Edgar Lee Masters

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

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

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

Lydia Humphrey

Back and forth, back and forth, to and from the church,
With my Bible under my arm
Till I was gray and old;
Unwedded, alone in the world,
Finding brothers and sisters in the congregation,
And children in the church.
I know they laughed and thought me queer.
I knew of the eagle souls that flew high in the sunlight,
Above the spire of the church, and laughed at the church,

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