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Blunden, Edmund Charles    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
302 poems available by this author


11TH R.S.R.    Poem Text    
First Line: How bright a dove's wing shows against the sky
Last Line: Not one, but by the host for ever marches.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


1916 SEEN FROM 1921    Poem Text    
First Line: Tired with dull grief, grown old before my day
Last Line: We crept in the tall grass and slept till noon.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


A 'FIRST IMPRESSION': TOKYO    Poem Text    
First Line: No sooner was I come to this strange roof
Last Line: But still, I saw a ghost, and lacked one child.
Subject(s): Tokyo


A BRIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the church there stands a bridge
Last Line: "and the green weed's lazy beside his stone."
Subject(s): Bridges; Time


A BUDDING MORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: When I woke, the sapphire sky
Last Line: And laughed to have been mistaken.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


A CONNOISSEUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Presume not that gray idol with the scythe
Last Line: To swell the mad collection of his loves.


A COUNTRY GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: When groping farms are lanterned up
Last Line: And summer not to come again.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


A DAY REMORSEFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: A day remorseful, heavy, dun
Last Line: Its shadow and its sound.
Subject(s): Remorse


A DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Unriddle this. Last night my dream
Last Line: Batters to win the desperate sky.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A FADING PHANTOM    Poem Text    
First Line: The bold sun like a merry lord
Last Line: That now mere doubt flits by!


A FARM NEAR ZILLEBEKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Black clouds hide the moon, the amazement is gone
Last Line: Black clouds hid the moon, tears blinded me more.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


A FAVOURITE SCENE; RECALLED ON LOOKING AT BIRKET FOSTER'S LANDSCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hauntest thou so my waking and my sleeping
Last Line: Where boding beauty sighs alas!
Subject(s): Landscape; Paintings & Painters


A HOUSE IN FESTUBERT    Poem Text    
First Line: With blind eyes meeting the mist and moon
Last Line: -- could summer betray you?
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


A JAPANESE EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Round us the pines are darkness
Last Line: At the end of the entertainment.
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


A MORNING PIECE; WRITTEN IN ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lucky and pretty light! Smiling on me
Last Line: To give me back those distant dead alive!


A PASTORAL    Poem Text    
First Line: When the young year is sweetest, when the year
Last Line: That might be hushed, unless you come ere long.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


A PSALM    Poem Text    
First Line: O god, in whom my deepest being dwells
Last Line: Hide not thyself, let first love prove not wrong.
Subject(s): Prayer; Religion; Theology


A QUARTET ('THE MIKADO' AT CAMBRIDGE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Four singers with a delphic seriousness
Last Line: Their union in each swell and dying fall.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


A SUNRISE IN MARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: While on my cheek the sour and savage wind
Last Line: As though they had not dreamed of death all night.


A SUPERSTITION REVISITED    Poem Text    
First Line: While on the lavender by the door
Last Line: Defied eternity.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


A THOUGHT FROM SCHILLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Evening falls: to numbered night
Last Line: My spidery bridge sways over the falls.


A TRANSCRIPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: This young man comes from your way, tom
Last Line: "there's nothen now for nobody, only sorrow."
Subject(s): Grief; Home; Nostalgia; Sports; Sorrow; Sadness


A VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF IRELAND'       
First Line: The sun's noon throne is hid in hazy cloud


A VIGNETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Bronze noonlight domes the dim blue gloom
Last Line: Far down the oakwood's bridle-path.


A WATERPIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: The wild-rose bush lets loll
Last Line: Incomparably wise, the doom of man.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


A YEOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: This man that at the wheatstack side
Last Line: And all his life has been alive.
Subject(s): England; Farm Life; Landscape; English; Agriculture; Farmers


A.G.A.V.    Poem Text    
First Line: Rest you well among your race, you who cannot be dead
Last Line: Vast tumult past, and the proud sense still of vast to-morrows to dare.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


ACHRONOS    Poem Text    
First Line: The trunks of trees which I knew glorious green
Last Line: With the egyptian's first-born shares coeval death.
Subject(s): Time


AFTERWARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Those olden royal sunsettings
Last Line: No circe charms.


ALMSWOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: At quincey's moat the squandering village ends
Subject(s): Women - Old Age; Friendship


ALMSWOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: At quincey's moat the squandering village ends
Last Line: Some bell-like evening when the may's in bloom.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Old Age; English


AN ANCIENT GODDESS; IN TWO PICTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: The time grows perilous; forth she comes once more
Last Line: A moonlit sanctuary from time's worst powers?
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


AN ANCIENT PATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Rosy belief uplifts her spires
Last Line: Come, my late and early love.


