Verse > Anthologies > Harriet Monroe, ed. > Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1912–22
Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Crown, the Plate and the Bowl
By Skipwith Cannéll
From “Songs of Hunger”

YOU’LL crown my head with a silver crown
    You’ll bring me food on a golden plate,
    You’ll offer me drink from a carven cup—
If only I bow me down.
But the crown was wrought by a wanton trull,        5
    The gold was wrung from an harlot’s hire,
    The wine is blood, and the bowl you bring
Was carved from an human skull.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.