Mark Van Doren

(June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972 / Hope, Illinois,)

Mark Van Doren Poems

1. Farewell And Thanksgiving 1/3/2003
2. Born Brothers 1/3/2003
3. Dunce Songs : 9 1/3/2003
4. The Deepest Dream 1/3/2003
5. Morning Worship 1/3/2003
6. He Loves Me 1/3/2003
7. After Long Drought 1/3/2003
8. Spring Thunder 1/3/2003
9. Nothing Stays 1/3/2003
10. Our Lady Peace 1/3/2003

Comments about Mark Van Doren

  • William Claire (4/3/2007 8:45:00 PM)

    The astonishing variety of poems in MarkVan Doren's Collected & New Poems, and two later volumes, Morning Worship and Good Morning, the latter introduced by Richard Howard, is staggering in its brilliance and knowledge of the world. A line can be drawn from Dryden and Wordsworth to modern day breakthroughs written long after his Pulitzer Prize volume of 1939.Poetry to him was a form of daily bread, and he has nourished, and will continue to nourish, readers to the end time.

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Best Poem of Mark Van Doren

Our Lady Peace

How far is it to peace, the piper sighed,
The solitary, sweating as he paused.
Asphalt the noon; the ravens, terrified,
Fled carrion thunder that percussion caused.

The envelope of earth was powder loud;
The taut wings shivered, driven at the sun.
The piper put his pipe away and bowed.
Not here, he said. I hunt the love-cool one,

The dancer with the clipped hair. Where is she?
We shook our heads, parting for him to pass.
Our lady was of no such trim degree,
And none of us had seen her face, alas.

She was the very ridges that we must ...

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