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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor    Poet's Biography
335 poems available by this author


A BECK IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Over the broad, the shallow, rapid stream
Last Line: And pomp of antlers --
Subject(s): Winter


A CHARACTER    Poem Text    
First Line: A bird, who for his other sins
Last Line: With scarce a pocket for his penny!


A CHILD'S EVENING PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere on my bed my limbs I lay
Last Line: Awake to thy eternal day! Amen.
Subject(s): Love; Prayer; Sleep


A DAY DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: My eyes make pictures, when they are shut
Last Line: Murmur it to yourselves, ye two beloved women!
Variant Title(s): Eye
Subject(s): Dreams; Language; Nightmares; Words; Vocabulary


A FRAGMENT FOUND IN A LECTURE-ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Where deep in mud cam rolls his slumbrous stream
Last Line: Cetera desunt.


A LETTER TO SARA HUTCHINSON, APRIL 4, 1802 -- SUNDAY EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Well! If the bard was weatherwise, who made
Last Line: Thus may'st thou ever, evermore rejoice!
Subject(s): Grief; Hutchinson, Sara; Love - Complaints; Sorrow; Sadness


A LOVER'S COMPLAINT TO HIS MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The dubious light sad glimmers o'er the sky
Last Line: And faithless ocean smile -- but to deceive.


A MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM    Poem Text    
First Line: On a given finite line
Last Line: Tis raised upon a. B. The straight, the given line.


A PLANTIVE MOMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Go little pipe! For ever I must leave thee
Last Line: Hide with sere leaves my grave's undaisied slope.


A RHYMESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Jem writes his verses with more speed
Last Line: And only not so fast as we forget 'em.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A SOLILOQUY OF THE FULL MOON, SHE BEING IN A MAD PASSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Now as heaven is my lot, they're the pests of the nation
Last Line: I am I myself I, the jolly full moon.
Subject(s): Moon


A STRANGER MINSTREL; TO MRS. ROBINSON BEFORE HER DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: As late on skiddaw's mount I lay supine
Last Line: I would, I would that she were here!'
Subject(s): Mountains; Robinson, Mary (1758-1800); Skiddaw (Mountain), England; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


A SUNSET    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon the mountain's edge all lightly resting
Last Line: And deep the cavern of the fountain mutters.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


A THOUGHT SUGGESTED BY A VIEW, OF SADDLEBACK IN CUMBERLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: On stern blencathra's perilous height
Last Line: The things that seek the earth, how full of noise and riot!
Subject(s): Mountains; Saddleback (Mountain), England; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


A TOMBLESS EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis true, idoloclastes satyrane
Last Line: Thoughtful, with quiet tears upon his cheek.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


A WISH WRITTEN IN JESUS WOOD, FEB. 10TH, 1792    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo! Thro' the dusky silence of the groves
Last Line: Compose with icy hand!


ABSENCE: A FAREWELL ODE ON QUITTING SCHOOL FOR JESUS COLLEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where graced with many a classic spoil
Last Line: We bless the wanderer of the night.


AD VILMUM AXIOLOGUM    Poem Text    
First Line: This be the meed, that thy song creates a thousand fold echo!
Last Line: Love is the spirit of life, and music the life of the spirit. --
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


ADDRESSED TO A YOUNG MAN OF FORTUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence that fantastic wantonness of woe
Last Line: A prey to tyrants, murderers of mankind.
Subject(s): Idleness; Melancholy; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence; Dejection


ALICE DU CLOS: OR THE FORKED TONGUE. A BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun is not yet risen
Last Line: Lies bleeding on the glade.
Subject(s): Language; Lies; Words; Vocabulary


AN ANGEL VISITANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Within these circling hollies woodbine-clad
Last Line: For here, my love! Thou art! And here am I!


AN ETERNAL POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Your poem must eternal be
Last Line: And without head or tail!
Variant Title(s): To Mr. Pye;epigram On The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Subject(s): Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)


AN INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet muse! Companion of my every hour
Last Line: O'erspread my features with a flush of joy!


AN INVOCATION; SONG, FR. REMORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear, sweet spirit, hear the spell
Last Line: Miserere domine!
Variant Title(s): A Voice Sings
Subject(s): Inquisition


AN ODE IN THE MANNER OF ANACREON    Poem Text    
First Line: As late in wreaths gay flowers I bound
Last Line: Flutt'ring his wings within my breast!


AN ODE ON NAPOLEON; FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: O'erhung with yew, midway the muses mount
Last Line: Usurping power his hands in blood imbrues --'
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821)


AN ODE ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BASTILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Heard'st thou yon universal cry
Last Line: First ever of the first and freest of the free!
Subject(s): Bastille (Paris); French Revolution (1789); Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


AN ODE TO THE RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I know it is dark; and though I have lain
Last Line: Do go, dear rain! Do go away.
Subject(s): Rain


ANNA AND HARLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Within these wilds was anna wont to rove
Last Line: Like heaven's bright beauteous bow reflected in the stream.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love - Loss Of; Memory; Supernatural


ANNA AND HENRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the glade was anna wont's to rove
Last Line: Like heaven's bright bow reflected on the stream.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love - Loss Of; Memory; Supernatural


ANSWER TO A CHILD'S QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you ask what the birds say? The sparrow, the dove
Last Line: "I love my love, and my love loves me!"
Variant Title(s): What The Birds Say;birds;the Language Of Birds
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Spring


ANTHEM FOR THE CHILDREN OF CHRIST'S HOSPITAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Seraphs! Around th' eternal's seat who throng
Last Line: And each glad scene look brighter for the storm!
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA    Poem Text    
First Line: The poet in his lone yet genial hour
Last Line: Phantoms of sublimity.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


BEELZEBUB AND JOB; EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Sly beelzebub took all occasions
Last Line: Short-sighted devil, not to take his spouse!
Variant Title(s): Job's Luck
Subject(s): Devil; Job (Bible); Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


CATULLIAN HENDECASYLLABLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear, my beloved, an old milesian story!
Last Line: Shivering with ecstasy sank upon her bosom.


CHARITY IN THOUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: To praise men as good, and to take them for such
Last Line: To god, thy conscience, and the grave.


CHARITY THE DAUGHTER OF HUMILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Gently I took that which ungently came
Last Line: Give him the rotten timber for his pains!
Variant Title(s): Forbearance
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


CHOLERA CURED BEFORE HAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Pains ventral, subventral
Last Line: And whitewash at once bowels, rooms, hands, and manners!
Subject(s): Cholera


CHRISTABEL: PART 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis the middle of night by the castle clock
Last Line: For the blue sky bends over all!


CHRISTABEL: PART 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Each matin bell, the baron saith
Last Line: So talks as it 's most used to do.


COLOGNE; EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: In koln, a town of monks and bones
Last Line: Shall henceforth wash the river rhine?
Variant Title(s): Epigram;expectoration The Second
Subject(s): Cologne, Germany; Hate; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


CONCEALMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Time, as he courses onward
Last Line: To scare or to reward.


