Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Alexander Throckmorton - Poem by Edgar Lee Masters

In youth my wings were strong and tireless,
But I did not know the mountains.
In age I knew the mountains
But my weary wings could not follow my vision --
Genius is wisdom and youth.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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