Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer (1886 - 1918)

Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer (December 6, 1886 – July 30, 1918) was an American poet; his best-known work is “Trees”. The poem is notable for its anthropomorphism: the tree in the poem presses its mouth to the earth’s breast and looks at God and raises its leafy arms to pray. The poem was given a musical setting that was quite popular in the 1940s and 1950s.

Kilmer was killed in action by a sniper during World War I and is buried in the Oise-Aisne Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France.

Poems By Joyce Kilmer

Main Street and Other Poems

1. Main Street (2 Comments »)
2. Roofs (2 Comments »)
3. The Snowman in the Yard (1 Comment »)
4. A Blue Valentine (1 Comment »)
5. Houses (No Comments »)
6. In Memory (No Comments »)
7. Apology (1 Comment »)
8. The Proud Poet (1 Comment »)
9. Lionel Johnson (1 Comment »)
10. Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J. (1 Comment »)
11. Gates and Doors (2 Comments »)
12. The Robe of Christ (3 Comments »)
13. The Singing Girl (No Comments »)
14. The Annunciation (No Comments »)
15. Roses (4 Comments »)
16. The Visitation (No Comments »)
17. Multiplication (1 Comment »)
18. Thanksgiving (No Comments »)
19. The Thorn (1 Comment »)
20. The Big Top (No Comments »)
21. Queen Elizabeth Speaks (No Comments »)
22. Mid-ocean in War-time (1 Comment »)
23. In Memory of Rupert Brooke (No Comments »)
24. The New School (2 Comments »)
25. Easter Week (No Comments »)
26. The Cathedral of Rheims (No Comments »)
27. Kings (2 Comments »)
28. The White Ships and the Red (No Comments »)

Trees and Other Poems

1. The Twelve-Forty-Five (No Comments »)
2. Pennies (No Comments »)
3. Trees (56 Comments »)
4. Stars (1 Comment »)
5. Old Poets (2 Comments »)
6. Delicatessen (No Comments »)
7. Servant Girl and Grocer’s Boy (No Comments »)
8. Wealth (No Comments »)
9. Martin (1 Comment »)
10. The Apartment House (1 Comment »)
11. As Winds That Blow Against A Star (No Comments »)
12. St. Laurence (1 Comment »)
13. To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself (3 Comments »)
14. Memorial Day (No Comments »)
15. The Rosary (1 Comment »)
16. Vision (No Comments »)
17. To Certain Poets (No Comments »)
18. Love’s Lantern (1 Comment »)
19. St. Alexis, Patron of Beggars (1 Comment »)
20. Folly (No Comments »)
21. Madness (No Comments »)
22. Poets (No Comments »)
23. Citizen of the World (No Comments »)
24. To a Blackbird and His Mate Who Died in the Spring (No Comments »)
25. The Fourth Shepherd (No Comments »)
26. Easter (No Comments »)
27. Mount Houvenkopf (No Comments »)
28. The House with Nobody in It (29 Comments »)
29. Dave Lilly (No Comments »)
30. Alarm Clocks (1 Comment »)
31. Waverley (No Comments »)

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