Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

1. Inexorable Deities -new- 6/23/2015
2. Peleg Poague 1/3/2003
3. Perry Zoll 1/3/2003
4. Nicholas Bindle 1/3/2003
5. Isaiah Beethoven 1/3/2003
6. Hiram Scates 1/3/2003
7. Isa Nutter 1/3/2003
8. Percival Sharp 1/3/2003
9. Nancy Knapp 1/3/2003
10. On A Picture Of John D. Rockefeller 4/9/2010
11. Hon. Henry Bennett 1/3/2003
12. Harry Carey Goodhue 1/3/2003
13. Dow Kritt 1/3/2003
14. Ippolit Konovaloff 1/3/2003
15. Henry C. Calhoun 1/3/2003
16. Pauline Barrett 1/3/2003
17. Edith Conant 1/3/2003
18. Father Malloy 1/3/2003
19. Elijah Browning 1/3/2003
20. Ezra Bartlett 1/3/2003
21. English Thornton 1/3/2003
22. Conrad Siever 1/3/2003
23. Calvin Campbell 1/3/2003
24. Henry Tripp 1/3/2003
25. Gustav Richter 1/3/2003
26. Harold Arnett 1/3/2003
27. Jennie M'Grew 1/3/2003
28. Clarence Fawcett 1/3/2003
29. Le Roy Goldman 1/3/2003
30. Frank Drummer 1/3/2003
31. Magrady Graham 1/3/2003
32. Ida Chicken 1/3/2003
33. Elliott Hawkins 1/3/2003
34. Charles Webster 1/3/2003
35. Barry Holden 1/3/2003
36. Batterson Dobyns 1/3/2003
37. John M. Church 1/3/2003
38. Harlan Sewall 1/3/2003
39. Minerva Jones 1/3/2003
40. Daniel M'Cumber 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Edgar Lee Masters

Silence

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths,
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities --
We cannot speak.

A curious boy asks an old soldier
Sitting in front of the grocery store,
"How did you lose your leg?"
And the old soldier is struck with silence, ...

Read the full of Silence

Elliott Hawkins

I looked like Abraham Lincoln.
I was one of you, Spoon River, in all fellowship,
But standing for the rights of property and for order.
A regular church attendant,
Sometimes appearing in your town meetings to warn you
Against the evils of discontent and envy,
And to denounce those who tried to destroy the Union,
And to point to the peril of the Knights of Labor.
My success and my example are inevitable influences

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