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Author: ROSENBERG, ISAAC
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Rosenberg, Isaac    Poet's Biography
94 poems available by this author


8/14/2013       
First Line: What in our lives is burnt


A BALLAD OF WHITECHAPEL    Poem Text    
First Line: God's mercy shines
Last Line: Into strange sunlit bliss.
Subject(s): London; Sickness; Death; Love


A CARELESS HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: A little breath can make a prayer
Last Line: Then why keep ever near it?
Subject(s): Prayer


A GIRL'S THOUGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dim apprehension of a trust
Last Line: Life shrinks and instinct dreads surprise.
Subject(s): Fear; Silence


A MOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: You are so light and gay
Last Line: It knows where it would go.
Subject(s): Beauty


A QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: What if you shut your eyes and look
Last Line: Even what the soul has pictured there?
Subject(s): Imaginaion


A WORM FED ON THE HEART OF CORINTH    Poem Text    
Last Line: More amorous than solomon
Subject(s): British Empire; World War I; Prophecy & Prophets; Helen Of Troy


ASPIRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The roots of a dead universe are shrunken in my brain
Last Line: And enaureole a glory round an unawaken'd theme.
Subject(s): Desire; Dreams; Nightmares


AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Crazed shadows, from no golden body
Last Line: What smiles may stray.
Subject(s): Lilith


AUGUST 1914    Poem Text    
First Line: What in our lives is burnt
Last Line: A fair mouth’s broken tooth.
Subject(s): World War I


AUGUST 1914    Poem Text    
First Line: What in our lives is burnt
Last Line: A fair mouth's broken tooth.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: As a sword in the sun
Last Line: Ah, but its stay is its flight!
Subject(s): Beauty


BREAK IN BY SUBTLER NEARER WAYS    Poem Text    
Last Line: Perfect new chime
Subject(s): Time


BREAK OF DAY IN THE TRENCHES    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The darkness crumbles away
Last Line: Just a little white with the dust.
Subject(s): Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


CHAGRIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Caught still as absalom
Last Line: And hang from implacable boughs.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; Dismay


CREATION    Poem Text    
First Line: As the pregnant womb of night
Last Line: Creating and devouring suns.
Subject(s): Creation


DAUGHTERS OF WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Space beats the ruddy freedom of their limbs
Last Line: "years."
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; Women & War; World War I; First World War


DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: O tender first cold flush of rose
Last Line: To fade like passing ships.
Subject(s): Dawn; Dream;s Transience


DAWN BEHIND NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Lips! Bold, frenzied utterance, shape to the thoughts that prompted by hate
Last Line: That will find us and free us and take us where its portals are opened wide.
Subject(s): Death; Soldiers; War; Dead, The


DEAD MAN'S DUMP    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The plunging limbers over the shattered track
Last Line: And our wheels grazed his dead face.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


DON JUAN'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is in an ecstasy
Last Line: God made them frail to break.
Subject(s): Don Juan; Soldiers' Writings


EVEN NOW YOUR EYES ARE MIXED IN MINE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Color, not heat, is caught
Subject(s): Love


EXPRESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Call - call - and bruise the air
Last Line: And smouldering wrong.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


FAR AWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: By what pale light or moon-pale shore
Last Line: Far below in earthly skies.
Subject(s): Soul


FIRST FRUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: I did not pluck at all
Last Line: O, shut hands, be empty another year.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Winter


FROM FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The spirit drank the cafe lights
Last Line: And this is life in france.
Subject(s): World War I - France


GIRL TO SOLDIER ON LEAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I love you, titan lover
Last Line: I let you -- I repine.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; Women & War; World War I; First World War


GOD    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: In his malodorous brain what slugs and mire
Last Line: Ah, this miasma of a rotting god!
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; God


GOD LOOKED CLEAR AT ME THROUGH HER EYES    Poem Text    
Last Line: And warm with a divine caress
Subject(s): Love


HAVE WE SAILED AND HAVE WE WANDERED    Poem Text    
Last Line: There where our far childhood grew
Subject(s): Change; Sea


HEART'S FIRST WORD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: To sweeten a swift minute so
Last Line: Lie 'twixt love's silence and love's speech?