AN ANNOTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Emblem of early seeking, early finding
Last Line: So tossed you to the hooves of infamy?
Subject(s): Dramatists; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


AN INFANTRYMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Painfully writhed the few last weeds upon those houseless / uplands
Last Line: Sunny as a may-day dance, along that spectral avenue.
Subject(s): Soldiers; World War I; First World War


ANOTHER JOURNEY FROM BETHUNE TO CUINCHY    Poem Text    
First Line: I see you walking
Last Line: My time for trench round.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


ANOTHER SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: When lambs were come, who could be slow and sere?
Last Line: That now, this soon-come spring, goes slow and sere.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Spring; English


APRIL BYEWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Friend whom I never saw, yet dearest friend
Last Line: The unseen friend, the one last friend in all the world.
Subject(s): Friendship


ART THOU GONE IN HASTE?'       
First Line: That I might watch the bells of wild bloom swing


AT SENLIS ONCE    Poem Text    
First Line: O how comely it was and how reviving
Last Line: Sang as though nothing but joy came after!
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


AUGURY    Poem Text    
First Line: What sweeter sight will ever charm the eye
Last Line: Could steal one mothering wing for folly's bait?
Subject(s): Birds; England; Landscape; Spring; English


AUTUMN IN THE WEALD    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, for here the lazy night
Last Line: Alone with the mist I linger on.
Subject(s): Autumn; Forests; Seasons; Fall; Woods


BATTALION IN REST    Poem Text    
First Line: Some found an owl's nest in the hollow skull
Last Line: Where stars new trembled with delight's design.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


BEHIND THE LINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Treasure not so the forlorn days
Last Line: Over the shades of shadows gone.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: What master singer, with what glory amazed
Last Line: That unknown poet's masterpiece of bells.
Subject(s): Bells


BLEUE MAISON    Poem Text    
First Line: Now to attune my dull soul, if I can
Last Line: Pass the full sails of natural odysseys.


BLUE BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lucy paused for the blue butterfly
Last Line: Is whispering in my lonely walk anew.
Subject(s): Butterflies; England; Insects; Landscape; English; Bugs


BROOK IN DROUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The willow catkins fall on the muddy pool
Last Line: This universe dried into sands and stones.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


BUILDING THE LIBRARY, TOKYO UNIVERSITY; NIGHT SCENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Like men of fire, in painful night
Last Line: For the great muse to come!
Subject(s): Librarians & Libraries; Tokyo Imperial University; Library; Librarians


BYROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Who knows not that sweet gloom in spring
Last Line: And godhead glistens in those woods.


CHANCES OF REMEMBRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Turn not from me
Last Line: "into your verse."


CHANGING MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: The green east hagged with prowling storm
Last Line: And where his useless gold and silver lie.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Moon; English


CHINESE PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ascend this path, whose stairway windings gleam
Last Line: Once you command his secret, will not grudge your right.


CHINESE POND    Poem Text    
First Line: Chinese pond is quick with leeches
Subject(s): Ponds; China


CLARE'S GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Pitch-dark night shuts in, and the rising gale
Last Line: Lit with a burning deathless discontent.
Subject(s): Ghosts


CLEAR WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: A cloudless day! With a keener line
Last Line: A great transparent dragon-fly.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


CLOUD-LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Look with what titan majesty arise
Last Line: Their single songs, and full-quired eloquence.
Subject(s): Clouds


CLOUDY JUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Above the hedge the spearman thistle towers
Last Line: Nor tell me I am I.
Subject(s): England; June; Landscape; English


CONCERT PARTY: BUSSEBOOM    Poem Text    
First Line: The stage was set, the house was packed
Last Line: Were kicking men to death.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


COUNTRY SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the thin green sky, the twilight day
Last Line: So beautiful, all went for an old song.
Subject(s): Auctions; Country Life; England; English


DEAD LETTERS (T.L.H.)    Poem Text    
First Line: There lay the letters of a hundred friends
Last Line: Seemed friends that we had always known.
Subject(s): Friendship; Poetry & Poets


DEATH OF CHILDHOOD BELIEFS    Poem Text    
First Line: There the puddled lonely lane
Last Line: Crying armageddon near.
Subject(s): Innocence


DEPARTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: The beech leaves caught in a moment gust
Last Line: Our casual anglian train.
Subject(s): England; Farewell; Landscape; English; Parting


DREAM ENCONTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The measureless houses of dreams
Last Line: And all heaven with one heart.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


E.W.T.: ON THE DEATH OF HIS BETTY    Poem Text    
First Line: And she is gone, whom, dream or truth
Last Line: And death draws nigh, a friend.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


EARLY AND LATE    Poem Text    
First Line: How fondly still the grecian form
Last Line: In easter rays!
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


EASTERN TEMPEST    Poem Text    
First Line: That flying angel's torrent cry
Last Line: Of wisdom infinitely calm.
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: The chinese tombs / some, sqaures of shrubby trees, some, peaks and mounds
Last Line: Ends those graves.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ENTANGLEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: That shower-silvery grass where the damson-flower drifted
Last Line: On the dust-track unsignatured mile after mile.


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Happily through my years this small stream ran
Last Line: Where with so strong a life you run and sing.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


ESCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are four officers, this message says
Last Line: Find mr. Wrestman.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


EVENING MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a great bat's wing angled on the west
Last Line: Uttered themselves even here when those still peaks hurled flame.
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


EVENING MYSTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now ragged clouds in the west are heaping
Last Line: What poison pours she in slumber's ear?
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


FAMILIARITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dance not your spectral dance at me
Last Line: This foam-cold vale.


