Charles Hanson Towne

(1847-1949 / United States)

Charles Hanson Towne Poems

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

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

The Harvest Of The Sea

(On the sinking of the
'Titanic'
)

The jealous Sea moaned in the April night:
'Lo! there are comrades hidden in my heart,
Unfortunates who sought me, sick of life.
But I am hungry for brave souls; I crave
Their warmth and passion through my chilling tides;
Their heads upon my bosom, and their hands,
Like children's hands, about me in the dark.
I need their blood in my cold loneliness.'

A Titan sailed her weary leagues of foam,
Unknowing her strange wish, her mad desire.
But there was menace in the starlit night,
And sudden doom upon deceiving ...

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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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