My Choice

by John Vance Cheney

John Vance Cheney

I would rather be

In the shade of a tree,

With a song and a handful of daisies,

Than the darling of victory

'Mid the bray of the rabble's praises.

I would rather ride

On the wings inside,

Whither hoofs and horns come not after,

Then take to me Fame for a bride,

Rouged Fame, with her leer and her laughter.

Last updated January 14, 2019