poem index


William Henry Venable

Printer-friendly version

William Henry Venable, born April 29, 1836, is the author of several books, including Floridian Sonnets (R. G. Badger, 1909); Cincinnati, a Civic Ode (1907); and Saga of the Oak and Other Poems (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1904). He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 6, 1920.

by this poet

Captured! Along the beach those shouts reveal 
   The fisherman exultant victor! Hark! 
   The Karcharos, from out his crystalline, dark 
Blue lair by rud of flesh and lurking steel 
Bewrayed, hath ravined down with his last meal 
   Death as a gobbet. On the hot sand, stark, 
   He gasps and shudders agonizing