Quotation by Anthony Hecht

The air was clear. He seemed in ultimate peace

Except that he had no eyes. Rigid and bright
Upon the forehead, furred
With a light frost, crouched an outrageous bird.
Anthony Hecht (b. 1923), U.S. poet. Birdwatchers of America (l. 21–24). . .

New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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