Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer Poems

1. Trees 12/31/2002
2. Stars 12/31/2002
3. The House with Nobody in It 12/31/2002
4. Old Poets 12/31/2002
5. Prayer of a Soldier in France 12/31/2002
6. As Winds That Blow Against A Star 12/31/2002
7. Love's Lantern 12/31/2002
8. Madness 12/31/2002
9. Memorial Day 12/31/2002
10. Ballade of my Lady's Beauty 1/4/2003
11. Delicatessen 12/31/2002
12. A Blue Valentine 12/31/2002
13. Easter 12/31/2002
14. Roofs 12/31/2002
15. Citizen of the World 12/31/2002
16. Easter Week 12/31/2002
17. Pennies 12/31/2002
18. Alarm Clocks 12/31/2002
19. To a Young Poet who Killed Himself 12/31/2002
20. Dave Lilly 12/31/2002

Alarm Clocks

When Dawn strides out to wake a dewy farm
Across green fields and yellow hills of hay
The little twittering birds laugh in his way
And poise triumphant on his shining arm.
He bears a sword of flame but not to harm
The wakened life that feels his quickening sway
And barnyard voices shrilling "It is day!"
Take by his grace a new and alien charm.

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