Edgar Lee Masters

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

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

1. Ralph Rhodes 1/3/2003
2. Peleg Poague 1/3/2003
3. Percival Sharp 1/3/2003
4. O Glorious France 1/3/2003
5. Nancy Knapp 1/3/2003
6. Ippolit Konovaloff 1/3/2003
7. Perry Zoll 1/3/2003
8. Hiram Scates 1/3/2003
9. Isa Nutter 1/3/2003
10. Magrady Graham 1/3/2003
11. James Garber 1/3/2003
12. Frank Drummer 1/3/2003
13. Charles Webster 1/3/2003
14. Clarence Fawcett 1/3/2003
15. Nicholas Bindle 1/3/2003
16. Jefferson Howard 1/3/2003
17. Oaks Tutt 1/3/2003
18. On A Bust 1/3/2003
19. Isaiah Beethoven 1/3/2003
20. Conrad Siever 1/3/2003
21. Justice Arnett 1/3/2003
22. Calvin Campbell 1/3/2003
23. Barry Holden 1/3/2003
24. English Thornton 1/3/2003
25. Ezra Bartlett 1/3/2003
26. Adam Weirauch 1/3/2003
27. Henry C. Calhoun 1/3/2003
28. Joseph Dixon 1/3/2003
29. Elijah Browning 1/3/2003
30. Jeremy Carlisle 1/3/2003
31. Rita Matlock Gruenberg 1/3/2003
32. Le Roy Goldman 1/3/2003
33. Robert Southey Burke 1/3/2003
34. Mickey M'Grew 1/3/2003
35. Lois Spears 1/3/2003
36. Jacob Godbey 1/3/2003
37. Albert Schirding 1/3/2003
38. Rebecca Wasson 1/3/2003
39. John M. Church 1/3/2003
40. Batterson Dobyns 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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