John Gould Fletcher

(3 January 1886 – 10 May 1950 / Little Rock, Arkansas)

John Gould Fletcher Poems

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1. The Calm 7/22/2015
2. Tide of Storms 7/22/2015
3. Spring 1/4/2003
4. In The City Of Night 3/29/2014
5. Lincoln 1/4/2003

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Like a gaunt, scraggly pine
Which lifts its head above the mournful sandhills;
And patiently, through dull years of bitter silence,
Untended and uncared for, starts to grow.

Ungainly, labouring, huge,
The wind of the north has twisted and gnarled its branches;
Yet in the heat of midsummer days, when thunderclouds ring the horizon,
A nation of men shall rest beneath its shade.
And it shall protect them all,
Hold everyone safe there, watching aloof in silence;
Until at last one mad stray bolt from the zenith
Shall strike it in an instant ...

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