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Anne Stevenson Quotes

When everything is for fun nothing is for the good.
— Anne Stevenson —

You sleep with a dream of summer weather,
wake to the thrum of rain-roped down by rain.
Nothing out there but drop-heavy feathers of grass
and rainy air. The plastic table on the terrace
has shed three legs on its way to the garden fence.
The mountains have had the sense to disappear.
It's the Celtic temperament-wind, then torrents, then remorse.
Glory rising like a curtain over distant water.
Old stonehouse, having steered us through the dark,
docks in a pool of shadow all its own.
That widening crack in the gloom is like good luck.
Luck, which neither you nor tomorrow can depend on.

— Anne Stevenson

I am now seventy, rather glad, really, that I won't live to see the horrors to come in the 21st century.

— Anne Stevenson

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.

— Anne Stevenson

Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don't ignore feelings and emotions.

— Anne Stevenson

I married a young Englishman in Cambridge in 1955 and have lived in Britain every since.

— Anne Stevenson

I work very hard on all my poems, but most of the work consists of trying not to sound as if I had worked. I try to make them sound as natural as possible, but within a quite strict form, which to my ears has a lot to do with musical rhythm and sound.

— Anne Stevenson

There comes a time when you have to trust your own judgment, when you must close your eyes and let your instinct rule you.

— Anne Stevenson

Blackbirds are the cellos of the deep farms.

— Anne Stevenson

Democracy is dying. We are ruled by faceless bureaucrats and lecherous puritans ... You think about it. 'All right for me but not for you' is their philosophy.

— Anne Stevenson

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