Vagabond's House

Vagabond s House An extraordinarily popular collection of poems written in and about Hawaii First published in the book went through two printings a year for many years and Blanding became the most popular Amer

  • Title: Vagabond's House
  • Author: Don Blanding
  • ISBN: 9781557092304
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • An extraordinarily popular collection of poems written in and about Hawaii First published in 1928, the book went through two printings a year for many years, and Blanding became the most popular American poet of the period Vagabond s House is an ideal expression of that imaginary retreat which each man builds and furnishes according to his heart s desires Dreamy illuAn extraordinarily popular collection of poems written in and about Hawaii First published in 1928, the book went through two printings a year for many years, and Blanding became the most popular American poet of the period Vagabond s House is an ideal expression of that imaginary retreat which each man builds and furnishes according to his heart s desires Dreamy illustrations give the book a look to match.

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    About “Don Blanding

    • Don Blanding

      Donald Benson Blanding was an American poet who sentimentalized warm climates and was sometimes described as poet laureate of Hawaii He was also known as a journalist, author of prose, artist, and speaker Born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, he later grew up alongside a young Lucille Billie Cassin later known as Joan Crawford , later assisting her after she cut her foot on a broken milk bottle Blanding would make this incident the focus of a poem he wrote when the two met years later He trained between 1913 and 1915 at the Art Institute of Chicago Blanding pursued further art studies in 1920, in Paris and London, traveled in Central America and the Yucatan, and resumed living in Honolulu in 1921 Finding work as an artist in an advertising agency, he happened into two years of writing poems published daily in the Honolulu Star Bulletin for an advertiser The popularity of these ad poems led Blanding to follow the advice of newspaper colleagues by publishing a collection of his poetry in 1923 When his privately published 2000 copies quickly sold out, he followed it with a commercially published edition the same year, and with additional verse and prose books For his fifth book in 1928, he no longer used a local or West Coast publisher, but the New York publisher Dodd, Mead Company The result, Vagabond s House, was reviewed promptly by the New York Times, and was a great commercial success By 1948 it went through nearly fifty printings in several editions that together sold over 150,000 copies.In 1927, he suggested and founded the annual holiday, Lei Day, in Hawaii While he remained strongly attached to Hawaii, his connections to the world of celebrities drew him often to the mainland, and his income made hotel life and multiple residences feasible Blanding married Dorothy Binney Putnam, on June 13, 1940, and they lived in Fort Pierce, Florida He died without issue on June 9, 1957.For information about the life and art of this artist and poet, see the website link referenced above.

    180 thoughts on “Vagabond's House

    • Vagabond’s House is a book that sparked my interest, through a genre that does not usually do so. It captures the everlasting themes of relaxation, dreams and hopes, and curiosity. I might like to imagine the author trying to encourage lifestyles that have these themes, as well as promote the open and curious thoughts that prompt a person to try new things, as well as let things go. This author put a lot of work into making this book show his personal beliefs, because of the style of his poe [...]


    • "Vagabond's House" is one of about 10 books that Don Blanding wrote. He lived for a time in Hawaii and this book reflects his love for the islands. "Some of us drift to these shores on the trade-winds;Drift here and linger. The days slip along,Autumn and summer, the spring and the winterPass like the uncounted notes of a song.Some of our hearts find their roots here and blossom.Harder each day to depart if one lingers,Hours and days and the months and the seasonsTrickle like water and sand throu [...]


    • This collection of poems was first published in 1928, and I remember my grandmother and I picking up my first copy (torn and tattered) from the local thrift store in Massachusetts. As a child, and now as an adult, I enjoyed this wonderful book of poems and illustrations about world travel and following your heart’s desires! You will spend hours with this book imagining fanciful adventures to faraway places and all of the wonderful trinkets and memories you might one day collect!


    • I loved the vagabond/gypsy feel of his values: the value of true treasure, love of books, and a heart that needs to wander. But I annoy a beach girl; give me mountains and rivers, chill autumns, fresh springs, and gray winters rather than summer at the beach. All in all, I do like it. Beautiful rhyme schemes, imagery, and sensory language.


    • I found this book on a shelf in my Grandmother's home in Hana, Maui and devoured in a sitting (on a lovely beach, in case you were wondering). The poems are charming though a little old-world. Many poems deal with food and eating (poi, luaus) and plants, trees and all things Hawai'ian garden. The edition I read was illustrated by the author with wonderful, simple prints.


    • My Dad gave me this book, and it remains the most treasured book I own. These poems awakened a wanderlust in me long before I began to travel. "Names! The lure in names of places, stirring thoughts of foreign faces, ports and palaces and steamers, names are ships to carry dreamers."


    • Picture book with poems evocative of the spirit of Aloha, woodblock-like pen and ink drawings in art deco style. Romanticized Hawaiiana from the early to mid-Twentieth Century. Not a thick heavy book. Very enjoyable.


    • Don Blandings poetry is simple yet transforming. It does not need to be interpreted or thought on too longjust revel in the places he takes you. I love all of his books.



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