Quotation by Robert Earl Hayden

Lord's lost Him His mockingbird,
His fancy warbler;
Satan sweet-talked her,
four bullets hushed her.
Who would have thought
she'd end that way?
Robert Earl Hayden (1913–1980), U.S. poet. Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday (l. 1–6). . .

Collected Poems [Robert Hayden]. Frederick Glaysher, ed. (1985) Liveright.
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