Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer Poems

1. Thanksgiving 5/8/2015
2. In Memory of Rupert Brooke 6/11/2015
3. Queen Elizabeth Speaks 6/10/2016
4. The Big Top 8/29/2016
5. A Valentine 5/9/2015
6. Age Comes A-Wooing 5/14/2015
7. The Subway 6/17/2015
8. The Ballade Of Butterflies 12/13/2014
9. Roses 1/21/2015
10. The New School 11/27/2014
11. Mid-Ocean In War-Time 1/21/2015
12. Gates and Doors 7/23/2015
13. St. Laurence 12/31/2002
14. The Apartment House 12/31/2002
15. The Fourth Shepherd 12/31/2002
16. Servant Girl And Grocer's Boy 12/31/2002
17. The White Ships And The Red 12/31/2002
18. Apology 4/26/2011
19. The Twelve-Forty-Five 12/31/2002
20. St. Alexis, Patron Of Beggars 12/31/2002
21. To Certain Poets 12/31/2002
22. Waverley 12/31/2002
23. The Snowman In The Yard 12/31/2002
24. Mount Houvenkopf 12/31/2002
25. Folly 12/31/2002
26. To A Blackbird And His Mate Who Died In The Spring 12/31/2002
27. Martin 12/31/2002
28. Poets 12/31/2002
29. The Rosary 12/31/2002
30. Easter Week 12/31/2002
31. Main Street 12/31/2002
32. Dave Lilly 12/31/2002
33. Houses 12/31/2002
34. Roofs 12/31/2002
35. Easter 12/31/2002
36. Memorial Day 12/31/2002
37. Rouge Bouquet 1/4/2003
38. Pennies 12/31/2002
39. Wealth 12/31/2002
40. To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself 12/31/2002

Comments about Joyce Kilmer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Miriam A. Kilmer (11/26/2007 8:46:00 AM)

    I illustrated 'Easter' by my grandfather, Joyce Kilmer. Please visit my Miami Blue Butterfly page.
    There are downloadable images and tee shirts for sale.

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

    If you found this page interesting:

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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.

  • Nerissa Hedlind (12/12/2006 11:35:00 AM)

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

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.

Read the full of Trees

Alarm Clocks

When Dawn strides out to wake a dewy farm
Across green fields and yellow hills of hay
The little twittering birds laugh in his way
And poise triumphant on his shining arm.
He bears a sword of flame but not to harm
The wakened life that feels his quickening sway
And barnyard voices shrilling "It is day!"
Take by his grace a new and alien charm.

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