Swazy Folks and Others Poems (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Swazy Folks and Others Poems As for the others, whose lives or stories are herein rhymed, they are people whom we have all met - soldiers, range-riders, sailors, gods of the open air. Lastly, not a few of the verses are about children, the merry little souls who stand in the fields of Youth and watch us as we pass along the Path of Reality, turning bright faces to us for the instant and making us happier for it. These verses are assembled here to satisfy a call by friends to see some of the poems in permanent form. This was as much a surprise to their sponsor as to his most nu friendly critic, and, withal, a compliment so flattering that it demands compliance. For the most part, the verses have appeared in a special column on the editorial page of the Buffalo Evening N ews, called From Grave to Gay, which it has been the author's pleasure to edit for the past five years. To the owner of the News, Mr. Edward H. Butler, the writer is indebted for permission to reprint here, as well as for many kindnesses and a generous friendship that has made his service on the N ew: most enjoyable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


John D Wells
Hardback | 154 pages
152 x 229 x 11mm | 363g
Publication date
28 Apr 2018
Forgotten Books
Illustrations note
21 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white