Alan Seeger

(22 June 1888 - 4 July 1916 / New York City, New York)

Alan Seeger Poems

1. Sonnet Xii 1/1/2004
2. Sonnet Xiv 1/1/2004
3. Sonnet Iv 1/1/2004
4. Sonnet 01 1/1/2004
5. Sonnet Vi 1/1/2004
6. Sonnet 11 1/1/2004
7. Sonnet Ii 1/1/2004
8. Sonnet 10 1/1/2004
9. Sonnet 12 1/1/2004
10. Sonnet Viii 1/1/2004
11. Sonnet 02 1/1/2004
12. Sonnet Vii 1/1/2004
13. Sonnet X 1/1/2004
14. Sonnet 06 1/1/2004
15. Sonnet Ix 1/1/2004
16. Sonnet V 1/1/2004
17. Sonnet 07 1/1/2004
18. Sonnet Iii 1/1/2004
19. Sonnet I 1/1/2004
20. To England At The Outbreak Of The Balkan War 1/1/2004
21. Sonnet Xiii 1/1/2004
22. Sonnet 08 1/1/2004
23. The Nympholept 1/1/2004
24. Tezcotzinco 1/1/2004
25. Vivien 1/1/2004
26. Fragments 1/1/2004
27. The Aisne 1/1/2004
28. Virginibus Puerisque . . . 1/1/2004
29. El Extraviado 1/1/2004
30. Sonnet Xv 1/1/2004
31. Sonnet Xi 1/1/2004
32. Sonnet 05 1/1/2004
33. Sonnet 04 1/1/2004
34. Written In A Volume Of The Comtesse De Noailles 1/1/2004
35. The Old Lowe House, Staten Island 1/1/2004
36. Sonnet 03 1/1/2004
37. The Torture Of Cuauhtemoc 1/1/2004
38. Resurgam 1/1/2004
39. Tithonus 1/1/2004
40. On The Cliffs, Newport 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Alan Seeger

I Have A Rendezvous With Death

I have a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
When Spring comes back with rustling shade
And apple-blossoms fill the air—
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Spring brings back blue days and fair.

It may be he shall take my hand
And lead me into his dark land
And close my eyes and quench my breath—
It may be I shall pass him still.
I have a rendezvous with Death
On some scarred slope of battered hill,
When Spring comes round again this year
And the first meadow-flowers appear.

God knows 'twere better to be deep
Pillowed in silk ...

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Sonnet 12

Clouds rosy-tinted in the setting sun,
Depths of the azure eastern sky between,
Plains where the poplar-bordered highways run,
Patched with a hundred tints of brown and green, --
Beauty of Earth, when in thy harmonies
The cannon's note has ceased to be a part,
I shall return once more and bring to these
The worship of an undivided heart.
Of those sweet potentialities that wait

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