John Greenleaf Whittier

(17 December 1807 – 7 September 1892 / Haverhill, Massachusetts)

John Greenleaf Whittier Poems

361. Astraea 4/6/2010
362. Daniel Wheeler 4/6/2010
363. A Summer Pilgrimage 4/6/2010
364. Arisen At Last 4/6/2010
365. James Russell Lowell 4/6/2010
366. We May Not Climb The Heavenly Steeps 4/6/2010
367. Andrew Rykman’s Prayer 4/6/2010
368. For Righteousness' Sake 4/6/2010
369. Anniversary Poem 4/6/2010
370. Within The Gate 4/6/2010
371. Freedom In Brazil 4/6/2010
372. The Battle Autumn Of 1862 4/6/2010
373. Song Of The Negro Boatman 4/6/2010
374. Ezekiel 4/6/2010
375. At School-Close 4/6/2010
376. Sunset On The Bearcamp 4/6/2010
377. Burial Of Barber 4/6/2010
378. Banished From Massachusetts 4/6/2010
379. St. Martin's Summer 4/6/2010
380. Elliott 4/6/2010
381. How The Women Went From Dover 4/6/2010
382. Giving And Taking 4/6/2010
383. On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior 4/6/2010
384. The Eternal Goodness 1/3/2003
385. Hazel Blossoms 4/6/2010
386. The Angel Of Patience 4/6/2010
387. Centennial Hymn 4/6/2010
388. My Soul And I 4/6/2010
389. Kathleen 4/6/2010
390. A Song Inscribed To The Fremont Clubs 4/6/2010
391. Cobbler Keezar's Vision 4/6/2010
392. First-Day Thoughts 4/6/2010
393. Inscription On A Fountain 4/6/2010
394. My Playmate 4/6/2010
395. The Angels Of Buena Vista 4/6/2010
396. Ego 4/6/2010
397. New Hampshire 4/6/2010
398. At Washington 4/6/2010
399. Amy Wentworth 4/6/2010
400. Gone 4/6/2010

Comments about John Greenleaf Whittier

  • L.b. Strawn (4/23/2012 11:27:00 PM)

    I am not sure my PREVIOUS comment came through to you because I have had so much trouble with your verification codes. Several times I know the numbers were right but I was constantly informed that THE CODE THAT I GAVE WAS WRONG.

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  • L.b. Strawn (4/23/2012 11:21:00 PM)

    J.G. Whittier
    I have a book of Longfellow poems, last copyrighted 1893 and published 1894, in which it has the name to whom it was given and the date Christmas '95. It was initialed by the giver as D.W. W. Then there is a very good, two verse poem, hand written, that is signed John G, Whittier, Since Whittier died in 1892, it evidently could not have been him who placed it in the book. Could it have been D.W.W. who placed it there and signed it with John's name just to show the he was the author?
    Do you ever consider the works of present day authors? Would you consider going to my web site and giving me your evaluation of the poems? The 2nd and 3rd are comical. After those are the better ones. Web address: http: //sbcglobalpwp.att.net/p/e/petezman/ email address: poetman99

Best Poem of John Greenleaf Whittier

In School-Days

Still sits the school-house by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
Around it still the sumachs grow,
And blackberry-vines are creeping.

Within, the master's desk is seen,
Deep-scarred by raps official;
The warping floor, the battered seats,
The jack-knife's carved initial;

The charcoal frescoes on its wall;
Its door's worn sill, betraying
The feet that, creeping slow to school,
Went storming out to playing!

Long years ago a winter sun
Shone over it at setting;
Lit up its western window-panes,
And low eaves' icy fretting. ...

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Randolph Of Roanoke

O Mother Earth! upon thy lap
Thy weary ones receiving,
And o'er them, silent as a dream,
Thy grassy mantle weaving,
Fold softly in thy long embrace
That heart so worn and broken,
And cool its pulse of fire beneath
Thy shadows old and oaken.

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