The poet Edgar Lee died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Author of Spoon River Anthology, a bestselling free-verse work. His numerous other poetry volumes and prose works include The Golden Fleece of California (poems); Skeeters Kirby (novel); and Lincoln: The Man (biography).
He was born in Garnett, Kansas to a lawyer father. He died at the age of eighty-one in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania.
To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
Beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.
Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own, when the cornerstone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.
Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.
How shall the soul of a man be larger than the life he has lived?