Trees and Other Poems

Trees and Other Poems

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Trees and Other Poems

Trees and Other Poems

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Synopsis

Includes the following poems by Joyce Kilmer

THE TWELVE-FORTY-FIVE

PENNIES

TREES

STARS

OLD POETS

DELICATESSEN

SERVANT GIRL AND GROCER'S BOY

WEALTH

MARTIN

THE APARTMENT HOUSE

AS WINDS THAT BLOW AGAINST A STAR

ST. LAURENCE

TO A YOUNG POET WHO KILLED HIMSELF

MEMORIAL DAY

THE ROSARY

VISION

TO CERTAIN POETS

LOVE'S LANTERN

ST. ALEXIS

FOLLY

MADNESS

POETS

CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

TO A BLACKBIRD AND HIS MATE

THE FOURTH SHEPHERD

EASTER

MOUNT HOUVENKOPF

THE HOUSE WITH NOBODY IN IT

DAVE LILLY

ALARM CLOCKS

WAVERLEY

Excerpt

(For Edward J. Wheeler)

Within the Jersey City shed
The engine coughs and shakes its head,
The smoke, a plume of red and white,
Waves madly in the face of night.
And now the grave incurious stars
Gleam on the groaning hurrying cars.
Against the kind and awful reign
Of darkness, this our angry train,
A noisy little rebel, pouts
Its brief defiance, flames and shouts -
And passes on, and leaves no trace.
For darkness holds its ancient place,
Serene and absolute, the king
Unchanged, of every living thing.
The houses lie obscure and still
In Rutherford and Carlton Hill.
Our lamps intensify the dark
Of slumbering Passaic Park.
And quiet holds the weary feet . . .

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