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Poetry Friday: Alexander Throckmorton by Edgar Lee Masters

April 11th, 2008 (06:26 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Love is Red by David Poe

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.
- Alexander Throckmorton by Edgar Lee Masters

Seven months after posting this entry, I quoted Masters again: Charles Webster by Edgar Lee Masters

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 12th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
From a. fortis

I like it! I don't know this poem, so thanks for posting it! Somehow I picture it accompanying an Asian landscape scroll painting...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 12th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Re: From a. fortis

I discovered it while searching for a poem about wings.

Posted by: cloudscome (cloudscome)
Posted at: April 12th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)

I've been collecting poems to pass out at school for Poem in Your Pocket Day and this is a great one. Thanks!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 12th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)

You are welcome!

This year, Poem in Your Pocket Day and Support Teen Literature Day are the same day, April 17th! Are you going to participate in Operation Teen Book Drop?
http://www.readergirlz.com/tbd.html

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