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2gatorindo: Campus Sonnets: 3. May Morning Poem by Stephen Vincent Benet

Radiobeaming: by Stephen Vincent Benet John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave. Spread over it the bloodstained flag of his song, For the sun to bleach, the wind and the birds to tear, The snow to cover over with a pure fleece And the New England cloud to work upon With the grey...

mariam_seoudi: "There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned" -Stephen Vincent Benét

AshbelWelch: Check out John Brown’s Body Stephen Vincent Benet American Civil War Abolition Union Book

fraveris: "There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned" Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star Art by Sergei Vinogradov (1869-1938)

thisishabibkhan: "There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned" •Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star Art by Sergei Vinogradov (1869-1938)

NoWeapon14: "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." -Stephen Vincent Benet

AshbelWelch: Check out John Brown’s Body Stephen Vincent Benet American Civil War Abolition Union Book

SpiesVespers: Fun Fact: Among John Franklin Carter’s classmates at Yale were Henry Luce, Archibald MacLeish, Stephen Vincent Benet and Thornton Wilder. What the hell were they putting in the water back then?

SpiesVespers: Fun Fact: Among John Franklin Carter’s classmates at Yale were Henry Luce, Archibald MacLeish, Stephen Vincent Benet and Thornton Wilder.. What the hell were they putting in the water back then?

at_oasis: Yes, Dan'l Webster's dead - or, at least, they buried him. But every time there's a thunderstorm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky. PS. - Stephen Vincent Benet

harveyjkaye: Poet Stephen Vincent Benét answered fascist assertions that “Democracy is dead and finished” and that fascism “is the wave of the future” by declaring “freedom . . . is new,” “democracy . . . goes forward,” indeed, “Democracy is the Revolution.” (1940)

_samten: “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways.” - Stephen Vincent Benet

MariannaHeusle1: “Life is not lost by dying. Life is lost moment by moment, day by dragging day, in all the thousand, small, uncaring ways - the smooth appeasing compromises of time.” Stephen Vincent Benet

at_oasis: There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned PS. - Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star

FamilyssaCTBT: “Honesty is as rare as a man without selfpity.” —Stephen Vincent Benet AlyssaOn SkyPasakay

FactCatch: In a 1937 Stephen Vincent Benet short story, Daniel Webster defends Jabez Stone before the Devil’s jury of villains.

abzeronow: 103. In 1926, a novelization of the 1920 play The Bat was published. There was also a film that was distributed that year. Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood were credited but it appears it was ghostwritten by Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943).

MaineTreasures: John Brown s Body By Stephen Vincent Benet (HC, 1980)

chinnypanda_: Dreaming men are haunted men. -Stephen Vincent Benet KYLExRAFA HKMViralVideo

at_oasis: The watchman spat./ 'Oh, they've quit eating wood,' he said, in a casual voice,/ 'I thought everyone knew that.'/ -- and reaching down, He pried from the insect's jaw the bright crumb of steel. - Stephen Vincent Benet

CdnWhiskey: "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." ~Stephen Vincent Benet

WakingCosmos: "The time is — time. The place is anywhere. The voices speak to you across the air To say that once again a child is born. A child is born." — Stephen Vincent Benet: A Child Is Born - A Modern Drama of the Nativity

SamboGodwin: We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. -Stephen Vincent Benet

RuthJoy96960173: A Book of Americans by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benet. Also an anthology (My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States) selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins.

plastic_bio: She stood there, and at once I knew The bitter thing that I must do. There could be no surrender now; Though Sleep and Death were whispering low. - Stephen Vincent Benét

Ganeshbhoi_back: “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.” Stephen Vincent Benét 19 STELLAR YEARS OF RASHAMI

chinnypanda_: Dreaming men are haunted men. -Stephen Vincent Benet KYCINE HKMiFlixTradeEvent

Artful_AliCat: Hey if you like Horizon Zero Dawn, read By The Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benêt. It’s a short story, only a few pages. Just seems like something that probably inspired Horizon Zero Dawn

AJSchatkin48: “A Biographical Sketch of a great, enduring and perhaps improperly neglected American writer, Stephen Vincent Benet”

RIPTFF: "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." - Stephen Vincent Benét

Danielle_0118: Here is the weakness. On the other hand, Here is what really might be called the strength. -Stephen Vincent Benet

ValerieNuzzo: 1/2 Excerpt from Litany for Dictatorships by Stephen Vincent Benét We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. We thought the long train would run to the end of Time. We thought the light would increase.

