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James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively.

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At Sea 430 ViewsRate it:
Even song 416 ViewsRate it:
A Leave-Taking 401 ViewsRate it:
His Mother's Way 397 ViewsRate it:
Her Face And Brow 395 ViewsRate it:
Blooms Of May 390 ViewsRate it:
His Vigil 384 ViewsRate it:
The Rival 375 ViewsRate it:
The Dead Lover 371 ViewsRate it:
The Old Times Were the Best 369 ViewsRate it:
A Gustatory Achievement 366 ViewsRate it:
A Scrawl 360 ViewsRate it:
The Rider Of The Knee 355 ViewsRate it:
An Impetuous Resolve 351 ViewsRate it:
A Good Man 340 ViewsRate it:
Old Winters On The Farm 337 ViewsRate it:
September Dark 336 ViewsRate it:
Lines For An Album 330 ViewsRate it:
Laughter Holding Both His Sides 330 ViewsRate it:
May I Not Weep With You 327 ViewsRate it:
A Parent Reprimanded 324 ViewsRate it:
With Hale Affection And Abiding Faith These Rhymes And Pictures Are Inscribed To The Children Everywhere 299 ViewsRate it:
Climatic Sorcery 284 ViewsRate it:
His Mother 275 ViewsRate it:
A Spring Song And A Later 269 ViewsRate it:
Wait For The Morning 202 ViewsRate it:
Waitin' Fer The Cat To Die 194 ViewsRate it:
A Delicious Interruption 167 ViewsRate it:
The Raggedy Man 147 ViewsRate it:
Little Orphant Annie 145 ViewsRate it:
A Barefoot Boy 142 ViewsRate it:
We Must Get Home 140 ViewsRate it:
Little-Girl-Two-Little-Girls 139 ViewsRate it:
A Home-Made Fairy Tale 137 ViewsRate it:
John Alden And Percilly 131 ViewsRate it:
The Happy Little Cripple 131 ViewsRate it:
No Boy Knows 130 ViewsRate it:
Das Krist Kindel 128 ViewsRate it:
Dream 128 ViewsRate it:
Being His Mother 127 ViewsRate it:
Dan Paine 126 ViewsRate it:
Squire Hawkins's Story 126 ViewsRate it:
Time 126 ViewsRate it:
Curly Locks 124 ViewsRate it:
The Home-Going 124 ViewsRate it:
The Old Retired Sea Captain 124 ViewsRate it:
The Same Old Story 122 ViewsRate it:
When Mother Combed My Hair 122 ViewsRate it:
Dream-March 121 ViewsRate it:
Elmer Brown 121 ViewsRate it:
Has She Forgotten? 121 ViewsRate it:
The Days Gone By 121 ViewsRate it:
The Stepmother 121 ViewsRate it:
Tugg Martin 121 ViewsRate it:
A Passing Hail 120 ViewsRate it:
An Old Year's Address 120 ViewsRate it:
Cousin Rufus' Story 120 ViewsRate it:
Our Kind Of A Man 120 ViewsRate it:
The Old Swimmin' Hole 120 ViewsRate it:
The Town Karnteel 120 ViewsRate it:
Out Of The Hitherwhere 119 ViewsRate it:
What Smith Knew About Farming 118 ViewsRate it:
A Variation 117 ViewsRate it:
Thoughts Fer The Discuraged Farmer 117 ViewsRate it:
Want To Be Whur Mother Is 117 ViewsRate it:
Bewildering Emotions 116 ViewsRate it:
By Her White Bed 116 ViewsRate it:
Jim 116 ViewsRate it:
The Nine Little Goblins 116 ViewsRate it:
When Age Comes On 116 ViewsRate it:
A Dream Of Autumn 115 ViewsRate it:
Sister Jones's Confession 115 ViewsRate it:
Their Sweet Sorrow 115 ViewsRate it:
An Autumnal Extravaganza 114 ViewsRate it:
Mr. What's-His-Name 114 ViewsRate it:
On The Banks O' Deer Crick 114 ViewsRate it:
Regardin' Terry Hut 114 ViewsRate it:
Romancin' 114 ViewsRate it:
The Jaybird 114 ViewsRate it:
The Orchard Lands Of Long Ago 114 ViewsRate it:
A Bride 113 ViewsRate it:
Back From A Two-years' Sentence 113 ViewsRate it:
The Book Of Joyous Children 113 ViewsRate it:
Told By 113 ViewsRate it:
Father William 112 ViewsRate it:
Morton 112 ViewsRate it:
Winter Fancies 112 ViewsRate it:
A Canary At The Farm 111 ViewsRate it:
As My Uncle Used To Say 111 ViewsRate it:
Autumn 111 ViewsRate it:
In Fervent Praise Of Picnics 111 ViewsRate it:
Mylo Jones's Wife 111 ViewsRate it:
Almon Keefer 110 ViewsRate it:
Johnson's Boy 110 ViewsRate it:
Judith 110 ViewsRate it:
The Quest 110 ViewsRate it:
Dot Leedle Boy 109 ViewsRate it:
Her Beautiful Hands 109 ViewsRate it:
Igo And Ago 109 ViewsRate it:
Pan 109 ViewsRate it:
The Lost Thrill 109 ViewsRate it:
An Out-Worn Sappho 108 ViewsRate it:
At Noey's House 107 ViewsRate it:
In The Dark 107 ViewsRate it:
Old Man's Nursery Rhyme 107 ViewsRate it:
The Good, Old-Fashioned People 107 ViewsRate it:
The Harp Of The Minstrel 107 ViewsRate it:
The Sermon Of The Rose 107 ViewsRate it:
Who Bides His Time 107 ViewsRate it:
Sleep 106 ViewsRate it:
The Artemus Of Michigan 106 ViewsRate it:
The Old Tramp 106 ViewsRate it:
The Rapture of the Year 106 ViewsRate it:
Wet Weather Talk 106 ViewsRate it:
When The Hearse Comes Back 106 ViewsRate it:
Jack-In-The-Box 105 ViewsRate it:
Old Aunt Mary's 105 ViewsRate it:
Proem 105 ViewsRate it:
The Lost Kiss 105 ViewsRate it:
To Santa Claus 105 ViewsRate it:
A Child-World 104 ViewsRate it:
Down Around The River 104 ViewsRate it:
For You 104 ViewsRate it:
It's_Got_To Be 104 ViewsRate it:
Longfellow 104 ViewsRate it:
On The Sunny Side 104 ViewsRate it:
Our Hired Girl 104 ViewsRate it:
Dead In Sight Of Fame 103 ViewsRate it:
Kingry's Mill 103 ViewsRate it:
The Iron Horse 103 ViewsRate it:
To The Serenader 103 ViewsRate it:
August 102 ViewsRate it:
Away 102 ViewsRate it:
The Old Guitar 102 ViewsRate it:
The Hereafter 101 ViewsRate it:
The Song of Yesterday 101 ViewsRate it:
Find The Favorite 100 ViewsRate it:
In The Evening 100 ViewsRate it:
Only A Dream 100 ViewsRate it:
Grant At Rest-- August 8, 1885 99 ViewsRate it:
Leedle Dutch Baby 99 ViewsRate it:
To The Judge 99 ViewsRate it:
When Old Jack Died 99 ViewsRate it:
Company Manners 98 ViewsRate it:
In The South 98 ViewsRate it:
Inscribed 98 ViewsRate it:
June 98 ViewsRate it:
Old October 98 ViewsRate it:
The Lugubrious Whing-Whang 98 ViewsRate it:
Little Jack Janitor 97 ViewsRate it:
Old Man Whiskery-Whee-Kum-Wheeze 97 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad 96 ViewsRate it:
A Song 96 ViewsRate it:
Blind 96 ViewsRate it:
Griggsby's Station 96 ViewsRate it:
The Little Town O' Tailholt 96 ViewsRate it:
The Pathos Of Applause 96 ViewsRate it:
When My Dreams Come True 96 ViewsRate it:
Over The Eyes Of Gladness 95 ViewsRate it:
Song 95 ViewsRate it:
The Plaint Human 95 ViewsRate it:
The South Wind And The Sun 95 ViewsRate it:
When She Comes Home 95 ViewsRate it:
Her Waiting Face 94 ViewsRate it:
Ike Walton's Prayer 94 ViewsRate it:
Red Riding-Hood 94 ViewsRate it:
The Singer 94 ViewsRate it:
The Tree-Toad 94 ViewsRate it:
Tom Johnson's Quit 94 ViewsRate it:
At Utter Loaf 93 ViewsRate it:
My Dancin'-Days Is Over 93 ViewsRate it:
My Father's Halls 92 ViewsRate it:
Uncle Mart's Poem 92 ViewsRate it:
A Voice From The Farm 91 ViewsRate it:
Becalmed 91 ViewsRate it:
Kneeling With Herrick 91 ViewsRate it:
Say Something To Me 91 ViewsRate it:
