Stephen Vincent Benet

(1898 - 1943 / Pennsylvania / United States)

The Mountain Whippoorwill - Poem by Stephen Vincent Benet

Up in the mountains, it's lonesome all the time,
(Sof' win' slewin' thu' the sweet-potato vine.)
Up in the mountains, it's lonesome for a child,
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Comments about The Mountain Whippoorwill by Stephen Vincent Benet

  • (6/3/2018 6:08:00 PM)

    A poem from an author as great as this country has ever produced! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/13/2018 3:18:00 PM)

    My Mother began reading special stories and poems to me very early in life. I remember her reading this one and not knowing the author, have been searching for its copy all these years. THis morning I realized I had been mis-spelling Whippoorwill... and stumbled upon your page! ! ! I am ecstatic! I LOVED this reading! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/25/2017 8:58:00 PM)

    This has been one of my favorite poems since I first heard it in the 10th grade, some 53 years ago. Morris Bruns, an English & Speech teacher recited it to my homeroom class at Lubbock High School. He instilled in me a love of poetry from that moment on. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/27/2014 8:45:00 AM)

    ........truly this is a masterpiece....a great contest indeed....would love to have been there to hear the fiddles...............love this poem....truly a pleasure to read... (Report)Reply

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