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Archibald MacLeish

(7 May 1892 – 20 April 1982 / Glencoe, Illinois)

Poems of Archibald MacLeish

1. An Eternity 1/3/2003
2. Ancestral 4/7/2010
3. Ars Poetica 1/3/2003
4. Autumn 4/7/2010
5. Baccalaureate 1/3/2003
6. Before March 4/7/2010
7. Broken Promise 4/7/2010
8. De Votre Bonheur Il Ne Reste Que Vos Photos Sipsce… 4/7/2010
9. Definition Of The Frontiers 4/7/2010
10. Dr. Sigmund Freud Discovers the Sea Shell 1/3/2003
11. Hypocrite Auteur 4/7/2010
12. Immortal Autumn 4/7/2010
13. Invocation To The Social Muse 4/7/2010
14. L'An Trentiesme De Mon Eage 4/7/2010
15. Liberty 4/7/2010
16. Lines For A Prologue 4/7/2010
17. Nocturne 4/7/2010
18. Not Marble Nor The Gilded Monuments 4/7/2010
19. Poem in Prose 1/3/2003
20. Seafarer 2/7/2014

The Too-Late Born

We too, we too, descending once again
The hills of our own land, we too have heard
Far off --- Ah, que ce cor a longue haleine ---
The horn of Roland in the passages of Spain,
The first, the second blast, the failing third,
And with the third turned back and climbed once more
The steep road southward, and heard faint the sound
Of swords, of horses, the disastrous war,
And crossed the dark defile at last, and found

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