Halel's Poems

Here's the list of poems submitted by halel  —  There are currently 255 poems total — keep up the great work!

Propinquity Needed

Celestine Silvousplait Justine de Mouton Rosalie, A coryph�e who lived and danced in naughty, gay Paree, Was every bit as pretty as a French girl e'er can be (Which isn't saying much). Maurice Boulanger (there'...

by Charles Battell Loomis

added by halel
7 days ago
Farewell

"Farewell!" Another gloomy word As ever into language crept. 'Tis often written, never heard, Except In playhouse. Ere the hero flits, In handcuffs, from our pitying view. "Farewell!"...

by Bert Leston Taylor

added by halel
7 days ago
Post-Impressionism

I cannot tell you how I love The canvases of Mr. Dove, Which Saturday I went to see In Mr. Thurber's gallery. At first you fancy they are built As patterns for a crazy quilt, But soon you see that they express An ambie...

by Bert Leston Taylor

added by halel
7 days ago
Old Stuff

If I go to see the play, Of the story I am certain; Promptly it gets under way With the lifting of the curtain. Builded all that's said and done On the ancient recipe - 'Tis the same old Two and One: A ...

by Bert Leston Taylor

added by halel
7 days ago
Hiram Hover, A Ballad Of New England Life

Where the Moosatockmaguntic Pours its waters in the Skuntic, Met, along the forest side Hiram Hover, Huldah Hyde. She, a maiden fair and dapper, He, a red-haired, stalwart trapper, Hunting beaver, mink, and sku...

by Bayard Taylor

added by halel
10 days ago
The Storm

The rough old Mr. Storm Is whirling, swirling past He makes the treetops bow their heads And trembles at his blast. He never stops to think Of the damage he may do, ...

by Alan L. Strang

added by halel
10 days ago
Italy

There is a country in my mind, Lovelier than a poet blind Could dream of, who had never known This world of drought and dust and stone In all its ugliness: a place Full of an all but human grace; Whose dells retain the prin...

by Aldous Leonard Huxley

added by halel
10 days ago
A Appeal For Are To The Sextant Of The Old Brick Meetinouse By A Gasper

The sextant of the meetinouse, which sweeps And dusts, or is supposed too! and makes fiers, And lites the gas and sometimes leaves a screw loose, in which case it smells orful - worse than lampile; And wrings the Bel and toles it w...

by Arabella M Willson

added by halel
10 days ago
Endless Song, The

Oh, I used to sing a song, An' dey said it was too long, So I cut it off de en' To accommodate a frien' Nex' do', nex' do' To accommodate a frien' nex' do'. But it made de matter wuss Dan it had been at de ...

by Ruth McEnery

added by halel
18 days ago
Literary Lady, The

What motley cares Corilla's mind perplex, Whom maids and metaphors conspire to vex! In studious dishabille behold her sit, A lettered gossip and a household wit; At once invoking, though for different views, Her gods, her cook,...

by Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan

added by halel
18 days ago
The Spider And The Fly.

The sun shines bright, the morning's fair, The gossamers float on the air, The dew-gems twinkle in the glare, The spider's loom Is closely plied, with artful care, Even in my room. See how she moves in zigzag line, And...

by Patrick Bronte

added by halel
18 days ago
A Man To A Sunflower

See, I have bent thee by thy saffron hair O most strange masker, Towards my face, thy face so full of eyes O almost legendary monster, Thee of the saffron, circling hair I bend, Bend by my fingers knotted in t...

by Peter Courtney Quennell

added by halel
18 days ago
A Rondelay

Man is for woman made, And woman made for man: As the spur is for the jade, As the scabbard for the blade, As for liquor is the can, So man's for woman made, And woman made for man. As the sceptre to be swa...

by Peter Anthony Motteux

added by halel
18 days ago
Triolet

"I love you, my lord!" Was all that she said, What a dissonant chord, "I love you, my lord!" Ah! how I abhorred That sarcastic maid! "I love you? My Lord!" Was all that she said.

by Paul Thomas Gilbert

added by halel
18 days ago
A Ballad Of The Boston Tea-Party

No! never such a draught was poured Since Hebe served with nectar The bright Olympians and their Lord, Her over-kind protector, - Since Father Noah squeezed the grape And took to such behaving As would have shamed our gran...

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

added by halel
18 days ago
A Florentine Tragedy - A Fragment

CHARACTERS: GUIDO BARDI, A Florentine prince SIMONE, a merchant BIANNA, his wife The action takes place at Florence in the early sixteenth century. [The door opens, they separate guiltily, and the husband enters.] SIMON...

by Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

added by halel
18 days ago
Vida's Game Of Chess

Armies of box that sportively engage And mimic real battles in their rage, Pleased I recount; how, smit with glory's charms, Two mighty Monarchs met in adverse arms, Sable and white; assist me to explore, Ye Serian Nymphs, what...

by Oliver Goldsmith

added by halel
18 days ago
England's Alfred Abroad

Wrong? are they wrong? Of course they are, I venture to reply; For I bore 'my first' (and, I hope, my worst) A month or so gone by; And I can't repeat it under this Or any other sky. What! has the public never ...

by Owen Seaman

added by halel
18 days ago
Love-Knot, The

Tying her bonnet under her chin, She tied her raven ringlets in; But, not alone in the silken snare Did she catch her lovely floating hair, For, tying her bonnet under her chin, She tied a young man's heart within. They we...

by Nora Perry

added by halel
18 days ago
If We Didn't Have To Eat

Life would be an easy matter If we didn't have to eat. If we never had to utter, "Won't you pass the bread and butter, Likewise push along that platter Full of meat?" Yes, if food were ...

by Nixon Waterman

added by halel
18 days ago
Our Native Birds

Alone I sit at eventide; The twilight glory pales, And o'er the meadows far and wide I hear the bobolinks - (We have no nightingales!) Song-sparrows warble on the tree, I hear the purling brook, And fr...

by Nathan Haskell Dole

added by halel
18 days ago
The Buzzards

When evening came and the warm glow grew deeper And every tree that bordered the green meadows And in the yellow cornfields every reaper And every corn-shock stood above their shadows Flung eastward from their feet in longer measur...

by Martin Armstrong

added by halel
18 days ago
Over The Way

Over the way, over the way, I've seen a head that's fair and gray; I've seen kind eyes not new to tears, A form of grace, though full of years, Her fifty summers have left no flaw, And I, a youth of twenty-three, So lov...

by Mary Mapes Dodge

added by halel
18 days ago
The Song of Tigilau

The song of Tigilau the brave, Sina�s wild lover, Who across the heaving wave From Samoa came over: Came over, Sina, at the setting moon! The moon shines round and bright; She, with her dark-eyed maidens at her side, W...

by Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke

added by halel
18 days ago
How To Make A Man Of Consequence

A brow austere, a circumspective eye. A frequent shrug of the os humeri; A nod significant, a stately gait, A blustering manner, and a tone of weight, A smile sarcastic, an expressive stare: Adopt all these, as time and place w...

by Mark Lemon

added by halel
18 days ago
A Mother's Prayer.