CONSTANCY TO AN IDEAL OBJECT    Poem Text    
First Line: Since all, that beat about in nature's range
Last Line: Nor knows he makes the shadow, he pursues!
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


DEJECTION: AN ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Well! If the bard was weather-wise, who made
Last Line: Thus mayest thou ever, evermore rejoice.
Variant Title(s): The New Moon;letter To Sara Hutchinson: 4 April 1802, Sunday Evening
Subject(s): Grief; Hutchinson, Sara; Love - Complaints; Melancholy; Sorrow; Sadness; Dejection


DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where true love burns desire is love's pure flame
Last Line: And but translates the language of the heart.
Subject(s): Desire; Love


DEVONSHIRE ROADS    Poem Text    
First Line: The indignant bard compos'd this furious ode
Last Line: Alight upon thee, damned bog!


DOMESTIC PEACE; SONG, FR. THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, on what holy ground
Last Line: Memory, bosom-spring of joy.


DRINKING VERSUS THINKING; OR, A SONG AGAINST THE NEW PHILOSOPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: My merry men all, that drink with glee
Last Line: Dead drunk beneath the table!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


DURA NAVIS    Poem Text    
First Line: To tempt the dangerous deep, too venturous youth
Last Line: And gild with brightest rays the evening of thy life.


DUTY SURVIVING SELF-LOVE; THE ONLY SURE FRIEND OF DECLINING LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Unchanged within to see all changed without
Last Line: Because to thee they are not what they were.
Subject(s): Change; Tolerance


EASTER HOLIDAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hail! Festal easter, that dost bring
Last Line: Like easter all the year.
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


ELEGY IMITATED FROM ONE OF AKENSIDE'S ... INSCRIPTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Near the lone pile with ivy overspread
Last Line: That riches cannot pay for love or truth.
Subject(s): Akenside, Mark (1721-1770); Physicians; Poetry & Poets; Doctors


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Here sleeps at length poor col., and without screaming
Last Line: All alone and unknown, at edinbro' in an inn.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH ON AN INFANT (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade
Last Line: And bade it blossom there.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Mothers; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON AN INFANT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Its balmy lips the infant blest
Last Line: Death sang to sleep with lullaby.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON HIMSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Stop, christian passer-by! Stop, child of god
Last Line: He ask'd, and hoped, through christ, do thou the same!
Variant Title(s): Coleridge's Epitaph For Himself, Written 9 November 1833
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Epitaphs; Poetry & Poets


FANCY IN NUBIBUS; OR, THE POET IN THE CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: O, it is pleasant, with a heart at ease
Last Line: Rise to the swelling of the voiceful sea.
Variant Title(s): The Poet In The Clouds
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature


FAREWELL TO LOVE; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell, sweet love! Yet blame you not my truth
Last Line: With thoughts that please me less, and less betray me.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


FEARS IN SOLITUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: A green and silent spot, amid the hills
Last Line: Love, and the thoughts that yearn for human kind.
Variant Title(s): The Dell
Subject(s): England; Fear; Poetry & Poets; War; English


FIRE, FAMINE AND SLAUGHTER. A WAR ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sisters! Sisters! Who sent you here?
Last Line: Cling to him everlastingly.
Subject(s): War


FIRST ADVENT OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: O fair is love's first hope to gentle mind
Last Line: Meets it with brow uplift, and stays his reaping.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


FOUR METRICAL EXPERIMENTS: 1. IAMBICS    Poem Text    
First Line: No cold shall thee benumb
Last Line: My pen shall give thee leave hereafter to be dumb.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FOUR METRICAL EXPERIMENTS: 2. TROCHAICS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus she said, and all around
Last Line: Love to-day, and thought to-morrow.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FOUR METRICAL EXPERIMENTS: 4. PINDARIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Once again, sweet willow, wave thee!
Last Line: Why stays my love?
Subject(s): Pindar (522-440 B.c.); Willow Trees


FRAGMENT (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: The silence of a city, how awful at midnight!
Last Line: Of her huge temples.
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


FRAGMENT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Whom should I choose for my judge? The earnest, impersonal reader
Last Line: Each with a different tone, compleat or in musical fragments.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


FRAGMENT (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Let eagle bid the tortoise sunward soar
Last Line: As vainly strength speaks to a broken mind.


FRAGMENT (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: As when the new or full moon urges
Last Line: Of the pacific main.
Subject(s): Moon


FRAGMENT OF METRICAL EPISTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Such verse as bowles, heart-honoured poet sang
Last Line: With my own laughter stifled my own wit.
Subject(s): Bowles, William Lisle (1762-1850)


FRANCE: AN ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye clouds! That far above me float and pause
Last Line: O liberty! My spirit felt thee there.
Subject(s): France - Invasion Of Switzerland (1798); Freedom; French Revolution (1789); Liberty


FROST AT MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The frost performs its secret ministry
Last Line: Quietly shining to the quiet moon.
Subject(s): Babies; Fantasy; Parents; Infants; Parenthood


GENEVIEVE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Maid of my love, sweet genevieve
Last Line: And therefore love I you, sweet genevieve!


GILES'S HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: What! Rise again with all one's bones?
Last Line: To go without my rib.
Subject(s): Bones


GLYCINE'S SONG, FR. ZAPOLYA    Poem Text    
First Line: A sunny shaft did I behold


GOD'S OMNIPRESENCE; A HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: My maker! Of thy power the trace
Last Line: Where but thy shadow falls, grief cannot be!
Subject(s): God


HAPPINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: On wide or narrow scale shall man
Last Line: "while faith proclaims ""thou shalt not die!"" '"


HEXAMETERS    Poem Text    
First Line: William, my teacher, my friend! Dear william and dear dorothea
Last Line: You have all in each other; but I am lonely, and want you!


HOMELESS    Poem Text    
First Line: O! Christmas day, oh! Happy day
Last Line: The desolate in heart.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


HOMESICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis sweet to him, who all the week
Last Line: Before the door of his own home?
Subject(s): Homesickness


HONOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: The fervid sun had more than halv'd the day
Last Line: Twas brookes's all till two -- 'twas hackett's all the rest!


HOPE AND TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: In the great city rear'd, my fancy rude
Last Line: And knows not whether he is first or last.
Subject(s): Fables; Hope; Poetry & Poets; Time; Youth; Allegories; Optimism


HUMAN LIFE: ON THE DENIAL OF IMMORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: If dead, we cease to be; if total gloom
Last Line: Thy being's being is contradiction.
Subject(s): Life; Mortality


HUNTING SONG, FR. ZAPOLYA    Poem Text    
First Line: Up, up! Ye dames and lasses gay!
Last Line: To hunt the wolf in the woods to-day.
Variant Title(s): Peasants' Hunting Song;choral Song Of Illrian Peasants
Subject(s): Hunting; Wolves; Hunters


HYMN TO MONT BLANC [IN THE VALE OF CHAMOUNI]    Poem Text    
First Line: Hast thou a charm to stay the morning-star
Last Line: Earth with her thousand voices, praises god.
Variant Title(s): Before Sunrise, In The Vale Of Chamouni;chamouny;mont Blanc Before Sunrise;hymn Before Sunrise, In The Vale Of Chamouni
Subject(s): Alps; Blanc, Mont; Chamonix, France; God; Mountains; Religion; Hills; Downs (Great Britain); Theology


HYMN TO THE EARTH. HEXAMETERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Earth! Thou mother of numberless children, the nurse and the mother
Last Line: Wandered bleating in valleys, and warbled on blossoming branches.
Subject(s): Earth; World


IMITATED FROM OSSIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The stream with languid murmur creeps
Last Line: In slumber's nightly hour.


