Who is Joyce Kilmer

Alfred Joyce Kilmer (December 6, 1886 – July 30, 1918) was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled "Trees" (1913), which was published in the collection Trees and Other Poems in 1914. Though a prolific poet whose works celebrated the common beauty of the natural world as well as his Roman Catholic religious faith, Kilmer was also a journalist, literary critic, lecturer, and editor. While most of his works are largely unknown, a select few of his poems remain popular and are published frequently in anthologies. Several critics—including both Kilmer's contemporaries and modern scholars—have disparaged Kilmer's work as being too simple and overly sentimental, and suggested that his style was far too traditional, even archaic. Many writers, includi...
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Joyce Kilmer Poems

  • Ballade Of My Lady's Beauty
    Squire Adam had two wives, they say,
       Two wives had he, for his delight,
    He kissed and clypt them all the day
       And clypt and kissed them all the night. ...
  • The Ballade Of Butterflies
    Because we never build a nest
    And no one of us ever sings,
    We are the butt of every jest
    That strutting loud-mouthed robin flings. ...
  • Servant Girl And Grocer's Boy
    Her lips' remark was: "Oh, you kid!"
    Her soul spoke thus (I know it did):

    "O king of realms of endless joy, ...
  • St. Alexis, Patron Of Beggars
    We who beg for bread as we daily tread
    Country lane and city street,
    Let us kneel and pray on the broad highway
    To the saint with the vagrant feet....
  • Love's Lantern
    (For Aline)

    Because the road was steep and long
    And through a dark and lonely land,...
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God 30 I Love You 25 Love 25 Face 24 Heart 21 Never 21 White 20 Life 20 Place 19 Night 19


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  • Maskwearinglib1: poems are made by fools like me but only god can make a tree - joyce kilmer
  • Uesociology: in memoriam for the lovely linden tree that stood opposite this bench on the oval, with the words of joyce kilmer's "trees" carved on the bench: "i think that i shall never see a poem lovely as a tree... poems are made by fools like me, but only god can make a tree."
  • Shaunagleason: overheard in joyce kilmer park: “i feel like a plant is the best way to decorate without paint.”
  • Book_addict: happy birthday to writer and editor kenton kilmer (march 3,1909), author of “memories of my father, joyce kilmer” (1993).
  • Doinabadescu: impromptu: trees - by joyce kilmer
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Now, man of croziers, shadows called our names
And then away, away, like whirling flames;
And now fled by, mist-covered, without sound,
The youth and lady and the deer and hound;
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And her bright body, sang of faery and man
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