Cale Young Rice
Cale Young Rice Poems
- The Mystic There is a quest that calls me, ...
- Old Age I have heard the wild geese, I have seen the leaves...
- When The Wind Is Low When the wind is low, and the sea is ...
- The Great Seducer Who looks too long from his window At the ...
- The Chant Of The Colorado (At the Grand Canyon) My ...
- New Dreams For Old Is there no voice in the world to come ...
- Chanson Of The Bells Of Oseney Thirteenth Century The ...
Cale Young Rice (December 11, 1872 – January 24, 1943) was an American poet and dramatist.
He was born in Dixon, Kentucky to Laban Marchbanks Rice, a Confederate veteran and tobacco merchant, and his wife Martha Lacy. He was a younger brother of Laban Lacy Rice, a noted educator. Cale Rice grew up in Evansville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. He was educated at Cumberland University and at Harvard (A.B., 1895; A.M., 1896).
He was married to the popular author Alice Hegan Rice; they worked together on several books. The marriage was childless, and Cale committed suicide at his home in Louisville a year after her death due to his sorrow at losing her.
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There is a quest that calls me,
In nights when I am lone,
The need to ride where the ways divide
The Known from the Unknown.
I mount what thought is near me
And soon I reach the place,
The tenuous rim where the Seen grows dim
And the Sightless hides its face.
~I have ridden the wind,
I have ridden the sea,
I have ridden the moon and stars.
I have set my feet in the stirrup seat
Of a ...