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Quotation by Elizabeth Bishop
his shuddering insights, beyond his control,
touching him. But it took him a long time
finally to make his mind up to go home.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979), U.S. poet. The Prodigal (l. 26–28). . .
The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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