Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer
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Kilmer was born on December 6, 1886 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the fourth and youngest child of Annie Ellen Kilburn (1849–1932) and Dr. Frederick Barnett Kilmer (1851–1934), a physician and analytical chemist employed by the Johnson and Johnson Company and inventor of the company's baby powder. Joyce was named Alfred Joyce Kilmer after Alfred R. Taylor, the curate; and the Rev. Dr. Elisha Brooks Joyce (1857–1926), the rector of Christ Church, the oldest Episcopal parish in New Brunswick, where the Kilmer family were parishioners. Rector Joyce, who served the parish from 1883 to 1916, baptised the young Kilmer. Kilmer's birthplace in New Brunswick, where the Kilmer family lived from 1886 ... more »

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  • Elizabeth Couch(3/12/2019 2:02:00 PM)

    I need the words for the poem, " The Tree" by Joyce Kilmer

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  • Dimli(3/4/2019 10:06:00 AM)

    What poetry style did he use

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  • Sobiya(10/22/2018 4:10:00 AM)

    His poems are great specially stars

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  • Bob Bublicar(3/13/2018 3:49:00 PM)

    His poem trees was great

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  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul(12/12/2013 1:21:00 AM)

    Kilmer is considered among the last of the Romantic era poets because his verse is conservative and traditional in style and does not break any of the formal rules of poetics—a style often criticized today for being too sentimental to be taken seriously

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  • Gloria Vojchehoske(4/12/2013 12:35:00 AM)

    Learned this one by heart in the sixth grade, its my favorite.I write poems my self.I have 138 to date.I love writi.g them.Wil continue till the day I die

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  • Walterrean Salley(8/9/2012 6:30:00 PM)

    Joyce Kilmer has long been one of my favorite poets. I'll never forget the poem, Trees. Learned it by heart, and use to quote it all the time. I still quote it sometimes.

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  • Miriam A. Kilmer(11/24/2007 10:26:00 AM)

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    'Trees' limited edition print
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    The Joyce Kilmer and Aline Kilmer Association Copies Book Index
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    Joyce Kilmer: FAQs and Fancies
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    I am Joyce Kilmer's granddaughter.

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Best Poem of Joyce Kilmer


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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