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Author: MUIR, EDWIN
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Muir, Edwin    Poet's Biography
71 poems available by this author


A TROJAN SLAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've often wandered in the fields of troy
Subject(s): Troy; Trojan War; Slavery; Serfs


ABRAHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: The rivulet-loving wanderer abraham
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


ADAM'S DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: They say the first dream adam our father had
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Eve


AFTER A HYPOTHETICAL WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: No rule nor ruler; only water and clay
Subject(s): War


BALLAD OF HECTOR IN HADES    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, this is where I stood that day
Last Line: A corpse with streaming hair.
Subject(s): Trojan War; War


CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Long time he lay upon the sunny hill
Last Line: And from his house his mother called his name.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


DOUBLE ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The rust-red moon above the rose-red cloud
Subject(s): Sun; Moon


FOR ANN SCOTT-MONCRIEF (1914-1943)    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear ann, wherever you are
Last Line: Last summer in princes street
Subject(s): Scott-moncrief, Ann (1914-1943)


HOLDERLIN'S JOURNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: When holderlin started from bordeaux
Last Line: And giving thanks to god and men
Subject(s): Consolation; Holderlin, Friedrich (1770-1843)


HORSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Those lumbering horses in the steady plough
Subject(s): Animals; Horses


IBSEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sollness climbs the dwindling tower
Last Line: Naked to every passer-by
Subject(s): Ibsen, Henrik (1828-1906)


IN LOVE FOR LONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I've been in love for long
Subject(s): Love


JUDAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Judas iscariot drearily
Last Line: Judas iscariot by the tree
Subject(s): Judas Iscariot (D. 30 A.d.)


MARY STUART    Poem Text    
First Line: My brother jamie lost me all
Subject(s): Mary, Queen Of Scots (1542-1587); Stuart, James, Earl Of Mar & Moray; Mary Stuart


MERLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: O merlin in your crystal cave
Subject(s): Merlin


OEDIPUS    Poem Text    
First Line: I, oedipus, the club-foot, made to stumble
Subject(s): Oedipus


ONE FOOT IN EDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: One foot in eden still, I stand
Subject(s): Eden


PENELOPE IN DOUBT    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgotten brooch and shrivelled scar
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


READING IN WAR TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Boswell by my bed
Subject(s): Books; Boswell, James (1740-1795); War; Reading


REVERIE    Poem Text    
First Line: The dark road journeys to the darkening sky
Last Line: All, all at last must take their sorrow home.
Subject(s): Love; Travel; Journeys; Trips


RIDER VICTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: The rider victory reins his horse
Last Line: Uprear their motionless statuary.
Subject(s): Horseback Riding; War


ROBERT THE BRUCE (TO DOUGLAS IN DYING)    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Robert I. King Of Scotland (1274-1329); Death; Bruce, Robert; The Bruce; Dead, The


SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS    Poem Text    
First Line: They walked black bible streets and piously tilled
Last Line: Sit in the beautiful houses, mobbed by cars
Subject(s): Salem, Massachusetts; Travel; Journeys; Trips


SCOTLAND 1941    Poem Text    
First Line: We were a tribe, a family, a people
Subject(s): Scotland


SCOTLAND'S WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the ice lays its smooth claws on the sill,
Subject(s): Scotland; Wiinter


SCOTLAND, 1941    Poem Text    
First Line: We were a tribe, a family, a people
Subject(s): Scotland


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Why should your face so please me
Subject(s): Love


THE ANIMALS    Poem Text    
First Line: They do not live in the world
Subject(s): Bible; Memory; Religion; Theology


THE ANNUNCIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The angel and the girl are met
Subject(s): Annunciation, The; Bible; Religion; Theology


THE BROTHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night I watched my brothers play
Subject(s): Brothers; Half-brothers


THE CASTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: All through that summer at ease we lay
Subject(s): War; Bribery; Treason


THE CHILD DYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Unfriendly friendly universe, / I pack your stars into my purse
Subject(s): Death - Children; Mourning; World War Ii; Death - Babies; Bereavement; Second World War


