John Greenleaf Whittier

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

John Greenleaf Whittier Poems

401. Democracy 4/6/2010
402. Abram Morrison 4/6/2010
403. Winter Roses 4/6/2010
404. Garden 4/6/2010
405. Among The Hills 4/6/2010
406. Memories 4/6/2010
407. A Spiritual Manifestation 4/6/2010
408. An Outdoor Reception 4/6/2010
409. Sweet Fern 4/6/2010
410. The Bartholdi Statue 4/6/2010
411. Child-Songs 4/6/2010
412. In The 4/6/2010
413. A Christmas Carmen 4/6/2010
414. An Easter Flower Gift 4/6/2010
415. Seed-Time And Harvest 4/6/2010
416. Storm On Lake Asquam 4/6/2010
417. At Eventide 4/6/2010
418. Burns 4/6/2010
419. Birchbrook Mill 4/6/2010
420. Autumn Thoughts 4/6/2010
421. Expostulation 4/6/2010
422. Eva 4/6/2010
423. Cassandra Southwick 4/6/2010
424. Summer By The Lakeside: Lake Winnipesaukee 4/6/2010
425. First-Day Thoughts 4/6/2010
426. A Name 4/6/2010
427. Divine Compassion 4/6/2010
428. At Port Royal 4/6/2010
429. The Brewing Of Soma 4/6/2010
430. Hampton Beach 4/6/2010
431. A Song For The Time 4/6/2010
432. Freedom In Brazil 4/6/2010
433. A Summons 4/6/2010
434. The Worship Of Nature 1/3/2003
435. A Memorial 4/6/2010
436. A Lay Of Old Time 4/6/2010
437. A Letter 4/6/2010
438. Chicago 4/6/2010
439. A Woman 4/6/2010
440. Kallundborg Church ( From The Tent On The Beach) 1/1/2004

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  • 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. ...

Read the full of In School-Days

The Pumpkin

Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun,
The vines of the gourd and the rich melon run,
And the rock and the tree and the cottage enfold,
With broad leaves all greenness and blossoms all gold,
Like that which o'er Nineveh's prophet once grew,
While he waited to know that his warning was true,
And longed for the storm-cloud, and listened in vain
For the rush of the whirlwind and red fire-rain.

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