Stephen Vincent Benet

(1898 - 1943 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Stephen Vincent Benet Poems

1. Campus Sonnets: Talk 3/30/2010
2. Minor Litany 8/31/2015
3. Campus Sonnets: May Morning 3/30/2010
4. The Drug-Shop, Or, Endymion In Edmonstoun 1/3/2003
5. Nos Immortales 1/3/2003
6. Alexander Vi Dines With The Cardinal Of Capua 1/3/2003
7. Campus Sonnets: Before An Examination 3/30/2010
8. Ghosts Of A Lunatic Asylum 3/30/2010
9. The Falconer Of God 3/30/2010
10. The City Revisited 1/3/2003
11. The General Public 1/3/2003
12. The Fiddling Wood 1/3/2003
13. Rain After A Vaudeville Show 1/3/2003
14. Portrait Of A Baby 1/3/2003
15. Talk 1/3/2003
16. The Breaking Point 1/3/2003
17. The Hemp 1/3/2003
18. Before An Examination 1/3/2003
19. Young Blood 1/3/2003
20. Three Day's Ride 3/30/2010
21. Campus Sonnets: Return - 1917 3/30/2010
22. The Congressmen Came Out To See Bull Run 3/30/2010
23. Portrait Of A Boy 1/3/2003
24. Dedication 1/3/2003
25. The Innovator 1/3/2003
26. A Minor Poet 1/3/2003
27. Return - 1917 1/3/2003
28. Road And Hills 1/3/2003
29. The White Peacock 1/3/2003
30. 1936 3/30/2010
31. Robert E. Lee 3/30/2010
32. Army Of Northern Virginia 3/30/2010
33. Winged Man 1/3/2003
34. The Lover In Hell 1/3/2003
35. Difference 3/30/2010
36. The Quality Of Courage 1/3/2003
37. Ghosts Of A Lunatic Asylum 1/3/2003
38. Poor Devil! 1/3/2003
39. May Morning 1/3/2003
40. Metropolitan Nightmare 3/30/2010
Best Poem of Stephen Vincent Benet

American Names

I have fallen in love with American names,
The sharp names that never get fat,
The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims,
The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat,
Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.

Seine and Piave are silver spoons,
But the spoonbowl-metal is thin and worn,
There are English counties like hunting-tunes
Played on the keys of a postboy's horn,
But I will remember where I was born.

I will remember Carquinez Straits,
Little French Lick and Lundy's Lane,
The Yankee ships and the Yankee dates
And the bullet-towns of Calamity Jane.
I ...

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The Innovator

(A Pharaoh Speaks.)

I said, "Why should a pyramid
Stand always dully on its base?
I'll change it! Let the top be hid,
The bottom take the apex-place!"
And as I bade they did.

The people flocked in, scores on scores,

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