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Author: MASTERS, EDGAR LEE
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Masters, Edgar Lee    Poet's Biography
410 poems available by this author


A CERTAIN POET ON THE DEBATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Why do I speak with such authority?
Last Line: And drop a tear on all the sorry waste.
Subject(s): Lincoln-douglas Debates; Slavery; Serfs


A LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: She sleeps beneath a canopy of carnation silk
Last Line: And the weariness of futile flesh!
Subject(s): God; Women


A MAN CHILD IS BORN (1809)    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind blows through the chinks it's snowing too
Last Line: With logs to mend the fire!
Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States


A MAN CHILD IS BORN (1839)    Poem Text    
First Line: After such pain this child against my breast!
Last Line: Look at that darling face -- it must be so!
Subject(s): Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865)


A REPUBLIC!    Poem Text    
First Line: Her faith abandoned and her place despised
Last Line: Her gland pituitary being lost.
Subject(s): Corruption In Politics; United States; America


ADELAIDE AND JOHN WILKES BOOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, even this you can surmount by art
Last Line: (he goes out.)
Subject(s): Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865)


ALL LIFE IN A LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: His father had a large family
Subject(s): Family Life; City & Town Life; Wealth; Social Protest; Capital Punishment; Conduct Of Life; Relatives; Riches; Fortunes; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


ARABEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Twists of smoke rise from the limpness of jeweled fingers
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets; Books; Youth; Reading


AT SAGAMORE HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: All things proceed as though the stage were set
Last Line: As you desired them in these sixty years.
Subject(s): Home; Presidents, United States; Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)


AT THE MERMAID TAVERN (APRIL 10, 1613)    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, so I said: 'twas labored 'cataline'
Last Line: And then I go.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


BETRAND AND GOURGAUD TALK OVER OLD TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Gourgaud, these tears are tears - but look, this laugh
Last Line: Drink to me, clasp my hand, embrace me, friend.
Subject(s): France; Napoleon I (1769-1821)


BLACK EAGLE RETURNS TO ST. JOE    Poem Text    
First Line: This way and that way measuring
Last Line: I was a swift runner whom they tripped.
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


BONNYBELL: THE BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: As I shall die, let your belief
Last Line: Souls must go where the lode-star lures.
Subject(s): Love


BONNYBELL: THE GRAY SPHEX    Poem Text    
First Line: Bonnybell comes to the room of her lover
Last Line: She wounds in the war.
Subject(s): War; Women - Heroes


BOOTH'S PHILIPPI    Poem Text    
First Line: If this must be, I take it. Be a man
Last Line: (he dies.)
Subject(s): Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865)


BOTANICAL GARDENS    Poem Text    
First Line: He follows me no more, I said, nor stands
Last Line: "there shall be springs and springs!"
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


BOYHOOD FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Old adam warfield had an only son
Last Line: A sigh of harold, looking at the stars.
Subject(s): Friendship


BRUTUS AND ANTONY    Poem Text    
First Line: How shall I write this out? I do not write
Last Line: Than brutus left it.
Subject(s): Antony, Marc (83-30 B.c.); Brutus, Marcus Junius (85 B.c.- 42 B.c.) ; Marcus Antonius; Anthony, Mark


BRUTUS LIVES AGAIN IN BOOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: What time is it?
Last Line: (he rushes off. Great confusion.)
Subject(s): Assassination; Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865); Ford's Theater, Washington, D.c.; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States


CANTICLE OF THE RACE    Poem Text    
First Line: How beautiful are the bodies of men
Last Line: The flesh made the word!
Subject(s): Mankind; Women; Human Race


CELSUS AT HADRIAN'S VILLA    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the place, my friend aristo. Here
Last Line: And watch the waterfalls, and have some wine.
Subject(s): Celsus (2d Century)


CHARLOTTE CORDAY (REVOLUTIONARY TRIBUNAL, JULY 17, 1793)    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is your home?
Last Line: I am content.
Subject(s): Corday, Charlotte (1768-1793)


CHRISTMAS AT INDIAN POINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is that calling through the night
Last Line: "and sobbed and sobbed, 'o emily.'"
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


CITIES OF THE PLAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are the cabalists, the insidious committees
Last Line: We wish we had our little sodom back!
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


COMPARATIVE CRIMINALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Marion strode, my friend, a chanting voice
Last Line: We shook the hand of ott and turned away!


DAHLIAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The mad wind is the warden
Last Line: Blossom and leaf and seed.
Subject(s): Dahlias


DEAR OLD DICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Said dear old dick
Last Line: "to wait on st. Peter world without end."
Subject(s): African Americans; Racism; Waiters & Waitresses; Negroes; American Blacks; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


DELILAH    Poem Text    
First Line: Because thou wast most delicate
Last Line: A woman fair to look upon.
Subject(s): Delilah (Bible); Samson; Women In The Bible


DEMOS THE DESPOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Not in the circus before your thumbs inverted
Last Line: The frog marsh and the weedy plain!


DIALOGUE AT PERKO'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Look here, jack
Last Line: Dinah, call a cab!


DOMEDAY BOOK: JOHN CAMPBELL AND CARL EATON    Poem Text    
First Line: Carl eaton and john campbell both were raised
Last Line: In fairbanks, and the talk is in these words:
Subject(s): Flowers; Kisses; Life; Love


DOMEDAY BOOK: MIRIAM FAY'S LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Elenor murray asked to go in training
Last Line: Who ran the times.
Subject(s): Evil; Kisses; Letters; Life; Love


DOMESDAY BOOK: ALMA BELL TO THE CORONER    Poem Text    
First Line: What my name is, or where I live, or if
Last Line: Of gregory wenner first:
Subject(s): Life; Love; Soul; Teaching & Teachers; Undertakers; Educators; Professors


DOMESDAY BOOK: ANTON SOSNOWSKI    Poem Text    
First Line: Anton sosnowski, from the shakespeare school
Last Line: And what makes poverty and waste in lives:
Subject(s): Anger; Faces; Hate; War


DOMESDAY BOOK: ARCHIBALD LOWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Archibald lowell, owner of the times
Last Line: And brings them to the jury in these words: --
Subject(s): Death; Life; Marriage; News; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DOMESDAY BOOK: AT FAIRBANKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Bill, look here! Here's the times. You see this picture
Last Line: Within the banner: to be brave, nor flinch.
Subject(s): Death; News; Dead, The


DOMESDAY BOOK: AT NICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear, let me tell you, safe beside you now
Last Line: To coroner merival in a leisure hour:
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; France; Guns; Love; Soldiers; Wine


DOMESDAY BOOK: BARRETT BAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was walking by the river, barrett said
Last Line: Came in and led him from the jury room.
Subject(s): France; Life; Love; Past; War


DOMESDAY BOOK: CHARLES WARREN, THE SHERIFF    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen twenty men hanged, hung myself
Last Line: "I tell you what I said to her. It's this:"
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Murder; Police; Quarrels; Arguments; Disagreements


DOMESDAY BOOK: CONSIDER FREELAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Look at that tract of land there -- five good acres
Last Line: Of elenor murray: --
Subject(s): Life; Love; War; Youth


