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Ransom, John Crowe    Poet's Biography
38 poems available by this author


ADDRESS TO THE SCHOLARS OF NEW ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: When sarah pierrepont let her spirit rage
Subject(s): Harvard University; New England; Scholarship & Scholars


AMPHIBIOUS CROCODILE    Poem Text    
First Line: In due season the amphibious crocodile
Subject(s): Crocodiles


ANTIQUE HARVESTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tawny are the leaves turned but they still hold
Subject(s): Harvest


ARMAGEDDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Antichrist, playing his lissome flute and merry
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


BELLS FOR JOHN WHITESIDE'S DAUGHTER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: There was such speed in her little body
Last Line: Lying so primly propped.
Subject(s): Daughters; Death - Children; Fathers & Daughters; Funerals; Social Protest; Death - Babies; Burials


BLUE GIRLS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Twirling your blue skirts, traveling the sward
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Transience; Youth; Impermanence


CAPTAIN CARPENTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Captain carpenter rose up in his prime
Last Line: And made the kites to whet their beaks clack clack.
Subject(s): Despair


CONRAD AT TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Conrad, conrad, aren't you old
Last Line: But conrad has not answered a word.
Subject(s): Conrad, Joseph (1857-1924)


DEAD BOY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The little cousin is dead, by foul subtraction
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jane sneed began it: my poor john, alas!
Last Line: Beneath ground as above.
Subject(s): Life; Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


EMILY HARDCASTLE, SPINSTER    Poem Text    
First Line: We shall come tomorrow morning, who were not to have her love
Last Line: Where the foreigner may take her for his gloomy halidom
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


GOOD SHIPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fleet ships encountering on the high seas
Last Line: And unto miserly merchant hulks converted
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


HER EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: To a woman I knew
Last Line: On her good name
Subject(s): Eyes


HERE LIES A LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies a lady of beauty and high degree
Last Line: After six little spaces of chill, and six of burning.
Subject(s): Death; Women; Dead, The


IN PROCESS OF A NOBLE ALLIANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Reduce this lady unto marble quickly
Last Line: Ye harping the springe that catches the dove.


INLAND CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: She lies far inland, and no stick nor stone of her
Last Line: Moor in my little boats vigilantly!
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


JANET WAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Beautifully janet slept
Subject(s): Death; Hens; Dead, The


MIRIAM TAZEWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: When miriam tazewell heard the tempest bursting
Last Line: For weeks she went untidy, she went sullen
Subject(s): Hate


NECROLOGICAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The friar had said his paternosters duly
Last Line: Whom the kites of heaven solicited with sweet cries
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


NUMBER FIVE       
First Line: Come in out of the night,' said the landlord
Subject(s): Guilt


OLD MANSION (AFTER HENRY JAMES)    Poem Text    
First Line: As an intruded I trudged with careful innocence
Last Line: To dip, alas, into some unseemlier world
Variant Title(s): Southern Mansion
Subject(s): Houses


OUR TWO WORTHIES    Poem Text    
First Line: All the here and all the there
Last Line: He is our exegete
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


PAINTED HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: By dark severance the apparition head
Subject(s): Heads


PARTING, WITHOUT A SEQUEL    Poem Text    
First Line: She has finished and sealed the letter
Last Line: And cold as any icicle
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


PHILOMELA    Poem Text    
First Line: Procne, philomela, and itylus
Last Line: Thy fabulous provinces belong.
Subject(s): Birds


PIAZZA PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a gentleman in a dustcoat trying / to make you hear
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Death; Mortality; Old Age; Youth; Dead, The


SOMEWHERE IS SUCH A KINGDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: The famous kingdom of the birds
Last Line: If no such beast were, no such bird?
Subject(s): Birds


SONNET OF A SURE HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: The way seemed full of her, but these came nigh
Last Line: She brings me all the other wonders in.


SPECTRAL LOVERS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: By night they haunted a thicket of april mist
Subject(s): Consolation; Love


SURVEY OF LITERATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: In all the good greek of plato
Subject(s): Literature


THE LAST JUDGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: To his angel company drowsing on their strings
Last Line: And showed her small round bosom kissed by the asp.
Subject(s): Angels; Gabriel; God


THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen, o, the miller's daughter
Last Line: A mose rare miller's daughter.
Subject(s): Daughters; Mills And Millers


THE SWIMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: In dog-days plowmen quit their toil
Last Line: Come to the top, o wicked swimmer!
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers


THEY HAIL THE SUNRISE    Poem Text    
First Line: They swore they found the dark exceeding bitter
Last Line: Strong as the sun, and girded up, and deathless.


THEY PRAISE THE SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: How shall the golden day discreetly pass?
Last Line: Dark spaces intervene, but new suns rise.
Subject(s): Sun


TWO IN AUGUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Two that could not have lived their single lives
Subject(s): Desire; Love


TWO SONNETS: 1. YEA    Poem Text    
First Line: It was beside the fire that I had lit
Last Line: I smiled, and drew her closer than before
Subject(s): Love


VISION BY SWEETWATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Go and ask robin to bring the girls over
Subject(s): Deja Vu



Ransom. John Crowe    Poet's Biography
6 poems available by this author


ADA RUEL    Poem Text    
First Line: The queens of hell had lissome necks to crane
Subject(s): Youth; Women - Old Age


GRANDGOUSIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Dry bones, / dry brains
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


POEMS HAVE CHANTED MORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: It had better been hidden
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Mortality


PROMETHEUS IN STRAITS    Poem Text    
First Line: Garrulous gentlemen on a verandah,
Subject(s): Prometheus


THE EQUILBRISTS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Full of her long white arms and milky skin
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Lust; Love - Erotic; Male-female Relations


WINTER REMEMBERED    Poem Text    
First Line: Two evils, monstrous either one apart,
Subject(s): Winter; Absence; Grief; Separation; Isolation; Sorrow; Sadness