Mark Van Doren

(June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972 / Hope, Illinois,)

Mark Van Doren Poems

1. Farewell And Thanksgiving 1/3/2003
2. Dunce Songs : 9 1/3/2003
3. Born Brothers 1/3/2003
4. Morning Worship 1/3/2003
5. Nothing Stays 1/3/2003
6. He Loves Me 1/3/2003
7. The Deepest Dream 1/3/2003
8. Our Lady Peace 1/3/2003
9. Spring Thunder 1/3/2003
10. After Long Drought 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Mark Van Doren

After Long Drought

After long drought, commotion in the sky;
After dead silence, thunder. Then it comes,
The rain. It slashes leaves, and doubly drums
On tin and shingle; beats and bends awry
The flower heads; puddles dust, and with a sigh
Like love sinks into grasses, where it hums
As bees did once, among chrysanthemums
And asters when the summer thought to die.

The whole world dreamed of this, and has it now.
Nor was the waking easy. The dull root
Is jealous of its death; the sleepy brow
Smiles in its slumber; and a heart can fear
The very flood it longed ...

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