Who is Don Marquis

Portrait of author Don Marquis, taken sometime between 1910 and 1915 Donald Robert Perry Marquis (/ˈmɑːrkwɪs/ MAR-kwis; July 29, 1878, Walnut, Illinois – December 29, 1937, New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters Archy and Mehitabel, supposed authors of humorous verse. During his lifetime he was equally famous for creating another fictitious character, "the Old Soa...
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Don Marquis Poems

  • Words Are Not Guns
    Put by the sword (a dreamer saith),
    The years of peace draw nigh!
    Already the millennial dawn
    Makes red the eastern sky!...
  • With The Submarines
    Above, the baffled twilight fails; beneath, the
    blind snakes creep;
    Beside us glides the charnel shark, our pilot
    through the deep;...
  • Visitors
    They haunt me, they tease me with hinted
    Withheld revelations,
    The songs that I may not utter;
    They lead me, they flatter, they woo me....
  • Unrest
    A fierce unrest seethes at the core
    Of all existing things:
    It was the eager wish to soar
    That gave the gods their wings....
  • To A Dancing Doll
    Formal, quaint, precise, and trim,
    You begin your steps demurely-
    There's a spirit almost prim
    In the feet that move so surely,...
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Top 10 most used topics by Don Marquis

Love 32 I Love You 32 Soul 29 Heart 28 Death 28 God 28 Life 27 World 23 Dream 21 Light 21


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Comments about Don Marquis

  • Marquis_98: dudes with horrible names always getting women they don’t deserve
  • Readstintin: don marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life i was a one-armed siberian shaman. i believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. i believe that candy .....
  • Realboss8312: don connors, marquis kingz - vybez
  • Tolly_t: i don't know, i just feel like adults before me, managed to adult better than i am currently adulting.
  • Paul_a_joo: ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun. - don marquis
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