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Cranch, Christopher Pearse    Poet's Biography
112 poems available by this author


A CHILD-SAVIOUR (A TRUE STORY)    Poem Text    
First Line: She stood beside the iron road
Last Line: Date: november, 1882
Subject(s): Children; Girls; Heroism; Railroads; Childhood; Heroes; Heroines; Railways; Trains


A NIGHT-PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: A groan from a dim-lit upper room
Last Line: The law's long arm has reached its foe.
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Night; Bedtime


A POET'S SOLILOQUY    Poem Text    
First Line: On a time - not of old
Last Line: What need of applause from the world, when art is its own reward?
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, who can tell which guide were best
Last Line: In sunshine born of thought and love.
Subject(s): Dreams; Life; Love; Thought; Vision; Nightmares; Thinking


A WORD TO PHILOSOPHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold philosophers, so apt
Last Line: In its mystic involution.
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Philosophy & Philosophers; Soul; Vision


AFTER THE CENTENNIAL (A HOPE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Before our eyes a pageant rolled
Last Line: Can hold the runners lest they fall!
Subject(s): Hope; Nations; Soul; Summer; United States - Centennial Celebrations; Optimism


AFTER-LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: O boon and curse in one - this ceaseless need
Last Line: Born but to bloom a summer time and die.
Subject(s): Future Life; Grief; Life; Soul; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Sorrow; Sadness


AN OLD CAT'S CONFESSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a very old pussy
Last Line: And occasional herring and mouse.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


AN OLD UMBRELLA    Poem Text    
First Line: An old umbrella in the hall
Last Line: While I this simple rhyme indite.
Subject(s): Umbrellas


ARIEL AND CALIBAN    Poem Text    
First Line: So - prospero is gone - and I am free
Last Line: "I dreamed and fancied. He awoke and saw!"
Subject(s): Islands; Life; Plays & Playwrights ; Prisons & Prisoners; Supernatural; Dramatists; Convicts


ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I started on a lonely road
Last Line: Till I am lost amid the crowd.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Life; Nature; Roads; Youth; Paths; Trails


AT THE GRAVE OF KEATS    Poem Text    
First Line: Long, long ago, in the sweet roman spring
Last Line: Whose perfume lives to-day.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


AUGUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Far off among the fields and meadow rills
Last Line: In the hot sunshine snaps his castanets.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Can one so strong in hope, so rich in bloom
Last Line: With aims as pure strive faithful to the end.
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Life; Taylor, Bayard (1825-1878); Dead, The; Parting


BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH SYMPHONY    Poem Text    
First Line: The mind's deep history here in tones is wrought
Last Line: And turns to boundless hope the old despair.
Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827); Composers; Music & Musicians; Mind, The


BIRD LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: One day in the bluest of summer weather
Last Line: Ringing the rhythmical gladness of june!


BROKEN WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Gray-headed poets, whom the full years bless
Last Line: Immortal lays.
Subject(s): Death; Fame; Fate; Poetry & Poets; Youth; Dead, The; Reputation; Destiny


COMPENSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Tears wash away the atoms in the eye
Last Line: Where love and wisdom dwell.
Subject(s): Consolation


CORNUCOPIA    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a lodger lives on the first floor
Last Line: His head with two french horns be crested!


CORRESPONDENCES; HEXAMETERS AND PENTAMETERS    Poem Text    
First Line: All things in nature are beautiful types to the soul that will read them
Last Line: Seeing in all things around, types of the infinite mind.
Subject(s): Nature


DECEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: No more the scarlet maples flash and burn
Last Line: Can even winter's crystal gems be spared.
Subject(s): Winter


FREDERICK HENRY HEDGE, D.D. ON HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: What lapse or accident of time
Last Line: His mellowest music be his last.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Hedge, Frederick Henry (1805-1890); Life; Youth


GEORGE RIPLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Warm, generous and young in heart and brain
Last Line: Whose souls toward truth and not its semblance, tend.
Subject(s): Life; Ripley, George (1802-1880); Soul


GLADSTONE    Poem Text    
First Line: For peace, and all that follows in her path
Last Line: Britannia's wisest, best, and bravest son.
Subject(s): Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898); Peace; War


GNOSIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thought is deeper than all speech
Last Line: Melting, flowing into one.
Variant Title(s): Knowing;thought
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


IDLE HOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye idle hours of summer, not in vain
Last Line: O'er vasty deeps of the unknown and unseen.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Summer


IN A LIBRARY: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: In my friend's library I sit alone
Last Line: And adds a soul they own not of themselves.
Subject(s): Librarians & Libraries; Library; Librarians


IN A LIBRARY: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: A miracle - that man should learn to fill
Last Line: For them they talk and sing like uncaged birds.
Subject(s): Books; Librarians & Libraries; Reading; Library; Librarians


IN THE PALAIS ROYAL GARDEN I STOOD LISTENING TO-DAY       


J. R. L. (ON HIS HOMEWARD VOYAGE): 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Back from old england, in whose courts he stood
Last Line: The light-winged wisdom of his gayer rhyme.
Subject(s): Diplomacy & Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


J. R. L. (ON HIS HOMEWARD VOYAGE): 2    Poem Text    
First Line: O ship that bears him to his native shore
Last Line: Beyond the enshrouding mysteries of earth.
Subject(s): Diplomacy & Diplomats; Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


JOHN WEISS    Poem Text    
First Line: The summer comes again, yet nothing brings
Last Line: And aeschylus and shakspeare lived again.
Subject(s): Memory; Summer; Weiss, John (1818-1879)


LIFE AND DEATH: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: O solemn portal, veiled in mist and cloud
Last Line: That must be somehow best that comes to all.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


LIFE AND DEATH: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Or endless sleep 'twill be, - and that is rest
Last Line: Into the unknown, air on golden wing.
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Future Life; Dead, The; Liberty; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


LIFE AND DEATH: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: If death be final, what is life, with all
Last Line: A few more inches to a coral-reef.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


LIFE AND DEATH: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: If at one door stands life to cheat our trust
Last Line: Of thunder falls. There is no life beyond?
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Life; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


LIFE AND DEATH: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet in all facts of sense life stands revealed
Last Line: Her microscopic eye in vain dissects.
Subject(s): Life


LIFE AND DEATH: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: So, heralded by reason, faith may tread
Last Line: And all the oracles are dumb and blind.
Subject(s): Faith; Future Life; Soul; Belief; Creed; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


LIFE AND DEATH: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: The wish behind the thought is the soul's star
Last Line: If from its chosen work that soul were torn?
Subject(s): Faith; Soul; Belief; Creed


LIFE AND DEATH: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: Not for a rapture unalloyed I ask
Last Line: To aid the larger life that may survive.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


LIONEL AND LUCILLE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the beautiful castleton island a mansion of lordly style
Last Line: She had married a count -- some pole with an unpronounceable name.
Subject(s): Islands; Life; Love; Mansions


LONDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Black in the midnight lies the city vast
Last Line: England's ideal life alone survives!
Subject(s): England; London; Past; English


LONGFELLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the sea the swift sad message darts
Last Line: Of aspiration human and divine.
Subject(s): Death; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Poetry & Poets; Sea; Spring; Dead, The; Ocean


LOVE'S VOYAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: As once I sat upon the shore
Last Line: Year after year renews the lover's lease of life.
Subject(s): Boats; Life; Love; Sea; Travel; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


MEMORIAL HALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Amid the elms that interlace
Last Line: In deathless glory with their names.
Subject(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts


MUSIC AND POETRY: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing, poets, as ye list, of fields, of flowers
Last Line: In human speech such mysteries divine.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Music & Musicians; Poetry & Poets


MUSIC AND POETRY: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet words though weak are all that poets own
Last Line: One aim, one work, one destiny they share.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Life; Music & Musicians; Poetry & Poets


MUSIC; READ AT ANNUAL DINNER OF HARVARD MUSICAL ASSN., 1874    Poem Text    
First Line: When 'music, heavenly maid' was very young
Last Line: We feel that life is immortality.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MY OLD PALETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Many a year has fled away
Last Line: My deed by my intent.
Subject(s): Love


MY STUDIO    Poem Text    
First Line: I love it, yet I hardly can tell why
Last Line: Flowed in the poets' sparkling hippocrene.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Rooms


OLD AND YOUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: They soon grow old who grope for gold
Last Line: For them old age itself is young.
Subject(s): Old Age; Youth


OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Reading in omar till the thoughts that burned
Last Line: That casts its light stain on the asian page.
Subject(s): Freedom; Life; Omar Khayyam (1048-1122); Poetry & Poets; Liberty


PAST SORROWS    Poem Text    
First Line: As tangled driftwood barring up a stream
Last Line: Forgets the old griefs, and heals their deepest scars.
Subject(s): Grief; Hope; Islands; Life; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


PENNYROYAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Heavy with cares no winnowing hand could sift
Last Line: Safe 'mid the unblighted treasures of the past.
Subject(s): Children; Forests; Memory; Past; Childhood; Woods


PRINCE YOUSUF AND THE ALCAYDE; A MOORISH BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: In grenada reigned mohammed
Last Line: Long lost lord -- our rightful king!
Subject(s): Death; Moors (People); Spain; Dead, The


RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the cloud that dimmed his sunset light
Last Line: Itself, and stamps it with the seal of heaven.
Subject(s): Death; Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882); Life; Philosophy & Philosophers; Soul; Teaching & Teachers; Dead, The; Educators; Professors


ROSAMOND    Poem Text    
First Line: In the fragrant bright june morning, rosamond, the queen of girls
Last Line: Set them in her vase a week -- then throw them with her flowers away?
Subject(s): Flowers; Rivers; Singing & Singers; Songs


SAN BORONDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Saint brandan, a scotch abbot, long ago
Last Line: Whose boundless deep we name eternity.
Subject(s): Brendan, Saint (484-578); Death; Future Life; Religion; Soul; Brendan Of Clonfert; Brandan, Saint; Brandon, Saint; Brennainn, Saint; Brendan The Voyager; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Theology


SEA PICTURES: 1. MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: The morning sun has pierced the mist
Last Line: Browned by the salt air and the sun.
Subject(s): Morning; Sea; Ocean


SEA PICTURES: 2. EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the thickening twilight presses down
Last Line: Wraps in a shroud the dying light.
Subject(s): Evening; Sea; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: 1. THE PRINTING-PRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: In boyhood's days we read with keen delight
Last Line: And spake -- and heaven and earth in answer rung.
Subject(s): Printing & Printers


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: 2. THE OCEAN STEAMER    Poem Text    
First Line: With streaming pennons, scorning sail and oar
Last Line: Which hailed her coming as a thing sublime.
Subject(s): Steamboats


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: 3. THE LOCOMOTIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whirling along its living freight, it came
Last Line: Hung clouded in the dragon-guarded shrine.
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: 4. THE TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fleeter than time, across the continent
Last Line: And time and space are naught. The mind is all.
Subject(s): Telegraph; Telephones; Telegrams


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: 5. THE PHOTOGRAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Phoebus apollo, from olympus driven
Last Line: The sun-god's secret -- in the photograph.
Subject(s): Apollo; Mythology - Classical; Photography & Photographers


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: 6. THE SPECTROSCOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: All honor to that keen promethean soul
Last Line: With stars in their divine infinitude.
Subject(s): Science; Spectroscopes; Universe; Scientists


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: 7. THE MICROPHONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The small enlarged, the distant nearer brought
Last Line: "below the surface -- ere we cry, ""too late!"
Subject(s): Microphones; Science; Scientists


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: 8. THE FIRESIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: With what a live intelligence the flame
Last Line: Make talk, love, music, poetry in one.
Subject(s): Fireplaces


SO FAR, SO NEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou, so far, we grope to grasp thee
Last Line: Silence only may adore thee!
Subject(s): God; Life; Religion; Soul; Theology


SONNET: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The summer goes, with all its birds and flowers
Last Line: And peep unnoted there behind your screen.
Subject(s): Summer


SONNET: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgive - that thus the trumpet I have blown
Last Line: Are surely worth the tribute of a rhyme.
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets; Youth


SONNET: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Parted by time and space for many a year
Last Line: And fluted in those old virginia groves.
Subject(s): Absence; Seasons; Youth; Separation; Isolation


SONNET: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, happy time! When music bound in one
Last Line: Art's standard high as dome or minaret.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Soul


SONNET: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Friend, dear as memory's joys! Of life that's past
Last Line: Disturb the mutual trust our being shares.
Subject(s): Friendship; Life; Memory


SONNET: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: All loves have frailer roots than loves that start
Last Line: Born in the honored home from which we came.
Subject(s): Love


SONNET: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, many a time our memory slips aside
Last Line: And crowned our nights with coronals of dreams.
Subject(s): Family Life; Games; Memory; Relatives; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


SONNET: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Those times are gone, that circle thinned away
Last Line: And age grows young in friendship's quickening sun.
Subject(s): Friendship


SONNET: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: You were not born to hide such gifts as yours
Last Line: Like harlequin, and makes his jests his trade.
Subject(s): Fate; Genius; Destiny


SONNET: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: I needs must praise the natural gifts of one
Last Line: His cheerful sunset light far round him glows.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Praise


SUMMER DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Some summer mornings - when you've taken tea
Last Line: Has opened. Let the bards of old go rest.
Subject(s): Animals; Morning; Night; Poetry & Poets; Summer; Bedtime


SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Naught but the fittest lives,' I hear
Last Line: May weave into its nest of song.
Subject(s): Life; Nature; Survival; Time


TALENT AND GENIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: On the high road travelling steady
Last Line: Only is known when the grave closes o'er him.
Subject(s): Genius; Graves; Wealth; Tombs; Tombstones; Riches; Fortunes


TENNYSON: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: His brows were circled by a wreath of bays
Last Line: In the rich music of his english lyre.
Subject(s): Fame; Love; Poetry & Poets; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Reputation; Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


TENNYSON: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: How grand he would have stood, had he declined
Last Line: Son of the morning -- how thy beams are shorn!
Subject(s): Love; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Truth; Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


THE BIRD AND THE BELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas earliest morning in the early spring
Last Line: Light, love, henceforth shall reign forever and alone!