I knelt beside a little bed, The curtains drew away, And, 'mid the soft, white folds beheld, Two rosy sleepers lay; The one had seen three summers smile And lisped her evening prayer; The other, - only one year's shade ...

by Mary Gardiner Horsford

added by halel
18 days ago
Zophiel. (Invocation)

Thou with the dark blue eye upturned to heaven, And cheek now pale, now warm with radiant glow, Daughter of God,--most dear,-- Come with thy quivering tear, And tresses wild, and robes of loo...

by Maria Gowen Brooks

added by halel
18 days ago
Boy-Dreams

I was a Pirate once, A blustering fellow with scarlet sash, A ready cutlass and language rash; From a ship with a rum-filled water-tank I made the enemy walk the plank; I marooned a man on an island bare, And seized his wif...

by M. Forrest

added by halel
18 days ago
Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty All the King's horses and all the ...

by Leonard Leslie Brooke

added by halel
18 days ago
A Baby's Death

A little white soul went up to God, Out of the mire of the city street; It grew like a flower in the highway broad, Close to the trample of heedless feet. It fell like a snow-flake over night, Into the ways by vile...

by Kate Seymour Maclean

added by halel
18 days ago
A Friend Of Mine.

We sat beneath tall waving trees that flung Their heavy shadows o'er the dewy grass. Over the waters, breaking at our feet, Quivered the moon, and lighted solemnly The scene before us. He with whom I talked Was in ...

by James Barron Hope

added by halel
18 days ago
A Woman�s Mood

I think to-night I could bear it all, Even the arrow that cleft the core, Could I wait again for your swift footfall, And your sunny face coming in at the door. With the old frank look and the gay young smile, And the ring of t...

by Jennings Carmichael

added by halel
18 days ago
All That I Was I Am

Hateful it seems now, yet was I not happy? Starved of the things I loved, I did not know I loved them, and was happy lacking them. If bitterness comes now (and that is hell) It is when I forget that I was happy, Accusing Fate, ...

by John Frederick Freeman

added by halel
18 days ago
Song

Three score and ten by common calculation The years of man amount to; but we'll say He turns four-score, yet, in my estimation, In all those years he has not lived a day. Out of the eighty you must first remember T...

by James Robinson Planche

added by halel
18 days ago
A Song of Comfort

"Sleep, weary ones, while ye may -- Sleep, oh, sleep!" Eugene Field. Thro' May time blossoms, with whisper low, The soft wind sang to the dead below: "T...

by John Alexander McCrae

added by halel
18 days ago
A Rule Of Life

If you want to annoy an opponent thoroughly, and even to harm him,' said a crafty old knave to me, 'you reproach him with the very defect or vice you are conscious of in yourself. Be indignant ... and reproach him! 'To begin with, it will set...

by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

added by halel
18 days ago
A Ballad of John Nicholson

It fell in the year of Mutiny, At darkest of the night, John Nicholson by Jal�ndhar came, On his way to Delhi fight. And as he by Jal�ndhar came, He thought what he must do, And he sent to the Rajah fair greeti...

by Henry John Newbolt, Sir

added by halel
18 days ago
Chevy Chace

God prosper long our noble king, Our liffes and safetyes all; A woefull hunting once there did In Chevy-Chace befall. To drive the deere with hound and horne, Erle Percy took his way; The child may rue that is unborne ...

by George Wharton Edwards

added by halel
18 days ago
Are Women Fair?

"Are women fair?" Ay, wondrous fair to see, too. "Are women sweet?" Yea, passing sweet they be, too. Most fair and sweet to them that only love them; Chaste and discreet to all save them that prove them. "...

by Francis Davison

added by halel
18 days ago
A Promise.

By the pure spring, whose haunted waters flow Through thy sequester'd dell unto the sea, At sunny noon, I will appear to thee: Not troubling the still fount with drops of woe, As when I last took leave of it and thee, ...

by Frances Anne Kemble (Fanny)

added by halel
18 days ago
The Laird O' Logie

THE LAIRD O' LOGIE 1. I will sing, if ye will hearken, If ye will hearken unto me; The king has ta'en a poor prisoner, The wanton laird o' young Logie. 2. Young Logie's laid in Edin...

by Frank Sidgwick

added by halel
18 days ago
Sonnet CCXIX.

On the fair face for which I long and sigh Mine eyes were fasten'd with desire intense. When, to my fond thoughts, Love, in best reply, Her honour'd hand uplifting, shut me thence. My heart there caught--as fish a fair hook by, ...

by Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch)

added by halel
18 days ago
Kindness.

Kindness soothes the bitter anguish, Kindness wipes the falling tear, Kindness cheers us when we languish, Kindness makes a friend more dear. Kindness turns a pain to pleasure, Kindness softens every woe, Kindness is the g...

by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney

added by halel
18 days ago
Autumn Rain

The plane leaves fall black and wet on the lawn; The cloud sheaves in heaven's fields set droop and are drawn in falling seeds of rain; the seed of heaven on my face falling - I hear again like echoes eve...

by D. H. Lawrence (David Herbert Richards)

added by halel
19 days ago
Cinderella.

Poor, pretty little thing she was, The sweetest-faced of girls, With eyes as blue as larkspurs, And a mass of tossing curls; But her step-mother had for her Only blows and bitter words, While she thought her own two ugly cr...

by Clara Doty Bates

added by halel
19 days ago
Contrast, The

In London I never know what I'd be at, Enraptured with this, and enchanted with that; I'm wild with the sweets of variety's plan, And life seems a blessing too happy for man. But the country, Lord help me! sets all matters right, ...

by Captain C. Morris

added by halel
19 days ago
A Vision Out West

Far reaching down's a solid sea sunk everlastingly to rest, And yet whose billows seem to be for ever heaving toward the west The tiny fieldmice make their nests, the summer insects buzz and hum Among the hollows and the crests of this...

by Barcroft Boake

added by halel
19 days ago
Daisies.

Over the shoulders and slopes of the dune I saw the white daisies go down to the sea, A host in the sunshine, an army in June, The people God sends us to set our heart free. The bobolinks rallied them up from the dell, The ori...

by Bliss Carman (William)

added by halel
19 days ago
A Ballad Of Ducks

The railway rattled and roared and swung With jolting and bumping trucks. The sun, like a billiard red ball, hung In the Western sky: and the tireless tongue Of the wild-eyed man in the corner told This terrible tale of the days of old, And the pa...

by Banjo Paterson (Andrew Barton)

added by halel
19 days ago
A Bit Of Color

Oh, damsel fair at the Porte Maillot, With the soft blue eyes that haunt me so, Pray what should I do When a girl like you Bestows her smile, her glance, and her sigh On the first fond fool that is passing by...

by Arthur Macy

added by halel
19 days ago
Suggested by a Mountain Eagle.

I gazed at the azure-hued mantle of heaven, The measureless depths of ethereal space; I gazed at the clouds, so invisibly driven, And an eagle, which wheeled with symmetrical grace. I gazed at that eagle, majestically whee...

by Alfred Castner King

added by halel
19 days ago
Missed.

