Edgar Lee Masters

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

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

121. Thomas Rhodes 1/3/2003
122. Willard Fluke 1/3/2003
123. Captain Orlando Killion 1/3/2003
124. Clarence Darrow 1/3/2003
125. Tom Beatty 1/3/2003
126. Doctor Meyers 1/3/2003
127. Enoch Dunlap 1/3/2003
128. Lydia Humphrey 1/3/2003
129. Percy Bysshe Shelley 1/3/2003
130. Reuben Pantier 1/3/2003
131. Mrs. Meyers 1/3/2003
132. Julian Scott 1/3/2003
133. Lyman King 1/3/2003
134. Race Suicide 4/9/2010
135. Louise Smith 1/3/2003
136. Homer Clapp 1/3/2003
137. Judge Somers 1/3/2003
138. The Town Marshal 1/3/2003
139. William Goode 1/3/2003
140. Deacon Taylor 1/3/2003
141. Tom Merritt 1/3/2003
142. Lydia Puckett 1/3/2003
143. Jonathan Houghton 1/3/2003
144. Judge Selah Lively 1/3/2003
145. Mrs. Williams 1/3/2003
146. Mrs. Kessler 1/3/2003
147. Scholfield Huxley 1/3/2003
148. Voltaire Johnson 1/3/2003
149. E.C. Culbertson 1/3/2003
150. Sam Hookey 1/3/2003
151. Rutherford Mcdowell 1/3/2003
152. Seth Compton 1/3/2003
153. Edmund Pollard 1/3/2003
154. Russian Sonia 1/3/2003
155. Serepta Mason 1/3/2003
156. Daisy Fraser 1/3/2003
157. Jack Mcguire 1/3/2003
158. Rosie Roberts 1/3/2003
159. Silas Dement 1/3/2003
160. Marie Bateson 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

Seth Compton

When I died, the circulating library
Which I built up for Spoon River,
And managed for the good of inquiring minds,
Was sold at auction on the public square,
As if to destroy the last vestige
Of my memory and influence.
For those of you who could not see the virtue
Of knowing Volney's "Ruins" as well as Butler's "Analogy"
And "Faust" as well as "Evangeline,"

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