Charles Hanson Towne

Charles Hanson Towne Poems

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Around The Corner

Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
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2.
Of One Self-Slain

When he went blundering back to God,
   His songs half written, his work half done,
Who knows what paths his bruised feet trod,
   What hills of peace or pain he won?
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3.
Love's Ritual

Breathe me the ancient words when I shall find
   Your spirit mine; if, seeking you, life wins
New wonder, with old splendor let us bind
   Our hearts when Love's high sacrament begins.
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4.
City Roofs

Roof-tops, roof-tops, what do you cover?
Sad folk, bad folk, and many a glowing lover;
Wise people, simple people, children of despair --
Roof-tops, roof-tops, hiding pain and care.
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5.
The City

When, sick of all the sorrow and distress
   That flourished in the City like foul weeds,
   I sought blue rivers and green, opulent meads,
And leagues of unregarded loneliness
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Charles Hanson Towne Comments

Ed Nufer 19 February 2005

Trying to find poem, date wriitten, by Charles Hanson Towne named Around the Corne. Thank you for any information you can share. Thank you,

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Ed Nufer 19 February 2005

Trying to find poem, date wriitten, by Charles Hanson Towne name Around the Corne. Thank you for any information you can share. Thank you,

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cordelia martin-dye 03 March 2019

I have just read a poem by charles hanson towne called AROUND THE CORNER I HAVE A FRIEND It was so true for this day & age.

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Doris 16 October 2018

Looking for The Old Man; s Late

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Margaret Paterson 11 October 2018

trying to find more about the poem written by Charles Hanson Towne entitled the hammers of theClyde, which i have a copy of

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Prying1 Books 15 December 2012

The poem around the Corner is in Towne's book, 'A World of Windows' 1919 George Doran Co. Publisher. Don't know if this is the first appearance of it but it is in the table of contents...

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Cori Bryson 08 August 2005

i too wish to know when this poem orgianlly titled around the corner was written by Mr. Towne Mr. nufer plz email me about this poem b/c i have a couple of questions about the origianl author

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