Don Marquis

Don Marquis Poems

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

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 Fairy and the Firefly

One night I saw a battle
between a firefly
and a fairy.

I think he was an Irish fairy,
for he grinned as he fought,
and I know he was red-haired.

The wicked monster,
beast and bug at once,
charged the fairy
again and again,
rushed and flew at him, fuming,
pulsating luminously with throbs of rage,
as if a winged bull of Nineveh
were in the ring with a toreador-
a winged bull that had swallowed
a kitchen range,
which glowed through its iron ribs,
and, like a matador,
the red-haired fairy dodged and side-stepped the furious ...

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