Who is Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer (October 1, 1885 – December 18, 1977) was an American poet, anthologist, critic, and editor. He was appointed the fourteenth Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1961.

Life and career

Untermeyer was born in New York City, the son of a German-Jewish jewelry manufacturer. He initially joined his father's firm as a designer, rising to the rank of vice president, before resigning from the firm in 1923 to devote himself to literary pursuits. He was, for the most part, self-educated.He married Jean Starr in January 1907, and their son Richard was born in December of that year. (Richard Untermeyer committed suicide in 1927, at the age of 19.) After a 1926 divorce, they were reunited in 1929, after which they adopted two sons, Laurence and ...
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Louis Untermeyer Poems

  • Reveillé
    What sudden bugle calls us in the night
    And wakes us from a dream that we had shaped;
    Flinging us sharply up against a fight
    We thought we had escaped. ...
  • Only Of Thee And Me
    Only of thee and me the night wind sings,
    Only of us the sailors speak at sea,
    The earth is filled with wondered whisperings
    Only of thee and me....
  • Mockery
    God, I return to You on April days
    When along country roads You walk with me,
    And my faith blossoms like the earliest tree
    That shames the bleak world with its yellow sprays-...
  • How Much Of Godhood
    How much of Godhood did it take-
    What purging epochs had to pass,
    Ere I was fit for leaf and lake
    And worthy of the patient grass?...
  • Feuerzauber
    I never knew the earth had so much gold-
    The fields run over with it, and this hill,
    Hoary and old,
    Is young with buoyant blooms that flame and thrill....
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World 4 God 3 Night 3 Tree 2 Sea 2 Yellow 2 Young 2 Earth 2 Good 1 White 1

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Sultanaidris: prayer by louis untermeyer.
100yearsagonews: frost knew he had produced a gem: he wrote his friend, louis untermeyer that it would be his “best bid for remembrance.” it will be published again in a collection, "new hampshire," that wins the first of frost's four pulitzer prizes for poetry. 4/4
Piupdate: february 2, 1950: game show “what’s my line,” hosted by john daly, debuted on cbs. the panel on the first telecast was former new jersey governor harold hoffman, columnist dorothy kilgallen, poet louis untermeyer, and psychiatrist richard hoffmann.
Rprosperolane: merry christmas legends and traditions in many lands ed. louis untermeyer
Rprosperolane: merry christmas legends and traditions in many lands ed. louis untermeyer
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William Shakespeare Poem
Sonnet 11: As Fast As Thou Shalt Wane, So Fast Thou Grow'st
 by William Shakespeare

As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
In one of thine, from that which thou departest,
And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow'st,
Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest.
Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase;
Without this folly, age, and cold decay,
If all were minded so, the times should cease,
And threescore year would make the world away.

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