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Author: TEASDALE, SARA
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Teasdale, Sara    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
417 poems available by this author


A BALLAD OF TWO KNIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Two knights rode forth at early dawn
Last Line: I ween that each knight smiled.
Subject(s): Knights & Knighthood; Love


A BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the noise of tired people working,
Subject(s): Boys; Beauty; War; God


A CRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, there are eyes that he can see
Last Line: Only a cry.


A FANTASY    Poem Text    
First Line: Her voice is like clear water
Last Line: Where quiet falls asleep.
Subject(s): Silence


A JUNE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a red-winged blackbird singing
Last Line: That never will come again.
Subject(s): June


A LITTLE WHILE    Poem Text    
First Line: A little while when I am gone
Last Line: Back to the nothingness that is their home.
Variant Title(s): The Dark Cup: 5.
Subject(s): Mortality


A MAIDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh if I were the velvet rose
Last Line: More red than roses blow.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


A MAN WHO UNDERSTOOD WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: He meets her twice or thrice a year
Last Line: A saint, a sinner, or a fool.
Subject(s): Women


A MINUET OF MOZART'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the dimly lighted room
Last Line: Was drowned within the wave of night.
Subject(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)


A NOVEMBER NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: There! See the line of lights
Last Line: Even the stars have gone. We two alone!


A PRAYER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Until I lose my soul and lie
Last Line: Careless if I am loved again.
Subject(s): Prayer


A PRAYER (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am dying, let me know
Last Line: Loving life for its own sake.
Subject(s): Life


A REPLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Four people knew the very me
Last Line: On memories I would not lose.


A SONG OF THE PRINCESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The princess has her lovers
Last Line: I ween that she would die.


A WINTER BLUEJAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Crisply the bright snow whispered
Last Line: Or set the bounds of beauty?
Subject(s): Bluejays


A WINTER NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: My window-pane is starred with frost
Last Line: My heart is crying in the cold.
Subject(s): Winter


ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot sleep, the night is hot and empty
Last Line: All of earth's children bow before her will.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


AFTER DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Now while my lips are living
Last Line: And then you could not hear.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


AFTER LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no magic anymore
Last Line: For all its peace.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


AFTER PARTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, I have sown my love so wide
Last Line: And in the night a shaft of fire.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


AFTERWARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not love you now
Last Line: Threaded with stars.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


ALCHEMY    Poem Text    
First Line: I lift my heart as spring lifts up
Last Line: To living gold.
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am alone, in spite of love
Last Line: Who are not lonely, having died.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


AN END    Poem Text    
First Line: I have no heart for any other joy
Last Line: And summer will not come to me again.


ANADYOMENE    Poem Text    
First Line: The wide, bright temple of the world I found
Last Line: Again to drift along the starry places.


APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: The roofs are shining from the rain
Last Line: Save that it sings in me.
Subject(s): Spring


APRIL SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Willow, in your april gown
Last Line: Love is near me!
Subject(s): Spring


ARCTURUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Arcturus brings the spring back
Subject(s): Arcturus


ARCTURUS IN AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: When, in the gold october dusk, I saw you near to setting
Last Line: You will not stay to share our lengthening night.
Subject(s): Arcturus


ARMOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Men wear their pride as an armor
Last Line: Would never pierce the bone.


ASHES TO ASHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Shut your heart, though it be like a burning house
Last Line: Too white to stain the clear cold blue of the sky.


AT A PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: In the hot and crowded room
Last Line: I was aware of you.
Subject(s): Parties


AT MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Now at last I have come to see what life is
Last Line: Are not so good as rest.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Love said, 'wake still and think of me'
Last Line: Gave both to love and sleep their way.


AT NIGHT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: We are apart; the city grows quiet between us
Last Line: My thoughts fly in at your window, a flock of wild birds.
Subject(s): Love


AT SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: In the pull of the wind I stand, lonely
Last Line: With fear an unhealing wound in my breast.


AT TINTAGIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Iseult, iseult, by the long waterways
Last Line: Though there were greater queens who had been gay.
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Courts & Courtiers; Arthur, King


AUGUST MOONRISE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun was gone, and the moon was coming
Last Line: For the theft of all of me.
Subject(s): August


AUGUST NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: On a midsummer night, on a night that was eerie with stars
Last Line: You said, and no more.
Subject(s): August; Night; Bedtime


AUTUMN DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw above a sea of hills
Last Line: To keep the world from being mine.


BARTER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Life has loveliness to sell
Last Line: Give all you have been, or could be.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Poetry & Poets


BEATRICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Send out the singers - let the room be still
Last Line: O lift me up and I shall reach the sun!
Subject(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Man-woman Relationships; Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


BECAUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, because you never tried
Last Line: Since you never asked me to.


BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: At six o'clock of an autumn dusk
Last Line: Where I can forget that the days go.
Variant Title(s): The Dark Cup: 3. Bells
Subject(s): Bells


BLUE SQUILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: How many million aprils came
Last Line: May bear the scar of you.
Subject(s): April


BLUE STARGRASS    Poem Text    
First Line: If we took the old path
Last Line: By the path again.


BOONTON    Poem Text    
First Line: I know a bright world of snowy hills at boonton
Last Line: With the winter sun drawing cold blue shadows from the trees.
Subject(s): New Jersey; Towns


BROADWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the quiet hour; the theaters
Last Line: A strain of music thru an open door.
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City


BROKEN THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Broken things are loveliest
Last Line: The broken beauty of the sea.


BURIED LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I shall bury my weary love
Last Line: When none will know.
Subject(s): Love


BURIED LOVE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I have come to bury love
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


BUT NOT TO ME    Poem Text    
First Line: The april night is still and sweet
Last Line: But not to me.
Subject(s): Love


BY THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Beside an ebbing northern sea
Last Line: In one low, broken cry?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CENTRAL PARK AT DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: Buildings above the leafless trees
Last Line: The world is waiting for the spring.
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City


CHANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: How many times we must have met
Last Line: The door of heaven and never knew.


