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Louis Untermeyer

(1885-1977 / United States)

Quotations

  • ''It takes a heap o' children to make a home that's true,
    And home can be a palace grand, or just a plain, old shoe;
    But if it has a mother dear, and a good old dad or two,
    Why, that's the sort of good old home for good old me and you.''
    Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977), U.S. poet. Mother Goose Up-to-Date: Edgar A. Guest Considers the Good "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe," (l. 1-4). . . Modern American Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed. (8th rev. ed., 1962) Harcourt, Brace and Company.
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  • ''And fathers are a blessing, too, they give the place a tone;
    In fact each child should try and have some parents of its own.''
    Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977), U.S. poet. Mother Goose Up-to-Date: Edgar A. Guest Considers the Good "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe," (l. 8-10). . . Modern American Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed. (8th rev. ed., 1962) Harcourt, Brace and Company.
  • ''Laughter shall drown the raucous shout;
    And, though these shelt'ring walls are thin,
    May they be strong to keep hate out
    And hold love in.''
    Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977), U.S. poet. Prayer for This House (l. 13-16). . . Poems That Live Forever. Hazel Felleman, ed. (1965) Doubleday & Company.

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A Side Street

On the warm Sunday afternoons
And every evening in the Spring and Summer
When the night hurries the late home-corner
And the air grows softer, and scraps of tunes
Float from the open windows and jar
Against the voices of children and the hum of a car;
When the city noises commingle and melt
With a restless something half-seen, half-felt—
I see them always there,

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