Live blindly and upon the hour. The Lord, Who was the Future, died full long ago. Knowledge which is the Past is folly. Go, Poor, child, and be not to thyself abhorred. Around thine earth sun-winged winds do blow And planets roll; a meteor draws his sword; The rainbow breaks his seven-coloured chord And
Trumbull Stickney was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 20, 1874. He received a BA from Harvard University in 1895, where he served as editor of the Harvard Monthly, and a doctoral degree from the Sorbonne. He published his debut poetry collection, Dramatic Verses, in 1902. The next year, he took on a position teaching Greek at Harvard University. Stickney died of a brain tumor on October 11, 1904. The Poems of Trumbull Stickney (Houghton, Mifflin & Co.), edited by George Cabot Lodge, William Vaughn Moody, and John Ellerton Lodge, was published posthumously in 1905.