Douglas Malloch

Douglas Malloch

About Douglas Malloch

American poet Douglas Malloch was born on May 5, 1877, in Muskegon, Michigan. Living in the center of the lumber industry meant Malloch was surrounded by forests, logging camps, and lumber yards. These simple roots were the inspiration for his poetry. He quickly became famous as a “Lumberman’s poet.” In addition to being a poet, story-story writer, and associate editor, he wrote the Michigan State Song. Douglas Malloch passed away on July 2, 1938.

    Poems by Douglas Malloch

  • Be The Best Of Whatever You Are

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
    Be a scrub in the valley — but be
    The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
    Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

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  • It's Fine Today

    in Famous Life Poems

    Sure, this world is full of trouble
    I ain't said it ain't.
    Lord, I've had enough and double
    Reason for complaint;

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  • Good Timber

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    The tree that never had to fight
    For sun and sky and air and light,
    But stood out in the open plain
    And always got its share of rain,

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    This is a poem that addresses the law of nature. No one can go against it. The poet has used metaphorical language to depict the similarities between man and other creations of nature. Nature...

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