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(April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989 / United States)

Poems of Robert Penn Warren

1. A Way to Love God 1/20/2003
2. Dead Horse In Field 4/22/2010
3. Evening Hawk 1/20/2003
4. Mortal Limit 1/20/2003
5. San Francisco Night Windows 1/20/2003
6. Tell Me a Story 1/20/2003
7. True Love 1/20/2003
8. Waiting 9/8/2011

Mortal Limit

I saw the hawk ride updraft in the sunset over Wyoming.
It rose from coniferous darkness, past gray jags
Of mercilessness, past whiteness, into the gloaming
Of dream-spectral light above the lazy purity of snow-snags.

There--west--were the Tetons.Snow-peaks would soon be
In dark profile to break constellations.Beyond what height
Hangs now the black speck?Beyond what range will gold eyes see
New ranges rise to mark a last scrawl of light?

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