- Bowers, Neal
Words for the Taking: The Hunt for a Plagiarist
W. W. Norton, New York, 1997, Cloth, , , ISBN 0393040070 , Fine /Fine
143 pp. 'Following the discovery of a single stolen poem, Neal Bowers, poet and professor of English at Iowa State, finds alarming evidence of repeated thefts of two of his poems.'--Jacket blurb. Neal Bowers has published three volumes of poetry, including his recent Night Vision, and two scholarly works.
May! queen of blossoms, And fulfilling flowers, With what pretty music Shall we charm the hours? Wilt thou have pipe and reed, Blown in the open mead? Or to the lute give heed In the green bowers? Thou hast no need of us, Or pipe or wire; Thou hast the golden bee Ripened with fire; And many thousand more Songsters, that thee adore, Filling earth's grassy floor With new desire. Thou hast thy mighty herds, Tame and free-livers; Doubt not, thy music too In the deep rivers, And the whole plumy flight Warbling the day and night - Up at the gates of light, See, the lark quivers!Edward Hovell-Thurlow [1781-1829]