Wings

Famous quotes containing the word wings:

    Death,
    you lie in my arms like a cherub,
    as heavy as bread dough.
    Your milky wings are as still as plastic.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive,
    Half wishing they were dead to save the shame.
    The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow;
    They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats,
    And flare up bodily, wings and all. What then?
    Who’s sorry for a gnat ... or girl?
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    An image of its state;
    The wings half spread for flight,
    The breast thrust out in pride
    Whether to play, or to ride
    Those winds that clamour of approaching night.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)