IMITATED FROM THE WELSH    Poem Text    
First Line: If, while my passion I impart
Last Line: It wishes to discover.


IMITATIONS AD LYRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: The solemn-breathing air is ended
Last Line: Headlong, ever on the wing.


INSCRIPTION FOR A FOUNTAIN ON A HEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: This sycamore, oft musical with bees
Last Line: Or passing gale or hum of murmuring bees!
Subject(s): Fountains; Rivers


INSCRIPTIONS FOR A SEAT BY THE ROAD SIDE HALF-WAY UP A STEEP HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou who in youthful vigour rich, and light
Last Line: Then wake in heaven, and find the dream all true.


INSIDE THE COACH    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis hard on bagshot heath to try
Last Line: To dreary bagshot heath again!


JULIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Julia was blest with beauty, wit, and grace
Last Line: At once her lover and her lap-dog lost.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


KNOW THYSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Know thyself - and is this the prime
Last Line: Ignore thyself, and strive to know thy god!
Variant Title(s): True Self-knowledge
Subject(s): Self; Worship


KUBLA KHAN    Poem Text    
First Line: In xanadu did kubla khan / a stately pleasure dome decree
Last Line: And drunk the milk of paradise.
Variant Title(s): Romance;the Sacred River
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Dreams; Heaven; Kubla Khan (1214-1294); Mysticism; Nightmares; Paradise


L'ENVOY    Poem Text    
First Line: In vain we supplicate the powers above
Last Line: In the chilled heart by gradual self-decay.


LAPLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: As ere from lieule-oaive's vapory head
Last Line: Dance sportively.
Subject(s): Lapland; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


LEWTI, OR THE CIRCASSIAN LOVE CHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: At midnight by the stream I roved
Last Line: To-morrow lewti may be kind.


LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: As late I journey'd o'er the extensive plain
Last Line: And thought suspended lie in rapture's blissful trance.
Subject(s): Life


LIMBO    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis a strange place, this limbo! - not a place
Last Line: A fear -- a future state; -- 'tis positive negation!
Subject(s): Hades


LINES ADDRESSED TO A FRIEND, IN ANSWER TO A MELANCHOLY LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Away, those cloudy looks, that labouring sigh
Last Line: Barter for food the jewels of his crown.


LINES COMPOSED IN A CONCERT-ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Nor cold, nor stern, my soul! Yet I detest
Last Line: Murmur and music thin of sudden breeze.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


LINES COMPOSED WHILE CLIMBING THE LEFT ASCENT OF BROCKLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: With many a pause and oft reverted eye
Last Line: Enchanting spot! O were my sara here!
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing


LINES FROM A MANUSCRIPT - 1807-8    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon - how definite its orb
Last Line: In which it towers, infinite in height/ --


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - 1806    Poem Text    
First Line: Bright clouds of reverence sufferably bright
Last Line: Itself an early sun, of pure intensest white


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - 1815-16    Poem Text    
First Line: Let klumps of earth however glorified
Last Line: Can therefore never be again --


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - 1815-16    Poem Text    
First Line: O! Superstition is the giant shadow
Last Line: Casts on the thin mist of the uncertain future.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - 1822    Poem Text    
First Line: Where'er I find the good, the true, the fair
Last Line: In man, and nature is philosophy.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - APRIL 1805    Poem Text    
First Line: O th' oppressive, irksome weight
Last Line: Every notice [...]


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - APRIL/JUNE 1810    Poem Text    
First Line: The body / eternal shadow of the finite soul
Last Line: Its own yet not itself
Subject(s): Soul


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - FEBRUARY 1807 (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: And in life's noisiest hour
Last Line: How oft I bless the lot, that made me love you.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - FEBRUARY 1807 (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: As some vast tropic tree, itself a wood
Last Line: Broods o'er the rude idolatry beneath. --
Variant Title(s): The Tropic Tree
Subject(s): Trees


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - FEBRUARY/MARCH 1804    Poem Text    
First Line: Sole maid, associate sole, to me beyond
Last Line: Of outward strength/


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - JANUARY 1808    Poem Text    
First Line: The singing kettle & the purring cat
Last Line: And tender smile answ'ring its smile of sleep.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - JULY 1807    Poem Text    
First Line: Life wakeful over all knew no gradation
Last Line: And with its voice of voices cries out, o!


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - JUNE 1806    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, come, thou bleak december wind
Last Line: And take a life, that wearies me.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MARCH 1806    Poem Text    
First Line: I know 'tis but a dream, yet feel more anguish
Last Line: Will no one hear these stifled groans, & wake me?


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MARCH 1810    Poem Text    
First Line: When hope but made tranquillity be felt
Last Line: Fann'd the calm air upon the brow of toil --
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY 1810    Poem Text    
First Line: I have experience'd / the worst, the world can wreak on me; the worst
Last Line: That ties me to myself -- and break I shall! --


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY 1814    Poem Text    
First Line: Seaward, white-gleaming thro' the busy scud
Last Line: A wildly-wailing note.
Variant Title(s): The Sea Mew


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY/JULY 1811    Poem Text    
First Line: A low dead thunder muttered thro' the night
Last Line: & leave me dreaming. --
Subject(s): Sleep


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY/JUNE 1805    Poem Text    
First Line: O beauty, in a beauteous body dight!
Last Line: Fair cloud which less we see, than by thee see the light!
Subject(s): Beauty


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY/JUNE 1811    Poem Text    
First Line: O mercy, o miserable man
Last Line: My joys, my hopes, my friendships, & my love!


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1806    Poem Text    
First Line: As the shy hind, the soft-eyed gentle brute
Last Line: She, fearful beast! But that no sound of fear.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 1806    Poem Text    
First Line: His own fair countenance, his kingly forehead
Last Line: And saturate with the intellectual rays, it soften'd.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - SEPTEMBER 1803    Poem Text    
First Line: Such love as mourning husbands have
Last Line: -- cold to the touch & blooming to the eye --
Subject(s): Love


LINES IN THE MANNER OF SPENSER    Poem Text    
First Line: O peace, that on a lilied bank dost love
Last Line: O! How shall I behold my love at even-tide!'


LINES INSCRIBED ON THE FLY-LEAF OF BENEDETTO MENZINI'S 'POESIE'    Poem Text    
First Line: I stand alone, nor tho' my heart should break
Last Line: Her love was to my heart, like the heart-blood.


LINES ON A FRIEND WHO DIED OF A FRENZY FEVER ... CALUMINOUS REPORTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Edmund! Thy grave with aching eye I scan
Last Line: And fain would sleep, though pillowed on a clod!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


LINES ON AN AUTUMNAL EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou wild fancy, check thy wing! No more
Last Line: Till chill and damp the moonless night descend.


LINES ON OBSERVING A BLOSSOM [ON THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY 1796]    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet flower! That peeping from thy russet stem
Last Line: Played deftly on a soft-toned instrument.
Variant Title(s): Anemone: Forsaken
Subject(s): Flowers


LINES SUGGESTED BY THE LAST WORDS OF BERENGARIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: No more 'twixt conscience staggering and the pope
Last Line: The mists and painted vapours of our morn.


