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Best Loved Poems by Richard Charlton MacKenzie (editor)

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I love you Because you have done More than any creed Could have done To make me good, And more than any fate Could have done To make me happy. You have done it Without a touch, Without a word, Without a sign. You have done it By being yourself. Perhaps that is what Being a friend means, After all. ROY CROFT TO A FRIEND You entered my life in a casual way, And saw at a glance what I needed; There were others who passed me or met me each day, But never a one of them heeded. Perhaps you were thinking of other folks more, Or chance simply seemed to decree it; I know there were many such chances before, But the others—well, they didn’t see it.

If to dream by night and muse on thee by day, If all the worship deep and wild a poet’s heart can pay, If prayers in absence breathed for thee to Heaven’s protecting power, If winged thoughts that flit to thee—a thousand in an hour— If busy fancy blending thee with all my future lot— If this thou call’st “forgetting,” thou, indeed, shalt be forgot! ” Forget each old familiar face, each long-remember’d spot— When these things are forgot by thee, then thou shall be forgot! Keep, if thou wilt, thy maiden peace, still cairn and fancy-free, For God forbid thy gladsome heart should grow less glad for me; Yet, while that heart is still unwon, oh!

Young E. Allison—for “Derelict,” by Young E. Allison. ” Hally Carrington Brent—for “I Think I Know No Finer Things Than Dogs” Mrs. George Sargent Burgess and the Estate of Katharine Lee Bates—for “America, the Beautiful,” by Katharine Lee Bates Mrs. William Herbert Carruth-for “Each In His Own Tongue,” by William Herbert Carrutri. ” W. B. —for “You Never Can Tell” and “Will,” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. —for “The Soldier,” from The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke; “Kashmiri Song,” from Indian Love Lyrics, by Laurence Hope; “The Spell of the Yukon” and “The Shooting of Dan McGrew,” from The Spell of the Ytifyn, by Robert W.

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