Louis Untermeyer

(1885-1977 / United States)

Louis Untermeyer Poems

1. Ivory And Rose 4/16/2010
2. Landscapes 4/16/2010
3. Only Of Thee And Me 4/16/2010
4. The Victory Of The Beet-Fields 4/16/2010
5. A Man 9/11/2015
6. Long Feud 11/9/2015
7. The Dark Chamber 4/16/2010
8. Koheleth 4/16/2010
9. Magic 4/16/2010
10. Inhibited 4/16/2010
11. Prayer 4/16/2010
12. Summer Storm 4/16/2010
13. Summons 4/16/2010
14. Ash Wednesday 4/16/2010
15. End Of The Comedy 4/16/2010
16. Challenge 4/16/2010
17. On The Birth Of A Child 4/16/2010
18. The Laughers 4/16/2010
19. Faith 4/16/2010
20. Eve Speaks 4/16/2010
21. A Side Street 4/16/2010
22. Reveille 1/4/2003
23. How Much Of Godhood 1/4/2003
24. Irony 4/16/2010
25. Mockery 1/4/2003
26. Questions At Night 4/16/2010
27. Feuerzauber 1/4/2003
28. Prayer For This House 4/16/2010
29. Rainbow’s End 4/16/2010
30. Portrait Of A Machine 4/16/2010
31. Infidelity 4/16/2010

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You have not conquered me—it is the surge
Of love itself that beats against my will;
It is the sting of conflict, the old urge
That calls me still.

It is not you I love—it is the form
And shadow of all lovers who have died
That gives you all the freshness of a warm
And unfamiliar bride.

It is your name I breathe, your hands I seek;
It will be you when you are gone.
And yet the dream, the name I never speak,
Is that that lures me on.

It is the golden summons, the bright wave
Of banners calling me anew;
It is all beauty, ...

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How Much Of Godhood

How much of Godhood did it take --
   What purging epochs had to pass,
Ere I was fit for leaf and lake
   And worthy of the patient grass?

What mighty travails must have been,
   What ages must have moulded me,
Ere I was raised and made akin
   To dawn, the daisy and the sea.

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