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Richard Eberhart


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Richard Ghormley Eberhart (April 5, 1904 – June 9, 2005) was an American poet who published more than a dozen books of poetry and approximately twenty works in total. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Selected Poems, 1930–1965 and the 1977 National Book Award for Poetry for Collected Poems, 1930–1976.

Eberhart was born in 1904 in Austin, a small city in southeast Minnesota. He ... more »

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  • Was man made stupid to see his own stupidity?
    Is God by definition indifferent, beyond us all?
    Is the eternal truth man's fighting soul
    Wherein the Beast ravens in its own avidity...
    Richard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. The Fury of Aerial Bombardment (l. 9-12). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and...
  • ''You would think the fury of aerial bombardment
    Would rouse God to relent;''
    Richard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. The Fury of Aerial Bombardment (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and ...
  • 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 gr...
    Richard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. The Horse Chestnut Tree (l. 19-24). . . Modern American & British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed., in con...
  • ''I saw on the slant hill a putrid lamb,
    Propped with daisies.''
    Richard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. For a Lamb (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford ...
  • ''And the truth wailing there like a red babe.''
    Richard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. If I Could Only Live at the Pitch That Is near Madness (l. 16). . . Modern American & British Poetry. L...
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  • Adam Selene (5/4/2008 8:42:00 AM)

    Morning:

    I am a new member. I am trying to find the full text of this Eberhart Poem with the following 'stanza':

    'If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness when
    everything is as it was in my childhood violent, vivid,
    and of infinite possibility.'

    - Richard Eberhart

    Any help or direction would be appreciated.

    I remain,

    Adam

    Yours for a free society

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