CHANGE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember me as I was then
Last Line: What other years have done to me.
Subject(s): Aging; Change


CHILD, CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Child, child, love while you can
Last Line: Only through love will you enter heaven.
Subject(s): Love


CHRISTMAS CAROL    Poem Text    
First Line: The kings they came from out the south
Last Line: Before the song was done.
Subject(s): Christmas; Christmas Carols; Magi; Nativity, The


CITY VIGNETTE: DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: The greenish sky glows up in misty reds
Last Line: And hear the milk-cart jangle by alone.
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


CITY VIGNETTE: DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: The city's street, a roaring blackened stream
Last Line: And over all the pale untroubled skies.
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


CITY VIGNETTE: RAIN AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The street-lamps shine in a yellow line
Last Line: By the tread of homing feet.
Subject(s): Cities; Rain; Urban Life


COME    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, when the pale moon like a petal
Last Line: Will be as the gray stones in the grass.


COMPENSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I should be glad of loneliness
Last Line: On a winter night.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


CONEY ISLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did you bring me here?
Last Line: Come, let us go.
Subject(s): Coney Island, New York City


CROWNED    Poem Text    
First Line: I wear a crown invisible and clear
Last Line: And bind my brow forever with a thorn.
Subject(s): Love


DAY AND NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In warsaw in poland
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Longing; Separation; Isolation


DEBT    Poem Text    
First Line: What do I owe to you
Last Line: That led through heaven's wall.
Subject(s): Love


DEBTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: So long as my spirit still
Last Line: Not life to me?


DEEP IN THE NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep in the night the cry of a swallow
Last Line: Stilled by the stars at night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


DESERT POOLS    Poem Text    
First Line: I love too much; I am a river
Last Line: In stagnant water keen as fire.
Subject(s): Love


DEW    Poem Text    
First Line: I dream that he is mine
Last Line: A hundred roses' share.


DID YOU NEVER KNOW?    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


DOCTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Every night I lie awake
Last Line: Conferring at my side.
Subject(s): Physicians; Sickness; Doctors; Illness


DOORYARD ROSES    Poem Text    
First Line: I have come the selfsame path
Last Line: Fire in the heart.


DOUBT    Poem Text    
First Line: My soul lives in my body's house
Last Line: But what if my soul broke faith with you?
Subject(s): Love


DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I gave my life to another lover
Last Line: Is waiting tho' I see him not.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love - Loss Of; Nightmares


DRIFTWOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: My forefathers gave me
Last Line: Of colored nights and days.


DUSK IN JUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Evening, and all the birds
Last Line: Sing before night.


DUSK IN WAR TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: A half-hour more and you will lean
Last Line: Waiting at dusk for one who is dead!
Subject(s): War


DUST    Poem Text    
First Line: When I went to look at what had long been hidden
Last Line: Before the years can make it wise.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


DUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fool, do not beat the air
Last Line: A thread of song.


EBB TIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: When the long day goes by
Last Line: And light of a million stars.


EFFIGY OF A NUN (SIXTEENTH CENTURY)    Poem Text    
First Line: Infinite gentleness, infinite irony
Last Line: How empty wisdom is, even to the wise.
Subject(s): Nuns; Wisdom


EIGHT O'CLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Supper comes at five o'clock,
Subject(s): Time; Longing


EMBERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I said, 'my youth is gone'
Last Line: Once more to you.


ENOUGH    Poem Text    
First Line: It is enough for me by day
Last Line: Blow by like music over me.
Subject(s): Love


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Serene descent, as a red leaf's descending
Last Line: Nor he awake to know she does not care.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ERINNA    Poem Text    
First Line: They sent you in to say farewell to me
Last Line: I am alone, alone. O cyprian . . .
Subject(s): Erinna (4th Century B.c.)


EVENING: NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Blue dust of evening over my city
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


FACES    Poem Text    
First Line: People that I meet and pass
Last Line: That you know as much of me?
Subject(s): Faces


FAULTS    Poem Text    
First Line: They came to tell your faults to me
Last Line: Your faults had made me love you more.
Subject(s): Love


FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I am afraid, oh I am so afraid!
Last Line: How can they shut me underneath a stone?
Subject(s): Fear


FEBRUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: They spoke of him I love
Last Line: Hidden in you.


FLAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: I watched a log in the fire-place burning
Last Line: That life so freely gave to me.
Subject(s): Fire


FONTAINEBLEAU (AUTUMN)    Poem Text    
First Line: Interminable palaces front on the green parterres
Last Line: Four centuries of autumns, four centuries of leaves.
Subject(s): Autumn; Fontainebleau, France; Seasons; Fall


FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF JOHN KEATS' DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: At midnight when the moonlit cypress trees
Last Line: With visions of the sunny earth and sea.
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets


FOUR WINDS     Poem Text    
First Line: Four winds blowing thro' the sky
Last Line: Then will love be kind to thee
Subject(s): Wind


FROM A HIGH WINDOW        
First Line: From a high window, this december night
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


FROM THE NORTH    Poem Text    
First Line: The northern woods are delicately sweet
Last Line: The first keen sea-breath from the open sea.


FROM THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: All beauty calls you to me, and you seem
Last Line: A heaven of unborn evanescent stars.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FROM THE WOOLWORTH TOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Vivid with love, eager for greater beauty
Last Line: Victors.
Subject(s): New York City - Buildings; Skyscrapers; Woolworth Building, New York


GALAHAD IN THE CASTLE OF THE MAIDENS    Poem Text    
First Line: The other maidens raised their eyes to him
Last Line: She dared not meet him with their queenlike grace.
Subject(s): Abbey, Edwin Austin (1852-1911); Arthurian Legend; Paintings And Painters; Arthur, King


GIFTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I gave my first love laughter
Last Line: Who gave my soul to me.