THE BOBOLINKS    Poem Text    
First Line: When nature had made all her birds
Last Line: And heap our measures fuller.
Subject(s): Birds; Bobolinks


THE CATARACT ISLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I wandered through the ancient wood
Last Line: Its dreams -- that peaceful isle!


THE CENTENNIAL YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: A hundred years - and she had sat, a queen
Last Line: No pledge less true for her centennial year.
Subject(s): Bells; Freedom; Peace; Storms; United States - Centennial Celebrations; Liberty


THE COAL-FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, we'll light the parlor fire
Last Line: But coal of each sex shall contribute its part.
Subject(s): Fireplaces; Guests; Winter; Women; Visiting


THE EVENING PRIMROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: What are you looking at?' the farmer said
Last Line: The life that ever shall be or hath been


THE HUMAN FLOWER: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: In the old void of unrecorded time
Last Line: The world's consummate, peerless human flower.
Subject(s): Flowers; Time


THE HUMAN FLOWER: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall that bright flower the countless ages toiled
Last Line: Transplant it to his realm of paradise?
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Love; Dead, The


THE LADY'S SONNET. TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I know not why I chose to seem so cold
Last Line: "I'll send your answer."" now I've told you all."
Subject(s): Absence; Women; Separation; Isolation


THE LOVER'S SONNET. MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I waited through the night, while summer blew
Last Line: Almost too great to bear my bliss appeared!
Subject(s): Love; Night; Silence; Sleep; Bedtime


THE OLD APPLE-WOMAN; A BROADWAY LYRIC    Poem Text    
First Line: She sits by the side of a turbulent stream
Last Line: And the gates of a heavenly city.
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City; Poverty; Rivers; Women


THE OLD YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: O good old year! This night's your last
Last Line: I see your cab is waiting.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE PINES AND THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the low marsh-meadows and the beach
Last Line: The mournful strain was in thyself alone.
Subject(s): Pine Trees; Seashore; Soul; Trees; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE SECEDERS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Far from the pure castalian fount our feet
Last Line: They fall on us as rain on logs and stones.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Love; Truth


THE SECEDERS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet what were love, and what were toil and thought
Last Line: And make dull earth a heaven of thought below.
Subject(s): Life; Love; Nature


THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: A wondrous light is filling the air
Last Line: The soul of the nineteenth century.


THE TWO DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I met one in the land of sleep
Last Line: So both were only dreams.
Subject(s): Dreams; Friendship; Life; Love; Sleep; Nightmares


THE VICTORIES OF PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Gone is the tempest that clouded
Last Line: Hope for the days that have brightened.
Subject(s): Peace; United States; America


THE WEATHER-PROPHET; A FABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: What can be the matter with the thermometer?
Last Line: Thinks his own mood is the mind of humanity.
Subject(s): Fables; Prophecy & Prophets; Weather; Allegories


TO G. W. C.    Poem Text    
First Line: Still shines our august day, as calm, as bright
Last Line: Hope, faith, and strength for life's dim future borrow.
Subject(s): Life; Soul; Youth


TO G. W. C.; AUGUST 1, 1846    Poem Text    
First Line: The day so long remembered comes again
Last Line: Whose splendor freshens this memorial day.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


TO IONE    Poem Text    
First Line: All day within me, sweet and clear
Last Line: I hear you singing -- singing.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Soul; Songs


TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Unbidden to the feast where friends have brought
Last Line: That bind the world in peace and brotherhood.
Subject(s): Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)


TO OLIVER WENDELL HOMES    Poem Text    
First Line: A fountain in our green new england hills
Last Line: That guard the soul whose fire of youth still burns.
Subject(s): Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894); Time


TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, sleep - oblivion's sire! Come, blessed sleep!
Last Line: Wooed back to tread thy fields of asphodel.
Subject(s): Sleep


TWO VIEWS OF IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the daybreak, in the murky night
Last Line: Within my lamp or heart, of dawning day.
Subject(s): Dawn; Light; Roosters; Sunrise; Cocks


VEILED MEMORIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Of love that was, of friendship in the days
Last Line: Is woven through the soul's strange warp and woof.
Subject(s): Life; Love; Memory; Time


VENICE    Poem Text    
First Line: While the skies of this northern november
Last Line: By all the chill blasts of november!
Subject(s): Beauty; Venice, Italy; Vision