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It Can Be DonePoems of Inspiration

It Can Be DonePoems of Inspiration

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of It Can Be Done, by Joseph Morris

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Title: It Can Be Done

Poems of Inspiration
Author: Joseph Morris
Release Date: January 21, 2004 [EBook #10763]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
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IT CAN BE DONE
POEMS OF INSPIRATION
COLLECTED BY
JOSEPH MORRIS and ST. CLAIR ADAMS
FOREWORD

This is a volume of inspirational poems. Its purpose is to bring men
courage and resolution, to cheer them, to fire them with new confidence
when they grow dispirited, to strengthen their faith that THINGS CAN BE
DONE. It is better for this purpose than the entire works of any one
poet, for it takes the cream of many and has greater diversity than any
one writer can show.

It is made up chiefly of very recent poems--not such as were written for anthologies of poetical "gems," but such as speak directly to the heart, always in very simple language, often in the phrases of shop or office or street. Included, however, with the poems of the day are a few of the fine old pieces that have been of comfort to men through the ages.

Besides the poems themselves, the volume contains helps to their
understanding and enjoyment. The pieces are introduced by short
comments; these serve the same purpose as the strain played by the
pianist before the singer begins to sing; they create a mood, give a
point of view, throw light on the meaning of what follows. Also the
lives of the authors are briefly summarized; this is in answer to our
natural interest in the writer of a poem we like, and in the case of
living poets it brings together facts hardly to be found anywhere else.

Finally, the book is not one to be read and then cast aside. It is to be
kept as a constant companion and an unfailing recourse in weariness or
gloom. Human companions are not always in the mood to cheer us, and may
talk upon themes we dislike. But this book will converse or be silent,
it is never out of sorts or discouraged, and so far from being wed to
some single topic, it will speak to us at any time on any subject we
desire.

To many authors and publishers acknowledgment is due for generous
permission to use copyright material.
CONTENTS

Abou Ben Adhem............................. _Leigh Hunt_
Answer, The................................ _Grantland Rice_
Appreciation............................... _William Judson Kibby_
Arrow and the Song, The.................... _Henry Wadsworth Longfellow_
Awareness.................................. _Miriam Teichner_

Bars of Fate, The.......................... _Ellen M.H. Gates_
Battle Cry................................. _John G. Neihardt_
Belly and the Members, The................. _William Shakespeare_
Be the Best of Whatever You Are............ _Douglas Malloch_
Borrowed Feathers.......................... _Joseph Morris_
Borrowing Trouble.......................... _Robert Burns_
Brave Life................................. _Grantland Rice_

Call of the Unbeaten, The.................. _Grantland Rice_
Can't...................................... _Edgar A. Guest_
Can You Sing a Song?....................... _Joseph Morris_
Cares...................................... _Elizabeth Barrett Browning_
Celestial Surgeon, The..................... _Robert Louis Stevenson_
Challenge.................................. _Jean Nette_
Chambered Nautilus, The.................... _Oliver Wendell Holmes_
Character of a Happy Life.................. _Sir Henry Wotton_
Clear the Way.............................. _Charles Mackay_
Cleon and I................................ _Charles Mackay_
Columbus................................... _Joaquin Miller_
Conqueror, The............................. _Berton Braley_
Co-operation............................... _J. Mason Knox_
Courage.................................... _Florence Earle Coates
Cowards.................................... _William Shakespeare_
Creed, A................................... _Edwin Markham_

Daffodils, The............................. _William Wordsworth_
Days of Cheer.............................. _James W. Foley_
December 31................................ _S.E. Kiser_
De Sunflower Ain't de Daisy................ _Anonymous_
Disappointed, The.......................... _Ella Wheeler Wilcox_
Duty....................................... _Ralph Waldo Emerson_
Duty....................................... _Edwin Markham_

Envoi...................................... _John G. Neihardt_
Essentials................................. _St. Clair Adams_

Fable...................................... _Ralph Waldo Emerson_
Fairy Song................................. _John Keats_
Faith...................................... _S.E. Kiser_
Faith...................................... _Edward Rowland Sill_
Fighter, The............................... _S.E. Kiser_
Fighting Failure, The...................... _Everard Jack Appleton_
Firm of Grin and Barrett, The.............. _Sam Walter Foss_
Four Things................................ _Henry Van Dyke_
Friends of Mine............................ _James W. Foley_

Game, The.................................. _Grantland Rice _
Gifts of God, The.......................... _George Herbert_
Gift, The.................................. _Robert Burns_
Gladness................................... _Anna Hempstead Branch_
Glad Song, The............................. _Joseph Morris_
God........................................ _Gamaliel Bradford_
Good Deeds................................. _William Shakespeare_
Good Intentions............................ _St. Clair Adams_
Good Name, A............................... _William Shakespeare_
Gradatim................................... _G. Holland_
Gray Days.................................. _Griffith Alexander_
Greatness of the Soul, The................. _Alfred Tennyson_
Grief...................................... _Angela Morgan_
Grumpy Guy, The............................ _Griffith Alexander_

Happy Heart, The........................... _Thomas Dekker_
Has-Beens, The............................. _Walt Mason_
Having Done and Doing...................... _William Shakespeare_
Heinelet................................... _Gamaliel Bradford _
Helpin' Out................................ _William Judson Kibby_
Here's Hopin'.............................. _Frank L. Stanton_
Hero, A.................................... _Florence Earle Coates_
He Whom a Dream Hath Possessed............. _Sheamus O Sheel_
His Ally................................... _William Rose Ben t_

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Hoe Your Row............................... _Frank L. Stanton_
Hold Fast.................................. _Everard Jack Appleton_
Hope....................................... _Anonymous_
Hopeful Brother, A......................... _Frank L. Stanton_
House by the Side of the Road, The......... _Sam Walter Foss_
How Did You Die?........................... _Edmund Vance Cooke_
How Do You Tackle Your Work?............... _Edgar A. Guest_
Hymn to Happiness, A....................... _James W. Foley_

If......................................... _John Kendrick Bangs_
If......................................... _Rudyard Kipling_
If I Should Die............................ _Ben King_
If You Can't Go Over or Under, Go Round.... _Joseph Morris_

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