Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer Poems

1. Trees 12/31/2002
2. Stars 12/31/2002
3. The House with Nobody in It 12/31/2002
4. Old Poets 12/31/2002
5. As Winds That Blow Against A Star 12/31/2002
6. Prayer of a Soldier in France 12/31/2002
7. Love's Lantern 12/31/2002
8. A Blue Valentine 12/31/2002
9. Madness 12/31/2002
10. Citizen of the World 12/31/2002
11. Ballade of my Lady's Beauty 1/4/2003
12. Delicatessen 12/31/2002
13. Memorial Day 12/31/2002
14. Pennies 12/31/2002
15. The Rosary 12/31/2002
16. Alarm Clocks 12/31/2002
17. Easter 12/31/2002
18. Wealth 12/31/2002
19. Roofs 12/31/2002
20. Main Street 12/31/2002

Roofs

(For Amelia Josephine Burr)

The road is wide and the stars are out
and the breath of the night is sweet,
And this is the time when wanderlust should seize upon my feet.
But I'm glad to turn from the open road and the starlight on my face,
And to leave the splendour of out-of-doors for a human dwelling place.

I never have seen a vagabond who really liked to roam

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