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

(For Aline)

From what old ballad, or from what rich frame
Did you descend to glorify the earth?
Was it from Chaucer's singing book you came?
Or did Watteau's small brushes give you birth?

Nothing so exquisite as that slight hand
Could Raphael or Leonardo trace.

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