LINES TO A BEAUTIFUL SPRING IN A VILLAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Once more, sweet stream! With slow foot wandering near
Last Line: Or o'er the rough rock bursts and foams along!


LINES TO A COMIC AUTHOR, ON AN ABUSIVE REVIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: What though the chilly wide-mouth'd quacking chorus
Last Line: I hate the quacking tribe, and they hate me!'
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism


LINES TO WILLIAM LINLEY WHILE HE SANG A SONG TO PURCELL'S MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: While my young cheek retains its healthful hues
Last Line: Mix with the blest, nor know that I had died!
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


LINES WRITTEN AT SHURTON BARS, NEAR BRIDGEWATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Nor travels my meandering eye
Last Line: Shoots rapid through the frame!


LINES WRITTEN AT THE KING'S ARMS, FORMERLY THE HOUSE OF 'MAN OF ROSS'    Poem Text    
First Line: Richer than miser o'er his countless hoards
Last Line: And dream of goodness, thou hast never felt!


LINES WRITTEN IN COMMONPLACE BOOK OF MISS BARBOUR, DAUGHTER ...    Poem Text    
First Line: Child of my muse! In barbour's gentle hand
Last Line: And say, I greet thee with a brother's love!
Subject(s): Barbour, James (1775-1842)


LINES WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM AT ELBINGERODE, IN HARTZ FOREST    Poem Text    
First Line: I stood on brocken's sovran height, and saw
Last Line: Himself our father, and the world our home.
Subject(s): Hartz Forest, Germany; Nostalgia


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: All thoughts, all passions, all delights
Last Line: My bright and beauteous bride.
Variant Title(s): Genevieve (2)
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP OPPOSITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her attachment may differ from yours in degree
Last Line: You must lower down your state to hers.
Subject(s): Friendship; Love


LOVE'S APPARITION AND EVANISHMENT; AN ALLEGORICAL ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a lone arab, old and blind
Last Line: To make hope die anew.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S BURIAL-PLACE: A MADRIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: If love be dead
Last Line: And died at length of a decline.'
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


LOVE, ALWAYS A TALKATIVE COMPANION    Poem Text    
First Line: In many ways does the full heart reveal
Last Line: The absence of the love, which yet it fain would shew.
Variant Title(s): An Unwilling Witness
Subject(s): Love


LOVE, HOPE, AND PATIENCE IN EDUCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: O'er wayward childhood would'st thou hold firm rule
Last Line: And both supporting does the work of both.
Subject(s): Education


MAHOMET    Poem Text    
First Line: Utter the song. O my soul! The flight and return of mohammed
Last Line: Rushes dividuous all -- all rushing impetuous onward.
Subject(s): Muhammad, The Prophet (570-632); Mahomet; Mohammed


MELANCHOLY: A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Stretch'd on a mouldered abbey's broadest wall
Last Line: Strange was the dream --


METRICAL FEET    Poem Text    
First Line: Trochee trips from long to short
Last Line: Bred racer.
Variant Title(s): Lessons For A Boy
Subject(s): Ingenuity; Mnemonics; Poetry & Poets


MOLES    Poem Text    
First Line: They shrink in, as moles
Last Line: The natural alien of their negative eye.
Subject(s): Animals; Moles


MONODY ON A TEA-KETTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: O muse who sangest late another's pain
Last Line: On empty trivets she bids fancied kettles boil!


MONODY ON THE DEATH OF CHATTERTON (FIRST VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold penury repress'd his noble rage
Last Line: And soar beyond the storms with upright eye elate!
Subject(s): Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770)


MONODY ON THE DEATH OF CHATTERTON (SECOND VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: O what a wonder seems the fear of death
Last Line: Muse on the sore ills I had left behind.
Subject(s): Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770); Poetry & Poets


MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence, soul-dissolving harmony
Last Line: Clappest hoarse thy raven wings!
Variant Title(s): Swamp


MY BAPTISMAL BIRTH-DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: God's child in christ adopted, - christ my all
Last Line: Yes! But not his -- 'tis death itself there dies.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Religion; Theology


NAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: I asked my fair one happy day
Last Line: Only, only call me thine.'
Subject(s): Names


NE PLUS ULTRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Sole positive of night
Last Line: That watch the throne of heaven!


NIL PEJUS EST CAELIBE VITA    Poem Text    
First Line: What pleasures shall he ever find
Last Line: To show the man so blest once breath'd the vital air.
Subject(s): Celibacy; Pleasure


NOT AT HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: That jealousy may rule a mind
Last Line: And can't just then be seen.
Subject(s): Jealousy


ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye gales, that of the lark's repose
Last Line: With breezt influence.


ODE ON ASTRONOMY; WRITTEN FOR THE PRIZE AT CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hail venerable night!
Last Line: A god the gods among.
Subject(s): Astronomy & Astronomers; Immortality; Mythology - Classical; Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


ODE TO GEORGIANA, DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE ON 'PASSAGE OVER MT. GOTHARD'    Poem Text    
First Line: Splendour's folly fostered child!
Last Line: Thence learn'd you that heroic measure.
Subject(s): Cavendish, Georgiana (1757-1806); Poetry & Poets; Tell, William


ODE TO THE DEPARTING YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Spirit who sweepest the wild harp of time
Last Line: God's image, sister of the seraphim.
Subject(s): Catherine The Great, Empress Of Russia; Holidays; New Year; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


ODE TO TRANQUILLITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tranquillity! Thou better name
Last Line: Too foolish for a tear, too wicked for a smile!
Subject(s): Peace


OF A BAD SINGER; EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing
Last Line: Did certain persons die before they sing.
Variant Title(s): The Desired Swan-song;bad Poets;on A Volunteer Singer;on A Bad Singer
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


ON A CATARACT; FROM A CAVERN NEAR THE SUMMIT OF A MOUNTAIN PRECIPICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Unperishing youth
Last Line: Life invulnerable.


ON A CLOCK IN A MARKET-PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: What now thou dost or art about to do
Last Line: The moment, that secures thee heaven or hell.
Subject(s): Time


ON A DISCOVERY MADE TOO LATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou bleedest, my poor heart! And thy distress
Last Line: That wan and sickly droops upon her breast!


ON A LADY WEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Lovely gems of radiance meek
Last Line: And flutters in the fost'ring dew.


ON A LATE CONUBIAL RUPTURE IN HIGH LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I sigh, fair injur'd stranger! For thy fate
Last Line: Like two bright dew-drops meeting in a flower.


ON A READER OF HIS OWN VERSES; EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Hoarse maevius reads his hobbling verse
Last Line: An ass without an ear!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ON AN INFANT WHICH DIED BEFORE BAPTISM    Poem Text    
First Line: Be, rather than be called, a child of god'
Last Line: Possessor, not inheritor.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Worship; Death - Babies


ON AN INSIGNIFICANT    Poem Text    
First Line: No doleful faces here, no sighing
Last Line: Whom death created into dust.


ON DONNE'S FIRST POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Be proud, as spaniards! And leap for pride, ye fleas
Last Line: The natural alien of their negative eye.
Subject(s): Donne, John (1572-1631); Poetry & Poets


ON DONNE'S POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: With donne, whose muse on dromedary trots
Last Line: Wit's forge and fire-blast, meaning's press and screw.
Subject(s): Donne, John (1572-1631); Poetry & Poets


ON IMITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: All are not born to soar - and ah! How few
Last Line: Yet all like fox can game -- like pitt can drink.


