Madison Cawein

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Cawein circa 1905

Madison Julius Cawein (23 March 18658 December 1914) was a poet from Louisville, Kentucky, whose poem "Waste Land" has been linked with T.S. Eliot's later The Waste Land.


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1919)[edit]

Quotes reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • At daybreak Morn shall come to me
    In raiment of the white winds spun.
    • Quiet.
  • Some shall reap that never sow
    And some shall toil and not attain.
    • Success.
  • A moonlight traveler in Fancy’s land.
    • Unqualified.
  • Into the sunset’s turquoise marge
    The moon dips, like a pearly barge;
    Enchantment sails through magic seas,
    To fairyland Hesperides,
    Over the hills and away.
    • At Sunset, stanza 1.
  • What magic shall solve us the secret
    Of beauty that’s born for an hour?
    • Interpreted.
  • A rope; a prayer; and an oak-tree near,
    And a score of hands to swing him clear.
    A grim, black thing for the setting sun
    And the moon and the stars to gaze upon.
    • The Man Hunt.

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