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“You cannot choose your battlefield, / The gods do that for you, / But you can plant a standard / Where a standard never flew.”
“Crumpling a pyramid, humbling a rose, / The dust has its reasons wherever it goes.”
“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.”
“There is glory in a great mistake.”
“Every gaudy color / Is a bit of truth.”
Nathalia Crane, U.S. poet, writer, educator
(1913 - 1998)
Full name: Nathalia Clare Ruth Crane.