GRAMERCY PARK    Poem Text    
First Line: The little park was filled with peace
Last Line: If we should dare to enter in.
Subject(s): Gramercy Park, New York City


GRANDFATHER'S LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: They said he sent his love to me
Last Line: I like his cough-drops twice as much.
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


GRAY EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: It was april when you came
Subject(s): Eyes; Love - Beginnings


GRAY FOG    Poem Text    
First Line: A fog drifts in, the heavy laden
Last Line: And heavy as the dead.
Subject(s): Fog; Haze


GUENEVERE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was a queen, and I have lost my crown
Last Line: Whom love so lashed, and with such cruel thongs.
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Arthur, King


HELEN OF TROY    Poem Text    
First Line: Wild flight on flight against the fading dawn
Last Line: Lo, I shall live to conquer greece again!
Subject(s): Helen Of Troy; Mythology - Classical; Troy


HIDDEN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I hid the love within my heart
Last Line: To free his life of pain.
Subject(s): Love


HIDE AND SEEK    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was a child we played sometimes in the dark
Last Line: When the game is over and we are put to bed.
Subject(s): Games; Life; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


HOUSES OF DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: You took my empty dreams
Last Line: And nothing now to do.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


I AM BORNE ONWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I am borne onward from the faith of my fathers
Last Line: They leant upon them -- I am alone.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


I AM NOT YOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: I am not yours, not lost in you
Last Line: A taper in a rushing wind.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


I COULD SNATCH A DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I could snatch a day out of the late autumn
Last Line: Waiting for nothing at all.


I HAVE LOVED HOURS AT SEA    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


I HAVE SEEN THE SPRING'    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing is new, I have seen the spring too often
Last Line: Nothing is lost but a few years from my life.
Subject(s): Spring


I HAVE SEEN THE SPRING'       
First Line: Nothing is new, I have seen the spring too often


I KNOW THE STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Know the stars by their names
Subject(s): Stars; Love - Complaints


I LOOK IN MY HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: I look in my heart as into a mirror
Last Line: Or the ash of a fire put out by rain.
Subject(s): Self


I LOVE YOU'    Poem Text    
First Line: When april bends above me
Last Line: That I have died to keep.
Subject(s): April


I LOVE YOU'    Poem Text    
First Line: When april bends above me


I MIGHT HAVE SUNG OF THE WORLD    Poem Text    
Last Line: But the chart I made is true.
Subject(s): Self


I REMEMBERED    Poem Text    
First Line: There was never a mood of mine
Last Line: The heart belongs to him who knows it best.
Subject(s): Love


I SHALL LIVE TO BE OLD    Poem Text    
First Line: I shall live to be old, who feared I should die young
Last Line: And to envy sometimes the way of the early dead.
Subject(s): Old Age


I SHALL NOT CARE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am dead and over me bright april
Last Line: Than you are now.
Subject(s): Death; Revenge; Dead, The


I SHALL NOT GO BACK TO THE PLACE THAT I LOVE    Poem Text    
Last Line: I shall not go back to the place that I love
Subject(s): Past


I THOUGHT OF YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought of you and how you love this beauty
Last Line: Before you hear that sound again with me.


I WOULD LIVE IN YOUR LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I would live in your love as the sea-grasses live in the sea
Last Line: As it leads.
Subject(s): Love


IF DEATH IS KIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Perhaps if death is kind, and there can be returning
Last Line: We shall be happy, for the dead are free.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


IF I MUST GO    Poem Text    
First Line: If I must go to heaven's end
Last Line: Knowing and known unchangeably.


IMEROS    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a wave that cannot reach the land
Last Line: Send me not back to death unsatisfied.


IMMORTAL    Poem Text    
First Line: So soon my body will have gone
Last Line: A wave that never finds the shore.
Subject(s): Immortality; Religion; Theology


IN A BURYING GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the spot where I will lie
Last Line: "the myrtle flowers will grow more blue."
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


IN A COPY OF 'RIVERS TO THE SEA' SENT TO THOS. S. JONES, JR    Poem Text    
First Line: Singer of many shining songs
Last Line: You chance to see a star.


IN A CUBAN GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hibiscus flowers are cups of fire
Last Line: From the great black vulture circling the sky.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


IN A DARKENING GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Gather together, against the coming of night
Last Line: They lasted out our day
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


IN A GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The world is resting without sound or motion,
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Landscape; Connecticut


IN A RAILROAD STATION    Poem Text    
First Line: We stood in the shrill electric light
Last Line: My tears were hidden in my heart.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


IN A RESTAURANT    Poem Text    
First Line: The darkened street was muffled with snow
Last Line: And once more on your shoulders fell the snow.
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


IN A SUBWAY SYSTEM    Poem Text    
First Line: After a year I came again to the place


IN FLORENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm tired of all the quaintness
Last Line: Along fifth avenue!
Subject(s): Florence, Italy


IN ME    Poem Text    
First Line: In me the quiet or the strife
Last Line: In my own heaven the fragrant rain.


IN MEMORANDUM F.O.S.    Poem Text    
First Line: You go a long and lovely journey
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


IN MEMORIAM: F.O.S.    Poem Text    
First Line: You go a long and lovely journey
Last Line: Far past the birthplace of the sun?
Subject(s): Future Life


IN MEMORY OF VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep in the ages, you said, deep in the ages
Subject(s): Lindsay, Vachel (1879-1931)


IN SORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not my own sorrow that opens my mouth
Last Line: Even my life?
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


IN SPRING, SANTA BARBARA    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been happy two weeks together
Subject(s): Spring; Togetherness


IN THE CARPENTER'S SHOP    Poem Text    
First Line: Mary sat in the corner dreaming
Last Line: All the years.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth


IN THE END    Poem Text    
First Line: All that could never be said
Last Line: Nor heaven be there at our call.
Variant Title(s): The Dark Cup: 3. In The End


IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Within the tiny pantheon
Last Line: To find the present with a kiss.
Subject(s): Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York


IN THE TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Fields beneath a quilt of snow
Last Line: And in my heart a timid star.
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


IN THE WEB    Poem Text    
First Line: Let be, my soul, fold your rebellious pinions
Last Line: Take their great captor for their changeless friend.


INDIAN SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Lyric night of the lingering indian summer
Last Line: Lest they forget them.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


IT IS NOT A WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not a word spoken
Last Line: That sleep so light a sleep.