Pity the child who never feels A mother's fond caress; That childish smile a void conceals Of aching loneliness. Pity the heart which loves in vain, What balm or mystic spell Can soothe that bosom's secret pain...

by Alfred Castner King

added by halel
19 days ago
St. Anthony's Sermon To The Fishes

Saint Anthony at church Was left in the lurch, So he went to the ditches And preached to the fishes. They wriggled their tails, In the sun glanced their scales. The carps, with their spawn, Are all thither draw...

by Abraham a Sancta-Clara

added by halel
19 days ago
Shadows in the Water

In unexperienced infancy Many a sweet mistake doth lie: Mistake though false, intending true; A seeming somewhat more than view; That doth instruct the mind In things that lie behind, And many secrets to us show Which afterwards we come to know. ...

by Thomas Traherne

added by halel
19 days ago
Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind

Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind, But as for me, hélas, I may no more. The vain travail hath wearied me so sore, I am of them that farthest cometh behind. Yet may I by no means my wearied mind Draw from the deer, but as she fleeth afo...

by Thomas Wyatt

added by halel
19 days ago
They Flee from Me

They flee from me, that sometime did me seek, With naked foot stalking in my chamber. I have seen them, gentle, tame, and meek, That now are wild, and do not remember That sometime they put themselves in danger To take bread at my hand; and now th...

by Thomas Wyatt

added by halel
19 days ago
Goblin Market

Morning and evening Maids heard the goblins cry: “Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy: Apples and quinces, Lemons and oranges, Plump unpeck’d cherries, Melons and raspberries, Bloom-down-cheek’d peaches, Swart-headed mulberries, Wild f...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
from "Diverse Worlds, Time and Eternity"

The half moon shows a face of plaintive sweetness Ready and poised to wax or wane; A fire of pale desire in incompleteness, Tending to pleasure or to pain:— Lo, while we gaze she rolleth on in fleetness To perfect loss or perfect ...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
The Thread of Life

1 The irresponsive silence of the land, The irresponsive sounding of the sea, Speak both one message of one sense to me: — Aloof, aloof, we stand aloof, so stand Thou too aloof bound with the flawless band Of inner solitude; we bind not thee; But...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
A Chilly Night

I rose at the dead of night, And went to the lattice alone To look for my Mother’s ghost Where the ghostly moonlight shone. My friends had failed one by one, Middle-aged, young, and old, Till the ghosts were warmer to me Than ...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
To My Mother

To-day's your natal day; Sweet flowers I bring: Mother, accept, I pray My offering. And may you happy live, And long us bless; Receiving as you give Great happiness.

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
Song [When I am dead, my dearest]

When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. I shall...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
Who Has Seen the Wind?

Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you. But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I. But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by.

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
from “Sing-Song: A Nursery Rhyme Book”

O Lady Moon, your horns point toward the east: 
 Shine, be increased; 
 O Lady Moon, your horns point toward the west: 
 Wane, be at rest.

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
from “Sing-song: A Nursery Rhyme Book”

Is the moon tired? she looks so pale Within her misty veil: She scales the sky from east to west, And takes no rest. Before the coming of the night The moon shows papery white; Before the dawning of the day She fades away.

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
Up-Hill

Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day's journey take the whole long day? From morn to night, my friend. But is there for the night a resting-place? A roof for when the slow dark hours begin. May no...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
A Christmas Carol

Before the paling of the stars, Before the winter morn, Before the earliest cock-crow, Jesus Christ was born: Born in a stable, Cradled in a manger, In the world His hands had made Born a stranger. Priest and King lay fast asl...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
A Christmas Carol

The Shepherds had an Angel, The Wise Men had a star, But what have I, a little child, To guide me home from far, Where glad stars sing together And singing angels are? Those Shepherds through the lonely night Sat watching by their ...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
Christmastide

Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love Divine; Love was born at Christmas, Star and Angels gave the sign. Worship we the Godhead, Love Incarnate, Love Divine; Worship we our Jesus: But wherewith for sacred sign? L...

by Christina Rossetti

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19 days ago
Christmas Day

A baby is a harmless thing And wins our hearts with one accord, And Flower of Babies was their King, Jesus Christ our Lord: Lily of lilies He Upon His Mother’s knee; Rose of roses, soon to be Crowned with thorns on leafless tree. A lamb...

by Christina Rossetti

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19 days ago
Christmas Eve

Christmas hath a darkness Brighter than the blazing noon, Christmas hath a chillness Warmer than the heat of June, Christmas hath a beauty Lovelier than the world can show: For Christmas bringeth Jesus, Brought for us so low. Earth, ...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
The Poor Ghost

‘Oh whence do you come, my dear friend, to me, With your golden hair all fallen below your knee, And your face as white as snowdrops on the lea, And your voice as hollow as the hollow sea?’ ‘From the other world I come back to you: My locks are u...

by Christina Rossetti

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19 days ago
The Hour and the Ghost

O love, love, hold me fast, He draws me away from thee; I cannot stem the blast, Nor the cold strong sea: Far away a light shines Beyond the hills and pines; It is lit for me. Bridegroom I have thee close, my dear, No terror can come...

by Christina Rossetti

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19 days ago
The Ghost's Petition

‘There’s a footstep coming: look out and see,’ ‘The leaves are falling, the wind is calling; No one cometh across the lea.’— ‘There’s a footstep coming: O sister, look.’— ‘The ripple flashes, the white foam dashes; No one cometh across ...

by Christina Rossetti

added by halel
19 days ago
Fall Leaves Fall

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me, Fluttering from the autumn tree. I shall smile when wreaths of snow Blossom where the rose should grow; I shall sing when night’s decay U...

by Emily Brontë

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19 days ago
The Old Stoic

Riches I hold in light esteem, And Love I laugh to scorn; And lust of fame was but a dream, That vanished with the morn: And if I pray, the only prayer That moves my lips for me Is, "Leave the heart that now I bear, And give me l...

by Emily Brontë

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19 days ago
The Visionary

Silent is the house: all are laid asleep: One alone looks out o’er the snow-wreaths deep, Watching every cloud, dreading every breeze That whirls the wildering drift, and bends the groaning trees. Cheerful is the hearth, soft the matted floor; No...

by Emily Brontë

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19 days ago
Spellbound

The night is darkening round me, The wild winds coldly blow; But a tyrant spell has bound me And I cannot, cannot go. The giant trees are bending Their bare boughs weighed with snow. And the storm is fast descending, And yet I cannot go. Clouds ...

by Emily Brontë

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19 days ago
Remembrance

Cold in the earth—and the deep snow piled above thee, Far, far removed, cold in the dreary grave! Have I forgot, my only Love, to love thee, Severed at last by Time's all-severing wave? Now, when alone, do my thoughts no longer hover Over the mou...

by Emily Brontë

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19 days ago
Stanzas

Often rebuked, yet always back returning To those first feelings that were born with me, And leaving busy chase of wealth and learning For idle dreams of things that cannot be: To-day, I will seek not the shadowy region; Its unsustain...

by Emily Brontë

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19 days ago
In Louisiana

The long, gray moss that softly swings In solemn grandeur from the trees, Like mournful funeral draperies,-- A brown-winged bird that never sings. A shallow, stagnant, inland sea, Where rank swamp grasses wave, and where A deadliness ...

by Albert Bigelow Paine

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19 days ago
On the Mississippi

Through wild and tangled forests The broad, unhasting river flows— Spotted with rain-drops, gray with night; Upon its curving breast there goes A lonely steamboat's larboard light, A blood-red star against the shadowy oaks; Noise...

by Hamlin Garland

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19 days ago
Sonnet 102 [If no love is, O God, what fele I so?]

