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Arthur Guiterman

Arthur Guiterman is the author of The Laughing Muse: Arthur Guiterman [1915 ] (Cornell University Library, 2009).

by this poet

poem
Fern seed, hemp seed, water of the well, 
   Bark of wizard hazel-wand, berry of the bay, 
Let the fairy gifts of you mingle with the spell, 
   Guard the precious life and soul of him that's far away! 

Oak slip, thorn slip, crystal of the dew, 
   Morsel of his native earth, shoot of mountain pine, 
Lend his