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Worn Out
Paul Laurence Dunbar
You bid me hold my peace And dry my fruitless tears, Forgetting that I bear A pain beyond my years. You say that I should smile And drive the gloo...Rate it:

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Worn Out
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
Thy strong arms are around me, love My head is on thy breast; Low words of comfort come from thee Yet my soul has no rest. For I am but a start...Rate it:

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Written Out [1]
Henry Lawson
Sing the song of the reckless, who care not what they do; Sing the song of a sinner and the song of a writer, too— Down in a pub in the alleys, in ...Rate it:

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On the Range
Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake
On Nungar the mists of the morning hung low, The beetle-browed hills brooded silent and black, Not yet warmed to life by the sun's loving glow, As ...Rate it:

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The Prospector
Robert William Service
I strolled up old Bonanza, where I staked in ninety-eight, A-purpose to revisit the old claim. I kept thinking mighty sadly of the funny ways of Fa...Rate it:

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The Will To Live
Edith Nesbit
SINCE Faith is a veil that has nothing behind it, And Hope wanders lost where no mortal can find it, Since Love is a mirror we break in a minute In...Rate it:

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The New-Chum Swell
Charles Thatcher
I’ll sing just now a little song, For you must understand, ’Tis of a fine young gentleman, That left his native land— That bid his ma and pa farewe...Rate it:

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Vi'lits
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
I wus pickin' gipsy vi'lits fer to try an' square Doreen. We 'ad words . . . about pianners - fer she wants one awful keen 'Igh words, about 'igh...Rate it:

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The Box
Lascelles Abercrombie
Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye, Around about the wondrous days of yore, They came across a kind of box Bound up with chains and loc...Rate it:

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A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed
Jonathan Swift
Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane, For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain; Never did Covent Garden boast So bright a batter'd, strolling Toast; No drunken R...Rate it:

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The Grocery
Amy Lowell
'Hullo, Alice!' 'Hullo, Leon!' 'Say, Alice, gi' me a couple O' them two for five cigars, Will yer?' 'Where's your nickel?' 'My! Ain't you close! Ca...Rate it:

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The Legend Of The Horseshoe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
WHAT time our Lord still walk'd the earth, Unknown, despised, of humble birth, And on Him many a youth attended (His words they seldom comprehended...Rate it:

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The Shadow-Child
Harriet Monroe
Why do the wheels go whirring round, Mother, mother? Oh, mother, are they giants bound, And will they growl forever? Yes, fiery giants undergrou...Rate it:

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Hanchen, the Maid of the Mill
William Topaz McGonagall
Near the village of Udorf, on the banks of the Rhine, There lived a miller and his family, once on a time; And there yet stands the mill in a state...Rate it:

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Local Lad
Robert William Service
I never saw a face so bright With brilliant blood and joy, As was the grinning mug last night Of Dick, our local boy, When with a clumsy,...Rate it:

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The Monster Diamond
John Boyle O'Reilly
A TALE OF THE PENAL COLONY OF WEST AUSTRALIA. 'I’LL have it, I tell you! Curse you!—there!' The long knife glittered, was sheathed, and was bare. ...Rate it:

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The Mummery
Ambrose Bierce
THE TWO CAVEES DRAMATIS PERSONAE. FITCH _a Pelter of Railrogues_ PICKERING _his Partner, an Enemy to Sin_ OLD NICK _a General Blackwasher_ DEAD C...Rate it:

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Up at a Villa--Down in the City
Robert Browning
Had I but plenty of money, money enough and to spare, The house for me, no doubt, were a house in the city-square; Ah, such a life, such a life...Rate it:

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Yanks
James W Foley
O'Leary, from Chicago, and a first-class fightin' man, For his father was from Kerry, where the gentle art began: Sergeant Dennis P. O'Leary, fro...Rate it:

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Aspirants Three
Ambrose Bierce
DRAMATIS PERSONAE. _QUICK_: DE YOUNG _a Brother to Mushrooms_ _DEAD_: SWIFT _an Heirloom_ ESTEE _a Relic_ _IMMORTALS_: THE SPIRIT OF BROKEN HOPE...Rate it:

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Dumb Swede
Robert William Service
With barbwire hooch they filled him full, Till he was drunker than all hell, And then they peddled him the bull About a claim they had to sell. A t...Rate it:

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Fringed Gentians
Amy Lowell
Near where I live there is a lake As blue as blue can be, winds make It dance as they go blowing by. I think it curtseys to the sky. It's just...Rate it:

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Hay-Meaken. Nunchen Time
William Barnes
A. Back here, but now, the jobber John Come by, an' cried, 'Well done, zing on, I thought as I come down the hill, An' heärd your zongs a-ringè...Rate it:

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Le Guignon (Ill-Starred)
Charles Baudelaire
Pour soulever un poids si lourd, Sisyphe, il faudrait ton courage! Bien qu'on ait du coeur à l'ouvrage, L'Art est long et le Temps est court. Loin...Rate it:

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Phantasmagoria CANTO V ( Byckerment )
Lewis Carroll
"DON'T they consult the 'Victims,' though?" I said. "They should, by rights, Give them a chance - because, you know, The tastes of people differ so...Rate it:

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