Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer Poems

41. Alarm Clocks 12/31/2002
42. Vision 12/31/2002
43. Madness 12/31/2002
44. Citizen Of The World 12/31/2002
45. Love's Lantern 12/31/2002
46. Memorial Day 12/31/2002
47. A Blue Valentine 12/31/2002
48. As Winds That Blow Against A Star 12/31/2002
49. Ballade Of My Lady's Beauty 1/4/2003
50. Old Poets 12/31/2002
51. Prayer Of A Soldier In France 12/31/2002
52. Stars 12/31/2002
53. The House With Nobody In It 12/31/2002
54. Trees 12/31/2002

Comments about Joyce Kilmer

  • 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

  • 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)

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  • 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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