If no love is, O God, what fele I so? And if love is, what thing and which is he? If love be good, from whennes cometh my woo? If it be wikke, a wonder thynketh me, When every torment and adversite That cometh of hym, may ...

by Petrarch

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19 days ago
Sonnet 101 [Ways apt and new to sing of love I'd find]

Ways apt and new to sing of love I'd find, Forcing from her hard heart full many a sigh, And re-enkindle in her frozen mind Desires a thousand, passionate and high; O'er her fair face would see each swift change pass, See her fond eyes at length w...

by Petrarch

added by halel
19 days ago
A Throw of the Dice [excerpt]

NOTHING of the memorable crisis or might the event have been accomplished in view of all results null ...

by Stéphane Mallarmé

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19 days ago
Reminiscence

Orphan, I was wandering in black and with an eye vacant of family: at the quincunx, the tents of a fair were unfolded; did I experience the future and that I would take this form? I loved the odor of the vagabonds, and was drawn toward them, forge...

by Stéphane Mallarmé

added by halel
19 days ago
The Thanksgivings

Translated from a traditional Iroquois prayer We who are here present thank the Great Spirit that we are here to praise Him. We thank Him that He has created men and women, and ordered that these beings shall always be living to multiply the eart...

by Harriet Maxwell Converse

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19 days ago
The Triumph of Time

Before our lives divide for ever, While time is with us and hands are free, (Time, swift to fasten and swift to sever Hand from hand, as we stand by the sea) I will say no word that a man might say Whose whole life's love goes dow...

by Algernon Charles Swinburne

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19 days ago
The Yellow Bittern (An Bunnan Bui)

The yellow bittern that never broke out In a drinking bout, might as well have drunk; His bones are thrown on a naked stone Where he lived alone like a hermit monk. 0 yellow bittern! I pity your lot, Though they say that a sot like myself is curst...

by Cathal Bui Mac Giolla Gunna

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19 days ago
Thanksgiving Turkey

Valleys lay in sunny vapor, And a radiance mild was shed From each tree that like a taper At a feast stood. Then we said, "Our feast, too, shall soon be spread, Of good Thanksgiving turkey." And already still Novemb...

by George Parsons Lathrop

added by halel
19 days ago
Incantation

When the leaves, by thousands thinned, A thousand times have whirled in the wind, And the moon, with hollow cheek, Staring from her hollow height, Consolation seems to seek From the dim, reechoing night; And the fog-streaks dead and white Lie like...

by George Parsons Lathrop

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19 days ago
To Rosa

You are young, and I am older; You are hopeful, I am not— Enjoy life, ere it grow colder— Pluck the roses ere they rot. Teach your beau to heed the lay— That sunshine soon is lost in shade— That now's as good as any day— T...

by Abraham Lincoln

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19 days ago
My Childhood Home I See Again

My childhood home I see again, And sadden with the view; And still, as memory crowds my brain, There's pleasure in it too. O Memory! thou midway world 'Twixt earth and paradise, Where things decayed and loved ones lost In dr...

by Abraham Lincoln

added by halel
19 days ago
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln his hand and pen he will be good but god knows When

by Abraham Lincoln

added by halel
19 days ago
A Dream of T'ien-mu Mountain

Speak of the Blessed Islands men from the Ocean’s brim. Truth is hid in their endless billows and mist-wreaths dim. Tell of the T’ien-mu Mountain men in the land of Yore, Seen there, when rainbows scatter, and clouds conceal no more! Reaching up t...

by Li Bai

added by halel
19 days ago
In the Mountains on a Summer Day

Gently I stir a white feather fan, With open shirt sitting in a green wood. I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone; A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.

by Li Bai

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19 days ago
The Heart of the Tree

What does he plant who plants a tree? He plants a friend of sun and sky; He plants the flag of breezes free; The shaft of beauty, towering high; He plants a home to heaven anigh; For song and mother-croon of bird In hushed and...

by Henry Cuyler Bunner

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19 days ago
The Unloved to His Beloved

Could I pluck down Aldebaran And haze the Pleiads in your hair I could not add more burning to your beauty Or lend a starrier coldness to your air. If I were cleaving terrible waters With death ahead on the visible sands I could not turn and stre...

by William Alexander Percy

added by halel
19 days ago
Fire and Sleet and Candlelight

For this you’ve striven Daring, to fail: Your sky is riven Like a tearing veil. For this, you’ve wasted Wings of your youth; Divined, and tasted Bitter springs of truth. From sand unslakèd Twisted strong cords, And wandered n...

by Elinor Wylie

added by halel
19 days ago
Beauty

Say not of Beauty she is good, Or aught but beautiful, Or sleek to doves’ wings of the wood Her wild wings of a gull. Call her not wicked; that word’s touch Consumes her like a curse; But love her not too much, too much, For that is even worse. ...

by Elinor Wylie

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19 days ago
Bells in the Rain

Sleep falls, with limpid drops of rain, Upon the steep cliffs of the town. Sleep falls; men are at peace again While the small drops fall softly down. The bright drops ring like bells of glass Thinned by the wind; and lightly blown; Sleep cannot ...

by Elinor Wylie

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19 days ago
Escape

When foxes eat the last gold grape, And the last white antelope is killed, I shall stop fighting and escape Into a little house I'll build. But first I'll shrink to fairy size, With a whisper no one understands, Making blind moons of all your eye...

by Elinor Wylie

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19 days ago
Atavism

I always was afraid of Somes's Pond: Not the little pond, by which the willow stands, Where laughing boys catch alewives in their hands In brown, bright shallows; but the one beyond. There, when the frost makes all the birches burn Yellow as cow-l...

by Elinor Wylie

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19 days ago
Mortality

O why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a fast-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scatter...

by William Knox

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20 days ago
Mana Aboda

Beauty is the marking-time, the stationary vibration, the feigned ecstasy of an arrested impulse unable to reach its natural end. Mana Aboda, whose bent form The sky in archèd circle is, Seems ever for an unknown grief to mourn. Yet on a day I he...

by T. E. Hulme

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20 days ago
The Embankment

(The fantasia of a fallen gentleman on a cold, bitter night.) Once, in finesse of fiddles found I ecstasy, In the flash of gold heels on the hard pavement. Now see I That warmth’s the very stuff of poesy. Oh, God, make small The old star-eaten bl...

by T. E. Hulme

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20 days ago
Above the Dock

Above the quiet dock in mid night, Tangled in the tall mast’s corded height, Hangs the moon. What seemed so far away Is but a child’s balloon, forgotten after play.

by T. E. Hulme

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20 days ago
Conversion

Lighthearted I walked into the valley wood In the time of hyacinths, Till beauty like a scented cloth Cast over, stifled me. I was bound Motionless and faint of breath By loveliness that is her own eunuch. Now pass I to the final river Ignominiou...

by T. E. Hulme

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20 days ago
Autumn

A touch of cold in the Autumn night I walked abroad, And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge Like a red-faced farmer. I did not stop to speak, but nodded; And round about were the wistful stars With white faces like town children.

by T. E. Hulme

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20 days ago
Rhapsody on a Windy Night

Twelve o'clock. Along the reaches of the street Held in a lunar synthesis, Whispering lunar incantations Dissolve the floors of memory And all its clear relations, Its divisions and precisions. Every street lamp that I pass Beats like a fa...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Morning at the Window

They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens, And along the trampled edges of the street I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids Sprouting despondently at area gates. The brown waves of fog toss up to me Twisted faces from the botto...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero, Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
The Waste Land

"Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent: Σιβυλλα τι θελεις; respondebat illa: αποθανειν θελω." For Ezra Pound il miglior fabbro. I. The Burial of the Dead April is the cru...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Song

If space and time, as sages say, Are things which cannot be, The fly that lives a single day Has lived as long as we. But let us live while yet we may, While love and life are free, For time is time, and runs away, Though sages dis...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Song

When we came home across the hill No leaves were fallen from the trees; The gentle fingers of the breeze Had torn no quivering cobweb down. The hedgerow bloomed with flowers still, No withered petals lay beneath; But the wild rose...

by T. S. Eliot

added by halel
20 days ago
Conversation Galante

I observe: "Our sentimental friend the moon! Or possibly (fantastic, I confess) It may be Prester John’s balloon Or an old battered lantern hung aloft To light poor travellers to their distress." She then: "How you digress!" ...

by T. S. Eliot

added by halel
20 days ago
The Boston Evening Transcript

The readers of the Boston Evening Transcript Sway in the wind like a field of ripe corn. When evening quickens faintly in the street, Wakening the appetites of life in some And to others bringing the Boston Evening Transcript, I mount the steps ...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Gerontion

