Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

1. Peleg Poague 1/3/2003
2. Perry Zoll 1/3/2003
3. Nicholas Bindle 1/3/2003
4. Isaiah Beethoven 1/3/2003
5. Hiram Scates 1/3/2003
6. Isa Nutter 1/3/2003
7. Percival Sharp 1/3/2003
8. Nancy Knapp 1/3/2003
9. Hon. Henry Bennett 1/3/2003
10. Harry Carey Goodhue 1/3/2003
11. On A Picture Of John D. Rockefeller 4/9/2010
12. Ippolit Konovaloff 1/3/2003
13. Henry C. Calhoun 1/3/2003
14. Pauline Barrett 1/3/2003
15. Edith Conant 1/3/2003
16. Father Malloy 1/3/2003
17. Elijah Browning 1/3/2003
18. Ezra Bartlett 1/3/2003
19. English Thornton 1/3/2003
20. Conrad Siever 1/3/2003
21. Calvin Campbell 1/3/2003
22. Henry Tripp 1/3/2003
23. Gustav Richter 1/3/2003
24. Harold Arnett 1/3/2003
25. Jennie M'Grew 1/3/2003
26. Clarence Fawcett 1/3/2003
27. Le Roy Goldman 1/3/2003
28. Frank Drummer 1/3/2003
29. Magrady Graham 1/3/2003
30. Ida Chicken 1/3/2003
31. Elliott Hawkins 1/3/2003
32. Charles Webster 1/3/2003
33. Barry Holden 1/3/2003
34. Batterson Dobyns 1/3/2003
35. John M. Church 1/3/2003
36. Harlan Sewall 1/3/2003
37. Minerva Jones 1/3/2003
38. Daniel M'Cumber 1/3/2003
39. Griffy The Cooper 1/3/2003
40. Eugenia Todd 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Edgar Lee Masters

Silence

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths,
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities --
We cannot speak.

A curious boy asks an old soldier
Sitting in front of the grocery store,
"How did you lose your leg?"
And the old soldier is struck with silence, ...

Read the full of Silence

Seth Compton

When I died, the circulating library
Which I built up for Spoon River,
And managed for the good of inquiring minds,
Was sold at auction on the public square,
As if to destroy the last vestige
Of my memory and influence.
For those of you who could not see the virtue
Of knowing Volney's "Ruins" as well as Butler's "Analogy"
And "Faust" as well as "Evangeline,"

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