Louis Untermeyer

(1885-1977 / United States)

Louis Untermeyer Poems

1. Ivory And Rose 4/16/2010
2. Landscapes 4/16/2010
3. Only Of Thee And Me 4/16/2010
4. The Victory Of The Beet-Fields 4/16/2010
5. A Man 9/11/2015
6. Long Feud 11/9/2015
7. The Dark Chamber 4/16/2010
8. Koheleth 4/16/2010
9. Inhibited 4/16/2010
10. Summer Storm 4/16/2010
11. Prayer 4/16/2010
12. Summons 4/16/2010
13. Ash Wednesday 4/16/2010
14. End Of The Comedy 4/16/2010
15. Challenge 4/16/2010
16. The Laughers 4/16/2010
17. On The Birth Of A Child 4/16/2010
18. Faith 4/16/2010
19. Eve Speaks 4/16/2010
20. Magic 4/16/2010
21. A Side Street 4/16/2010
22. Prayer For This House 4/16/2010
23. Reveille 1/4/2003
24. How Much Of Godhood 1/4/2003
25. Mockery 1/4/2003
26. Questions At Night 4/16/2010
27. Feuerzauber 1/4/2003
28. Rainbow’s End 4/16/2010
29. Irony 4/16/2010
30. Portrait Of A Machine 4/16/2010
31. Infidelity 4/16/2010
Best Poem of Louis Untermeyer

Infidelity

You have not conquered me—it is the surge
Of love itself that beats against my will;
It is the sting of conflict, the old urge
That calls me still.

It is not you I love—it is the form
And shadow of all lovers who have died
That gives you all the freshness of a warm
And unfamiliar bride.

It is your name I breathe, your hands I seek;
It will be you when you are gone.
And yet the dream, the name I never speak,
Is that that lures me on.

It is the golden summons, the bright wave
Of banners calling me anew;
It is all beauty, ...

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Mockery

God, I return to You on April days
   When along country roads You walk with me,
   And my faith blossoms like the earliest tree
That shames the bleak world with its yellow sprays --
My faith revives, when through a rosy haze
   The clover-sprinkled hills smile quietly,
   Young winds uplift a bird's clean ecstasy . . .
For this, O God, my joyousness and praise!

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