Charles Edwin Anson Markham was an American poet.
Edwin Markham was born in Oregon City, Oregon and was the youngest of 10 children; his parents divorced shortly after his birth. At the age of four, he moved to Lagoon Valley, an area northeast of San Francisco; there, he lived with his sister and mother. He worked on the family’s farm beginning at twelve. Although his mother was opposed to his pursuing higher education, he studied literature at the California College in Vacaville, California, and received his teacher's certificate in 1870. In 1872 he graduated from San Jose State Normal School, and in 1873 finished his studies of classics at Christian ... more »
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- The Man with the Hoe (Written after seei...
- Lincoln, the Man of the People
- A Creed
- The Daring One
- Lion And Lioness
- Rules For The Road
- Joy Of The Morning
- The Chant Of The Vultures
- A Mendocino Memory
- Earth Is Enough
- Anchored To The Infinite
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''There is a destiny that makes us brothers;Edwin Markham (1852-1940), U.S. poet. A Creed (l. 1-4). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company....
None goes his way alone:
All that we send into the lives of others
Comes back into our own.''
''The grip that swung the ax in IllinoisEdwin Markham (1852-1940), U.S. poet. Lincoln, the Man of the People (l. 44-45). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephine H...
Was on the pen that set a people free.''
Sprung from the West,Edwin Markham (1852-1940), U.S. poet. Lincoln, the Man of the People (l. 30-35). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephine H...
He drank the valorous youth of a new world.
The strength of virgin forests braced his mind,
The hush of spacious prairies stilled his soul.
His words ...
''he went downEdwin Markham (1852-1940), U.S. poet. Lincoln, the Man of the People (l. 53-56). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephine H...
As when a lordly cedar, green with boughs,
Goes down with a great shout upon the hills,
And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.''
How will it be with kingdoms and with kingsEdwin Markham (1852-1940), U.S. poet. The Man with the Hoe (l. 46-49). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed., 1958) R...
With those who shaped him to the thing he is
When this dumb Terror shall rise to judge the world,
After the silence of the ...
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