Arthur Upson Poems
- Old Gardens The white rose tree that spent its musk For ...
- Failures They bear no laurels on their sunless brows, Nor ...
- Ex Libris In an old book at even as I read ...
- Agamede's Song Grow, grow, thou little tree, His body at ...
- After A Dolmetsch Concert Out of the conquered Past ...
- Euchenor Chorus Of old it went forth to Euchenor, pronounced ...
Arthur Wheelock Upson (January 10, 1877 - August 14, 1908) was an American poet. He was born in Camden, New York on January 10, 1877 to Spencer Johnson Upson and Julia Claflin. His family moved from New York to Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1894, with Upson entering the University of Minnesota with the class of 1898. There, he served as editor of the campus newspaper, the Minnesota Daily. Unable to complete the requirements for a degree due to his ill health, he was later awarded a degree in 1906 due to his literary success, becoming an instructor there the same year. Upson reworked the song "Hail! Minnesota", at the request of the school's president Cyrus Northrop, the song later ... more »
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After A Dolmetsch Concert
Out of the conquered Past
Hearts that are dew and dust
Rebuking the dream of Death;
Flower o' the clay downcast
Triumphant in Earth's aroma;
Strings that were strained in rust
A-tremble with Music's breath!
Wine that was spilt in haste
Arising in fumes more precious;
Garlands that fell forgot
Rooting to wondrous bloom;
Youth that would flow to waste
Pausing in pool-green valleys --