Spoon River Anthology

Author: Edgar Lee Masters

Penniwit, the Artist

I LOST my patronage in Spoon River
From trying to put my mind in the camera
To catch the soul of the person.
The very best picture I ever took
Was of Judge Somers, attorney at law.
He sat upright and had me pause
Till he got his cross-eye straight.
Then when he was ready he said "all right."
And I yelled "overruled" and his eye turned up.
And I caught him just as he used to look
When saying "l except."


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Chicago: Edgar Lee Masters, "Penniwit, the Artist," Spoon River Anthology in Spoon River Anthology Original Sources, accessed July 24, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKXEJDBN8TV284B.

MLA: Masters, Edgar Lee. "Penniwit, the Artist." Spoon River Anthology, in Spoon River Anthology, Original Sources. 24 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKXEJDBN8TV284B.

Harvard: Masters, EL, 'Penniwit, the Artist' in Spoon River Anthology. cited in , Spoon River Anthology. Original Sources, retrieved 24 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKXEJDBN8TV284B.