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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
You can only die each morning, And live again in the dreams of night.
A
These are my people, I have built for them
a castle in the cloister of my heart . . .
N
I am tired of work; I am tired of building up somebody else's civilization.
K
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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