Nalani_the_Cat: “Then I saw the skin on the back of his hand—it was like dry leather. The room was shut, hot and dry—no doubt that had kept him as he was.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “Now we are getting a Psycho (1960) vibe up in here. I need to have a chat with Mr. Benét tonight. Creepy!” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “He had sat at his window, watching his city die—then he himself had died. But it is better to lose one’s life than one’s spirit—and you could see from the face that his spirit had not been lost.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “It is forbidden to cross the great river and look upon the place that was the Place of the Gods—this is most strictly forbidden. We do not even say its name though we know its name.” —Stephen Vincent Benét By the Waters of Babylon (short story).

Nalani_the_Cat: “After that, they gave me the good piece of meat and the warm corner by the fire. My father watched over me—he was glad that I should be a priest. But when I boasted or wept without a reason, he punished me more strictly than my brothers. That was right.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “My knowledge made me happy—it was like a fire in my heart.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “I prayed and purified myself, waiting for a sign. The sign was an eagle. It flew east.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “Uh-oh. He was given explicit instructions not to head east.” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “Sometimes signs are sent by bad spirits.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “You think!?!” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “My heart was cold as a frog and my knees like water, but the burning in my mind would not let me have peace.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “I tried to think of my knowledge, but it was a squirrel’s heap of winter nuts.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “My raft went whirling downstream toward the Bitter Water. I looked after it, and thought if it had trod me under, at least I would be safely dead.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “It felt like ground underfoot; it did not burn me. It is not true what some of the tales say, that the ground there burns forever, for I have been there. Here and there were the marks and stains of the Great Burning...” —Stephen Vincent Benét “He’s thinking of lava?” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “I saw a little dance of white butterflies over a great heap of broken stones and columns. I went there and looked about me—there was a carved stone with cut-letters, broken in half. I can read letters but I could not understand these. They said UBTREAS.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “...I knew that my belly was hungry. I could have hunted for my meat, but I did not hunt. It is known that the gods did not hunt as we do—they got their food from enchanted boxes and jars.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “But near there, I found food, in the heart of a ruin, behind a door that still opened. I ate only the fruits from the jars—they had a very sweet taste. There was drink, too, in bottles of glass—the drink of the gods was strong and made my head swim.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “Everywhere there were books and writings, many in tongues that I could not read. The god who lived there must have been a wise god and full of knowledge...Nevertheless, it was strange. There was a washing-place but no water—perhaps the gods washed in air.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “...washed in air...” —Stephen Vincent Benét “This makes me think of TX right now.” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “...there were things that looked like lamps but they had neither oil nor wick. All these things were magic, but I touched them and lived—the magic had gone out of them.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “Once again. Reminds me of TX. February, 2021.” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “Everywhere went the gods, on foot & in chariots—there were gods beyond number...their chariots blocked the streets. They had turned night to day for their pleasure—they did not sleep with the sun.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “Now Benét is evoking Escape From N.Y. (1981).” —Kitty

quotebread: "Perhaps 'tis not strictly in accordance with the evidence … but even the damned may salute the eloquence of Mr. Webster." - Stephen Vincent Benét

DanaSmithMIZPCA: "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways." Stephen Vincent Benet

Lonestranger0: Stephen Vincent Benet's epic 1927 poem John Brown's Body, when the poet refers to "Crooked creatures of a thousand dubious trades ... sellers of snake-oil balm and lucky rings." . This was pulled from a fascinating article on the origins of snake oil which in it's original

drianej: 'Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways.' - Stephen Vincent Benét, American Writer.

sonaliranade: “We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.” —Stephen Vincent Benét, American poet and novelist (1898 – 1943)

withdrawBolts: TATI’s & TONY’s DEAD POET TOUR // A Minor Poet by Stephen Vincent Benet

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HamsonNed: TATI’s & TONY’s DEAD POET TOUR // A Minor Poet by Stephen Vincent Benet

IBSENMARTINEZ: On the eve of Joe Biden inauguration: "You call my candidate a horse thief, and I call yours a lunatic, and we both of us know it's just till election day. It's an American custom, like eating corn on the cob. Stephen Vincent Benet

anomalikov: Shortcut to Happiness Stephen Vincent Benet

Bookssssssssssz: Stephen Vincent Benet's "Ode to the Austrian Socialists" is not a very happy poem but does lovingly refer to Viennas social housing projects as the barricades that safeguarded so many people during the 1930s Austrian Civil War

cerydel: I absolutely LOVE this short story--by Stephen Vincent Benét, who literally WORKED HIMSELF TO DEATH writing to support the Allied fight against fascism in WWII. Clear-eyed assessment of America's faults--woven THROUGHOUT the story--goes hand in hand with hating fascists.

tenacresplus: JOHN BROWN'S BODY Abolitionist Anti Slavery Civil War Poem Stephen Vincent Benet

SToroian: American Names by Stephen Vincent Benet - Famous poems, famous poets. - All Poetry

BlogOfTheirOwn: Republicans need to read more. The whole point of “deals with the devil” is that you don’t get to “move on” when you’ve had enough. And for those GOP types who at least had to read Stephen Vincent Benét in school....you don’t have Daniel Webster. You have Lin Wood.

