I have eaten
half the sandwich he was eating.
To the syntax of things by blood approves——
whose woods these are I think I know.
First line: Williams Carlos Williams, “This Just to Say.” Line 1.
Second line: Philip Levine, “He Would Never Use One Word Where None Would Do.” Line 10.
Third line: e.e. cummings, “since feeling is first.” Lines 3 and 7.
Fourth line: Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Line 1.