Quotation by Robert Lowell

I was a fire-breathing Catholic C.O.,
and made my manic statement,
telling off the state and president, and then
sat waiting sentence in the bull pen
beside a Negro boy with curlicues
of marijuana in his hair.
Robert Lowell (1917–1977), U.S. poet. Memories of West Street and Lepke, Life Studies (1959).

Lowell was an ardent convert to Roman Catholicism in the 1940s.
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