Scharmel Iris

Scharmel Iris was an ambitious Italian-American Catholic poet, who cultivated a reputation as a forger and con artist in Chicago for his many creative attempts to achieve fame. Wikipedia

After the Martyrdom

They threw a stone, you threw a stone, I threw a stone that day. Although their sharpness bruised his flesh He had no word to say. But for the moan he did not make To-day I make my moan; And for the stone I threw at him My heart must bear a...

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29 October

Early Nightfall

THE PALE day drowses on the western steep; The toiler faints along the marge of sleep Within the sunset-press, incarnadine, The sun, a peasant, tramples out his wine. Ah, scattered gold rests on the twilight streams; The poppy opes her scarlet purse of dreams. Night with the sickle-moon engarners wheat, And binds...

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14 June