Edgar Lee Masters

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

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

161. Jonathan Houghton 1/3/2003
162. Mrs. Sibley 1/3/2003
163. Judge Selah Lively 1/3/2003
164. Dora Williams 1/3/2003
165. Cooney Potter 1/3/2003
166. Faith Matheny 1/3/2003
167. Washington Mcneely 1/3/2003
168. William And Emily 1/3/2003
169. Epilogue 1/3/2003
170. Eugene Carman 1/3/2003
171. The Spooniad 1/3/2003
172. America 4/9/2010
173. Tom Beatty 1/3/2003
174. Daisy Fraser 1/3/2003
175. Ballad Of Jesus Of Nazareth 4/9/2010
176. Ballad Of The Traitor’s Soul 4/9/2010
177. Emily Sparks 1/3/2003
178. Herbert Marshall 1/3/2003
179. Cassius Hueffer 1/3/2003
180. Penniwit, The Artist 1/3/2003
181. Flossie Cabanis 1/3/2003
182. Lydia Puckett 1/3/2003
183. Roscoe Purkapile 1/3/2003
184. Aaron Hatfield 1/3/2003
185. Samuel Gardner 1/3/2003
186. Margaret Fuller Slack 1/3/2003
187. Elizabeth Childers 1/3/2003
188. Hannah Armstrong 1/3/2003
189. Tom Merritt 1/3/2003
190. Ida Frickey 1/3/2003
191. Georgine Sand Miner 1/3/2003
192. The Town Marshal 1/3/2003
193. Hamilton Greene 1/3/2003
194. Amos Sibley 1/3/2003
195. Petit, The Poet 1/3/2003
196. Silas Dement 1/3/2003
197. William Goode 1/3/2003
198. Filipinos, Remember Us 4/9/2010
199. Voltaire Johnson 1/3/2003
200. Blind Jack 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

Peleg Poague

Horses and men are just alike.
There was my stallion, Billy Lee,
Black as a cat and trim as a deer,
With an eye of fire, keen to start,
And he could hit the fastest speed
Of any racer around Spoon River.
But just as you'd think he couldn't lose,
With his lead of fifty yards or more,
He'd rear himself and throw the rider,

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