Morris Rosenfeld

(1862-1923 / Poland)

Morris Rosenfeld Poems

41. I Know Not Why 1/4/2003
42. On The Bosom Of The Ocean 4/22/2010
43. Liberty 4/22/2010
44. My Boy 4/22/2010
45. In The Factory 4/22/2010

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In The Factory

Oh, here in the shop the machines roar so wildly,
That oft, unaware that I am, or have been,
I sink and am lost in the terrible tumult;
And void is my soul... I am but a machine.
I work and I work and I work, never ceasing;
Create and create things from morning till e'en;
For what?--and for whom--Oh, I know not! Oh, ask not!
Who ever has heard of a conscious machine?

No, here is no feeling, no thought and no reason;
This life-crushing labor has ever supprest
The noblest and finest, the truest and richest,
The deepest, the highest and humanly best.
The ...

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A Tree In The Ghetto

There stands in th' leafless Ghetto
One spare-leaved, ancient tree;
Above the Ghetto noises
It moans eternally.

In wonderment it muses,
And murmurs with a sigh:
'Alas! how God-forsaken
And desolate am I!

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