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Vision

Joyce Kilmer 1886 (New Brunswick) – 1918 (Seringes-et-Nesles)



(For Aline)

Homer, they tell us, was blind and could not see the beautiful faces
 Looking up into his own and reflecting the joy of his dream,
 Yet did he seem
Gifted with eyes that could follow the gods to their holiest places.

I have no vision of gods, not of Eros with love-arrows laden,
 Jupiter thundering death or of Juno his white-breasted queen,
 Yet have I seen
All of the joy of the world in the innocent heart of a maiden.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled "Trees", which was published in the collection Trees and Other Poems in 1914. more…

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