Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | October 14, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: To a Post-Office Inkwell

by Christopher Morley (1890 – 1957).

To a Post-Office Inkwell (1919).

How many humble hearts have dipped  
In you, and scrawled their manuscript!  
Have shared their secrets, told their cares,  
Their curious and quaint affairs!  
Your pool of ink, your scratchy pen,
Have moved the lives of unborn men,  
And watched young people, breathing hard,  
Put Heaven on a postal card.

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