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Davies, William Henry    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
639 poems available by this author


A BIRD'S ANGER    Poem Text    
First Line: A summer's morning that has but one voice
Last Line: "before it makes a coffin of your nest."
Subject(s): Birds


A BLIND CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Her baby brother laughed last night
Last Line: But I am dumb, for she is blind.
Subject(s): Blindness; Visually Handicapped


A BRIGHT DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: My windows now are giant drops of dew
Last Line: And sit beside me here, to wash his face.
Subject(s): Nature


A CAT'S EXAMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: For three whole days I and my cat
Last Line: Would burn up any human lover.
Subject(s): Love; Passion; Poetry & Poets


A CHANGE OF VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a lady near my door
Last Line: Knowing the wretch has no more money?
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


A CHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: With all our mirth, I doubt if we shall be
Last Line: Due to the corpses you have gone and seen to.
Subject(s): Corpses; Morticians; Old Age; Cadavers


A CHILD'S FANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: His chin went up and down, and chewed at nothing
Last Line: The wonderful strange sight he might have been.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


A CHILD'S MINT    Poem Text    
First Line: When young, I kissed a miser man
Last Line: Cry out for silver, and for gold.
Subject(s): Debt; Poverty; Social Problems


A CHILD'S PET    Poem Text    
First Line: When I sailed out of baltimore
Last Line: Would stroke that sheep's black nose.
Subject(s): Pets; Sheep


A DOG'S GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: My dog lies dead and buried here
Last Line: That links such lives with my dog's death!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Tears; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


A DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I met her in the leafy woods
Last Line: I woke, and lay alone.
Subject(s): Dreams; Passion; Nightmares


A DREAM OF WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: These flowers survive their lover bees
Last Line: The fire that's on his own warm breast.
Subject(s): Autumn; Robins; Seasons; Winter; Fall


A DRINKING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: A bee goes mumbling homeward pleased
Last Line: My soul be thine.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


A DULL SPIRIT    Poem Text    
First Line: I see the houses, but I swear
Last Line: And houses, look the same.
Subject(s): Houses


A FLEETING PASSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou shalt not laugh, thou shalt not romp
Last Line: Till men with horses pass, and carts.


A FLEETING WONDER    Poem Text    
First Line: See where he rides, all hot and fast
Last Line: By riding wild and fast.
Subject(s): Horseback Riding


A FOOLISH TONGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her face is full of silent pain
Last Line: Rise up, and cry — 'for shame!'
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Pain; Vengeance; Suffering; Misery


A GREAT TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet chance, that led my steps abroad
Last Line: This side the tomb.


A GREETING    Poem Text    
First Line: Good morning, life -- and all
Last Line: Things glad and beautiful.


A HAPPY LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: O what a life is this I lead
Last Line: With such a life as this to lead?
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Life; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


A IS FOR ARTIST    Poem Text    
First Line: See what a light is in those painted clouds!
Last Line: Made so much less immortal in my sight!


A LIFE'S LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: How I do love to sit and dream
Last Line: That lady I for life must love!
Subject(s): Love


A LONELY COAST    Poem Text    
First Line: A lonely coast, where sea-gulls scream for wrecks
Last Line: Till, waking, found 'twas only what I dreamed.
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


A LOVELY DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: A cloudless path from east to west
Last Line: And die, as he has died.
Subject(s): Day


A LOVELY WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Now I can see what helen was
Last Line: I ever saw, in any place.
Subject(s): Beauty


A LULLABY OF REST    Poem Text    
First Line: Workhouse and bedlam, refuge, den
Last Line: A lullaby of rest.
Subject(s): Love


A MAIDEN AND HER HAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Her cruel hands go in and out
Last Line: And her simplicity of face.
Subject(s): Hair


A MAY MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky is clear
Last Line: All thoughts for gladness.
Subject(s): May (Month)


A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT'S STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: Night, lightning, thunder, rain
Last Line: Of birds and blossoms.
Subject(s): Storms


A MIRACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let women long for dainty things
Last Line: But how the earth has danced, in mine!
Subject(s): Desire


A MOTHER TO HER SICK CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou canst not understand my words
Last Line: Nor any rocking then.
Subject(s): Mothers; Sickness; Illness


A NEW WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: A new world calls, in voices loud and strange
Last Line: And music that was once an irish row.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Music & Musicians; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


A PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, hear my morning's prayer!
Last Line: One christ to share my earth!'
Subject(s): God; Prayer; Religion; Theology


A RICHER FREIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: You nightingales, that came so far
Last Line: To learn -- next spring.
Subject(s): Birds; Migration; Nightingales


A SILVER WONDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I this night, amazed and full of wonder
Last Line: Peep out of their dark holes like timid mice!
Subject(s): Stars


A STRANGE CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: A wondrous city, that had temples there
Last Line: As I do now, in these dear months I love.
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


A STRANGE MEETING    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is full, and so am I
Last Line: As he went passing by.
Subject(s): Blacks


A SWEETER LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: No bitter tongue, no grief for what is gone
Last Line: To hold her skein and wind a ball of wool?
Subject(s): Happiness; Love; Joy; Delight


A THOUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: When I look into a glass
Last Line: When I look into a pool.
Subject(s): Self


A WINTER'S NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a winter's night and cold
Last Line: Still shines with undiminished light.
Subject(s): Winter


A WOMAN'S CHARMS    Poem Text    
First Line: My purse is yours, sweet heart, for I
Last Line: Than thou hast charms from which to choose.
Subject(s): Women


A WOMAN'S HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: When mary price was five years old
Last Line: And beaten it to death.
Subject(s): Innocence; Women


A YOUNG THRUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: What power of will - to follow now
Last Line: Am happy to be gone.
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Thrushes; Dead, The


ADVICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, you two eyes, that have all night been sleeping
Last Line: Come into the meadows, where the lambs are leaping.
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


AGAIN I SING    Poem Text    
First Line: Again I sing of thee, sweet youth
Last Line: Time is thy subject, thou his king!


AGE AND YOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: The music's dull - I trust my ears
Last Line: Has come from youth.'
Subject(s): Aging


ALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now do I hear thee weep and groan
Last Line: His grave, ha! Ha! Holds up my head.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Ale; Wine


ALL IN JUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: A week ago I had a fire
Last Line: To wriggle out of hollow flowers.
Subject(s): Flowers; June; Summer


ALL'S WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: The cat has her milk
Last Line: All's well with his life.
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: When we're together, how the moments fly!
Last Line: When years of life are heard to crash and fall!
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


AMBITION    Poem Text    
First Line: I had ambition, by which sin
Last Line: Be into paradise.
Subject(s): Ambition


AN EARLY LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, sweet young blood, that makes the heart
Last Line: He has the fleece of gold!
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath this stone lies one good man; and when
Last Line: That many a wretch through him has gone to hell.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


AN OLD HOUSE IN LONDON    Poem Text    
First Line: In fancy I can see thee stand
Last Line: Birds sing, and saw the sweet wild flowers.
Subject(s): Houses


ANGEL AND MYSTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo, I, that once was fear, that hears
Last Line: "must rest with god -- he only knows."


ANGRY    Poem Text    
First Line: My love sits angry; see!
Last Line: She'd quarrel every day.
Subject(s): Anger


APRIL'S CHARMS    Poem Text    
First Line: When april scatters coins of primrose gold
Last Line: Of wood that's green and fill a grate with gold.
Subject(s): April


APRIL'S LAMBS    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I was born in april's prime
Last Line: "as tenderly as any lamb's."
Subject(s): April


ARMED FOR WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Is life on earth a viler thing
Last Line: To rub a sleepy eye?
Subject(s): Life Change Events


AROUND THAT WAIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Around that waist, scarce bigger than my neck
Last Line: Kissed without mercy by a powerful bee.
Subject(s): Bodies


AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: One night I heard a small, weak voice
Last Line: Her sparrow with his common flower.
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


AUSTRALIAN BILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Australian bill is dying fast
Last Line: Or stands outside a school.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Autumn grows old: he, like some simple one
Last Line: Whose secret day-dream phoebus burns to hear.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


AYE    Poem Text    
First Line: How many years since I, a wandering man
Last Line: Aye ... Aye ... Aye.'
Subject(s): Poverty


B IS FOR BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: My girl has reached that lovely state
Last Line: It thin away so soon.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY AND BRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was old, and she was young
Last Line: That beauty has too small a brain.
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences


BEAUTY AND SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The peacock, that fine-feathered bird
Last Line: To keep it sweet and kind.
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Robins; Singing & Singers; Songs


BEAUTY'S LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Think not her face is patched with pink
Last Line: Lost its soul's light in consequence.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEGGAR'S LUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Where did you sleep in the country, lad?
Last Line: And drove me away with stones.'
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Environment; Fields; Homeless; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


BEGGAR'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Good people keep their holy day
Last Line: And tender feelings in your heart.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars


BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: The worlds march on and circle in their place
Last Line: Could name the guilty world that's out of tune.
Subject(s): Bells; Music & Musicians


BEWITCHED    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me a night in june that's clear and quiet
Last Line: With half my spirit in a wonder-trance.
Subject(s): Self; Trances


BIRD AND BROOK    Poem Text    
First Line: My song, that's bird-like in its kind
Last Line: Of joy the whole year round.
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers; Songs


BIRD AND CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, if that cloud still grows and swells
Last Line: And his mind has no complaint?
Subject(s): Contentment; Seasons; Summer; Sun


BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: When our two souls have left this mortal clay
Last Line: Snow on my doorstep, printed by their feet.
Subject(s): Birds; Spring


BIRTHDAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: My friend has a birthday
Last Line: Steady, old heart! Lie quiet!
Subject(s): Birthdays


BODY AND SPIRIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Who stands before me on the stairs
Last Line: Her powdering, with her eyes on me.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Supernatural


BORN OF TEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: A thing that's rich in tears is sweet
Last Line: Could say – 'my mother's name is tears.'
Subject(s): Tears


BREAST TO BREAST    Poem Text    
First Line: What strange commotion, love
Last Line: Are fluttering breast to breast!
Subject(s): Love


BREATH    Poem Text    
First Line: How those wet tombstones in the sun
Last Line: By their vain breath, what ours was worth.


