The sinking of the "Titanic" was not seen by many to be a topic worthy of poetry, however there were a few of poets who did step up to the plate and commit the tragedy to verse. One of the attached poems was penned by Charles Hanson Towne (1877 - 1949), a poet, essayist and playwright who, at the time of the sinking, was serving as an editor at a magazine called "Designer". The second poet was M.C. Lehr, of whom there is no surviving information.
"The jealous sea moaned in the April night:
"Lo! there are comrades hidden in my heart,
Unfortunately who sought me, sick of life.
But I am hungry for brave souls; I crave
their warmth and passion through my chilling tides..."
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