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Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey Poem
June Night In Washington
 by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey

The scent of honeysuckle,
Drugging the twilight
With its sweet opiate of lovers' dreams!
The last red glow of the setting sun
On the red brick wall
Of the neighboring house,
And the scramble of red roses over it!

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Births on this day in history

  • 08/19/1944 - Bodil Malmsten - Swedish author and poet
  • 08/19/1925 - Claude Gauvreau - Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1971)
  • 08/19/1902 - Ogden Nash - American poet (d. 1971)
  • 08/19/1631 - John Dryden - English poet

Deaths on this day in history

  • 08/19/2014 - Samih al-Qasim - Palestinian poet and journalist (b. 1939)
  • 08/19/2014 - Simin Behbahani - Iranian poet and activist (b. 1927)
  • 08/19/2012 - Edmund Skellings - American poet and academic (b. 1932)
  • 08/19/2000 - Bineshwar Brahma - Indian poet
  • 08/19/1936 - Federico García Lorca - Spanish poet
  • 08/19/1915 - Tevfik Fikret - Turkish poet and educator (b. 1867)