Madison Julius Cawein (23 March 1865 – 8 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)
- Quotes reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- At daybreak Morn shall come to me
In raiment of the white winds spun.
- Some shall reap that never sow
And some shall toil and not attain.
- A moonlight traveler in Fancy’s land.
- 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.
- What magic shall solve us the secret
Of beauty that’s born for an hour?
- 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.