Edgar Lee Masters

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

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

81. Fiddler Jones 1/3/2003
82. Filipinos, Remember Us 4/9/2010
83. Fletcher Mcgee 1/3/2003
84. Flossie Cabanis 1/3/2003
85. Francis Turner 1/3/2003
86. Frank Drummer 1/3/2003
87. Franklin Jones 1/3/2003
88. George Gray 1/3/2003
89. George Trimble 1/3/2003
90. Georgine Sand Miner 1/3/2003
91. Glorious France 4/9/2010
92. Godwin James 1/3/2003
93. Granville Calhoun 1/3/2003
94. Griffy The Cooper 1/3/2003
95. Gustav Richter 1/3/2003
96. Hail! Master Death! 4/9/2010
97. Hamilton Greene 1/3/2003
98. Hamlet Micure 1/3/2003
99. Hannah Armstrong 1/3/2003
100. Hare Drummer 1/3/2003
101. Harlan Sewall 1/3/2003
102. Harmon Whitney 1/3/2003
103. Harold Arnett 1/3/2003
104. Harry Carey Goodhue 1/3/2003
105. Harry Wilmans 1/3/2003
106. Henry C. Calhoun 1/3/2003
107. Henry Layton 1/3/2003
108. Henry Phipps 1/3/2003
109. Henry Tripp 1/3/2003
110. Herbert Marshall 1/3/2003
111. Herman Altman 1/3/2003
112. Hildrup Tubbs 1/3/2003
113. Hiram Scates 1/3/2003
114. Hod Putt 1/3/2003
115. Homer Clapp 1/3/2003
116. Hon. Henry Bennett 1/3/2003
117. Hortense Robbins 1/3/2003
118. Ida Chicken 1/3/2003
119. Ida Frickey 1/3/2003
120. Imanuel Ehrenhardt 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

Seth Compton

When I died, the circulating library
Which I built up for Spoon River,
And managed for the good of inquiring minds,
Was sold at auction on the public square,
As if to destroy the last vestige
Of my memory and influence.
For those of you who could not see the virtue
Of knowing Volney's "Ruins" as well as Butler's "Analogy"
And "Faust" as well as "Evangeline,"

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