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38 Cards in this Set

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"How can a body, laid in that white rush
But feel the strange heart beating where is lies?"
Leda and the Swan - Yeats
"A sudden blow: the great wings beating still"
Leda and the Swan - Yeats
"Did she put on his knowledge with his power
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?"
Leda and the Swan - Yeats
"While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core."
The Lake Isle of Innisfree - Yeats
"Had they but courage equal to desire?"
No Second Troy - Yeats
"That nobleness made simple as fire,
With beauty like a tightened bow"
No Second Troy - Yeats
"Taught to ignorant men most violent ways"
No Second Troy - Yeats
"If I should die, this only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England."
The Soldier - Rupert Brooke
"In laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under and English Heaven."
The Soldier - Rupert Brooke
"You love us when we're heroes, home on leave,
Or wounded in a mentionable place."
Glory of Women - Siegfried Sassoon
"O German mother dreaming by the fire,
While you are knitting socks to send to your son
His face is trodden deeper in the mud."
Glory of Women - Siegfried Sassoon
"Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!...
But someone still was yelling and stumbling
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime...
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning."
Dulce Et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen
"April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs our of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire...
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"I could
not Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
Unreal City,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"That corpse you planted in your garden last year,
Has it begun to sprout?"
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"Madame Sosostris...
If you see dear Mrs. Equitone,
Tell her I bring the horoscope myself:
One must be so careful these days."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"Unstoppered, lurked her strange synthetic perfumes,
Unguent, powdered, or liquid--troubled, confused"
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"Jug Jug"
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"What are you thinking of? What thinking? What?
I never know what you are thinking. Think."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"The hot water at ten.
And if it rains, a closed car at four.
And we shall play a game of chess,
Pressing lidless eyes and waiting for a knock upon the door."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"And think about poor Albert,
He's been in the army four years, he wants a good time,
And if you don't give him one, there's others that will, I said."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"The wind
crosses the brown land, unheard. The Nymphs are departed."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"Flushed and decided, he assaulted her at once;
Exploring hands encounter no defense;
His vanity requires no response,
And makes a welcome indifference."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"I can connect
Nothing with nothing."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"There is not even silence inthe mountains
But dry sterile thunder without rain
There is not even solitude in the mountains
But red sullen faces sneer and snarl
From doors of mudcracked houses."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle, hooded
I do not know whether man or woman
--But who is that on the other side of you?"
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"My friend, blood shaking my heart
The awful daring of a moment's surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract
But this, and this only, we have existed
Which is not to be found in our obituaries
Or in memories draped by spider
Or under seals broken by the lead solicitor
In our empty rooms."
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
The three things through which a peace that passeth all understanding, "Shentih," is still possible.
1. Datta - Give
2. Dayashvam - Sympathize
3. Damyata - Control
"That boat responded
Gaily, to the hand expert with sail and oar
The sea was calm, your heart would have responded
Gaily, when invited, beating obedient
To controlling hands"
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."
The Second Coming - Yeats
"Twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?"
The Second Coming - Yeats
The wife of Gabriel's--Gretta's--lover when she was young
Michael Furey - The Dead
"His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead."
The Dead - James Joyce
Always thinks about himself and his high English education.
Gabriel - The Dead
Gabriel's equal with whom he went to university, but doesn't get along.
Miss Ivors - The Dead