Edgar Albert Guest

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

Edgar Albert Guest Poems

321. Sunday In The Country 8/26/2014
322. The Rich Man's Woes 8/26/2014
323. The Boy Mind 8/26/2014
324. The Farmer Talks 8/26/2014
325. The Summer Argument 8/26/2014
326. Out Of The Day 8/26/2014
327. The Homecomer's Song 8/26/2014
328. After A Proposal 8/27/2014
329. Songs Of Gloom 8/27/2014
330. What To Do 8/27/2014
331. The Way Of The World 8/27/2014
332. Autumn Evenings 8/27/2014
333. The Cure 8/27/2014
334. Answering The Usual Questions 8/27/2014
335. Tell Him Why 8/27/2014
336. The Value Of A Telephone 8/27/2014
337. Sacrifices 8/27/2014
338. The Toiler 8/27/2014
339. The Child World 8/27/2014
340. The Disgrace Of Poverty 8/27/2014
341. The Gentle Hand Of Women Folks 8/27/2014
342. Man And Lathe 8/27/2014
343. Found Out 8/27/2014
344. Lillian's Reading 8/27/2014
345. Chums 8/27/2014
346. Safe Conduct 8/27/2014
347. Tinkerin' At Home 8/27/2014
348. Our Country 8/27/2014
349. Pleasure's Signs 8/27/2014
350. The Wide Outdoors 8/27/2014
351. The Spoiler 8/27/2014
352. George Moir Black 8/27/2014
353. The Jedge Of Bowie County 8/27/2014
354. Song Of The Many 8/27/2014
355. Down The Lanes Of August 8/27/2014
356. The Whiners 8/27/2014
357. Let's Go 8/27/2014
358. Food, Clothes And Drink 8/27/2014
359. The Tempters 8/27/2014
360. The Neighbors 8/27/2014

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

The Bachelor's Soliloquy

To wed, or not to wed; that is the question;
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The bills and house rent of a wedded fortune,
Or to say "nit" when she proposes,
And by declining cut her. To wed; to smoke
No more; And have a wife at home to mend
The holes in socks and shirts
And underwear and so forth. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To wed for life;
To wed; perchance to fight; ay, there's the rub;
For in that married life what fights may come,
When we have honeymooning ceased
Must give us pause; there's the ...

Read the full of The Bachelor's Soliloquy

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