John G. Neihardt


John G. Neihardt Poems

1. The Poet's Town 1/4/2003
2. Ballad Of A Child 1/4/2003
3. When I Have Gone Weird Ways 1/4/2003

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When I Have Gone Weird Ways

When I have finished with this episode,
Left the hard, uphill road,
And gone weird ways to seek another load,
   Oh, friends, regret me not, nor weep for me,
   Child of Infinity!

Nor dig a grave, nor rear for me a tomb
To say with lying writ: "Here in the gloom
He who loved bigness takes a narrow room,
   Content to pillow here his weary head,
   For he is dead."

But give my body to the funeral pyre,
And bid the laughing fire,
Eager and strong and swift, like my desire, ...

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