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    You still whispered you would not die.
    Yet in the nights I heard you cry
    Like a whipped child;
    —William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)

    Riot in Algeria, in Cyprus, in Alabama;
    Aged in wrong, the empires are declining,
    And China gathers, soundlessly, like evidence.
    What shall I say to the young on such a morning?—
    Mind is the one salvation?—also grammar?—
    No; my little ones lean not toward revolt.
    —William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)

    I happened to find
    Your picture. That picture. I stopped there cold,
    Like a man raking piles of dead leaves in his yard
    Who has turned up a severed hand.
    —William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)