A Quarrel With Himself

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

from W. B. Yeats' Essays (1924)

When Edward was not busy with his professional projects and pursuits, he found time to literally wax poetic. From a rumination on facing the Almighty upon death to a profile of his beloved wife, Hitchcock's poetry spans a wide swath of subjects that speak to the various recurrent themes of his life, which help lend shape to the form of his legacy.