Quotation by Richard Eberhart

we, outlaws on God's property,
Fling out imagination beyond the skies,
Wishing a tangible good from the unknown.
And likewise death will drive us from the scene
With the great flowering world unbroken yet,
Which we held in idea, a little handful.
Richard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. The Horse Chestnut Tree (l. 19–24). . .

Modern American & British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed., in consultation with Karl Shapiro and Richard Wilbur. (Rev., shorter ed., 1955) Harcourt, Brace and Company.
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