Robert Haven Schauffler

(8 April 1879 – 24 November 1964 / brünn)

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an American writer, cellist and war hero. Schauffler published poetry, biographies of Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann and a series of books celebrating American holidays.

Biography

Schauffler was born on 8 April 1879 in Brünn which was then in Austria (but is now Brno in the Czech Republic) where his parents were missionaries. By the time he was two he was back in the United ... more »

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Earth's Easter

(1915)

Earth has gone up from its Gethsemane,
   And now on Golgotha is crucified;
   The spear is twisted in the tortured side;
The thorny crown still works its cruelty.
Hark! while the victim suffers on the tree,
   There sound through starry spaces, far and wide,
   Such words as in the last despair are cried:
"My God! my God! Thou hast forsaken me!"

But when earth's members from the cross are drawn,
And all we love into the grave is gone,
   This hope shall be a ...

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