The Poetry Corner

James Whitcomb Riley


A Backward Look
A Ballad With A Serious Conclusion
A Bear Family
A Brave Refrain
A Bride
A Canary At the Farm
A Child-World
A Christmas Memory
A Country Pathway.
A Cup Of Tea.
A Defective Santa Claus
A Delicious Interruption
A Discouraging Model
A Discouraging Model.
A Ditty Of No Tone.
A Diverted Tragedy
A Dos't O' Blues.
A Dream
A Dream Of Autumn.
A Dream Of Long Ago
A Dubious "Old Kriss"
A Fantasy
A Feel In The Chris'mas-Air
A Fruit Piece
A Full Harvest.
A Glimpse of Pan
A Glimpse Of Pan.
A Good Man
A Gustatory Achievement
A Hobo Voluntary
A Home-Made Fairy Tale
A Leave-Taking.
A Letter To A Friend
A Life Lesson
A Liz Town Humorist
A Lounger.
A Man Of Many Parts
A Masque Of The Seasons
A Monument For The Soldiers.
A Mother-Song
A New Year's Plaint
A New Year's Time at Willards's
A Noted Traveler
A Parent Reprimanded
A Poet's Wooing
A Prospective Visit
A Rough Sketch
A Scrawl
A Session With Uncle Sidney - I - One Of His Animal Stories
A Session With Uncle Sidney - II - Uncle Brightens Up
A Session With Uncle Sidney - III - Sings A "Winky-Tooden" Song
A Session With Uncle Sidney - IV - And Makes Nursery Rhymes - 1 The Diners In The Kitchen
A Session With Uncle Sidney - IV - And Makes Nursery Rhymes - 2 The Imperious Angler
A Session With Uncle Sidney - IV - And Makes Nursery Rhymes - 3 The Gathering Of The Clans
A Session With Uncle Sidney - IV - And Makes Nursery Rhymes - 4 "It"
A Session With Uncle Sidney - IV - And Makes Nursery Rhymes - 5 The Daring Prince
A Song
A Song By Uncle Sidney
A Song Of Long Ago.
A Song Of Singing
A Southern Singer.
A Spring Song And A Later
A Sudden Shower
A Summer Afternoon
A Summer Sunrise
A Tale Of The Airly Days
A Test Of Love
A Variation
A Very Youthful Affair
A Voice From the Farm
A Water-Color.
A Wild Irishman
A Worn-Out Pencil.
A Wraith Of Summertime.
A Wrangdillion
A' Old Played-Out Song
Abe Martin
Almon Keefer
America's Thanksgiving
An Autumnal Extravaganza
An Empty Nest
An Impetuous Resolve
An Impromptu Fairy-Tale
An Old Friend
An Old Settler's Story
An Old Sweetheart of Mine
An Old Sweetheart Of Mine
An Old Year's Address
An Out-Worn Sappho
Art and Love
Art And Poetry
As Created
As My Uncle Used To Say.
At Aunty's House
At Broad Ripple.
At Last
At Noey's House
At Noon - And Midnight.
At Sea
At Utter Loaf.
At Zekesbury.
Back From a Two-years' Sentence
Back From Town
Be Our Fortunes As They May
Beautiful Hands.
Being His Mother.
Bewildering Emotions
Billy And His Drum
Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show.
Blooms Of May
Bud's Fairy-Tale
By Any Other Name.
By Her White Bed.
Chairley Burke
Christmas Greeting
Climatic Sorcery
Company Manners
Cousin Rufus' Story
Curly Locks
Dan O'Sullivan
Dan Paine.
Das Krist Kindel
Dawn, Noon And Dewfall.
Dead In Sight Of Fame
Dead Leaves
Dead Selves
Dear Hands.
Dedication To Hewitt Hanson Howland With Halest Christmas Greetings And Fraternal
Dedication: Riley Child-Rhymes
Doc Sifers.
Donn Piatt Of Mac-O-Chee.
Dot Leedle Boy.
Down Around The River
Down On Wriggle Crick
Down To The Capital
Dreamer, Say
Elmer Brown
Farmer Whipple. - Bachelor.
Father William
Find The Favorite
Floretty's Musical Contribution
For You
Friday Afternoon
Friend Of A Wayward Hour
From the Headboard of a Grave in Paraguay
George Mullen's Confession
Go, Winter!
Good-By Er Howdy-Do
Grandfather Squeers
Grant. At Rest - August 8, 1885
Green Fields And Running Brooks
Griggsby's Station
Has She Forgotten?