DOMESDAY BOOK: DOMESDAY BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Take any life you choose and study it
Last Line: And of her birth: -- . . .
Subject(s): Books; Death; Life; Loss; Soul; Reading; Dead, The


DOMESDAY BOOK: DR. BURKE    Poem Text    
First Line: You've heard of potters' wheels and potters' hands
Last Line: This story to the coroner.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Life; Physicians; Religion; Dead, The; Nightmares; Doctors; Theology


DOMESDAY BOOK: DR. TRACE TO THE CORONER    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot tell you, coroner, the cause / of death of elenor murray, not until
Last Line: The mother of this man in tokio.
Subject(s): Autopsies; Death; Hearts; Dead, The


DOMESDAY BOOK: ELENOR MURRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Coroner merival took the hundred letters
Last Line: And at his house they talked the case and supped.
Subject(s): Dreams; Friendship; Letters; Love; Soul; Nightmares


DOMESDAY BOOK: FATHER WHIMSETT    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking like raphael's perugino, eyes
Last Line: The two priests rose and left the room together.
Subject(s): Absolution; Churches; Clergy; Love; Cathedrals; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


DOMESDAY BOOK: FINDING OF THE BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: Elenor murray, daughter of henry murray
Last Line: And know her better, knowing merival.
Subject(s): Bodies; Death; Fate; Hunting; Life; Dead, The; Destiny; Hunters


DOMESDAY BOOK: GEORGE JOSLIN ON LA MENKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, coroner merival, look at this picture!
Last Line: And reads this letter to the jurymen:
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Soul; Tears


DOMESDAY BOOK: GOTTLIEB GERALD    Poem Text    
First Line: I knew her, why of course. And you want me?
Last Line: This talk of lilli alm and ludwig haibt:
Subject(s): Death; Hate; Home; Nature; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; Songs


DOMESDAY BOOK: GREGORY WENNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Gregory wenner's brother married the mother
Last Line: A secret long concealed: --
Subject(s): Death; God; Love; Marriage; Passion; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DOMESDAY BOOK: HENRY BAKER, AT NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: One partner may consult another -- james
Last Line: And chase came to the coroner and spoke:
Subject(s): Death; Letters; New York City; Undertakers; Dead, The; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


DOMESDAY BOOK: HENRY MURRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Henry murray, father of elenor murray
Last Line: The while she spoke:
Subject(s): Death; Family Life; Marriage; Youth; Dead, The; Relatives; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DOMESDAY BOOK: IRMA LEESE    Poem Text    
First Line: Elenor murray landing in new york
Last Line: Before the jury. Here is what she wrote: --
Subject(s): Death; Letters; Love; Dead, The


DOMESDAY BOOK: JANE FISHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Jane fisher says to susan hamilton / that coroner has no excuse to bring
Last Line: His talk with lawyer baker in these words: --
Subject(s): Death; Law & Lawyers; Life; Love; Dead, The; Attorneys


DOMESDAY BOOK: JOHN SCOFIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: You see I worked for arthur fouche, he said
Last Line: Spoke to them in these words: --
Subject(s): Death; Life; Love; Marriage; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DOMESDAY BOOK: LILLI ALM    Poem Text    
First Line: In lola schaefer's studio in the tower
Last Line: Is lodged in father whimsett's heart or words.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Confessions; Religion; Soul; Theology


DOMESDAY BOOK: LOVERIDGE CHASE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is the secret of the death of elenor
Last Line: Of elenor murray and their days at nice:
Subject(s): Death; Letters; Marriage; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DOMESDAY BOOK: MRS. GREGORY WENNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Gregory wenner's wife was by the sea
Last Line: To the coroner and the jury in these words: --
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Love; Dead, The; Burials


DOMESDAY BOOK: MRS. MURRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I think, she said at first / my daughter did not kill herself. I'm sure
Last Line: And talk about the case.
Subject(s): Daughters; Family Life; Life; Marriage; Suicide; Relatives; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DOMESDAY BOOK: REV. PERCY FERGUSON    Poem Text    
First Line: The rev. Percy ferguson, patrician / vicar of christ, companion of the strong
Last Line: The coroner and jury sat and heard: --
Subject(s): Clergy; Death; Grief; Life; Love; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


DOMESDAY BOOK: THE CONVENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Elenor murray stole away from nice
Last Line: Out of a curious but hardened heart.
Subject(s): Convents; Italy; Letters; Life; Nuns; Prayer; Italians


DOMESDAY BOOK: THE CORONER    Poem Text    
First Line: Merival, of a mother fair and good
Last Line: Tells merival this story:
Subject(s): Death; Life; Marriage; Undertakers; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DOMESDAY BOOK: THE GOVERNOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm home at last. How long were you asleep?
Last Line: To coroner merival on the street one day:
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Life; Politics & Government; Attorneys


DOMESDAY BOOK: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT    Poem Text    
First Line: Why don't they come to me to find the cause
Last Line: She talks with susan hamilton like this:
Subject(s): Death; Letters; Nations; War; Dead, The


DOMESDAY BOOK: THE JURY DELIBERATES    Poem Text    
First Line: The jurymen are seated here and there
Last Line: Your names, and I'll return it to the clerk.
Subject(s): Death; Justice; Life; United States; Dead, The; America


DOMESDAY BOOK: THE VERDICT    Poem Text    
First Line: An inquisition taken for the people
Last Line: To look on arielle, who had written him.
Subject(s): Death; Justice; Dead, The


DOMESDAY BOOK: WIDOW FORTELKA    Poem Text    
First Line: Marie fortelka, widow, mother of josef
Last Line: To swim to shore! He couldn't walk the waves!
Subject(s): Death; Life; News; Soul; Widows & Widowers; Dead, The


DR. SCUDDER'S CLINICAL LECTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I lectured last upon the morbus sacer
Last Line: At their convenience in the laboratory.
Subject(s): Physiology


DRAW THE SWORD, O REPUBLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: By the blue sky of a clear vision
Last Line: Draw the sword!
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


EXCLUDED MIDDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the mercury shimmer of glass
Last Line: Live now or die indeed!


FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: France fallen! France arisen! France of the brave!
Last Line: Incarnate with the soul of lafayette.
Subject(s): France


FRIAR YVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Said friar yves: 'god will bless
Last Line: Friar yves awoke and wept.


FROM THE AGES WITH A SMILE    Poem Text    
First Line: How did the sculptor, voltaire, keep you quiet and posed
Last Line: Front the ages with a smile!
Subject(s): Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet De


GOD AND MY COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: He had the bluest eyes I ever saw
Last Line: "to get some cigarettes and some shaving blades."
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Soldiers; World War I; First World War


HEAVEN IS BUT THE HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Eyes wide for wisdom, calm for joy or pain
Last Line: My sorrow and as well my hope.


HIP LUNG ON YUAN CHANG    Poem Text    
First Line: You like store? You like chinese tea? You like me?
Last Line: Bout budda, kliste -- smoke? Eh?


