John Kendrick Bangs

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The word for me is Joy, just simple Joy.

John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862January 21, 1922) was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife.


  • To-day, whatever may annoy,
    The word for me is Joy, just simple Joy.
    • The Word.
  • Whate’er there be of Sorrow
    I’ll put off till To-morrow,
    And when To-morrow comes, why then
    ’T will be To-day and Joy again.
    • The Word.
  • For me, my craft is sailing on,
    Through mists to-day, clear seas anon.
    Whate’er the final harbor be
    ’T is good to sail upon the sea!
    • The Voyage.
  • "May the Christmastide bear you to the highest level of your desires, and the ebbing year leave you stranded upon the Golden Shores of Peace, Prosperity and Happiness"
    • Quote from an old Christmas card.

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