Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer Poems

1. Thanksgiving 5/8/2015
2. A Valentine 5/9/2015
3. Age Comes A-Wooing 5/14/2015
4. The Ballade Of Butterflies 12/13/2014
5. Roses 1/21/2015
6. The New School 11/27/2014
7. Mid-Ocean In War-Time 1/21/2015
8. St. Laurence 12/31/2002
9. The Apartment House 12/31/2002
10. Servant Girl And Grocer's Boy 12/31/2002
11. The Fourth Shepherd 12/31/2002
12. Apology 4/26/2011
13. To A Blackbird And His Mate Who Died In The Spring 12/31/2002
14. The Twelve-Forty-Five 12/31/2002
15. The White Ships And The Red 12/31/2002
16. To Certain Poets 12/31/2002
17. St. Alexis, Patron Of Beggars 12/31/2002
18. Waverley 12/31/2002
19. The Snowman In The Yard 12/31/2002
20. Mount Houvenkopf 12/31/2002
21. Rouge Bouquet 1/4/2003
22. Martin 12/31/2002
23. Houses 12/31/2002
24. Folly 12/31/2002
25. Poets 12/31/2002
26. The Rosary 12/31/2002
27. Easter Week 12/31/2002
28. Main Street 12/31/2002
29. Roofs 12/31/2002
30. Dave Lilly 12/31/2002
31. To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself 12/31/2002
32. Wealth 12/31/2002
33. Easter 12/31/2002
34. Memorial Day 12/31/2002
35. Pennies 12/31/2002
36. Citizen Of The World 12/31/2002
37. Alarm Clocks 12/31/2002
38. Vision 12/31/2002
39. A Blue Valentine 12/31/2002
40. Delicatessen 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Joyce Kilmer

Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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Memorial Day

"Dulce et decorum est"

The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings to-day.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.

The roses blossom white and red
On tombs where weary soldiers lie;

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