ON MY JOYFUL DEPARTURE FROM THE CITY OF COLOGNE    Poem Text    
First Line: As I am a rhymer
Last Line: In the body-and-soul-stinking town of cologne.
Variant Title(s): An Expectoration
Subject(s): Cologne, Germany; Hate; Travel; Journeys; Trips


ON RE-VISITING THE SEA-SHORE, AFTER LONG ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: God be with thee, gladsome ocean
Last Line: I cannot die, if life be love.
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


ON RECEIVING AN ACCOUNT THAT HIS ONLY SISTER'S DEATH WAS INEVITABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The tear which mourn'd a brother's fate scarce dry
Last Line: Better to die, than live and not be lov'd!
Subject(s): Death; Sisters; Dead, The


ON SEEING A YOUTH AFFECTIONATELY WELCOMED BY A SISTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I too a sister had! Too cruel death
Last Line: For life was misery, and the grave is peace!


ON TAKING LEAVE OF - , 1817 [SHORTER VERSION OF 'TO TWO SISTERS']    Poem Text    
First Line: To know, to esteem, to love - and then to part
Last Line: And shine in the eye of all the world beside!
Subject(s): Farewell; Sisters; Parting


ON THE CHRISTENING OF A FRIEND'S CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: This day among the faithful placed
Last Line: Another and the same!
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


ON THE PROSPECT OF ESTABLISHING A PANTISOCRACY IN AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Whilst pale anxiety, corrosive care
Last Line: Content and bliss on transatlantic shore.


PAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Once could the morn's first beams, the healthful breeze
Last Line: Ere the wild pulse throbb'd anguish thro' the night!


PANTISOCRACY    Poem Text    
First Line: No more my visionary soul shall dwell
Last Line: New rays of pleasance trembling to the heart.


PARAPHRASE OF PSALM 46. HEXAMETERS    Poem Text    
First Line: God is our strength and our refuge: therefore will we not tremble
Last Line: Halleluja! Th' eternal is with us, the god of our fathers!


PARLIAMENTARY OSCILLATORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Almost awake? Why, what is this, and whence
Last Line: And once more seeks the bottom's blackest mud!


PEACE ON EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: The shepherds went their hasty way
Last Line: Peace, peace on earth! The prince of peace is born.'
Variant Title(s): A Christmas Carol;the Shepherds
Subject(s): Christmas; Christmas Carols; Peace; Nativity, The


PERSPIRATION: A TRAVELING ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: The dust flies smothering, as on clatt'ring wheels
Last Line: The fleecy files faint-ruminating lie.


PHANTOM    Poem Text    
First Line: All look and likeness caught from earth
Last Line: Shone through her body visibly.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love; Supernatural


PHANTOM OR FACT; A DIALOGUE IN VERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: A lovely form there sate beside my bed
Last Line: And 'tis a record from the dream of life.


PROFUSE KINDNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: What a spring-tide of love to dear friends in a shoal!
Last Line: Half of it to one were worth double the whole!
Subject(s): Friendship; Kindness


PROGRESS OF VICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep in the gulph of vice and woe
Last Line: Ah! Close the scene -- ah! Close -- for dreadful is the sight.
Subject(s): Evil


PSYCHE    Poem Text    
First Line: The butterfly the ancient grecians made
Last Line: And to deform and kill the things whereon we feed.
Variant Title(s): The Butterfly
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


QUAE NOCENT DOCENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh? Might my ill-passed hours return again
Last Line: But sage experience only comes with years.
Subject(s): Experience


REASON FOR LOVE'S BLINDENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have heard of reasons manifold
Last Line: He seeth with the heart.
Subject(s): Love


RECANTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: An ox, long fed with musty hay
Last Line: And sheridan's recanted!'


RECOLLECTIONS OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: How warm this woodland wild recess
Last Line: Dear under-song in clamor's hour.
Subject(s): Love


REFLECTIONS ON HAVING LEFT A PLACE OF RETIREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Low was our pretty cot: our tallest rose
Last Line: Speed it, o father! Let thy kingdom come!


RELIGIOUS MUSINGS; A DESULTORY POEM, WRITTEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the time, when most divine to hear
Last Line: Flows to the ray and warbles as it flows.
Subject(s): Christmas; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


SANCTI DOMINICI PALLIUM; A DIALOGUE BETWEEN POET AND FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: I note the moods and feelings men betray
Last Line: Impearling a tame wild-cat's whisker'd jaws!
Subject(s): Anglican Church; Catholics; England; Religious Discrimination; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; English; Religious Conflict


SEPARATION    Poem Text    
First Line: A sworded man whose trade is blood
Last Line: Not half enough to part from thee!
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


SOMETHING CHILDISH, BUT VERY NATURAL; WRITTEN IN GERMANY    Poem Text    
First Line: If I had but two little wings
Last Line: And still dreams on.
Subject(s): Flight; Love; Sleep; Flying


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Though veiled in spires of myrtle-wreath
Last Line: And only hilt and stump remain.
Subject(s): Love


SONG: ON HEARING A SONG IN PRAISE OF A LADY'S BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not the lily-brow I prize
Last Line: The look that love alone can see!
Subject(s): Beauty


SONGS OF THE PIXIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Whom the untaught shepherds call
Last Line: Extract a blush for love!


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Pale roamer through the night thou poor forlorn
Last Line: He, the great comforter that rules above!
Variant Title(s): The Outcast


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet mercy! How my very heart has bled
Last Line: And called them friends, and healed their noisome sores!
Variant Title(s): The Outcast


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou gentle look, that didst my soul beguile
Last Line: Like the bright rainbow on a willowy stream.
Variant Title(s): The Outcast


SONNET (ON QUITTING SCHOOL FOR COLLEGE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell parental scenes! A sad farewell
Last Line: Mingled its tears with hers -- my widow'd parent lorn.


SONNET (ON RECEIVING A LETTER INFORMING ME OF THE BIRTH OF A SON)    Poem Text    
First Line: When they did greet me father, sudden awe
Last Line: And he be born again, a child of god!
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


SONNET (TO CHARLES LLOYD)    Poem Text    
First Line: The piteous sobs that choke the virgin's breath
Last Line: Mourns with no transient love the aged friend.


SONNET COMPOSED ON A JOURNEY HOMEWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft o'er my brain does that strange fancy roll
Last Line: While we wept idly o'er thy little bier!
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


SONNET TO A FRIEND WHO ASKED, HOW I FELT ... MY INFANT TO ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Charles, my slow heart was only sad, when first
Last Line: And dearer was the mother for the child.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To A Friend Who Asked How I Felt;mother And Child;to A Friend, Who Asked How I Felt, When The Nurse First Presented
Subject(s): Mothers; Parents; Parenthood


SONNET TO THE AUTUMNAL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Mild splendor of the various-vested night
Last Line: Sails, like a meteor kindling in its flight.
Subject(s): Moon


SONNET TO THE RIVER OTTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear native brook! Wild streamlet of the west
Last Line: Ah! That once more I were a careless child!
Variant Title(s): To The River Otter
Subject(s): Landscape; Otter (River), Great Britain; Rivers


SONNETS ATTEMPTED IN THE MANNER OF CONTEMPORARY WRITERS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Pensive at eve, on the hard world I mused
Last Line: Oh my poor heart's inexplicable swell!