BROKEN HEARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: My dog creeps into my shadowed form
Last Line: It never knew its master was a king.
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The


BROTHER GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: If woman's a delightful creature
Last Line: The devil take the other.
Subject(s): Bacchus; Cupid; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Mythology - Classical; Eros


C IS FOR CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: See how her arms now rise and fall
Last Line: Before her feet are claimed by earth.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


CANT    Poem Text    
First Line: What cant, oh, what hypocrisy
Last Line: Get everlasting bliss!
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Hypocrisy; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


CATCHING THE DEVIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Not while her charms are still in flower
Last Line: O lord, how false she was!
Subject(s): Betrayal


CATHARINE    Poem Text    
First Line: We children every morn would wait
Last Line: "and tell the master catharine's dead."
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


CHARITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Things that are dear to me at home
Last Line: His love or innocence betrayed.
Subject(s): Generosity


CHARMS    Poem Text    
First Line: She walks as lightly as the fly
Last Line: Nothing can come but comes amiss.
Subject(s): Love


CHILD LOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Six summers old was she, and when she came
Last Line: And have a pearl ten stallions could not move.'
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


CHILDREN AT PLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear a merry noise indeed
Last Line: Snowflakes shall be your butterflies.
Subject(s): Children; Play; Childhood


CHRIST, THE MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, I say nothing; I profess
Last Line: Gives its best time and thought.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


CHRISTMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Christmas has come, let's eat and drink
Last Line: And welcome to all kinds of men.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


CLOCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Still comes no answer to my greatest question
Last Line: One clock or two, there'll be no further winding.
Subject(s): Immortality


CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: My fancy loves to play with clouds
Last Line: To make no motion there.
Subject(s): Clouds


COMBING    Poem Text    
First Line: All for the sake of lovely dreams
Last Line: Am sometimes left without a thought.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


COME AWAY, DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Come away, death, make no mistake
Last Line: A dead-born child destroy its mother.'
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


COME, HONEST BOYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye who have nothing to conceal
Last Line: In summer, under some green tree?
Subject(s): Death; Drinks & Drinking; Dead, The; Wine


COME, LET US FIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, let us find a cottage, love
Last Line: To clear away the morning dew.
Subject(s): Love


COME, MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, melancholy, come, delight
Last Line: That casts a halo on our birth!
Subject(s): Melancholy; Dejection


COME, THOU SWEET WONDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, thou sweet wonder, by whose power
Last Line: That's like a thousand burning ships.


COMFORT    Poem Text    
First Line: From my own kind I only learn
Last Line: Beneath his own soft wing.
Subject(s): Comfort


COMMON JOYS    Poem Text    
First Line: See how those diamonds splutter and choke
Last Line: Pays all his debts, like children's kisses.
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


COMPENSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: When these sweet spirits, my most faithful friends
Last Line: Close up like water, when the times go wrong.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Soul


COMPETITORS    Poem Text    
First Line: I had a friend to smoke and drink
Last Line: A love that's reared at the breast?
Subject(s): Friendship; Love


CONFESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: One hour in every hundred hours
Last Line: In songs of childhood, flowers and birds.


COWSLIPS AND LARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear it said yon land is poor
Last Line: Are many a sunny mile from here.
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


CRUMBS AND GUINEAS    Poem Text    
First Line: How many plates of crumbs, my little friend
Last Line: And make a song of it, to charge a guinea!'
Subject(s): Hunger


D IS FOR DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: My dog went mad and bit my hand
Last Line: I was bitten to the heart.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DAY OR NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Again I wake and cry for light!
Last Line: So bright these golden days!
Subject(s): Blindness; Sleep; Visually Handicapped


DAY'S BLACK STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it that small black star
Last Line: To me thy joy to live.
Subject(s): Birds; Stars


DAYS AND YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: How softly now my days go by
Last Line: Is carrying off my years!
Subject(s): Aging


DAYS THAT HAVE BEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Can I forget the sweet days that have been
Last Line: In memory of the sweet days that have been.
Subject(s): Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


DAYS TOO SHORT    Poem Text    
First Line: When primroses are out in spring
Last Line: For me, doth wear the veil of night.
Subject(s): Spring


DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty'll be no fairer than
Last Line: Fits their skulls for bells, not crowns.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DOGS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was once a wandering man
Last Line: Was threatened with a stone.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Love


DOWN UNDERGROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: What work is going on down underground
Last Line: Without a sound -- without the faintest sound.


DREAM TRAGEDIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou art not always kind, o sleep
Last Line: With a mad cry that dream, and wake.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


DREAMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a poet once who died
Last Line: Of a little bird for the other!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


DREAMS OF THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: I know not why I yearn for thee again
Last Line: Thy salt is lodged for ever in my blood.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


DRINK    Poem Text    
First Line: Say that the house that makes our laws
Last Line: No disrespect to drink!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


DRINKING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, life, we are no sooner dressed
Last Line: Us like good wine and love.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


DUST    Poem Text    
First Line: If life is dust, is not dust life?
Last Line: Defend their rights as living dust!
Subject(s): Dust


E IS FOR EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: I need no glass to help my eyes
Last Line: That time is taking away from me.
Subject(s): Eyes


EARDROPS    Poem Text    
First Line: This bag of cherries for my love
Last Line: Back to its sea again!
Subject(s): Love


EARLY MORN    Poem Text    
First Line: When I did wake this morn from sleep
Last Line: As they would vanish for a dream.
Subject(s): Morning


EARLY SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: How sweet this morning air in spring
Last Line: Sing sweeter songs than I may borrow.
Subject(s): Spring


EARTH LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I love the earth through my two eyes
Last Line: To sleep with his dead love.


EASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: What exultations in my mind
Last Line: This welcome to the new-born spring.
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: We have no grass locked up in ice so fast
Last Line: Give me this england now for all my world.
Subject(s): England; English


EPITAPH ON A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: They killed her lamb, and no one wept
Last Line: This was the little one.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Epitaphs; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON JOHN KEATS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some poets die consumed by love
Last Line: To stop his craving after sweets.
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets


EVIL    Poem Text    
First Line: How often in my dreams have I beheld
Last Line: Have tried their best to make a cunning devil!
Subject(s): Evil; Nature


EXALTED FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: No more of that, you butterfly
Last Line: And vanish out of sight.
Subject(s): Flowers


EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: The owl has come
Last Line: Have I not proved his wisdom is no fable?
Subject(s): Animals


EYES AND EARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Would that the powers that made my eyes so keen
Last Line: Before I knew their names by leaf or bark.
Subject(s): Twins


F IS FOR FIDDLES    Poem Text    
First Line: What an enchanted world is this
Last Line: We leap the winter into spring.
Subject(s): Fiddles; Musical Instruments


FACTS    Poem Text    
First Line: One night poor jim had not a sou
Last Line: In faith that christ is still alive.
Subject(s): Faith; Poverty; Belief; Creed


FAIRIES, TAKE CARE    Poem Text    
First Line: A thousand blessings, puck, on you
Last Line: While in those woods so dark and warm.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: How sad my life had been were't not for her
Last Line: Come then, sweet fancy -- surnamed joy by me.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


FANCY'S HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, fancy, sweetest child
Last Line: I have nourished ever since.
Subject(s): Home


FAREWELL TO POESY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet poesy, why art thou dumb?
Last Line: The poet dies, his heart doth bleed.
Subject(s): Farewell; Poetry & Poets; Parting


FATHER AND SON    Poem Text    
First Line: While we enjoy this meat, my son
Last Line: A tongue that told no lie?'
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Trust


FAULTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The healthiest trees bear fruits that fail
Last Line: And pears that reach the age of gold.
Subject(s): Errors; Mistakes; Fallacies


FLIRTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Should her flirting prove a danger
Last Line: That's the stuff to stop her treason.
Subject(s): Flirtation


FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: What favourite flowers are mine, I cannot say-
Last Line: My favourite flower must be a mossy stone!
Subject(s): Flowers


FLYING BLOSSOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: These butterflies, in twos and threes
Last Line: Another crop of golden corn!
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Wings; Bugs


FOLLOWING A BEE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of primrose boys
Last Line: I followed a bee.
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


FOR SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Four hundred years this little house has stood
Last Line: Four hundred years in sixty feet of earth!
Subject(s): Houses, Deserted


FORGIVENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stung by a spiteful wasp
Last Line: More difference.
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


FORTUNES    Poem Text    
First Line: This house is worth a thousand pounds
Last Line: With a fortune for each finger.
Subject(s): Kindness; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


FRANCIS THOMPSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou hadst no home, and thou couldst see
Last Line: In nights of homeless misery.
Subject(s): Thompson, Francis (1859-1907)


FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: They're creeping on the stairs outside
Last Line: And less when I am dying.
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Dead, The


FRIENDS UNBORN    Poem Text    
First Line: With this one friend - I ask no more
Last Line: By his great love of beauty.'
Subject(s): Friendship


FROM FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: What little bird is this that sings?
Last Line: Sing till our leaves in england dance.
Subject(s): Birds; France


FROST    Poem Text    
First Line: What swords and spears, what daggers bright
Last Line: Where is your plump young sister, snow?'
Subject(s): Frost


G IS FOR GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll have the primrose grow in grass
Last Line: Than seen in my half-strangled tree.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


GIANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I take no pride in body's growth
Last Line: Deserves a giant's name.
Subject(s): Giants; Size & Shape; Height


GOOD AND EVIL    Poem Text    
First Line: A wealth of stars in winter time
Last Line: Could I have left love's scorn unpondered?
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


GOOD FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: I brought two friends to share my fire
Last Line: The other was 'old wine'.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


GREAT LOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did we think no power in heaven
Last Line: There'll be a poor, unhappy lady, crying.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


H IS FOR HEDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I climb a tree to bring them down
Last Line: Was wriggling like the thinnest worm.
Subject(s): Hedges


HAND OR MOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: This, then, is pleasure's bower
Last Line: Sweet joy, I stay!
Subject(s): Love


HAPPY WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, happy wind, how sweet
Last Line: To be alive this day.
Subject(s): Wind


HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: That paradise the arab dreams
Last Line: No matter who feels sick and swears.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


HEAVEN AND EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: It may be true the stars are worlds
Last Line: Down in one little wayside pool.
Subject(s): Heaven; Sky; Stars; Paradise


HER ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: How rich hath time become through her
Last Line: And saved themselves with interest.


