Pole Day

Famous quotes containing the words pole and/or day:

    This man was very clever and quick to learn anything in his line. Our tent was of a kind new to him; but when he had once seen it pitched, it was surprising how quickly he would find and prepare the pole and forked stakes to pitch it with, cutting and placing them right the first time, though I am sure that the majority of white men would have blundered several times.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Two feathered guests from Alabama, two together,
    And their nest, and four light-green eggs spotted with brown,
    And every day the he-bird to and fro near at hand,
    And every day the she-bird crouched on her nest, silent, with bright
    eyes,
    And every day I, a curious boy, never too close, never disturbing
    them,
    Cautiously peering, absorbing, translating.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)