FAR EAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Old hamlets with your fragrant flowers
Last Line: Now folded like the rest.
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


FESTUBERT: THE OLD GERMAN LINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sparse mists of moonlight hurt our eyes
Last Line: The gray rags fluttered on the dead.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


FIRST RHYMES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the meadow by the mill
Last Line: "when ""nature painted all things gay."
Subject(s): Nature; Poetry & Poets


FIRST SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: By the red chimney-pots the pigeons cower
Last Line: Even his enemies sing!
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Snow; English


FLANDERS NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: There, where before no master action struck
Last Line: Of glory save the light in a friend's eye.
Subject(s): Flanders, Belgium; World War I; First World War


FOR THERE IS NO HELP IN THEM    Poem Text    
First Line: She lies on that white breast she loves, and well
Last Line: So disenchanted and so sadly wise.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


FOREFATHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here they went with smock and crook
Last Line: Who made honey long ago.
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; England; Landscape; Heritage; Heredity; English


FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Steal abroad, your time is come; doubt not once the new-blown / hour
Last Line: To make new morning wild with flowers


GLEANING    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the baulk the grasses drenched in dews
Last Line: With such small winnings more than satisfied.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


GOUZEAUCOURT: THE DECEITFUL CALM    Poem Text    
First Line: How unpurposed, how inconsequential
Last Line: That false mildness.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


HARVEST    Poem Text    
First Line: So there's my year, the twelvemonth duly told
Last Line: And earth accuses none that goes among her stooks.


HAWTHORN    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath that hawthorn shade the grass will hardly grow
Last Line: Sit in this same sanctuary.
Subject(s): England; Hawthorn; Landscape; English


HIGH SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now all the birds are flown, the first, the second brood
Last Line: Talks forgotten battles with a tear in his eye.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Summer; English


II PETER II 22    Poem Text    
First Line: Hark, the new year succeeds the dead
Last Line: The heights which crowned a deadlier year.
Subject(s): Time; World War I; First World War


ILLUSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Trenches in the moonlight, in the lulling moonlight
Last Line: For the moon's interpretation.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Earth is a quicksand; yon square tower
Last Line: Thy tiny skull?
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Churchyards; Graveyards


IN FESTUBERT    Poem Text    
First Line: Now every thing that shadowy thought
Last Line: And sear no more with second sight.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN WILTSHIRE; SUGGESTED BY POINTS OF SIMILARITY WITH THE SOMME COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fairest of valleys, in this full-bloomed night
Last Line: Among old valley-tombs of flesh and blood and years.
Subject(s): Wiltshire, England


INACCESSIBILITY IN THE BATTLEFIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgotten streams, yet wishful to be known
Last Line: The rampart where the sleepless phantom strode.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


INHERITANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah! What magic was that, and what the mystery
Last Line: These the chance-come charm that bade me worship then?


INLAND SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Here in the moonlit sea
Last Line: Like apprehension's baffling destiny.
Subject(s): Japan; Sea; Japanese; Ocean


INTERVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: When the cloudy evening shows
Last Line: Suddenly unconfined as air.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


INTIMATIONS OF MORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: I am only the phrase
Last Line: To my winding-sheet haunt me!
Subject(s): Mortality


INTO THE SALIENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sallows like heads in polynesia
Last Line: Into seven days of country where you come out any door.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


JANUARY FULL MOON, YPRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Vantaged snow on the gray pilasters
Last Line: To someone crunching through the frozen snows.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


JOURNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the relic of an ancient ride
Last Line: We laughed at time, nor wished a better place.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


KINGFISHER    Poem Text    
First Line: The eastern god with natural blessing gleams
Last Line: The kingfisher returns.
Subject(s): England; Kingfishers; Landscape; English


LA QUINQUE RUE    Poem Text    
First Line: O road in dizzy moonlight bleak and blue
Last Line: To trim roofs and cropped fields; the error's mine.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


LEISURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen, and lose not the sweet luring cry
Last Line: And mercy's music be for ever dumb.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Leisure; English


LES HALLES D'YPRES    Poem Text    
First Line: A tangle of iron rods and spluttered beams
Last Line: And flicker in playful flight.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


LIBERTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: In summer-time when haymaking's there
Last Line: And a dryad will peep when she thinks I'm asleep.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


MALEFACTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nailed to these green laths long ago
Last Line: Dreary as a passing-bell.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


MASKS OF DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Then the lark, his singing on a sudden done
Last Line: The clods roll their brown heads, all golgotha in wrath.
Subject(s): Time


MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The last-lighted windows have darkened
Last Line: Be the wind in the moonlit thorn?
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Night; English; Bedtime


MISUNDERSTANDINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the bright shallow of this broadened dyke
Last Line: But to her frost-cold eggs she ne'er returned.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


MOLE CATCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: With coat like any mole's, as soft and black
Last Line: There's not a peal in england sounds so well.
Subject(s): Animals; England; Labor & Laborers; Landscape; Moles; English; Work; Workers


MONT DE CASSEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Here on the sunnier scarp of the hill let us rest
Last Line: The thunder-throated cannonade booms on.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


MUFFLED    Poem Text    
First Line: Black ponds and boughs of clay and sulky sedge
Last Line: When even the owls and bats are hesitating.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


MY WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: The young moon, refreshed from her lynns of light
Last Line: "to hear them where the moon draws light affirm their new-seen ""all is one."


NATURE DISPLAYED    Poem Text    
First Line: I loved her in my innocent contemplation
Last Line: I hailed, and listening loved and loved again.
Subject(s): Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770); Collins, William (1721-1759); Country Life; Green, Matthew (1696-1737); Nature; Poetry & Poets


NIGHT-WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the lifted line of sombre green
Last Line: The carven botch of an idolater.
Subject(s): Wind


NO CONTINUING CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The train with its smoke and its rattle went on
Last Line: "at this time next year."
Subject(s): Country Life; England; Farewell; Landscape; English; Parting


NOVEMBER MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: From the night storm sad wakes the winter day
Last Line: And sharded pots and rusty curry-combs.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


NOW OR NEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Bright fleet slow shadow! Puzzling guide
Last Line: I gaze, tremble and pass.


