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?Richard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. The Fury of Aerial Bombardment (l. 9-12). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and...
Is God by definition indifferent, beyond us all?
Is the eternal truth man's fighting soul
Wherein the Beast ravens in its own avidity...
''You would think the fury of aerial bombardmentRichard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. The Fury of Aerial Bombardment (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and ...
Would rouse God to relent;''
we, outlaws on God's property,Richard Eberhart (b. 1904), American poet. The Horse Chestnut Tree (l. 19-24). . . Modern American & British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed., in con...
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...
''I saw on the slant hill a putrid lamb,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 ...
Propped with daisies.''
''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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