Alfred Joyce Kilmer

Alfred Joyce Kilmer

United States
Alfred Joyce Kilmer
United States
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Alfred Joyce Kilmer was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on December 6, 1886. He was educated at Columbia University, graduating in 1908. From 1909 to 1912 he was associated with Funk and Wagnall's Company, working as an editor on their dictionary. He served as Literary Editor of the "The Churchman", an Anglican newspaper (Joyce Kilmer converted t ...
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Memorial Day
The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings today.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.
For blows on the fort of evil
That never shows a breach,
For terrible life-long races
Ballade Of My Lady's Beauty
Squire Adam had two wives, they say,
Two wives had he, for his delight,
He kissed and clypt them all the day
I take my leave, with sorrow, of Him I love so well;
I look my last upon His small and radiant prison-cell;
As Winds That Blow Against A Star
(For Aline)

Now by what whim of wanton chance
Do radiant eyes know sombre days?


Earl Clark 26 July 2010
Truly one of the great poets of the ages. He was a compassionate soul. The house with nobody in it. Often I went by an empty house and shared the same feelings but he expressed it in a very unique way.
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