Quotation by John Crowe Ransom

Great lovers lie in Hell, the stubborn ones
Infatuate of the flesh upon the bones;
Stuprate, they rend each other when they kiss,
The pieces kiss again, no end to this.
John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974), U.S. poet. The Equilibrists (l. 45–48). . .

Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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