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!
For further poems go to :
To see some of my short stories go to www.edwardmcdermott.net