Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer Poems

1. Thanksgiving 5/8/2015
2. In Memory of Rupert Brooke 6/11/2015
3. The Subway 6/17/2015
4. Gates and Doors 7/23/2015
5. Queen Elizabeth Speaks 6/10/2016
6. The Big Top 8/29/2016
7. Age Comes A-Wooing 5/14/2015
8. The Ballade Of Butterflies 12/13/2014
9. Roses 1/21/2015
10. A Valentine 5/9/2015
11. Mid-Ocean In War-Time 1/21/2015
12. The New School 11/27/2014
13. St. Laurence 12/31/2002
14. Servant Girl And Grocer's Boy 12/31/2002
15. The Apartment House 12/31/2002
16. The Fourth Shepherd 12/31/2002
17. The White Ships And The Red 12/31/2002
18. To A Blackbird And His Mate Who Died In The Spring 12/31/2002
19. Waverley 12/31/2002
20. The Twelve-Forty-Five 12/31/2002
21. Apology 4/26/2011
22. St. Alexis, Patron Of Beggars 12/31/2002
23. To Certain Poets 12/31/2002
24. The Snowman In The Yard 12/31/2002
25. Mount Houvenkopf 12/31/2002
26. Folly 12/31/2002
27. Martin 12/31/2002
28. Houses 12/31/2002
29. Poets 12/31/2002
30. Easter Week 12/31/2002
31. Vision 12/31/2002
32. Wealth 12/31/2002
33. Main Street 12/31/2002
34. Rouge Bouquet 1/4/2003
35. Dave Lilly 12/31/2002
36. Roofs 12/31/2002
37. Easter 12/31/2002
38. The Rosary 12/31/2002
39. Memorial Day 12/31/2002
40. Pennies 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Joyce Kilmer

Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Read the full of Trees

The Big Top

The boom and blare of the big brass band is cheering
to my heart
And I like the smell of the trampled grass and elephants and hay.
I take off my hat to the acrobat with his delicate, strong art,
And the motley mirth of the chalk-faced clown drives all my care
away.
I wish I could feel as they must feel, these players
brave and fair,
Who nonchalantly juggle death before a staring throng.

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