Andrew Young

(1807-1889 / Scotland)

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  • ''Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.''
    Andrew Young (b. 1932), U.S. politician, diplomat. Observer (London, Sept. 8, 1979).
  • ''Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.''
    Andrew Young (b. 1932), U.S. politician, diplomat. Playboy (Chicago, July 1977).
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Wiltshire Downs

The cuckoo’s double note
Loosened like bubbles from a drowning throat
Floats through the air
In mockery of pipit, lark and stare.

The stable-boys thud by
Their horses slinging divots at the sky
And with bright hooves
Printing the sodden turf with luck grooves.

As still as a windhover
A shepherd in his flapping coat leans over
His tall sheep-crook
And shearlings, tegs and yoes cons like a book.

And one tree-crowned long barrow
Stretched like a sow that has brought forth her farrow
Hides a king’s bones
Lying like broken sticks among the ...

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