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Santayana, George    Poet's Biography
183 poems available by this author


A CALM    Poem Text    
First Line: When the towering heights of the middle heavens
Last Line: Sky, mountains, and landscape remove.
Subject(s): Landscape


A DEDICATION WRITTEN ONCE FOR THESE SONNETS BUT NEVER SENT    Poem Text    
First Line: When shakespeare sent his sonnets to his friend
Last Line: Remembering you shall say, he loved me well.
Subject(s): Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


A MINUET ON REACHING THE AGE OF FIFTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Old age, on tiptoe, lays her jewelled hand
Last Line: And close our eyes, still smiling, on the dance.
Subject(s): Aging; Middle Age


A PREMONITION; CAMBRIDGE, OCTOBER 1913    Poem Text    
First Line: Grey walls, broad fields, fresh voices, rippling weir
Last Line: And knowledge is a pang, like love of yore.
Subject(s): Cambridge, England; Worry


A PSALM OF TRAVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: I like to leave my house and home
Last Line: We'll dream our little dream together.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


A TOAST    Poem Text    
First Line: See this bowl of purple wine
Last Line: For a night and for a day.
Subject(s): Toasts


A VISION    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamt: in my forlorn disordered chamber
Last Line: Had stamped the scar of everlasting pain.
Subject(s): Dreams


APHRODITE'S TEMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The murmured awe
Last Line: Whom I called father once.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Temples


ASPIRATIONS OF A COUNTRY LAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, were I but a city boy
Last Line: It is not life to live.
Subject(s): Country Life


AT ARLES    Poem Text    
First Line: I see thy likeness in all beauteous things
Last Line: That made us wretched all, and thee divine.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


AT LAST, DEAR WARD, I TAKE A RHYMING QUILL    Poem Text    
Last Line: On thine own regal cornerstone: I will!
Subject(s): Oxford, England; Creative Ability; Imagination


AT THE CHURCH DOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Why is it sweet to hear the church-bells ringing
Last Line: And seal the poem with a noble rhyme!
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


ATHLETIC ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear a rumour and a shout
Last Line: Youth has her perfect crown, and age her old desire.
Subject(s): Athletes; Youth


AVILA    Poem Text    
First Line: Again my feet are on the fragrant moor
Last Line: The light of all his loves and all his days.
Subject(s): Castile, Spain; Desire


AWAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: I have lived as in a slumber
Last Line: And I lived what I had dreamed.
Subject(s): Dreams; Consciousness


BEFORE A STATUE OF ACHILLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Behold pelides with his yellow hair
Last Line: The perfect body is itself the soul.
Subject(s): Achilles; Mythology - Classical; Statues


BERLIN JOURNAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear herbert, / while you sail across the ocean
Subject(s): Berlin, Germany


CAPE COD    Poem Text    
First Line: The low sandy beach and the thin scrub pine
Last Line: What will become of man?
Subject(s): Cape Cod


CATHEDRALS BY THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: For aeons had the self-responsive tide
Last Line: The sullen diapason of the sea.
Subject(s): Churches; Sea


CHORUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Immortal love, / whose essence is this pregnant warmth of air
Last Line: Hope of the things to be, or wake a vanished form.


CLASS SONG (WHICH WILL BE SUNG ON THE 22ND OF FEBRUARY)    Poem Text    
First Line: We're sober men and true
Last Line: Will go home with us as before.
Subject(s): Schools; Students


COLLEGE DRINKING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: As we say good-bye at the parting ways
Last Line: Drink, boys, drink!
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics


DECIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Silent daisies out of reach
Last Line: Sweetly manifest the god.
Subject(s): Patience; Daisies


DECIMA: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: There's no love like hopeless love
Last Line: Carried me from earth to heaven.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


DECIMA: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: What frail sympathy long past
Last Line: Know to pluck his starry crown.
Subject(s): Farewell


DEDICATION FOR THE LIFE OF REASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear friends, my solace in your gentle youth
Last Line: I suffered much, but something understood.
Subject(s): Life Choices; Reason


DEDICATION OF THE FIRST SONNETS TO A FRIEND ...    Poem Text    
First Line: I could wish my numbers fell
Last Line: And outlive the last farewell.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DEDICATION TO THE LATER SONNETS TO URANIA    Poem Text    
First Line: How shall I give thee what was never mine?
Last Line: This book of verses, writ in love of thee.
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets


DESCENDE CAELO    Poem Text    
First Line: All the world gives little scope
Last Line: When you strew them on my bier!
Subject(s): Doubt; Life


EASTER HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: I love the pious candle-light
Last Line: For christ arisen, and hope dead.
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


ECHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, to be / mortal, and know our sad mortality!
Last Line: But feigns a voice.
Subject(s): Mortality


ECLOGUE (VIGNETTE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Chloe, the business done, begins to coil her hair
Last Line: And strephon strides away, whistling an idle air.
Subject(s): Mythology


EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Three sorrows, three invisible swords are nailed
Last Line: That vanquished spain and friendship and the gods.
Subject(s): Spanish-american War (1898)


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: O youth, o beauty, ye who fed the flame
Last Line: To deck your glory, not his false renown.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Youth


EROS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who wast thou, standing by that humble door
Last Line: The god they prattle of, and not perceive.
Subject(s): Deception


FAIR HARVARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair harvard, the winter of puritan snows
Last Line: And our light was a spark of thy flame.
Subject(s): Harvard University


FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: O world, thou choosest not the better part
Last Line: Unto the thinking of the thought divine.
Variant Title(s): The Light Of Faith;sonnet: 3
Subject(s): Faith; Religion; Soldiers; Belief; Creed; Theology


FUTILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair nature, has thy wisdom naught to say?
Last Line: If the heart pine, the very stars will pale.


GABRIEL    Poem Text    
First Line: I know thou art a man, thou hast his mould
Last Line: Thine ave, she conceived her holy child.
Subject(s): Gabriel


GOOD FRIDAY HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: When the lord christ paid life with death
Last Line: And in the living see the dead.
Subject(s): Good Friday; Holidays; Holy Week


HAD I THE CHOICE (AFTER WALT WHITMAN)    Poem Text    
First Line: Had I the choice to emulate the verse
Last Line: And leave its odor there.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


HAIL, LIFE THAT NEVER DIEST       
Subject(s): God; Peace


I THOUGHT, BEFORE I LEARNED TO THINK       
Subject(s): Truth; Youth


IN GRANTCHESTER MEADOWS; ON HEARING A SKYLARK SING    Poem Text    
First Line: Too late, thou tender songster of the sky
Last Line: Or any true unhappy human thing.
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Skylarks


INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye whose lost voices, echoing in this rhyme
Last Line: Nor hold the pilgrim of your night in scorn.
Subject(s): Prayer


KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL    Poem Text    
First Line: The buttress frowns, the gorgeous windows blaze
Last Line: And the same hand that finished overthrew.
Subject(s): Churches; Cambridge University


LENTEN GREETING; TO A LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: They must find it sweet to pray
Last Line: Will have joy as of a psalm.
Subject(s): Lent


LET MINE EYES FEED FOR EVER ON THINE EYES       
Subject(s): Infatuation; Loyalty; Sky


LINES ON LEAVING THE BEDFORD STR. SCHOOL HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Forth from the seed by its first founders sown
Last Line: But let them seek some other road to fame.
Subject(s): Schools; Students


MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The dank earth reeks with three days' rain
Last Line: O love's unutterable stings!
Subject(s): Youth; Longing; Grief


MODERN PARAPHRASE OF SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET 29    Poem Text    
First Line: When times are hard and old friends fall away
Last Line: To own the world or be a millionaire?
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


MONT BREVENT    Poem Text    
First Line: O dweller in the valley, lift thine eyes
Last Line: Only a little way above thy pain.
Subject(s): Mountains; Hope


MOTHER EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the star-dust and the ether-flaw
Last Line: To ease thine agony.
Subject(s): Earth; World


O WRETCHED MIND OF MAN, O BLINDED HEART       
Subject(s): Mind, The; Nature


ODE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: What god will choose me from this labouring nation
Last Line: Sacred to beauty.


ODE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart rebels against my generation
Last Line: What is eternal.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ODE: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Gathering the echoes of forgotten wisdom
Last Line: Bright constellation.


ODE: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowly the black earth gains upon the yellow
Last Line: Singing to heaven.


