Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 24th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 315,790 comments.
Edgar Lee Masters - Emily Sparks

Where is my boy, my boy --
In what far part of the world?
The boy I loved best of all in the school? --
I, the teacher, the old maid, the virgin heart,
Who made them all my children.
Did I know my boy aright,
Thinking of him as a spirit aflame,
Active, ever aspiring?
Oh, boy, boy, for whom I prayed and prayed
In many a watchful hour at night,
Do you remember the letter I wrote you
Of the beautiful love of Christ?
And whether you ever took it or not,
My boy, wherever you are,
Work for your soul's sake,
That all the clay of you, all of the dross of you,
May yield to the fire of you,
Till the fire is nothing but light!...
Nothing but light! 

Share |

Added: Mar 18 2005 | Viewed: 348 times | Comments and analysis of Emily Sparks by Edgar Lee Masters Comments (248)

Emily Sparks - Comments and Information

Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Emily Sparks
Poem of the Day: Mar 2 2008

Comment 248 of 248, added on December 31st, 2015 at 7:37 AM.
ebgzCGNRSAosKdsPEQZ

j7p5iM

VWoJDLuADOa from Morocco
Comment 247 of 248, added on November 9th, 2015 at 10:03 PM.
yZrsUmxOVMch

WbYFOC Interesting article. Were did you got all the information from?

crork seo from Hungary
Comment 246 of 248, added on November 8th, 2015 at 9:15 PM.
QAtvsnMmCnRPh

JMtKgL Whats up. Very nice site!! Man.. Beautiful.. Wonderful.. I all bookmark your blog and take the feeds alsoI am satisfied to locate numerous useful info here within the post. Thank you for sharing

crork seo from Belgium

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Emily Sparks, has received 248 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Masters Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links