Treasure Island

Roy Campbell

(2 October 1901 / Durban, South Africa)

Quotations

  • ''I love to see, when leaves depart,
    The clear anatomy arrive,''
    Roy Campbell (1902-1957), South African poet. Autumn (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Modern Verse, The, 1892-1935. William Butler Yeats, ed. (1936) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''the clanging chains
    of geese are harnessed to the moon:''
    Roy Campbell (1902-1957), South African poet. Autumn (l. 6-7). . . Oxford Book of Modern Verse, The, 1892-1935. William Butler Yeats, ed. (1936) Oxford University Press.
  • ''out of hardship bred,
    Spirits of power and beauty and delight
    Have ever on such frugal pastures fed
    And loved to course with tempests through the night.''
    Roy Campbell (1902-1957), South African poet. Horses on the Camargue (l. 45-48). . . Oxford Book of Travel Verse, The. Kevin Crossley-Holland, ed. (1986) Oxford University Press.
  • ''the white-crested fillies of the surge
    And the white horses of the windy plain.''
    Roy Campbell (1902-1957), South African poet. Horses on the Camargue (l. 35-36). . . Oxford Book of Travel Verse, The. Kevin Crossley-Holland, ed. (1986) Oxford University Press.
  • ''They use the snaffle and the curb all right;
    But where's the bloody horse?''
    Roy Campbell (1902-1957), South African poet. On Some South African Novelists (l. 3-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
  • ''The timeless, surly patience of the serf
    That moves the nearest to the naked earth
    And ploughs down palaces, and thrones, and towers.''
    Roy Campbell (1902-1957), South African poet. The Serf (l. 12-14). . . Oxford Book of Modern Verse, The, 1892-1935. William Butler Yeats, ed. (1936) Oxford University Press.
  • ''The frost stings sweetly with a burning kiss
    As intimate as love, as cold as death:''
    Roy Campbell (1902-1957), South African poet. The Sisters (l. 13-14). . . Oxford Book of Modern Verse, The, 1892-1935. William Butler Yeats, ed. (1936) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Bored with the foolish things that girls must dream
    Because their beds are empty of delight,''
    Roy Campbell (1902-1957), South African poet. The Sisters (l. 3-4). . . Oxford Book of Modern Verse, The, 1892-1935. William Butler Yeats, ed. (1936) Oxford University Press.

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