Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Perry Zoll - Poem by Edgar Lee Masters

My thanks, friends of the County Scientific Association,
For this modest boulder,
And its little tablet of bronze.
Twice I tried to join your honored body,
And was rejected,
And when my little brochure
On the intelligence of plants
Began to attract attention
You almost voted me in.
After that I grew beyond the need of you
And your recognition.
Yet I do not reject your memorial stone,
Seeing that I should, in so doing,
Deprive you of honor to yourselves.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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