Louis Untermeyer

(1885-1977 / United States)

Louis Untermeyer Poems

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