English poetry

Poets Х Biographies Х Poems by Themes Х Random Poem Х
The Rating of Poets Х The Rating of Poems

Poem by Joyce Kilmer


Citizen of the World


No longer of Him be it said
ФHe hath no place to lay His head.Ф
In every land a constant lamp
Flames by His small and mighty camp.
There is no strange and distant place
That is not gladdened by His face.
And every nation kneels to hail
The Splendour shining through Its veil.
Cloistered beside the shouting street,
Silent, He calls me to His feet.
Imprisoned for His love of me
He makes my spirit greatly free.
And through my lips that uttered sin
The King of Glory enters in.



Joyce Kilmer


Joyce Kilmer's other poems:
  1. Multiplication
  2. Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J.
  3. To A Young Poet Who Killed Himself
  4. The White Ships and the Red
  5. St. Alexis, Patron of Beggars


Poem to print Print

1162 Views



Last Poems


To Russian version


–ейтинг@Mail.ru

English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru