Who is Morris Rosenfeld

Morris Rosenfeld (Yiddish: מאָריס ראָסענפֿעלד; born as Moshe Jacob Alter; December 28, 1862 in Stare Boksze in Russian Poland, government of Suwałki – June 22, 1923 in New York City) was a Yiddish poet.

His work sheds light on the living circumstances of emigrants from Eastern Europe in New York's tailoring workshops.

He was educated at Boksha, Suwałki, and Warsaw. He worked as a tailor in New York and London and as a diamond cutter in Amsterdam, and settled in New York in 1886, after which he was connected with the editorial staffs of several leading Jewish newspapers. During the 1890s he wrote song parodies for the Yehuda Katzenelenbogen Music Publishing Company in New York, including Nokhn ball (After the Ball), Di pawnshop (Faryomert farklogt) and...
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  • I've Often Laughed
    I've often laughed and oftener still have wept,
    A sighing always through my laughter crept,
    Tears were not far away...
    What is there to say? ...
  • Whither?
    (To a Young Girl)

    Say whither, whither, pretty one?...
  • What Is The World?
    Well, say you the world is a chamber of sleep,
    And life but a sleeping and dreaming?
    Then I too would dream: and would joyously reap
    The blooms of harmonious seeming;...
  • Want And I
    Who's there? who's there? who was it tried
    To force the entrance I've denied?
    An 'twere a friend, I'd gladly borne it,
    But no-'twas Want! I could have sworn it....
  • To The Fortune Seeker
    A little more, a little less!-
    O shadow-hunters pitiless,
    Why then so eager, say!
    What'er you leave the grave will take,...
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Heart 16 Life 16 Soul 14 God 12 Pain 11 Sweet 11 World 11 Time 11 Long 10 Wild 10

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Gfurniture4sale: antique original photograph by morris rosenfeld (1885-1906) information on back
Ashrobertson20: naye lider is currently occupying a rather large bit of my brain, with its guest appearance by morris rosenfeld — and my recent reading of ‘der poet is gevorn blind’ and its not-rosenfeld.
The_citizennj: randolph twp. - junior center alexis rosenfeld had 18 points and 18 rebounds and played a big role in helping the morris catholic girls basketball team return to the morris county tournament final with a 75-44 triumph over randolph on friday, feb. 1…
Byluistorres: halftime morris catholic 32 randolph 21 balanced scoring so far for mc. daniella matus has 10, alexis rosenfeld has 8, mya pauldo has 6. kayla brand has a team-high 8 for randolph
Hssportsnj: rosenfeld’s big night helps no. 4 morris catholic clinch berth in morris county final
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John Milton Poem
On The Morning Of Christs Nativity
 by John Milton


This is the Month, and this the happy morn
Wherin the Son of Heav'ns eternal King,
Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born,
Our great redemption from above did bring;
For so the holy sages once did sing,
That he our deadly forfeit should release,

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