SONNETS ATTEMPTED IN THE MANNER OF CONTEMPORARY WRITERS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh I do love thee, meek simplicity
Last Line: All very simple, meek simplicity!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Simplicity


SONNETS ATTEMPTED IN THE MANNER OF CONTEMPORARY WRITERS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: And this reft house is that, the which he built
Last Line: Peeps in fair fragments forth the full-orb'd harvest-moon!
Variant Title(s): On A Refund House In A Romantic Country;sonnet: 3. On A Ruined House In A Romantic Country;the House That Jack Built
Subject(s): Houses


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 1. TO THE HONORABLE MR. ERSKINE    Poem Text    
First Line: When british freedom for a happier land
Last Line: Still glows wide heaven with his distended blaze!
Subject(s): Erskine, Thomas (1750-1823)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 10. TO ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Southey! They melodies steal o'er mine ear
Last Line: The imag'd rainbow on a willowy stream.
Subject(s): Southey, Robert (1774-1843)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 11. TO RICHARD SHERIDAN    Poem Text    
First Line: It was some spirit, sheridan! That breathed
Last Line: As erst that elder fiend beneath great michael's sword.
Subject(s): Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 12. TO LORD STANHOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stanhope! I hail, with ardent hymn, thy name
Last Line: One of the people


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 2. BURKE    Poem Text    
First Line: As late I lay in slumber's shadowy vale
Last Line: So might I clasp thee with a mother's joy!'
Subject(s): Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 3. PRIESTLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Though roused by that dark vizir riot rude
Last Line: To smile with fondness on her gazing son!
Subject(s): Priestley, Joseph (1733-1804)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 4. LA FAYETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: As when far off the warbled strains are heard
Last Line: And slavery's spectres shriek and vanish from the ray!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To La Fayette
Subject(s): Lafayette, Marie Joseph, Marquis De


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 5. KOSKIUSKO    Poem Text    
First Line: O what a loud and fearful shriek was there
Last Line: In the mere wilfulness, and sick despair of soul!
Subject(s): Kosciuszko, Thaddeus (1746-1817)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 6. PITT    Poem Text    
First Line: Not always should the tear's ambrosial dew
Last Line: And hurl her thunderbolts with fiercer hand!
Subject(s): Pitt, William, The Younger (1759-1806)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 7. TO W.L. BOWLES (REVISED VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart has thanked thee, bowles! For those soft strains
Last Line: Moved on the darkness of the unformed deep.
Variant Title(s): To The Rev. W.l. Bowles (Second Version)
Subject(s): Bowles, William Lisle (1762-1850)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 7. TO W.L. BOWLES (1ST VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart has thank'd thee, bowles! For those soft strains
Last Line: Mov'd on the darkness of the formless deep!
Subject(s): Bowles, William Lisle (1762-1850)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 8. MRS. SIDDONS    Poem Text    
First Line: As when a child on some long winter's night
Last Line: Ev'n so thou, siddons! Meltest my sad heart!
Subject(s): Siddons, Sarah Kemble (1755-1831)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 9. TO WILLIAM GODWIN, AUTHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: O form'd t'illume a sunless world forlorn
Last Line: And told me that her name was happiness.
Subject(s): Godwin, William (1756-1836)


TALLEYRAND TO LORD GRENVILLE; A METRICAL EPISTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: My lord! Though your lordship repel deviation
Last Line: To pause, and resume the remainder to-morrow.
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789); Great Britain - Relations With France; Grenville, William Wyndham (1759-1834); Talleyrand, Charles (1754-1838)


TELL'S BIRTHPLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mark this holy chapel well
Last Line: Of slavery, -- the which he broke!
Subject(s): Burglen, Switzerland; Tell, William


THE AEOLIAN HARP    Poem Text    
First Line: My pensive sara! Thy soft cheek reclined
Last Line: Peace, and this cot, and thee, heart-honoured maid!
Variant Title(s): Lines Composed At Clevedon;the Eolian Harp;effusion: 35, Composed At Clevedo, Somersetshire
Subject(s): Harps; Love - Marital; Musical Instruments; Lyres; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE BALLAD OF THE DARK LADIE; A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath yon birch with silver bark
Last Line: And blushing bridal maids.
Subject(s): Love


THE BLOSSOMING OF THE SOLITARY DATE-TREE. A LAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath the blaze of a tropical sun the mountain peaks are the
Last Line: Why was I made for love and love denied to me?
Subject(s): Date Trees; Love - Complaints; Mothers


THE BRITISH STRIPLING'S WAR-SONG (IMITATED FROM STOLBERG)    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, noble old warrior! This heart has beat high
Last Line: And I too will fight as my forefathers fought!
Subject(s): Patriotism


THE COMPLAINT OF NINATHOMA, FROM THE SAME    Poem Text    
First Line: How long will ye round me be swelling
Last Line: To howl through my cavern by night.


THE COMPOSITION OF A KISS    Poem Text    
First Line: Cupid, if storying legends tell aright
Last Line: And breath'd on sara's lovelier lips the rest.
Variant Title(s): Kisses
Subject(s): Kisses


THE DAY-DREAM; FROM AN EMIGRANT TO HIS ABSENT WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou wert here, these tears were tears of light
Last Line: I blessed him, tried to laugh, and fell a-weeping!
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


THE DEATH OF THE STARTLING    Poem Text    
First Line: Pity, mourn in plaintive tone
Last Line: Softly stroke the stiffened wing.
Subject(s): Death - Animals; Starlings


THE DELINQUENT TRAVELLERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some are home-sick - some two or three
Last Line: Are your delinquent travellers!
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE DESTINY OF NATIONS; A VISION    Poem Text    
First Line: Auspicious reverence! Hush all meaner song
Last Line: And savage agony.
Subject(s): Joan Of Arc (1412-1431)


THE DEVIL'S WALK [ON EARTH]    Poem Text    
First Line: From his brimstone bed at break of day
Last Line: It was general conflagration.
Variant Title(s): The Devil's Thoughts
Subject(s): Devil; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


THE DUNGEON, FR. OSORIO    Poem Text    
First Line: And this place our forefathers made for man!
Last Line: By the benignant touch of love and beauty.
Variant Title(s): The Dungeon Amorist


THE EXCHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: We pledged our hearts, my love and I
Last Line: We had exchanged our hearts indeed.
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


THE FADED FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Ungrateful he, who pluck'd thee from thy stalk
Last Line: Tasted her vernal sweets, but tasted to destroy!'


THE FOSTER MOTHER'S TALE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I never saw the man whom you describe
Last Line: He liv'd and died among the savage men.
Subject(s): Mothers


THE GARDEN OF BOCCACCIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Of late, in one of those most weary hours
Last Line: With that sly satyr peeping through the leaves!
Subject(s): Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375); Gardens & Gardening


THE GOOD GREAT MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: How seldom, friend! A good great man inherits
Last Line: Himself, his maker, and the angel death.
Variant Title(s): Complaint [and Reproof];the Reward Of The Just
Subject(s): Consolation


THE HAPPY HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft, oft methinks, the while with thee
Last Line: That seems, yet cannot greater be!
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE HOMERIC HEXAMETER [DESCRIBED AND EXEMPLIFIED]    Poem Text    
First Line: Strongly it bears us along in swelling and limitless billows
Last Line: Nothing before and nothing behind but the sky and the ocean.
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Mnemonics; Poetry & Poets; Iliad; Odyssey


THE HOUR WHEN WE SHALL MEET AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Dim hour! That sleep'st on pillowing clouds afar
Last Line: His pitying mistress mourns, and mourning heals!


