Edward Rowland Sill Poems

Edward Rowland Sill was an American poet born in April 1841. He is remembered for his verse and as an educator. He worked as a professor of English literature at the University of California in the 1870s and 1880. He passes away in February of 1887.

The Fool’s Prayer

by Edward Rowland Sill

‘The Fool’s Prayer’ by Edward Rowland Sill is a religious poem that reminds readers, and all the characters in the poem, what it takes to live a good, morally righteous life. 

This is a good Edward Rowland Sill poem demonstrating his poetic language skill. It touches on a variety of very relatable themes that many different readers are going to find interesting.

The royal feast was done; the King

Sought some new sport to banish care,

And to his jester cried: “Sir Fool,

Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!”

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‘Opportunity’ by Edward Rowland Sill is a narrative poem that describes an imagined or real battle and a unique opportunity that presents itself.

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