IT IS NOT I    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not I they love
Last Line: A thing as light as snow, as still as stone.


IT WILL NOT CHANGE NOW    Poem Text    
Last Line: When I am gone
Subject(s): Love


JEWELS    Poem Text    
First Line: If I should see your eyes again
Last Line: And cannot wear in sober day.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers


JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: I am wild, I will sing to the trees
Last Line: Now at last I can live!
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


JUNE NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: O earth you are too dear to-night
Last Line: Except my body after I die?


LAND'S END    Poem Text    
First Line: The shores of the world are ours, the solitary
Last Line: Takes the unchanging passion of the sea.


LAST PRELUDE       
First Line: If this shall be the last time
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


LEAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: One by one, like leaves from a tree
Last Line: Stars above and earth below.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


LEISURE    Poem Text    
First Line: If I should make no poems any more
Last Line: And half ironic musings of my mind.
Variant Title(s): Tired
Subject(s): Leisure


LESS THAN THE CLOUD TO THE WIND    Poem Text    
Last Line: Art thou to me
Subject(s): Love


LET IT BE FORGOTTEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


LET IT BE YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Let it be you who lean above me
Last Line: As I love you.
Subject(s): Love


LIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: When we come home at night and close the door
Last Line: And not one wholly joyous, proud, or free.


LIKE BARLEY BENDING    Poem Text    
Last Line: "change my sorrow
Subject(s): Barley; Grief; Song


LONGING    Poem Text    
First Line: I am not sorry for my soul
Last Line: Without the joy it longed to know.
Subject(s): Mortality; Religion; Theology


LOST THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, I could let the world go by
Subject(s): Nature


LOVE AND DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall we, too, rise forgetful from our sleep
Last Line: Fare forth alone to front eternity.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


LOVE IN AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: I sought among the drifting leaves
Last Line: The garden's last red rose.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Brown-thrush singing all day long
Last Line: And kiss me, kiss me, kiss me!
Subject(s): Love


LOVE-FREE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am free of love as a bird flying south in the autumn
Last Line: I am my lover's.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


LOVELY CHANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: O lovely chance, what can I do
Last Line: And a thin white moon in the pepper tree.
Subject(s): Fortune


LOW TIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: The birds are gathering over the dunes
Last Line: Why did you bring me down to the sea?
Subject(s): Sea; Tides; Ocean


MADEIRA FROM THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the delicate dream of the distance an emerald emerges
Last Line: Fallen asleep to the tune of a portuguese song in a garden.
Subject(s): Portugal


MARCH NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The thin night wind is cold
Last Line: I have borne too many springs.
Subject(s): March (Month); Night; Bedtime


MARIANNA ALCOFORANDO    Poem Text    
First Line: The sparrows wake beneath the convent eaves
Last Line: And sheds a quiet light across the fields.
Subject(s): Alcoforando, Marianna (1640-1723); Nuns


MAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind is tossing the lilac
Last Line: Is false to me in may.
Subject(s): May (Month)


MAY DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The shining line of motors
Last Line: Too beautiful to bear.
Variant Title(s): The Dark Cup: 1. May
Subject(s): May (Month)


MAY DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The shining line of motors
Last Line: Too beautiful to bear.
Variant Title(s): The Dark Cup: 1. May
Subject(s): May (Month)


MAY NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The spring is fresh and fearless
Last Line: And over-brimmed with spring.
Subject(s): Spring


MAY WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: I said, 'I have shut my heart
Subject(s): Wind; Love


MEADOWLARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the silver light after a storm,
Subject(s): Larks; Skylarks


MESSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a cry in the night
Last Line: I know, I know!
Variant Title(s): To One Away


MIDSUMMER NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Midsummer night, without a moon, but the stars.
Last Line: I am ashamed, I have betrayed my friend.
Subject(s): August; Italy; Moon; Night; Stars; Italians; Bedtime


MOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the still rain falling
Last Line: Oh, be for me the sky!


MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: It will not hurt me when I am old
Last Line: It will not hurt me when I am old.
Subject(s): Old Age


MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I went out on an april morning
Last Line: Swept as a sea-bird out to sea.
Subject(s): Morning


MORNING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: A diamond of a morning
Last Line: Only the lonely are free.
Subject(s): Morning; Solitude; Loneliness


MOUNTAIN WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: You have taken a drink from a wild fountain
Last Line: In the feathery green of the year.
Subject(s): Mountains; Water; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


MY HEART IS HEAVY    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart is heavy with many a song
Last Line: Take it, no one will know.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


NAHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Bowed as an elm under the weight of its beauty,
Subject(s): Nature; War


NEVER AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Never again the music blown as brightly
Last Line: All I have lost or never found at all.


NEW LOVE AND OLD    Poem Text    
First Line: In my heart the old love
Last Line: Or to you?
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


NEW YEAR'S DAWN - BROADWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: When the horns wear thin
Last Line: Dizzy and sick.
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City; Holidays; New Year


NIGHT       
First Line: Stars over snow
Subject(s): Stars


NIGHT AFTER NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Night after night under my window
Last Line: Are they the same?


NIGHT IN ARIZONA    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is a charring ember
Last Line: And cry like a child.
Subject(s): Arizona; Night; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: We will never walk again
Last Line: And stars come out in the skies.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTS WITHOUT SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Nights without sleep and days
Last Line: In an hour of ease.
Subject(s): Insomnia; Sleeplessness


NOT BY THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Not by the sea, but somewhere in the hills
Last Line: There must be sleep, even for sleepless eyes.
Subject(s): Sleep


NOVEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: The world is tired, the year is old
Last Line: Like leaves along the wind.
Subject(s): November


NOVEMBER STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Splendor of many stars and the unknown
Last Line: You will shine -- I shall be gone.
Subject(s): Mortality


OH DAY OF FIRE AND SUN       


OH YOU ARE COMING    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh you are coming, coming, coming
Last Line: My dear?
Subject(s): Love


OLD TUNES    Poem Text    
First Line: As the waves of perfume, heliotrope, rose
Last Line: Youth, or perfume or the moon's gold?