Thou hast nor youth nor age But as it were an after dinner sleep Dreaming of both. Here I am, an old man in a dry month, Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain. I was neither at the hot gates Nor fought in the warm rain Nor ...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Aunt Helen

Miss Helen Slingsby was my maiden aunt, And lived in a small house near a fashionable square Cared for by servants to the number of four. Now when she died there was silence in heaven And silence at her end of the street. The shutters were drawn a...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Whispers of Immortality

Webster was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin; And breastless creatures under ground Leaned backward with a lipless grin. Daffodil bulbs instead of balls Stared from the sockets of the eyes! He knew that thought clings r...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Sweeney among the Nightingales

Apeneck Sweeney spreads his knees Letting his arms hang down to laugh, The zebra stripes along his jaw Swelling to maculate giraffe. The circles of the stormy moon Slide westward toward the River Plate, Death and the Raven drift above And Sweene...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Preludes

I The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways. Six o'clock. The burnt-out ends of smoky days. And now a gusty shower wraps The grimy scraps Of withered leaves about your feet And newspapers from vacant lots; The showers be...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Cousin Nancy

Miss Nancy Ellicott Strode across the hills and broke them, Rode across the hills and broke them— The barren New England hills— Riding to hounds Over the cow-pasture. Miss Nancy Ellicott smoked And danced all the modern dances; And her a...

by T. S. Eliot

added by halel
20 days ago
Hysteria

As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were only accidental stars with a talent for squad-drill. I was drawn in by short gasps, inhaled at each momentary recovery, lost finally in the ...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
Portrait of a Lady

Thou hast committed— Fornication: but that was in another country, And besides, the wench is dead. The Jew of Malta. I Among the smoke and fog of a December afternoon You have the scene arrange itself—as it will seem to do— Wi...

by T. S. Eliot

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20 days ago
La Figlia Che Piange

O quam te memorem virgo Stand on the highest pavement of the stair— Lean on a garden urn— Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair— Clasp your flowers to you with a pained surprise— Fling them to the ground and turn With a fugitive resentment ...

by T. S. Eliot

added by halel
20 days ago
If You Should Go

Love, leave me like the light, The gently passing day; We would not know, but for the night, When it has slipped away. So many hopes have fled, Have left me but the name Of what they were. When love is dead, Go thou, beloved, the same. Go quietl...

by Countee Cullen

added by halel
20 days ago
I Have a Rendezvous With Life

I have a rendezvous with Life, In days I hope will come, Ere youth has sped, and strength of mind, Ere voices sweet grow dumb. I have a rendezvous with Life, When Spring's first heralds hum. Sure some would cry it's better far To crown their days ...

by Countee Cullen

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20 days ago
My Hermitage

Between me and the noise of strife Are walls of mountains set with pine; The dusty, care-strewn paths of life Lead not to this retreat of mine. I hear the morning wind awake Beyond the purple height, And, in the growing lig...

by Alexander Posey

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20 days ago
Spring in Tulwa Thlocco

*Tulwa Thlocco—A large settlement of people. This settlement lies on the north side of the Oktahatchee. Thro’ the vine-embowered portal blows The fragrant breath of summer-time; Far, the river, brightly winding, goes With murmurs falli...

by Alexander Posey

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20 days ago
The Call of the Wild

I’m tired of the gloom In a four-walled room; Heart-weary, I sigh For the open sky, And the solitude Of the greening wood; Where the bluebirds call, And the sunbeams fall, And the daisies lure The soul to be pure. I...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
On Viewing the Skull and Bones of a Wolf

How savage, fierce and grim! His bones are bleached and white. But what is death to him? He grins as if to bite. He mocks the fate That bade, ''Begone.'' There's fierceness stamped In ev'ry bone. Let silence settle from the ...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
Coyote

A few days more, and then There’ll be no secret glen, Or hollow, deep and dim, To hide or shelter him. And on the prairie far, Beneath the beacon star On evening’s dark’ning shore, I’ll hear him nevermore. For where the tepee smoke Curled up of ...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
The Dew and the Bird

There is more glory in a drop of dew, That shineth only for an hour, Than there is in the pomp of earth’s great Kings Within the noonday of their power. There is more sweetness in a single strain That falleth from a wild bird’s throat...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
On the Capture and Imprisonment of Crazy Snake, January, 1900

Down with him! chain him! bind him fast! Slam to the iron door and turn the key! The one true Creek, perhaps the last To dare declare, “You have wronged me!” Defiant, stoical, silent, Suffers imprisonment! Such coarse black hair! such...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
A Vision of Rest

Some day this quest Shall cease; Some day, For aye, This heart shall rest In peace. Sometimes—ofttimes—I almost feel The calm upon my senses steal, So soft, and all but hear The dead leaves rustle near And sign...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
Ode to Sequoyah

The names of Waitie and Boudinot— The valiant warrior and gifted sage— And other Cherokees, may be forgot, But thy name shall descend to every age; The mysteries enshrouding Cadmus’ name Cannot obscure thy claim to fame. The people’s lang...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
The Conquerors

The Caesars and the Alexanders were But men gone mad, who ran about a while Upsetting kingdoms, and were slain in turn Like rabid dogs, or died in misery. Assassins laid in wait for Caesar; wine, Amid the boasts of victory, cut short The glory of ...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
Mother and Baby

Tired at length of crying, Laughing, cooing, sighing, The baby lies so qui’t and still, Scarce breathing in his sleep; The mother watches, half-inclined To hide her face and weep.

by Alexander Posey

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20 days ago
To Yahola, On His First Birthday

The sky has put her bluest garment on, And gently brushed the snowy clouds away; The robin trills a sweeter melody, Because you are just one year old today. The wind remembers, in his sweet refrains, Away, away up in the tossing trees...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
Autumn

In the dreamy silence Of the afternoon, a Cloth of gold is woven Over wood and prairie; And the jaybird, newly Fallen from the heaven, Scatters cordial greetings, And the air is filled with Scarlet leaves, that, dropping, Rise again, as ever, With...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
To My Wife

I’ve seen the beauty of the rose, I’ve heard the music of the bird, And given voice to my delight; I’ve sought the shapes that come in dreams, I’ve reached my hands in eager quest, To fold them empty to my breast; While you, the whole of all I’ve ...

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
Assured

Be it dark; be it bright; Be it pain; be it rest; Be it wrong; be it right— It must be for the best. Some good must somewhere wait, And sometime joy and pain Must cease to alternate, Or else we live in vain.

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
My Fancy

Why do trees along the river Lean so far out o’er the tide? Very wise men tell me why, but I am never satisfied; And so I keep my fancy still, That trees lean out to save The drowning from the clutches of The cold, remorseless wave.

by Alexander Posey

added by halel
20 days ago
The Rainbow

Love is a rainbow that appears When heaven’s sunshine lights earth’s tears. All varied colors of the light Within its beauteous arch unite: There Passion’s glowing crimson hue Burns near Truth’s rich and deathless blue; And Jealousy’s green lig...

by Effie Waller Smith

added by halel
20 days ago
At the Grave of the Forgotten

In a churchyard old and still, Where the breeze-touched branches thrill To and fro, Giant oak trees blend their shade O'er a sunken grave-mound, made Long ago. No stone, crumbling at its head, Bears the mossed n...

by Effie Waller Smith

added by halel
20 days ago
Preparation

"I have no time for those things now," we say; "But in the future just a little way, No longer by this ceaseless toil oppressed, I shall have leisure then for thought and rest. When I the debts upon my land have paid, Or on foundat...

