Herman Melville: failed poet?

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HERMAN MELVILLE WAS ALSO A FAILED POET – Mark Beauregard – Literary Hub – September 28, 2016:

When Herman Melville died, on September 28th, 1891, 125 years ago, he was still fiddling around with a small, sweet poem called “The Chipmunk:”

Stock-still I stand,
And him I see
Prying, peeping
From Beech-tree;
Crickling, crackling
Gleefully!

Having failed commercially as a novelist, he had spent the last 25 years of his life out of the public eye, and he had written poetry nearly every day. Read more

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