Verse > Edgar Lee Masters > Spoon River Anthology
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD

Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950).  Spoon River Anthology.  1916.

81. Franklin Jones


IF I could have lived another year 
I could have finished my flying machine, 
And become rich and famous. 
Hence it is fitting the workman 
Who tried to chisel a dove for me         5
Made it look more like a chicken. 
For what is it all but being hatched, 
And running about the yard, 
To the day of the block? 
Save that a man has an angel’s brain,  10
And sees the ax from the first! 


CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD


  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors