Who is Ridgely Torrence

Ridgely Torrence. Frederic Ridgely Torrence (Nov. 27, 1874 Xenia, Ohio - Dec. 25, 1950 New York City) was an American poet, and editor.

Life Torrence was the son of Findley David Torrence and Mary Ridgely Torrence. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Princeton University.

In the late 1890s he settled in Greenwich Village, in New York City, working as a librarian and becoming part of a circle of poets that...
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Ridgely Torrence Poems

  • The Son
    I heard an old farm-wife,
    Selling some barley,
    Mingle her life with life
    And the name “Charley”....
  • The Lesser Children
    A Threnody at the Hunting Season


    In the middle of August when the southwest wind...
  • Eye-witness
    Down by the railroad in a green valley
    By dancing water, there he stayed awhile
    Singing, and three men with him, listeners,
    All tramps, all homeless reapers of the wind,...
  • Evensong
    Beauty calls and gives no warning,
    Shadows rise and wander on the day.
    In the twilight, in the quiet evening,
    We shall rise and smile and go away....
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  • Womantoday2: that year she also received the ridgely torrence memorial award from the poetry society of america. the 1960s began a period of change in rich's life: she received the national institute of arts and letters award (1960), ... 10/
  • Melaniejaxn: i saw them kissing in the shade and knew the sum of all my lore: god gave them youth, god gave them love, and even god can give no more. ~frederic ridgely torrence
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  • Melaniejaxn: i saw them kissing in the shade and knew the sum of all my lore: god gave them youth, god gave them love, and even god can give no more. ~frederic ridgely torrence
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