OLD HOMES    Poem Text    
First Line: O happiest village! How I turned to you
Last Line: And in your pastoral still my life has rest.
Subject(s): England; Home; Landscape; English


OLD PLEASURES DESERTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Cobwebs and kisks have crept
Last Line: May-morning bright.


OLD REMEDIES    Poem Text    
First Line: The yardman, he with the coins on his watch-chain, stood
Last Line: Unable now to touch the case?


OMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the day is dead, I cried
Last Line: I shut my doors up for the night.


ON A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Proud is assembly, and the anthem proud
Last Line: Into one chant, one radiance and election.


ON A SMALL DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Animula vagula blandula, foundling dear
Last Line: And so to sleep.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Tokyo


ON MR. FREDERICK PORTER'S ROOM OF PICTURES, 1930    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun's your radiant painter, he
Last Line: Like these, and life's a pictured room.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


ON READING THAT THE REBUILDING OF YPRES APPROACHED COMPLETION    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear you now, I hear you, shy perpetual companion
Last Line: "is the wind in the rampart trees."
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


ON THE PORTRAIT OF A COLONEL; G.H.H.    Poem Text    
First Line: When now at this stern depth and shade of soul
Last Line: This man's commanding trust will be my sight.
Subject(s): Soldiers


ON TURNING A STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Trolls and pixies unbeknown
Last Line: Scared to rout by shining sun.
Subject(s): Supernatural


ORNAMENTATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: The curving cranes with serpent necks
Last Line: Thought spies one rose or daffodil.
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


ORNITHOPOLIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Not your least glory, many-gloried wren
Last Line: With loud-tongued gossip of an age of gold.
Subject(s): Birds


PARABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wide as the world is, music abounds
Last Line: Reveals new song to heaven.


PERCH FISHING    Poem Text    
First Line: On the far hill the cloud of thunder grew
Last Line: They did together, never more to do.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Perch (Fish); English


PILLBOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Just see what's happening, worley! - worley rose
Last Line: To see this life so spirited away.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


PREMATURE REJOICING    Poem Text    
First Line: What's that over there?
Last Line: That's where the difficulty is, over there.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


PREPARATIONS FOR VICTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: My soul, dread not the pestilence that hags
Last Line: The black fiend leaps brick-red as life's last picture goes.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


PRIDE OF THE VILLAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: A new grave meets the hastiest passer's eye
Last Line: What a low hillock by your path may mean.
Subject(s): England; Graves; Landscape; Villages; English; Tombs; Tombstones


PRODIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The stream runs on with speed and leisure too
Last Line: The splendid fish, the violet day.


RECOGNITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Old friend, I know you line by line
Last Line: But first we'll make this day, this godlike day our friend.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


RECOLLECTINS OF CHRIST'S HOSPITAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Book, lie you there: such borrowed wings
Last Line: Nought can remove.
Subject(s): Hospitals


RELEASE    Poem Text    
First Line: Pour forth, shrill sparkling brook, your deathless wave
Last Line: And find you, luck divine! Rippling through time and space.


RELIQUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Map me the world, and watch you mark
Last Line: Will square the circle one bright day.


REPORT ON EXPERIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been young, and now am not too old
Last Line: Over there are faith, life, virtue in the sun.
Subject(s): God; Love; War


RESENTIENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Heart of great hopes, glance of arriving day
Last Line: "come angelizing all that grin not ""is it thus?"


RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Deed and event of prouder stature
Last Line: Of spirits infinitely kind.


RETURN OF THE NATIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: About the ramparts, quiet as a mother
Last Line: Incapable to stir a weed or moth.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


REUNION IN WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The windmill in his smock of white
Last Line: In dead men's envied bones.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


ROSA MUNDI    Poem Text    
First Line: There in a solitude of silence slips
Last Line: -- but like a spy the shadow passed their enfilade.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


RUE DU BOIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Harmonious trees, whose lit and lissom graces
Last Line: Will never give an aspen to the spring.
Subject(s): Love; Trees


RUIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Beside the lonely tower I gaze for thee
Last Line: Of knife-like shapes, that only famine find.
Subject(s): Ruins


RURAL ECONOMY (1917)    Poem Text    
First Line: There was winter in those woods
Last Line: Shot up a roaring harvest-home.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


RUSTIC WREATH    Poem Text    
First Line: With may's tomthumb and daisy come
Last Line: And only earth's rude rustic here.
Subject(s): Country Life; England; Landscape; English


SEEN IN TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Too bold a light suits not all qualities
Last Line: Responding calm and safe to that unstaring face.


SHEEPBELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Moonsweet the summer evening locks
Last Line: Where the woodlark sings.
Subject(s): Bells


SHEET LIGHTNING    Poem Text    
First Line: When on the green the rag-tag game had stopt
Last Line: With fear. Joe beat its brain out on the wheel.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Lightning; English; Lightning Rods


SHEPHERD    Poem Text    
First Line: Evening has brought the glow-worm to the green
Last Line: And gently leads the yoes that are with young.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; English


SHOOTING STAR AT HARVEST    Poem Text    
First Line: A bell softer than silence
Last Line: To live in rapture new.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Stars; English


SICK BED    Poem Text    
First Line: Half dead with fever here in bed I sprawl
Last Line: My face in pillows, praying for merciful sleep.
Subject(s): Books; Sickness; Reading; Illness


SIR W. TRELOAR'S DINNER FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: This is an ancient england in the new
Last Line: Christmas and christ profoundly understood.
Subject(s): Charity; Children; Dickens, Charles (1812-1870); Dinners & Dining; England; Physical Disabilities; Philanthropy; Childhood; English; Handicapped; Handicaps; Physically Challenged; Cripples


SOLUTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: The swallow flew like lightning over the green
Last Line: Beheaded it for blooming insolence.
Subject(s): Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: The song itself! Thus the bright-templed rhyme
Last Line: In this black ink his love shall still shine bright.
Subject(s): Publishing; Smart, Christopher (1722-1771); Publishers


SPRING NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the smothered air the wicker finds
Last Line: As if day's host of flowers were a moment's whim.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Spring; English


STANE STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: Mown, strown are the grayhead grasses
Last Line: The ringer ceasing, lingers long.


STORM AT HOPTIME    Poem Text    
First Line: The hoptime came with sun and shower
Subject(s): Harvest; Storms; Hop Gardens


STRANGE PERSPECTIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy the herd is that in the heat of summer
Last Line: Hustling the staid herd into hazardous shadows.


SUMMER RAINSTORM    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet conversations, woodland incantations
Last Line: And fields made lovely with the living god.
Subject(s): Rain


THAMES GULLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Beautiful it is to see
Last Line: And inaccessible as dido's phantom.
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; London; Seagulls


THE AFTERMATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Swift away the century flies
Last Line: Where the kind dove would never brood.
Subject(s): Time


THE AGE OF HERBERT & VAUGHAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Then it was faith and fairness
Last Line: At once he stood rewarded!
Subject(s): Herbert, George (1593-1633); Poetry & Poets; Vaughan, Henry (1621-1695)


THE ANCRE AT HAMEL: AFTERWARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where tongues were loud and hearts were light
Last Line: And shared its wounded moan.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE AUTHOR OF 'THE GREAT ILLUSION'    Poem Text    
First Line: Some men, we say, are sent before their time
Last Line: The rose shall dominate the wilderness.
Subject(s): Angell, Norman (1872-1962); Peace


THE AUTHOR'S LAST WORDS TO HIS STUDENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgive what I, adventuring highest themes
Last Line: The voice of your devotion.
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Tokyo Imperial University; Educators; Professors


THE AVENUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Up the long colonnade I press, and strive
Last Line: To seek and serve the beauty that must die.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE BAKER'S VAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Village children shouted shrill
Last Line: Was still in a brown study seen.
Subject(s): Bakeries & Bakers; England; Landscape; English


THE BARN    Poem Text    
First Line: Rain-sunken roof, grown green and thin
Last Line: And strikes its kindness cold.
Subject(s): Barns


THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Dim stars like snowflakes are fluttering in heaven
Last Line: But I know isolation.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


THE BROOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Up, my jewel! Let's away
Last Line: Stolen into the gulf for ever!
Subject(s): Brooks; Streams; Creeks


THE CANAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Where so dark and still
Last Line: Swift and seeing?
Subject(s): Canals


THE CHANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mind and soul a halting brook
Last Line: To naked havock, hurl them all!


THE CHARM    Poem Text    
First Line: The voice of innocence I heard
Last Line: I'll hear the voice of innocence.
Subject(s): Innocence


THE CHILD'S GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I came to the churchyard where pretty joy lies
Last Line: Her sweet dawning smile and her violet eye!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Graves; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


THE COMPLAINT    Poem Text    
First Line: The village spoke: you come again
Last Line: "I answered, ""all my ways led here."


THE CORRELATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Again that yellow dusk or light along
Last Line: As consonant with the power as its bare trees.


THE COVERT    Poem Text    
First Line: I always thought to find my love
Last Line: As ever hailed the spring.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


THE CROWN INN    Poem Text    
First Line: Round all its nooks and corners goes
Last Line: While empires shudder into night.
Subject(s): England; Hotels; Landscape; English; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


THE DAIMYO'S POND    Poem Text    
First Line: The swallows come on swift and daring wings
Last Line: Who knows that incantation, and will tell?
Subject(s): Japan; Lakes; Japanese; Pools; Ponds


THE DEATH-MASK OF JOHN CLARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Kind was the hand that at the last
Last Line: Your prison with a smile.
Subject(s): Clare, John (1793-1864)


THE DEEPER FRIENDSHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Were all eyes changed, were even poetry cold
Last Line: And well content that nature should bury me.


THE DEEPS    Poem Text    
First Line: I ask but little; and I ask far more
Last Line: And with those red lips peace herself have smiled.


THE DOOMED OAK; IN IMITATION OF ANATOLE FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the warm wood bedipped with rosy day
Last Line: And brings the bisson mildews hurrying on.
Subject(s): France, Anatole (1844-1924); Oak Trees


THE DRIED MILLPOND    Poem Text    
First Line: Old broadbridge pond, once on a time so deep
Last Line: Nor any pleasure of the past abides.
Subject(s): England; Lakes; Landscape; English; Pools; Ponds


THE EARTH HATH BUBBLES'    Poem Text    
First Line: Come they no more, those ecstasies of earth


THE ECCENTRIC    Poem Text    
First Line: His sleeping or his waking mind
Last Line: Clear at ten thousand miles!


