The Man who wrote ‘The Man with a Hoe’

I found this fascinating. I knew the poem but not the author until I looked him up in Wikipedia.

A Poet  Laureate for the state of Oregon and now most of his work has been forgotten. Do you want to read more of his poetry?


by Edwin Markham (1852-1940)

He drew a circle that shut me out —
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!

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To see some of my short stories go to