Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled "Trees", which was published in the collection Trees and Other Poems in 1914. Wikipedia

Madness

(For Sara Teasdale)The lonely farm, the crowded street, The palace and the slum, Give welcome to my silent feet As, bearing gifts, I come.Last night a beggar crouched alone, A ragged helpless thing; I set him on a moonbeam throne -- Today he is a king.Last night a king in orb...

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15 December

Love’s Lantern

(For Aline)Because the road was steep and long And through a dark and lonely land, God set upon my lips a song And put a lantern in my hand.Through miles on weary miles of night That stretch relentless in my way My lantern burns serene and white, An unexhausted cup of...

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14 December

Trees

I THINK that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; ...

By Joyce Kilmer
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04 October