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Nathalia Crane

  • You cannot choose your battlefield, / The gods do that for you, / But you can plant a standard / Where a standard never flew.

    • Nathalia Crane,
    • "The Colors," The Singing Crow ()
  • Crumpling a pyramid, humbling a rose, / The dust has its reasons wherever it goes.

    • Nathalia Crane,
    • "The Dust," Venus Invisible ()
  • I am Dolorita Quita / From the north of Ecuador; / They have chained me to a cross-bar / In a Flatbush Avenue store. / With a hundred Hartz canaries / And an Orinoco bird, / They are holding me for ransom / Till my country gets the word. / In the window there are puppies / That have promised o'er and o'er / To watch the crowds for sailors / Who may be from Ecuador.

    • Nathalia Crane,
    • "Parrot in Bird Store," Venus Invisible ()
  • There is glory in a great mistake.

    • Nathalia Crane
  • Every gaudy color / Is a bit of truth.

    • Nathalia Crane,
    • "The Vestal," The Janitor's Boy and Other Poems ()

Nathalia Crane, U.S. poet, writer, educator

(1913 - 1998)

Full name: Nathalia Clare Ruth Crane.