|The Rhyme Maker
Daskam Bacon published solely using only her maiden name, Josephine
Daskam. Noted for her use of female protagonists, Josephine was a
prolific and respected writer of fiction and poetry.
- S.H. Bass
Josephine Daskam (1876-1961), American writer
heart it was a cup of gold
at his lip did long to lie,
he hath drunk the red wine down,
tossed the goblet by.
heart it was a floating bird
through the world did wander free,
he hath locked it in a cage,
lost the silver key.
heart it was a white, white rose
bloomed upon a broken bough,
did but wear it for an hour,
it is withered now.
from Poems (1903)
Poems by Josephine Daskam
at The Internet Archive