He And I
He Called Her In
Her Beautiful Eyes.
Her Beautiful Hands
Her Face And Brow
Her Hair
Her Valentine
Her Waiting Face
Herr Weiser
Hik-Tee-Dik! - The War-Cry Of Billy And Buddy
His Mother's Way
His Mother.
His Room
His Vigil.
Home At Night.
Honey Dripping From The Comb
How Did You Rest, Last Night?
How It Happened
How John Quit The Farm.
I Smoke My Pipe
If I knew What Poets Know
Igo And Ago
Ike Walton's Prayer
In Bohemia.
In Fervent Praise Of Picnics
In The Afternoon
In The Dark.
In The Evening
In The Heart Of June
In The South.
Inscribed: Riley Love-Lyrics
Intellectual Limitations
Iry And Billy And Jo.
It's Got To Be
Jack The Giant Killer.
James B. Maynard
Jap Miller.
Job Work
John Alden And Percilly.
John Brown.
John McKeen
John Mckeen.
John Walsh
Johnson's Boy
June At Woodruff.
Just To Be Good.
Kingry's Mill
Kissing The Rod.
Knee Deep in June
Kneeling With Herrick
Last Night - And This
Last Night - And This.
Laughter Holding Both His Sides
Leedle Dutch Baby
Let Us Forget.
Like His Mother Used To Make
Limitations Of Genius
Lines For An Album
Little Dick And The Clock
Little Jack Janitor
Little Orphant Annie
Lockerbie Street
Long Afore He Knowed Who Santy-Claus Wuz.
Luther Benson
Man's Devotion
Marthy Ellen.
Maymie's Story Of Red Riding Hood
Mr. Hammond's Parable
Mr. What's-His-Name.
Mrs. Miller
My Bachelor Chum
My Bride That Is To Be
My Dancin'-Days Is Over
My Father's Halls
My Friend.
My Henry
My Jolly Friend's Secret
My Mary
My Old Friend
Mylo Jones's Wife
Natural Perversities
Naughty Claude
No Boy Knows
Noey Bixler
Noey's Night-Piece
North And South.
Not Always Glad When We Smile
Nothin' To Say
Old Aunt Mary's (AKA "Out To Old Aunt Mary's")
Old Bob White
Old Chums
Old Fashioned Roses
Old Indiany. Intended For A Dinner Of The Indiana Society Of Chicago
Old John Henry
Old Man Whiskery-Whee-Kum-Wheeze
Old Man's Nursery Rhyme
Old October
Old Winters On The Farm
On The Banks O' Deer Crick.
On The Sunny Side
Only A Dream
Orlie Wilde
Our Boyhood Haunts
Our Hired Girl
Our Kind of a Man
Our Little Girl
Our Old Friend Neverfail
Our Own
Out of Nazareth
Out Of Nazareth.
Out Of Reach?
Out Of The Hitherwhere
Over The Eyes Of Gladness
Philiper Flash
Pipes O' Pan At Zekesbury
Plain Sermons
Prior To Miss Belle's Appearance
Private Theatricals
Proem (AKA "Afterwhiles")
Reach Your Hand To Me.
Red Riding-Hood
Regardin' Terry Hut
Right Here At Home.
Robert Burns Wilson.
Say Something To Me
Says He
September Dark
September Dark.
Sister Jones's Confession.
Some Scattering Remarks Of Bub's.
Song - Born To The Purple
Song - Subtlety
Song - The Dolly's Mother
Song - To The Child Julia
Song - Wind Of The Sea
Song Of Parting
Song Of The New Year
Squire Hawkins's Story
Sweet-Knot And Galamus
That Little Dog
That Night
That Other Maud Muller
The Ancient Printerman
The Artemus Of Michigan.
The Bat.
The Bear-Story
The Beautiful City
The Best Is Good Enough
The Best Times
The Blossoms on the Trees
The Blossoms On The Trees.
The Book Of Joyous Children
The Book Of Joyous Children Gratefully And Affectionately Inscribed To Joel Chandler Harris
The Boy Lives On Our Farm
The Boy Patriot
The Boys
The Boys' Candidate
The Brook-Song
The Bumblebee
The Chant Of The Cross-Bearing Child.
The Child-World
The Circus-Day Parade
The Clover
The Curse Of The Wandering Foot.
The Cyclone.
The Days Gone By
The Dead Joke And The Funny Man
The Dead Lover
The Drum.
