Easter is the shortest one in the book and is just a clear, simple image which I think Kilmer worked well. Dave Lilly is a bit different. In it the narrator is recollecting a man he once knew, a man that had been a fisherman, and a drunk. There was something about that one that got me. The house with no one in it was pretty good too. Most of the poems have aged rather badly in my view, but I can't help wondering what might have been in Kilmer had lived longer.
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He died so young that one can't really say what he would have been like as a mature artist. Jun 24, Breslin White rated it really liked it.
This cheerful collection of poetry is rhyming, and it sounds right all the way through. The Apartment House Severe against the pleasant arc of sky The great stone box is cruelly displayed. The street becomes more dreary from its shade, And vagrant breezes touch its walls and die. Here sullen consist in their chains might lie, Or slaves toil dumbly at some dreary trade. How worse than folly is their labor made Who cleft the rocks that this might rise on high!
Mount Houvenkopf Serene he stands, with mist This cheerful collection of poetry is rhyming, and it sounds right all the way through. Mount Houvenkopf Serene he stands, with mist serenely crowned, And draws a cloak of trees about his breast. The thunder roars but cannot break his rest And from his rugged face the tempests bound.
He does not heed the angry lightning's wound My edition is not listed. It is the hardcover with dust jacket. I got it from a used book bin, an found inside: An old newspaper clipping about the death of the NJ oak that inspired the "Trees" poem, an embroidered book mark about the Golden Rule, an old postcard thanking a Barnville man for his donation to Boy's Town.
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I love the stuff I find inside used books. This is a very odd little poetry collection, and I can see where a lot of contemporary readers would find it outdated. Kilmer drowns a lot of his pieces in a treacly sentimentality that has gone out of vogue, and many of his poems are also what could be considered excessively religious.
The meter is often uneven as well, although Kilmer does experiment with rhyme schemes from poem to poem. Most striking are the two angry poems in the collection - "To a Young Poet who Killed Himself" and "To Cert This is a very odd little poetry collection, and I can see where a lot of contemporary readers would find it outdated. Most striking are the two angry poems in the collection - "To a Young Poet who Killed Himself" and "To Certain Poets" are notably different from the rest of the poems in the book.
The former rails against the eponymous Young Poet, not only lamenting his death, but telling him that he "ruined the rug" where he killed himself and ending by calling him an ass, a major departure from the sanctimonious tone of the rest of Kilmer's work.
The other angry poem seems to rant against women poets, ending by telling them to put down their pens and pick up their needles. While I can't say that I especially enjoyed this book, it is an interesting piece of American literary history - the sort of poetry that largely gets left out of the classroom.
Jan 11, Jonathan rated it liked it Shelves: poetryth. Good, not super. What is the key to Everlasting Life? A blood-stained Cross. Maybe this book is worthy of more than 3 stars. Mar 09, John rated it really liked it. Fun poems that celebrate life. From a Catholic perspective. Oct 13, Ardis rated it liked it. Most of the poems in this collection did not really speak to me, except for The House with Nobody in it and Trees.
Joyce Kilmer is one of those poets who manage to move your heart while getting you to scramble to the nearest dictionary or laptop to look up the meaning of a couple of infuriatingly frustrating words. Contrary to everyone else whose read his simply enchanting works "Trees" does not happen to be my favourite poem. I just felt it spoke out more to me. His love for the Main Street was so prominent, so lovely in his personification that I too wanted to visit it and see firstha Joyce Kilmer is one of those poets who manage to move your heart while getting you to scramble to the nearest dictionary or laptop to look up the meaning of a couple of infuriatingly frustrating words.
His love for the Main Street was so prominent, so lovely in his personification that I too wanted to visit it and see firsthand it's incomparable beauty and coziness. I like to look at the blossomy track of the moon upon the sea, But it isn't half so fine a sight as Main Street used to be When it all was covered over with a couple of feet of snow, And over the crisp and radiant road the ringing sleighs would go.
His fond reminiscing about how the winter ice made the street a peaceful white and possibly the most human kind of street in the world just goes to show his personal attachment to the boulevard. In comparison, the city street with its bustling always happened to be crushed by the thousand vehicles that ran to and fro.
It was like an unlucky person who only ever feels one thing: the weight of traffic on his chest. It could never be human like Main Street was. Love Poems After Fifty Years.
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You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
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