ODE: THE MEDITERRANEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Of thee the northman by his beached galley
Last Line: Solace of mortals.
Variant Title(s): Ode: 5
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea


ODI ET AMO    Poem Text    
First Line: A wreathed altar was this pagan heart
Last Line: Art thou a poison or a sacrament?
Subject(s): Worship


ON A PIECE OF TAPESTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Hold high the woof, dear friends, that we may see
Last Line: All the long labor of some captive queen.
Subject(s): Tapestries


ON A VOLUME OF SCHOLASTIC PHILOSOPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: What chilly cloister or what lattice dim
Last Line: The garnered husks of his disused words.
Subject(s): Philosophy & Philosophers


ON AN UNFINISHED STATUE BY MICHAEL ANGELO    Poem Text    
First Line: What beauteous form beneath a marble veil
Last Line: With barren husks and harvesting of dreams.
Subject(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Statues


ON THE DEATH OF A METAPHYSICIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Unhappy dreamer, who outwinged in flight
Last Line: Bubble from depths of the icarian sea.
Subject(s): Metaphysics


ON THE THREE PHILOSOPHICAL POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Falling untempered from the ethereal blue
Last Line: And streams a mansion for the soul prepare.
Subject(s): Philosophy & Philosophers; Poetry & Poets


ON ZION I WAS BORN AND BRED       
Subject(s): Religion


PARADISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the luminous deep skies
Last Line: She wrote only: rest in peace.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


PARENT OF ROMANS, MEN' AND GODS' DELIGHT       
Subject(s): Civilization; Rome, Italy


PLAINT OF THE DISGUSTED BRITON IN THE STATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't try america; I've tried it
Last Line: To england I return to live.
Subject(s): Homesickness; United States; America


PLATO PLATER'S DIALGUE ON PLEASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: By jove, dear percy, this world cannot boast
Subject(s): Pleasure


PRAYER TO THE OCEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: What wilt thou yield, great ocean, to thy lover
Last Line: Wilt thou yield up to me?
Subject(s): God; Sea; Ocean


PREMONITION    Poem Text    
First Line: The muffled syllables that nature speaks
Last Line: And swelling into rapture from this sigh.
Subject(s): Nature; Worry


PRESIDENT GARFIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: A child of fortune, taught in freedom's school
Last Line: A withered hope, a sorrow, and a name.
Subject(s): Garfield, James Abram (1831-1881)


PROSIT NEUJAHR    Poem Text    
First Line: Be the new year sweet and short
Last Line: Prosit neujahr!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Toasts


RESURRECTION; THE SOUL OF A BURIED BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: Methought that I was dead
Last Line: To see the starlight shining on the snows.
Subject(s): Rebirth; Immortality


RHYMES OF THE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: A latin school young man
Last Line: To stand by the edge of the blue-green sea.
Subject(s): Schools; Students


ROSE DARNLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: She stood above the flooded stream
Last Line: She folds her hands, and he departs.
Subject(s): Rejection; Reunions


SIGNET    Poem Text    
First Line: So old, so new, so white, so olive-green
Last Line: May reap the harvest -- for the harvest waits.
Subject(s): Fools; Harvard University; Writing & Writers


SIX WISE FOOLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Twelve had struck. Our talk subsided
Last Line: "I drink to that which makes us one."
Subject(s): Fools; Drinks & Drinking


SOLIPSISM    Poem Text    
First Line: I could believe that I am here alone
Last Line: Is but the sum of dreams.


SONNET (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: You thought: 'the vaporous world on which I gaze'
Last Line: What higher heaven should his dwelling be?


SONNET (10)    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw thee, and the night turned not to day
Last Line: Now thou art twice as far and thrice as dear?


SONNET (11)    Poem Text    
First Line: As when beside the lake of galilee
Last Line: I who so love thee, weeping bitterly?


SONNET (12)    Poem Text    
First Line: But why should I my love with loves compare
Last Line: Looked up at the broad sky and cried: I thirst.


SONNET (13)    Poem Text    
First Line: My loves are over, other loves I sing
Last Line: As once achilles by the stygian shore.


SONNET (14)    Poem Text    
First Line: I reverence thy godhead and obey
Last Line: Whom I would follow now to tabor's peak.


SONNET (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: My soul is driven from the good I seek
Last Line: Death, wouldst thou help, if I should call on thee?


SONNET (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: I did not seek to live, when I was born
Last Line: Forbidding my dumb heart to question more.


SONNET (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: What worth hath man? Upon some craggy hill
Last Line: Till, seeing nothing, he beholds himself.


