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Christopher Morley

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

The barren music of a word or phrase,


THE barren music of a word or phrase,
The futile arts of syllable and stress,
He sought. The poetry of common days
He did not guess.

The simplest, sweetest rhythms life affords-
Unselfish love, true effort truly done,
The tender themes that underlie all words-
He knew not one.


The human cadence and the subtle chime
Of little laughters, home and child and wife,
He knew not. Artist merely in his rhyme,
Not in his life.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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