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Dreams & Dust  (1915) 
by Don Marquis

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DREAMS
& DUST

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DON 🙢
MARQUIS

DREAMS
& DUST

POEMS
BY
Don Marquis


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HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS
NEW YORK & LONDON

Dreams and Dust


Copyright, 1915. by Harper & Brothers
Printed in the United States of America
Published October. 1915

TO
MY MOTHER
Virginia Whitmore Marquis

CONTENTS

PAGE

Proem
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ix

DAYLIGHT HUMORS

This Is Another Day
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
3
April Song
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
5
The Earth, It Is Also a Star
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7
The Name
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
9
The Birth
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11
A Mood of Pavlowa
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
12
The Pool
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13
"They Had No Poet …"
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15
New York
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
17
A Hymn
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
19
The Singer
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
21
Words Are Not Guns
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
23
With the Submarines
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26
Nicholas of Montenegro
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
29
Dickens
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
30
A Politician
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
33
The Bayonet
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
36
The Butchers at Prayer
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
38

SHADOWS

Haunted
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
41
A Nightmare
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
43
The Mother
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
44
In the Bayou
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
46
The Sailor's Wife Speaks
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
48
Hunted
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
50
A Dream Child
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
52
Across the Night
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
54
Sea Changes
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
56
The Tavern of Despair
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
65

COLORS AND SURFACES

A Golden Lad
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
71
The Sage and the Woman
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
74
News from Babylon
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
78
A Rhyme of the Roads
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81
The Land of Yesterday
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
85
October
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
87
Chant of the Changing Hours
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
90

DREAMS AND DUST

Selves
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
97
The Wages
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
99
In Mars, What Avatar?
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
100
The God-maker, Man
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
102
Unrest
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
107
The Piltdown Skull
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
109
The Seeker
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
111
The Awakening
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
114
A Song of Men
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116
The Nobler Lesson
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
118
At Last
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
119

LYRICS

"King Pandion, He Is Dead"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
125
David to Bathsheba
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
127
The Jesters
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
129
"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
132
The Triolet
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
133
From the Bridge
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
134
"Paladins, Paladins, Youth Noble-hearted"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
136
"My Lands, Not Thine"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
138
To a Dancing Doll
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
139
Lower New York—a Storm
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
142
At Sunset
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
143
A Christmas Gift
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
144
Silvia
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
146
The Explorers
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
152
Early Autumn
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
154
"Time Steals from Love"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
156
The Rondeau
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157
Visitors
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
158
The Parting
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161
An Open Fire
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163

REALITIES

Realities
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
167
The Struggle
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
168
The Rebel
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
174
The Child and the Mill
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176
"Sic Transit Gloria Mundi"
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179
The Comrade
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
181
Envoi
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186


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