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Major American Poets, the Mentor Book of


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A compact anthology of 3 centuries of poetry by 20 great American poets.

Table of Contents


Edward Taylor (1645-1729)

The Preface

Our Insufficiency to Praise God Suitably for His Mercy


Am I Thy Gold? Or Purse, Lord, for Thy Wealth

Thy Human Frame, My Glorious Lord, I Spy

I Kenning through Astronomy Divine

The Accusation of the Inward Man

Upon a Spider Catching a Fly

The Outward Man Accused

The Joy of Church Fellowship Rightly Attended

An Address to the Soul Occasioned by a Rain

Stupendous Love! All Saints' Astonishment!

Oh! What a Thing Is Man? Lord, Who Am I?

Still I Complain; I Am Complaining Still

Should I with Silver Tools Delve through the Hill

The Reflection

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Concord Hymn


The Rhodora

The Humblebee

Each and All

The Problem


The Snowstorm








The Past


Give All to Love



Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Hymn to the Night

The Day Is Done


The Jewish Cemetery at Newport

My Lost Youth

The Birds of Killingworth

Divina Commedia

The Fire of Driftwood


The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

The Cross of Snow

The Bells of San Blas

The Arrow and the Song


The Ropewalk

from Evangeline

from The Song of Hiawatha

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)


A Dream within a Dream

"The Happiest Day, The Happiest Hour"

Sonnet - To Science


To Helen


The City in the Sea

The Sleeper

To One in Paradise

The Haunted Palace

Sonnet - Silence

The Conqueror Worm


The Raven

The Bells

Ulalume - A Ballad


For Annie

Annabel Lee

The Lake: To --


Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Song of Myself (Complete)

Native Moments

Earth, My Likeness

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking

I Sit and Look Out

Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night


When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

O Captain! My Captain!

To Think of Time

Joy, Shipmate, Joy!

Good-bye My Fancy!

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Success Is Counted Sweetest

One Dignity Delays for All

New Feet within My Garden Go

Surgeons Must Be Very Careful

Faith Is a Fine Invention

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

I Should Not Dare to Leave My Friend

I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed

There's a Certain Slant of Light

I Felt a Funeral in My Brain

I'm Nobody. Who Are You?

The Soul Selects Her Own Society

I Should Have Been Too Glad, I See

Before I Got My Eye Put Out

A Bird Came Down the Walk

I Dreaded That First Robin So

No Rack Can Torture Me

There's Been a Death in the Opposite House

What Soft Cherubic Creatures

Much Madness Is Divinest Sense

The Wind Tapped Like a Tired Man

This Is My Letter to the World

I Died for Beauty

I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died

It Was Not Death, for I Stood Up

I Started Early, Took My Dog

The Heart Asks Pleasure First

I Had Been Hungry All the Years

I Laughed a Crumbling Laugh

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

A Narrow Fellow in the Grass

The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean

I Never Saw a Moor

The Last Night That She Lived

While We Were Fearing It, It Came

There Came a Wind Like a Bugle

Of God We Ask One Favor

My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close

The Distance That the Dead Have Gone

The Saddest Noise, the Sweetest Noise

Edwin Arlington Robison (1869-1935)


Luke Havergal

Charles Carville's Eyes

Reuben Bright

Richard Cory

John Evereldown

Aaron Stark

Fleming Helphenstine

Cliff Klingenhagen

George Crabbe


Bewick Finzer

Many Are Called

New England

The Miller's Wife

As It Looked Then

Another Dark Lady

"If the Lord Would Make Windows in Heaven"


Haunted House

A Mighty Runner

The Story of the Ashes and the Flame


Eros Turannos

Mr. Flood's Party


Stephen Crane (1871-1900)

In the Desert

A God in Wrath

I Saw a Man Pursuing

Behold, the Grave

Many Workmen

A Learned Man Came to Me Once

There Was Set beore Me a Mighty Hill

A Youth in Apparel That Glittered

There Was One I Met

A Man Saw a Ball of Gold

On the Horizon

I Walked in a Desert

Tradition, Thou Art for Suckling Children

Many Red Devils

You Say You Are Holy

"It Was Wrong to Do This"

A Man Feared

The Sage Lectured

God Lay Dead

War Is Kind

A Little Ink More or Less

Fast Rode the Knight

A Newspaper

The Wayfarer

A Slant of Sun

The Impact of a Dollar

Ay, Workman

There Was a Man with Tongue of Wood

I Stood upon a High Place

Robert Frost (b. 1874)

Mending Wall

After Apple Picking

The Oven Bird


The Subverted Flower

The Gift Outright

To Earthward

Tree at My Window

Two Tramps in Mud Time

The Witch of Coös

Once by the Pacific

Acquainted with the Night

On Looking Up by Chance at the Constellations

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The Road Not Taken

Neither Out Far nor in Deep

The Vantage Point

The Tuft of Flowers


Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)

