Edward Rowland Sill

Edward Rowland Sill was an American poet and educator. Wikipedia

Momentous Words

What spiteful chance steals unawares Wherever lovers come, And trips the nimblest brain and scares The bravest feelings dumb?We had one minute at the gate, Before the others came; To-morrow it would be too late, And whose would be the blame!I gazed at her, she glanced at me; Alas! the time sped...

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15 October

The Fool’s Prayer

The royal feast was done; the King Sought some new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried: “Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!”The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the mocking court before; They could not see the bitter smile Behind the painted...

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12 August