- The state with the prettiest name,
the state that floats in brackish water,
held together by mangrove roots.‘Florida’ (1946)
- Topography displays no favourites; North's as near as West.
More delicate than the historians' are the map-makers' colours.‘The Map’ (1946)
- The armoured cars of dreams, contrived to let us do
so many a dangerous thing.‘Sleeping Standing Up’ (1946)