Friday, May 16, 2008
The Forerunner (1:1): "Then This" (Poem, Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
--They flame, they blaze indeed;
So bright the cover-colors glow,
So clear the startling stories show,
So vivid their pictorial scenes,
--That he who runs may read.
Then This: It strives in prose and verse,
--Thought, fancy, fact and fun,
To tell the things we ought to know,
To point the way we ought to go,
So audibly to bless and curse,
--That he who reads may run.
Originally published in Forerunner: 1:1 (November 1909).
Etext from Project Gutenberg.
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