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. At the time of his deployment to Europe during World War I, Kilmer was considered the leading American Roman Catholic poet and lecturer of his generation, whom critics often compared to British contemporaries G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) and Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953).: p.27  He enlisted in the New York National Guard and was deployed to France with the 69th Infantry Regi...
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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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Deytonbrewer: “ i think that i shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. a tree whose hungry mouth is prest against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; a tree that looks at god all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray…” - “trees” by joyce kilmer
Bandogurrl: poems are made by thirsty fools like me, but only god can make a namu tree. dear. lord. help. sorry joyce kilmer
Ecotourismrc: "i think that i shall never see a poem lovely as a tree." ~ joyce kilmer.
Etunner: trees i think that i shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. a tree that looks at god all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray; a tree that may in summer wear a nest of robins in her hair; poems are made by fools like me, but only god can make a tree. joyce kilmer j
Ithinkiamsteven: "spring sorrow" by aline kilmer (1888-1941), from candles that burn (1919). she lost her daughter, rose (age 5) in 1917, shortly before her husband, the poet joyce, was deployed to france, where he was killed in 1918 at the second battle of the marne.
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