Robert Penn Warren quotes

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The oaks, how subtle and marine!
Bearded, and all the layered light
So little time we live in Time,
And we learn all so painfully,
Huckleberry Finn is a companion piece to Tom Sawyer, but a companion piece in reverse, a mirror image; it is the American un-succe ...
But it thought no bed too narrow--it stood with lips askew
And shook its great head sadly like the abstract Jew.
Nodding, its great head rattling like a gourd,
And locks like seaweed strung on the stinking stone,
Later you hear it wander the dark house
Like a mother who rises at night to seek a childhood picture;
the pomp
Of pain swells like the Indies, or a plum
The doctor will take you now. He is burly and clean;
Listening, like lover or worshiper, bends at your heart.
She blinks and croaks, like a toad or a Norn, in the horrible light,
And rattles her crutch, which may put forth a small bloo
In Florida consider the flamingo,
Its color passion but its neck a question.
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