Who is Don MarquisPortrait 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;...
They haunt me, they tease me with hinted
The songs that I may not utter;
They lead me, they flatter, they woo me....
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,...
Top 10 most used topics by Don MarquisLove 32 I Love You 32 Soul 29 Heart 28 Death 28 God 28 Life 27 World 23 Dream 21 Light 21
Don Marquis Quotes
- If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.
- A pessimist is a person who has to listen to too many optimists.
- An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
- Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
- The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Comments about Don Marquis
- Jjrwass: procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. don marquis us humorist (1878 - 1937)
- Kungfushoessays: "procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." don marquis
- Marquis_no_18: yeah, robbing and destroying private property is cool. so progressive. don't forget to ban all the white people who use your services.
- Marquis_tye: don’t ask me about nobody. i’m single
- Havagoe: "procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." -- don marquis