Outwitted, by Edwin Markham

AMERICANIST: INSPIRATIONAL POETRY

He drew a circle that shut me out.
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!

By Edwin Markham


(Photo Credit: Press photograph from the George Grantham Bain collection, donated to the Library of Congress in 1948. There are no restrictions on the use of this photo.)


Edwin Markham (born Charles Edward Anson Markham April 23, 1852 – March 7, 1940) was an American poet. From 1923 to 1931 he was Poet Laureate of Oregon.