Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A TASTE FOR THE MODERN, by BLISS CARMAN



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A TASTE FOR THE MODERN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When passing by a silver shop
Last Line: "they were not half as good as these!"
Subject(s): Memory


When passing by a silver shop
I always feel inclined to stop
Just to admire the pieces there,
And think what skill, what patient care

Those master workmen used to give
Their lovely craft to make it live.
They had the genius to impart
Immortal gladness to their art.

What fancies came at their command,
What magic waited on their hand,
When here they shaped in silver bright
These things to last for our delight!

"Ah, those," I murmur, "were the days!"
Then Gladys at my elbow says,
Giving my arm a little squeeze,
"They were not half as good as these!"





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