Don Marquis

Don Marquis Poems

1. The Fairy and the Firefly 2/21/2016
2. Pete the parrot and shakespeare 10/13/2016
3. Archy Confesses 10/13/2016
4. The Old Trouper 10/13/2016
5. The Tom-Cat 8/6/2015

Comments about Don Marquis

  • P.l. Wick (2/22/2014 12:12:00 AM)

    Your bio is not quite correct: Archy was the supposed author of some of Marquis' poems. Mehitabel was only a character of whom Archy wrote...the cat did not actually do any of the authorship. Details, gents, details. pw

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Best Poem of Don Marquis

The Tom-Cat

At midnight in the alley
A Tom-cat comes to wail,
And he chants the hate of a million years
As he swings his snaky tail.

Malevolent, bony, brindled
Tiger and devil and bard,
His eyes are coals from the middle of Hell
And his heart is black and hard.

He twists and crouches and capers
And bares his curved sharp claws,
And he sings to the stars of the jungle nights
Ere cities were, or laws.

Beast from world primeval,
He and his leaping clan,
When the blotched red moon leers over the roofs,
Give voice to their scorn of man.

He will ...

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