Percy MacKaye

(1897-1956 / United States)

Percy MacKaye Poems

1. School 4/22/2010
2. The Automobile 1/4/2003
3. France 4/22/2010
4. Goethals, The Prophet Engineer 4/22/2010
5. Christmas: 1915 4/22/2010
6. Uriel 1/4/2003
7. Uriel: (In Memory Of William Vaughn Moody) 4/22/2010
8. Hymn Of The New World 4/22/2010
9. The Child-Dancers 4/22/2010

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The Child-Dancers

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...

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