Gamaliel Bradford was an American biographer, critic, poet, and dramatist. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the sixth of seven men called Gamaliel Bradford in unbroken succession, of whom the first, Gamaliel Bradford, was a great-grandson of Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony.
Bradford attended Harvard University briefly with the cla ...
Others make verses of grace.
Mine are all muscle and sinew.
Others can picture your face.
But I all the tumult within you.
I've been a hopeless sinner, but I understand a
Their bend of weary knees and their con-
tortions long and faint,
You may think my life is quiet.
I find it full of change,
An ever-varied diet,
As piquant as 'tis strange.
My life is governed by the clock,
All duly mapped and plotted;
And only with a nervous shock
I miss the time allotted.