Charles Hanson Towne

(1847-1949 / United States)

Charles Hanson Towne Poems

81. Unhappiness 4/3/2010
82. Villanelle 4/3/2010
83. Waiting 4/3/2010
84. The House Of The Heart 4/3/2010
85. The Song Of City Traffic 4/3/2010
86. City Children 4/3/2010
87. New Buildings 4/3/2010
88. Silence 4/3/2010
89. The Gladness Of Spring 4/3/2010
90. Renewal 4/3/2010
91. Love Of Beauty 4/3/2010
92. A City Sunset 4/3/2010
93. An Easter Canticle 4/3/2010
94. At Nightfall 4/3/2010
95. Manhattan 4/3/2010
96. Certainty 4/3/2010
97. A Broken Friendship 4/3/2010
98. Rain On The Roof 4/3/2010
99. The King 4/3/2010
100. Beyond The Stars 4/3/2010
101. The City 1/4/2003
102. The Quiet Singer 1/4/2003
103. The Harvest Of The Sea 4/3/2010
104. Love's Ritual 1/4/2003
105. Of One Self-Slain 1/4/2003
106. Around The Corner 4/3/2010
107. City Roofs 1/4/2003

Comments about Charles Hanson Towne

  • Prying1 Books Prying1 Books (12/15/2012 9:18:00 AM)

    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 (8/8/2005 9:09:00 PM)

    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

  • Ed Nufer (2/19/2005 11:44:00 AM)

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

  • Ed Nufer (2/19/2005 11:43:00 AM)

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

Best Poem of Charles Hanson Towne

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.

Roof-tops, roof-tops, O what sin you're knowing,
While above you in the sky the white clouds are blowing;
While beneath you, agony and dolor and grim strife
Fight the olden battle, the olden war of Life.

Roof-tops, roof-tops, cover up their shame --
Wretched souls, prisoned souls too piteous to name;
Man himself hath built you all to hide away the stars -- ...

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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.

Roof-tops, roof-tops, O what sin you're knowing,
While above you in the sky the white clouds are blowing;
While beneath you, agony and dolor and grim strife
Fight the olden battle, the olden war of Life.

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