Who is Bert Leston Taylor

Bert Leston Taylor (c. 1920) 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.

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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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  • Hodarinundu: when i was 15 i had to go in front of the class and recite a poem of my choice. everyone had really intense, heartfelt romantic poetry, and then it was my turn and all i could do was recite bert leston taylor's "the dinosaur". teacher wasn´t impressed. :/
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  • Welfordwrites: a bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. bert leston taylor
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Fifteen years- ride from us,
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Forty years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

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