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. Summer Storm 4/16/2010
10. Prayer 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. Prayer For This House 4/16/2010
21. Reveille 1/4/2003
22. How Much Of Godhood 1/4/2003
23. Irony 4/16/2010
24. Mockery 1/4/2003
25. Questions At Night 4/16/2010
26. Feuerzauber 1/4/2003
27. Rainbow’s End 4/16/2010
28. Portrait Of A Machine 4/16/2010
29. 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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Feuerzauber

I never knew the earth had so much gold --
   The fields run over with it, and this hill,
Hoary and old,
   Is young with buoyant blooms that flame and thrill.

Such golden fires, such yellow -- lo, how good
   This spendthrift world, and what a lavish God --
This fringe of wood,
   Blazing with buttercup and goldenrod.

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