THE ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: So talk ran on, and turning like a lane
Last Line: Seeing below calm trees calm waters gliding.


THE EMBRYO    Poem Text    
First Line: That grey-green river pouring past
Last Line: The swans through air anew.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


THE ENGLISH POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: I looked across the fields and saw a light
Last Line: The spirit fire that keeps our england young?
Subject(s): England; Poetry & Poets; English


THE ESCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the stubble blossoms
Last Line: But here no sign is found.
Subject(s): Pansies


THE ESTRANGEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dim through cloud vails the moonlight trembles down
Last Line: Shrills malice at the soul grown strange in france.
Subject(s): France; World War I; First World War


THE FESTUBERT SHRINE    Poem Text    
First Line: A sycamore on either side
Last Line: We are no less poor than they.
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Prayer; Women In The Bible; World War I; Virgin Mary; First World War


THE FLOWER-GATHERERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where a brook with lisping tongue
Last Line: Forgets he had a course to run.
Subject(s): Fate; Flowers; Mothers; Destiny


THE FOREST    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the golden groves when june walketh there
Last Line: But not till now was I with the woods again alone.
Subject(s): Forests; Memory; Woods


THE GEOGRAPHER'S GLORY; OR, THE GLOBE IN 1730    Poem Text    
First Line: When through the windows buzzed the way-lost bee
Last Line: Those fruitful wonders of the natural world.
Subject(s): Geography; Past


THE GIANT PUFFBALL    Poem Text    
First Line: From what proud star I know not, but I found
Last Line: Be but as crouching dust and wind-blown sand.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Puffballs; English


THE GODS OF THE EARTH BENEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the god of things that burrow and creep
Last Line: And then's the end of all her mirth.
Subject(s): Animals


THE IDLERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The gipsies lit their fires by the chalk-pit gate anew
Last Line: And not one of them all seemed to know the name of care.
Subject(s): England; Gypsies; Landscape; English; Gipsies


THE IMMOLATION    Poem Text    
First Line: It is but open the door of this walled den
Last Line: Enough for us to lantern our own night.


THE INVIOLATE    Poem Text    
First Line: There on the white pacific shore the pines
Last Line: Swan-like between the mountain and the moon.
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


THE KILN    Poem Text    
First Line: Beside the creek where seldom oar or sail
Last Line: Of once grave seers, her iris woos the wind.
Subject(s): Furnaces; Ruins; Kilns


THE LAST OF AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: From cloudy shapes of trees that cluster the hills
Last Line: And cash upon his garden palisades.
Subject(s): Autumn; England; Landscape; Seasons; Fall; English


THE LAST RAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the world grows weak again, the sinewed woods are all / astrain
Last Line: And sneers as one great laugh or gust huffs down the writhing avenue.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


THE LATE STAND-TO    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought of cottages nigh brooks
Last Line: I gave stand-to! The east was red.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE LONG TRUCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rooks in black constellation slowly wheeling
Last Line: Only in sweet content for england vying.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


THE MARCH BEE    Poem Text    
First Line: A warning wind finds out my resting-place
Last Line: Still listening to the bee, still basking in the sun.
Subject(s): Bees; England; Insects; Landscape; Beekeeping; English; Bugs


THE MASQUERADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here winds / the chiding chiming brook caught in two minds
Last Line: With ringed lights dabbling and twirling the brambles and to yourself a-singing and a-talking.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Masquerades; English


THE MATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: In a round cavern of glass, in steely water
Last Line: The difficult dumb-show of my generation.


THE MAY DAY GARLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Though folks no more go maying
Last Line: Hid up his scythe in flowers!
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Spring; English


THE MEADOW STREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Young joy to me is as the miser's gold
Last Line: And oaks, and brooks, and fishes' human eyes.


THE MESSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Then in petals of the air
Last Line: Was the secret's rosy proving.


THE MIDNIGHT SKATERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The hop-poles stand in cones
Last Line: And let him hate you through the glass.
Subject(s): Death; England; Landscape; Skating & Skaters; Sports; Dead, The; English


THE NEW MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: New-silver-crescented the moon forth came
Last Line: Of grotesque caliph or blotched caliban.
Subject(s): Moon


THE NUN AT COURT    Poem Text    
First Line: With what voluptuous and distorted care
Last Line: Of luring love, and one that knew not la valliere.
Subject(s): La Valliere, Francois De (1644-1710); Louis Xiv, King Of France (1638-1715); Versailles, Frances


THE OLD YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon was going down; the empty trees shook, sighing
Last Line: Remaining.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE PAGODA    Poem Text    
First Line: From the knoll of beeches peeping
Last Line: Seems once more to be my own.