by Effie Waller Smith

added by halel
20 days ago
Burial

Geometry is a perfect religion, Axiom after axiom: One proves a way into infinity And logic makes obeisance at command. Outside of the triangle, cubes, and polystructures There is restless pummeling, pounding and taunting. The end is diffused...

by Robert McAlmon

added by halel
20 days ago
To Jake

You are turned wraith. Your supple, flitting hands, As formless as the night wind’s moan, Beckon across the years, and your heart’s pain Fades surely as a stainèd stone. And yet you will not let me rest, crying And calling down the night to me A...

by Eunice Tietjens

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20 days ago
To Amy Lowell

who visits me in a hospital Like a fleet with bellying sails, Like the great bulk of a sea-cliff with the staccato bark of waves about it, Like the tart tang of the sea breeze Are you; Filling the little room where I lie straitly on a whi...

by Eunice Tietjens

added by halel
20 days ago
Dawn

Above the east horizon, The great red flower of the dawn Opens slowly, petal by petal; The trees emerge from darkness With ghostly silver leaves, Dew powdered. Now consciousness emerges Reluctantly out of tides of sleep; Finding with cold surprise...

by John Gould Fletcher

added by halel
20 days ago
The Skaters

Black swallows swooping or gliding In a flurry of entangled loops and curves; The skaters skim over the frozen river. And the grinding click of their skates as they impinge upon the surface, Is like the brushing together of thin wing-tips of silver.

by John Gould Fletcher

added by halel
20 days ago
The Swan

Under a wall of bronze, Where beeches dip and trail Their branches in the water; With red-tipped head and wings— A beaked ship under sail— There glides a single swan. Under the autumn trees He goes. The branches quiver, Dance in the wraith-like w...

by John Gould Fletcher

added by halel
20 days ago
In the City of Night

(To the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe) City of night, Wrap me in your folds of shadow. City of twilight, City that projects into the west, City whose columns rest upon the sunset, city of square, threatening masses blocking out the light: Cit...

by John Gould Fletcher

added by halel
20 days ago
Aspiration

We climb the slopes of life with throbbing heart, And eager pulse, like children toward a star. Sweet siren music cometh from afar, To lure us on meanwhile. Responsive start The nightingales to richer song than Art Can ever teach. No passing shado...

by Henrietta Cordelia Ray

added by halel
20 days ago
Niobe

O mother-heart! when fast the arrows flew, Like blinding lightning, smiting as they fell, One after one, one after one, what knell Could fitly voice thy anguish! Sorrow grew To throes intensest, when thy sad soul knew Thy youngest, too, ...

by Henrietta Cordelia Ray

added by halel
20 days ago
Limitations

The subtlest strain a great musician weaves, Cannot attain in rhythmic harmony To music in his soul. May it not be Celestial lyres send hints to him? He grieves That half the sweetness of the song, he leaves Unheard in the transition. Thus do we Y...

by Henrietta Cordelia Ray

added by halel
20 days ago
Life

Life! Ay, what is it? E’en a moment spun From cycles of eternity. And yet, What wrestling ’mid the fever and the fret Of tangled purposes and hopes undone! What affluence of love! What vict’ries won In agonies of silence, ere trust met...

by Henrietta Cordelia Ray

added by halel
20 days ago
In Envy of Cows

The cow swings her head in a deep drowsy half-circle to and over Flank and shoulder, lunging At flies; then fragrantly plunging Down at the web-washed grass and the golden clover, Wrenching sideways to get the full tingle; with one warm nudge, One...

by Joseph Auslander

added by halel
20 days ago
Is This the Lark!

Is this the lark Lord Shakespeare heard Out of the dark Of dawn! Is this the bird That stirred Lord Shakespeare’s heart! Is this the bird whose wing, Whose rapturous antheming, Rose up, soared radiant, became Sharp flame To Shelley listening And ...

by Joseph Auslander

added by halel
20 days ago
I Know It Will Be Quiet When You Come

I know it will be quiet when you come: No wind; the water breathing steadily; A light like ghost of silver on the sea; And the surf dreamily fingering his drum. Twilight will drift in large and leave me numb With nearness to the last tranquility; ...

by Joseph Auslander

added by halel
20 days ago
Abandoned

Vacant and ghostly and content with death, Once a man’s hearthtree; now the haunt of bats; Once a cradle creaked upstairs and someone sang The terribly beautiful songs young mothers know. It is hard, even though you hold your breath, To step with...

by Joseph Auslander

added by halel
20 days ago
The Swan

Under the lily shadow and the gold and the blue and mauve that the whin and the lilac pour down on the water, the fishes quiver. Over the green cold leaves and the rippled silver and the tarnished copper of its neck and beak, toward the deep blac...

by F. S. Flint

added by halel
20 days ago
[The grass is beneath my head]

The grass is beneath my head; and I gaze at the thronging stars in the night. They fall… they fall… I am overwhelmed, and afraid. Each leaf of the aspen is caressed by the wind, and each is crying. And the perfume of invisible roses deepens the...

by F. S. Flint

added by halel
20 days ago
[Immortal?... No,]

Immortal?... No, they cannot be, these people, nor I. Tired faces, eyes that have never seen the world, bodies that have never lived in air, lips that have never minted speech, they are the clipped and garbled, blocking the highway. They swarm an...

by F. S. Flint

added by halel
20 days ago
Hallucination

I know this room, and there are corridors: the pictures, I have seen before; the statues and those gems in cases I have wandered by before,— stood there silent and lonely in a dream of years ago. I know the dark of night is all around me; my eyes...

by F. S. Flint

added by halel
20 days ago
[London, my beautiful]

London, my beautiful, it is not the sunset nor the pale green sky shimmering through the curtain of the silver birch, nor the quietness; it is not the hopping of birds upon the lawn, nor the darkness stealing over all things that moves me. But as...

by F. S. Flint

added by halel
20 days ago
Reflections Irregular

I cast a backward look—how changed The scenes of other days! I walk, a wearied man, estranged From youth’s delightful ways. There in the distance rolleth yet That stream whose waves my Boyish bosom oft has met, When ple...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
False, but Beautiful

Dark as a demon’s dream is one I love— In soul—but oh, how beautiful in form! She glows like Venus throned in joy above, Or on the crimson couch of Evening warm Reposing her sweet limbs, her heaving breast Unveiled to him who lights the golden wes...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
The Still Small Voice

There is a voice more dear to me Than man or woman’s e’er could be— A “still small voice” that cheers The woes of these my darker years. I hear it in the busy crowd, Distinct, amid confusion loud; And in the solemn midnight still, When mem’ries s...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
Song

I saw her once—her eye’s deep light Fell on my spirit’s deeper night, The only beam that e’er illumed Its shadows drear. The glance was slight, But oh, what softness it assumed! I saw her twice—her glance again Lit up its fire within my...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
Song

Come to the river’s side, my love, My light canoe is by the shore,— We’ll float upon the tide my love, And thou shalt hold the dripping oar. Methinks thy hand could guide so well The tiny vessel on its course; The waves would smoot...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
My Harp

Oh must I fling my harp aside, Nor longer let it soothe my heart? No! sooner might the tender bride From th’ first night’s nuptial chamber part! No! sooner might the warrior cast His martial plume of glory down, Or worshipt monarch ...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
Mount Shasta

Behold the dread Mt. Shasta, where it stands Imperial midst the lesser heights, and, like Some mighty unimpassioned mind, companionless And cold. The storms of Heaven may beat in wrath Against it, but it stands in unpolluted Grandeur still; and fr...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
October Hills

I look upon the purple hills That rise in steps to yonder peaks, And all my soul their silence thrills And to my heart their beauty speaks. What now to me the jars of life, Its petty cares, its harder throes? The hills are free fro...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
To a Star Seen at Twilight