ON A MARCH DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here in the teeth of this triumphant wind
Subject(s): Wind


ON HELTON'S HILL (THE BERKSHIRES)       
First Line: There is no other hill
Subject(s): Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts


ON THE DEATH OF SWINBURNE    Poem Text    
First Line: He trod the earth but yesterday
Last Line: Sappho's forgotten songs are falling on his ears.
Subject(s): Swinburne, Algernon Charles (1837-1909)


ON THE DUNES    Poem Text    
First Line: If there is any life when death is over
Last Line: Stand on the sun-swept dunes and call my name.
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


ON THE SUSSEX DOWNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Over the downs there were birds flying
Last Line: It was myself that sang in me.
Variant Title(s): On The South Downs


ON THE TOWER; A PLAY IN ONE ACT    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh do not climb so fast, for I am faint
Last Line: Curtain.


ON THE WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Joy goes by like a bird
Last Line: When the game is done.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


ONLY IN SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Only in sleep I see their faces
Last Line: Care had not darkened nor pain defiled?


OPEN WINDOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the window a sea of green trees
Last Line: Who speak with wonder face to face.
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


OTHER MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: When I talk with other men
Last Line: Blows the dreams away.


OVER THE ROOFS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh chimes set high on the sunny tower
Last Line: "unless you set me free."


PAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Waves are the sea's white daughters
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


PARIS IN SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: The city's all a-shining
Last Line: And spring-time's come again.
Subject(s): Paris, France


PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Peace flows into me
Last Line: Give me your stars to hold.


PIERROT    Poem Text    
First Line: Pierrot stands in the garden
Last Line: But I love pierrot.


PIERROT'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady, light in the east hangs low,
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


PIERROT'S SONG (FOR A PICTURE BY DUGALD WALKER)    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady, light in the east hangs low
Last Line: Another stanza for her sake!)


PITY    Poem Text    
First Line: They never saw my lover's face
Last Line: Men who have never seen god's face.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Pity


PLACES    Poem Text    
First Line: Places I love come back to me like music
Last Line: At midnight, in mid-ocean, hour on hour to me.


PLACES 1. TWILIGHT (TUCSON)    Poem Text    
First Line: Aloof as aged kings
Last Line: "or a complete repose."
Subject(s): Aging


PLACES: 2. FULL MOON (SANTA BARBARA)    Poem Text    
First Line: I listened, there was not a sound to hear
Last Line: Tracing in crystal the slow way he came.
Subject(s): Moon; Pacific Ocean; Santa Barbara, California


PLACES: 3. WINTER SUN (LENOX)    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a bush with scarlet berries
Last Line: "at least we two have had to-day."


PLACES: 4. EVENING (NAHANT)    Poem Text    
First Line: There was an evening when the sky was clear
Last Line: Misted with light the meadows of the sea.
Variant Title(s): Twilight (Nahant)
Subject(s): Evening; Landscape; Nahant, Massachusetts; Sunset; Twilight


PRIMAVERA MIA    Poem Text    
First Line: As kings who see their life-day pass
Last Line: And knew my sun and song and spring were you.


RED MAPLES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the last year I have learned
Last Line: That is born out of agony?
Subject(s): Maple Trees


REDBIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Redbirds, redbirds
Last Line: On saxton's hill?
Subject(s): Birds; Cardinals (Birds)


RICHES    Poem Text    
First Line: I have no riches but my thoughts
Last Line: To gain their immortality.
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


RISPETTO    Poem Text    
First Line: Was that his step that sounded on the stair
Last Line: But he will never knock nor enter more.


ROUNDEL    Poem Text    
First Line: If he could know my songs are all for him
Last Line: If he could know.
Subject(s): Love


SAND DRIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought I should not walk these dunes again
Last Line: Lost in the blowing sand, long, long ago.


SAPPHO: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Midnight, and in the darkness not a sound
Last Line: As one grown tired who hopes to sleep, I go.
Subject(s): Sappho (610-580 B.c.)


SAPPHO: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh litis, little slave, why will you sleep?
Last Line: Love came to me, and cercolas was love.
Subject(s): Sappho (610-580 B.c.)


SAPPHO: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The twilight's inner flame grows blue and deep
Last Line: I sing for one who falls asleep to hear.
Subject(s): Evening; Flowers; Kisses; Love; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Sunset; Twilight


SEA LONGING    Poem Text    
First Line: A thousand miles beyond this sun-steeped wall
Last Line: Less than the sea-gulls calling to the sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA-SPRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: You are the careless cliffs that shine
Last Line: And then go out forevermore.
Subject(s): Love


SERVITORS    Poem Text    
First Line: I shall not let a sorrow die
Last Line: Equal servitors to me.
Subject(s): Household Employees; Servants; Domestics; Maids


SHADOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: We saw our shadows walking before us
Last Line: With the dark sea booming into the night.
Subject(s): Shadows


SHE WHO COULD BIND YOU    Poem Text    
Last Line: With a low moon glowing
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


SHIPS    Poem Text    
First Line: One by one my dreams come true
Last Line: Wandering and unfulfilled and free.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: We are anhungered after solitude
Last Line: The silent music of infinity?
Subject(s): Duse, Eleonora (1858-1924)


SINCE THERE IS NO ESCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Since there is no escape, since at the end
Subject(s): Life; Mortality


SLEEPLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could have your arms tonight
Last Line: As sleepless as the rain.