TM_Eubanks: But till you make a bargain like that, you've got no idea of how fast four years can run. —The Devil and Daniel Webster, Stephen Vincent Benet Sooner or later, the devil's bill always comes due.

sonaliranade: “We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.” —Stephen Vincent Benét, American poet and novelist (1898 – 1943) Has anybody investigated the basis of RSS’ monopoly on wisdom? What have they produced over last 90 years in intellectual output to justify such a claim?

CarrieeeeC: The 7th US Cavalry "Garryowen" has a heinous and shameful history, in which it awarded 20 Medals of Honor to its Soldiers for murdering Natives on their ancestral lands. I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass. Bury my heart at Wounded Knee. – Stephen Vincent Benet

vickizun: Stephen Vincent Benet: "...Something is loos'd to change this stricken world, and with it, we must change."

DuboisDurain: I shall not be there. I shall rise and pass. Bury my heart at Wounded Knee. – Stephen Vincent Benet

sonaliranade: “We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.” —Stephen Vincent Benét, American poet and novelist (1898 – 1943)

opensiddur: Prayer for Brotherhood, by Stephen Vincent Benét on United Nations Flag Day (14 June 1942)

vickizun: „Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.“ — Stephen Vincent Benét

at_oasis: There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned PS. - Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star

RobKendt: It's not Christmas until you've watched Bernard Herrmann's 1956 setting of Stephen Vincent Benet's "A Child Is Born," introduced by Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Look out for Marian Seldes at about the halfway mark

HarimBGutierrez: Benet, Stephen Vincent, "John Brown’s Body" : p. 196 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

OdinsRaven20: “We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.” - Stephen Vincent Benet

DubiousClaim: "Bury this destiny unmanifest, This system broken underneath the test, Beside John Brown and though he knows his enemy is there He is too full of sleep at last to care" ~Stephen Vincent Benet

hr_jeans: Great book for American history buff's- "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" by Dee Brown. Fascinating, factual, amazing, and possibly the saddest book I've ever read. ('Bury my heart at wounded knee' is also a line in the poem "American Names" by Stephen Vincent Benet)

DennisUltor: Huh. I'd have guessed Pound or Stephen Vincent Benet's "John Brown's Body". But really-- I should have guessed-- Who else-- loved em-dashes so-- Who else-- but *her*?--

ayudhk_: Dreaming men are haunted men. - Stephen Vincent Benet UNBEATABLE RUBINA

tikiram18: We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. -Stephen Vincent Benet Dec3mberLove FRANKIANA

ElRayDeNada: This isn't really a John Brown tweet, but if you haven't, I highly recommend reading the epic poem "John Brown's Body" by Stephen Vincent Benét.

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teamshelby2020: Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day, in all the thousand small, uncaring ways. -Stephen Vincent Benet

kabrems: Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity. -Stephen Vincent Benet

IntrepidWarrior: “Mister Scratch once told you that your soul meant nothing. And you believed him. And you lost your freedom. Freedom isn't just a big word.” - The Devil and Daniel Webster Stephen Vincent Benet

Eric_Leif_Davin: THE PROPHETIC VISION OF STEPHEN VINCENT BENET.... by Eric Leif Davin

2Hroth: "Freedom is the bread and the morning and the risen sun." - Stephen Vincent Benét -

benjamindcrosby: Like no one needs a softspoken-ish bearded white man reading a Herbert or Donne or R.S. Thomas poem, y'know? (My "I don't only like Anglican clergymen poets" list is like...Whitman, Longfellow, Stephen Vincent Benet, Wordsworth....it's a problem)

PrmSwrp: “ Grant us brotherhood, not only for this day but for all our years a brotherhood not of words but of acts and deeds. Stephen Vincent Benet 13

TheBiologic: "If you at last must have a word to say, Say neither, in their way, "It is a deadly magic and accursed" Nor "It is best" but only "it is here."" -Stephen Vincent Benet

ReadFinance: We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. - Stephen Vincent Benet

jarintennessee: Recommended election (re)reading: Stephen Vincent Benét’s ‘The Devil and Daniel Webster’. On Tuesday in this world we hit the moment when Scratch summons up the jury.

67tiger3: "The Devil and Daniel Webster" is a short story by Stephen Vincent Benét. Benet's story centers on a New Hampshire farmer who sells his soul to the devil and is defended by Daniel Webster, a fictional version of the famous 19th century American statesman, lawyer, and orator.

BoilerD_Rodge: Grant us a common faith that man shall know bread & peace—that he shall know justice & righteousness, freedom & security, an equal opportunity & an equal chance to do his best not only in our own lands, but throughout the world. – Stephen Vincent Benet Ten days til Election Day

us_becomes: Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways. Stephen Vincent Benet



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