"There are ruins built of stones but so few ruined stones"
—Ed Zahniser (from 2002 14-line poems)
"All women are beautiful as they rise
exultant from the ruins they make of us"
—Robert Kelly (from "Poem for Easter")
"If beauty does not return
In all cases to the same objects, we must simply be alert and
Find it where it has gone."
—Kenneth Koch (from "On Beauty")