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John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom (April 30, 1888, Pulaski, Tennessee – July 3, 1974, Gambier, Ohio) was an American poet, essayist, magazine editor, and professor.

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    For the tireless heart within the little
    Lady with rod that made them rise
    From their noon apple-dreams, and scuttle
    Goose-fashion under the skies!
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    And the chieftain’s head, with grinning sockets, and varnished—
    Is it hung on the sky with a hideous epitaphy?
    No, the woman keeps the trophy.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    How soon I may ride the whole world about;
    And at the third question thou must not shrink,
    But tell me here truly what I do think.”
    —Unknown. King John and the Abbot of Canterbury (l. 30–32)

    Not to these shores she came! this other Thrace,
    Environ barbarous to the royal Attic;
    How could her delicate dirge run democratic,
    Delivered in a cloudless boundless public place
    To an inordinate race?
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    Where have I seen before, against the wind,
    These bright virgins, robed and bare of bonnet,

    Flowing with music of their strange quick tongue
    And adventuring with delicate paces by the stream,—
    Myself a child, old suddenly at the scream
    From one of the white throats which it hid among?
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)