Quotation by Galway Kinnell

There is something joyous in the elegies
Of birds. They seem
Caught up in a formal delight,
Though the mourning dove whistles of despair.
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock (l. 25–28). . .

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