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Pictures of Memory

Among the beautiful pictures That hang on Memory’s wall. Is one of a dim old forest, That seemeth best of all: Not for its gnarled oaks olden. Dark with the mistletoe; Not for the violets golden That sprinkle the vale below. Not for the m...

by Alice Cary

added by halel
1 day ago
Suspiria Noctis

Reading, and reading—little is the gain Long dwelling with the minds of dead men leaves List rather to the melancholy rain, Drop—dropping form the eaves Still the old tale—how hardly worth the telling! hark to the wind!again that mournful sound,...

by Henry Howard Brownell

added by naama
1 day ago
The Window Just Over the Street

I sit in my sorrow a-weary, alone; I have nothing sweet to hope or remember, For the spring o’ th’ year and of life has flown; ’Tis the wildest night o’ the wild December, And dark in my spirit and dark in my chamber. I sit and list to...

by Alice Cary

added by halel
1 day ago
Telling Fortunes

‘Be not among wine-bibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh; for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.’ Proverbs, 23: 20, 21 I’ll tell you two fortunes, my fine little lad, For you to...

by Alice Cary

added by halel
1 day ago
The West Country

Have you been in our wild west country? then You have often had to pass Its cabins lying like birds’ nests in The wild green prairie grass. Have you seen the women forget their wheels As they sat at the door to spin— Have you seen the da...

by Alice Cary

added by halel
1 day ago
Autumn

Shorter and shorter now the twilight clips The days, as though the sunset gates they crowd, And Summer from her golden collar slips And strays through stubble-fields, and moans aloud, Save when by fits the warmer air deceives, And, steal...

by Alice Cary

added by halel
1 day ago
To Solitude

I am weary of the working, Weary of the long day’s heat; To thy comfortable bosom, Wilt thou take me, spirit sweet? Weary of the long, blind struggle For a pathway bright and high,— Weary of the dimly dying Hopes that never quite all d...

by Alice Cary

added by halel
1 day ago
The Sea-Side Cave

“A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.” At the dead of night by the side of the Sea I met my gray-haired enemy,— The glittering light of his serpent eye Was all I had to see him by. At the dead...

by Alice Cary

added by halel
1 day ago
Through Time and Bitter Distance

Unknown to you, I walk the cheerless shore. The cutting blast, the hurl of biting brine, May freeze, and still, and bind the waves at war, Ere you will ever know, O! Heart of mine, That I have sought, reflected in the blue Of these ...

by E. Pauline Johnson

added by naama
1 day ago
Now and then

“All life is built from song” In youth’s young morn I sang; And from a top-near hill The echo broke and rang. The years with pinions swift To youth’s high noon made flight, “All life is built from song” I sang amid the fight. To life...

by Charles Bertram Johnson

added by naama
1 day ago
After a Reading of “Darkwater”

I did not think... I did not know... What pale excuse is this I make In answer to my brother’s woe, Age-long, for deep injustice sake! Across his mute and patient soul, While I have gone my heedless way, The shadows of a fate might roll...

by Elizabeth Curtis Holman

added by naama
1 day ago
Music

There is music, deep and solemn Floating through the vaulted arch When, in many an angry column, Clouds take up their stormy march: O’er the ocean billows, heaping Mountains on the sloping sands, There are ever wildly sweeping ...

by Alice Cary

added by halel
1 day ago
Address, At The Opening of a New Theatre

Where dwells the Drama's spirit? not alone Beneath the palace roof, beside the throne, In learning's cloisters, friendship's festal bowers, Art's pictured halls, or triumph's laurel'd towers, Where'er man's pulses beat or passions play, She joys t...

by Fitz-Greene Halleck

added by halel
1 day ago

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