Joyce Kilmer

(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Joyce Kilmer Poems

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

Comments about Joyce Kilmer

  • 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.

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  • 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...

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Best Poem of Joyce Kilmer

A Blue Valentine

(For Aline)

Right Reverend Bishop Valentinus,
Sometime of Interamna, which is called Ferni,
Now of the delightful Court of Heaven,
I respectfully salute you,
I genuflect
And I kiss your episcopal ring.

It is not, Monsignore,
The fragrant memory of your holy life,
Nor that of your shining and joyous martyrdom,
Which causes me now to address you.
But since this is your august festival, Monsignore,
It seems appropriate to me to state
According to a venerable and agreeable custom,
That I love a beautiful lady.
Her eyes, ...

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(For Aline)

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.