Quotation by Elizabeth Bishop

Light-lashed, self-righteous, above moving snouts,
the pigs' eyes followed him, a cheerful stare,
even to the sow that always ate her young—
Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979), U.S. poet. The Prodigal (l. 70–74). . .

The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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