THE PASSER-BY    Poem Text    
First Line: The listless year goes dimly down
Last Line: "once ended ""never, never part""!"
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


THE PASTURE POND    Poem Text    
First Line: By the pasture pond alone
Last Line: Their solitary pasture-pond.
Subject(s): England; Lakes; Landscape; English; Pools; Ponds


THE PIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: From shadows of rich oaks outpeer
Last Line: And the miller that opens the hatch stands amazed at the whirl in the water.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Pike (Fish); English


THE POOR MAN'S PIG    Poem Text    
First Line: Already fallen plum-bloom stars the green
Last Line: And sulky as a child when her play's done.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Pigs; English; Boars; Hogs


THE PROPHET    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a country
Last Line: This sometime seer, crass but cassandra-like.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE PUZZLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The cuckoo with a strong flute
Last Line: God's freezing love.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


THE QUICK AND THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Once we three in nara walked
Last Line: Than the plain joy, three friends walked there.
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


THE RESIGNATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Live in that land, fair spirit and my friend
Last Line: That palest face among them was my love.


THE RIVER HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Set in a circlet of silver rain
Last Line: And warns the wandering foot away.


THE SCYTHE STRUCK BY LIGHTING    Poem Text    
First Line: A thick hot haze had choked the valley grounds
Last Line: That ripens into blue, nor knows the storm is by.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Lightning; English; Lightning Rods


THE SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: The starbeam lights, a touch, a breath
Last Line: Storms with young force the general land.


THE SENTRY'S MISTAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: The chapel at the crossways bore no scar
Last Line: "made him once more ""the terror of the hun."
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE SHADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's a dell that's sunny enough for laughing joy
Last Line: In silence stumbling through the glade.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE SIGHING TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: The sighing time, the sighing time!
Last Line: The sighing time, the sighing time.
Subject(s): Sighs; Death; Dead, The


THE SILVER BIRD OF HERNDYKE MILL    Poem Text    
First Line: By herndyke mill there haunts, folks tell
Last Line: To hear her makes a man's blood chill.
Subject(s): Birds; Mills & Millers


THE SOUTH-WEST WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: We stood by the idle weir
Last Line: Now all is still as death.
Subject(s): Grief; Wind; Sorrow; Sadness


THE SPELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Loud the wind leaps through the night and fills the valley with his wings
Last Line: Were, to rove the wild lands over.


THE STILL HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: As in the silent darkening room I lay
Last Line: Whence one deep moaning, one deep moaning came.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: Sky beyond words! Elysian-field
Last Line: Our hopes ran out for sympathy?
Subject(s): Storms


THE STUDY    Poem Text    
First Line: While I sit penning plans of dead affairs
Last Line: Know they are for the singing and the sun!
Subject(s): Home


THE SUNKEN LANE    Poem Text    
First Line: Behind the meadow where the windmill stood
Last Line: The jutting stones stood whitened with the sun.


THE SUNLIT VALE    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the sunlit vale, and the pastoral fairy-tale
Last Line: That other does not smile.


THE SURVIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: To-day's house makes to-morrow's road
Last Line: Sustain to-morrow's road.


THE TIME IS GONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The time is gone when we could throw
Last Line: In such a happy place to shed such bitter tears.
Subject(s): Aging


THE TROUBLED SPIRIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Said god, go, spirit, thou hast served me well
Last Line: Some weariness, while time smiles to himself.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE UNCHANGEABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I within these last two years of grace
Subject(s): World War I; Human Behavior; First World War; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Manda's twig-like arms
Last Line: The snarl, the first, the knife in the sun!
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


THE UNQUIET EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: Secret and soft as a summer cloud that blooms
Last Line: To win my heart a glory without end.


THE VETERAN    Poem Text    
First Line: He stumbles silver-haired among his bees
Last Line: His bellman cockerel crying the first round.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Veterans; English


THE VISITOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Suddenly the other side of this world wide
Last Line: Pilgrimage singing in the stranger's mind.
Subject(s): Japan; Travel; Japanese; Journeys; Trips


THE WAGGONER    Poem Text    
First Line: The old waggon drudges through the miry lane
Last Line: As centuries past itself would do.
Variant Title(s): The Waggoner, 1919
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Wagons; English


THE WARTONS AND OTHER EARLY ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE-POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Mild hearts! And modest as the evening bell
Last Line: Shall join with you and hear may-morning chime.
Subject(s): Landscape; Poetry & Poets; Warton, Joseph (1722-1800); Warton, Thomas (1728-1790)


THE WATCHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard the challenge 'who goes there?'
Last Line: When I at last am seen and known.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE WATERMILL    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll rise at midnight and I'll rove
Last Line: And still love's moment sees them there.
Subject(s): Mills & Millers


THE WELCOME    Poem Text    
First Line: He'd scarcely come from leave and london
Last Line: While any of those who were there have tongues.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE YELLOWHAMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: With rural admixture of shrill and sweet
Last Line: While from the totter-grass gazes the humble hare.
Subject(s): Birds


THE ZONNEBEKE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Morning, if this late withered light can claim
Last Line: And freeze you back with that one hope, disdain.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THEIR VERY MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear, o hear / they were as the welling waters
Last Line: Tears of joy and music's rally.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THERE IS A COUNTRY'       
First Line: While thus the black night rushes down in rain


THIEPVAL WOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: The tired air groans as the heavies swing over, the river-hollows
Last Line: Nor the blue javelin-flame of thunderous noons strike fear.
Subject(s): Forests; Woods


THIRD YPRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Triumph! How strange, how strong had triumph come
Last Line: The dead men from that chaos, or my soul?
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THUS FAR    Poem Text    
First Line: In glades where frost is ambushed in the ferns
Last Line: Answered, would leave but wood and water there.
Subject(s): Spring


THY DREAMS OMINOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Blest is the man that sees and hears
Last Line: Through timeless orgies.


