Friday, May 8, 2009

Quotes: Nature (2)

Nature 309 "See how goldenrod and asters add to the aerial cargo, and know a few of the meanings of infinity, numbers that make counting a meaningless mumble." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year. The spread of seed and the concept of infinity.

Nature 191 "There came a drowsy, sun-filled interval…nothing but golden haze…quiet, bereft of all life." Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth. An interval in nature to savor. .

Nature 241 "Man she [the prairie] scorned; his works she would not brook." Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth. A malign view of nature toward mankind.

Nature 339 "That night the Great Prairie stretched herself voluptuously; giantlike and full of cunning, she laughed softly into the reddish moon: 'Now we will see what human might may avail against us….' ” Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth. The prairie personified.

Nature 340 "But the plague of locusts proved as certain as the seasons; all that grew above the ground, with the exception of the wild grass, it would pounce upon and destroy; the grass it left untouched because it had grown here ere time was and without the aid of man’s hand…." Rölvaag, Giants in the Earth. Nature and the locusts and the grass personified.

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