I PAY MY DEBT FOR LAFAYETTE AND ROCHAMBEAU'    Poem Text    
First Line: Eagle, whose fearless
Last Line: Love frees the world!...
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Rockwell, Kiffin Yates (1892-1916); World War I; Liberty; First World War


I WILL STAND GUARD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love


IN MEMORY OF BRYAN LATHROP    Poem Text    
First Line: So in pieria, from the wedded bliss
Subject(s): Lathrop, Bryan (1844-1916)


IN THE GARDEN AT THE DAWN HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: I arise in the silence of the dawn hour
Last Line: In the silence of the dawn hour!
Subject(s): Dawn; Silence; Sunrise


INVOCATION TO THE GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Goddess, born of the mother of all things, the sea
Last Line: And take us to olympus!


JAKE MANN    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm sending here jake mann's obituary
Subject(s): Death; Alcohol And Alcoholics; Law & Lawyers; Dead, The; Attorneys


JOHN WILKES BOOTH AT THE FARM (JANUARY 12, 1848)    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother, I'm breathless! I have seen a man
Last Line: I am so frightened.
Subject(s): Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865)


JOHNNY APPLESEED    Poem Text    
First Line: When the air of october is sweet and cold as
Last Line: Apples, freedom, heaven, said peter van zylen.
Subject(s): Chapman, John (1774-1845)


JUNIUS BRUTUS BOOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: You are a doctor? Ill? I'm very ill
Last Line: (he dies.)
Subject(s): Booth, Junius Brutus (1796-1852)


KEATS TO FANNY BRAWNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fanny! If in your arms my soul could slip
Last Line: Who once desired you, but desire no more!
Subject(s): Brawne, Fanny; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets


MILWAUKEE AVENUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Asphering sky, like a drop curtain hangs
Subject(s): Chicago; City & Town Life


MIND FLYING AFAR    Poem Text    
First Line: What a moment of strange dreaming! Quickly
Subject(s): Landor, Walter Savage (1775-1864); Dreams; Nightmares


MIRAGE OF THE DESERT    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, there's the brazier set by the temple door
Last Line: But never the desert's spectre, cup of love!


MONODY ON THE DEATH OF WILLIAM MARION REEDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Son of the freer republic, child of a day
Last Line: The western star!
Subject(s): Reedy, William Marion (1862-1920)


MY DOG PONTO    Poem Text    
First Line: If I say you come, ponto, want some meat
Subject(s): Animals


MY LIGHT WITH YOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sea has devoured the ships
Last Line: In the light of lights forever!
Subject(s): Love; Love - Nature Of


NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Seas, mountains, rivers, hills, forests and plains
Last Line: Rock us eternally under the infinite sky.
Subject(s): Nature


NEANDERTHAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Then what is life?' I cried. And with that cry
Last Line: The voice which left me calm and unafraid.


NEBUCHADNEZZAR: OR EATING GRASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nebuchadnezzar the king called ha-rashang
Last Line: This peace with heaven.
Subject(s): Nebuchadrezzar Ii (630-562 B.c.)


O GLORIOUS FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: You have become a forge of snow white fire
Last Line: Grown weary cries enough!
Subject(s): World War I - France


O, MY FRIEND    Poem Text    
Last Line: That somewhere I can laugh and talk long hours with you again
Subject(s): Friendship


ODE TO AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Season of gusty days and cloudy nights
Subject(s): Autumn; Fall


PENTHEUS IN THESE STATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Muse of the meditative hymn, and muse
Last Line: Nor strew you limb from limb along the way?


PETERKIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Peterkin! No wisdom of our life accords
Subject(s): Friendship; Absence; Separation; Isolation


POOR PIERROT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here far away from the city, here by the yellow dunes
Last Line: Be one with the sands of the shore and one with the sea.


RECESSIONAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Even as I see, and share with you seeing
Last Line: Look you, I will go pray!
Subject(s): War


RICHARD BOOTH TO HIS SON JUNIUS BRUTUS    Poem Text    
First Line: So you're to play campillo, all in spite
Last Line: And may you fail at acting and return.
Subject(s): Booth, Junius Brutus (1796-1852)


SAMUEL BUTLER ET AL.    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me consider your emergence
Last Line: And back of you the furies!


SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea
Last Line: As we approach them.
Subject(s): Silence; Silence


SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea
Last Line: As we approach them.
Subject(s): Silence


SIMON SURNAMED PETER    Poem Text    
First Line: Time that has lifted you over them all
Last Line: Gnarled branch of the vine!
Subject(s): Apostles; Bible; Disciples, Twelve


SIR GALAHAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I met hosea job on randolph street
Last Line: And hurried back to alden for the train.


SOMETHING BEYOND THE HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: To a western breeze
Last Line: For the voice.


SONG OF MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: How beautiful are the bodies of men
Subject(s): Men; Body, Human; Women; God


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: A. D. BLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: If you in the village think that my work was a good one
Last Line: Nightly make my grave their unholy pillow?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: AARON HATFIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: Better than granite, spoon river
Last Line: And the consolation of tongues of flame!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ABEL MELVENY    Poem Text    
First Line: I bought every kind of machine that's known
Last Line: That life had never used.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ADAM WEIRAUCH    Poem Text    
First Line: I was crushed between altgeld and armour
Last Line: That ruined me?
Subject(s): Corruption In Politics


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ALBERT SCHIRDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Jonas keene thought his lot a hard one
Last Line: The feeling that I was not worthy of her finished me.
Subject(s): Ambition; Suicide


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ALEXANDER THROCKMORTON    Poem Text    
First Line: In youth my wings were strong and tireless
Last Line: Genius is wisdom and youth.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ALFRED MOIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Why was I not devoured by self-contempt
Last Line: As I read it over and over?
Subject(s): Books; Reading


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ALONZO CHURCHILL    Poem Text    
First Line: They laughed at me as 'prof. Moon'
Last Line: Of what the drama means.
Subject(s): Stars


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: AMANDA BARKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Henry got me with child
Last Line: That he slew me to gratify his hatred.
Subject(s): Hate


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: AMELIA GARRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, here I lie close to a stunted rose bush
Last Line: That robs it of complete triumph.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: AMI GREEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Not 'a youth with hoary head and haggard eye'
Last Line: Is just arrested growth.
Subject(s): Youth


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: AMOS SIBLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Not character, not fortitude, not patience
Last Line: If I make money thus, I will divorce her.
Subject(s): Divorce


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ANDY, THE NIGHT-WATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: In my spanish cloak
Last Line: And no eye needs to guard.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ANER CLUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Over and over they used to ask me
Last Line: That makes the boy what he is.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ANNE RUTLEDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of me unworthy and unknown
Last Line: From the dust of my bosom!
Subject(s): Death; Patriotism; Rutledge, Ann (1813-1855); Dead, The


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ANTHONY FINDLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Both for the country and for the man
Last Line: To use on the dull and weak.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ARCHIBALD HIGBIE    Poem Text    
First Line: I loathed you, spoon river. I tried to rise above you
Last Line: Rooted out of my soul?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ARLO WILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Did you ever see an alligator
Last Line: To the final flame!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BARNEY HAINSFEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: If the excursion train to peoria
Last Line: But to be buried here -- ach!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Jews; Graveyards; Judaism


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BARRY HOLDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The very fall my sister nancy knapp
Last Line: And I killed her.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BATTERTON DOBYNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Did my widow flit about
Last Line: "here's a nickel for your trouble."


