David Morton Poems
- The Kings Are Passing Deathwar... The Kings are passing ...
- Old Ships There is a memory stays upon old ships, ...
- Symbol My faith is all a doubtful thing, ...
- Shipping News Here is the record of their splendid days: The...
- Mariners Men who have loved the ships they took to ...
- In A Girls School These walls will not forget, through later ...
David H. Morton (February 21, 1886 – June 13, 1957) was an American poet.
Born in Elkton, Kentucky, he graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1909. After a decade of newspaper work, starting at the Louisville Courier-Journal, he became a teacher in the high school at Morristown, New Jersey. Beginning in 1924, he taught at Amherst College.
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The Kings Are Passing Deathward
The Kings are passing deathward in the dark
Of days that had been splendid where they went;
Their crowns are captive and their courts are stark
Of purples that are ruinous, now, and rent.
For all that they have seen disastrous things:
The shattered pomp, the split and shaken throne,
They cannot quite forget the way of Kings:
Gravely they pass, majestic and alone.
With thunder on their brows, their faces set
Toward the eternal night of restless shapes,
They walk ...