Orrick Johns

(1887-1946 / United States)

Orrick Johns Poems

1. Dilemma 1/4/2003
2. The Sea-Lands 1/4/2003
3. The Interpreter 1/4/2003
4. Little Things 1/4/2003
5. Songs Of Deliverance 4/21/2010
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Songs Of Deliverance

I—The Song Of Youth
This is the song of youth,
This is the cause of myself;
I knew my father well and he was a fool,
Therefore will I have my own foot in the path before I take a step;
I will go only into new lands,
And I will walk on no plank-walks.
The horses of my family are wind-broken,
And the dogs are old,
And the guns rusty;
I will make me a new bow from an ash-tree,
And cut up the homestead into arrows.

Behold how people stand around!
(There are always crowds of people standing around,
Whose legs have no knees)—
While the ...

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