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Leaves of Grass

Walt WhitmanDedicationCome, said my soul, Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,) That should I after return, Or, long, long hence, in other spheres, There to some group of mat…

Sara Teasedale: Leaves

LeavesOne by one, like leaves from a tree, All my faiths have forsaken me; But the stars above my head Burn in white and delicate red, And beneath my feet the earth Brings the sturdy grass to …

Grass

Gone to grass. Dead. The allusion is to the grass which grows over the dead. Also, “Gone to rusticate,” the allusion being to a horse which is sent to grass when unfit for work.…

Günter Grass

"Whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history" Günter Grass, recently awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature, is a distinguished German novel…

Grass Widow

was anciently an unmarried woman who has had a child, but now the word is used for a wife temporarily parted from her husband. The word means a grace widow, a widow by courtesy. (In French,…

Green as Grass

Applied to those easily gulled, and quite unacquainted with the ways of the world. “Verdant Greens.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Green Bag In…

Snake in the Grass

A secret enemy; an enemy concealed from sight. Rhyming slang, “a looking-glass.” “Latet anguis in herba.” Virgil. Eclogue iii. 93. Source: Dictionary of Phrase a…