Madison Cawein (1865 -1914) was a poet from Louisville, Kentucky. His wrote thirty-six books and 1,500 poems. Cawein's poetry showed his love of nature and early English and European literature, mythology, and classical allusions. Myth and Romance is an 1899 book of poetry. This collection includes Myth and Romance, Genius Loci, The Rain-Crow, The Harvest Moon, The Old Water-Mill, Anthem of Dawn, Dithyrambics, Hymn to Desire, Music, Jotunheim, Dionysia, The Last Song, Romaunt of the Oak, Morgan le Fay, The Dream of Roderick, Zyps of Zirl, The Glowworm. Ghosts, The Purple Valleys, The Land of Illusion, Spirit of Dreams, To a Wind-Flower, Microcosm, Fortune, Death, The Soul, Conscience, Youth, Life's Seasons, Old Homes, Field and Forest Call, Meeting in Summer, Swinging, Rosemary, Ghost Stories, Dolce far Niente, Words, Reasons, Evasion, In May, Will you Forget?, Clouds of the Autumn Night, The Glory and the Dream, Snow and Fire, Restraint, Why Should I Pine?, When Lydia Smiles, The Rose, A Ballad of Sweethearts, Her Portrait, A Song for Yule, The Puritans' Christmas, Spring, Lines, When Ships put out to Sea, The "Kentucky," Quatrains, and Processional.