Madison Julius Cawein

1865-1914

 

Penury

by Madison Julius Cawein

Above his misered embers, gnarled and-gray,
With toil-twitched limbs he bends; around his hut,
Want, like a hobbling hag, goes night and day,
Scolding at windows and at doors tight-shut.

Source:

The Garden Of Dreams
Copyright 1896
John P. Morton & Company, Louisville
 
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