John Greenleaf Whittier

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

John Greenleaf Whittier Poems

201. The Slave Ships 4/6/2010
202. The Yankee Girl 4/6/2010
203. To William Lloyd Garrison 4/6/2010
204. The Hunters Of Men 4/6/2010
205. The Mystic’s Christmas 4/6/2010
206. The Christian Slave 4/6/2010
207. The Bay Of Seven Islands 4/6/2010
208. Vesta 1/4/2003
209. The Changeling ( From The Tent On The Beach ) 1/1/2004
210. If Thou Of Fortune Be Bereft 11/26/2014
211. The Witch's Daughter 4/6/2010
212. The Sycamores 1/3/2003
213. Rabbi Ismael 4/6/2010
214. Raphael 4/6/2010
215. Requital 4/6/2010
216. Revisited 4/6/2010
217. Ritner 4/6/2010
218. Sumner 4/6/2010
219. My Thanks, 4/6/2010
220. Naples – 1860 4/6/2010
221. One Of The Signers 4/6/2010
222. Our Autocrat 4/6/2010
223. Samuel J. Tilden 4/6/2010
224. Remembrance 4/6/2010
225. Rantoul 4/6/2010
226. Red Riding Hood 4/6/2010
227. Norumbega Hall 4/6/2010
228. The Frost Spirit 1/3/2003
229. My Birthday 4/6/2010
230. Kossuth 4/6/2010
231. Lexington 4/6/2010
232. Pentucket 4/6/2010
233. Our Master 4/6/2010
234. Response 4/6/2010
235. The Book 4/6/2010
236. On A Prayer-Book, With Its Frontispiece, Ary Scheffer’s 4/6/2010
237. Requirement 4/6/2010
238. Pennsylvania Hall 4/6/2010
239. Mogg Megone - Part Ii. 4/6/2010
240. Kinsman 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. ...

Read the full of In School-Days

Telling The Bees

Here is the place; right over the hill
Runs the path I took;
You can see the gap in the old wall still,
And the stepping-stones in the shallow brook.

There is the house, with the gate red-barred,
And the poplars tall;
And the barn's brown length, and the cattle-yard,
And the white horns tossing above the wall.

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