The Evening Company
The Frog
The Funny Little Fellow
The Gilded Roll.
The Good, Old-Fashioned People
The Happy Little Cripple
The Harp Of The Minstrel
The Harper
The Hereafter.
The Hired Man And Floretty
The Home-Going.
The Hoodoo.
The Hoosier Folk-Child.
The Hoss
The Iron Horse.
The Jaybird
The Jolly Miller
The Katydids
The King
The Legend Glorified.
The Little Coat
The Little Fat Doctor.
The Little Lady
The Little Man In The Tinshop
The Little Old Poem That Nobody Reads
The Little Tiny Kickshaw.
The Little Town O' Tailholt
The Loehrs And The Hammonds
The Lost Kiss
The Lost Path
The Lugubrious Whing-Whang
The Merman
The Mulberry Tree
The Nine Little Goblins
The Noble Old Elm
The Old Band
The Old Days
The Old Guitar
The Old Hay-Mow
The Old Home By The Mill.
The Old Man
The Old Man And Jim
The Old Retired Sea Captain.
The Old School-Chum
The Old Swimmin'-Hole
The Old Times Were The Best
The Old Tramp
The Old Trundle-Bed
The Old Year And The New.
The Old-Fashioned Bible
The Old-Home Folks
The Orchard Lands Of Long Ago
The Passing Of A Heart.
The Pathos Of Applause
The Penalty Of Genius
The Pet Coon
The Pixy People
The Plaint Human
The Poet's Love For The Children
The Quarrel.
The Quest
The Quiet Lodger.
The Raggedy Man
The Rain.
The Rainy Morning
The Rambo-Tree
The Rider Of The Knee
The Ripest Peach
The Rival.
The Rivals; Or The Showman's Ruse
The Rose.
The Runaway Boy
The Same Old Story
The Serenade
The Sermon Of The Rose
The Shoemaker.
The Shower
The Silent Victors
The Singer.
The Song Of Yesterday
The South Wind and the Sun
The South Wind And The Sun
The Speeding Of The King's Spite
The Sphinx
The Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me
The Stepmother
The Touches Of Her Hands
The Town Karnteel
The Train Misser
The Traveling Man
The Treasure Of The Wise Man
The Tree-Toad
The Tree-Toad.
The Twins.
The Wandering Jew
The Wandering Jew.
The Watches Of The Night.
The Way It Wuz.
The Wife-Blessed.
Their Sweet Sorrow
Their Sweet Sorrow.
Them Flowers.
Them Old Cheery Words
Thinkin' Back
This Man Jones.
Thomas The Pretender
Thoughts Fer The Discuraged Farmer
Three Dead Friends.
Through Sleepy-Land
Time 1
Time 2
Time Of Clearer Twitterings
Tired Out
To A Boy Whistling
To Almon Keefer
To An Importunate Ghost.
To Annie
To Hear Her Sing.
To My Good Master.
To My Old Friend, William Leachman
To Robert Burns
To Santa Claus
To The Good Old-Fashioned People
To The Judge
To The Quiet Observer
To The Serenader.
To Young E. Allison - Bookman
Told By "The Noted Traveler"
Tom Johnson's Quit.
Tom Van Arden.
Tommy Smith
Tradin' Joe
Tugg Martin.
Uncle Mart's Poem - The Old Snow-Man
Uncle Sidney To Marcellus
Up And Down Old Brandywine
Wait For The Morning.
Waitin' Fer The Cat To Die
Want To Be Whur Mother Is.
Wash Lowry's Reminiscence
We Are Not Always Glad When We Smile
We Must Believe
We Must Get Home
We To Sigh Instead of Sing
We To Sigh Instead Of Sing.
Wet-Weather Talk
What "Old Santa" Overheard
What Chris'mas Fetched The Wigginses.
What Smith Knew About Farming
What The Wind Said
When Age Comes On.
When Bessie Died
When De Folks Is Gone
When Early March Seems Middle May
When Evening Shadows Fall
When June Is Here.
When Lide Married Him
When Mother Combed My Hair
When My Dreams Come True
When Old Jack Died
When She Comes Home
When The Frost Is On The Punkin
When The Green Gits Back In The Trees
When The Hearse Comes Back
When We First Played "Show"
When We Three Meet
Where Shall We Land?
Where the Children used to Play
Where The Children Used To Play
While The Musician Played.
Who Bides His Time
Who Santy-Claus Wuz
Winter Fancies
Wortermelon Time
Writin' Back To The Home-Folks