Edgar Lee Masters (23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)
Poems of Edgar Lee Masters
|23.||Ballad Of Jesus Of Nazareth||4/9/2010|
|24.||Ballad Of The Traitor’s Soul||4/9/2010|
|25.||Ballade Of Dead Republics||4/9/2010|
|26.||Banner Of Men Who Were Free||4/9/2010|
|36.||Captain Orlando Killion||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,