Edgar Lee Masters

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

Edgar Lee Masters Poems

201. Schroeder The Fisherman 1/3/2003
202. Hamilton Greene 1/3/2003
203. John Ballard 1/3/2003
204. Epilogue 1/3/2003
205. Jonas Keene 1/3/2003
206. Walter Simmons 1/3/2003
207. Zilpha Marsh 1/3/2003
208. Jonathan Houghton 1/3/2003
209. Blind Jack 1/3/2003
210. Faith Matheny 1/3/2003
211. America In 1804 4/9/2010
212. Editor Whedon 1/3/2003
213. William H. Herndon 1/3/2003
214. Butch Weldy 1/3/2003
215. The Village Atheist 1/3/2003
216. Ballad Of Jesus Of Nazareth 4/9/2010
217. Ballad Of The Traitor’s Soul 4/9/2010
218. Mrs. George Reece 1/3/2003
219. Jonathan Swift Somers 1/3/2003
220. Rev. Abner Peet 1/3/2003
221. Washington Mcneely 1/3/2003
222. Elsa Wertman 1/3/2003
223. Doc Hill 1/3/2003
224. Sarah Brown 1/3/2003
225. Mrs. Purkapile 1/3/2003
226. John Horace Burleson 1/3/2003
227. Dippold The Optician 1/3/2003
228. America 4/9/2010
229. Dora Williams 1/3/2003
230. Knowlt Hoheimer 1/3/2003
231. Trainor The Druggist 1/3/2003
232. Ballade Of Dead Republics 4/9/2010
233. Petit, The Poet 1/3/2003
234. Albert Schirding 1/3/2003
235. The Unknown 1/3/2003
236. William And Emily 1/3/2003
237. Yee Bow 1/3/2003
238. Adam Weirauch 1/3/2003
239. Margaret Fuller Slack 1/3/2003
240. Ami Green 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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