Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer Poems

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

Comments about Joyce Kilmer

  • 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

  • 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

Memorial Day

"Dulce et decorum est"

The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings to-day.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.

The roses blossom white and red
On tombs where weary soldiers lie;

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