HER BODY'S A FINE HOUSE       


HER MERRIMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: When I had met my love the twentieth time
Last Line: Sent ripples down her body to her knees.
Subject(s): Laughter; Love


HER MOUTH AND MINE    Poem Text    
First Line: As I lay dreaming, open-eyed
Last Line: "greedy-in-love, leave go! Leave go!"
Subject(s): Kisses


HERE AM I    Poem Text    
First Line: The world has shared my joy and pain
Last Line: Soft be my answer – 'here am I.'
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


HIDDEN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bird of fortune sings when free
Last Line: Our hearts can still be singing strong.


HILL AND VALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Day by day the man in the vale
Last Line: And one to see his vale below.
Subject(s): Country Life


HIS THRONE    Poem Text    
First Line: When love has lost his bite and sting
Last Line: Embalmed in memories.
Subject(s): Love


HOPE ABANDONED    Poem Text    
First Line: The drinking man maybe hath gold, and then
Last Line: But failed, since none would give his brain employ.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Despair; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


HOW KIND IS SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: How kind is sleep, how merciful
Last Line: To pierce me till I die.
Subject(s): Sleep


HOW LATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now thou hast made me blind
Last Line: How late thou art forsaking me!


HOW SORDID IS THIS CROWDED LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: How sordid is this crowded life, its spite
Last Line: My voice back with the knowledge that I live.


HUNTING JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: How sad a face this knowledge wears!
Last Line: Shall never know what sport is there!
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


I AM THE POET DAVIES, WILLIAM    Poem Text    


I AM THE POET DAVIES, WILLIAM       


I COULD NOT LOVE HIM MORE       


I IS FOR IMPLEMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: What lovely dark blue flames, o spade
Last Line: Shall cover thee with glory.
Subject(s): Tools


IF LOVE SURVIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: If nothing takes away our power
Last Line: How old is love to-day?'
Subject(s): Love


IMPUDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: One morning, when the world was grey and cold
Last Line: "such impudence before in this old world!"


IN A LODGING HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Get to thy room, a voice told me
Last Line: And less thy hope than older men.
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


IN MAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, I will spend the livelong day
Last Line: A flowery, green, bird-singing land.
Subject(s): May (Month)


IN NEATH VALLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Between two rows of trees
Last Line: See none more great than I.


IN SPRING-TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: There's many a pool that holds a cloud
Last Line: Is four and twenty hours of song!
Subject(s): Spring


IN THE COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: This life is sweetest; in this wood
Last Line: Behind me creeps a groan or sigh.
Subject(s): Country Life


IN THE END    Poem Text    
First Line: With all thy gold, thou canst not make
Last Line: Should call thy name.
Subject(s): Mortality; Time


IN THE SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear how my friend the robin sings!
Last Line: I laugh and blow my life's warm breath.
Subject(s): Snow


IN TIME OF WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: As I go walking down the street
Last Line: "the lads those lasses court are dead."
Subject(s): War


IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The cold, ice-sucking wind has gone
Last Line: At this fine winter's day.
Subject(s): Winter


INFANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Born to the world with my hands clenched
Last Line: I laughed, with open eyes.
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


INGRATITUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Am I a fool?
Last Line: No mercy be.
Subject(s): Ingratitude; Ungratefulness


J IS FOR JEALOUSY    Poem Text    
First Line: I praised the daisies on my lawn
Last Line: That she and I are living in.
Subject(s): Jealousy


JENNY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now I grow old, and flowers are weeds
Last Line: The world seems one big grave to me.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings; Love - Loss Of; Memory


JENNY WREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Her sight is short, she comes quite near
Last Line: Had starlings singing without stop.'
Subject(s): Birds; Wrens


JEWELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Twice in one hour I've seen this lovely night
Last Line: Still call on night to see my wasted time.
Subject(s): Dreams; Poetry & Poets; Nightmares


JOVE WARNS US    Poem Text    
First Line: Jove warns us with his lightning first
Last Line: To fasten me beside her.


JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor souls, who think that joy is bought
Last Line: Wake me.
Subject(s): Happiness; Life; Joy; Delight


JOY AND PLEASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, joy is born of parents poor
Last Line: And sings and laughs with strangers near.
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


JOY SUPREME    Poem Text    
First Line: The birds are pirates of her notes
Last Line: Her soft warm bosom swell on mine.
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


K IS FOR KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Love's touch is soft, and death
Last Line: David and solomon.
Variant Title(s): Crowns
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


KILLED IN ACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy the man whose home is still
Last Line: And never left it once before.
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)


KISS AND BLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: He takes that woman with his kiss
Last Line: How kind and cruel, how clever is death!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


KITTY AND I    Poem Text    
First Line: The gentle wind that waves
Last Line: Whenever chance allows.


KNITTING    Poem Text    
First Line: E'en though her tongue may by its force
Last Line: And leaves his gold spread all about.
Subject(s): Knitting


L IS FOR LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: What lovely meadows have I seen in the sun
Last Line: And love may bleed to death, till it has gone.
Subject(s): Light


LAMORNA COVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I see at last our great lamorna cove
Last Line: Screams in its fresh young wonder and delight.
Subject(s): Cornwall, England; Coves


LAST THOUGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: If my last thoughts contain no wish
Last Line: Until I think of you!
Subject(s): Love; Thought; Thinking


LATE SINGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The spring was late in coming, so
Last Line: We'll sing our number through.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Time; Songs


LAUGHING ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: If I were gusty april now
Last Line: To play with laughing rose.


LEAVES (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Peace to these little broken leaves
Last Line: Tremble -- no bigger than a star!
Subject(s): Leaves


LEISURE    Poem Text    
First Line: What is this life if, full of care
Last Line: We have no time to stand and stare.
Subject(s): Beauty; Leisure; Time


LET LOVE LIVE ON    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is the precious jewel in our life
Last Line: What kind of man her husband and our king.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


LET ME CONFESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me confess, before I die
Last Line: Who saw his fellows starve for bread.


LET US LIE CLOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us lie close, as lovers should
Last Line: And with one kiss prepare for sleep.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings; Rest; Sleep


LETTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: If these six letters came from birds
Last Line: To lead a chorus full of thunder!'
Subject(s): Gossip; Letters


LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: The quality of life on earth
Last Line: That looks for better after death?
Subject(s): Life


LIFE IS JOLLY    Poem Text    
First Line: This life is jolly, o!
Last Line: This life is jolly, o!
Subject(s): Life


LIGHT AND DARKNESS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: The world is sleeping, and the earth is dark
Last Line: Stroke with her tender hand a blinded face.


LIGHT AND DARKNESS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I sit brooding here, with my eyes closed
Last Line: To see her body in the light at all.
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Separation; Isolation


LINES TO A SPARROW    Poem Text    
First Line: What shall we call thee - mouse o' the air
Last Line: To find all times, come year, go year.
Subject(s): Sparrows


LITTLE FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Little flower, I hold you here
Last Line: But a child could do no more.
Subject(s): Country Life


LOGIC    Poem Text    
First Line: My years to come are numbered on two hands
Last Line: Ten aprils hence, to hear his grandchild sing.
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


LOOKS    Poem Text    
First Line: What knowledge do my ears provide
Last Line: Stirs to her treachery.
Subject(s): Books; Eyes; Knowledge; Learning; Sight; Reading


LOVE ABSENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Where wert thou, love, when from twm barlum turned
Last Line: Allowest time to part us with his hours.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LOVE AND MONEY    Poem Text    
First Line: I count my pounds as three times two
Last Line: Shall fly to safer cover!
Subject(s): Love - Materialism


LOVE AND THE MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: My back is turned on spring and all her flowers
Last Line: The sea-weed on a vessel's mast-top high.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE IMPEACHED    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen for pity -- I impeach
Last Line: That, after all, he's but a child.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


LOVE IN TROUBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The world is poor, and love is lonely
Last Line: And sucks his thumb for all his sweets.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE LIGHTS HIS FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love lights his fire to burn my past
Last Line: From love, alone, I learn to live.
Subject(s): Love; Passion


LOVE ME NO MORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Since love cries out for money, still
Last Line: I lie unblamed, and loved.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE SPEECHLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: I look on nature, and my thoughts
Last Line: The others take my breath away.


LOVE TEN YEARS OLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Our love this day is ten years old
Last Line: And knows the man is old and blind!
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Old Age


LOVE'S CAUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell them, when you are home again
Last Line: But do not breathe at home one word of this!
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S COMING    Poem Text    
First Line: An hour or more she's gone
Last Line: Out his mad glory.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S PAYMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: All fish and fowl, all fruit, and all you drink
Last Line: In payment for their leaves, some soft white wool.


LOVE'S RIVALS    Poem Text    
First Line: What glorious sunsets have their birth
Last Line: Or greed a brighter eye.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S SILENT HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: This is love's silent hour, before the tongue
Last Line: By sun or moon, by gas or candle-light.


LOVE'S YOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Not only is my love a flower
Last Line: That laugh and call thee mother?
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


LOVE, LIKE A DROP OF DEW    Poem Text    
First Line: When I pass down the street and see
Last Line: For ever and for ever.