The Leaden-Eyed

The Unpardonable Sin

Simon Legree - A Negro Sermon

The Eagle That Is Forgotten

The Bronco That Would Not Be Broken

The Ghosts of the Buffaloes

Factory Windows Are Always Broken

The Pontoon-Bridge Miracle

Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan

General William Booth Enters into Heaven

The Congo

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

Peter Quince at the Clavier

Sunday Morning

Le Monocle de Mon Oncle

Flyer's Fall

Men Made Out of Words

The Glass of Water

Anecdote of the Jar

The Emperor of Ice Cream

Dry Loaf

To the One of Fictive Music

Bantams in Pine Woods

The Idea of Order at Key West

A Postcard from the Volcano

Cuisine Bourgeoisie

Poetry Is a Destructive Force

The Poems of Our Climate

Martial Cadenza

The Dwarf

No Possum, No Sop, No Taters

Esthétique du Mal

The Good Man Has No Shape

Credences of Summer

Two Things of Opposite Natures Seem to Depend

To an Old Philosopher in Rome

Not Ideas about the Thing But the Thing Itself

Crude Foyer

William Carlos Williams (b. 1883)

The Yachts

To a Poor Old Woman

The Sea Elephant



Burning the Christmas Greens

The Dance

On Gay Wallpaper

The Pure Products of America

By the Road to the Contagious Hospital



Six Poems from Paterson

Ezra Pound (b. 1885)

Na Audiart

Ballad of the Goodly Fere

Portrait d'une Femme

A Virginal

The Return



A Pact

The Rest

The Temperaments

In a Station of the Metro

The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter

Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

from Homage to Sextus Propertius

Canto I

Canto II

Canto III

Canto XVII

Canto XLV


Marianne Moore (b. 1887)

No Swan So Fine

The Fish

In This Age of Hard Trying, Nonchalance is Good and

Critics and Connoisseurs

The Monkeys

In the Days of Prismatic Colour


A Grave

The Labours of Hercules

To a Steam Roller

To a Snail

To the Peacock of France

The Past Is the Present

What Are Years?

Spenser's Ireland


The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing

In Distrust of Merits

John Crowe Ransom (b. 1888)

Winter Remembered


Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter

Dead Boy

Good Ships

Emily Hardcastle, Spinster

Here Lies a Lady

Conrad in Twilight


Judith of Bethulia

Blue Girls

Old Man Playing with Children

Captain Carpenter

Old Mansion

Piazza Piece

Vision by Sweetwater

Her Eyes

Parting, without a Sequel

Janet Waking

Two in August

Our Two Worthies

Man without Sense of Direction

Survey of Literature

The Equilibrists

Painted Head

Address to the Scholars of New England

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)


Dirge without Music


The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver



The Cameo


Elegy Before Death

The Return

Conscientious Objector

Oh, Think Not I Am Faithless to a Vow!

I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear

Not with Libations, But with Shouts and Laughter

And You As Well Must Die, Beloved Dust

Pity Me Not Because the Light of Day

I Shall Go Back Again to the Bleak Shore

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why

Euclid Alone Has Looked on Beauty Bare

To Jesus on His Birthday

On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven

Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink

Archibald MacLeish (b.1892)

The Silent Slain


Ars Poetica

You, Andrew Marvell

The End of the World

Memorial Rain

"Not Marble nor the Gilded Monuments"

Pony Rock

Pole Star for This Year

Poem in Prose

What Any Lover Learns

The Steamboat Whistle

Starved Lovers

What the Serpent Said to Adam

Vicissitudes of the Creator

My Naked Aunt

The Genius

Reasons for Music

e. e. cummings (b. 1894)

Spring is like a perhaps hand

darling!because my blood can sing

when serpents bargain for the right to squirm

i thank You God for most this amazing

all ignorance toboggans into know

maggie and milly and molly and may

so shy shy shy(and with a

in time of daffodils(who know

if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)have


that melancholy


whatever's merely wilful

stand with your lover on the ending earth

i am a little church(no great cathedral)

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

if up's the word;and a world grows greener

what if a much of a which of a wind

no man,if men are gods;but if gods must

i sing of Olaf glad and big

a man who had fallen among thieves

"next to of course god america i

anyone lived in a pretty how town

pity this busy monster,manunkind

my father moved through dooms of love

Hart Crane (1899-1932)

The Bridge (Complete)

Black Tambourine

Emblems of Conduct

Praise for an Urn

Garden Abstract

Stark Major

Voyages, I to VI

The Broken Tower

Repose of Rivers

W. H. Auden (b.1907)

Musée des Beaux Arts

The Unknown Citizen


The Composer

In Memory of W. B. Yeats

Herman Melville

Something Is Bound to Happen

The Diaspora

The Novelist

The Climbers

Another Time

Who's Who


O What Is That Sound

O Where Are You Going

Mundus et Infans

The Chimeras


Epitaph on a Tyrant


Notes on the Poets


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Honig, Edwin
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