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Robert Penn Warren

But why should I lie here longer?
I am not dead yet …
And the world’s way is yet long to go,
And I love the world even in my anger,
And love is a hard thing to outgrow.

—Robert Penn Warren, from “American Portrait: Old Style,” Now and Then: Poems, 1976-1978 (Random House, 1978)

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