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Spring 1996

Safety

By James Wright

From the Autumn 1958 issue.     Lightly in winter dusk, immured from snow Between two hills where no men dare for long, The calm owl wooed his cold beloved […]

Spring 1996

Lonely

By James Wright

From the Autumn 1951 issue.   I used to see her in the door, Lifting up her hand to wave To citizens, or pass the hour With neighboring wives who […]

Spring 1996

Father

By James Wright

  From the Autumn 1951 issue.   At paradise I placed my foot into the boat and said: Who prayed for me?          But only dip of oar In water […]

Fall 1958

Safety

By James Wright

Lightly in winter dusk, immured from snow Between two hills where no men dare for long, The calm owl wooed his cold beloved home. Alone I listened to his listening, […]

Fall 1958

The Stiff Smile of Mr. Warren

By James Wright

James Wright THE STIFF SMILE OF MR. WARREN PROMISES. By Robert Penn Warren. Random House. $3.00. ALTHOUGH it is possible, generally speaking, to discover certain con- sistently developing themes in […]

Autumn 1951

Father

By James Wright

At paradise I placed my foot into the boat and said: Who prayed for me?         But only dip of oar In water similar to fog on a cold shore Sounded; […]

Autumn 1951

Lonely

By James Wright

I used to see her in the door, Lifting up her hand to wave To citizens, or pass the hour With neighboring wives who did not have Anything more than […]