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Charlotte Mew

  • Religion is like music, one must have an ear for it. Some people have none at all.

    • Charlotte Mew,
    • in Penelope Fitzgerald, Charlotte Mew and Her Friends ()
  • We are what we are, the spirit afterwards, but first the touch.

    • Charlotte Mew,
    • in Penelope Fitzgerald, Charlotte Mew and Her Friends ()
  • People are only 'disappointing' when one makes a wrong diagnosis ...

    • Charlotte Mew,
    • 1917, in Penelope Fitzgerald, Charlotte Mew and Her Friends ()
  • Smile, Death, as you fasten the blades to my feet for me, / On, on let us skate past the sleeping willows dusted with snow; / Fast, fast down the frozen stream, with the moor and the road and the vision behind, / (Show me your face, why the eyes are kind!) / And we will not speak of life or believe in it or remember it as we go.

    • Charlotte Mew,
    • "Smile, Death," The Rambling Sailor ()
  • Let us remember Spring will come again.

    • Charlotte Mew,
    • "May 1915," Collected Poems ()

Charlotte Mew, English poet

(1870 - 1928)

Full name: Charlotte Mary Mew.