Famous quotes containing the word swamps:

    Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps.... I derive more of my subsistence from the swamps which surround my native town than from the cultivated gardens in the village.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ...stare into the lake of sunset as it runs
    boiling, over the west past all control
    rolling and swamps the heartbeat and repeats
    sea beyond sea after unbearable suns;
    think: poems fixed this landscape: Blake, Donne, Keats.
    Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980)