David McCord

(1897 - 1997 / New York / United States)

Biography of David McCord

David Thompson Watson McCord (December 15, 1897 New York - April 13, 1997) was an American poet and college fundraiser.
He grew up in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Harvard University. His work appeared in Harper's.
He was executive director of the Harvard College Fund, raising millions of dollars.

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The little caterpillar creeps
Awhile before in silk it sleeps.
It sleeps awhile before it flies,
And flies awhile before it dies,
And that¹s the end of three good tries.
They came like dewdrops overnight
Eating every plant in sight,
Those nasty worms with legs that crawl

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