Eunice Tietjens

(1884-1944 / United States / Chicago)

Eunice Tietjens Poems

1. Presence Of Eternity 4/7/2010
2. The Bacchante To Her Babe 4/7/2010
3. The Drug Clerk 4/7/2010
4. The Great Man 4/7/2010
5. To Amy Lowell 4/14/2014
6. April 8/6/2015
7. Old Friendship 4/7/2010
8. The Most-Sacred Mountain 1/4/2003
9. The Steam Shovel 4/7/2010

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The Steam Shovel

Beneath my window in a city street
A monster lairs, a creature huge and grim
And only half believed: the strength of him—
Steel-strung and fit to meet
The strength of earth—
Is mighty as men’s dreams that conquer force.
Steam belches from him. He is the new birth
Of old Behemoth, late-sprung from the source
Whence Grendel sprang, and all the monster clan
Dead for an age, now born again of man.

The iron head,
Set on a monstrous, jointed neck,
Glides here and there, lifts, settles on the red
Moist floor, with nose dropped in the dirt, at ...

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