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 ...
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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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  • Consertum: beauty shall not lead me— no, on no more passionate and never-ending question. i am tired of stumbling after her through wild, familiar forests and strange morasses— tired of breaking my heart and losing my sleep, following a fitfull gleam. louis untermeyer/ beauty 1916
  • Jfriello: then no. 4 seems to come out of nowhere! it is so sonically different than the previous 3. the man figured it all out. to quote louis untermeyer: “he knew what he had done. he knew what he was.” i believe ives is still the greatest american composer and will never be surpassed.
  • Platospupil: 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. –louis untermeyer (1885–1977)
  • Plastic_bio: laughter shall drown the raucous shout;and, though these shelt’ring walls are thin,may they be strong to keep hate outand hold love in. - louis untermeyer
  • Bookertea: the poetry of sight: mencken's stolen bible for louis untermeyer
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