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BENJAMIN FRASER    Poem Text    
First Line: Their spirits beat upon mine
Last Line: Nor the rhythm of life is known.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BENJAMIN PANTIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Together in this grave lie benjamin pantier, attorney at law
Last Line: Our story is lost in silence. Go by, mad world!
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BERT KESSLER    Poem Text    
First Line: I winged my bird
Last Line: When I fell limp in the grass.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BLIND JACK    Poem Text    
First Line: I had fiddled all day at the county fair
Last Line: And hear him sing of the fall of troy.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: BUTCH WELDY    Poem Text    
First Line: After I got religion and steadied down


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: C. C. CULBERTSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it true, spoon river
Last Line: And memorial tablets are erected.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CALVIN CAMPBELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye who are kicking against fate
Last Line: So as to make you jessamine or wistaria?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CAPTAIN ORLANDO KILLION    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, you young radicals and dreamers
Last Line: And a captain in the army?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CARL HAMBLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The press of the spoon river clarion was wrecked
Last Line: "but the multitude saw why she wore the bandage."
Subject(s): Chicago; Haymarket Square Riot; Newspapers; Social Protest; Journalism; Journalists


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CAROLINE BRANSON    Poem Text    
First Line: With our hearts like drifting suns, had we but walked
Last Line: Save me, shelley!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CASSIUS HUEFFER    Poem Text    
First Line: They have chiseled on my stone the words
Last Line: Graven by a fool!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CHARLES WEBSTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The pine woods on the hill
Last Line: Be brave, beloved!
Variant Title(s): The Hill


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CHARLIE FRENCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Did you ever find out
Last Line: What chum of mine could have done it?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CHASE HENRY    Poem Text    
First Line: In life I was the town drunkard
Last Line: Which bring honor to the dead, who lived in shame.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CLARENCE FAWCETT    Poem Text    
First Line: The sudden death of eugene carman
Last Line: And how I came to lie here.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: COLUMBUS CHENEY    Poem Text    
First Line: This weeping willow!
Last Line: As well as for us?
Subject(s): Willow Trees


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CONRAD SIEBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Not in that wasted garden
Last Line: Of redder apples!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CONRAD SIEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Not in that wasted garden
Subject(s): Apple Trees; Time


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: CONSTANCE HATELY    Poem Text    
First Line: You praise my self-sacrifice, spoon river
Last Line: With constant reminders of their dependence.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: COONEY POTTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I inherited forty acres from my father
Last Line: Brought me here ere I had reached my sixtieth year.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DAISY FRASER    Poem Text    
First Line: Did you ever hear of editor whedon
Last Line: To the school fund of spoon river!
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DANIEL M'CUMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: When I went to the city, mary mcneely
Last Line: To kiss the hem of your robe!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DAVIS MATLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Suppose it is nothing but the hive
Last Line: Or sleep is the golden goal.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DEACON TAYLOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I belonged to the church
Last Line: "spiritus frumenti."


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DILLARD SISSMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The buzzards wheel slowly
Last Line: I am shaken as a banner!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DIPPOLD THE OPTICIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: What do you see now?
Last Line: Very well, we'll make the glasses accordingly.
Subject(s): Eyeglasses; Sight; Spectacles


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DOC HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: I went up and down the streets
Last Line: Hiding herself, and her grief!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DOCTOR MEYERS    Poem Text    
First Line: No other man, unless it was doc hill
Last Line: And pneumonia finished me.
Variant Title(s): Doctor Meyers


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DORA WILLIAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: When reuben pantier ran away and threw me
Last Line: "implora eterna quiete."


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DORCAS GUSTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was not beloved of the villagers
Last Line: Berate me who will -- I am content.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DOW BRITT    Poem Text    
First Line: Samuel is forever talking of his elm
Last Line: Trying to grow.
Subject(s): Elm Trees


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: DR. SIEGFIED ISEMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I said when they handed me my diploma
Last Line: By the upright federal judge!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EDITH CONANT    Poem Text    
First Line: We stand about this place - we, the memories
Last Line: In immeasurable weariness!
Subject(s): Stillbirth; Death - Childbirth


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EDITOR WHEDON    Poem Text    
First Line: To be able to see every side of every question
Last Line: And abortions are hidden.
Subject(s): Editors; Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EDMUND POLLARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I would I had thrust my hands of flesh
Last Line: Kissing the queen-bee, life!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ELIJAH BROWNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I was among multitudes of children
Last Line: Whosoever touches the star!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ELIZABETH CHILDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dust of my dust
Last Line: Death is better than life!
Subject(s): Stillbirth; Death - Childbirth


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ELLIOTT HAWKINS    Poem Text    
First Line: I looked like abraham lincoln
Last Line: With the dust of my triumphant career?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ELMER BARR    Poem Text    
First Line: What but the love of god could have softened
Last Line: Repent, ye living ones, and rest with jesus.
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ELSA WERTMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I was a peasant girl from germany
Last Line: That's my son! That's my son!
Subject(s): Mothers; Sacrifices


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EMILY SPARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is my boy, my boy
Last Line: Nothing but light!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ENGLISH THORNTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Here! You sons of the men
Last Line: Your city and your state.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ENOCH DUNLAP    Poem Text    
First Line: How many times, during the twenty years
Last Line: To go to the urinal!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EPILOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: A game of checkers?
Last Line: Infinite life.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ERNEST HYDE    Poem Text    
First Line: My mind was a mirror
Last Line: And this is the silence of wisdom.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EUGENE CARMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Rhodes' slave! Selling shoes and gingham
Last Line: From a broken vein in my head.
Subject(s): Social Protest


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EUGENIA TODD    Poem Text    
First Line: Have any of you, passers-by
Last Line: Healed and glad in the morning!
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: EZRA BARTLETT    Poem Text    
First Line: A chaplain in the army
Last Line: By resting upon itself.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FAITH MATHENY    Poem Text    
First Line: At first you will know not what they mean
Last Line: Reserved for god himself.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FATHER MALLOY    Poem Text    
First Line: You are over there, father malloy
Last Line: Peter the rock.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FELIX SCHMIDT    Poem Text    
First Line: It was only a little house of two rooms
Last Line: As christian dallman's tenant.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FIDDLER JONES    Poem Text    
First Line: The earth keeps some vibration going
Last Line: And not a single regret.
Variant Title(s): Fiddler Jones
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments; Old Age


