Frank Dempster Sherman

(1860--1916 / United States)

Biography of Frank Dempster Sherman

SHERMAN, FRANK DEMPSTER. Born in Peekskill, New York, May 6, 1860; died September 19, 1916. He took the degree of Ph.B. from Columbia University in 1884, and was Professor of Graphics in Columbia School of Architecture from 1904 until his death. He was the author of "Madrigals and Catches" (1887); "Lyrics for a Lute" (1890); "Little Folk Lyrics" (1892); "Lyrics of Joy" (1904); and "A Southern Flight" (with Clinton Scollard), (1906).

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Witchery

Out of the purple drifts,
   From the shadow sea of night,
On tides of musk a moth uplifts
   Its weary wings of white.

Is it a dream or ghost
   Of a dream that comes to me,
Here in the twilight on the coast,
   Blue cinctured by the sea?

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