Poem "Anne Rutledge" by Edgar Lee Masters

Title

Poem "Anne Rutledge" by Edgar Lee Masters

Description

Edgar Lee Masters writes, signs, and dates his twelve line poem "Anne Rutledge".

Creator

Masters, Edgar Lee

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1939-10-02

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300532
T1939.10.02-MISC

Transcription

Anne Rutledge Out of me unworthy and unknown The vibrations of deathless music; "With malice toward none, with charity for all." Out of me the forgiveness of millions toward millions, and the beneficent face of a nation Shining with justice and truth. I am Anne Rutledge who sleeps beneath these weeds, Beloved in life of Abraham Lincoln, Wedded to him, not through union, But through separation, Bloom forever, O Republic, From the dust of my bosom! Edgar Lee Masters October 2 1939 N.Y.C.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p
23 x 21 cm

Citation

Masters, Edgar Lee, “Poem "Anne Rutledge" by Edgar Lee Masters,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 19, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8372.