LOVELY DAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Few are my books, but my small few have told
Last Line: Substance to those fine ghosts, and make them live.
Subject(s): Cleopatra, Queen Of Egypt (69-30 B.c.); Helen Of Troy; Mythology - Classical; Women


LOYALTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Kings, who would have good subjects, must
Last Line: Can sing without his robe or glass.
Subject(s): Loyalty


M IS FOR MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a long, long time ago
Last Line: Killed by a thing that was her glory.'
Subject(s): Mothers


MAD    Poem Text    
First Line: When she was but a little child
Last Line: Even for her afflicted face.
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


MAD POLL    Poem Text    
First Line: There goes mad poll, dressed in wild flowers
Last Line: Ha, ha!' poll laughs, and skips away.
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


MAGPIES    Poem Text    
First Line: I have an orchard near my house
Last Line: And tremble when I come alone!
Subject(s): Magpies


MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, let us measure
Last Line: Like some lost little one.


MANGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who knows the name and country now
Last Line: And jesus to a little child.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


MARGERY    Poem Text    
First Line: The butterfly loves mignonette
Last Line: Shut in a garden green and still.
Subject(s): Love


MARRIED COUPLES    Poem Text    
First Line: When love is strong in married couples
Last Line: How she and I have loved each other!
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


MARVELLOUS EARS    Poem Text    
First Line: That speckled thrush, that stands so still
Last Line: No matter what her eyes affirm.
Subject(s): Love


MEN THAT HAVE STRENGTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Men that have strength to rule their sex
Last Line: What are they but our strong men's slaves?


MEN THAT THINK    Poem Text    
First Line: Be damned, you cheeks, be damned and sink
Last Line: Still keep their first, and have no second state.
Subject(s): Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


MOLLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Molly, with hips and ankles plump
Last Line: "I swear I love you true,"" said she."
Subject(s): Love


MONEY    Poem Text    
First Line: When I had money, money, o!
Last Line: My friends are real, though very few.
Subject(s): Friendship - False Friends; Money; Fair Weather Friends


MOSS AND FEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Pools but reflect his shape and form
Last Line: And twenty when the moon is up!
Subject(s): Moss


MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Let fortune gift on gift bestow
Last Line: And never thought death lived -- that day.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MUSIC'S TRAGEDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Had birds no season for their precious songs
Last Line: Is there no quiet place to sleep or rest?
Subject(s): Birds; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Songs


MY GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The lilac in my garden comes to bloom
Last Line: He swallows his own face in half a second!
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


MY LIFE'S EXAMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand with eyes fixed, the cuckoo calls
Last Line: And hearts grown old and wise.
Subject(s): Wisdom


MY LOVE COULD WALK    Poem Text    
First Line: My love could walk in richer hues
Last Line: A queen that's more than half a nun.
Subject(s): Desire; Love


MY OLD ACQUAINTANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Working her toothless gums till her sharp chin
Last Line: "think of the price of fish -- and look at bacon!"


MY ROCKERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here in my garden I have lovely stones
Last Line: Might well forget, and stay to worship stones!
Subject(s): Monuments; Stones; Granite; Rocks


MY YOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: My youth was my old age
Last Line: Till this late hour.
Subject(s): Aging; Youth


N IS FOR NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Day after day I find some new delight
Last Line: And end my day with that last new delight.
Variant Title(s): New Delights
Subject(s): Nature


NAILSWORTH HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon, that peeped as she came up
Last Line: Where no such trees have ever been?
Subject(s): Light; Moon; White (Color)


NAMED    Poem Text    
First Line: As I marched out one day in spring
Last Line: And I have answered — 'here!'
Subject(s): God; Popes; Religion; Papacy; Theology


NATURE'S FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Say what you like
Last Line: Bird, moth and bee.
Subject(s): Animals; Nature


NEAR A QUIET STREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: When musing near a quiet stream
Last Line: Have no wise substance anywhere.'
Subject(s): Brooks; Streams; Creeks


NELL BARNES    Poem Text    
First Line: They lived apart for three long years
Last Line: It was for love she died.
Subject(s): Absence; Man-woman Relationships; Marriage; Separation; Isolation; Male-female Relations; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


NEW-COMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: So many birds have come along
Last Line: Their wings, like babies with their toes.
Subject(s): Birds


NIGHT IS THE ONLY TIME I LIVE       


NIGHT WANDERERS    Poem Text    
First Line: They hear the bell of midnight toll
Last Line: And cough like giants, deep and hoarse.
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


NO CARELESS MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: A granted joy can make a careless mind
Last Line: A seed of light throw up a magic flower!
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


NO IDLE GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: No idle gold - since this fine sun, my friend
Last Line: Can teach me to be happy with the least.
Subject(s): Simplicity


NO MASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Indeed this is sweet life! My hand
Last Line: A working slave with no days free.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


NO PLACE OR TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: This curly childhood of the year
Last Line: That knows no place or time.
Subject(s): Time


NO-MAN'S WOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I have jealous thoughts to nurse
Last Line: Clean through the heart of no-man's wood.
Subject(s): Environment; Forests; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Woods


NOW THAT SHE GIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that she gives my love consent
Last Line: "should burn in hell for such a part!"
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences


NOW THAT THE TEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that the tears of love have reached
Last Line: What then shall we become!
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


O IS FOR OPEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Are those small silver tumps a town
Last Line: Before a monstrous, empty sky!


OH FOR A GLASS OF WINE!       


OH, SWEET CONTENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, sweet content, that turns the labourer's sweat
Last Line: Twitch with the stars that shine in thousands there.
Subject(s): Contentment


OLD ACQUAINTANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy water, alteryn
Last Line: And fair as childhood -- still?
Subject(s): Youth


OLD AND CRAZY    Poem Text    
First Line: Though rising early with the lark
Last Line: Who blames the poor old owl? Not I.
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


OLD AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Is this old autumn standing here
Last Line: And the dog that has no friend.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


OLD FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgive me, world, if I outlive my welcome
Last Line: Has left it empty, and I feel the cold.
Subject(s): Friendship


OLD OR YOUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: I questioned poetry, say, I said
Last Line: Reprove me for my folly.
Subject(s): Aging


OLD SAILORS    Poem Text    
First Line: I loved a ship from early boyhood days
Last Line: And a new crew is born for aeons more.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


ON A COLD DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: My sacrament of wine and broken bread
Last Line: Shall I not drink and bless them one and all?
Subject(s): Bread; Food & Eating; Hunger


ON EXPECTING SOME BOOKS    Poem Text    
First Line: To-morrow they will come. I know
Last Line: Together in one room with me.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


ON FINDING A DEAD BIRD UNDER MY WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Here you lie, with feathers cold and wet
Last Line: And be the first to wish a friend 'good morning'.
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Feathers; Wings


ON HEARING MRS. WOODHOUSE PLAY THE HARPSICHORD    Poem Text    
First Line: We poets pride ourselves on what
Last Line: "has made this poet my dumb slave."
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


ON THE MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: When from this mighty mountain's top
Last Line: Its sudden fall or rise.
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


ON WHAT SWEET BANKS    Poem Text    
First Line: On what sweet banks were thy pure fancies fed
Last Line: Death to my hopes or give my love more light.


ONE BY ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Few are my friends
Last Line: My friends leave home.
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Friendship; Dead, The; Parting


ONE NIGHT, WHEN I WAS SLEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: One night, when I was sleeping all alone
Last Line: That war must cease and friendship come to men?
Subject(s): War


ONE POET VISITS ANOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: His car was worth a thousand pounds and more
Last Line: On my own little horse of wind and fire.
Subject(s): Hate


ONE THING WANTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Your life was hard with mangling clothes
Last Line: "there's nothing else I want on earth."
Subject(s): Mothers


ONE TOKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The power was given at birth to me
Last Line: Another life on the other side.
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


OUR LONGER LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some little creatures have so short a life
Last Line: Gives place to that new love whose name is death.
Subject(s): Mortality


OUR SUSSEX DOWNS    Poem Text    
First Line: My youth is gone -- my youth that laughed and yawned
Last Line: "and youth that laughs and yawns in one short breath."
Subject(s): Sussex, England


OURSELVES    Poem Text    
First Line: We live to read each other's soul
Last Line: To cast their lightning on my own!
Subject(s): Self; Soul


OWLS    Poem Text    
First Line: What music, lord, these birds must feel
Last Line: For the beauty at my door.
Subject(s): Birds; Owls; Singing & Singers; Songs


P IS FOR POOL    Poem Text    
First Line: I know a deep and lonely pool - that's where
Last Line: Clasped to the rugged breast of that black nurse.
Subject(s): Lakes; Pools; Ponds


PARTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Alack for life!
Last Line: Alack for life, who'd say?
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


PASSION'S GREED    Poem Text    
First Line: His constant wonder keeps him back
Last Line: And ask our fingers if we bleed.


PASSION'S HOUNDS    Poem Text    
First Line: With mighty leaps and bounds
Last Line: Hunt me to death.
Subject(s): Passion


PAST AND PRESENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I who have seen a tiny cloud
Last Line: Scratched by a little pin or thorn.
Subject(s): Drowning; Sea Voyages


PASTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: That grass is tender, soft and sweet
Last Line: Lie down to sleep.
Subject(s): Fields; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


PEACE AND GOODWILL    Poem Text    
First Line: On christmas day I sit and think
Last Line: And give his sister joy this day.
Subject(s): Christmas; Peace; Nativity, The


PEACE AND REST    Poem Text    
First Line: Under this tree, where light and shade
Last Line: And the sun's at the end of his gold.
Subject(s): Peace


PECKING    Poem Text    
First Line: One kiss to open up the day
Last Line: And still went on to peck.
Subject(s): Kisses; Love


PITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Though you are gone and I am left alone
Last Line: May I drop dead in pity at your feet!


PLANTS AND MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: You berries once
Last Line: Of plants and men.
Subject(s): Plants; Planting; Planters


PLAYMATES    Poem Text    
First Line: That is your little playmate, jane
Last Line: Would any child not die!'
Subject(s): Death - Children; Flowers; Grief; Death - Babies; Sorrow; Sadness


POISON    Poem Text    
First Line: When this strange world speaks ill of me
Last Line: Till every tongue grows sweet and kind.
Subject(s): Evil; Ill-tempered


POOR KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: God's pity on poor kings
Last Line: On some poor king.
Subject(s): Pity


POT AND KETTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Away! I cried, to a spiteful wasp
Last Line: Should please your masters – pot and kettle.'
Subject(s): Fights


PRIDE AND HUMILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: He passed me by in april, lord
Last Line: And walked beside her — blind.
Subject(s): Humility


PROPERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: A dog has bones to spare and hide
Last Line: A worm can get one bite!