Some Scattering Remarks Of Bub's 91 ViewsRate it:
The Little Coat 91 ViewsRate it:
The Rainy Morning 91 ViewsRate it:
We Must Believe 91 ViewsRate it:
Maymie's Story Of Red Riding Hood 90 ViewsRate it:
The Sphinx 90 ViewsRate it:
Thomas The Pretender 90 ViewsRate it:
From The Headboard Of A Grave In Paraguay 89 ViewsRate it:
The Beautiful City 89 ViewsRate it:
The Curse Of The Wandering Foot 89 ViewsRate it:
The Funny Little fellow 88 ViewsRate it:
Bedouin 88 ViewsRate it:
Our Little Girl 88 ViewsRate it:
The Rain 88 ViewsRate it:
The Silent Victors 88 ViewsRate it:
The Willow 88 ViewsRate it:
When De Folks Is Gone 88 ViewsRate it:
A Tale Of The Airly Days 87 ViewsRate it:
The Rambo-Tree 87 ViewsRate it:
The Ripest Peach 87 ViewsRate it:
Wash Lowry's Reminiscence 87 ViewsRate it:
Mr. Hammond's Parable--The Dreamer 86 ViewsRate it:
The Katydids 86 ViewsRate it:
At Noon--And Midnight 85 ViewsRate it:
The Little Fat Doctor 85 ViewsRate it:
A Noted Traveler 84 ViewsRate it:
A Test Of Love 84 ViewsRate it:
Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show 84 ViewsRate it:
Just To Be Good 84 ViewsRate it:
There Was a Cherry-Tree 84 ViewsRate it:
To Hear Her Sing 84 ViewsRate it:
A Liz Town Humorist 83 ViewsRate it:
A Monument For The Soldiers 83 ViewsRate it:
The Old Year And The New 83 ViewsRate it:
Where The Children Used To Play 83 ViewsRate it:
To My Good Master 82 ViewsRate it:
Farmer Whipple--Bachelor 82 ViewsRate it:
Grandfather Squeers 82 ViewsRate it:
John McKeen 82 ViewsRate it:
Robert Burns Wilson 82 ViewsRate it:
The Lost Path 82 ViewsRate it:
When Early March Seems Middle May 82 ViewsRate it:
When The Frost Is On The Punkin 82 ViewsRate it:
A Summer Afternoon 81 ViewsRate it:
Nessmuk 81 ViewsRate it:
The Mulberry Tree 81 ViewsRate it:
Where Shall We Land 80 ViewsRate it:
A Diverted Tragedy 80 ViewsRate it:
A Life-Lesson 80 ViewsRate it:
Babyhood 80 ViewsRate it:
Marthy Ellen 80 ViewsRate it:
Prior To Miss Belle's Appearance 80 ViewsRate it:
How John Quit The Farm 79 ViewsRate it:
Joney 79 ViewsRate it:
The Bat 79 ViewsRate it:
The Jolly Miller 79 ViewsRate it:
When Lide Married _Him_ 79 ViewsRate it:
Billy And His Drum 78 ViewsRate it:
Dead Leaves 78 ViewsRate it:
Go Winter! 78 ViewsRate it:
To Robert Burns 78 ViewsRate it:
A Feel In The Chris'mas-Air 77 ViewsRate it:
The Hoodoo 77 ViewsRate it:
To a Boy Whistling 77 ViewsRate it:
Kissing The Rod 76 ViewsRate it:
The Clover 76 ViewsRate it:
Ylladmar 76 ViewsRate it:
My Friend 75 ViewsRate it:
At Broad Ripple 75 ViewsRate it:
Her Hair 75 ViewsRate it:
Hik-Tee-Dik! 75 ViewsRate it:
Natural Perversities 75 ViewsRate it:
Some Songs After Master Singers 75 ViewsRate it:
The Child-World 75 ViewsRate it:
When Bessie Died 75 ViewsRate it:
Her Beautiful Eyes 74 ViewsRate it:
Craqueodoom 74 ViewsRate it:
Dawn, Noon And Dewfall 74 ViewsRate it:
Orlie Wilde 74 ViewsRate it:
Thinkin' Back 74 ViewsRate it:
A Brave Refrain 73 ViewsRate it:
Friday Afternoon 73 ViewsRate it:
Noey's Night-Piece 73 ViewsRate it:
The Cyclone 73 ViewsRate it:
The Touches Of Her Hand 73 ViewsRate it:
Three Dead Friends 73 ViewsRate it:
Through Sleepy-Land 73 ViewsRate it:
We Are Not Always Glad When We Smile 73 ViewsRate it:
Jap Miller 72 ViewsRate it:
Iry And Billy Jo 72 ViewsRate it:
Old Fashioned Roses 72 ViewsRate it:
Out Of Nazareth 72 ViewsRate it:
The Bumblebee 72 ViewsRate it:
Elizabeth 71 ViewsRate it:
If I Knew What Poets Know 70 ViewsRate it:
Donn Piatt Of Mac-O-Chee 69 ViewsRate it:
Knee-Deep in June 69 ViewsRate it:
Nothin' To Say 69 ViewsRate it:
The Evening Company 69 ViewsRate it:
Time Of Clearer twitterings 69 ViewsRate it:
Moon-Drowned 68 ViewsRate it:
The Hoosier Folk-Child 68 ViewsRate it:
Them Flowers 68 ViewsRate it:
Last Night-- And This 67 ViewsRate it:
A Christmas Memory 67 ViewsRate it:
A Discouraging Model 67 ViewsRate it:
A Wrangdillion 67 ViewsRate it:
Dead Selves 67 ViewsRate it:
The Merman 67 ViewsRate it:
A New Year's Plaint 66 ViewsRate it:
An Old Sweetheart Of Mine 66 ViewsRate it:
Extremes 66 ViewsRate it:
North And South 66 ViewsRate it:
A Letter To A Friend 65 ViewsRate it:
A Prospective Visit 65 ViewsRate it:
Leonainie 65 ViewsRate it:
A Fantasy 64 ViewsRate it:
A' Old Played-Out Song 63 ViewsRate it:
Fool-Youngens 63 ViewsRate it:
The Brook-Song 63 ViewsRate it:
To Annie 63 ViewsRate it:
A Southern Singer 62 ViewsRate it:
A Sudden Shower 62 ViewsRate it:
A Bear Family 61 ViewsRate it:
His Room 61 ViewsRate it:
The Loehrs And The Hammonds 61 ViewsRate it:
When June Is Here 61 ViewsRate it:
A Dream 60 ViewsRate it:
Lullaby 60 ViewsRate it:
The Boys 60 ViewsRate it:
The Drum 60 ViewsRate it:
A Noon Interval 59 ViewsRate it:
Dear Hands 59 ViewsRate it:
Dearth 59 ViewsRate it:
Fame 59 ViewsRate it:
Lockerbie Street 59 ViewsRate it:
Where-Away 59 ViewsRate it:
Gratefully And Affectionately Inscribed To Joel Chandler Harris 58 ViewsRate it:
How Did You Rest, Last Night? 58 ViewsRate it:
Man's Devotion 58 ViewsRate it:
The Best Times 58 ViewsRate it:
The King 57 ViewsRate it:
The Best is Good Enough 56 ViewsRate it:
The Pixy People 56 ViewsRate it:
The Serenade 56 ViewsRate it:
At Last 55 ViewsRate it:
Green Fields And Running Brooks 55 ViewsRate it:
Harlie 55 ViewsRate it:
The Hired Man And Floretty 55 ViewsRate it:
Dusk 54 ViewsRate it:
A Full Harvest 54 ViewsRate it:
A Country Pathway 54 ViewsRate it:
Private Theatricals 54 ViewsRate it:
Doc Sifers 53 ViewsRate it:
Reach Your Hand To Me 53 ViewsRate it:
The Pet Coon 53 ViewsRate it:
Our Boyhood Haunts 52 ViewsRate it:
A Song Of Long Ago 51 ViewsRate it:
John Brown 51 ViewsRate it:
My Bride That Is To Be 51 ViewsRate it:
A Song of the Road 50 ViewsRate it:
The Frog 50 ViewsRate it:
The Old Trundle-Bed 50 ViewsRate it:
We to Sigh Instead of Sing 50 ViewsRate it:
Our Own 49 ViewsRate it:
The Boy Patriot 49 ViewsRate it:
A New Year's Time At Willards's 48 ViewsRate it:
A Masque Of The Seasons 48 ViewsRate it:
Luther Benson 48 ViewsRate it:
Plain Sermons 48 ViewsRate it:
Anselmo 47 ViewsRate it:
Down On Wriggle Crick 47 ViewsRate it:
Limitations Of Genius 47 ViewsRate it:
Scraps 47 ViewsRate it:
I Smoke My Pipe 46 ViewsRate it:
Noey Bixler 46 ViewsRate it:
The Harper 46 ViewsRate it:
The Wandering Jew 46 ViewsRate it:
Unless 46 ViewsRate it:
Dreamer, Say 45 ViewsRate it:
My Mary 45 ViewsRate it:
That Other Maud Muller 45 ViewsRate it:
A Ditty Of No Tone 44 ViewsRate it:
The Blossoms On The Trees 44 ViewsRate it:
The Chant Of The Cross-Bearing Child 44 ViewsRate it:
The Old Hay-Mow 44 ViewsRate it:
