John Greenleaf Whittier

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

John Greenleaf Whittier Poems

321. What The Voice Said 4/6/2010
322. Mountain Pictures 4/6/2010
323. Bryant On His Birthday 4/6/2010
324. Trust 4/6/2010
325. Adjustment 4/6/2010
326. Daniel Neall 4/6/2010
327. The Bridal Of Pennacook 4/6/2010
328. St. John. 1647 4/6/2010
329. Conductor Bradley 4/6/2010
330. George L. Stearns 4/6/2010
331. Benedicite 4/6/2010
332. Chalkey Hall 4/6/2010
333. The Norsemen ( From Narrative And Legendary Poems ) 1/1/2004
334. Between The Gates 4/6/2010
335. Bayard Taylor 4/6/2010
336. Calef In Boston, 1692 4/6/2010
337. From Perugia 4/6/2010
338. Fitz-Greene Halleck 4/6/2010
339. The Branded Hand 4/6/2010
340. Mabel Martin 4/6/2010
341. I Was A Stranger, And Ye Took Me In 4/6/2010
342. William Francis Bartlett 4/6/2010
343. In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge 4/6/2010
344. Channing 4/6/2010
345. Conduct 4/6/2010
346. Incription To Milton 4/6/2010
347. The Farewell 1/3/2003
348. In The 4/6/2010
349. Miriam 4/6/2010
350. The Answer 4/6/2010
351. Wordsworth 4/6/2010
352. Inscriptions On A Sun-Dial 4/6/2010
353. Garibaldi 4/6/2010
354. Clerical Oppressors 4/6/2010
355. Questions Of Life 4/6/2010
356. Hymn For The Celebration Of Emancipation At Newburyport 4/6/2010
357. Brown Of Ossawatomie 4/6/2010
358. What The Traveller Said At Sunset 4/6/2010
359. Astraea 4/6/2010
360. Daniel Wheeler 4/6/2010

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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: // 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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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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