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Quotation by Robert Earl Hayden
the bud packed
tight with its miracle swayed
stiffly on breaths
of air, moved
as though impelled
by stirrings within itself.
Robert Earl Hayden (1913–1980), U.S. poet. The Night-blooming Cereus (l. 9–14). . .
Collected Poems [Robert Hayden]. Frederick Glaysher, ed. (1985) Liveright.
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