Robert Penn Warren

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

Robert Penn Warren Poems

1. Waiting 9/8/2011
2. Dead Horse In Field 4/22/2010
3. San Francisco Night Windows 1/20/2003
4. Mortal Limit 1/20/2003
5. A Way To Love God 1/20/2003
6. Tell Me A Story 1/20/2003
7. True Love 1/20/2003
8. Evening Hawk 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Robert Penn Warren

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
The crashless fall of stalks of Time.

The head of each stalk is heavy with the gold of our error.

Look!Look!he is climbing the last light
Who knows neither Time nor error, and under
Whose eye, unforgiving, the world, ...

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