Louis Untermeyer

(1885-1977 / United States)

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  • It takes a heap o' children to make a home that's true,
    And home can be a palace grand, or just a plain, old shoe;
    But if it has a mother dear, and a good old dad or two,
    Why, tha...
    Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977), U.S. poet. Mother Goose Up-to-Date: Edgar A. Guest Considers the Good "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe," (l. 1-4). . . ...
  • ''And fathers are a blessing, too, they give the place a tone;
    In fact each child should try and have some parents of its own.''
    Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977), U.S. poet. Mother Goose Up-to-Date: Edgar A. Guest Considers the Good "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe," (l. 8-10). . . ...
  • ''Laughter shall drown the raucous shout;
    And, though these shelt'ring walls are thin,
    May they be strong to keep hate out
    And hold love in.''
    Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977), U.S. poet. Prayer for This House (l. 13-16). . . Poems That Live Forever. Hazel Felleman, ed. (1965) Doubleday & Com...
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