Elizabeth Madox Roberts

(1881-1941 / the USA)

Elizabeth Madox Roberts
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Elizabeth Madox Roberts (October 30, 1881 - March 13, 1941) was a Kentucky novelist and poet, primarily known for her novels and stories about the Kentucky mountain people, including The Time of Man (1926), The Great Meadow (1930) and A Buried Treasure (1931). All of her writings are characterized by her distinct, rhythmic prose. While she was a major influence on Robert Penn Warren and a contemporary of the Southern Renaissance writers, Roberts has been neglected in recent years of critical attention.

Born in Perryville, Kentucky, on October 30, 1881, Roberts grew up and spent most of her adult life in nearby Springfield, Kentucky. She was the second of eight children born to ... more »

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The Woodpecker

The woodpecker pecked out a little round hole
And made him a house in the telephone pole.


One day when I watched he poked out his head,
And he had on a hood and a collar of red.


When the streams of rain pour out of the sky,
And the sparkles of lightning go flashing by,


And the big, big wheels of thunder roll,
He can snuggle back in the telephone pole.

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