Hail solitary star! That shinest from thy far blue height, And overlookest Earth And Heaven, companionless in light! The rays around thy brow Are an eternal wreath for thee; Yet thou’rt not proud, like man, Though thy broad mirror is the sea, And ...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
The Atlantic Cable

Let Earth be glad! for that great work is done, Which makes, at last, the Old and New World one! Let all mankind rejoice! for time nor space Shall check the progress of the human race! Though Nature heaved the Continents apart, She cast in one gre...

by John Rollin Ridge

added by halel
20 days ago
The Passing of the Hours

The hours steal by with still, unasking lips— So lightly that I cannot hear their tread; And softly touch me with their finger-tips To find if I be dreaming, or be dead. And yet however still their flight may be, Their ceaseless go...

by Ella Higginson

added by halel
20 days ago
Four-Leaf Clover

I know a place where the sun is like gold, And the cherry blooms burst with snow, And down underneath is the loveliest nook, Where the four-leaf clovers grow. One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith, And one is for love, you kno...

by Ella Higginson

added by halel
20 days ago
A Thank-Offering

Lord God, the winter has been sweet and brief In this fair land; For us the budded willow and the leaf, The peaceful strand. For us the silver nights and golden days, The violet mist; The pearly clouds pierced with vibrating rays ...

by Ella Higginson

added by halel
20 days ago
April

Ah, who is this with twinkling feet, With glad, young eyes and laughter sweet, Who tosses back her strong, wild hair, And saucy kisses flings to Care, The while she laughs at her? Beware— You who this winsome maiden meet! She dance...

by Ella Higginson

added by halel
20 days ago
Dream-Time

It is the time when crimson stars Weary of heaven’s cold delight, And take, like petals from a rose, Their soft and hesitating flight Upon the cool wings of the air Across the purple night. It is the time when silver sails Go ...

by Ella Higginson

added by halel
20 days ago
Christmas Eve

Straight thro’ a fold of purple mist The sun goes down—a crimson wheel— And like an opal burns the sea That once was cold as steel. With pomp of purple, gold and red, Thou wilt come back at morrow’s dawn… But thou can’st never bring, O S...

by Ella Higginson

added by halel
21 days ago
A Song for Merry Harvest

Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep its fullest, loudest string. The bee below, the bird above, are teaching us to sing A song for merry harvest; and the one who will not bear His grateful part partakes a boon he ill deserves to share. The gras...

by Eliza Cook

added by halel
21 days ago
Snow

Brave Winter and I shall ever agree, Though a stern and frowning gaffer is he. I like to hear him, with hail and rain, Come tapping against the window pane; I joy to see him come marching forth Begirt with the icicle gems of the north; But I like ...

by Eliza Cook

added by halel
21 days ago
Winter

We know ’tis good that old Winter should come, Roving awhile from his Lapland home; ’Tis fitting that we should hear the sound Of his reindeer sledge on the slippery ground: For his wide and glittering cloak of snow Protects the seeds of life bel...

by Eliza Cook

added by halel
21 days ago
Spring

Welcome, all hail to thee! Welcome, young Spring! Thy sun-ray is bright On the butterfly’s wing. Beauty shines forth In the blossom-robed trees; Perfume floats by On the soft southern breeze. Music, sweet music, Sounds ov...

by Eliza Cook

added by halel
21 days ago
The Old Arm-Chair

I love it, I love it; and who shall dare To chide me for loving that old arm-chair? I’ve treasured it long as a sainted prize, I’ve bedew’d it with tears, and embalmed it with sighs; ’Tis bound by a thousand bands to my heart; Not a tie will break...

by Eliza Cook

added by halel
21 days ago
Chanukah

Down-trodden ’neath the Syrian heel Did Zion’s sceptre lie; Her shrine, where once God’s glory flung Its radiance, now wildly rung With pagan revelry. And in the Temple’s secret place, Where once the High Priest bowed In homage to ...

by Marion Hartog

added by halel
21 days ago
Legendary Lights

O, the legendary light, Gleaming goldenly in night Like the stars above, Beautiful, like lights in dream, Eight, the taper-flames that stream All one glory and one love. In our Temple, magical— Memories, now tragical— Holy hero-hearts a...

by Alter Abelson

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21 days ago
Sonnet 92 [Behold that Tree, in Autumn’s dim decay]

Behold that Tree, in Autumn’s dim decay, Stript by the frequent, chill, and eddying Wind; Where yet some yellow, lonely leaves we find Lingering and trembling on the naked spray, Twenty, perchance, for millions whirl'd away! Emble...

by Anna Seward

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21 days ago
The Star

You move upon the earth as one New lit from off the car That God Apollo guides, the Sun— And in your hand, a Star; For in your perfect form unite Divided hemispheres, The joy of day, the bliss of night— Sun raptures, moonlit te...

by Douglas Ainslie

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21 days ago
Dr. Booker T. Washington to the National Negro Business League

’Tis strange indeed to hear us plead For selling and for buying When yesterday we said: “Away With all good things but dying.” The world’s ago, and we’re agog To have our first brief inning; So let’s away through surge and fog However...

by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr.

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21 days ago
How I Became a Madman (Prologue)

You ask me how I became a madman. It happened thus: One day, long before many gods were born, I woke from a deep sleep and found all my masks were stolen,—the seven masks I have fashioned and worn in seven lives,—I ran maskless through the crowded...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Work

Then a ploughman said, Speak to us of Work. And he answered, saying: You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s proces...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Beauty

And a poet said, Speak to us of Beauty. And he answered: Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall your find her unless she herself be your way and your guide? And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech?...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Children

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Clothes

And the weaver said, Speak to us of Clothes. And he answered: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a c...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Love

Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love. And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and stee...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Marriage

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, master? And he answered saying: You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. ...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Buying and Selling

And a merchant said, Speak to us of Buying and Selling. And he answered and said: To you the earth yields her fruit, and you shall not want if you but know how to fill your hands. It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you ...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Joy and Sorrow

Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow. And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The d...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Pleasure

Then a hermit, who visited the city once a year, came forth and said, Speak to us of Pleasure. And he answered, saying: Pleasure is a freedom-song, But it is not freedom. It is the blossoming of your desires, But it is not...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Reason and Passion

And the priestess spoke again and said: Speak to us of Reason and Passion. And he answered, saying: Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion and your appetite. W...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Good and Evil

And one of the elders of the city said, Speak to us of Good and Evil. And he answered: Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil. For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily when good is hu...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Teaching

Then said a teacher, Speak to us of Teaching. And he said: No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his follow...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Freedom

And an orator said, Speak to us of Freedom. And he answered: At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom, Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him thou...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Time

And an astronomer said, Master, what of Time? And he answered: You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. ...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
The Farewell

And now it was evening. And Almitra the seeress said, Blessed be this day and this place and your spirit that has spoken. And he answered, Was it I who spoke? Was I not also a listener? Then he descended the steps of the Temple and...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Self-Knowledge

And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge. And he answered, saying: Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge. You would know in words t...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Eating and Drinking

Then an old man, a keeper of an inn, said, Speak to us of Eating and Drinking. And he said: Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light. But since you must kill to eat, an...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Laws

Then the lawyer said, But what of our Laws, master? And he answered; You delight in laying down laws, Yet you delight more in breaking them. Like children playing by the ocean who build sand-towers with constancy and then destr...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Talking

And then a scholar said, Speak of Talking. And he answered, saying: You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a dive...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Death

Then Almitra spoke, saying, We would ask now of Death. And he said: You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day ca...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Houses

Then a mason came forth and said, Speak to us of Houses. And he answered and said: Build of your imaginings a bower in the wilderness ere you build a house within the city walls. For even as you have home-comings in your twilight, s...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Pain

And a woman spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain. And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain....

