Stephen Vincent Benet

(1898 - 1943 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Stephen Vincent Benet Poems

1. Elegy for an Enemy 1/3/2003
2. Colors 1/3/2003
3. Love in Twilight 1/3/2003
4. Going Back to School 1/3/2003
5. Lonely Burial 1/3/2003
6. A Minor Poet 1/3/2003
7. May Morning 1/3/2003
8. Ghosts of a Lunatic Asylum 1/3/2003
9. Dinner in a Quick Lunch Room 1/3/2003
10. Poor Devil! 1/3/2003
11. Before an Examination 1/3/2003
12. Music 1/3/2003
13. Difference 3/30/2010
14. Metropolitan Nightmare 3/30/2010
15. Alexander VI Dines with the Cardinal of Capua 1/3/2003
16. Dedication 1/3/2003
17. Return - 1917 1/3/2003
18. 1936 3/30/2010
19. Elegy For An Enemy 3/30/2010
20. Army Of Northern Virginia 3/30/2010

A Minor Poet

I am a shell. From me you shall not hear
The splendid tramplings of insistent drums,
The orbed gold of the viol's voice that comes,
Heavy with radiance, languorous and clear.
Yet, if you hold me close against the ear,
A dim, far whisper rises clamorously,
The thunderous beat and passion of the sea,
The slow surge of the tides that drown the mere.

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