William Plumer Fowler
I love the restfulness of foggy days,
When trees and flowers and shrubs are pearled with dew,
When sun-parched lawns lost greennesses renew,
And Earth's bright colors yield to softer grays.
(photo by Jim Cerny)
From Granite Ledges
by William Plumer Fowler, Bruce Humphries Inc., 1943, p. 61. Reprinted with permission.
William Plumer Fowler (1900-1993) lived most of his life in the Little Boar's Head District of North Hampton. An alumnus of Roxbury Latin School, Dartmouth College, and Harvard Law School, he practiced law in Boston until he was 72. His diverse interests included publishing several books of poetry and a book on the identity of Shakespeare. See his poem Oscar Laighton's Bailer
in our October, 2007, issue.
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