- Robert Penn Warren (Critical Survey of Poetry: American Poets)
- Robert Penn Warren (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Robert Penn Warren (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Robert Penn Warren (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Robert Penn Warren (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Robert Penn Warren
- First Published: 1978
- Type of Poem: Lyric
- Genres: Poetry, Lyric poetry
- Subjects: Nature, Moral conditions, Fate or fatalism, Birds, Life, philosophy of, Hunting or hunters, Animals, Seasons, Autumn, Geese
“Heart of Autumn” is a poem of twenty-four lines about an old man who, aware of the limitations of human knowledge, searches for intimations of a divine purpose in the universe. He does this by observing the migrations of wild geese instinctively accomplishing their destiny in the heavens as they fly southward every year in the autumn.
Appearing last in the volume Now and Then: Poems, 1976-1978, “Heart of Autumn” was chosen to round out a group of poems in part 2 of the book containing “Speculative” verses, in contrast to “Nostalgic”...
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