Edgar A Guest Poetry Selections

There are so many Edgar A Guest Poetry Selections that I decided he needed a whole poetry section to himself. He wrote on countless topics, for my website I am highlighting the ones I feel address bereavement and grief.


Below are listed the poem titles and a small excerpt from each:


Consolation

"What comfort have I now to give,
To soothe the heart, to which has come
That grief which leaves our senses numb?"
-The Light of Faith by Edgar A Guest copyright 1926

Dark Days

Life has laughter in it,
Smiles and songs of glee,
But the care-free minute
Stays not constantly;
-The Light of Faith by Edgar A Guest copyright 1926


The Dead Return

The dead return. I know they do;
The glad smile may have passed from view,
The ringing voice that cheered us so
In that remembered long ago
-The Path to Home by Edgar A. Guest copyright 1919

Father

Used to wonder just why father
Never had much time for play,
-Collected verse of Edgar A. Guest copyright 1934

Grief

I could not utter it last night
Because the voice was dumb,
But now alone I try to write
The words which would not come,
-The Light of Faith by Edgar A Guest copyright 1926

If They Could Write

What glorious news they’d have to tell
If only they could write to-day,
Those who have gone afar to dwell
Where all the glorious spirits stay.
-The Light of Faith by Edgar A Guest copyright 1926

(no title) In Service

I’d like to think when life is done
That I had filled a needed post,
-Collected verse of Edgar A. Guest copyright 1934

James Whitcomb Riley

There must be great rejoicin’ on the Golden Shore to-day,
An’ the big an’ little angels must be feelin’ mighty gay:
-Collected verse of Edgar A. Guest copyright 1934

Loafing

Under the shade of trees,
Flat on my back at ease,
Lulled by the hum of bees,
There’s where I rest;
-Just Folks By Edgar A Guest copyright 1917

The March of Mortality

Over the hills of time to the valley of endless years;
Over the roads of woe to the land that is free from tears;
Just Folks By Edgar A Guest copyright 1917

To All Parents

"I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine," He said.
"For you to love the while he lives and mourn when he is dead,


A Song

None knows the day that friends must part
None knows how near is sorrow;
-Collected verse of Edgar A. Guest copyright 1934

The Weaver

The patter of rain on the roof,
The glint of the sun on the rose;
-Just Folks By Edgar A Guest copyright 1917

When a Little Baby Dies

When a Little Baby Dies
When a little baby dies
And its wee form silent lies,
And its little cheeks seem waxen
-The Path to Home by Edgar A. Guest copyright 1919




(The list above is just a small compilation, over time I plan to find more poetry written by this great poet.)

May this Edgar A. Guest poetry be a healing balm to the sorrowing heart.

If you wish to purchase books that Edgar A Guest has written click on his name which is a link to a listing of Guest's books at Alibris: Books, Music & Movies.




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