Joyce Kilmer Poems
|2.||In Memory of Rupert Brooke||6/11/2015|
|4.||Gates and Doors||7/23/2015|
|5.||Queen Elizabeth Speaks||6/10/2016|
|6.||The Big Top||8/29/2016|
|8.||Age Comes A-Wooing||5/14/2015|
|9.||The Ballade Of Butterflies||12/13/2014|
|11.||Mid-Ocean In War-Time||1/21/2015|
|12.||The New School||11/27/2014|
|14.||The Apartment House||12/31/2002|
|15.||Servant Girl And Grocer's Boy||12/31/2002|
|16.||The Fourth Shepherd||12/31/2002|
|18.||The White Ships And The Red||12/31/2002|
|21.||To Certain Poets||12/31/2002|
|22.||St. Alexis, Patron Of Beggars||12/31/2002|
|23.||The Snowman In The Yard||12/31/2002|
|25.||To A Blackbird And His Mate Who Died In The Spring||12/31/2002|
|40.||To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself||12/31/2002|
The House With Nobody In It
Whenever I walk to Suffern along the Erie track
I go by a poor old farmhouse with its shingles broken and black.
I suppose I've passed it a hundred times, but I always stop for a minute
And look at the house, the tragic house, the house with nobody in it.
I never have seen a haunted house, but I hear there are such things;
That they hold the talk of spirits, their mirth and sorrowings.
I know this house isn't haunted, and I wish it were, I do;
For it wouldn't be so lonely if it had a ghost or two.
This house on the road to Suffern needs a dozen panes of ...
From what old ballad, or from what rich frame
Did you descend to glorify the earth?
Was it from Chaucer's singing book you came?
Or did Watteau's small brushes give you birth?
Nothing so exquisite as that slight hand
Could Raphael or Leonardo trace.