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FLETCHER MCGEE    Poem Text    
First Line: She took my strength by minutes
Last Line: And hunted me for life.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FLOSSIE CABANIS    Poem Text    
First Line: From bindle's opera house in the village
Last Line: And read these words.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FRANCIS TURNER    Poem Text    
First Line: I could not run or play
Last Line: It suddenly took flight.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FRANK DRUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of a cell into this darkened space
Last Line: The encyclopaedia britannica!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: FRANKLIN JONES    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could have lived another year
Last Line: And sees the ax from the first!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: GEORGE GRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have studied many times
Last Line: It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: GEORGE TRIMBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you remember when I stood on the steps
Last Line: And here I lie, unwept of all.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: GEORGINE SAND MINER    Poem Text    
First Line: A step-mother drove me from home, embittering me
Last Line: A harlot in body and soul!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: GODWIN JAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Harry wilmans! You who fell in a swamp
Last Line: Behind the demoniac mask.
Subject(s): Soldiers


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: GRANVILLE CALHOUN    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to be county judge
Last Line: Looking at the old court-house?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: GRIFFY THE COOPER    Poem Text    
First Line: The cooper should know about tubs
Last Line: And that you know life!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: GUSTAV RICHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: After a long day of work in my hot-houses
Last Line: Clouds, eh! --


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HAMILTON GREENE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was the only child of frances harris of virginia
Last Line: For what service I was to the people!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HAMLET MICURE    Poem Text    
First Line: In a lingering fever many visions come to you
Last Line: "was divine."


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HANNAH ARMSTRONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I wrote him a letter asking him for old times' sake
Last Line: And telling stories.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HARE DRUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Do the boys and girls still go to siever's
Last Line: The quiet water?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HARLAN SEWALL    Poem Text    
First Line: You never understood, o unknown one
Last Line: As of the hand that healed it.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HARMON WHITNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the lights and roar of cities
Last Line: Judge me this way, o world!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HAROLD ARNETT    Poem Text    
First Line: I leaned against the mantel, sick, sick
Last Line: When no soul may ever escape the eternal destiny of life?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HARRY CAREY GOODHUE    Poem Text    
First Line: You never marveled, dullards of spoon river
Last Line: Of the fights that I had lost.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HARRY WILMANS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was just turned twenty-one
Last Line: A flag! A flag!
Subject(s): Patriotism; Social Protest; Spanish-american War (1898)


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HENRY C. CALHOUN    Poem Text    
First Line: I reached the highest place in spoon river
Last Line: Wear the envenomed robe.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HENRY LAYTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Whoever thou art who passest by
Last Line: That left me a lifeless soul.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HENRY PHIPPS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was the sunday school superintendent
Last Line: Moved me on with a push.
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease); Money


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HENRY TRIPP    Poem Text    
First Line: The bank broke and I lost my savings
Last Line: Who failed to fight it out.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HERBERT MARSHALL    Poem Text    
First Line: All your sorrow, louise, and hatred of me
Last Line: Which want us not.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HERMAN ALTMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Did I follow truth wherever she led
Last Line: Of those for whom I lived.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HILDRUP TUBBS    Poem Text    
First Line: I made two fights for the people
Last Line: As he does a hog.
Subject(s): Politics & Government


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HIRAM SCATES    Poem Text    
First Line: I tried to win the nomination
Last Line: Over the golden mountain.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HOD PUTT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here I lie close to the grave
Last Line: Sleep peacefully side by side.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HOMER CLAPP    Poem Text    
First Line: Often aner clute at the gate
Last Line: Of other men, making me feel like a man.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HON. HENRY BENNETT    Poem Text    
First Line: It never came into my mind
Last Line: That mount of brawn! That clownish soul!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HORTENSE ROBBINS    Poem Text    
First Line: My name used to be in the papers daily
Last Line: Or how often I took the cure at baden-baden!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: IDA CHICKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: After I had attended lectures
Last Line: For the water works of spoon river!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: IDA FRICKEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing in life is alien to you
Last Line: Was only waiting for me.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: IMANUEL EHRENHARDT    Poem Text    
First Line: I began with sir william hamilton's lectures
Last Line: Who showed me a letter of john muir.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: IPPOLIT KONOVALOFF    Poem Text    
First Line: I was a gun-smith in odessa
Last Line: To mould the metal over.
Subject(s): Guns


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ISA NUTTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Doc meyers said I had satyriasis
Last Line: For the best and purest of women?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ISAIAH BEETHOVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: They told me I had three months to live
Last Line: Above the battlements over time!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: J. MILTON MILES    Poem Text    
First Line: Whenever the presbyterian bell / was rung by itself
Last Line: Nor even, at last, the voice that I should have known.
Subject(s): Bells


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JACK MCGUIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: They would have lynched me
Last Line: And learned to read and write.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JACOB GODBEY    Poem Text    
First Line: How did you feel, you libertarians
Last Line: Rather than of the belly?
Subject(s): Libertarianism


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JACOB GOODPASTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: When fort sumter fell and the war came
Last Line: Forgive the blindness of the departed owl.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JAMES GARBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you remember, passer-by, the path
Last Line: The loneliness of the soul!
Subject(s): Soul


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JEDUTHAN HAWLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: There would be a knock at the door
Last Line: Stepped off with daisy fraser.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JEFFERSON HOWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: My valiant fight! For I call it valiant
Last Line: That no one would know of the fight I made.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JENNIE M'GREW    Poem Text    
First Line: Not, where the stairway turns in the dark
Last Line: And that I saw!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JEREMY CARLISLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Passer-by, sin beyond any sin
Last Line: Of life that is wholly life.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JIM BROWN    Poem Text    
First Line: While I was handling dom pedro
Last Line: They thought it a slam on colts.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOHN BALLARD    Poem Text    
First Line: In the lust of my strength
Last Line: And so I was creeping upon the secret, but --


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOHN CABANIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither spite, fellow citizens
Last Line: In a world republic girdled!
Subject(s): Politics & Government


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOHN HANCOCK OTIS    Poem Text    
First Line: As to democracy, fellow citizens
Last Line: From one suspender.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOHN HORACE BURLESON    Poem Text    
First Line: I won the prize essay at school
Last Line: "roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll!"


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOHN M. CHURCH    Poem Text    
First Line: I was attorney for the 'q'
Last Line: And a snake made a nest in my skull!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOHN WASSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! The dew-wet grass of the meadow in north carolina
Last Line: Take it from mine!
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Patriotism; Soldiers; American Flag


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOHNNIE SAYRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Father, thou canst never know
Last Line: "taken from the evil to come."


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JONAS KEENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did albert schirding kill himself
Last Line: Refusing medical aid.
Subject(s): Suicide


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JONATHAN HOUGHTON    Poem Text    
First Line: There is the caw of a crow
Last Line: And himself desiring the hill!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JONATHAN SWIFT SOMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: After you have enriched your soul
Last Line: Life does not fiddle.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOSEPH DIXON    Poem Text    
First Line: Who carved this shattered harp on my stone?
Last Line: And use me again if I am worthy to use.
Subject(s): Harps; Musical Instruments; Pianos; Lyres


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JOSIAH TOMPKINS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was well known and much beloved
Last Line: He profited little by it.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JUDGE SELAH LIVELY    Poem Text    
First Line: Suppose you stood just five feet two
Last Line: That I made it hard for them?
Subject(s): Size & Shape; Height


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JUDGE SOMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: How does it happen, tell me
Last Line: Has sown a flowering weed?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JUDSON STODDARD    Poem Text    
First Line: On a mountain top above the clouds
Last Line: "that rise almost to heaven?"


