Edgar Lee Masters
Poems of Edgar Lee Masters
|13.||America In 1804||4/9/2010|
|14.||America In 1904||4/9/2010|
|17.||Andy the Night-Watch||1/3/2003|
Horses and men are just alike.
There was my stallion, Billy Lee,
Black as a cat and trim as a deer,
With an eye of fire, keen to start,
And he could hit the fastest speed
Of any racer around Spoon River.
But just as you'd think he couldn't lose,
With his lead of fifty yards or more,
He'd rear himself and throw the rider,