Edgar Lee Masters

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

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

121. Indignation Jones 1/3/2003
122. Inexorable Deities 6/23/2015
123. Ippolit Konovaloff 1/3/2003
124. Isa Nutter 1/3/2003
125. Isaiah Beethoven 1/3/2003
126. J. Milton Miles 1/3/2003
127. Jack Mcguire 1/3/2003
128. Jacob Godbey 1/3/2003
129. Jacob Goodpasture 1/3/2003
130. James Garber 1/3/2003
131. Jeduthan Hawley 1/3/2003
132. Jefferson Howard 1/3/2003
133. Jennie M'Grew 1/3/2003
134. Jeremy Carlisle 1/3/2003
135. Jim Brown 1/3/2003
136. John Ballard 1/3/2003
137. John Cabanis 1/3/2003
138. John Hancock Otis 1/3/2003
139. John Horace Burleson 1/3/2003
140. John M. Church 1/3/2003
141. John Wasson 1/3/2003
142. Johnnie Sayre 1/3/2003
143. Jonas Keene 1/3/2003
144. Jonathan Houghton 1/3/2003
145. Jonathan Swift Somers 1/3/2003
146. Joseph Dixon 1/3/2003
147. Josiah Tompkins 1/3/2003
148. Judge Selah Lively 1/3/2003
149. Judge Somers 1/3/2003
150. Judson Stoddard 1/3/2003
151. Julia Miller 1/3/2003
152. Julian Scott 1/3/2003
153. Justice Arnett 1/3/2003
154. Kinsey Keene 1/3/2003
155. Knowlt Hoheimer 1/3/2003
156. Lambert Hutchins 1/3/2003
157. Le Roy Goldman 1/3/2003
158. Lilian Stewart 1/3/2003
159. Lois Spears 1/3/2003
160. Louise Smith 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Edgar Lee Masters

George Gray

I have studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me --
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor.
In truth it pictures not my destination
But my life.
For love was offered me and I shrank from its disillusionment;
Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid;
Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances.
Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life.
And now I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the ...

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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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