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JULIA MILLER    Poem Text    
First Line: We quarreled that morning
Last Line: "be with me in paradise."


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JULIAN SCOTT    Poem Text    
First Line: Toward the last
Last Line: Soar upward to the sun!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: JUSTICE ARNETT    Poem Text    
First Line: It is true, fellow citizens
Last Line: And the little entries on them?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: KINSEY KEENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Your attention, thomas rhodes, president of the bank
Last Line: Upon my stone.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: KNOWLT HOHEIMER    Poem Text    
First Line: I was the first fruits of the battle of missionary ridge
Last Line: What do they mean, anyway?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LAMBERT HUTCHINS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have two monuments besides this granite obelisk
Last Line: Why, it wasn't worth a damn!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LE ROY GOLDMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: What will you do when you come to die
Last Line: To the court where you are a stranger!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LILLIAN STEWART    Poem Text    
First Line: I was the daughter of lambert hutchins
Last Line: Keeping house for father.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LOIS SPEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies the body of lois spears
Last Line: Glory to god in the highest.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LOUISE SMITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Herbert broke our engagement of eight years
Last Line: It is wiser than your soul's nature.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LUCINDA MATLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I went to the dances at chandlerville
Last Line: It takes life to love life.
Variant Title(s): Lucinda Matlock
Subject(s): Death - Mothers; Dead, The


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LUCIUS ATHERTON    Poem Text    
First Line: When my moustache curled
Last Line: Drove me to the dregs of life.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LYDIA HUMPHREY    Poem Text    
First Line: Back and forth, back and forth, to and from the church
Last Line: Democratized!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LYDIA PUCKETT    Poem Text    
First Line: Knowlt hoheimer ran away to the war
Last Line: Back of every soldier is a woman.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: LYMAN KING    Poem Text    
First Line: You may think, passer-by, that fate
Last Line: And read the authentic message of his eyes.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MABLE OSBORNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Your red blossoms amid green leaves
Last Line: And left to die.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MAGRADY GRAHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, was altgeld elected governor?
Last Line: On the hills!
Subject(s): Altgeld, John Peter (1847-1902); Reform & Reformers


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MANY SOLDIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The idea danced before us as a flag
Last Line: In the dust with milton's poems.
Subject(s): Soldiers


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MARGARET FULLER BLACK    Poem Text    
First Line: I would have been as great as george eliot
Last Line: Sex is the curse of life!
Variant Title(s): Margaret Fuller Slack


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MARGARET FULLER SLACK    Poem Text    
First Line: I would have been as great as george eliot
Subject(s): Women Writers; Marriage; Disappointment; Death; Sex; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Dead, The


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MARIE BATESON    Poem Text    
First Line: You observe the carven hand
Last Line: Find the goal or lose it, according to your vision.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MARY MCNEELY    Poem Text    
First Line: Passer-by, / to love is to find your own soul
Last Line: Eternal peace!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MICKEY M'GREW    Poem Text    
First Line: It was just like everything else in life
Last Line: Through bellowing darkness!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MINERVA JONES    Poem Text    
First Line: I am minerva, the village poetess
Last Line: I hungered so for life!
Variant Title(s): Minerva Jones


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. BENJAMIN PANTIER    Poem Text    
First Line: I know that he told that I snared his soul
Last Line: Back of his office.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. CHARLES BLISS    Poem Text    
First Line: Reverend wiley advised me not to divorce him
Last Line: Preachers and judges!
Subject(s): Divorce


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. GEORGE REECE    Poem Text    
First Line: To this generation I would say
Last Line: "act well your part, there all the honor lies."


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. KESSLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. Kessler, you know, was in the army
Last Line: Like something washed and ironed.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. MERRITT    Poem Text    
First Line: Silent before the jury
Last Line: Carried me out in a coffin.
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. MEYERS    Poem Text    
First Line: He protested all his life long
Last Line: Love god and keep his commandments.
Variant Title(s): Mrs. Meyers


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. PURKAPILE    Poem Text    
First Line: He ran away and was gone for a year
Last Line: Of his marital vow and duty.
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. SIBLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: The secret of the stars, - gravitation
Last Line: My secret: under a mound that you shall never find.
Subject(s): Women


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MRS. WILLIAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was the milliner
Last Line: Had been any the worse?
Variant Title(s): Mrs. Williams Finds A Lover


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: MTHE CIRCUIT JUDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Take note, passers-by, of the sharp erosions
Subject(s): Judges; Guilt; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: NANCY KNAPP    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, don't you see this was the way of it
Last Line: While he wept like a freezing steer.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: NELLIE CLARK    Poem Text    
First Line: I was only eight years old
Last Line: The following winter.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: NICHOLAS BINDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Were you not ashamed, fellow citizens
Last Line: Worshipped for the first time after his acquittal?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: OAKS TUTT    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother was for woman's rights
Last Line: "what is truth?'"
Subject(s): Pilate, Pontius; Truth


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: OLLIE MCGEE    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you seen walking through the village
Last Line: In death, therefore, I am avenged.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: OSCAR HUMMEL    Poem Text    
First Line: I staggered on through darkness
Last Line: Till I dropped down dead at his feet.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PAUL MCNEELY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear jane! Dear winsome jane!
Last Line: Jane, dear jane?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PAULINE BARRETT    Poem Text    
First Line: Almost the shell of a woman after the surgeon's knife!
Last Line: Dear, have you ever understood?
Subject(s): Surgery


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PELEG POAGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Horses and men are just alike
Last Line: He ran away and killed me.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PENNIWIT, THE ARTIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I lost my patronage in spoon river
Last Line: "when saying ""I except."
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PERCIVAL SHARP    Poem Text    
First Line: Observe the clasped hands!
Last Line: Which are my true epitaph, more lasting than stone.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: My father who owned the wagon-shop
Last Line: Somewhere near rome.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PERRY ZOLL    Poem Text    
First Line: My thanks, friends of the county scientific association
Last Line: Deprive you of honor to yourselves.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PETIT THE POET    Poem Text    
First Line: Seeds in a dry pod, tick, tick, tick
Last Line: While homer and whitman roared in the pines?
Variant Title(s): Petit, The Poet
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Social Protest


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PLYMOUTH ROCK JOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why are you running so fast hither and thither
Last Line: Mixed with potato peelings and such into the trough!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: PROFESSOR NEWCOMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Everyone laughed at col. Prichard
Last Line: But get food and shelter and procreate himself!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: RALPH RHODES    Poem Text    
First Line: All they said was true
Last Line: They'll ship you back to spoon river.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: REBECCA WASSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring and summer, fall and winter and spring
Last Line: In the light of your face!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: REUBEN PANTIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, emily sparks, your prayers were not wasted
Last Line: Dear emily sparks!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: REV. ABNER PEET    Poem Text    
First Line: I had no objection at all
Last Line: And he burned them as waste paper.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: REV. LEMUEL WILEY    Poem Text    
First Line: I preached four thousand sermons
Last Line: Happy themselves, a credit to the village.
Subject(s): Divorce


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: RICHARD BONE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I first came to spoon river
Last Line: Or because he is influenced to hide it.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ROBERT DAVIDSON    Poem Text    
First Line: I grew spiritually fat living off the souls of men
Last Line: It does not devour other acorns.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ROBERT FULTON TANNER    Poem Text    
First Line: If a man could bite the giant hand
Last Line: Until your misery bores him.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ROBERT SOUTHEY BURKE    Poem Text    
First Line: I spent my money trying to elect you mayor
Last Line: To any man alive.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ROGER HESTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh many times did ernest hyde and I
Last Line: I fell just as she gored me to my death.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ROSCOE PURKAPILE    Poem Text    
First Line: She loved me. Oh! How she loved me!
Last Line: I was right.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ROSIE ROBERTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was sick, but more than that, I was mad
Last Line: "I'd see my lover that night."


