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|
All they said was true:
I wrecked my father's bank with my loans
To dabble in wheat; but this was true --
I was buying wheat for him as well,
Who couldn't margin the deal in his name
Because of his church relationship.
And while George Reece was serving his term
I chased the will-o'-the-wisp of women,
And the mockery of wine in New York.