate—the voices wailing pleasure,
    arriving perhaps at joy, late, after sets
    have been switched off, and silences
    are dark windows?
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)