Q IS FOR QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The man who tells me he has seen a ghost
Last Line: "what lies beyond this life I lead to-day!""'"
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


R IS FOR REMEMBRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have no memory of his face
Last Line: There's some big giant lives in there!'
Variant Title(s): A Memory
Subject(s): Memory


RAGS AND BONES    Poem Text    
First Line: This morning, as I wandered forth
Last Line: That's snow-bound by anemones.
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


RAPTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing for the sun your lyric, lark
Last Line: A sigh, that's more divine.


REGRET    Poem Text    
First Line: How strange that love should be like this
Last Line: Whose love was never told?
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Remorse


RETURN TO NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: My song is of that city which
Last Line: As fresh as when my life was young.
Subject(s): Nature


RICH COMPANIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: While I have these two rich companions left
Last Line: Can age find any richer friends than these?
Subject(s): Aging; Youth


RICH DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome to you rich autumn days
Last Line: Into the loneliest lanes we know.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


RICH OR POOR    Poem Text    
First Line: With thy true love I have more wealth
Last Line: Those kings and misers made so poor.
Subject(s): Love


ROBIN REDBREAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Robin on a leafless bough
Last Line: Pretty robin redbreast, come.
Subject(s): Robins


ROGUES    Poem Text    
First Line: The nearer unto nature's heart I moved
Last Line: Where in my face a foolish angel shines.


ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet margaret's laugh can make
Last Line: While still the sun is high.


S IS FOR SWIMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: When I had crossed the hill at last
Last Line: Above me, clutching at the sun!'
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers


SADNESS AND JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: I pray you, sadness, leave me soon
Last Line: While thou art making four.


SAINTS AND LODGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye saints, that sing in rooms above
Last Line: Some pensions take -- such are our lodgers.
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


SCANDAL    Poem Text    
First Line: This is god's poorest lambing-time
Last Line: Has said 'good-bye', and gone.
Subject(s): Sin


SCHOOL'S OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Girls scream
Last Line: Welcome.
Subject(s): Schools; Students


SCOTTY' BILL       
First Line: There's 'scotty' bill, four score of years


SCOTTY'S LUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Fatty, one day, called red-nosed scot
Last Line: To call me by that name.'
Subject(s): Names


SECRETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Had I a secret plan by which
Last Line: In one weak foolish hour?
Subject(s): Secrets


SEE HOW THE GLOW-WORM'S LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: See how the glow-worm's light is found
Last Line: The knowledge that is in a kiss.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Fireflies; Faithfulness; Constancy; Glowworms


SEE WHERE YOUNG LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: See where young love sits all alone
Last Line: And tears have made you wise.
Subject(s): Love


SEED AND FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: The seed-time of this lovely life
Last Line: A thousand years and more!
Subject(s): Flowers; Love


SEEKING BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold winds can never freeze, nor thunder sour
Last Line: My life's a cheat, let death end my distress.
Subject(s): Beauty


SEEKING JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Joy, how I sought thee!
Last Line: Joy, I have found thee!
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


SHEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was once in baltimore
Last Line: I would not sail again with sheep.
Subject(s): Sheep


SHIPS AND STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: As soon as I began to name a star
Last Line: Across the heavens, whose names I will not know.
Subject(s): Heaven; Stars; Paradise


SHOOTING-STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: A little porch with roof and sides
Last Line: And thinking of her own.
Subject(s): Stars


SHOPPING    Poem Text    
First Line: When thou hast emptied thy soft purse
Last Line: And the poor suffer in the end.
Subject(s): Shopping


SICK MINDS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am sick and dark depression
Last Line: Is magic that restores my own.
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress


SILENT EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a bird that, in her throat
Last Line: That spreads in silent eyes.
Subject(s): Love; Silence


SILVER HOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, lovely morning, rich in frost
Last Line: The heavens all dance in light!
Subject(s): Morning


SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Life's angel half, sweet sleep
Last Line: Can take their fears away.
Subject(s): Sleep


SLIPPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: When youth is gone, and beauty too
Last Line: Will not the other heed?
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Youth


SMILES    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw a black girl once
Last Line: And night comes back.
Subject(s): Blacks; Smiles; Women


SONG OF THE MINERS    Poem Text    
First Line: When starving cattle see
Last Line: Shall we lie down like these dumb brutes and die?
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


SONGS OF JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing out, my soul, thy songs of joy
Last Line: Heaven's purer flood.


SOUND AND LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: When I stand here alone at night
Last Line: A chapel for our god?
Subject(s): Silence


SPEED    Poem Text    
First Line: Think, man of flesh, and be not proud
Last Line: Catch up with you at last.
Subject(s): Mankind; Human Race


SPIRITS AND BODIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Two spirits in two bodies, love
Last Line: As neither one could go alone.
Subject(s): Love; Togetherness


SPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hunters, hunters
Last Line: Take their delight.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


STARERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The small birds peck at apples ripe
Last Line: That try to stare like the big moon.


STARLINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: This time of year, when but the robin sings
Last Line: With wicked music waste my sweetest pears?
Subject(s): Starlings


STINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Though bees have stings, I doubt if any bee
Last Line: When I with all the world was still at war.
Subject(s): Absence; Love - Loss Of; Solitude; Separation; Isolation; Loneliness


STORMS    Poem Text    
First Line: She fears not me
Last Line: Back to my breast.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Storms; Worship


STREET CRIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: When poll stays here, her jack goes there
Last Line: Who'll buy young watercress?'
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Songs


STRENGTH    Poem Text    
First Line: What lies I read, that men of strength
Last Line: And full, like books, of pretty lies.


STRONG MOMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I hear fine ladies sing
Last Line: My weakness is they are so few.
Subject(s): Sympathy; Empathy


SUCCESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sharpen your claws, pussy-cat
Last Line: Tell me — why must she quarrel?
Subject(s): Success


SUN, TREE AND CROW    Poem Text    
First Line: There, on a branch, he stands alone
Last Line: And gives it to that old, black crow!
Subject(s): Birds; Crows


SWEET CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet child, thou wast my bird by day
Last Line: Is gone, for ever gone.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SWEET NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet night, that like an angel comes
Last Line: She fears she will outlive.
Subject(s): Love


SWEET STAY-AT-HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet stay-at-home, sweet, well content
Last Line: Not for the knowledge in thy mind.
Subject(s): Contentment; Travel; Journeys; Trips


T IS FOR TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: You false church clock, whose long-drawn chimes
Last Line: And stretch beyond his frantic face.
Subject(s): Time


TAKING STOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: A pipe to smoke, and ale that's mulled
Last Line: And, tell me, do I waste my breath?
Subject(s): Love


TELL ME, WORLD, AND TELL ME, NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: No spoilt, no pampered child am I
Last Line: Am I a spoilt and pampered creature?
Subject(s): Nature


TELLING FORTUNES    Poem Text    
First Line: You'll have a son, the old man said
Last Line: "a fool, a coxcomb, and a cur."
Subject(s): Fortune Tellers; Palmistry


THAT DAY SHE SEIZED    Poem Text    
First Line: That day she seized me like a bee
Last Line: "and who's the poor weak fly?"
Subject(s): Togetherness


THAT GOLDEN TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: When will it come, that golden time
Last Line: Makes every man a king.
Subject(s): Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Liberty; Work; Workers


THE AGE OF GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: A silver shilling for his white-haired granny
Last Line: When you, all eyes, were richer far, though poor.
Subject(s): Youth


THE BATTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a battle in her face
Last Line: To battle for my sake.
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies; Love; Roses


THE BEAUTIFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Three things there are more beautiful
Last Line: Showing her child before it is born.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE BED-SITTING-ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Must I live here, with scripture on my walls
Last Line: I leave with haste your death-preparing room.


THE BEE LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: He comes with a song
Last Line: On the face he has kissed.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THE BELL    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the bell of death I hear
Last Line: Nor love nor hate the mystery.
Subject(s): Bells; Death; Dead, The


THE BEST FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Now shall I walk
Last Line: But joy kissed me.


THE BIRD OF PARADISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here comes kate summers who, for gold
Last Line: "perched on the bedpost there!'"
Subject(s): Despair


THE BIRD-MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Man is a bird
Last Line: Him down from heaven to earth!
Subject(s): Mankind; Human Race


THE BIRDS OF STEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: This apple-tree, that once was green
Last Line: Up, nearer to god, they fly and sing.
Subject(s): Air Warfare; World War I; First World War


THE BIRTH OF SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I am as certain of my song
Last Line: Come perfect to the light.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


THE BLACK CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Little flocks of peaceful clouds
Last Line: Tear an oak tree's bowels out.
Subject(s): Clouds


THE BLEST    Poem Text    
First Line: The vision came, all grey and cold
Last Line: And the dew on its skin was a tear.
Subject(s): Grief; Rest; Sorrow; Sadness


THE BLIND BOXER    Poem Text    
First Line: He goes with basket and slow feet
Last Line: Thy working face and pity thee.
Subject(s): Blindness; Boxing & Boxers; Cowardice; Pity; Visually Handicapped


THE BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, little boy
Last Line: True joy doth lie.
Subject(s): Boys


THE BUST    Poem Text    
First Line: When I went wandering far from home
Last Line: By living lips that kissed unseen.


