„What the grave says,
The nest denies.“

—  Theodore Roethke, Praise to the End! (1951), Context: I'll seek my own meekness. What grace I have is enough. The lost have their own pace. The stalks ask something else. What the grave says, The nest denies. "Unfold! Unfold!," ll. 59-64
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poeta e scrittore statunitense 1908 - 1963

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