"Ode of Homage"

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Title

"Ode of Homage"

Subject

Digitized image of a poem written by Bert Stamps and printed in the "Gossip of the Stage" column of the Freeman. The poem, entitled "Ode of Homage," is a tribute to Aida Overton Walker.

Creator

Written by Bert Stamps

Source

Freeman (Indianapolis, IN)

Publisher

Google Newspaper Archive

Date

Written Jan. 14, 1913
Published in the Freeman Feb. 8, 1913

Format

Electronic Resource

Type

Text

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ODE OF HOMAGE.
(Composed by Bert Stamps, anuary 14, 1913.)

An ode to Aida Overton Walker,
Our pre-eminent comedienne,
Masterpiece of the Divine Creator's
Artistic femininity.
Paramountess of classis vaudeville,
Cantatrice and dancer unique,
Who merits this appropriate title,
A terrestrial "Fairy" on feet.

May her life be one long summer evening,
Of pleasure devoid of pain;
With immortal honor achieving,
Then ambition's zenith attain.
May her fascinating characteristics,
Which gained universal fame,
Like the mystical hiroglyphics,
In our memory ever remain.

Then when God in His infinite wisdom
Calls her to celestial rest,
May she pass like a nocturnal vision
To the home of the pure and blessed.
May Christ as divine compensation
Give her soul an eternal permit
To roam at will in love consolation,
With George Walker in supernal bliss.

Original Format

Digital reproduction of print newspaper clipping