SONNET (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: If jealousy be proof of love indeed
Last Line: That made me love ere I was cast away.
Subject(s): Jealousy


SONNET (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: Unhappy me, who am not one of them
Last Line: My spirit with the lost good my dreams adore.


SONNET (8)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere this divinest draught of love I drank
Last Line: Wings to his soul and patience to his breast.


SONNET (9)    Poem Text    
First Line: With contrite heart and sacrifice of tears
Last Line: Hath made us whom life had parted, one in death.


SONNET: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: I sought on earth a garden of delight
Last Line: Heal me, and keep me in thy dwelling-place.


SONNET: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Have I the heart to wander on the earth
Last Line: The covenant god gave us is a task.


SONNET: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Deem not, because you see me in the press
Last Line: From so much sorrow -- of whom I am one.


SONNET: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Mightier storms than this are brewed on earth
Last Line: The mirror of thy placid heart disdain.


SONNET: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet are the days we wander with no hope
Last Line: With gentle wonder and with laughter sweet.


SONNET: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: There may be chaos still around the world
Last Line: A happy snow-flake dancing in the flaw.


SONNET: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: A wall, a wall to hem the azure sphere
Last Line: And ancient quiet broods from pole to pole.


SONNET: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: A thousand beauties that have never been
Last Line: Embalm the purple stretches of the air.


SONNET: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a time when in the teeth of fate
Last Line: To chase thine image through the haunted earth.


SONNET: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Blaspheme not love, ye lovers, nor dispraise
Last Line: At the exceeding answer to my prayer.


SONNET: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Above the battlements of heaven rise
Last Line: And have our being in their truth alone.


SONNET: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Slow and reluctant was the long descent
Last Line: And with these holy echoes charmed my sleep.


SONNET: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: These strewn thoughts, by the mountain pathway sprung
Last Line: And her long sleep a draught of primal night.


SONNET: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the myriad voices of the spring
Last Line: How great a lover have you lost in me!


SONNET: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis love that moveth the celestial spheres
Last Line: In love's eternal orbit keeps the soul.


SONNET: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: But is this love, that in my hollow breast
Last Line: To where the seraphs covet not, and burn.


SONNET: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Although I decked a chamber for my bride
Last Line: Or feel a pang to look upon the sky?


SONNET: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: As in the midst of battle there is room
Last Line: Despair before us, vanity behind.


SONNET: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, if the heavy last unuttered groan
Last Line: Joy lies behind me. Be the journey brief.


SONNET: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep hath composed the anguish of my brain
Last Line: Wait for the spring, brave heart; there is no knowing.


SONNET: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the dust the queen of roses springs
Last Line: "wherefore I walk already proud in hope."
Subject(s): Hope


SONNET: 29    Poem Text    
First Line: What riches have you that you deem me poor
Last Line: I walk contented to the peopled grave.
Subject(s): Contentment


SONNET: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: Let my lips touch thy lips, and my desire
Last Line: Told this late world the love that I have learned.
Subject(s): Desire


SONNET: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: A brother's love, but that I chose thee out
Last Line: Of brother, lover, friend, and eremite.
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: Let not thy bosom, to my foes allied
Last Line: Divides us, and the wagging tongue of men.


SONNET: 33    Poem Text    
First Line: A perfect love is nourished by despair
Last Line: Would to my sense thy loveliness restore.
Subject(s): Love Unrequited; Despair


SONNET: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: Though destiny half broke her cruel bars
Last Line: How far the single strength of love can go?
Subject(s): Love Unrequited


SONNET: 35    Poem Text    
First Line: We needs must be divided in the tomb
Last Line: And nothing of our heart ot earth returned.
Subject(s): Mortality


SONNET: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: We were together, and I longed to tell
Last Line: On your white bosom too had left a stain.
Subject(s): Love Unrequited


SONNET: 37    Poem Text    
First Line: And I was silent. Now you do not know
Last Line: Eternal echoes haunt us of this pain.
Subject(s): Silence


SONNET: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, not for me, for thee, dear god, her head
Last Line: Whispers within me: hail, thou full of grace.


SONNET: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: The world will say, 'what mystic love is this?'
Last Line: In which the buried soul of jesus lies.


SONNET: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: I would I had been born in nature's day
Last Line: And hush the importunity of pain.


