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Edgar Lee Masters (Эдгар Ли Мастерс)


Mickey M’Grew


It was just like everything else in life:
Something outside myself drew me down,
My own strength never failed me.
Why, there was the time I earned the money
With which to go away to school,
And my father suddenly needed help
And I had to give him all of it.
Just so it went till I ended up
A man-of-all-work in Spoon River.
Thus when I got the water-tower cleaned,
And they hauled me up the seventy feet,
I unhooked the rope from my waist,
And laughingly flung my giant arms
Over the smooth steel lips of the top of the tower --
But they slipped from the treacherous slime,
And down, down, down, I plunged
Through bellowing darkness!



Edgar Lee Masters's other poems:
  1. Mrs. Sibley
  2. William Jones
  3. Isa Nutter
  4. Rev. Abner Peet
  5. Petit, The Poet


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