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ROY BUTLER    Poem Text    
First Line: If the learned supreme court of illinois
Last Line: Believed a word she said.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: RUSSELL KINCAID    Poem Text    
First Line: In the last spring I ever knew
Last Line: Where it's neither earth nor heaven.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: RUSSIAN SONIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I, born in weimar
Last Line: For thinking of the humorous thing called life.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: RUTHERFORD MCDOWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: They brought me ambrotypes
Last Line: Under the sun!
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Pioneers


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SAM HOOKERY    Poem Text    
First Line: I ran away from home with the circus
Last Line: It was robespierre!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SAMUEL GARDNER    Poem Text    
First Line: I who kept the greenhouse
Last Line: Be larger than the life he has lived?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SARAH BROWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Maurice, weep not, I am not here under this pine tree
Last Line: But there is love.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SCHOLFIELD HURLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: God! Ask me not to record your wonders
Last Line: Slipping in and out between your fingers?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SCHROEDER THE FISHERMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I sat on the bank above bernadotte
Last Line: I'd like to see it work!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SEARCY FOOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to go away to college
Last Line: A joke on you, spoon river?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SEREPTA MASON    Poem Text    
First Line: My life's blossom might have bloomed on all sides
Last Line: That govern the processes of life.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SERSMITH THE DENTIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you think that odes and sermons
Last Line: Which must be propped with gold.
Variant Title(s): Sexsmith The Dentist


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SETH COMPTON    Poem Text    
First Line: When I died the circulating library
Last Line: Who knows not what is false.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SHACK DYE    Poem Text    
First Line: The white men played all sorts of jokes on me
Last Line: What moved you about spoon river.
Subject(s): Practical Jokes; Racism; Pranks; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: SILAS DEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: It was moon-light, and the earth sparkled
Last Line: The past for the sake of the future.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: STATE'S ATTORNEY FALLAS    Poem Text    
First Line: I, the scourge-wielder, balance-wrecker
Last Line: The vessels of your hand.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: TENNESSEE CLAFLIN SHOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was the laughing-stock of the village
Last Line: Peace to all worlds!
Subject(s): Soul


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THE CIRCUIT JUDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Take note, passers-by, of the sharp erosions
Last Line: Was innocent in soul compared with me.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THE HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are elmer, herman, bert, tom, and charley
Last Line: One time at springfield.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THE SPOONIAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Of john cabanis' wrath and of the strife
Last Line: Bent on the


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THE TOWN MARSHAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The prohibitionists made me town marshal
Last Line: Fourteen years were enough for killing me.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THE UNKNOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye aspiring ones, listen to the story of the unknown
Last Line: Of one whom life wounded and caged.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THE VILLAGE ATHEIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye young debaters over the doctrine
Last Line: Shall possess it.
Subject(s): Atheism


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THEODORE THE POET    Poem Text    
First Line: As a boy, theodore, you sat for long hours
Last Line: As the summer wanes.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THOMAS RHODES    Poem Text    
First Line: Very well, you liberals
Last Line: Even to the end.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THOMAS ROSS, JR.    Poem Text    
First Line: This I saw with my own eyes
Last Line: Only to be destroyed by my brother's ambition.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: THOMAS TREVELYAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Reading in ovid the sorrowful story of itys
Last Line: To twitter amid cold winds and falling leaves!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: TOM BEATTY    Poem Text    
First Line: I was a lawyer like harmon whitney
Last Line: Whining to try and try.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: TOM MERRITT    Poem Text    
First Line: At first I suspected something
Last Line: As he aimed and fired at my heart.
Subject(s): Murder; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: TRAINOR, THE DRUGGIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Only the chemist can tell, and not always the chemist
Last Line: Lived unwedded.
Variant Title(s): Trainor, The Druggist


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: VOLTAIRE JOHNSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did you bruise me with your rough places
Last Line: Amid ironical lightning!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: W. LLOYD GARRISON STANDARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Vegetarian, non-resistant, free-thinker, in ethics a christian
Last Line: Barren and formless, spoiled at last by the storm.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WALLACE FERGUSON    Poem Text    
First Line: There at geneva where mt. Blanc floated above
Last Line: Known as spoon river ages and ages vanished?


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WALTER SIMMONS    Poem Text    
First Line: My parents thought that I would be
Last Line: I didn't have the brains.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WASHINGTON MCNEELY    Poem Text    
First Line: Rich, honored by my fellow citizens
Last Line: O maternal earth, which rocks the fallen leaf to sleep!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WEBSTER FORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you remember, o delphic apollo
Last Line: Delphic apollo!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WENDELL P. BLOYD    Poem Text    
First Line: They first charged me with disorderly conduct
Last Line: Just like him.)


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WIDOW MCFARLANE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was the widow mcfarlane
Last Line: And hate of it lays you in it!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WILLARD FLUKE    Poem Text    
First Line: My wife lost her health
Last Line: After that, all is blackness!


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WILLIAM AND EMILY    Poem Text    
First Line: There is something about death
Last Line: Like love itself!
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WILLIAM GOODE    Poem Text    
First Line: To all in the village I seemed, no doubt
Last Line: Were wanderings in the quest.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WILLIAM H. HERNDON    Poem Text    
First Line: There by the window in the old house
Last Line: Alone.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WILLIAM JONES    Poem Text    
First Line: Once in a while a curious weed unknown to me
Last Line: I have passed on the march eternal of endless life.
Subject(s): Nature


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WILLIE METCALF    Poem Text    
First Line: I was willie metcalf
Last Line: Now I know.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: WILLIE PENNINGTON    Poem Text    
First Line: They called me the weakling, the simpleton
Last Line: From me, a mustard seed.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: YEE BOW    Poem Text    
First Line: They got me into the sunday-school
Last Line: And no children shall worship at my grave.
Subject(s): Asian Americans; Religious Discrimination; Religious Conflict


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ZENAS WITT    Poem Text    
First Line: I was sixteen, and I had the most terrible dreams
Last Line: Here on the hill by the river.


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: ZILPHA MARSH    Poem Text    
First Line: At four o'clock in late october
Last Line: What it is I see!


