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“If I could set the moon upon This table,” said my friend, “Among the standard poets And brouchures without end, […]

Drying Their Wings

What the Carpenter Said THE moon’s a cottage with a door. Some folks can see it plain. Look, you may […]


Would that by Hindu magic we became Dark monks of jeweled India long ago, Sitting at Prince Siddartha’s feet to […]

What the Sexton Said

Your dust will be upon the wind Within some certain years, Though you be sealed in lead to-day Amid the […]

Sweethearts of the Year

Sweetheart Spring Our Sweetheart, Spring, came softly, Her gliding hands were fire, Her lilac breath upon our cheeks Consumed us […]


I Within the town of Buffalo Are prosy men with leaden eyes. Like ants they worry to and fro, (Important […]

Beyond the Moon

[Written to the Most Beautiful Woman in the World] M< sweetheart is the truth beyond the moon, And never have […]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sat gossiping with Robert. (She was really a raving beauty in her day. With Mary Pickford curls […]

Heart of God

O great heart of God, Once vague and lost to me, Why do I throb with your throb to-night, In […]

The Hearth Eternal

There dwelt a widow learned and devout, Behind our hamlet on the eastern hill. Three sons she had, who went […]

To Jane Addams at the Hague

I. SPEAK NOW FOR PEACE Lady of Light, and our best woman, and queen, Stand now for peace, (though anger […]

Galahad, Knight Who Perished


The Wizard in the Street

[Concerning Edgar Allan Poe] Who now will praise the Wizard in the street With loyal songs, with humors grave and […]


Would that such hills and cities round us sang, Such vistas of the actual earth and man As kindled Titian […]

A Sense of Humor

NO man should stand before the moon To make sweet song thereon, With dandified importance, His sense of humor gone. […]

The Proud Farmer

[In memory of E. S. Frazee, Rush County, Indiana] Into the acres of the newborn state He poured his strength, […]

The Merciful Hand

Written to Miss Alice L. F. Fitzgerald, Edith Cavell memorial nurse, going to the front. Your fine white hand is […]

Two Old Crows

Two old crows sat on a fence rail. Two old crows sat on a fence rail, Thinking of effect and […]


UNDER THE BLESSING OF YOUR PSYCHE WINGS Though I have found you llke a snow-drop pale, On sunny days have […]

The Leaden-Eyed

Let not young souls be smothered out before They do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride. It is the […]

Rhymes for Gloriana

I. THE DOLL UPON THE TOPMOST BOUGH This doll upon the topmost bough, This playmate-gift, in Christmas dress, Was taken […]

How a Little Girl Sang

Ah, she was music in herself, A symphony of joyousness. She sang, she sang from finger tips, From every tremble […]

The Master of the Dance

A chant to which it is intended a group of children shall dance and improvise pantomime led by their dancing-teacher. […]

On the Road to Nowhere

On the road to nowhere What wild oats did you sow When you left your father’s house With your cheeks […]

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