Langdon Smith (4 January 1858 - 8 April 1908) was an American journalist and celebrated "one-poem poet".
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... Aside from his journalism Smith's only known work is the romantic poem "Evolution", sometimes sub-titled or mistakenly called "A Tadpole and a Fish" ... In his biographical sketch of Smith Lewis Allen Brown describes it as follows "… it is as the author of " Evolution " that he is best remembered ... Smith received thousands of congratulatory letters from all parts of the world, accompanied by requests for copies of the poem which were exceedingly difficult to ...
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“When you were a tadpole and I was a fish
In the Paleozoic time,
And side by side, on the ebbing tide,
We sprawled through the ooze and slime,
Or skittered with many a caudal flip
Through the depths of the Cambrian fen,
My heart was rife with the joy of life,
For I loved you even then.”
—Langdon Smith (18581908)
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—Liz Smith (b. 1923)