Tag Archives: Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters: Webster Ford (Spoon River Anthology)

Do you remember, O Delphic Apollo, The sunset hour by the river, when Mickey M’Grew Cried, “There’s a ghost,” and I, “It’s Delphic Apollo”; And the son of the banker derided us, saying, “It’s light By the flags at the … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: Elijah Browning (Spoon River Anthology)

I WAS among multitudes of children Dancing at the foot of a mountain. A breeze blew out of the east and swept them as leaves, Driving some up the slopes. … All was changed. Here were flying lights, and mystic … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: Jim Brown (Spoon River Anthology)

WHILE I was handling Dom Pedro I got at the thing that divides the race between men who are For singing “Turkey in the straw” or “There is a fountain filled with blood”— (Like Rile Potter used to sing it … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: Isaiah Beethoven (Spoon River Anthology)

THEY told me I had three months to live, So I crept to Bernadotte, And sat by the mill for hours and hours Where the gathered waters deeply moving Seemed not to move: O world, that’s you! You are but … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: Aaron Hatfield (Spoon River Anthology)

BETTER than granite, Spoon River, Is the memory-picture you keep of me Standing before the pioneer men and women There at Concord Church on Communion day. Speaking in broken voice of the peasant youth Of Galilee who went to the … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: Russell Kincaid (Spoon River Anthology)

IN the last spring I ever knew, In those last days, I sat in the forsaken orchard Where beyond fields of greenery shimmered The hills at Miller’s Ford; Just to muse on the apple tree With its ruined trunk and … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: Joseph Dixon (Spoon River Anthology)

WHO carved this shattered harp on my stone? I died to you, no doubt. But how many harps and pianos Wired I and tightened and disentangled for you, Making them sweet again—with tuning fork or without? Oh well! A harp … Continue reading

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