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

Rainbow’s End

“Do you remember at the rainbow's end
Those flowers trampled by the hurrying rain,
Hanging their heads, knowing they would not spend
Their prodigal colors again?

“Hanging their heads, you laughed, afraid to stare
Back at the boundless apathy of blue.
While arched above them in prismatic air
Their seven colors grew.

“And then, do you remember how you said
That every flower beaten to the ground
Blossoms in beds of light, and shook your head,
Half playful, half profound?

“And stooped and picked two petals suddenly
And let them ...

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How Much Of Godhood

How much of Godhood did it take --
   What purging epochs had to pass,
Ere I was fit for leaf and lake
   And worthy of the patient grass?

What mighty travails must have been,
   What ages must have moulded me,
Ere I was raised and made akin
   To dawn, the daisy and the sea.

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