Who is Conrad Aiken

Conrad AikenBornConrad Potter Aiken
(1889-08-05)August 5, 1889
Savannah, Georgia, United StatesDiedAugust 17, 1973(1973-08-17) (aged 84)
Savannah, Georgia, United StatesOccupationPoet, playwright, essayist, novelist, criticSpouseJessie McDonald (1912–19...
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Conrad Aiken Poems

  • Music I Heard
    Music I heard with you was more than music,
    And bread I broke with you was more than bread;
    Now that I am without you, all is desolate;
    All that was once so beautiful is dead....
  • Zudora
    Here on the pale beach, in the darkness;
    With the full moon just to rise;
    They sit alone, and look over the sea,
    Or into each other's eyes. . ....
  • Violet Moore And Bert Moore
    He thinks her little feet should pass
    Where dandelions star thickly grass;
    Her hands should lift in sunlit air
    Sea-wind should tangle up her hair....
  • The House Of Dust: Part 04: 07: The Sun Goes Down In A Cold Pale Flare Of Light
    The sun goes down in a cold pale flare of light.
    The trees grow dark: the shadows lean to the east:
    And lights wink out through the windows, one by one.
    A clamor of frosty sirens mourns at the night....
  • The House Of Dust: Part 04: 06: Cinema
    As evening falls,
    The walls grow luminous and warm, the walls
    Tremble and glow with the lives within them moving,
    Moving like music, secret and rich and warm....
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Top 10 most used topics by Conrad Aiken

Light 51 Dust 48 White 45 Music 43 Dark 42 House 42 Long 41 Blue 39 Sea 38 Rain 37

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  • Africanpolymath: then i would take the bed lamp place it under the covers and with the heat and hidden light i would continue to read: ibsen shakespeare chekov jeffers thurber conrad aiken others.
  • Printmag: the 1965 children’s book, cats and bats and things with wings, was a collaborative project between glaser and poet conrad aiken. glaser sent one drawing at a time to aiken, who would respond with a poem.
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  • Dajmeyer: conrad aiken, 1915: the trenches
  • Mbharrington501: when the tree bares, the music of it changes: hard and keen is the sound, long and mournful; pale are the poplar boughs in the evening light above my house, against a slate-cold cloud. –conrad potter aiken (1889–1973)
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Lewis Carroll Poem
Speak Roughly
 by Lewis Carroll

Speak roughly to your little boy,
And beat him when he sneezes:
He only does it to annoy,
Because he knows it teases.

Chorus (In which the cook and the baby joined):-
Wow! wow! wow!


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