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Wealth - Poem by Joyce Kilmer

(For Aline)

From what old ballad, or from what rich frame
Did you descend to glorify the earth?
Was it from Chaucer's singing book you came?
Or did Watteau's small brushes give you birth?

Nothing so exquisite as that slight hand
Could Raphael or Leonardo trace.
Nor could the poets know in Fairyland
The changing wonder of your lyric face.

I would possess a host of lovely things,
But I am poor and such joys may not be.
So God who lifts the poor and humbles kings
Sent loveliness itself to dwell with me.


Comments about Wealth by Joyce Kilmer

  • Gold Star - 4,874 Points Walterrean Salley (8/9/2012 7:51:00 PM)

    would possess a host of lovely things,
    But I am poor and such joys may not be.
    So God who lifts the poor and humbles kings
    Sent loveliness itself to dwell with me.

    Wealth isn't everything. If riches would have befallen Kilmer, he would have graciously embraced. But the poet understood that, possibly, such fortune for him would never be.

    Nonetheless, Kilmer seemed to have understood life and its true riches, which are fairness, humility, and contentedness. Good for him. A lovely piece here, with a grand-life lesson. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Ballad

  1. 1. Wealth , Joyce Kilmer
  2. 2. Alf’s Twelfth Bit , Ezra Pound
  3. 3. Improvisatore, The , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  4. 4. Music (The Song) , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  5. 5. Repentance , William Wordsworth
  6. 6. The Gothic Ballad , Ankoku Gekido
  7. 7. Work And Contemplation , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  8. 8. English Bards And Scotch Reviewers: A Sa.. , George Gordon Byron
  9. 9. Night Thought , Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant
  10. 10. A Ballad Maker , Padraic Colum
  11. 11. ''' Lead Me To Heaven , .Pd. is here
  12. 12. The Wooing Of The Southland , Eugene Field
  13. 13. Still For You , Cigeng Zhang
  14. 14. Mary Bateman , John Clare
  15. 15. Facility , Robert William Service
  16. 16. The Improvisatore , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  17. 17. A Birthday Trifle , Henry Kendall
  18. 18. Spring On The River , Archibald Lampman
  19. 19. Epilogue To Tancred And Sigismunda , James Thomson
  20. 20. The Dictaphone Bard , Franklin P. Adams
  21. 21. I Hear Voices... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  22. 22. Lines Composed In A Concert-Room , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  23. 23. Lessons Of English , Boris Pasternak
  24. 24. A Ballad For Elderly Kids , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  25. 25. A Glossary Of Poetry For Every Friend , M.D DINESH NAIR
  26. 26. Cleone , Henry Kendall
  27. 27. Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Dau.. , William Schwenck Gilbert
  28. 28. The Auld Wife , Charles Stuart Calverley
  29. 29. Maternal Hope , Thomas Campbell
  30. 30. Euterpe: A Cantanta , Henry Kendall
  31. 31. The Damsel Of Peru , William Cullen Bryant
  32. 32. Ned The Larrikin , Henry Kendall
  33. 33. The Veery , Henry Van Dyke
  34. 34. First Rhymes , Edmund Blunden
  35. 35. Dog , Katherine Gallagher
  36. 36. The Sorcerer: Act I , William Schwenck Gilbert
  37. 37. Ye Wives Who Scold & Fishes Sell , Thomas Parnell
  38. 38. The Song Of The Sulky Stockman , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  39. 39. Langemarck At Ypres , William Wilfred Campbell
  40. 40. The Lady Of The Lake: Canto Iv. - The Pr.. , Sir Walter Scott
  41. 41. The Troubadour. Canto 1 , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  42. 42. Heart, Not So Heavy As Mine , Emily Dickinson
  43. 43. The Ballad[e] Of Imitation , Henry Austin Dobson
  44. 44. Never For Society , Emily Dickinson
  45. 45. A Glossary Of Poetic Words , M.D Dinesh Nair
  46. 46. Old Man , Richard Lackman
  47. 47. toil In Oil , arjun kishtwaria
  48. 48. The Echo , Sir Henry Newbolt
  49. 49. Blittle Cricket (#1 Poem) , Barry A. Lanier
  50. 50. **when We Talk About Something , HAZEL Calumarde
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