Percy MacKaye Poems
- The Child-Dancers A bomb has fallen over Notre Dame: ...
- Hymn Of The New World A star a star in the west! Out of the ...
- Uriel (In memory of William Vaughn Moody) I
- Uriel: (In Memory Of William V...
- Christmas: 1915 Now is the midnight of the nations: ...
- Goethals, The Prophet Engineer A man went down to ...
- France Half artist and half anchorite, Part siren and part ...
Percy MacKaye (1875–1956) was an American dramatist and poet.
He was born in New York City, New York. He studied at Harvard (1897), before returning to New York City (1900-4) to teach. He subsequently settled in Cornish, New Hampshire.
He wrote the plays The Canterbury Pilgrims in 1903, Sappho and Phaon in 1907, Jeanne D'Arc in 1907, The Scarecrow in 1908, Anti-Matrimony in ... more »
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A bomb has fallen over Notre Dame:
Germans have burned another Belgian town:
Russians quelled in the east: England in qualm:
I closed my eyes, and laid the paper down.
Gray ledge and moor-grass and pale bloom of light
By pale blue seas!
What laughter of a child world-sprite,
Sweet as the horns of lone October bees,
Shrills the faint shore with mellow, odd delight?
What elves are these
In smocks gray-blue as sea and ledge,
Dancing upon the silvered edge
Of darkness—each ecstatic one
Making a happy orison,
With shining limbs, to the...