THE IMPROVISATORE    Poem Text    
First Line: What are the words?
Last Line: And that is next to best!
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Dramatists; Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Moore, Thomas (1779-1852); Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Dramatists


THE KEEP-SAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: The tedded hay, the first fruits of the soil
Last Line: And own thenceforth no other name but mine!
Subject(s): Memory


THE KISS    Poem Text    
First Line: One kiss, dear maid! I said and sighed
Last Line: The gentle violence of joy.


THE KNIGHT'S TOMB    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is the grave of sir arthur o'kellyn
Last Line: His soul is with the saints, I trust.
Subject(s): Graves; Peace; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MAD MONK    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a voice from etna's side
Last Line: Down thro' the forest I pursu'd my way.


THE MADMAN AND THE LETHARGIST, AN EXAMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Quoth dick to me, as once at college
Last Line: But as for th'example, 'tis a lie!'


THE NETHERLANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Water and windmills, greenness, islets green
Last Line: And water seen --
Subject(s): Netherlands; Travel; Holland; Dutch People; Journeys; Trips


THE NIGHT-SCENE; A DRAMATIC FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: You loved the daughter of don manrique
Last Line: And lazy snakes trail o'er the level ruins!


THE NIGHTINGALE; A CONVERSATION POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: No cloud, no relique of the sunken day
Last Line: Sweet nightingale! Once more, my friends! Farewell.
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales


THE NOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye souls unus'd to lofty verse
Last Line: I perish in the blaze while I the blaze admire.
Subject(s): Noses


THE OLD MAN OF THE ALPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stranger! Whose eyes a look of pity show
Last Line: In that unchanging realm, where love reigns evermore!
Subject(s): Old Age


THE OLD MAN'S SIGH. A SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Dewdrops are the gems of the morning
Last Line: Whose total being is act, alone remain behind!
Subject(s): Old Age


THE OVIDIAN ELEGIAC METRE, DESCRIBED AND EXEMPLIFIED    Poem Text    
First Line: In the hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column
Last Line: In the pentameter aye falling in melody back.
Subject(s): Mnemonics; Ovid (43 B.c.-17 A.d.); Poetry & Poets


THE PAINS OF SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere on my bed my limbs I lay
Last Line: And whom I love, I love indeed.
Subject(s): Love; Sleep


THE PANG MORE SHARP THAN ALL; AN ALLEGORY    Poem Text    
First Line: He too has flitted from his secret nest
Last Line: Is kindness counterfeiting absent love!
Subject(s): Love


THE PICTURE, OR THE LOVER'S RESOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Through weeds and thorns, and matted underwood
Last Line: And I may be her guide the long wood through.
Subject(s): Love


THE PRODUCTION OF A YOUNG LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: As oft mine eye with careless glance
Last Line: Sara
Variant Title(s): The Silver Thimble


THE RAVEN; A CHRISTMAS TALE, TOLD BY A SCHOOL-BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Underneath an old oak tree
Last Line: They had taken his all, and revenge it was sweet!
Subject(s): Ravens


THE REPROOF AND REPLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fie, mr. Coleridge! - and can this be you
Last Line: "the eighth commandment was not made for bards!""'"
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals


THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER    Poem Text    
First Line: It is an ancient mariner
Last Line: He rose the morrow morn.
Variant Title(s): The Rime Of The Ancyent Marinere (1834)
Subject(s): Albatrosses; Birds; Curses; Mysticism; Sailing & Sailors; Supernatural; Seamen; Sails


THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: As late each flower that sweetest blows
Last Line: I'll fix my empire here.'


THE SIGH    Poem Text    
First Line: When youth his faery reign began
Last Line: Still, mary! Still I sigh for thee.


THE SNOWDROP    Poem Text    
First Line: Fear no more, thou timid flower
Last Line: A snow-drop mid the snow.
Variant Title(s): The Apotheosis, Or The Snow-drop
Subject(s): Consolation; Snowdrops (Plants)


THE SOLDIER'S RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: O! Day thrice lovely! When at length the soldier
Last Line: The faithful tender arms with mute embracing.
Subject(s): Courage; War; Valor; Bravery


THE SUICIDE'S ARGUMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
Last Line: Then die -- if die you dare!
Subject(s): Suicide


THE THREE GRAVES: PART 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The grapes upon the vicar's wall
Last Line: She saw some frightful thing.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE THREE GRAVES: PART 4    Poem Text    
First Line: To see a man tread over graves
Last Line: And never she smiled after.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TWO FOUNTS; ADDRESSED TO A LADY ON HER RECOVERY ... FROM PAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas my last waking thought, how it could be
Last Line: Hoard for thyself the pain, thou wilt not give!
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


THE TWO ROUND SPACES ON THE TOMB-STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The devil believes that the lord will come
Last Line: For they are cock-sure of the fellow below.
Subject(s): Mackintosh, Sir James (1765-1832)


THE VISIONARY HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sad lot, to have no hope! Though lowly kneeling
Last Line: Such strength that he would bless his pains and live.
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


THE VISIT OF THE GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Never, believe me, / appear the immortals
Last Line: Forbids me to die!
Subject(s): Immortality


THE WANDERINGS OF CAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Encinctured with a twine of leaves
Last Line: Has he no friend, no loving mother near?
Variant Title(s): The Child In The Wilderness;the Fruit Plucker
Subject(s): Boys


THE WIFE OF FERGUS; A MONODRAMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Cease -- cease your torments! Spare the sufferers
Last Line: No guilty fear in death.
Subject(s): Marriage; Murder; Regicide; Scotland; Suicide; Women; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE WILLS OF THE WISP; A SAPPHIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Lunatic witch-fires! Ghosts of light and motion
Last Line: Black-ey'd rebecca!
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE YELLOW HAMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: The spruce and limber yellow-hammer
Last Line: With notes as of one who brass is filing.
Subject(s): Birds; Craftsmanship


THIS LIME-TREE BOWER MY PRISON    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, they are gone, and here must I remain
Last Line: No sound is dissonant which tells of life.
Subject(s): Lamb, Charles (1775-1834)


TIME, REAL AND IMAGINARY; AN ALLEGORY    Poem Text    
First Line: On the wide level of a mountain's head
Last Line: And knows not whether he be first or last.
Subject(s): Fables; Time; Allegories


TO A FRIEND, TOGETHER WITH AN UNFINISHED POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus far my scanty brain hath built the rhyme
Last Line: And praise him gracious with a brother's joy!