To My Old Friend, William Leachman 44 ViewsRate it:
A Fruit Piece 43 ViewsRate it:
A Song Of Singing 43 ViewsRate it:
An Old Friend 43 ViewsRate it:
Bryant 43 ViewsRate it:
Job Work 43 ViewsRate it:
John Walsh 43 ViewsRate it:
Liberty 43 ViewsRate it:
Naughty Claude 43 ViewsRate it:
Song Of The New Year 43 ViewsRate it:
The Shower 43 ViewsRate it:
The Twins 43 ViewsRate it:
A Cup Of Tea 42 ViewsRate it:
A Summer Sunrise 42 ViewsRate it:
At Crown Hill 42 ViewsRate it:
The Speeding Of The King's Spite 42 ViewsRate it:
An Empty Nest 41 ViewsRate it:
George Mullen's Confession 41 ViewsRate it:
June At Woodruff 41 ViewsRate it:
To An Importunate Ghost 41 ViewsRate it:
A Parting Guest 40 ViewsRate it:
A Poet's Wooing 40 ViewsRate it:
Honey Dripping From The Comb 40 ViewsRate it:
The Old-Home Folks 40 ViewsRate it:
The Watches Of The Night 40 ViewsRate it:
Writin' Back To The Home-Folks 40 ViewsRate it:
A Dost O' Blues 39 ViewsRate it:
A Dream Of Long Ago 39 ViewsRate it:
The Wife-Blessed 39 ViewsRate it:
A Very Youthful Affair 38 ViewsRate it:
Floretty's Musical Contribution 38 ViewsRate it:
He And I 38 ViewsRate it:
Let Us Forget 38 ViewsRate it:
Right Here At Home 38 ViewsRate it:
The Ancient Printman 38 ViewsRate it:
The Runaway Boy 38 ViewsRate it:
The Shoemaker 38 ViewsRate it:
The Train Misser 38 ViewsRate it:
A Man Of Many Parts 37 ViewsRate it:
Indiana 37 ViewsRate it:
My Jolly Friend's Secret 37 ViewsRate it:
The Little Lady 37 ViewsRate it:
The Treasure Of The Wise Man 37 ViewsRate it:
Who Santy-Claus Wuz 37 ViewsRate it:
Illileo 36 ViewsRate it:
He Called Her In 36 ViewsRate it:
Silence 36 ViewsRate it:
What The Wind Said 36 ViewsRate it:
A Worn-Out Pencil 35 ViewsRate it:
As Created 35 ViewsRate it:
Intellectual Limitations 35 ViewsRate it:
Philiper Flash 35 ViewsRate it:
The Legend Glorified 35 ViewsRate it:
The Way It Wuz 35 ViewsRate it:
Wortermelon Time 35 ViewsRate it:
A Lounger 34 ViewsRate it:
Heat-Lightning 34 ViewsRate it:
How It Happened 34 ViewsRate it:
Pipes O' Pan At Zekesbury 34 ViewsRate it:
The Circus-Day Parade 34 ViewsRate it:
The Old Home By The Mill 34 ViewsRate it:
A Glimpse Of Pan 33 ViewsRate it:
A Wraith Of Summertime 33 ViewsRate it:
The Rose 33 ViewsRate it:
What Chris'mas Fetched The Wigginses 33 ViewsRate it:
Granny 32 ViewsRate it:
Herr Weiser 32 ViewsRate it:
The Boy Lives On Our Farm 32 ViewsRate it:
The Boy's Candidate 32 ViewsRate it:
When Evening Shadows Fall 32 ViewsRate it:
When The Green Gits Back In The Trees 32 ViewsRate it:
Home At Night 31 ViewsRate it:
The Old Days 30 ViewsRate it:
The Passing Of A Heart 30 ViewsRate it:
The Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me 30 ViewsRate it:
The Quiet Lodger 29 ViewsRate it:
Up And Down Old Brandywine 29 ViewsRate it:
While The Musician Played 29 ViewsRate it:
A Rough Sketch 28 ViewsRate it:
Little Dick And The Clock 27 ViewsRate it:
Song Of Parting 27 ViewsRate it:
A Water-Color 26 ViewsRate it:
Tom Van Arden 23 ViewsRate it:
Art And Love 20 ViewsRate it:
Thanksgiving 20 ViewsRate it:
In Bohemia 15 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad With A Serious Conclusion 3 ViewsRate it:
A Discouraging Model. 2 ViewsRate it:
A Backward Look 0 ViewsRate it:

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