James Whitcomb Riley

Greenfield, Indiana
James Whitcomb Riley
Greenfield, Indiana

Poems

Hit Title Date Added
151.
Lockerbie Street
Such a dear little street it is, nestled away
From the noise of the city and heat of the day,
In cool shady coverts of whispering trees,
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152.
Dan Paine
Old friend of mine, whose chiming name
Has been the burthen of a rhyme
Within my heart since first I came
To know thee in thy mellow prime;
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153.
Our Little Girl
Her heart knew naught of sorrow,
Nor the vaguest taint of sin--
'Twas an ever-blooming blossom
Of the purity within:
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154.
A Scrawl
I want to sing something-- but this is all--
I try and I try, but the rhymes are dull
As though they were damp, and the echoes fall
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155.
Limitations Of Genius
The audience entire seemed pleased--indeed
_Extremely_ pleased. And little Maymie, freed
From her task of instructing, ran to show
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156.
I Smoke My Pipe
I can't extend to every friend
In need a helping hand--
No matter though I wish it so,
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157.
Elmer Brown
Awf'lest boy in this-here town
Er anywheres is Elmer Brown!
He'll mock you--yes, an' strangers, too,
An' make a face an' yell at you,--
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158.
Jim
He was jes a plain ever'-day, all-round kind of a jour.,
Consumpted-Iookin'-- but la
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159.
An Impetuous Resolve
When little Dickie Swope's a man,
He's go' to be a Sailor;
An' little Hamey Tincher, he's
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160.
Dawn, Noon And Dewfall
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Dawn, noon and dewfall! Bluebird and robin
Up and at it airly, and the orchard-blossoms bobbin'!
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