HEART'S FIRST WORD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: And all her soft dark hair
Last Line: Of kisses to be kist.
Subject(s): Love; Soldiers' Writings


HOME THOUGHTS FROM FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wan, fragile faces of joy
Last Line: My heart with futile bounds.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


I AM THE BLOOD    Poem Text    
Last Line: She is my cenotaph
Subject(s): Death


IF YOU ARE FIRE AND I AM FIRE    Poem Text    
Last Line: As if it had not been?
Subject(s): Fire


IN PICCADILLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lamp-lit faces, to you
Last Line: Lights your passionless dust.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


IN THE TRENCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: I snatched two poppies
Last Line: Strewn. Smashed you lie.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN THE UNDERWORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: I have lived in the underworld so long
Last Line: Grazed the dark waves and shivering further flew.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


IN WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Fret the nonchalant noon
Last Line: My brother, our hearts and years.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


KILLED IN ACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Your 'youth' has fallen from its shelf
Last Line: In inadvertence let you die.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


LADY, YOU ARE MY GOD    Poem Text    
Last Line: What more can I for heaven?
Subject(s): Love


LOUSE HUNTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Nudes - stark and glistening
Last Line: Blown from sleep's trumpet.
Subject(s): Army Life; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; Drills & Minor Tactics; First World War


LOVE AND LUST    Poem Text    
First Line: No dream of mortal joy
Last Line: Finding love waqs lust
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


LUSITANIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Chaos! That coincides with this militant purpose
Last Line: Germany's gift — all earth they would give thee, chaos.
Subject(s): Lusitania (Ship)


MARCHING (AS SEEN FROM THE LEFT FILE)    Poem Text    
First Line: My eyes catch ruddy necks
Last Line: On strong eyes.
Subject(s): Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


MIDSUMMER FROST (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: A july ghost, aghast at the strange winter
Last Line: Stabbed by life's jealous eyes.
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Soldiers' Writings; Separation; Isolation


MIDSUMMER FROST (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: A july ghost, aghast at the strange winter
Last Line: Unvexed by july's warm eyes.
Subject(s): Absence; Hearts; Love; Soldiers' Writings; Separation; Isolation


MOSES: A PLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Pharaoh's desires
Last Line: They take it thus — or die
Subject(s): Jews; Moses


MY DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: My days are but the tombs of buried hours
Last Line: For in their works their life returns again.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


MY SOUL IS ROBBED BY YOUR MOST TREACHEROUS EYES    Poem Text    
Last Line: "and takes unto itself the strangest of
Subject(s): Love; Soul


NIGHT AND DAY: 1. IN THE WORKSHOP    Poem Text    
First Line: Dim watery lights gleaming on gibbering faces
Last Line: Grazed the dark waves and shivering further flew.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


NIGHT AND DAY: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the face of god today
Last Line: The ardent gaze of god on mine.
Subject(s): God


NIGHT AND DAY: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Then spake I to the tree
Last Line: "desire will sing to you."
Subject(s): Trees; Desire


NIGHT AND DAY: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: I wander - I wander - o will she wander here
Last Line: Near.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


NOW THE SPIRIT'S SONG HAS WITHERED    Poem Text    
Last Line: Hid in hill or hollow?
Subject(s): Songs


O, IN A WORLD OF MEN AND WOMEN    Poem Text    
Last Line: In my world sorrow is their name
Subject(s): Grief


OF ANY OLD MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wreck not the ageing heart of quietness
Last Line: Your christ's youth was not ended when he died.
Subject(s): Absense


ON A LADY SINGING    Poem Text    
First Line: She bade us listen to the singing lark
Last Line: To music less than she.
Subject(s): Old Age


ON RECEIVING [THE FIRST] NEWS OF THE WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow is a strange white word
Last Line: Its pristine bloom.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the dreamy mountains brood
Last Line: Silent to the passing sky.
Subject(s): Peace


