Edgar Albert Guest

(20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England)

Edgar Albert Guest Poems

921. The Proof Of Worth 3/29/2010
922. Equipment 7/11/2014
923. A Bear Story 7/14/2014
924. Eternal Friendship 7/14/2014
925. Success 7/12/2014
926. A Boy And His Dog 7/11/2014
927. Trouble Brings Friends 8/15/2014
928. A Child Of Mine 7/11/2014
929. Good Books 7/11/2014
930. Boy And His Stomach 8/26/2014
931. Drafted 3/29/2010
932. Courage 7/12/2014
933. A Breach Of Friendship 8/14/2014
934. Sermons We See 7/11/2014
935. It Couldn'T Be Done 1/8/2014
936. At Christmas 7/15/2014
937. Don'T Quit 3/24/2015
938. A Valentine 8/26/2014
939. A Christmas Greeting 3/29/2010
940. Courage, Courage, Courage! 7/11/2014
941. Reflection 3/29/2010
942. The Alarm 3/29/2010
943. I See You'Ve Travelled Some 3/29/2010
944. Move We Adjourn 3/29/2010
945. Compensation 3/29/2010
946. Grace At Evening 3/29/2010
947. Fatherhood 7/12/2014
948. Be A Friend 12/8/2014
949. Money 8/20/2014
950. Things Work Out 3/29/2010
951. Improvement 7/12/2014
952. Peace 3/29/2010
953. Ideals 3/29/2010
954. Selfishness 3/29/2010
955. If You Would Please Me 3/29/2010
956. Follow A Famous Father 3/29/2010
957. A Boy And His Dad 7/11/2014
958. A Baby's Love 8/14/2014
959. The Kick Under The Table 3/29/2010
960. Life's Slacker 3/29/2010

Comments about Edgar Albert Guest

  • Naomi Bigelow (2/8/2008 5:08:00 PM)

    I grew up listening to WJR radio out of Detroit; listening to Edgar A. Guest's son, Bud Guest was part of everyday life. I remember one of his dad's poems, 'Open-face Letters' as the earliest one I can recall. This man's poetry and his son's voice are some of the homey things from The Good Old Days. They influenced me to begin writing poetry, too. Although I ended up published with novels, I still write the occasional poem, partly due to the Guests.

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Best Poem of Edgar Albert Guest

On Quitting

How much grit do you think you've got?
Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?
You may talk of pluck; it's an easy word,
And where'er you go it is often heard;
But can you tell to a jot or guess
Just how much courage you now possess?
You may stand to trouble and keep your grin,
But have you tackled self-discipline?
Have you ever issued commands to you
To quit the things that you like to do,
And then, when tempted and sorely swayed,
Those rigid orders have you obeyed?

Don't boast of your grit till you've tried it out,
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Read the full of On Quitting

See It Through

When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you