Hermann Hagedorn

Hermann Hagedorn was an American author, poet and biographer. He was born in New York City and educated at Harvard University, where he was awarded the George B. Sohier Prize for literature, the University of Berlin, and Columbia University. Wikipedia

Doors

Like a young child who to his mother’s door Runs eager for the welcoming embrace, And finds the door shut, and with troubled face Calls and through sobbing calls, and o’er and o’er Calling, storms at the panel—so before A door that will not open, sick and numb, I listen for...

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24 November

Broadway

How like the stars are these white, nameless faces— These far innumerable burning coals! This pale procession out of stellar spaces, This Milky Way of souls! Each in its own bright nebulæ enfurled, Each face, dear God, a world!I fling my gaze out through the silent night: In those far stars,...

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13 November

Departure

My true love from her pillow rose And wandered down the summer lane. She left her house to the wind’s carouse, And her chamber wide to the rain.She did not stop to don her coat, She did not stop to smooth her bed— But out she went in glad content There...

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26 April