Biography of John Reed
John Silas "Jack" Reed (1887 – 1920) was an American journalist, poet, and communist activist, best remembered for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World. He was married to writer and feminist Louise Bryant.
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John Reed Poems
Love At Sea
Wind smothers the snarling of the great ships, And the serene gulls are stronger than turbines;
SOMEWHERE I read a strange, old, rusty tale Smelling of war; most curiously named The Mad Recreant Knight of the West.
A Letter To Louise
Rainy rush of bird-song Apple-blossom smoke Thin bells water-falling sound Wind-rust on the silver pond
SOMEWHERE I read a strange, old, rusty tale
Smelling of war; most curiously named
The Mad Recreant Knight of the West.
Once, you have read, the round world brimmed with hate,
Stirred and revolted, flashed unceasingly
Facets of cruel splendor. And the strong
Harried the weak …
Long past, long past, praise God,
In these fair, peaceful, happy days.