Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer Biography

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. ...

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Walterrean Salley 09 August 2012

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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Nerissa Hedlind 12 December 2006

reminds me of childhood...and God is definitely wonderful making a tree and humans can make a so good poem like this...

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Gloria Vojchehoske 12 April 2013

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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Wahab Abdul 12 December 2013

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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Bob Bublicar 13 March 2018

His poem trees was great

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Sylvia Frances Chan 08 January 2022

CONGRATULATIONS for the family of the late great poet JOYCE KILMER to be chosen as The Poet Of The Day.

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Paul Amrod 30 November 2020

An American poet of highly colloquial significance. He brings my back to my hometown Suffern, New York and makes me feel like a teenie in a rock band in the 60ties.

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Sneha Gupta 30 November 2020

Very nice post of my school

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Martin Ludwig 29 June 2020

My mother used to sing the sing from Joyce Kilmer's Trees, That was almost 70 years ago. With the windows open in summer, her voice carried throughout our yard. It was a happy time, one in which i go back to many times. Thank You!

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Sheila Pinkston.Ford 29 April 2020

Sheila Ford....this photo of trees hung by front door since I was Bout 8 years old. I thought. That was the prettiest poem i had ever heard. I quickly memorized the poem as I ha, rd at the picture of the trees. I was in ??love!

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The Best Poem Of Joyce Kilmer

Trees

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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