Piercing

Famous quotes containing the word piercing:

    O falling fire and piercing cry
    and panic, and a weak mailed fist
    clenched ignorant against the sky!
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

    Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take
    And stab my spirit broad awake;
    Or, Lord, if too obdurate I,
    Choose thou, before that spirit die,
    A piercing pain, a killing sin,
    And to my dead heart run them in!
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    Old, aching God, grey with endless care,
    calmly piercing evil’s new disguises,
    glad of good surprises, wiser than despair
    Hail and Hosanna, old, aching God!
    Brian Wren (b. 1936)