I have fallen in love with American names, The sharp, gaunt names that never get fat, The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims, The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat, Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.
1927 'American Names'.
We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.Stephen Vincent Benet
One cannot balance tragedy in the scales Unless one weighs it with the tragic heart.Stephen Vincent Benet