Who is David Morton

David H. Morton (February 21, 1886 – June 13, 1957) was an American poet.Born in Elkton, Kentucky, he graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1909. Morton played on the varsity football team. After a decade of newspaper work, starting at the Louisville Courier-Journal, he became a teacher in the high school at Morristown, New Jersey. Beginning in 1924, he taught at Amherst College.His work appeared in Harper's Magazine. He is noted for having written a fan letter to Dashiell Hammett.


Golden Rose Award

National Arts Club Prize



"The Kings Are Passing Deathward", Poetry X

Poems: 1920-1945. A.A. Knopf. 1945.

Poems of a Lifetime. Watermark Press. 1999. ISBN 978-1-58235-075-2.
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  • The Kings Are Passing Deathward
    The Kings are passing deathward in the dark
    Of days that had been splendid where they went;
    Their crowns are captive and their courts are stark
    Of purples that are ruinous, now, and rent....
  • Symbol
    My faith is all a doubtful thing,
    Wove on a doubtful loom,-
    Until there comes, each showery spring,
    A cherry-tree in bloom;...
  • Old Ships
    There is a memory stays upon old ships,
    A weightless cargo in the musty hold,-
    Of bright lagoons and prow-caressing lips,
    Of stormy midnights,-and a tale untold....
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Night 2 Forget 2 Majestic 1 Dream 1 Walk 1 Dark 1 Alone 1 Tree 1 Spring 1 Faith 1

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Shannontlkearns: "morton feldman once wrote that while "in life we do everything we can to avoid anxiety, in art we must pursue it."" from the runaway species by david eagleman, anthony brandt
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Emily Dickinson Poem
Not Sickness stains the Brave
 by Emily Dickinson


Not Sickness stains the Brave,
Nor any Dart,
Nor Doubt of Scene to come,
But an adjourning Heart-


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