Who is Don Marquis

Donald Robert Perry Marquis ( MAR-kwis; July 29, 1878 – December 29, 1937) was an American 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 Soak," who was the subject of two books, a hit Broadway play (1922–23), a silent film (1926) and a talkie (1937).

Life

Marquis was born and grew up in Walnut, Illinois. His brother David died in 1892 at the age of 20; his father James died in 1897. After graduating from Walnut High School in 1894, he attended Knox Academy, a now-defunct preparatory program run by Knox Co...
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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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Marquis__young: it’s a lot of stuntin on this app… the same folks that be like i don’t do nothing for a n**** , be secretly geeked behind a dude
Vhoyde: they don't hate patriarchy itself but rather men who can't fulfill it's duties demanding it's privileges. provide and protect sufficiently and all opposition to it disappears.
K0e1i2ma: “a pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.”~ don marquis
5dchief: rina sawayama - eye for an eye (john wick 4 soundtrack) love the song & her voice interesting lyrics & a little confused the only liar was the marquis to the tracker but i don’t remember it playing when they were on screen
Lsodngtjsjs: “a pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.”~ don marquis
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Beyond the need of weeping,
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