Unlimited [Science Fiction Book] ↠ The Midnight Mummer, and Other Poems - by Thornwell Jacobs ✓


  • Title: The Midnight Mummer, and Other Poems
  • Author: Thornwell Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9781331159643
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback

  • Excerpt from The Midnight Mummer, and Other Poems One always thinks he has many things to say in his preface until he sets himself to the task Then, he finds shockingly few things to say especially in defense of another volume of poems Yet even near poets are not cowards about their verses although they quake at thinking of any one else reading them for men may see faulExcerpt from The Midnight Mummer, and Other Poems One always thinks he has many things to say in his preface until he sets himself to the task Then, he finds shockingly few things to say especially in defense of another volume of poems Yet even near poets are not cowards about their verses although they quake at thinking of any one else reading them for men may see faults they themselves cannot correct But these men furnish the stepping stones on which some very great singer may mount to an immortal stage they hold the goal flags beyond which he must go if he is really to say the imperishable thing and hence may be forgiven all their imperfections For the spirit whose breath they speed is God s greatest gift to men What could He plan better for us than the goodly boon of a great man And to that man, what message could he impart better than a great thought And, for that thought, what excellence could He desire higher than a great form And, of great forms of expression of thought, what will compare with the gentle rhythm of musical words That is why we cherish our poets as well as laugh at their counterfeits We refuse to let them die At the head of every national literature we place one of them as premier of all in the fine art of immortalizing thought So even the near poet has his uses and, for the sake of the music he hastens, may ask forgiveness for all his discords The lute is not broken it awaits the breath of a master the master who has his own hour for making music that must last.
    Thornwell Jacobs
    1877 1956


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