John Edward Masefield (1878-1967) Handwritten Poem Signed, "I have seen flowers come in stony places, And kind things done by men with ugly faces, And the Gold Cup won, by the worst horse, at the Races, So I trust, too. John Masefield, April the 22 nd, 1954.", 4.75 x 3, black ink, by the English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate from 1930 until 1967. Among his best known works are the children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and the poems The Everlasting Mercy and "Sea-Fever". In fine condition.