Alfred Joyce Kilmer

United States
Alfred Joyce Kilmer
United States

Poems

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1.
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.
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2.
Apology
For blows on the fort of evil
That never shows a breach,
For terrible life-long races
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3.
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
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4.
Multiplication
I take my leave, with sorrow, of Him I love so well;
I look my last upon His small and radiant prison-cell;
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5.
As Winds That Blow Against A Star
(For Aline)

Now by what whim of wanton chance
Do radiant eyes know sombre days?
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6.
A Blue Valentine
(For Aline)

Monsignore,
Right Reverend Bishop Valentinus,
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7.
Delicatessen
Why is that wanton gossip Fame
So dumb about this man's affairs?
Why do we titter at his name
Who come to buy his curious wares?
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8.
Folly
What distant mountains thrill and glow
Beneath our Lady Folly's tread?
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9.
Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J.
Why didst thou carve thy speech laboriously,
And match and blend thy words with curious art?
For Song, one saith, is but a human heart
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10.
Houses
When you shall die and to the sky
Serenely, delicately go,
Saint Peter, when he sees you there,
Will clash his keys and say:
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