John Greenleaf Whittier

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

John Greenleaf Whittier Poems

281. St. John. 1647 4/6/2010
282. For An Autumn Festival 4/6/2010
283. In Quest 4/6/2010
284. Italy 4/6/2010
285. How The Robin Came 4/6/2010
286. Lines On The Death Of S. Oliver Torrey 4/6/2010
287. Leggett’s Monument 4/6/2010
288. Revelation 4/6/2010
289. Miriam 4/6/2010
290. Moloch In State Street 4/6/2010
291. King Solomon And The Ants 4/6/2010
292. Haverhill 4/6/2010
293. Garrison 4/6/2010
294. Derne 4/6/2010
295. St.Gregory's Guest 4/6/2010
296. Palestine 4/6/2010
297. In Peace 4/6/2010
298. Laying Up Treasure 4/6/2010
299. Funeral Tree Of The Sokokis 4/6/2010
300. In Memory: James T. Fields 4/6/2010
301. Tauler 4/6/2010
302. Invocation 4/6/2010
303. Official Piety 4/6/2010
304. An Artist Of The Beautiful 4/6/2010
305. William Forster 4/6/2010
306. Hymn Of The Children 4/6/2010
307. Inscription-For The Relief By Preston Powers 4/6/2010
308. Aechdeacon Barbour 4/6/2010
309. Song Of Slaves In The Desert 4/6/2010
310. Voyage Of The Jettie 4/6/2010
311. Kenoza Lake 4/6/2010
312. After Election 4/6/2010
313. Dedication - Songs Of Labor 4/6/2010
314. What Of The Day 4/6/2010
315. Howard At Atlanta 4/6/2010
316. Extract From 4/6/2010
317. Astræa At The Capitol 4/6/2010
318. Lines On A Fly-Leaf 4/6/2010
319. Wilson 4/6/2010
320. Hymn I 4/6/2010

Comments about John Greenleaf Whittier

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

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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: // email address: poetman99

Best Poem of John Greenleaf Whittier

Barbara Frietchie

Up from the meadows rich with corn,
Clear in the cool September morn,

The clustered spires of Frederick stand
Green-walled by the hills of Maryland.

Round about them orchards sweep,
Apple and peach tree fruited deep,

Fair as the garden of the Lord
To the eyes of the famished rebel horde,

On that pleasant morn of the early fall
When Lee marched over the mountain-wall;

Over the mountains winding down,
Horse and foot, into Frederick town.

Forty flags with their silver stars,
Forty flags with their crimson bars,

Flapped in the ...

Read the full of Barbara Frietchie

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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