Mark Van Doren

(June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972 / Hope, Illinois,)

Mark Van Doren Quotes

    After Long Drought

    After long drought, commotion in the sky;
    After dead silence, thunder. Then it comes,
    The rain. It slashes leaves, and doubly drums
    On tin and shingle; beats and bends awry
    The flower heads; puddles dust, and with a sigh
    Like love sinks into grasses, where it hums
    As bees did once, among chrysanthemums
    And asters when the summer thought to die.

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