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Louise Townsend Nicholl

  • All longed-for poems have the opaque glow / Of unrubbed quartz half hidden under snow.

    • Louise Townsend Nicholl,
    • "Crystal," Collected Poems ()
  • ... how vast and simple time appears / When yesterday becomes a thousand years.

    • Louise Townsend Nicholl,
    • "As a Watch in the Night," Collected Poems ()
  • I gave my love to the house forever. / I will come till I cannot come, I said, / And the house said, I will know.

    • Louise Townsend Nicholl,
    • "The House," The Blood That Is Language ()

Louise Townsend Nicholl, U.S. poet

(1890 - 1981)