My Fame and Fortune

by John Vance Cheney

John Vance Cheney

I sing home songs, tuning the strings

To lowly music of the ground;

I sing the humble, happy things

The seasons bring me, on their round.

I fellow with the day and night,

To share their fortune and their fame;

Among the names the wild flowers write

Be mine, or let me have no name.

Last updated January 14, 2019