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Prayer

Then the priestess said, Speak to us of Prayer. And he answered, saying: You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. For what is prayer ...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Giving

Then said a rich man, Speak to us of Giving. And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and gua...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Crime and Punishment

Then one of the judges of the city stood forth and said, Speak to us of Crime and Punishment. And he answered, saying: It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind, That you, alone and unguarded, commit a wrong unto others an...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Friendship

And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship. And he answered, saying: Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
On Religion

And an old priest said, Speak to us of Religion. And he said: Have I spoken this day of aught else? Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever s...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
The Coming of the Ship

Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth. And in the twelfth year, on the seventh day o...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
Defeat

Defeat, my Defeat, my solitude and my aloofness; You are dearer to me than a thousand triumphs, And sweeter to my heart than all world-glory. Defeat, my Defeat, my self-knowledge and my defiance, Through you I know that I am yet young and swift ...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
Love

They say the jackal and the mole Drink from the selfsame stream Where the lion comes to drink. And they say the eagle and the vulture Dig their beaks into the same carcass, And are at peace, one with the other, In the presence of the dead th...

by Kahlil Gibran

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21 days ago
A Far Country

Beyond the cities I have seen, Beyond the wrack and din, There is a wide and fair demesne Where I have never been. Away from desert wastes of greed, Over the peaks of pride, Across the seas of mortal need Its citizens abide. And through the dist...

by Leslie Pinckney Hill

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21 days ago
Thoughts in Jail

Prisoners are we, American citizens imprisoned For daring in the name of Democracy To protest against the continued denial Of the right of self-government To twenty millions of the American people. We lie in a dungeon Long ago abandoned and conde...

by Katharine Rolston Fisher

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21 days ago
Susan B. Anthony

Her life is a luminous banner borne ever ahead of her era, in lead of the forces of freedom, Where wrongs for justice call. High-hearted, far-sighted, she pressed with noble intrepid impatience, one race and the half of ano...

by Katharine Rolston Fisher

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21 days ago
The Empty Cup

Evening at Occoquan. Rain pelts the workhouse roof. The prison matrons are sewing together for the Red Cross The women prisoners are going to bed in two long rows. Some of the suffrage pickets lie reading in the dim light. Through the dark, above ...

by Katharine Rolston Fisher

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21 days ago
Alice Paul

I watched a river of women, Rippling purple, white and golden, Stream toward the National Capitol. Along its border, Like a purple flower floating, Moved a young woman, worn, wraithlike. All eyes alight, keenly observing the marchers. Out there o...

by Katharine Rolston Fisher

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21 days ago
About My Dreams

Now the flowers are all folded And the dark is going by. The evening is arising… It is time to rest. When I am sleeping I find my pillow full of dreams. They are all new dreams: No one told them to me Before I came through the cloud. They remem...

by Hilda Conkling

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21 days ago
When My Soul Findeth Wings

Like roses the bright dream did pass, On swift, noiseless footsteps away; Like glistening dew on the grass, Dissolving beneath the sun’s ray. Like voice of the lark that doth soar, Through the golden haze of the dawn; You hear...

by Libbie C. Baer

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21 days ago
Johnnie's Christmas

Papa and mama, and baby and Dot, Willie and me—the whole of the lot Of us all went over in Bimberlie’s sleigh, To grandmama’s house on Christmas day. Covered with robes on the soft cushioned seat, With heads well wrapped up and hot bricks to our ...

by Libbie C. Baer

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21 days ago
Christmas Morn

How sad, how glad, The Christmas morn! Some say, “To-day Dear Christ was born, And hope and mirth Flood all the earth; Who would be sad This Christmas morn.” How glad, how sad, The Christmas morn! “To-day,” some say ...

by Libbie C. Baer

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21 days ago
When Christmas Comes

(Harry.) When Christmas comes my brother Fred And I are each to have a sled, So papa says. To all good boys Old Santa brings both books and toys, When Christmas comes. (Paul.) I know my mother is too poor, To b...

by Libbie C. Baer

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21 days ago
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

The church is quaint, and carved, and olden; The sunlight streams in wavelets golden, This Christmas morn, Through stained glass scenes from Bible stories, On ancient knights whose sculptured glories The aisle adorn. The r...

by George Robert Sims

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21 days ago
December

No more the scarlet maples flash and burn Their beacon-fires from hilltop and from plain; The meadow-grasses and the woodland fern In the bleak woods lie withered once again. The trees stand bare, and bare each stony scar Upo...

by Christopher Pearce Cranch

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21 days ago
For Who?

When the heavens with stars are gleaming Like a diadem of light, And the moon’s pale rays are streaming, Decking earth with radiance bright; When the autumn’s winds are sighing, O’er the hill and o’er the lea, When the summer time is...

by Mary Weston Fordham

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21 days ago
The Sea Marke

Aloofe, aloofe, and come no neare, the dangers doe appeare; Which if my ruine had not beene you had not seene: I onely lie upon this shelfe to be a mark to all which on the same might fall, That none may perish but my selfe. If in or out...

by John Smith

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21 days ago
I Know Thou Art Free

I know thou art free from earth’s sordid control, In the beautiful mansions above— That sorrow can never be flung o’er the soul That rests in the bosom of Love. I know that the wing of thy spirit is furled By the palm-shaded fountains of bli...

by Alice Cary

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21 days ago
Melody

Where white in the jungles Lay bones of the dead, All night the wild lioness Howled as she fed: The wind hot and sultry. And scarcely awake. Through the dust of the desert-sand Crept like a snake. But a beacon gleamed redly The blue roc...

by Alice Cary

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21 days ago
Lily Lee

I did love thee, Lily Lee, As the petrel loves the sea. As the wild bee loves the thyme, As the poet loves his rhyme, As the blossom loves the dew — But the angels loved thee, too ! Once when twilight’s dying head Pressed her saffron-sheeted bed....

by Alice Cary

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21 days ago
The Murderess

Along the still cold plain o’erhead, In pale embattled crowds. The stars their tents of darkness spread, And camped among the clouds; Cinctured with shadows, like a wraith, Night moaned along the lea; Like the blue hungry eye of Death, Sho...

by Alice Cary

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21 days ago
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

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21 days 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

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21 days 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

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21 days 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

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21 days 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

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21 days 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

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21 days 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

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21 days 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

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21 days 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

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21 days ago
To Susan B. Anthony on her eightieth birthday

To Susan B. Anthony on her eightieth birthday February 15, 1900 I My honored friend, I’ll ne’er forget, That day in June, when first we met: Oh! would I had the skill to paint My vision of that “Quaker Saint”: Robed in pale blue and silver gray,...

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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21 days ago
Self

Once I freed myself of my duties to tasks and people and went down to the cleansing sea... The air was like wine to my spirit, The sky bathed my eyes with infinity, The sun followed me, casting golden snares on the tide, And the ocean—masses of ...

by James Oppenheim

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21 days ago
Tasting the Earth

In a dark hour, tasting the Earth. As I lay on my couch in the muffled night, and the rain lashed at my window, And my forsaken heart would give me no rest, no pause and no peace, Though I turned my face far from the wailing of my bereavement... ...

by James Oppenheim

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21 days ago
Assurance

Yea, there are as many stars under the Earth as over the Earth... Plenty of room to roll around in has our planet... And I, at the edge of the porch, Hearing the crickets shrill in the star-thick armies of grass, And beholding over the spread ...

by James Oppenheim

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21 days ago

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