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Robert Penn Warren

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

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  • ''Storytelling and copulation are the two chief forms of amusement in the South. They're inexpensive and easy to procure.''
    Robert Penn Warren (b. 1905), U.S. poet, novelist. quoted in Newsweek (New York, Aug. 25, 1980).
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Evening Hawk

From plane of light to plane, wings dipping through
Geometries and orchids that the sunset builds,
Out of the peak's black angularity of shadow, riding
The last tumultuous avalanche of
Light above pines and the guttural gorge,
The hawk comes.
His wing
Scythes down another day, his motion
Is that of the honed steel-edge, we hear

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