Biography of Don Marquis
Donald Robert Perry Marquis (July 28, 1878, in Walnut, Illinois – June 16, 1937, in New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters "Archy" and "Mehitabel", supposed authors of humorous verse.
Don Marquis Poems
At midnight in the alley A Tom-cat comes to wail, And he chants the hate of a million years
The Old Trouper
Mehitabeli ran onto mehitabel again last evening she is inhabiting
Pete the parrot and shakespeare
I got acquainted with a parrot named pete recently who is an interesting bird
The Fairy and the Firefly
One night I saw a battle between a firefly and a fairy.