|Hart Crane (1889 - 1932)
began writing verse in his early teenage years, and though he never attended college, read regularly on his own, reading widely (e.g. Shakespeare,Vildrac, Laforgue, and Rimbaud). His major work, the book-length poem, The Bridge, expresses a vision of the historical and spiritual significance of America.
Hart Crane committed suicide in 1932.
Forgetfulness is like a song
That, freed from beat and measure, wanders.
Forgetfulness is like a bird whose wings are reconciled,
Outspread and motionless,