Christopher Morley

(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

Christopher Morley Poems

1. The Old Swimmer 4/20/2010
2. Inscription For A Grammar 1/13/2003
3. Animal Crackers 4/20/2010
4. Song for a Little House 4/20/2010
5. Smells 4/20/2010
6. To A Child 4/20/2010
7. The Music Box 4/20/2010
8. The Intruder 4/20/2010
9. Only a Matter of Time 4/20/2010
10. At the Mermaid Caffeteria 4/20/2010
11. Hymn to the Dairymaids on Beacon Street 4/20/2010
12. Reading Aloud 4/20/2010
13. Taking Title 4/20/2010
14. Elegy Written in a Country Coal-Bin 4/20/2010
15. The Secret 4/20/2010
16. Our House 4/20/2010
17. Caught in the Undertow 4/20/2010
18. Six Weeks Old 4/20/2010
19. The Milkman 4/20/2010
20. The Church of Unbent Knees 4/20/2010

Caught in the Undertow

COLIN, worshipping some frail,
By self-deception sways her:
Calls himself unworthy male,
Hardly even fit to praise her.

But this tactic insincere
In the upshot greatly grieves him
When he finds the lovely dear
Quite implicitly believes him.

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