Arthur Davison Ficke

Arthur Davison Ficke was an American poet, playwright, and expert of Japanese art. Ficke had a national reputation as "a poet's poet," and "one of America's most expert sonneteers." Under the alias Anne Knish, Ficke co-authored Spectra. Wikipedia

Meeting

Gray-robed wanderer in steep … Wanderer … You also move among Those silent halls Dim on the shore of the unsailed deep? And your footfalls, yours also, Wanderer, Faint through those twilight corridors have rung?Of late my eyes have seen … Wanderer … Amid the shadows’ gloom Of that sleep-girdled place I should...

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04 June

I am Weary of Being Bitter

I am weary of being bitter and weary of being wise, And the armor and the mask of these fall from me, after long. I would go where the islands sleep, or where the sea-dawns rise, And lose my bitter wisdom in the wisdom of a song.There are...

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18 April

Among Shadows

In halls of sleep you wandered by, This time so indistinguishably I cannot remember aught of it, Save that I know last night we met. I know it by the cloudy thrill That in my heart is quivering still; And sense of loveliness forgot Teases...

By Arthur Davison Ficke
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29 March