Edwin Markham
A Lyric Of The Dawn by Edwin Markham

A Lyric Of The Dawn by Edwin Markham

Alone I list In the leafy tryst; Silent the woodlands in their starry sleep— Silent the phantom wood in waters deep: No footfall of a wind along the pass Startles a harebell—stirs ...

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The Man With The Hoe (Written After Seeing Millet’s World-Famous Painting) by Edwin Markham

The Man With The Hoe (Written After Seeing Millet’s World-Famous Painting) by Edwin Markham

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, The emptiness of ages in his face, And on his back the burden of the world. Who made him dead to ...

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Lincoln, The Man Of The People by Edwin Markham

Lincoln, The Man Of The People by Edwin Markham

When the Norn Mother saw the Whirlwind Hour Greatening and darkening as it hurried on, She left the Heaven of Heroes and came down To make a man to meet the mortal need. She took ...

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Epigrams by Edwin Markham

Epigrams by Edwin Markham

PreparednessFor all your days prepare, And meet them ever alike: When you are the anvil, bear-- When you are the hammer, Strike. OutwittedHe drew a circle that shut me out-- ...

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Joy Of The Morning by Edwin Markham

Joy Of The Morning by Edwin Markham

I hear you, little bird,Shouting a-swing above the broken wall.Shout louder yet: no song can tell it all.Sing to my soul in the deep, still wood :‘Tis wonderful beyond the wildest ...

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A Mendocino Memory by Edwin Markham

A Mendocino Memory by Edwin Markham

I climbed the canyon to a river-head, And looking backward saw a splendor spread. Miles beyond miles, of every kingly hue And trembling tint the looms of Arras knew— A flowery ...

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Anchored To The Infinite by Edwin Markham

Anchored To The Infinite by Edwin Markham

The builder who first bridged Niagara’s gorge, Before he swung his cable, shore to shore, Sent out across the gulf his venturing kite Bearing a slender cord for unseen hands To ...

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A Prayer by Edwin Markham

A Prayer by Edwin Markham

Teach me, Father, how to go Softly as the grasses grow; Hush my soul to meet the shock Of the wild world as a rock; But my spirit, propt with power, Make as simple as a flower. ...

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Earth Is Enough by Edwin Markham

Earth Is Enough by Edwin Markham

We men of Earth have here the stuffOf Paradise - we have enough!We need no other stones to buildThe Temple of the Unfulfilled - No other ivory for the doors -No other marble for ...

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In Death Valley by Edwin Markham

In Death Valley by Edwin Markham

There came gray stretches of volcanic plains, Bare, lone and treeless, then a bleak lone hill Like to the dolorous hill that Dobell saw. Around were heaps of ruins piled between ...

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Lion And Lioness by Edwin Markham

Lion And Lioness by Edwin Markham

ONE night we were together, you and I, And had unsown Assyria for a lair, Before the walls of Babylon rose in air. How languid hills were heaped along the sky, And white bones ...

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Preparedness by Edwin Markham

Preparedness by Edwin Markham

For all your days prepare, And meet them ever alike: When you are the anvil, bear— When you are the hammer, strike.

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The Daring One by Edwin Markham

The Daring One by Edwin Markham

I would my soul were like the bird That dares the vastness undeterred. Look, where the bluebird on the bough Breaks into rapture even now! He sings, tip-top, the tossing elm As ...

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A Creed by Edwin Markham

A Creed by Edwin Markham

There is a destiny that makes us brothers:None goes his way alone:All that we send into the lives of othersComes back into our own.I care not what his temples or his creeds,One ...

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Brotherhood by Edwin Markham

Brotherhood by Edwin Markham

The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is brotherhood; For it will bring again to Earth Her long-lost Poesy and Mirth; Will send new light on every face, A kingly ...

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The Christ Of The Andes by Edwin Markham

The Christ Of The Andes by Edwin Markham

After volcanoes husht with snows,Up where the wide-winged condor goes,Great Aconcagua, husht and high,Sends down the ancient peace of the sky.So, poised in clean Andean air,Where ...

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Poetry by Edwin Markham

Poetry by Edwin Markham

SHE comes like the hush and beauty of the night,And sees too deep for laughter;Her touch is a vibration and a lightFrom worlds before and after.

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A Song To A Tree by Edwin Markham

A Song To A Tree by Edwin Markham

Give me the dance of your boughs, O tree, Whenever the wild wind blows; And when the wind is gone, give me Your beautiful repose. How easily your greatness swings To meet the ...

