Henry Van Dyke

(10 November 1852 – 10 April 1933 / Germantown, Pennsylvania)

Henry Van Dyke Poems

41. The Message 1/3/2003
42. Stand Fast! 1/3/2003
43. Hesper 1/3/2003
44. Lights Out 1/3/2003
45. The Proud Lady 1/3/2003
46. Ameria's Welcome Home 3/31/2010
47. Flood-Tide Of Flowers 1/3/2003
48. Robert Browning 1/3/2003
49. Reliance 1/3/2003
50. Hide And Seek 1/3/2003
51. Mother Earth 1/3/2003
52. Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1/3/2003
53. To Julia Marlowe 1/3/2003
54. Edmund Clarence Stedman 1/3/2003
55. Music 1/3/2003
56. Urbs Coronata 1/3/2003
57. The Sun-Dial At Wells College 1/3/2003
58. Love In A Look 1/3/2003
59. Inscriptions For A Friend's House 1/3/2003
60. Fire-Fly City 1/3/2003
61. Wordsworth 1/3/2003
62. Might And Right 1/3/2003
63. To James Whitcomb Riley 1/3/2003
64. Light Between The Trees 1/3/2003
65. Katrina's Sun-Dial 1/3/2003
66. Love's Reason 1/3/2003
67. The Gentle Traveller 1/3/2003
68. Storm-Music 1/3/2003
69. The Wind Of Sorrow 1/3/2003
70. Jeanne D'Arc 1/3/2003
71. They Who Tread The Path Of Labor 1/3/2003
72. Peace 1/3/2003
73. One World 1/3/2003
74. War-Music 1/3/2003
75. Jesus, Thou Divine Companion 1/3/2003
76. Echoes From The Greek Mythology 1/3/2003
77. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee 1/3/2003
78. Love's Nearness 1/3/2003
79. Twilight In The Alps 1/3/2003
80. Hudson's Last Voyage 1/3/2003

Comments about Henry Van Dyke

  • Dolores Pender (11/30/2018 1:37:00 PM)

    What book can I find the poem called The Parable of Immortality by Henry Van

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  • John Lanphear (8/12/2017 11:21:00 AM)

    Hello everyone. I am in possession of 25 hand written and or typed letters from Henry Van Dyke. If anyone can connect me with anyone that would be interested to purchase, please reach out.

  • Janice Clifford (3/21/2017 4:35:00 PM)

    Correction: The original name was Home Thoughts from Europe. The first two stanzas are reversed and there are minor word edits.

  • Janice Clifford (3/20/2017 7:38:00 PM)

    I have the original handwritten America for Me, on hotel stationary. It is signed by Van Dyke. The original name was House thoughts from Europe. just found it, and will be listing it on ebay.

  • Barbara Wheeler (9/11/2013 2:52:00 PM)

    I have an original copy of The Poems of Henry Van Dyke. Leather edition 1913. It is in good conditon and I would like to sell it.

  • Nancie O'sullivan (6/7/2010 8:29:00 AM)

    I have been asked to read the poem of Henry Van Dyke, Gone From My Sight, at a memorial service,6/12/10 and give an introduction. If you have a an insight or comments into this poem, and when and why it was written, I'd appreciate hearing whatever it is that you wish to share.
    Thanks, Nancie

  • Wm George Hess (3/7/2010 1:41:00 PM)

    I am glad to see Henry Van Dyke's poems so accessible but when they are published without the date of the original publication, it becomes virtually impossible to make a correct citation of the poem America for Me. Does anyone know when he first published it other than appearing in an anthology of poems in 1958 and begin critiqued by Jack London?

  • Bill Klein (7/28/2005 4:19:00 PM)

    To Tess A: We are reading this same poem at my father-in-law's memorial service. I was searching for info on Henry van Dyke and whether he actually wrote this poem. Here it is:

    I am standing upon the sea shore.
    A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the
    morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
    She is an object of beauty and strength.
    I stand and watch her until at length she hangs
    like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

    Then someone at my side says; “There, she is gone! ” “Gone where? ” Gone from my sight.
    That is all.
    She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

    Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
    And just at that moment when someone at my side says, “There, she is gone! ”
    There are other eyes watching her and other voices ready to take up the glad shout,
    “Here she comes! ”
    And that is dying.

    Henry Van Dyke

  • Tess A (2/2/2005 2:09:00 PM)

    am looking for a Henry Van Dyke. poem
    and it startes with this

    I am standing Upon the seashore...

Best Poem of Henry Van Dyke

Time Is

Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.

Read the full of Time Is

A Mile With Me

O who will walk a mile with me
Along life's merry way?
A comrade blithe and full of glee,
Who dares to laugh out loud and free,
And let his frolic fancy play,
Like a happy child, through the flowers gay
That fill the field and fringe the way
Where he walks a mile with me.

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