Author of The Rundelstone of Oz, Merry Go Round in Oz, The Forbidden Fountain of Oz, The Moorchild, etc.
Originally published under her maiden name Eloise Alton Jarvis in the 1932 Yearbook of Classen High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Out of the blurred past
And sudden clearness, like the smooth green, foamless wave
Riding to break white upon the shore.
And now my careless years
Are close upon the frowning rocks
Where they must pound and strive incessantly.
But these hazy years, traversed so blindly,
Have yet a tale to tell—a prize to show:
They have taught me how to hurl upon the crags
Receiving least hurt—most gain!
Some day the rocks will have worn away
Under the silver crashing of an eternity of breakers.
THE FORGETFUL POET
By Ruth Plumly Thompson
Originally published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, July 25, 1920.
The Puzzle Corner
The Forgetful Poet answers last week’s puzzles as follows:
The missing word in the rhyme is “Puffin,” and a house is like a book because it is make up of stories.
The two letters of the alphabet which make a word meaning to surpass are X and L, but you must spell them out so that they will read excel.
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