Who is Bert Leston Taylor

Bert Leston Taylor (November 13, 1866 – March 19, 1921) was an American columnist, humorist, poet, and author.Bert Leston Taylor became a journalist at seventeen, a librettist at twenty-one, and a successfully published author at thirty-five. At the height of his literary career, he was a central literary figure of the early 20th century Chicago renaissance as well as one of the most celebrated columnists in the United States.

The early years

Bert Leston Taylor was born in Goshen, Massachusetts, on November 13, 1866. He was born in Goshen while his mother was visiting with relatives, but his family were from nearby Williamsburg. His mother was Katherine White (of Dublin, Ireland) and his father was Albert O. Taylor, who worked primarily in the whaling industry. ...
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Bert Leston Taylor Poems

  • Farewell
    Provoked By Calverley's "Forever"


    "Farewell!" Another gloomy word ...
  • Post-impressionism
    I cannot tell you how I love
    The canvases of Mr. Dove,
    Which Saturday I went to see
    In Mr. Thurber's gallery. ...
  • Bygones
    Or ever a lick of Art was done,
    Or ever a one to care,
    I was a Purple Polygon,
    And you were a Sky-Blue Square. ...
  • Old Stuff
    If I go to see the play,
    Of the story I am certain;
    Promptly it gets under way
    With the lifting of the curtain. ...
  • Upon Julia's Arctics
    Whenas galoshed my Julia goes,
    Unbuckled all from top to toes,
    How swift the poem becometh prose!
    And when I cast mine eyes and see...
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poem
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

[Addressed to Charles Lamb, of the India House, London]

In the June of 1797 some long-expected friends paid a visit
to the author's cottage; and on the morning of their arrival,
he met with an accident, which disabled him from walking
during the whole time of their stay. One evening, when they
had left him for a few hours, he composed the following
lines in the garden-bower.
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