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Lawyers and Poetry
Marx Greentree Sabel
[Photograph--compliments of Jane Kugelman] [October 18, 2008]
Marx Sabel was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1894. He was an only child. His family moved to Jacksonville, Florida when he was still a young boy. His parents went to Europe every year, and his father loved to gamble in Monte Carlo. Sabel was sent away to a military academy at age 8, and at 14, he went to college at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in three years and continued on to Columbia Law School. After law school, Sabel begin his legal practice in Jacksonville.
Sabel married Rebecca Rosenblum, the oldest of six children, after World War I and they had two daughters, one who died in 1988.
[My thanks to Jane Kugelman, Mark Sabel's daughter who so graciously provided biographical information about her father, a photograph, and a collection of his poetry.]
A Marx Sabel poem:
I shall remember you as wistfulness,
There was no giving, no, and naught of asking,--
[Contemporary Verse Anthology1916-1920 47 (New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1920)]
Sabel was published frequently in Poetry. His poems in that magazine include:
"The Wise Man" (December 1924)