James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

James Whitcomb Riley Poems

81. At Noon--And Midnight 4/9/2010
82. At Sea 4/9/2010
83. At Utter Loaf 4/9/2010
84. August 4/9/2010
85. Autumn 4/9/2010
86. Away 4/9/2010
87. Babyhood 4/9/2010
88. Back From A Two-Years' Sentence 4/9/2010
89. Becalmed 4/9/2010
90. Bedouin 4/9/2010
91. Being His Mother 4/9/2010
92. Bewildering Emotions 4/9/2010
93. Billy And His Drum 4/9/2010
94. Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show 4/9/2010
95. Blind 4/9/2010
96. Blooms Of May 4/9/2010
97. Bryant 4/9/2010
98. By Her White Bed 4/9/2010
99. Climatic Sorcery 4/9/2010
100. Company Manners 4/9/2010
101. Cousin Rufus' Story 4/9/2010
102. Craqueodoom 4/9/2010
103. Curly Locks 4/9/2010
104. Dan Paine 4/9/2010
105. Das Krist Kindel 4/9/2010
106. Dawn, Noon And Dewfall 4/9/2010
107. Dead In Sight Of Fame 4/9/2010
108. Dead Leaves 4/9/2010
109. Dead Selves 4/9/2010
110. Dear Hands 4/9/2010
111. Dearth 4/9/2010
112. Doc Sifers 4/9/2010
113. Donn Piatt Of Mac-O-Chee 4/9/2010
114. Dot Leedle Boy 4/9/2010
115. Down Around The River 4/9/2010
116. Down On Wriggle Crick 4/9/2010
117. Dream 4/9/2010
118. Dreamer, Say 4/9/2010
119. Dream-March 4/9/2010
120. Dusk 4/9/2010
Best Poem of James Whitcomb Riley

A Life-Lesson

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
But childish troubles will soon pass by. --
There! little girl; don't cry!

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your slate, I know;
And the glad, wild ways
Of your schoolgirl days
Are things of the long ago;
But life and love will soon come by. --
There! little girl; don't cry!

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your heart I know;
And the rainbow gleams ...

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Orlie Wilde

A goddess, with a siren's grace,--
A sun-haired girl on a craggy place
Above a bay where fish-boats lay
Drifting about like birds of prey.

Wrought was she of a painter's dream,--
Wise only as are artists wise,
My artist-friend, Rolf Herschkelhiem,
With deep sad eyes of oversize,

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