James Oppenheim Poems
- Where Love Once Was Where love once was, let there be no ...
- Bread And Roses As we come marching, marching, in the beauty ...
- The Slave They set the slave free, striking off his ...
- Tasting The Earth In a dark hour, tasting the Earth. As I ...
- Immoral I keep walking around myself, mouth open with ...
- The New God Ye morning-glories, ring in the gale your bells, ...
- The Lincoln-Child Clearing in the forest, In the wild ...
James Oppenheim (1882-1932), was an American poet, novelist, and editor.
A lay analyst and early follower of C. G. Jung, Oppenheim was also the founder and editor of The Seven Arts, an important early 20th-century literary magazine. Oppenheim depicted labor troubles with Fabian and suffragist themes in his novel, The Nine-Tenths (1911) and in his famous poem Bread and Roses (1911). The ... more »
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Where Love Once Was
Where love once was, let there be no hate:
Though they that went as one by night and day
Go now alone,
Where love once was, let there be no hate.
The seeds we planted together
Came to rich harvest,
And our hearts are as bins brimming with the golden plenty:
Into our loneliness we carry granaries of old love . . .
And though the time has come when we cannot sow our acres together,
And our souls need diverse fields,
And a tilling apart,
Let us go separate ways with a blessing each for each,
And gentle parting,
And let there be no hate, ...