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HOWARD SHAW, ARCHITECT; DIED MAY 6, 1926, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Remember? We, the city, shall remember
Last Line: The features of a building or a man.
Alternate Author Name(s): Freer, Otto, Mrs.
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Buildings & Builders; Death; Memory; Shaw, Howard Van Doren (1869-1926); Dead, The


Remember? We, the city, shall remember,
When living leaves of summer downward bend
To kiss the leaves of stone on his carved lintels,
And his white pillars through the dusk ascend.

For he made wood to feel and stone to dream.
Out of the rock, lightly as blooms a flower,
His sensitive hand evoked the spell. Remember? --
He is our silver spire, our lighted tower.

Remember? We, the city, shall remember,
Thankful to art that, since all arts began,
Now and again stand out against oblivion
The features of a building or a man.





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