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Padraic Colum Poem
Hawaiian
 by Padraic Colum

SANDALWOOD, you say, and in your thoughts it chimes
With Tyre and Solomon; to me it rhymes
With places bare upon Pacific mountains,
With spaces empty in the minds of men.

Sandalwood!
The Kings of Hawaii call out their men,
The men go up the mountains in files;
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Births on this day in history

  • 08/11/1897 - Louise Bogan - American poet and critic (d. 1970)
  • 08/11/1892 - Hugh MacDiarmid - Scottish poet and linguist (d. 1978)
  • 08/11/1878 - Oliver W. F. Lodge - English poet and author (d. 1955)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 08/11/1886 - Lydia Koidula - Estonian poet and playwright (b. 1843)
  • 08/11/1813 - Henry James Pye - English poet and politician (b. 1745)