SLEEPLESS NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: They love me, and I have not made them happy
Last Line: And life is short and we shall soon be gone.
Subject(s): Mortality


SNOW SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Fairy snow, fairy snow
Last Line: On his lips that are warm.
Subject(s): Snow


SNOWFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: She can't be unhappy, you said
Last Line: Smothered in snow.
Subject(s): Snow


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten
Last Line: In a long forgotten snow.
Subject(s): Love


SONG (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When love comes singing to his heart
Last Line: But oh, my heart will break.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


SONG MAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart cries like a beaten child
Last Line: But no one thought it true!
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


SONGS OUT OF SORROW: LESSONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Unless I learn to ask no help
Last Line: Why was I ever given birth?
Subject(s): Self; Knowledge; Conduct Of Life


SONGS OUT OF SORROW: MASTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: I would not have a god come in
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SONGS OUT OF SORROW: REFUGE    Poem Text    
First Line: From my spirit's gray defeat
Last Line: My fragile immortality.
Variant Title(s): Spirit's House
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


SONGS OUT OF SORROW: SPIRIT'S HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: From naked stones of agony
Subject(s): Grief; Religion; Sorrow; Sadness; Theology


SONGS OUT OF SORROW: WISDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: When I have ceased to break my wings
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SONGS OUT OF SORROW: WOOD SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a wood thrush in the dusk
Subject(s): Birds; Thrushes


SONNET TO ELEONORA DUSE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh beauty that is filled so full of tears
Subject(s): Duse, Eleonora (1858-1924)


SONNET TO ELEONORA DUSE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Your beauty lives in mystic melodies,
Subject(s): Duse, Eleonora (1858-1924)


SOUL'S BIRTH    Poem Text    
First Line: When you were born, beloved, was your soul
Last Line: It heard god's voice that bade it down to earth.
Subject(s): Soul


SPONG (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Love me with your whole heart
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


SPRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I knew you thought of me all night
Last Line: Drives inland through the night.
Subject(s): Love


SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: In central park the lovers sit
Last Line: To lose your battle in the end?
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City; Love


SPRING IN WAR TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: I feel the spring far off, far off
Last Line: Gray death?
Subject(s): Spring; Women; World War I; First World War


SPRING NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The park is filled with night and fog
Last Line: Why am I crying after love?
Subject(s): New York City; Spring; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SPRING RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought I had forgotten
Last Line: In a rush of rain.
Subject(s): Rain


SPRING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I went up the avenue
Last Line: "and keep spring away."
Subject(s): Solitude; Spring; Loneliness


SPRING TORRENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Will it always be like this until I am dead
Last Line: And cannot answer at all.


SPRING, 1918    Poem Text    
First Line: I never longed so hungrily for spring
Last Line: Of gallant failures like gallipoli.
Subject(s): Spring


STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone in the night
Subject(s): Stars


STRANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Strange that we two, who love all quiet things
Last Line: Locked in the grim fatality of war.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


SUMMER NIGHT, RIVERSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the wild soft summer darkness
Last Line: This year's blossoms, clinging in its coils?
Subject(s): Love; Riverside Drive, New York City; Summer


SUMMER STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: The panther wind
Subject(s): Storms


SUNSET: ST. LOUIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hushed in the smoky haze of summer sunset
Last Line: Resting in twilight.
Subject(s): Evening; St. Louis, Missouri; Sunset; Twilight


SWALLOW FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I love my hour of wind and light
Last Line: Like swallows under evening skies,
Subject(s): Swallows


SWANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Night is over the park
Last Line: We watch the swans and never a word is said.
Subject(s): Birds; Swans


TESTAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I said, 'I will take my life'
Last Line: "and suffer with my race."


THE ANSWER    Poem Text    
First Line: When I go back to earth
Last Line: "than you could find in joy."


THE BELOVED    Poem Text    
First Line: It is enough of honor for one lifetime
Last Line: Rich as the earth, and wide as heaven is wide.
Subject(s): Love


THE BLIND    Poem Text    
First Line: The birds are all a-building
Last Line: That his will never kiss.


THE BROKEN FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: My soul is a dark ploughed field
Last Line: With better grain.
Subject(s): Soul


THE CARPENTER'S SON    Poem Text    
First Line: The summer dawn came over soon
Last Line: Voices like these.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THE CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a cloud in the heaven's height
Last Line: "whispering always, ""rest, rest."
Subject(s): Clouds


THE COIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Into my heart's treasury
Last Line: Of a lovely thing.


THE CRYSTAL GAZER    Poem Text    
First Line: I shall gather myself into myself again
Last Line: In restless self-importance to and fro.
Subject(s): Meditation


THE DREAMS OF MY HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: The dreams of my heart and my mind pass
Last Line: Like the rain of yesterday.
Variant Title(s): The Dark Cup: 2.


THE FAERY FOREST    Poem Text    
First Line: The faery forest glimmered
Last Line: The cold white blossoms wept.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FALLING STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw a star slide down the sky
Subject(s): Stars


THE FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Look back with longing eyes and know that I will follow
Last Line: But what if I heard my first love calling me once more?
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Eagles; Togetherness; Dead, The


THE FLIGHT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Look back with longing eyes and know that I will follow,
Subject(s): Love; Doubt; Skepticism


THE FOUNTAIN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: All through the deep blue night
Last Line: And the gleaming dew-drops fell.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE FOUNTAIN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: On in the deep blue night
Last Line: And the gleaming dew-drops fell.
Subject(s): Fountains


THE FOUNTAIN (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Fountain, fountain, why do you say
Subject(s): Fountains


THE GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart is crying without sound
Last Line: As blood wells up in an open wound.


THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart is a garden tired with autumn
Last Line: After the stillness, will spring come again?
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: I went back to the clanging city
Last Line: But my eyes were suddenly afraid.
Subject(s): Love


THE GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: What can I give you, my lord, my lover
Subject(s): Love; Gifts & Giving; Fraewell


THE GIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: You bound strong sandals on my feet
Last Line: My sun and stars are you.


THE HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Was it foreknown, was it foredoomed
Last Line: Changeless and fixed as memnon carved in stone.


THE HOUSE OF DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I built a little house of dreams
Last Line: And passed it by.
Subject(s): Dreams; Truth; Nightmares


THE INDIA WHARF    Poem Text    
First Line: Here in the velvet stillness
Last Line: Of ivory and scarlet.
Subject(s): New York Harbor; Sea Voyages


THE INN OF EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: I came to the crowded inn of earth
Last Line: And barred the outer door.


