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Fenton Johnson
(1888-1958) born on
US poet, playwright. He had several plays performed before his first volume of poetry was published; his free verse is often marked by protest.
God is the Old Repair Man.
When we are junk in Nature's storehouse he takes us apart.
What is good he lays aside; he might use it someday.
What has decayed he buries in six feet of sod to nurture the weeds.

You can only die each morning, And live again in the dreams of night.
These are my people, I have built for them
a castle in the cloister of my heart . . .
I am tired of work; I am tired of building up somebody else's civilization.
It seemed to me like trying to walk on the Atlantic Ocean to obtain recognition in the literary world.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Old Repair Man."
R: "The Daily Grind."
A: "These Are My People," "A Little Dreaming," 1914.
N: "Tired."
K: c. 1920; in "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995.

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