SQUIRE BOWLING GREEN    Poem Text    
First Line: You missed it - case all over! Lincoln's gone
Last Line: Ten dollars, I believe, and went to springfield.
Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States


ST. DESERET    Poem Text    
First Line: You wonder at my bright round eyes, my lips
Last Line: No soul is ever free.


SUNKEN REALMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Forty fathoms beneath
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Arthur, King


SUPPLICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Have we not had enough of fire


SWEET CLOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Only a few plants up - and not a blossom
Last Line: The doctor says he has tuberculosis.
Subject(s): Clover


THE AWAKENING    Poem Text    
First Line: When you lie sleeping; golden hair
Last Line: What though your heart should ache!
Subject(s): Passion; Waking


THE BISHOP'S DREAM OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE    Poem Text    
First Line: A lassie sells the war cry on the corner
Last Line: My friend and I arose and left the room.


THE BLIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Amid the din of cars and automobiles
Last Line: "there never shall be eyes for me again?"
Subject(s): Blindness; Visually Handicapped


THE BURIAL OF BOSTON CORBETT (ONE WARDEN TO ANOTHER)    Poem Text    
First Line: So this is what we bury? How his face
Last Line: Should he be raised?
Subject(s): Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865); Funerals; Burials


THE CONVERSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: You knew then - starting, let us say, with ether
Subject(s): Life Sciences; Life


THE DECISION (APRIL 14, 1861)    Poem Text    
First Line: So there are five?
Last Line: Call the troops!
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


THE DUNES OF INDIANA    Poem Text    
First Line: Under a sky as green as a juniper berry
Last Line: Old memphis, or old bactria....
Subject(s): Indiana


THE EIGHTH CRUSADE    Poem Text    
First Line: June, but we kept the fire place piled with logs
Last Line: "that man is crazy, ain't he? I'm afraid."


THE END OF THE SEARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Said old king cole I know the banner
Last Line: "and some grow tired and sleep."


THE GRAND RIVER MARSHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Silvers and purples breathing in a sky
Last Line: A man-bestridden dragon fly!


THE GREAT RACE PASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: They were the fair-haired achaeans
Last Line: The great race is passing.
Subject(s): Modern Life


THE INN    Poem Text    
First Line: Low windows in the room
Last Line: And pat the head of an honest dog.


THE LAKE BOATS    Poem Text    
First Line: In an old print
Last Line: They are longing for the spring!
Subject(s): Boats; Lakes; Pools; Ponds


THE LANDSCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: You and your landscape! There it lies
Last Line: Our landscape just a thing of shade.
Subject(s): Landscape


THE LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: What does one gain by living? What by dying
Last Line: Communing as two memories with each other.


THE LOOM    Poem Text    
First Line: My brother, the god, and I grow sick
Last Line: I see and believe.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Weaving & Weavers


THE LOST ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Loves and sorrows of those who lose an orchard
Subject(s): Orchards


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is that coming? Look! They are bearing a body again
Last Line: With the ghost of caesar's lust, and the mist of peter's faith.


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: AT DECAPOLIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a farmer and live
Last Line: This is the devil that from you I cast.
Variant Title(s): The Accusation


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: BERENICE    Poem Text    
First Line: How is it with this people?
Last Line: Come sister, festus, to the banquet room.
Subject(s): Berenice; Princess (28-79 A.d.)


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: BUSINESS REVERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything! Counter and scales
Last Line: In the land of galilee.
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: FIRST ENTRANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: We know the game of lawyer and priest
Last Line: And hound the harlots who see and believe.


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: JOHN IN PRISON    Poem Text    
First Line: John said to the jailer: 'where are my disciplines? Befriend
Last Line: "shall we look for another to save us, or is he the one?"


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: THE FIG TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: With all of the rest of my troubles my fig tree's withered and gone
Last Line: If this be the work of faith, then faith itself is a curse.
Subject(s): Faith; Fig Trees; Belief; Creed


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: THE GREAT MERGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Philo, the worst has come
Last Line: Of gods, who always die.


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: THE SINGLE STANDARD    Poem Text    
First Line: It was known through judea, we knew it
Last Line: And lives with him still.


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: THE TWO MALFACTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ask matthew, or ask mark, and get the truth
Last Line: Chapter in this poor world's hopeless hope.


THE NEW APOCRYPHA: TRIBUTE MONEY    Poem Text    
First Line: This is all of the story
Last Line: Unknown to the heart of a child.


THE PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Our wishes not consulted whether
Last Line: "and blessings on your way."


THE PHILIPPINE CONQUEST       
First Line: It is the army of an empire not a republic
Subject(s): Social Protest; Spanish-american War (1898)


THE RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: When he returned he saw the porch at first
Subject(s): Homecoming


THE ROOM OF MIRRORS    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw a room where many feet were dancing
Last Line: What is this room of mirrors? Who can say?
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


THE SEVEN CITIES OF AMERICA       
First Line: How they walled the sea, and felled the woods
Subject(s): Boston; Charleston, South Carolina; Chicago


THE SPARROW HARK IN THE RAIN (ALEXANDER STEPHENS HEARS NEWS)    Poem Text    
First Line: That's done! And well, I'd rather not have gone
Last Line: And I arose and left.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Stephens, Alexander Hamilton (1812-1883); United States - History


THE STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a certain god
Last Line: "and what shall I do?"
Subject(s): Love; Stars


THE STATUE OF LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: This bronze to liberty is loftier
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


THE WEDDING FEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Said the chief of the marriage feast to the groom
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE WORLD'S DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: At philae, in the temple of isis
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE WORLD-SAVER    Poem Text    
First Line: If the grim fates, to stave ennui
Last Line: A man who has a theme the world despises!


TO-MORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, then, another drink! Ben jonson knows
Last Line: Let's walk and hear the lark.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Middle Age; Poetry & Poets


TOWARD THE GULF; DEDICATED TO THEODORE ROOSEVELT    Poem Text    
First Line: From the cordilleran highlands
Last Line: Till east and west shall be one in the west of heaven and earth!
Subject(s): United States; America


ULYSSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Settled to evenings before the doorway
Last Line: "go ask your mother penelope."
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Ulysses; Odysseus


VICTOR RAFOLSKI ON ART    Poem Text    
First Line: You dull goliaths clothed in coats of blue
Last Line: Now do your worst to me!
Subject(s): Art & Artists


WAH TOM AND BLACK MAG    Poem Text    
First Line: Hi ho left golden dragon


WIDOW LA RUE    Poem Text    
First Line: What will happen, widow la rue?
Last Line: And didn't say good-bye.


WIDOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: For twenty years and more surviving after
Last Line: Patience and the withered hands of toil
Subject(s): Widows & Widowers


WINTER GARDEN THEATRE    Poem Text    
First Line: If you - if you had told me this before
Last Line: Look on your face again!
Subject(s): Booth, John Wilkes (1838-1865)


WORLDS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have known or seen all the worlds of this world
Subject(s): Life


YEE LEM OF KEOKUK    Poem Text    
First Line: After yee lem of keokuk