THE CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: One late spring evening in bohemia
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE COMBAT    Poem Text    
First Line: It was not meant for human eyes
Subject(s): Animals


THE CONFIRMATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, yours, my love, is the right human face
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Love


THE DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Issuing from the word
Subject(s): Creation


THE DIFFICULT LAND    Poem Text    
First Line: This is a difficult land. Here things miscarry
Subject(s): Farm Life; Endurance; Survival; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FINDER FOUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Will you, sometime, who have sought so look, and seek
Subject(s): Seeking


THE GATE    Poem Text    
First Line: We sat, two children, warm against the wall
Subject(s): Children; Coming Of Age; Innocence; Childhood


THE GOOD MAN IN HELL    Poem Text    
First Line: If a good man were ever housed in hell
Subject(s): Hell; Hate


THE GOOD MAN IN HELL    Poem Text    
First Line: If a good man were ever housed in hell
Subject(s): Hate


THE GOOD TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Look at it well. This was the good town once
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE GREAT HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: However it came, this great house has gone down
Last Line: Who built in chaos our bastion and our home
Subject(s): Houses


THE GROVE    Poem Text    
First Line: There was no road at all to that high place
Subject(s): Animals


THE HORSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Barely a twelvemonth after
Subject(s): Animals; Horses; War


THE INCARNATE ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The windless northern surge, the sea-gull's scream
Subject(s): Christianity


THE INTERROGATION    Poem Text    
First Line: We could have crossed the road but hesitated
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


THE KILLING    Poem Text    
First Line: That was the day they killed the son of god
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


THE LABYRINTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Since I emerged that day from the labyrinth
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE MYTH    Poem Text    
First Line: My childhood all a myth
Last Line: The faithful watchers stood
Subject(s): Life; Childhood Memories


THE RECURRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: All things return, nietzsche said
Subject(s): Life


THE REFUGEES       
First Line: A crack ran through our hearthstone long ago
Subject(s): Refugees; World War Ii; Second World War


THE RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: I see myself sometimes, an old man
Subject(s): Old Age; Time; Mythology - Classical; Ulysses; Odysseus


THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The doors flapped open in ulysses' house


THE RETURN OF THE GREEKS    Poem Text    
First Line: The veteran greeks came home
Subject(s): Greece; Homer (10th Century B.c.); Penelope (Mythology); Poetry & Poets; Trojan War; Greeks; Iliad; Odyssey


THE RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The silent stream flows on and in its glass
Subject(s): War; Rivers


THE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a road that turning aways
Subject(s): Roads; Transience; Paths; Trails; Impermanence


THE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I was haunted all that day by memories knocking


THE SUFFICIENT PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: See, all the silver roads wind in, lead in


THE TRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lulled by la belle dame sans merci he lies
Variant Title(s): The Enchanted Knight
Subject(s): Knights & Knighthood


THE TRANSFIGURATION    Poem Text    
First Line: So from the ground we felt that virtue branch
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE TROPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: The wise king crowned with blessings on his throne
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


THE WAYSIDE STATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Here at the wayside station, as many a morning
Subject(s): Morning


THE WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: We followed them into the west
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE WHEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: How can I turn this wheel that turns my life
Subject(s): Wheels


THE YOUNG PRINCES    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a time: we were young princelings then
Subject(s): Youth; Aging


THEN ...    Poem Text    
First Line: There were no men or women then at all
Subject(s): Prehistoric People


THEY COULD NOT TELL ME WHO SHOULD BE MY LORD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): God


TO THE OLD GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Old gods and goddesses who have lived so long
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods


TRISTRAM'S JOURNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: He strode across the room and flung
Last Line: And he was in his place
Subject(s): Tristram & Isolde; Travel


TROY    Poem Text    
First Line: He all that time among the sewers of troy
Last Line: Asking: “where is the treasure?” till he died
Subject(s): Trojan War; Troy