Children of The Night

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Children of The Night was the second volume of Poetry published by the American Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson. While the volume was weakly received President Theodore Roosevelt's son Kermit introduced the work to his father who knowing his straits secured him a job at the NY Customs Office.[clarification needed]

Notable poems include "John Evereldown", "Ruben Corey", "Ruben Bright", and "Luke Havergal" which was included in Harold Bloom's "Best Poems of the English Language".

Released by Project Gutenberg in July 2008 the 1905 printing of the 1897 edition is available on-line at no fee and contains the followings poems:

  • The Children of the Night
  • Three Quatrains
  • The World
  • An Old Story
  • Ballade of a Ship
  • Ballade by the Fire
  • Ballade of Broken Flutes
  • Ballade of Dead Friends
  • Her Eyes
  • Two Men
  • Villanelle of Change
  • John Evereldown
  • Luke Havergal
  • The House on the Hill
  • Richard Cory
  • Two Octaves
  • Calvary
  • Dear Friends
  • The Story of the Ashes and the Flame
  • For Some Poems by Matthew Arnold
  • Amaryllis
  • Kosmos
  • Zola
  • The Pity of the Leaves
  • Aaron Stark
  • The Garden
  • Cliff Klingenhagen
  • Charles Carville's Eyes
  • The Dead Village
  • Boston
  • Two Sonnets
  • The Clerks
  • Fleming Helphenstine
  • For a Book by Thomas Hardy
  • Thomas Hood
  • The Miracle
  • Horace to Leuconoe
  • Reuben Bright
  • The Altar
  • The Tavern
  • Sonnet
  • George Crabbe
  • Credo
  • On the Night of a Friend's Wedding
  • Sonnet
  • Verlaine
  • Sonnet
  • Supremacy
  • The Night Before
  • Walt Whitman
  • The Chorus of Old Men in "Aegeus"
  • The Wilderness
  • Octaves
  • Two Quatrains
  • The two umbrellas


  • Project Gutenberg - July 1st, 2008 [EBook #313]
  • Harold Bloom - The Best Poems of the English Language - 2004 ISBN 978-0-06-054042-5