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The Owl by Robert Penn Warren

From Kentucky Mountain Farm…


Here was the sound of water falling only,
Which is not sound but silence musical
Tumbling forever down the gorge’s wall. 151 more words


Tell ’em anything.  But for sweet Jesus’ sake don’t try to improve their minds.

-Robert Penn Warren-

All The King’s Men

Thoughts And Observations

Weekly Check-In: All the King's Men

“Maybe the things you want are like cards. You don’t want them for themselves, really, though you think you do. You do want a card because you want the card, but because in a perfectly arbitrary system of rules and values and in a special combination of which you already hold a part the card has meaning” (149).

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"For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at ..."

“For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.”

– Robert Penn Warren, writer, novelist, poet, literary critic


“History is all explained by geography.”

—Robert Penn Warren, novelist and poet (24 Apr 1905-1989) .

Thought For Today

"Suspended, like a prehistoric fly"

The title of this post is from Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Black Cat” (“Schwarze Katze“). Although the cat in this photo (Pollux, guardian of the… 262 more words


Lightly child, lightly.

I dreaded dawn’s first light.
I did not know what it might say
Of life’s long tangle, or, now finally,
Of the lonely world.

Might dawn yet say: 82 more words