The Singing Man: A Book of Songs and Shadows

The Singing Man: A Book of Songs and Shadows

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The Singing Man: A Book of Songs and Shadows

The Singing Man: A Book of Songs and Shadows

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We make our songs as we must, from fragments of the joy and sorrow of living. What Life itself may be, we cannot know till all men share the chance to know.

Until the day of some more equal portion, there is no human brightness unhaunted by this black shadow: the thought of those unnumbered who pay all the heavier cost of life, to live and die without knowledge that there is any Joy of Living.

No song could face such blackness, but for the will to share, and for hope of the day of sharing.

Upon that hope and that mindfulness, the poems in this book are linked together.

J. P. M.

4 October, 1911.

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