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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Comments about Joyce Kilmer

  • Acornmfg: “i think that i shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” -trees, joyce kilmer
  • Suzannekiera: “i think that i shall never see. a poem lovely as a tree….” joyce kilmer
  • Sophialogospi: acceptance is with us. forgiveness is with god. for, "poems are made by fools like me, but only god can make a tree." (joyce kilmer) accept, and god gives the miracle of: forgiveness ~me, ría ❣♾❣ 757
  • Jcupmootea: joyce kilmer being known for “trees” amongst other work is wild! i’m not a follower of his belief systems but his work…
  • Mahwahhs: the habitat for humanity club trained joyce kilmer students for the miles 4 marcus run. the training included goal setting and character building activities. each saturday, we heard a story about marcus and participated in an activity that connected us …
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Emily Dickinson Poem
How lonesome the Wind must feel Nights'
 by Emily Dickinson


How lonesome the Wind must feel Nights-
When people have put out the Lights
And everything that has an Inn
Closes the shutter and goes in-

How pompous the Wind must feel Noons

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