The cur foretells the knell of parting day;
The loafing herd winds slowly o’er the lea;
The wise man homewards plods; I only stay
To fiddle-faddle in a minor key.
Born: 24 June 1842. Ohio, USA
Died: c.1914, Chihuahua Desert, Mexico?
Bierce was a journalist, poet, short story writer, and American Civil War veteran. His book “The Devil’s Dictionary” was named as one of the 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. A prolific writer Bierce was regarded as one of the most influential journalists in the USA and a pioneer of realist fiction