Surface Waters

Famous quotes containing the words surface and/or waters:

    I have passed down the river before sunrise on a summer morning, between fields of lilies still shut in sleep; and when, at length, the flakes of sunlight from over the bank fell on the surface of the water, whole fields of white blossoms seemed to flash open before me, as I floated along, like the unfolding of a banner, so sensible is this flower to the influence of the sun’s rays.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    And more I may not write of, for they that cleave
    The waters of sleep can make a chattering tongue
    Heavy like stone, their wisdom being half silence.
    How shall I name you, immortal, mild, proud shadows?
    I only know that all we know comes from you,
    And that you come from Eden on flying feet.

    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)