SONNET: 40    Poem Text    
First Line: If, when the story of my love is old
Last Line: And let the whole world see her as I saw.
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 41    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet why, of one who loved thee not, command
Last Line: And cry: such eyes a better poet need.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: 42    Poem Text    
First Line: As when the sceptre dangles from the hand
Last Line: When love his clarion sounded in my soul.
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 43    Poem Text    
First Line: The candour of the gods is in thy gaze
Last Line: And a lost music I remember well.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: 44    Poem Text    
First Line: For thee the sun doth daily rise, and set
Last Line: And thy perfection is my proof of heaven.
Subject(s): Perfection


SONNET: 45    Poem Text    
First Line: Flower of the world, bright angel, single friend!
Last Line: Before thine image, saying: god is good.
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 46    Poem Text    
First Line: When I survey the harvest of the year
Last Line: How beauty can be true and virtue fair.
Subject(s): Beauty; Virtue


SONNET: 47    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou hast no name, or, if a name thou bearest
Last Line: In all my loves I worshipped thee alone.
Subject(s): Courtship


SONNET: 48    Poem Text    
First Line: Of helen's brothers, one was born to die
Last Line: I go to burn beside thee in the skies.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical


SONNET: 49    Poem Text    
First Line: After grey vigils, sunshine in the heart
Last Line: Engulf the planets. I have seen the best.
Subject(s): Peace; Joy


SONNET: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Dreamt I to-day the dream of yesternight
Last Line: Truth is a dream, unless my dream is true.
Subject(s): Dreams; Truth; Nightmares


SONNET: 50    Poem Text    
First Line: Though utter death should swallow up my hope
Last Line: One love sufficeth an eternity.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SONNET: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Love not as do the flesh-imprisoned men
Last Line: For wisdom brightens as they fade away.


SONNET: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: I would I might forget that I am I
Last Line: And doomed to know his aching heart alone.


SONNET: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: O martyred spirit of this helpless whole
Last Line: The burning of thine altar for my hymn.


SONNET: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Have patience; it is fit that in this wise
Last Line: Ay, and thy second slumber will be deep.
Variant Title(s): Sorrow
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


SONNET: WARD'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Pale friends you wish us ever to remain
Last Line: A wind blew, and dim worship flamed to love.
Subject(s): Infatuation; Friendship


SONNET; OXFORD, 1916    Poem Text    
First Line: Darkling and groping, thin of blood, we wage
Last Line: The old that erred and the young that died?
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


SPAIN IN AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: When scarce the echoes of manila bay
Last Line: "thou who wouldst teach us hope, with her who taught us prayer."
Subject(s): Imperialism; Pelayo. First Christian King (D. 737); Santiago, Battle Of (1898); Spanish-american War (1898)


SPIRIT    Poem Text    
First Line: To live unseen and yet behold the earth
Last Line: I shed the flesh awhile, becoming mind.
Subject(s): Spirituality


SYBARIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lap, ripple, lap, icarian wave, the sand
Last Line: Silvered the nymphs' feet, tripping o'er the green.
Subject(s): Mythology Greek


THE AENEID    Poem Text    
First Line: I sing of arms and of the man and boy
Last Line: Thus did my virtue prove its own reward.


THE BOTTLES AND THE WINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Would you have an illustration
Last Line: To the bottles and the wine.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics


THE DARKEST HOUR; OXFORD, 1917    Poem Text    
First Line: Smother thy flickering light, the vigil is o'er
Last Line: A cold moon gilds the waves of acheron.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE FLIGHT OF HELEN; A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Such sudden leaving
Last Line: Yes, and thyself, whom all these baubles please
Subject(s): Helen Of Troy; Mythology - Classical


THE FOURTH OF JUNE AT EON    Poem Text    
First Line: Little silent rills of joy
Last Line: This green page with any tear.


THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS       
First Line: Where far-off hastings rises from the street
Subject(s): Clubs (Associations)


THE LITTLE PLEASURES THAT BENEATH THE SUN       
Subject(s): Pleasure


THE LIVING STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Methinks the stars are throbbing as they shine
Last Line: Be glad, and shine.
Subject(s): Stars


THE POET'S TESTAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I give back to the earth what the earth gave
Last Line: Fulfil in beauty my imperfect prayer.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE POETIC MEDIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: In chelsea dwells a sibyl known to fame
Last Line: But it makes sense. Long, masters, may you live.
Subject(s): Sibyls


THE POWER OF ART    Poem Text    
First Line: Not human art, but living gods alone
Last Line: The sacred past that should not pass away.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE RUSTIC AT THE PLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Our youth is like a rustic at the play
Last Line: That prompts the passions of this strutting world.
Subject(s): Theater & Theaters; Poetry & Poets


THE TEN COMMANDMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Serve god - by the eternal heaven's chart
Last Line: Since peace is thine for ever.
Subject(s): Ten Commandments; Worship


THE UNDERGRADUATE KILLED IN BATTLE; OXFORD, 1915    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet as the lawn beneanth his sandalled tread
Last Line: And in unwitting lordship saw the blue.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE VISION    Poem Text    
First Line: My father, friend, and thine are one
Last Line: Friend, I am solitude.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


THERE MAY BE CHAOS STILL AROUND THE WORLD    Poem Text    


THUS DID THE LORD MY GRIEFS APPROVE       


TO A FRIEND IMPRISONED IN GERMANY    Poem Text    
First Line: The young man's heart labours with many a birth
Last Line: Is sweet, and sweet the friendship of the dead.
Subject(s): Prisoners Of War; Friendship; Youth


TO A LADY WHO HAD OFFERED HIM A WREATH OF LAUREL    Poem Text    
First Line: Laurel is a sacred leaf
Last Line: And my crown is not a wrong.
Subject(s): Laurels


TO A PACIFIST FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: To close the eyes upon a frenzied scene
Last Line: I see with horror as it dares to live.
Subject(s): Pacifism; Peace Movements


TO GUY MURCHIE    Poem Text    
First Line: No flower I bring you
Last Line: The heart will speak without the pomp of rhyme.
Subject(s): Time; Poetry & Poets


TO W.P.: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Calm was the sea to which your course you kept
Last Line: Dead you will make it easier to die.
Subject(s): Drowning; Potter, Warwick (1872-1893)


TO W.P.: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: With you a part of me hath passed away
Last Line: What I keep of you, or you rob from me.
Variant Title(s): For Those Once Mine
Subject(s): Death; Life Change Events; Potter, Warwick (1872-1893); Dead, The


TO W.P.: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Your ship lies anchored in the peaceful bight
Last Line: Nor revolution of the moon and sun.
Subject(s): Potter, Warwick (1872-1893)


TO W.P.: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: In my deep heart these chimes would still have rung
Last Line: In our weak virtues monuments to you.
Subject(s): Potter, Warwick (1872-1893)


TWO MORALITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy who saith: enough
Last Line: Himself he robbeth of.


TWO VOICES    Poem Text    
First Line: The life that was is dead and lost
Last Line: My fate is mine, and scorns the lie of time.
Subject(s): Mortality; Time


VALE ET AVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The pagan, when he felt his days were done
Last Line: Hail, living fire, kind light of heaven, hail!
Subject(s): Paganism & Pagans; Christianity; Faith


VERSES READ AT A PHI BETA KAPPA DINNER       
First Line: Lampy can hardly say much for himself
Subject(s): Harvard Lampoon, The (Periodical)


VERSES READ AT DINNER OF CLASS OF '82 OF BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL       
First Line: I fear that you would think me too affected
Subject(s): Commencement; Graduation


VERSES, READ AT MY INITIATION INTO THE O.K.    Poem Text    
First Line: O.K. What's that?' the freshman cries
Subject(s): Scholarship & Scholars


VERSES, SUNG AT MY INITIATION INTO THE PUDDING    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a grind and cannot find
Subject(s): Scholarship & Scholars


WE CATCH A BROKEN PRELUDE AND SUGGESTION       
Subject(s): Mystery; Poetry & Poets


YOU TIDES WITH CEASELESS SWELL (AFTER WALT WHITMAN)    Poem Text    
First Line: You tides with ceaseless swell, what moves you thus?
Last Line: That holds us all, as sailing in a ship?


YOUNG SAMMY'S FIRST WILD OATS    Poem Text    
First Line: Mid uncle sam's expanded acres
Last Line: "on ""young sammy's first wild oats."
Subject(s): Elections; Spanish-american War (1898); United States; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; America


YOUTH'S IMMORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: What, when hearts have met, shall sever
Last Line: Living in the things we love.
Subject(s): Immortality