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Anthony Hecht

Anthony Evan Hecht (January 16, 1923 – October 20, 2004) was an American poet. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which he fought, and the Holocaust being recurrent themes in his work.

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    The air was clear. He seemed in ultimate peace

    Except that he had no eyes. Rigid and bright
    Upon the forehead, furred
    With a light frost, crouched an outrageous bird.
    Anthony Hecht (b. 1923)

    The eventual shapes of all our formless prayers,
    This dark, this cabin of loose imaginings,
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    Heigh ho! says Rowley,
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