THE CALL OF THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Gone are the days of canvas sails!
Last Line: Haunting their houses till they die.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE CAPTIVE LION    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou that in fury with thy knotted tail
Last Line: Unburied till an earthquake digs his grave.
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


THE CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Within that porch, across the way
Last Line: I'm not so sure a body's there!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE CAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, in that cave, I heard my breath
Last Line: Back to the open light and home.
Subject(s): Caves; Caverns


THE CHASE    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon his mare, all silver-bright
Last Line: What ghostly horse shall course the sky?
Subject(s): Courtship; Desire


THE CHILD AND THE MARINER    Poem Text    
First Line: A dear old couple my grandparents were
Last Line: No good in port or out' -- my grandad said.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE CHURCH ORGAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The homeless man has heard thy voice
Last Line: Ere we made second homes or none.
Subject(s): Homeless


THE CLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Every tick and every tock
Last Line: "has molly dropped down dead?"
Subject(s): Clocks; Time


THE COLLAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Who taught fair cleopatra how to bring
Last Line: I'll watch you round the corner of my fears.
Subject(s): Collars; Love


THE COMING OF PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: It was the night when we expected news from france
Last Line: I almost heard a cuckoo in trafalgar square!
Subject(s): France; War


THE COMING OF SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: How I have watched thy coming, spring
Last Line: Must laugh outright for love.
Subject(s): Spring


THE CONQUERORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are these men with quiet smiles
Last Line: Must fear his every move.
Subject(s): Love


THE CUCKOO    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was sitting near a stream
Last Line: And shouted in my face!
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos


THE DAISY    Poem Text    
First Line: I know not why thy beauty should
Last Line: Share my lost place with the wild green.
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


THE DANCER    Poem Text    
First Line: The great white moon is not so fair
Last Line: Thou'lt fall into my arms in a trance.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


THE DARK HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: And now, when merry winds do blow
Last Line: I am aware.
Subject(s): Mortality


THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Not till my spirit's naked and ashamed
Last Line: And free of flesh, would I approach the dead.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE DEAD TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: I had a cherry tree, one day
Last Line: On my dead cherry tree!
Subject(s): Cherry Trees


THE DEED    Poem Text    
First Line: When I, made merry with the wine
Last Line: And die for man again?'
Subject(s): Poverty


THE DEN    Poem Text    
First Line: They sleep together in one den
Last Line: Came here to die, not sleep -- the swine!'
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: The dog was there, outside her door
Last Line: To open them for her!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DOLL    Poem Text    
First Line: Dinah is young, and I am old
Last Line: A serious woman, by and by.
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences


THE DOUBTFUL ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: When tigers flee from fire, the deer
Last Line: Who for his life clings hand and foot.


THE DRAGONFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, when my roses are half buds, half flowers
Last Line: His breast, my dear, how lovely was his breast!'
Subject(s): Dragonflies


THE DREAMING BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet are thy dreams, thou happy, careless boy
Last Line: From hands that come to cage them till they die.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE DUMB WORLD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot see the short, white curls
Last Line: A dumb thing near a drunken man.


THE DUMB WORLD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I collect for this world's eyes
Last Line: And save the world this worthless lay.


THE EAST IN GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Somehow this world is wonderful at times
Last Line: To scream for joy -- they saw the east in gold.
Subject(s): Birds


THE ELEMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: No house of stone
Last Line: I am a bird.


THE ENEMY    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I am all for warmth and light
Last Line: His hard, dry rattle in my throat.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE EVENING STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: See how her body pants and glows
Last Line: But who can read the unborn years?
Subject(s): Evening Star


THE EXAMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's an example from a butterfly
Last Line: To make a stone a flower.
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


THE EXCUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did you kill that harmless frog?
Last Line: "and then it died."


THE FAITHFUL ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bird that fills my ears with song
Last Line: Remember me and come back home.
Subject(s): Absence; Fidelity; Separation; Isolation; Faithfulness; Constancy


THE FATES    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was lying sick in bed
Last Line: For now you make my spirit strong.'


THE FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Oft have I thought the muse was dead
Last Line: Each time you sleep and do not move.
Subject(s): Fear; Mortality


THE FLIRT    Poem Text    
First Line: A pretty game, my girl
Last Line: The shame sits on thy knee.
Subject(s): Flirtation; Love


THE FLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought my true love slept
Last Line: She heard a mercy-cry.
Subject(s): Hair


THE FOG    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the fog grow thick
Last Line: A blind man led me home.
Subject(s): Fog; Haze


THE FORCE OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Have I now found an angel in unrest
Last Line: Each upward step towards your top divine.
Subject(s): Love


THE FORSAKEN DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: What tyrant starved the living out, and kept
Last Line: And haunt that tyrant's night without repose.


THE GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Seek not to know love's full extent
Last Line: Confesses to the other's ghost.
Subject(s): Love


THE GREEN TENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Summer has spread a cool, green tent
Last Line: Can sleep without the power of wealth.
Subject(s): Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


THE GRIEF OF OTHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Once more I see the happy young
Last Line: To charm me with new power.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE HAPPY CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw this day sweet flowers grow thick
Last Line: But not like what the child has seen.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE HARVEST HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: The harvest home's a home indeed
Last Line: Is -- by my soul and body -- ale!
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Ale; Wine


THE HAWK    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou dost not fly, thou art not perched
Last Line: It knows not flowers from stones.
Subject(s): Birds; Hawks


THE HEAP OF RAGS    Poem Text    
First Line: One night when I went down
Last Line: To make a pearl from tears.


THE HERMIT    Poem Text    
First Line: What moves that lonely man is not the boom
Last Line: Comes like a tiger crunching through the stones.
Subject(s): Hermits


THE HILL-SIDE PARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Some banks cropped close, and lawns smooth mown
Last Line: And still sails flecked its face of silver-grey.
Subject(s): Parks


THE HOLLY ON THE WALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Play, little children, one and all
Last Line: For holly, holly on the wall.
Subject(s): Christmas; Holly; Play; Nativity, The


THE HOSPITAL WAITING-ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: We wait our turn, as still as mice
Last Line: Until a welcome voice cried -- 'next!'
Subject(s): Hospitals


THE HOUR OF MAGIC    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the hour of magic, when the moon
Last Line: To prove they still have life with earthly ties?


THE HUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: We have no mind to reach that pole
Last Line: With all our faculties in play.
Subject(s): England; Hunting; Sports; English; Hunters


THE IDIOT    Poem Text    
First Line: The hand that rocked his cradle once
Last Line: A coffin to contain his dust.
Subject(s): Death; Old Age; Dead, The


THE IDIOT AND THE CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a house where an old dame
Last Line: It is no worse!' she said.
Subject(s): Fools; Idiots


THE INEXPRESSIBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thinking of my caged birds indoors
Last Line: Lighten and thunder through the world!
Subject(s): Passion


THE INQUEST    Poem Text    
First Line: I took my oath I would inquire
Last Line: Perhaps my mother murdered me.'
Subject(s): Abortion; Child Molesting; Murder; Child Abuse


THE JEALOUS LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is this man that, brain on fire
Last Line: Who calls me jealousy?'
Subject(s): Jealousy


THE JOLLY TRAMP    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a jolly tramp: I whine to you
Last Line: Was I, but whined in truth most pitiful.
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


THE JOY OF LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: How sweet is life, how beautiful
Last Line: As one whose breath is full of tears.
Subject(s): Life


THE KINGFISHER    Poem Text    
First Line: It was the rainbow gave thee birth
Last Line: Sigh with her bosom over me.
Subject(s): Birds; Kingfishers


THE LADY OF LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I must sleep, and give my body rest
Last Line: The last at night to see her lover home.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love Affairs


THE LAST YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: A dog, that has ten years of breath
Last Line: And death takes all of us as one.
Subject(s): Animals


THE LAUGHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Mary and maud have met at the door
Last Line: Find a cause to make far merrier cries.
Subject(s): Laughter


THE LAWS OF BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The laws of beauty and its patterns
Last Line: Where shall I find a sweeter face?


THE LEGACY    Poem Text    
First Line: She died when I was wild and young
Last Line: In the kiss on her ghostly hands.
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


THE LIFE DIVINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me the poet's life divine
Last Line: His life is still divine.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE LIFE OF MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: All from his cradle to his grave
Last Line: Poor devil, man's a frightened thing.
Subject(s): Mankind; Human Race


THE LIKENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I came forth this morn I saw
Last Line: To such white wool, such sparkling grass.
Subject(s): Clouds; Sheep


THE LILY OF OUR VALLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Once on a time, in pontypool
Last Line: Sally, the lily of our valley!'
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


THE LITTLE DEVIL    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun has his spots, the moon has her shadows
Last Line: Of ice and fire — 'come here, you little devil!'
Subject(s): Devil; Evil; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


THE LITTLE ONES    Poem Text    
First Line: The little ones are put in bed
Last Line: We must have sinned,' sobbed emily.
Subject(s): Christmas; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


THE LOAD OF PEARLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Will no one stop that blackbird now
Last Line: Brings diamonds into every eye!
Subject(s): Life; Pearls


THE LODGING HOUSE FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: My birthday - yesterday
Last Line: Poison the score.
Subject(s): Fire; Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


THE LONELIEST MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The loneliest mountain, with no house or tree
Last Line: Can find no equal till I meet a child.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


THE LONELY DREAMER    Poem Text    
First Line: He lives his lonely life, and when he dies
Last Line: And let his death bring tears in no one's eyes.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


THE LOST SEX    Poem Text    
First Line: What, still another woman false
Last Line: One woman true, just one.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Man-woman Relationships; Women; Faithfulness; Constancy; Male-female Relations


THE MAN OF MOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I blow and praise a bubble
Last Line: Your prophet, sage and friend – the poet.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE MASK    Poem Text    
First Line: When I complained of april's day
Last Line: And showed the world her laughing eyes.
Subject(s): Masks


THE MEADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Leafy with little clouds, the sky
Last Line: While babbling nonsense on the way.
Subject(s): Fields; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


THE MIND SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor body, sitting there so calm
Last Line: To act beyond its power.
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Graves; Mind, The; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MIND'S LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The mind, with its own eyes and ears
Last Line: With its dark nipple in a cloud.
Subject(s): Reason; Mind, The; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE MINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature has made my mind a mint
Last Line: May judge my metal's worth no better.
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