TO A FRIEND, WHO HAD DECLARED INTENTION OF WRITING NO MORE POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear charles! Whilst yet thou wert a babe, I ween
Last Line: The illustrious brow of scotch nobility!
Subject(s): Lamb, Charles (1775-1834)


TO A LADY, WITH FALCONER'S 'SHIPWRECK'    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah! Not by cam or isis, famous streams
Last Line: A tear for falconer, wilt remember me.
Subject(s): Falconer, William (1732-1769)


TO A YOUNG ASS; ITS MOTHER BEING TETHERED NEAR IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor little foal of an oppressed race
Last Line: The aching of pale fashion's vacant breast!
Subject(s): Donkeys; Burros


TO A YOUNG LADY ON HER RECOVERY FROM A FEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Why need I say, louisa dear
Last Line: And heaven is overflowing!


TO A YOUNG LADY, WITH A POEM ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Much on my early youth I love to dwell
Last Line: From flattery's night-shade: as he feels he sings.
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789)


TO AN INFANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah! Cease thy tears and sobs, my little life
Last Line: Meek nurse of souls through their long infancy!
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


TO AN UNFORTUNATE WOMAN AT THE THEATRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Maiden, that with sullen brow
Last Line: And embathe in heavenly light.


TO AN UNFORTUNATE WOMAN, WHOM THE AUTHOR HAD KNOWN ...    Poem Text    
First Line: Myrtle leaf that, ill besped
Last Line: Flung to fade, to rot and die.


TO ASRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Are there two things, of all which men possess
Last Line: Thy lot, methinks, were heaven, thy age, eternity!
Subject(s): Love


TO C. LLOYD, ON HIS PROPOSING TO DOMESTICATE WITH THE AUTHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: A mount, not wearisome and bare and steep
Last Line: Now may heaven realise this vision bright!
Variant Title(s): To A Young Friend (Charles Lloyd) On His Proposing To Domesticate With Author;to A Young Friend On His Proposing To Domesticate With The Author


TO DISAPPOINTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence! Thou fiend of gloomy sway
Last Line: Dare her slow return to mourn!


TO EARL STANHOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not, stanhope! With the patriot's doubtful name
Last Line: Champion of freedom and her god! Rejoice!


TO FORTUNE: ON BUYING A TICKET IN THE IRISH LOTTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Promptress of unnumber'd sighs
Last Line: And yield the unsunn'd stranger to the western gale!
Subject(s): Lotteries


TO MARY PRIDHAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear tho' unseen! Tho' I have left behind
Last Line: A father's blessing on thee, gentle maid!
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO MATILDA BETHAM, FROM A STRANGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Matilda! I have heard a sweet tune played
Last Line: And exultation even in strangers' hearts?


TO MISS A. T.    Poem Text    
First Line: Verse, pictures, music, thoughts both grave and gay
Last Line: Such should thine album be, for such art thou, sweet maid!


TO MISS BRUNTON WITH HIS TRANSLATION OF WRANGHAM'S LATIN    Poem Text    
First Line: That darling of the tragic muse
Last Line: New rays of pleasance trembling to the heart.
Subject(s): Brunton, Elizabeth


TO NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: It may indeed be phantasy, when I
Last Line: Even me, the priest of this poor sacrifice.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


TO ONE WHO PUBLISHED IN PRINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Two things hast thou made known to half the nation
Last Line: It shames me to have call'd a wretch, like thee, my friend!


TO THE AUTHOR OF 'THE ROBBERS' (SCHILLER)    Poem Text    
First Line: Schiller! That hour I would have wished to die
Last Line: Then weep aloud in a wild ecstasy!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To The Author Of The Robbers
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Schiller, Johann Von (1759-1805); Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich Von


TO THE AUTHOR OF POEMS PUBLISHED ANONYMOUSLY (JOSEPH COTTLE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Unboastful bard! Whose verse concise yet clear
Last Line: With fruits and flowers she loads the tempest-honour'd ground.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO THE EVENING STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: O meek attendant of sol's setting blaze
Last Line: Her spirit in thy kindred orb, o star benign!


TO THE MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tho' no bold flights to thee belong
Last Line: Whose hues gay-varying wanton in the sun.


TO THE NIGHTINGALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sister of love-lorn poets, philomel
Last Line: She thrills me with the husband's promised name!
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales; Poetry & Poets


TO THE REV. GEORGE COLERIDGE OF OTTERY ST. MARY, DEVON    Poem Text    
First Line: A blessed lot hath he, who having passed
Last Line: Will calm it down, and let thy love forgive it!


TO THE REV. W.J. HORT, WHILE TEACHING A YOUNG LADY ... ON HIS FLUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hush! Ye clamorous cares! Be mute
Last Line: And I will thank thee with a raptur'd tear.
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


TO THE YOUNG ARTIST, KAYSER OF KASERWERTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Kayser! To whom, as to a second self
Last Line: Be wise! Be happy! And forget not me.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


TO TWO SISTERS; A WANDERER'S FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: To know, to esteem, to love, - and then to part
Last Line: And shine in the eye, of all the world beside.
Subject(s): Farewell; Sisters; Parting


TO WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Friend of the wise! And teacher of the good!
Last Line: And when I rose, I found myself in prayer.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


TWO WEDDED HEARTS; FRAGMENT: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Two wedded hearts, if e'er were such
Last Line: Die into an intenser life/
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


TWO WEDDED HEARTS; FRAGMENT: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: The builder left one narrow rent
Last Line: And union absolute of love.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


UBI THESAURUS IBI COR    Poem Text    
First Line: I mix in life, and labour to seem free
Last Line: And every impulse from thy influence springs.


VER PERPETUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The early year's fast-flying vapour stray
Last Line: Screen'd by those clouds and cherish'd by those showers!
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


VERSES ADDRESSED TO J. HORNE TOOKE ... WESTMINISTER ELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Britons! When last ye met, with distant streak
Last Line: Not to the tyrants but the tyranny!
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Tooke, John Horne (1736-1812)


VERSES TRIVOCULAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Of one scrap of science I've evidenced ocular
Last Line: So with them will I finish these verses trivocular.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


W. H. EHEU!    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath this stone does william hazlitt lie
Last Line: He died like one who dared not hope to live.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Hazlitt, William (1778-1830)


WHAT IS AN EPIGRAM?    Poem Text    
First Line: What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole
Last Line: Its body brevity, and wit its soul.


WHAT IS LIFE?    Poem Text    
First Line: Resembles life what once was deemed of light
Last Line: A war-embrace of wrestling life and death?
Subject(s): Life


WHAT IS REASON?    Poem Text    
First Line: Whene'er the mist, that stands 'twixt god and thee
Last Line: Which thou hadst seen, had that been shaken off.
Subject(s): Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


WITH FIELDING'S AMELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Virtues and woes alike too great for man
Last Line: In all but sorrows shall amelias be!


WORK WITHOUT HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: All nature seems at work, slugs leave their lair
Last Line: And hope without an object cannot live.
Variant Title(s): In Springtime;a Dream Of Spring
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Spring; Work; Workers


WRITTEN AFTER A WALK BEFORE SUPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Tho' much averse, dear jack, to flicker
Last Line: But stop, my muse! For here comes supper.


WRITTEN IN AN ALBUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Parry seeks the polar ridge
Last Line: The public little knows -- the publisher too much.
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship; North Pole; Parry, William Edward (1790-1855)


YOUTH AND AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Verse, a breeze mid blossoms straying
Last Line: And tells the jest without the smile.
Subject(s): Friendship; Old Age; Youth


YOUTH AND AGE: NOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the tenth day of september
Last Line: [the watch and clock do both agree]
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets