Henry Cuyler Bunner

(1855-1896 / the United States)

Henry Cuyler Bunner
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Henry Cuyler Bunner (3 August 1855 – 11 May 1896) was an American novelist and poet born in Oswego, New York.

He was educated in New York City. From being a clerk in an importing house, he turned to journalism, and after some work as a reporter, and on the staff of The Arcadian (1873), he became in 1877 assistant editor of the comic weekly Puck. He soon assumed the editorship, which he held until his death in Nutley, New Jersey. He developed Puck from a new struggling periodical into a powerful social and political organ. In 1886 he published a novel, The Midge, followed in 1887 by The Story of a New York House. But his best efforts in fiction were his short stories and sketches ... more »

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  • Kruthika(7/26/2018 9:29:00 AM)

    The heart of the tree is a fantastic poem

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  • Venus(5/2/2018 3:29:00 AM)

    Really amazing.... Just love the poems and the way he has written them

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  • Cleo Crummmer(11/19/2012 4:35:00 PM)

    Such a awesome poet! His poems are like no other! :)

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The Heart Of The Tree

WHAT does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants a friend of sun and sky;
He plants the flag of breezes free;
The shaft of beauty, towering high.
He plants a home to heaven anigh
For song and mother-croon of bird
In hushed and happy twilight heard -
The treble of heaven's harmony -
These things he plants who plants a tree.

What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants cool shade and tender rain,
And seed and bud of days to be,
And years that fade and flush again;
He plants the glory of the plain;
He plants the forest's heritage;
The ...

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