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Quotation by Robert Lowell
Only man thinning out his kind
sounds through the Sabbath noon, the blind
swipe of the pruner and his knife
busy about the tree of life . . .
Robert Lowell (1917–1977), U.S. poet. Waking Early Sunday Morning (l. 101–104). . .
Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945–1980. D. J. Enright, comp. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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