RETURNING, WE HEAR THE LARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sombre the night is
Last Line: Or her kisses where a serpent hides.
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; Skylarks; First World War


SAUL       
First Line: Why quails my heart? God riding with / a mortal would absorb him
Subject(s): Saul (11th Century B.c.); Soldiers' Writings


SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Godhead's lip hangs
Last Line: And shut your sinister essences
Subject(s): Sleep


SOLDIER: TWENTIETH CENTURY    Poem Text    
First Line: I love you, great new titan!
Last Line: Or a word in the brain's ways.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: A silver rose to show
Last Line: Small pools their prisons are.
Subject(s): Stars


SPIRITUAL ISOLATION: A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: My maker shunneth me
Last Line: Even in the rose-time when all else is well.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: I walk and I wonder
Last Line: The ways of the spring.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, 1916    Poem Text    
First Line: Slow, rigid, is this masquerade
Last Line: Spring! God pity your mood!
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


SUMMER'S LIPS ARE AGLOW, AFRESH    Poem Text    
Last Line: I have put my dreams away
Subject(s): Dreams


TESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The free fair life that has never been mine
Last Line: "love must burst her heart?"
Subject(s): Love – Complaints


THE BLIND GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Streaked with immortal blasphemies
Last Line: You have streaked with blasphemy?
Subject(s): God


THE BURNING OF THE TEMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fierce wrath of solomon
Last Line: Gone as his mouth's last sighs.
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Soldiers' Writings


THE CLOISTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Our eyes no longer sail the tidal streets
Last Line: These he has gardened, for they please his eyes.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; Women And War


THE DEAD HEROES    Poem Text    
First Line: Flame out, you glorious skies
Last Line: And claim god's kiss.
Subject(s): Consolation; Soldiers' Writings


THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM BY THE BABYLONIAN HORDES    Poem Text    
First Line: They left their babylon bare / or all its tall men
Last Line: To a gird of babylon's mirth.
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Soldiers' Writings


THE DYING SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here are houses, he moaned
Last Line: He moaned and swooned to death.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


THE FEMALE GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: We curl into your eyes
Last Line: Your world.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE IMMORTALS    Poem Text    
First Line: I killed them, but they would not die
Last Line: But now I call him dirty louse.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


THE JEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Moses, from whose loins I sprung
Last Line: Then why do they sneer at me?
Subject(s): Bible; Freedom; Jews; Religion; Soldiers' Writings; Liberty; Judaism; Theology


THE MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: It glimmers like a wakeful lake in the dusk narrowing room
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE NUN    Poem Text    
First Line: So thy soul's meekness shrinks
Last Line: In one god-linked sun.
Subject(s): Nuns


THE ONE LOST    Poem Text    
First Line: I mingle with your bones
Last Line: Freed by your thrall.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE POET (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: He takes the glory from the gold
Last Line: Illumined from the hill.
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


THE TOWER OF SKULLS    Poem Text    
First Line: He knows his dust is fire and seed
Last Line: He knows his dust is fire and seed.
Subject(s): World War I – Casualties


THE TROOP SHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Grotesque and queerly huddled
Last Line: Ale on your face.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


THE WORLD RUMBLES BY ME - CAN I HEED?       
Last Line: If I stretch my hand, I may clasp a star
Subject(s): Transience; Conduct Of Life


THE WORLD RUMBLES BY ME - CAN I HEED?    Poem Text    


THE WORLD RUMBLES BY ME - CAN I HEED? 3       


THROUGH THESE PALE COLD DAYS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THROUGH THESE PALE COLD DAYS.    Poem Text    
Last Line: How long they have been dead
Subject(s): Jews


WEDDED (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: They leave their love-lorn haunts
Last Line: Dead, strayed, to love-strange lover.
Subject(s): Love; Soldiers' Writings


WEDDED (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The knotted moment that untwists
Last Line: Kindness like death's have caught.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


YOUNG HEBREW SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Yesterday as I lay nigh dead with toil
Subject(s): Jews


ZION    Poem Text    
First Line: She stood - a hill-ensceptred queen
Last Line: And only left her story.
Subject(s): Jews