THE KIND MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: I think the moon is very kind
Last Line: Tho' mother said I might.
Subject(s): Moon


THE KISS    Poem Text    
First Line: I hoped that he would love me
Last Line: As all the dreams I had.
Subject(s): Kisses; Love


THE KISS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Before you kissed me only winds of heaven
Last Line: Where a king stood before?
Subject(s): Kisses


THE LAMP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I can bear your love like a lamp before me
Last Line: A lamp in darkness.
Subject(s): Love


THE LIGHTED WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: He said: / 'in the winter dusk'
Last Line: "I left my boyhood."
Subject(s): Growth


THE LIGHTS OF NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: The lightning spun your garment for the night
Last Line: A fire that neither wind nor rain can dim.
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE LONG HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: I must have passed the crest a while ago
Last Line: The rest of the way will be only going down.
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


THE LOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Strephon kissed me in the spring
Last Line: Haunts me night and day.
Subject(s): Desire; Eyes; Flirtation; Kisses; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Sight; Vision; Male-female Relations


THE METROPOLITAN TOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: We walked together in the dusk
Last Line: Was reckoned from that hour.
Subject(s): Metropolitan Life Building, New York; Skyscrapers


THE MOTHER OF A POET    Poem Text    
First Line: She is too kind, I think, for mortal things


THE MYSTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Your eyes drink of me
Last Line: Or you know me?
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


THE NET    Poem Text    
First Line: I made you many and many a song,
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE NEW MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Day, you have bruised and beaten me
Subject(s): Moon


THE NIGHTS REMEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: The days remember and the nights remember
Last Line: And found his crown stolen and his throne decayed.


THE OLD ENEMY    Poem Text    
First Line: Rebellion against death, the old rebellion
Last Line: Under the planet at the evening's end.
Subject(s): Death; Religion; Dead, The; Theology


THE OLD MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw her in a broadway car
Last Line: The woman I shall never be.
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


THE PHILOSOPHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw him sitting in his door
Last Line: Till he was ninety-two.


THE POOR-HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hope went by and peace went by
Last Line: "they can wait to die."
Subject(s): Poverty


THE PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: My answered prayer came up to me
Last Line: "and I had died for joy of you."
Subject(s): Prayer


THE PRINCESS IN THE TOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the princess up in the tower
Last Line: I am the knight of the plume of blue.


THE RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: I turned the key and opened wide the door
Last Line: But kissed unheeding that I watched them there.


THE RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I came from the sunny valleys
Last Line: Am bitter as the sea.
Subject(s): Rivers


THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath my chamber window
Last Line: Beside a laughing boy.
Subject(s): Courtship


THE ROSE AND THE BEE    Poem Text    
First Line: If I were a bee and you were a rose
Last Line: "if you were a bee."
Subject(s): Bees; Flowers; Insects; Roses; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE SANCTUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could keep my innermost me
Last Line: I could look even at god with grave forgiving eyes.


THE SEA LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot be what the sea is
Last Line: And changeful constancy.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SEA WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a pool in a peaceful place
Last Line: The far-off, terrible call of the sea?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SEA-GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: We buried her out in the open sea
Last Line: For any storm to stir.
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


THE SHRINE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no lord within my heart
Last Line: To find the god is there.


THE SILENT BATTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: He was a soldier in that fight
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE SOLITARY    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart has grown rich with the passing of years
Last Line: Who am self-complete as a flower or a stone.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


THE SONG FOR COLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I sang a song at dusking time
Last Line: Beneath an apple tree.
Subject(s): Love


THE SONG MAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: I made a hundred little songs
Last Line: Am silent now.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers


THE STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: A white star born in the evening glow
Last Line: In a bit of floating cloud like lace.
Subject(s): Stars


THE STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought of you when I was wakened
Last Line: You were the wind.
Subject(s): Storms


THE STRONG HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Our love is like a strong house
Last Line: To try the locked door?


THE TREASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: When they see my song
Subject(s): Love


THE TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh to be free of myself
Last Line: Its thin black tracery.
Subject(s): Serenity; Trees


THE TREE OF SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I sang my songs for the rest
Last Line: Myself to you.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers


THE UNCHANGING    Poem Text    
First Line: Sun-swept beaches with a light wind blowing
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE UNSEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Death went up the hall
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Atoms as old as stars
Last Line: Fights with man against death
Subject(s): Evolution


THE WANDERER    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the sunset colored sands
Last Line: And lay a kiss upon my mouth.


THE WAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I stood on the shore of the world
Last Line: Vanished into the air.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Waves


THE WAYFARER    Poem Text    
First Line: Love entered in my heart one day
Last Line: That he may come again.
Subject(s): Love


THE WIND (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: A wind is blowing over my soul
Last Line: Even with you.
Subject(s): Wind


THE WIND (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: A tall tree talking with the wind
Last Line: Free as the wind.
Subject(s): Wind


THE WIND IN THE HEMLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Steely stars and moon of brass,
Subject(s): Hemlocks; Conduct Of Life


THE WINE    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot die, who drank delight
Last Line: Of immortality?
Variant Title(s): The Cup
Subject(s): Immortality


THE WISE WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: She must be rich who can forego
Last Line: A thing that time so often steals.
Subject(s): Women


THE YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: To-night I close my eyes and see
Last Line: That strove to sing with voices drowned in tears.


THERE WILL BE STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: There will be stars over the place forever
Last Line: There will be stars forever, while we sleep.
Subject(s): Love; Love - Nature Of; Stars


THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS'    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground
Last Line: Would scarcely know that we were gone.
Subject(s): Spring; War - Home Front; Women; World War I; First World War


THOSE WHO LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Those who love the most
Last Line: A light would pass over her face.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


THOUGHTS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: When I can make my thoughts come forth
Last Line: So much more lovely than the rest?
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


THOUGHTS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am all alone
Last Line: Than women and men.
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


TIDES    Poem Text    
First Line: Love in my heart was a fresh tide flowing
Last Line: Are broken forevermore.
Subject(s): Tides


TO A CASTILIAN SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: We held the book together timidly
Last Line: And not a breath divides my love from me!
Subject(s): Love; Music & Musicians


TO AN AEOLIAN HARP    Poem Text    
First Line: The winds have grown articulate in thee
Last Line: Thy strings no rest from weariless wild hands.
Subject(s): Harps; Musical Instruments; Lyres


TO CLEIS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the dusk was wet with dew
Last Line: Like a windless tideless sea.


