Charles Warren Stoddard

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Charles Warren Stoddard

Charles Warren Stoddard (7 August 1843 – 23 April 1909) was an American author and editor best known for his travel books about Polynesian life.



One Life[edit]

  • UPON the woven leaf,
    Upon the veined flower,
    I find my life portrayed in bief–
    My life from hour to hour.
    A frail leaf fit to die;
    The faithful air of heaven by,
    While no wind roughly blew.
    All day for my delight,
    From dark to dark my own;
    One butterfly delaying flight,
    That left me not alone.
    A humming-bird to float
    Upon a breath; a bee
    To blow a long complaining note,
    Invited were of me.

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