Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

41. Harry Wilmans 1/3/2003
42. Griffy The Cooper 1/3/2003
43. Eugenia Todd 1/3/2003
44. Daniel M'Cumber 1/3/2003
45. Justice Arnett 1/3/2003
46. Professor Newcomer 1/3/2003
47. Herman Altman 1/3/2003
48. Henry Phipps 1/3/2003
49. Paul Mcneely 1/3/2003
50. Hortense Robbins 1/3/2003
51. Franklin Jones 1/3/2003
52. Godwin James 1/3/2003
53. Hamlet Micure 1/3/2003
54. Granville Calhoun 1/3/2003
55. George Trimble 1/3/2003
56. Ollie Mcgee 1/3/2003
57. Glorious France 4/9/2010
58. Jefferson Howard 1/3/2003
59. James Garber 1/3/2003
60. Hod Putt 1/3/2003
61. Mrs. Sibley 1/3/2003
62. Penniwit, The Artist 1/3/2003
63. Plymouth Rock Joe 1/3/2003
64. Joseph Dixon 1/3/2003
65. Robert Southey Burke 1/3/2003
66. Dorcas Gustine 1/3/2003
67. Rebecca Wasson 1/3/2003
68. Charlie French 1/3/2003
69. Mrs. Benjamin Painter 1/3/2003
70. Lucius Atherton 1/3/2003
71. Henry Layton 1/3/2003
72. Lambert Hutchins 1/3/2003
73. Josiah Tompkins 1/3/2003
74. Hannah Armstrong 1/3/2003
75. Mrs. Merritt 1/3/2003
76. Jacob Godbey 1/3/2003
77. Sersmith The Dentist 1/3/2003
78. Imanuel Ehrenhardt 1/3/2003
79. Francis Turner 1/3/2003
80. Willie Pennington 1/3/2003

Comments about Edgar Lee Masters

  • Del Ritchie (6/28/2018 12:18:00 PM)

    I remember in high school when the test question asked what was Edgar Lee Masters famous for writing? My response was Master pieces.

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  • Donald Simon Schofield (8/2/2012 9:33:00 AM)

    Hello, I cannot find the poem 'Tomorrow is my birthday’ by Edgar Lee?
    I think that he wrote this before his 80 birthday. A wonderful poem.
    I love your poems. Thank you.
    Schofield. Northallerton. Yorkshire. UK.

  • Donald Simon Schofield (7/18/2012 4:17:00 AM)

    Hello, I cannot find the poem 'Tomorrow is my birthday’ by Edgar Lee?
    I think that he wrote this before his 80 birthday. A wonderful poem.
    I love your poems. Thank you.
    Schofield. Northallerton. Yorkshire. UK.

Best Poem of Edgar Lee Masters

Silence

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths,
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities --
We cannot speak.

A curious boy asks an old soldier
Sitting in front of the grocery store,
"How did you lose your leg?"
And the old soldier is struck with silence, ...

Read the full of Silence

Elliott Hawkins

I looked like Abraham Lincoln.
I was one of you, Spoon River, in all fellowship,
But standing for the rights of property and for order.
A regular church attendant,
Sometimes appearing in your town meetings to warn you
Against the evils of discontent and envy,
And to denounce those who tried to destroy the Union,
And to point to the peril of the Knights of Labor.
My success and my example are inevitable influences

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