John Bannister Tabb

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Father John Banister Tabb (March 22, 1845 - November 19, 1909) was an American poet, Roman Catholic priest, and professor of English. (Although often misspelled as Bannister, the poet's middle name is actually spelled with only one "n", Banister.)

Born into one of Virginia's oldest and wealthiest families, he became a blockade runner for the Con ...
Popular Poems
1.
The Rainbow
What fruit of all thy blossom shed
Remaineth unto me?
'A dream, whereon thy Fancy fed,
Shall spin anon her golden thread,
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2.
Holy Saturday
I came, O DEATH, to conquer thee,
And overcome the Grave;
But thou wast tenderer to me
Than those I sought to save.
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3.
Fern Song
Dance to the beat of the rain, little Fern,
And spread out your palms again,
And say, 'Tho' the sun
Hath my vesture spun,
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4.
Successors
Says the Shadow to the Sun,
'When the victory is done
All the world that thou hast won
Will be mine!'
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5.
Variety Is The Spice Of Life
Contrasts are striking, Teddy knows;
And so, for a variety,
The Black man to the White House goes,
Rough-riding o'er society.
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