The gorgeously feathered and plumed birds called parrots would seem to be a natural subject for poets. And, as a matter of fact, at least two modern poets have immortalized the birds in lines of considerable distinction: (1) "Complacencies of the peignoir, and late/ Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair,/ And the green freedom of a cockatoo/ Upon a rug mingle to dissipate/ The holy hush of ancient sacrifice." (2) "The parrots shriek as if they were on fire, or strut/ Like cheap tarts to attract the stroller with the nut." Name the authors of these lines.

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Answer to Book Bag #576: Alan Paton wrote about South African racism in "Cry, the Beloved Country" (1948).

Winner: S.E. Houser, Montgomery Village, Md.