TIME OF ROSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Clean flows the wind as from its grand source flowing
Last Line: At first that this year grass has brought forth roses.
Subject(s): England; Flowers; Landscape; Roses; English


TO A SPIRIT (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear (thus I dare), how I have longed
Last Line: What, if not love, I cannot tell.


TO A SPIRIT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The young spring night in all her virtue walks
Last Line: Poor cheating folly, should I wait on you?
Subject(s): Love


TO CLARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou toddling babe, none looks upon but loves
Last Line: On a still sunny morning of winter we see.
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


TO JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Is not this enough for moan
Last Line: Alone on that most wintry wild?
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


TO NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: O my stern mother, aye, in that name loved
Last Line: Receives, and bids be calm as it is calm.
Subject(s): Nature


TRANSPORT UP AT YPRES    Poem Text    
First Line: The thoroughfares that seem so dead to daylight passers-by
Last Line: While overhead with fleering light stare down those withered suns.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TREES ON THE CALAIS ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Like mourners filing into church at a funeral
Last Line: Of that dead army driving by.
Subject(s): Trees; World War I; First World War


TRENCH NOMENCLATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Genius named them, as I live! What but genius could compress
Last Line: From the fabled vase the genie in his shattering horror came.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TRENCH RAID NEAR HOOGE    Poem Text    
First Line: At an hour before the rosy-fingered
Last Line: Lit earth and heaven.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TRUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Trust is a trembling thing
Last Line: So speaking with your enemies in the gate.
Subject(s): Trust


TWO VOICES    Poem Text    
First Line: There's something in the air, he said
Last Line: "and still ""we're going south, man,"" deadly near."
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


UNDER A THOUSAND WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: A thousand words on courage. -this request
Last Line: "but you call this instinct."
Subject(s): Courage; Writing & Writers; Valor; Bravery


UNEASY PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Late into the lulling night the pickers toiled
Last Line: While men were meditating war with which the world still bleeds.
Subject(s): Peace


UNTEACHABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: To some, thoughts flying into futurity's cloud
Last Line: To eat his bit of dinner, out of the sun.


VALUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Till darkness lays a hand on these gray eyes
Last Line: This sprig of green, in which an angel shows.


VERY JEWELS IN THEIR FAIR ESTATE'       
First Line: Love's a curious praiser


VILLAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: What happy place we travel through!
Last Line: Whose steps are wounds -- what happy place?
Subject(s): England; Facades; Landscape; Villages; English; Appearances


VILLAGE GREEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The thatched roofs green with moss and grass stand round
Last Line: With trousers daubed in mire and face all black.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Soccer; Villages; English


VILLAGE LIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: These dim-lamped cabins leaning upon the gulf of oceanic night
Last Line: Ten times as wise, ten thousand fools.


VLAMERTINGHE: PASSING THE CHATEAU, JULY 1917    Poem Text    
First Line: And all her silken flanks with garlands drest
Last Line: Is scarcely right; this red should have been much duller.
Subject(s): Belgium; World War I; First World War


VOICES BY A RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: What hearest thou?
Last Line: "that veils me now."


WAR AUTOBIOGRAPHY; WRITTEN IN ILLNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Heaven is clouded, mists of rain
Last Line: That twice has passed before my sight.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


WAR'S PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the tender amaranthine domes
Last Line: Strange stars, and dream-like sounds, changed speech and law are ours.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


WARNING TO TROOPS    Poem Text    
First Line: What soldier guessed that where the stream descended
Last Line: Lest perilous silence gnaw thee evermore.
Subject(s): Soldiers


WASTE GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: The wheat crowds close, the land falls sharp
Last Line: The neighbours of a niche for fable.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


WATCHING RUNNING WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: How swift and smooth this water glinters past!
Last Line: My spirit seems in readiness to die.
Subject(s): Water


WATER MOMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The silver eel slips through the waving weeds
Last Line: The silver death writhes with the chosen one.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


WATER SPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: Come all who hear our song say yalding bells
Last Line: Shine like an angel to the mill boy's sight.
Subject(s): Boats; England; Landscape; English


WILD CHERRY TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here be rural graces, sylvan places
Last Line: A long long sigh to the darling tree.
Subject(s): Cherry Trees


WILDERNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: On lonely kinton green all day
Last Line: Down to the bull for pipe and glass.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


WILL O' THE WISP    Poem Text    
First Line: From choked morass I leap and run
Last Line: Content in swamps despised to dwell!
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


WINTER NIGHTS; A BACKWARD LOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Strange chord! The weir-pool's tussling dance
Last Line: Are the heart's invincible law.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Winter; English


WINTER: EAST ANGLIA    Poem Text    
First Line: In a frosty sunset
Last Line: And hard as winter dies.
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Winter; English


WOULD YOU RETURN?    Poem Text    
First Line: Poppies never brighter shone, and never sweeter smelled the hay
Last Line: The sun pale peering at the shag-haired storm that swooped on avalon!
Subject(s): Avalon (Legend)


ZERO    Poem Text    
First Line: O rosy red, o torrent splendour
Last Line: It's plain we were born for this, naught else.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


ZILLEBEKE BROOK    Poem Text    
First Line: This conduit stream that's tangled here and there
Last Line: On my way up to sanctuary wood.
Subject(s): Brooks; World War I; Streams; Creeks; First World War