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Quotation by Allen Tate
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By the roadside a hideous carrion, quivering
On a clean bed of pebbly clay,
Her legs flexed in the air like a courtesan,
Burning and sweating venomously,
Calmly exposed its belly, ironic and wan,
Clamorous with foul ecstasy.
Allen Tate (1899–1979), U.S. poet, critic. "A Carrion."
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