Stephen Vincent Benet

(1898 - 1943 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Stephen Vincent Benet Poems

1. Minor Litany 8/31/2015
2. Nos Immortales 1/3/2003
3. The Falconer Of God 3/30/2010
4. Rain After A Vaudeville Show 1/3/2003
5. Three Day's Ride 3/30/2010
6. Portrait Of A Boy 1/3/2003
7. The City Revisited 1/3/2003
8. Portrait Of A Baby 1/3/2003
9. The General Public 1/3/2003
10. The Drug-Shop, Or, Endymion In Edmonstoun 1/3/2003
11. The Fiddling Wood 1/3/2003
12. Campus Sonnets: May Morning 3/30/2010
13. The Congressmen Came Out To See Bull Run 3/30/2010
14. Ghosts Of A Lunatic Asylum 3/30/2010
15. Robert E. Lee 3/30/2010
16. Campus Sonnets: Before An Examination 3/30/2010
17. The White Peacock 1/3/2003
18. Alexander Vi Dines With The Cardinal Of Capua 1/3/2003
19. Road And Hills 1/3/2003
20. Campus Sonnets: Return - 1917 3/30/2010
21. Winged Man 1/3/2003
22. The Ballad Of William Sycamore [1790-1871] 3/30/2010
23. The Quality Of Courage 1/3/2003
24. The Hemp 1/3/2003
25. Talk 1/3/2003
26. Young Blood 1/3/2003
27. Campus Sonnets: Talk 3/30/2010
28. The Breaking Point 1/3/2003
29. The Innovator 1/3/2003
30. 1936 3/30/2010
31. Dedication 1/3/2003
32. Nightmare Number Three 3/30/2010
33. Difference 3/30/2010
34. American Names 1/17/2015
35. Poor Devil! 1/3/2003
36. The Mountain Whippoorwill 3/7/2012
37. The Lover In Hell 1/3/2003
38. Army Of Northern Virginia 3/30/2010
39. Metropolitan Nightmare 3/30/2010
40. Return - 1917 1/3/2003

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Love In Twilight

There is darkness behind the light -- and the pale light drips
Cold on vague shapes and figures, that, half-seen loom
Like the carven prows of proud, far-triumphing ships --
And the firelight wavers and changes about the room,

As the three logs crackle and burn with a small still sound;
Half-blotting with dark the deeper dark of her hair,
Where she lies, head pillowed on arm, and one hand curved round
To shield the white face and neck from the faint thin glare.

Gently she breathes -- and the long limbs lie at ease,
And the rise and fall of the young,...

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The Innovator

(A Pharaoh Speaks.)

I said, "Why should a pyramid
Stand always dully on its base?
I'll change it! Let the top be hid,
The bottom take the apex-place!"
And as I bade they did.

The people flocked in, scores on scores,

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