TO DICK, ON HIS SIXTH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tho' I am very old and wise
Last Line: The angel sent the stars to you.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Old Age; Youth


TO E. IN SWITZERLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I like to think of you among still mountains
Last Line: Life, its vast trifles and yourself and me.


TO ERINNA    Poem Text    
First Line: Was time not harsh to you, or was he kind
Last Line: "deep in a forest at the break of day""?"
Subject(s): Erinna (4th Century B.c.)


TO ONE AWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a cry in the night
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Separation; Isolation


TO ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rose, when I remember you
Last Line: "very, very much like rose."


TO-NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is a curving flower of gold
Last Line: To-night for us.


TRIOLET: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Love looked back as he took his flight
Last Line: And lo, his eyes were filled with tears.


TRIOLET: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: If you were lady beatrice
Last Line: And I the florentine.
Subject(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)


TRIOLET: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the dim hesperides
Last Line: The girl who sang them long ago?
Subject(s): Sappho (610-580 B.c.)


TRIOLET: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Dead leaves upon the stream
Last Line: And dead leaves on the air.


TRIOLETS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Love looked back as he took his flight
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


TRIOLETS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Dead leaves upon the stream
Subject(s): Leaves


TRIOLETS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Before a lonely shrine
Subject(s): Prayer


TRIOLETS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: I sang of answered prayer,
Subject(s): Prayer


TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dreamily over the roofs
Last Line: Is calling, calling, calling.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


TWILIGHT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The stately tragedy of dusk
Last Line: Sank, and the red moon rose.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


UNDERSTANDING    Poem Text    
First Line: I understood the rest too well
Last Line: Ages ago in waters cold.


UNION SQUARE    Poem Text    
First Line: With the man I love who loves me not
Last Line: In the lights of union square.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Union Square, New York City


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 1. OFF GIBRALTAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the sleepy hills of spain
Last Line: For me a delicate despair.
Subject(s): Gibraltar


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 10. STRESA    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon grows out of the hills
Last Line: From shore to shore.
Subject(s): Labor Unions; Strikes; Labor Disputes; Lockouts


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 11. HAMBURG    Poem Text    
First Line: The day that I come home
Last Line: Beating under the foam.
Subject(s): Hamburg, Germany; Homecoming


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 2. OFF ALGIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh give me neither love nor tears
Last Line: Like sudden sunlight on the sea.
Subject(s): Algiers; Sea Voyages


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 3. NAPLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Nisida and prosida are laughing in the light
Last Line: Oh when god made italy he was gay and young!
Subject(s): Naples, Italy


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 4. CAPRI    Poem Text    
First Line: When beauty grows too great to bear
Last Line: Could give me rest.
Subject(s): Capri, Italy


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 5. NIGHT SONG AT AMALFI    Poem Text    
First Line: I asked the heaven of stars
Last Line: My whole life long?
Subject(s): Amalfi, Italy; Silence


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 6. RUINS OF PAESTUM    Poem Text    
First Line: On lowlands where the temples lie
Last Line: The swift brown birds by day.
Subject(s): Paestum, Italy; Ruins


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 7. ROME    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh for the rising moon
Last Line: With unremembered things?
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 8. FLORENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bells ring over the arno
Last Line: He gives eternity.
Subject(s): Florence, Italy


VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 9. VILLA SEBELLONI, BELLAGGIO    Poem Text    
First Line: The fountain shivers lightly in the rain
Last Line: Change to a laurel in the glancing shower.
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


VOX CORPORIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The beast to the beast is calling
Last Line: He will not let them meet.


WATER LILIES    Poem Text    
First Line: If you have forgotten water lilies floating
Last Line: And the shadow of mountains will not fall on your heart.
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies


WEARINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh let me be alone, far from eyes and faces
Last Line: Waiting the merciful night, the stately stars and the dew.
Subject(s): Weariness; Fatigue


WHAT DO I CARE    Poem Text    
First Line: What do I care, in the dreams and the languor of spring
Last Line: It is my heart that makes my songs, not I.
Subject(s): Love


WHEN I AM NOT WITH YOU    Poem Text    
Last Line: To comfort me but you
Subject(s): Love


WHEN LOVE GOES    Poem Text    
First Line: O mother, I am sick of love
Last Line: "he hid them all from thee."
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


WHEN LOVE WAS BORN    Poem Text    
First Line: When love was born I think he lay
Last Line: Erelong, erelong.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


WHILE I MAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Wind and hail and veering rain
Last Line: Even pain denied to me.


WHITE FOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Heaven-invading hills are drowned
Last Line: Myself remains to comfort me.


WILD ASTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the spring I asked the daisies
Last Line: Not one knows.
Subject(s): Asters; Daisies; Flowers


WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I shall have winter now and lessening days
Last Line: And make my life of what I can remember.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: I watch the great clear twilight
Subject(s): War; Mothers


WINTER NIGHT SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Will you come as of old with singing
Last Line: Snow banking the door.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: I went out at night alone
Last Line: The faithful beauty of the stars.
Subject(s): Stars; Winter


WISDOM (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a night of early spring
Last Line: It is the things we have that go.
Subject(s): Wisdom


WORDS FOR AN OLD AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Your heart is bound tightly
Last Line: For beauty's self to break.


WRAITHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Up the wide wind-swept avenue
Last Line: A wraith, the girl I used to be.


WRECKAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love me less or more
Last Line: On the ocean's floor.


YOUNG LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot heed the words they say
Last Line: I dwell.
Subject(s): Love


YOUTH AND THE PILGRIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Gray pilgrim, you have journeyed far
Last Line: "and you will reach the land."