THE MONGREL    Poem Text    
First Line: Your laurel hedge, with its broad leaves
Last Line: To shrivelled leaves, all limp and sere.
Subject(s): Apples; Cherries; Fruit


THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy beauty haunts me heart and soul
Last Line: Is greater than thy nightingales.
Subject(s): Moon


THE MOON AND A CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I watch the moon at night
Last Line: She turned it black instead of white.
Subject(s): Clouds; Moon


THE MOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, silent moth
Last Line: Be't moth or man.
Subject(s): Moths


THE MOURNER    Poem Text    
First Line: When all your bitter grief is gone
Last Line: You follow her, and stand reproved.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Mourning; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


THE NATURE LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The years passed by, and my pure love
Last Line: Nature for me has saved mankind.
Subject(s): Nature


THE OLD OAK TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: I sit beneath your leaves, old oak
Last Line: The stars turn over leaves of light.
Subject(s): Environment; Oak Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


THE ONE SINGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Dead leaves from off the tree
Last Line: When she is left alone.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Trees; Songs


THE OWL    Poem Text    
First Line: The boding owl, that in despair
Last Line: A thing to fill my heart with mirth.
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


THE OX    Poem Text    
First Line: Why should I pause, poor beast, to praise
Last Line: When robin redbreast comes no more.
Subject(s): Animals; Oxen


THE PEACEMAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: When she threatened to leave me
Last Line: And begged to be nursed.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Love


THE PERFECT LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who knows the perfect life on earth?
Last Line: And not inflict it on another?
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE PHILOSOPHICAL BEGGAR    Poem Text    
First Line: When I went in the woods this morn to sleep
Last Line: And they will envy none their cloth or land.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars


THE PLAYERS    Poem Text    
First Line: To-day I acted christ
Last Line: Ring every bell on earth!
Subject(s): Lazarus


THE POET    Poem Text    
First Line: When I went down past charing cross
Last Line: All crazy for my burning crown.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE POET'S HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, show the world your mettle now
Last Line: Bareback through heaven, and twice a day!
Subject(s): Animals; Horses


THE POND    Poem Text    
First Line: So innocent, so quiet - yet
Last Line: Is that dead woman's upturned face.
Subject(s): Drowning; Lakes; Pools; Ponds


THE POOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Give them your silver, let the poor
Last Line: Worth twice their weight in gold?
Subject(s): Depressions, Economic; Poverty; Recessions


THE PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: She sends her portrait, as a swallow
Last Line: To show that her sweet spring will follow.
Subject(s): Portraits


THE POSTS    Poem Text    
First Line: A year's a post, on which
Last Line: Alas!
Subject(s): Time


THE POWER OF MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: O those sweet notes, so soft and faint; that seemed
Last Line: And I can neither laugh with thee nor weep.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


THE POWER OF SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: And will she never hold her tongue
Last Line: No more of bangle, scarf or feather.
Subject(s): Silence


THE PRAYER OF DAFT HARRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, since this world is filled with fire
Last Line: While mary sings our praise!
Subject(s): God; Prayer


THE PROVER    Poem Text    
First Line: If life gives friends
Last Line: Had death been coming soon.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE QUARREL    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear me, thou proud, deceitful maid
Last Line: Ah, but all night I sighed and wept.
Subject(s): Quarrels; Arguments; Disagreements


THE RABBIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Not even when the early birds
Last Line: To kill him in the morning light.
Subject(s): Animals; Rabbits; Hares


THE RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear leaves drinking rain
Last Line: Twill be a lovely sight.
Subject(s): Rain


THE RAINBOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Rainbows are lovely things
Last Line: Would come again, and again!
Subject(s): Rainbows


THE RAT    Poem Text    
First Line: That woman there is almost dead
Last Line: "they'll soon see who was left at home."
Subject(s): Rats


THE RICHEST STONES    Poem Text    
First Line: My wandering days have run their course
Last Line: And all its walls had diamond-eyes!
Subject(s): Aging


THE RIVALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Pleasure is not the one I love
Last Line: By pleasure, from her finger-tips.
Subject(s): Pleasure


THE RIVER SEVERN    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the morning bright and clear
Last Line: To search his face and find a shadow.
Subject(s): Severn (River), England


THE ROCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Love kissed me in a strange, untruthful hour
Last Line: Shook faster than a lamb's tail, in its singing.


THE SAILOR TO HIS PARROT    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou foul-mouthed wretch! Why dost thou choose
Last Line: And you tell me to go to hell!
Subject(s): Parrots; Sea; Ocean


THE SCHEMES OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleeping in some green bower, and wrapped
Last Line: That snatch their kisses in their flight.
Subject(s): Love


THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Her cheeks were white, her eyes were wild
Last Line: To smash his rocks with a dead child.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SHADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: She flies from my shadow
Last Line: She still follows after!
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


THE SIGNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flowers white and red my garden has
Last Line: She binds his wounds who bleeds for truth.


THE SLEEPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: As I walked down the waterside
Last Line: And long before their time they die.
Subject(s): Homeless; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


THE SLUGGARD    Poem Text    
First Line: A jar of cider and my pipe
Last Line: Will think myself the king of men.
Subject(s): Idleness; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


THE SNOWFLAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: When we are young and wake from sleep
Last Line: Their happy tunes of careless ease.
Subject(s): Mortality


THE SONG OF LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: A sneeze from time gives life its little breath
Last Line: Without a single thought, o lord, of thee.
Subject(s): Life; Time


THE SONG OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The oak bears little acorns, yet
Last Line: Reached out to take god's dove?
Subject(s): Love


THE SOUL'S COMPANIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Though floods shall fail, and empty holes
Last Line: Would walk with me from day to day!
Subject(s): Hope; Soul; Optimism


THE SOUL'S DESTROYER    Poem Text    
First Line: London! What utterance the mind finds here!
Last Line: As dumb and silent as a moulting bird.
Subject(s): Troy


THE SPOILER    Poem Text    
First Line: When I put out my thought to grass
Last Line: The moment they begin to fall!


THE START    Poem Text    
First Line: When dogs play in the sun outdoors
Last Line: The whole wide world can be my home.
Subject(s): Spring


THE STARVED    Poem Text    
First Line: My little lamb, what is amiss?
Last Line: For death would own a sleep like this.
Subject(s): Hunger


THE SUPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Since music is love's milk and keeps him strong
Last Line: Has fixed on me his large, unwavering eyes.
Subject(s): Babies; Love; Paternity; Infants


THE TIME OF DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: What sweet, what happy days had I
Last Line: When dreams made time eternity!
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE TOOTHACHE    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night, though I had fifty souls
Last Line: I could not help cry out -- 'the devil!'
Subject(s): Teeth; Toothaches


THE TRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is beautiful this night
Last Line: Expect their mother when they wake.


THE TREASURED THREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here with my treasured three I sit
Last Line: To leave this little house of joy?
Subject(s): Death; Marriage; Pets; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE TRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: No answer, yet I called her name
Last Line: And only death himself can prove.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE TRUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Since I have seen a bird one day
Last Line: The last strong rival for his food.
Subject(s): Truth


THE TUGGED HAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I have no ears or eyes
Last Line: And could not make it play.
Subject(s): Death; Sympathy; Dead, The; Empathy


THE TWO CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, little boy! I see
Last Line: The girl that knits her shroud.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE TWO FLOCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are you going to now, white sheep
Last Line: Clouds in the air!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE TWO HEAVENS    Poem Text    
First Line: When, with my window opened wide at night
Last Line: Has made my lighted home his paradise.
Subject(s): Home


THE TWO LIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now how could I, with gold to spare
Last Line: And save me from a drunkard's life.


THE TWO LOVES    Poem Text    
First Line: I have two loves, and one is dark
Last Line: Whose windows look cross-eyed at shadows.
Subject(s): Country Life; London


THE TWO STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Day has her star, as well as night
Last Line: That earth receives its dead.
Subject(s): Day; Night; Stars; Bedtime


THE TYRANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Love came about the cuckoo's time
Last Line: And miss them every day.
Subject(s): Love; Poverty


THE VAGABOND    Poem Text    
First Line: Tormented day and night by fleas
Last Line: And eat up all the bloody food!'
Subject(s): Social Problems; Wandering & Wanderers; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


THE VILLAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: While joy gave clouds the light of stars
Last Line: Into a dark and lonely wood.
Subject(s): Wind


THE VISITOR (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: She brings that breath, and music too
Last Line: Or lying fast asleep!


THE VISITOR (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Her beauty is a wasted thing
Last Line: Come back and sing again?
Subject(s): Selfishness


THE VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: The nightingale I had not heard
Last Line: But you, my love, I thank with tears.
Subject(s): Birds; Voices


THE WANDERER    Poem Text    
First Line: No morning breaks but he would pack
Last Line: He took in joy at every breath.'


THE WAYS OF TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: As butterflies are but winged flowers
Last Line: On the old things I love.
Subject(s): Time


THE WEEPING CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: What makes thee weep so, little child
Last Line: And any woman be thy mother?
Subject(s): Children; Tears; Childhood


THE WHITE CASCADE    Poem Text    
First Line: What happy mortal sees that mountain now
Last Line: That on the mountain sings, and shines so far.
Subject(s): Birds; Brooks; Rivers; Streams; Creeks


THE WHITE HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: What do I stare at - not the colt
Last Line: When you come up behind, to mount!'
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Horses; Dead, The


THE WHITE MONSTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night I saw the monster near
Last Line: Killed women, children, and defenceless men.


THE WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes he roars among the leafy trees
Last Line: And all who saw and heard him were amazed.
Subject(s): Wind


THE WITNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The witness to my document
Last Line: As a little child from prayer.
Subject(s): Prayer


THE WONDER-MAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, if thou'rt cold to summer's charms
Last Line: With all that's rich and beautiful.
Subject(s): Summer


THE WOODS AND BANKS    Poem Text    
First Line: The woods and banks of england now
Last Line: Where are you now, cuckoo? Cuckoo!
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Nature


THE WORLD APPROVES    Poem Text    
First Line: The shade and colour of her eyes can wait
Last Line: And the world approves of dinah and my choice.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE WORLD DICTATES    Poem Text    
First Line: The world dictates my life from day to day
Last Line: As they go wobbling sideways past my door.
Subject(s): Symphonies; Concerts


THE WORLD MAY CHARGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The world may charge a man with sin
Last Line: They think one thought of his disgrace?


