TO A PATIENT WIFE
Remorse descends upon me now
As I recall our marriage vow,
And think of things I did not do
That might have lessened toil for you.
I never learned to grow a flower I never learned to make a fire,
To fix the roof or hang a door
Hays, Brooks; Poetry; African Americans--Civil rights
What is the American dream?
It is the anticipation that sometime we will be able to say — Here is equality and freedom; Here is brotherhood and justice.
The dream is of compassion expressing itself in society's concern for those who fall by the...
Hays, Brooks--Death and burial; Hays, Brooks--Influence; Editorials;
David S. Broder
The Spirit of Brooks Hays
Brooks Hays of Arkansas was a wispy, balding man who was a presence in Washington for almost half of his 83 years-a favorite character, a beloved storyteller and a moral force of al-most unequaled...
Immediately after the 1958 election, Brooks' friends
held a testimonial dinner, brooks gave a speech which
revealed the basic philosophy of government that guided
him throughout his life:
While I honor the office of representative, I am