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ON HEARING ... GOV. FULLER SANCTIONED THE MURDER OF SACCHO & VANZETTI, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the forests of the lightning where
Last Line: Crush man, the idiot ape, the spawn of cain!
Alternate Author Name(s): Root, E. Merrill
Subject(s): Sacco-vanzetti Case (1921)


I love the forests of the lightning where
White-hot and terrible trees with purple boughs
Shake down the rain, like wild leaves, through the air,
And then fall crashing on the mountains' brows.
The storm without me is the storm within:
The lightnings make white forests in my soul:
Within my spirit roars earth's stress and din:
Within my mind the mightier thunders roll.
Fall, fall great livid sky-upholding trees!
Fall, fall and shatter all our human world!
Fall like doom's conscious Caryatides
And let high heaven to deep hell be hurled.
Crush man, the angel with the maggot's brain:
Crush man, the idiot ape, the spawn of Cain!





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