THE WORMS' CONTEMPT    Poem Text    
First Line: What do we earn for all our gentle grace?
Last Line: The worms' contempt, that have no time for preaching.
Subject(s): Death; Worms; Dead, The


THEY'RE TAXING ALE AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ale's no false liar; though his mind
Last Line: The only honest man.
Subject(s): Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Taxes; Ale; Wine


THIS BANTAM STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Is this the blackbird's richest song
Last Line: Can match this little bantam star!'
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Stars; Songs


THIS GREEN ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The healthiest place for love is here
Last Line: Be poorer in our bliss?
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Passion


THIS IS A JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: This is a joy no laughter shakes
Last Line: Life's sweetest breath comes, latest.
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


THIS NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: This night, as I sit here alone
Last Line: Oh-o-o! Oh-o-o! The owl doth cry.
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Life; Owls; Dead, The


THIS WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Who dreams a sweeter life than this
Last Line: Them by the body's gluttony.


THOU COMEST, MAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou comest, may, with leaves and flowers
Last Line: Beat time, and still no music comes.
Subject(s): Spring


THREE LOVES    Poem Text    
First Line: My silver love is shared by all
Last Line: On mat or grass, or stone.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


THREE SCORE AND TEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ten junes to hear the nightingale
Last Line: In ten years' reckoning up, my dear!
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Wedding Song; Epithalamium


THUNDERSTORMS    Poem Text    
First Line: My mind has thunderstorms
Last Line: And joyful singing birds.
Subject(s): Storms


TILL I WENT OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Till I went out of doors to prove
Last Line: That I at last could see the wind.


TO A CONTEMPORARY    Poem Text    
First Line: By my fast horse that knows no rest
Last Line: No greater liar walks the earth.


TO A FOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: If, when thy body's end has come
Last Line: "and missed them with my snapping hand."
Subject(s): Fools; Idiots


TO A LADY FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Since you have turned unkind
Last Line: Sticks, bones or rags, or you!


TO BACCHUS    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm none of those -- oh bacchus, blush!
Last Line: And I'm well fed.
Subject(s): Bacchus; Mythology - Classical


TO PLAY ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: A tom tit clinging upside down
Last Line: Will teach me how to play alone?
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


TO SPARROWS FIGHTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Stop, feathered bullies!
Last Line: Of anger, like the great.
Subject(s): Sparrows


TO THE NEW YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome, new year, but be more kind
Last Line: I'll thank the lord the devil knows.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TO THE WIND AT MORN    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it for you
Last Line: Where is that child?


TO W. S. - ON HIS WONDERFUL TOYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lend me your precious toys
Last Line: To keep his childhood till he dies.
Subject(s): Children; Toys; Childhood


TO-DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have no hopes, I have no fears
Last Line: Into a thousand small blue eyes.


TO-MORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: What can I find in my wild orchard
Last Line: To please your pretty eyes to-morrow?
Subject(s): Pleasure


TO-NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: What can I find in the city shops
Last Line: To piddle in his mother's lap?
Subject(s): Cupid; Mothers; Eros


TRAFFIC    Poem Text    
First Line: This life in london - what a waste
Last Line: Am deafened to my very thoughts.
Subject(s): City Traffic; London


TRAILS    Poem Text    
First Line: He leaves his silver trail behind
Last Line: And never see their golden trails.
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: They ask me where the temple stands
Last Line: I'd live as long as this green tree.
Subject(s): Trees


TRUE OR FICKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who would not be a poet, when
Last Line: Who wants that moulting bird?
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


TRULY GREAT    Poem Text    
First Line: My walls outside must have some flowers
Last Line: Show me a man more great.
Subject(s): Contentment


TRUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Once I was wise when, in my youth
Last Line: The more I lose in man?
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


TWO WOMEN: THE MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: The midwife nearly drowned my son
Last Line: To prove her precious babe will live.


TWO WOMEN: THE WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I wish that she had drowned him quite
Last Line: That he was made for living in.


U IS FOR UNION    Poem Text    
First Line: If time and nature serve us both alike
Last Line: As plump as snow on window-sill and frame?
Variant Title(s): Re-union


UNCERTAINTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I confess my love?
Last Line: And make a somersault.
Subject(s): Love


V IS FOR VENUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is that star dumb, or am I deaf?
Last Line: Or that long-fingered star that's dumb?
Subject(s): Venus (Planet)


VIOLET AND OAK    Poem Text    
First Line: Down through the trees is my green walk
Last Line: A little violet in the grass.'
Subject(s): Environment; Flowers; Trees; Violets; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


VOICES OF SCORN    Poem Text    
First Line: When I had thought my end was near
Last Line: Reproves me with its wholesome laughter!
Subject(s): Disdain; Scorn


W IS FOR WILL    Poem Text    
First Line: If I should die, this house is yours
Last Line: To be remembered by.
Subject(s): Wills


WAITING    Poem Text    
First Line: Who can abide indoors this morn
Last Line: A light must fall across the earth.
Subject(s): Waiting


WASTED HOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: How many buds in this warm light
Last Line: The nightingale and moon.
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales; Time


WHAT COUNTY?    Poem Text    
First Line: What county sends me this surprise
Last Line: With other women at her side.


WHAT LIGHT?    Poem Text    
First Line: I know my body well
Last Line: What light shall smile my spirit forth?
Subject(s): Bodies; Mankind; Human Race


WHAT THOUGHTS ARE MINE    Poem Text    
First Line: What thoughts are mine when she is gone
Last Line: I hang my head and stroke the cat.


WHEN AND WHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: What man was in the moon last night?
Last Line: That worked in gold, inside the sun!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


WHEN AUTUMN'S FRUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: When autumn's fruit is packed and stored
Last Line: The birds that have no berry.
Subject(s): Fruit


WHEN DIAMONDS, NIBBLING IN MY EARS       


WHEN I AM OLD    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am old, and it is spring
Last Line: Buried alive inside a stone.
Subject(s): Old Age


WHEN I IN PRAISE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I in praise of babies speak
Last Line: For, pity me, she hates him still!
Subject(s): Jealousy


WHEN LEAVES BEGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: When leaves begin to show their heads
Last Line: Her fair white body in the light.
Subject(s): Leaves; Spring


WHEN LOVE IS YOUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: I, who had eyes to wander here and there
Last Line: With breath that's short, that still no time can keep.
Subject(s): Love


WHEN ON A SUMMER'S MORN    Poem Text    
First Line: When on a summer's morn I wake
Last Line: And one that's all my own.
Subject(s): Summer


WHEN WE FORGET    Poem Text    
First Line: When we forget that nature gives
Last Line: To turn her joy to pain.
Subject(s): Immortality


WHEN YON FULL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: When yon full moon's with her white fleet of stars
Last Line: Raves in his windy heights above a cloud.


WHERE SHE IS NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Where she is now, I cannot say
Last Line: But shadows of her lovely hair.


WHERE WE AGREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Give her her ribbon, belt or scarf
Last Line: To any thing in heaven or earth.


WHERE WE DIFFER    Poem Text    
First Line: To think my thoughts all hers
Last Line: Some ribbon, scarf, or stone.


WHO BEARS IN MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Who bears in mind misfortunes gone
Last Line: With temper calm and sweet.


WILD BLOSSOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: No lilies all for milk
Last Line: With a sign of the cross.
Subject(s): Flowers


WILD CREATURES    Poem Text    
First Line: They say wild creatures hide themselves
Last Line: And one small row of clean, white bones?
Subject(s): Nature; Poetry & Poets


WILD OATS    Poem Text    
First Line: How slowly moves the snail, that builds
Last Line: Are there no more wild oats to sow?


WINTER FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: How bleak and cold the air is now
Last Line: Into the chimney overhead.
Subject(s): Fire


WINTER'S BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it not fine to walk in spring
Last Line: In soft white gloves of purest snow.
Subject(s): Winter


WITH THY STRONG TIDE OF BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: With thy strong tide of beauty I must go
Last Line: Surprise a bee before his blossom's found.
Subject(s): Innocence


WITHOUT CONTENTMENT, WHAT IS LIFE?       


WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: We're but the shadows of these women suns
Last Line: We'll find our certain master in a tear.
Subject(s): Women


WONDERFUL PLACES    Poem Text    
First Line: I am haunted by wonderful places
Last Line: And not by human faces.
Subject(s): Colorado (River); Nature; Travel; Journeys; Trips


WONDERING BROWN    Poem Text    
First Line: There came a man to sell his shirt
Last Line: As true as heaven's above!' cried brown.


WORDS AND KISSES    Poem Text    
First Line: She pecks the earth for every second
Last Line: To make birds jealous when we kiss!'
Subject(s): Hearts; Kisses; Love


WORM-PROOF    Poem Text    
First Line: Have I not bored your teeth, said time
Last Line: "defy you with his worm-proof dreams."
Subject(s): Hope; Transience; Optimism; Impermanence


WORMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Silkworms have dressed the fairest women
Last Line: To fill a bowl with fish for some man's table.'
Subject(s): Hunger


X IS FOR EXPECTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, come, my love, the morning waits
Last Line: Of twelve may mornings came in one.
Subject(s): Love; Waiting


Y IS FOR YOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Would I had met you in my days of strength
Last Line: And perish in the brain that gives them birth.
Subject(s): Youth


YOU INTERFERING LADIES    Poem Text    
First Line: You interfering ladies, you
Last Line: Enjoy a pinch of snuff, and sneeze.
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


YOUNG BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: When at each door the ruffian winds
Last Line: Can feel the joy of summer's heat.
Subject(s): Beauty; Youth


Z IS FOR ZANY    Poem Text    
First Line: Why does a woman change her moods?
Last Line: This woman's love is now my rod!
Subject(s): Women