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An Old Road by Edwin Markham

An Old Road by Edwin Markham

A host of poppies, a flight of swallows; A flurry of rain, and a wind that follows Shepherds the leaves in the sheltered hollows For the forest is shaken and thinned. Over my head ...

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A Look Into The Gulf by Edwin Markham

A Look Into The Gulf by Edwin Markham

I LOOKED one night, and there the Semiramis, With all her mourning doves about her head, Sat rocking on an ancient road of Hell, Withered and eyeless, chanting to the moon ...

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Sing A While Longer by Edwin Markham

Sing A While Longer by Edwin Markham

Has the bright sun set, Has the gale grown stronger? Still we’ll not grieve yet: We will sing a while longer! Has our youth been met By Time the wronger? Let us not grieve yet, ...

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My Comrade by Edwin Markham

My Comrade by Edwin Markham

I NEVER build a song by night or day,Of breaking ocean or of blowing whin,But in some wondrous unexpected way,Like light upon a road, my Love comes in.And when I go at night upon ...

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The Cricket by Edwin Markham

The Cricket by Edwin Markham

The twilight is the morning of his day. While Sleep drops seaward from the fading shore, With purpling sail and dip of silver oar, He cheers the shadowed time with roundelay, ...

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Rules For The Road by Edwin Markham

Rules For The Road by Edwin Markham

Stand straight:Step firmly, throw your weight:The heaven is high above your head,The good gray road is faithful to your tread.Be strong:Sing to your heart a battle song:Though ...

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The Humming Bird by Edwin Markham

The Humming Bird by Edwin Markham

A sudden whirr of eager sound— And now a something throbs around The flowers that watch the fountain. Look! It touched the rose, the green leaves shook, I think, and yet so ...

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The Joy Of The Hills by Edwin Markham

The Joy Of The Hills by Edwin Markham

I ride on the mountain tops, I ride; I have found my life and am satisfied. Onward I ride in the blowing oats, Checking the field-lark's rippling notes -- Lightly I sweep ...

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The Whirlwind Road by Edwin Markham

The Whirlwind Road by Edwin Markham

THE MUSES wrapped in mysteries of lightCame in a rush of music on the night;And I was lifted wildly on quick wings,And borne away into the deep of things.The dead doors of my ...

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How Oswald Dined With God by Edwin Markham

How Oswald Dined With God by Edwin Markham

Over Northumbria's lone, gray lands,Over the frozen marl,Went flying the fogs from the fens and sands,And the wind with a wolfish snarl. Frosty and stiff by the gray York ...

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The Lizard by Edwin Markham

The Lizard by Edwin Markham

I sit among the hoary trees With Aristotle on my knees And turn with serious hand the pages, Lost in the cobweb-hush of ages; When suddenly with no more sound Than any sunbeam on ...

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The Invisible Bride by Edwin Markham

The Invisible Bride by Edwin Markham

The low-voiced girls that go In gardens of the Lord, Like flowers of the field they grow In sisterly accord. Their whispering feet are white Along the leafy ways; They go ...

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The Chant Of The Vultures by Edwin Markham

The Chant Of The Vultures by Edwin Markham

We are circling, glad of the battle: we joy in the smell of the smoke. Fight on in the hell of the trenches: we publish your names with a croak! Ye will lie in dim heaps when the ...

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A Workman To The Gods by Edwin Markham

A Workman To The Gods by Edwin Markham

Once Phidias stood, with hammer in his hand, Carving Minerva from the breathing stone, Tracing with love the winding of a hair, A single hair upon her head, whereon A youth of ...

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The Wall Street Pit by Edwin Markham

The Wall Street Pit by Edwin Markham

I SEE the hell of faces surge and whirl, Like malestrom in the ocean--faces lean And fleshless as the talons of a hawk-- Hot faces like the faces of the wolves That track the ...

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The Last Furrow by Edwin Markham

The Last Furrow by Edwin Markham

THE SPIRIT OF EARTH with still, restoring hands,Mid ruin moves, in glimmering chasm gropes,And mosses mantle and the bright flower opes;But Death the Ploughman wanders in all ...

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The Panther by Edwin Markham

The Panther by Edwin Markham

The moon shears up on Tahoe now: A panther leaps to a tamarack bough. She crouches, hugging the crooked limb: She hears the nearing steps of him Who sent the little puff of smoke ...

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