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De La Mare, Walter John    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
542 poems available by this author


A FIDDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The mild noon air of spring again
Last Line: Forgets his maker in the made?'


A POOR NATURAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lieth a poor natural
Last Line: Wherein to attire a natural.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


A PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: When with day's woes night haunts wake-weary eyes
Last Line: For the happy, the beautiful, the good, the wise?
Subject(s): Prayer


A ROBIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ghost-grey the fall of night
Subject(s): Robins


A SIGN    Poem Text    
First Line: How shall I know when the end of things is coming?
Last Line: And the end of things coming.


A SONG OF ENCHANTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: A song of enchantment I sang me there
Last Line: On the wood and the pool and the elder tree.


A TRUE-BLUE BROADSIDE OF '14    Poem Text    
First Line: And what's the news, mr. Sergeant, what news, my soldier man?'
Last Line: With a leetle more broth than he meant to spare 'twixt petersburg and france.'
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


A WIDOW'S WEEDS    Poem Text    
First Line: A poor old widow in her weeds
Last Line: A poor old widow in her weeds.


A-TISHOO    Poem Text    
First Line: Sneeze, pretty: sneeze, dainty
Last Line: A-tishoo!'


AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: This ugly old crone
Last Line: Like a sea -- the storm gone.


AGE AND CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: She stooped with serious eyes
Last Line: Summoning me.


AGES AGO    Poem Text    
First Line: Launcelot loved guinevere
Last Line: And give his thinking grace.


AH, STRANGER, BREATHE A SIGH       


ALAS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: One moment take thy rest
Last Line: Sighing, alas!


ALAS, ALACK!    Poem Text    
First Line: Ann, ann! / come! Quick as you can!
Last Line: And sank him back.


ALEXANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: It was the great alexander
Last Line: Of the sea-maids clear?


ALICE HEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep sound, mistress hew!
Last Line: Sleep sound, mistress hew!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ALICE RODD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lyeth our infant, alice rodd
Last Line: And now we weepe no more than we forget.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ALILCE CASS    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother bore me
Last Line: Of its youthful soul.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ALL BUT BLIND       


ALL SWEET FLOWERS       


ALL THAT'S PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Very old are the woods
Last Line: Of amaranth lie.
Subject(s): Past


ALONE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: A very old woman
Last Line: In the hollow wall.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


ALONE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The abode of the nightingale is bare
Last Line: It is winter.
Subject(s): Grief; Love; Solitude; Sorrow; Sadness; Loneliness


ALONE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: No sound over the deep, only the desolate foam
Last Line: Cry low, sad, keen, in so deep a peace, your dear name, once, in the height.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


ALULVAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun is clear of bird and cloud
Last Line: The doom of lone alulvan!'
Subject(s): Banshees


AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies a most beautiful lady
Last Line: This lady of the west country?
Subject(s): Beauty; Epitaphs; Transience; Impermanence


AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Last, stone, a little yet
Last Line: Sharing in solitude her dreams with thee.
Subject(s): Beauty; Epitaphs; Transience; Impermanence


ANATOMY    Poem Text    
First Line: By chance my fingers, resting on my face
Last Line: How much death does: and yet can do no more.


AND THERE SHE IS (ON THE OTHER SIDE)       


ANDY BATTLE'S AND NOD'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Once and there was a young sailor, yeo ho!
Last Line: And waits for his sorrowful end.


ANDY BATTLE'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Voice without a body
Last Line: Waiting and -- alone!


ANN HARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: They took me in death dim
Last Line: Who but an infant was.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ANN POVERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Stranger, here lies
Last Line: Poverty.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ANN, UPON THE STROKE OF THREE       


APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, then, with showers; I love thy cloudy face
Last Line: Above the waves' grave diapasoning.


APRIL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Roses are sweet to smell and see
Last Line: The solitude, the fear.


ARABIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Far are the shades of arabia
Last Line: They have stolen his wits away.'
Subject(s): Arabian Peninsula


ARABY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark-browed sailor, tell me now
Last Line: Ah, heart-beguiling araby!


AS I DID ROVE    Poem Text    
First Line: As I did rove in blinded night
Last Line: A 'wildered bird.


AS LUCY WENT A-WALKING    Poem Text    
First Line: As lucy went a-walking one morning cold and fine
Last Line: Some witch has been a-walking in the fields in front of me.'


AS SOON AS EVER TWILIGHT COMES       


ASRAFEL HOLT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is buried a miser
Last Line: When all earth's else fails!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


AT THE KEYHOLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Grill me some bones,' said the cobbler
Last Line: Grill me some bones!'


AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a wind where the rose was
Last Line: Silence where hope was.


AWAKE!    Poem Text    
First Line: Why hath the rose faded and fallen, yet these eyes have not seen?
Last Line: Or corrupt in thy grave -- all heaven around thee.


BANQUO    Poem Text    
First Line: What dost thou here far from thy native place?
Last Line: Horror enthroned lit with insanest light!


BE ANGRY NOW NO MORE!       


BE VERY QUIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Be very quiet now
Last Line: In this shadow deep!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


BEFORE DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Dim-berried is the mistletoe
Last Line: Breathes, spring is here!


BEGGAR'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Now all the roads to london town
Last Line: Snow's fall'n deep.


BERRIES    Poem Text    
First Line: There was an old woman
Last Line: From wicking to weep.


BETRAYAL    Poem Text    
First Line: She will not die, they say
Last Line: All blind, and blind.


BEWARE!    Poem Text    
First Line: An ominous bird sang from its branch
Last Line: Who walks with her.'


BEWITCHED    Poem Text    
First Line: I have heard a lady this night
Last Line: A stranger to my kin.


BITTER WATERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In a dense wood, a drear wood
Last Line: On the trees that are there.


BLUEBELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the bluebells and the wind are
Last Line: And the linnets call.
Subject(s): Bluebells


BREAD AND CHERRIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Cherries, ripe cherries!'
Last Line: To eat with their bread.


BRIGHT LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Come now,' I said, 'put off these webs of death
Last Line: Thy pride in rapture of life's dwelling-place!'


BUNCHES OF GRAPES    Poem Text    
First Line: Bunches of grapes,' says timothy
Last Line: For me,' says jane.
Subject(s): Children; Likes & Dislikes; Wishes; Childhood


CAKE AND SACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Old king caraway
Last Line: For king caraway!'


CAPTAIN LEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the east a hurricane
Last Line: Howsoever the billows roll!


CASCA    Poem Text    
First Line: Butchers are honest though their agile knives
Last Line: White as the lily.


CECIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye little elves, who haunt sweet dells
Last Line: And return to us no more.


CHICKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Clapping her platter stood plump bess
Last Line: They came at bessie's call.


CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: A pinch of spice, a crust of fairy bread
Last Line: How sweet a 'you', how wonderful an 'I'!


CHRYSTOPHER ORCHERDSON '    Poem Text    
First Line: Here restes ye boddie of one
Last Line: Not oures, but goddes waye!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


CLEAR EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: Clear eyes do dim at last
Last Line: It loves not, nor grieves.


COLD TO BOSOM    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a dark tree and a sad tree
Last Line: Where the locks lay of her lover.


COME ALL YOU YOUNG MEN, WITH YOUR WICKED WAYS       


COME!    Poem Text    
First Line: From an island of the sea
Last Line: Come, come away!'


CORPORAL PYM    Poem Text    
First Line: This quiet mound beneath
Last Line: Nor death of him.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


COUP DE GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: So malice sharp'd his pen, and nibbled it
Last Line: That pierced thee, silent, in th'unanswering grave!


CRAZED    Poem Text    
First Line: I know a pool where nightshade preens
Last Line: High on the windy hill.


DAME HICKORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dame hickory, dame hickory
Last Line: You cry like a wolf, you do, and trouble poor me.'


DEAR DELIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Youngling fair, and dear delight
Last Line: Tis love hath thee in keeping.


DESDEMONA    Poem Text    
First Line: A stony tomb guards one who simply dreams
Last Line: To take her captive at the key of heaven!


DIG NOT MY GRAVE O'ER DEEP       


DITTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The goodman said
Last Line: In april woods to stray!


DIVINE DELIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark, dark this mind, if ever in vain it rove
Last Line: Though all its all lie but 'twixt birth and death.


DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Down-adown-derry, / sweet annie maroon
Last Line: Singing down-adown-derry.


DREAM-SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Sunlight, moonlight
Last Line: In a world of wonders far away.


DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Be gentle, o hands of a child
Last Line: Return again, come!'


DRUGGED    Poem Text    
First Line: Inert in his chair
Last Line: Reality.


DUST TO DUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Heavenly archer, bend thy bow
Last Line: Heavenly archer, loose thy string.


EARTH FOLK    Poem Text    
First Line: The cat she walks on padded claws
Last Line: Where never prince hath journeyed yet.


ECHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Who called?' I said, and the words
Last Line: Wailed to and fro.
Subject(s): Echoes


ECHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Who called?' I said, and the words
Subject(s): Echoes


ELIZA DREW AND JAMES HANNEWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here rest in peace eliza drew and james hanneway
Last Line: They'll not laugh less sweetly who learn to laugh last.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EMMANUEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies a strangely serious child
Last Line: Smiling -- that he is so sound asleep.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ENGLAND (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: No lovelier hills than thine have laid
Last Line: And thine my darkness be.
Subject(s): England; English


ENGLAND OVER       


ENVOY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Child, do you love the flower
Last Line: With as loveful surmise.


ENVOY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: There clung three roses to a stem
Last Line: Then, child, begone!


ENVOY (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Long - long is time, though books be brief
Last Line: Nod's dark-eyed, beauteous water-midden!


ESTRANGED    Poem Text    
First Line: No one was with me there
Last Line: Went grieved away.


EVEN IN THE GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I laid my inventory at the hand
Last Line: Even in the grave thou wilt have thyself,' he said.


EVEN ROSEMARY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen a grave this day
Last Line: Eyes ev'n heaven shall open not!


EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: When twilight darkens, and one by one
Last Line: Fills earth with wonder and mystery.


EXILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Had the gods loved me I had lain
Last Line: Aches with their memory.


EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: O strange devices that alone divide
Last Line: Can only see.


FAITHLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The words you said grow faint
Last Line: Your memory unperplexed.


FALSTAFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas in a tavern that with old age stooped
Last Line: What simple mouse brought such a mountain forth?'


FANNY MEADOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: One, two, three'
Last Line: And -- out goes she!'
Subject(s): Epitaphs


FARE WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: When I lie where shades of darkness
Last Line: In other days.
Subject(s): Death; Life Change Events; Dead, The


FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I know where lurk
Last Line: The day!'
Subject(s): Fear


FIVE EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: In hans' old mill his three black cats
Last Line: Jekkel, and jessup, and one-eyed jill.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FIVE OF US       
First Line: Five of us small merry ones


FLOTSAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Screamed the far sea-mew. On the mirroring sands
Last Line: A still dirge echoing on from dream to dream.


FOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Stagnant this wintry gloom. Afar
Last Line: Bequeathed him fantasy?


FOL DOL DO    Poem Text    
First Line: Fol, dol, do, and a south wind a-blowing o
Last Line: In merry merry month of may.


FOLLOW THE WORLD       


FOR ALL THE GRIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: For all the grief I have given with words
Last Line: In the dark of the end.


FOREBODING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou canst not see him standing by
Last Line: Love should lose thee!


FORGIVENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: O thy flamed cheek
Last Line: Be grieved not so!'


FULL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: One night as dick lay fast asleep
Last Line: She vanished, and was gone.
Subject(s): Moon


FUTILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sink, thou strange heart, unto thy rest
Last Line: We love not, nor believe.


GAMESTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Three devils sate there, gloating on my sins
Last Line: Heard silence lighten round the violins.
Variant Title(s): The Old Shrouders


GAZE, NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Gaze, now, thy fill, beguiling face
Last Line: All beauty hath to tell.


GILBERT KEITH CHESTETON    Poem Text    
First Line: Knight of the holy ghost, he goes his way
Last Line: Pity and innocence his heart at rest.
Variant Title(s): In Memory Of G.k. Chesterton
Subject(s): Chesterton, Gilbert Keith (1874-1936)


GLORIA MUNDI    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon a bank, easeless with knobs of gold
Last Line: And he who watched it piped its pangs asleep.


GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sighed the wind to the wheat
Last Line: Kiss me! Kiss me!'


GOLIATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Still as a mountain with dark pines and sun
Last Line: Softly all softly on his armour's blaze.


GOOD-BYE    Poem Text    
First Line: The last of last words spoken is, good-bye
Last Line: Last of all last words spoken is, good-bye.


GRIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Beside the blaze, as of forty fires
Last Line: His watch-fire twinkling bright.


GROAT NOR TESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: No groat for a supper
Last Line: Nor had tester for a bed.


HAMLET    Poem Text    
First Line: Umbrageous cedars murmuring symphonies
Last Line: Sorrow hath scribbled o'er, and o'er, and o'er.


HAPLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hapless, hapless, I must be
Last Line: Not to such ill hap I had come.


HAPPY ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Now each man's mind all europe is
Last Line: Had given its all for these!


HAPPY, HAPPY, IT IS TO BE       


HAUNTED    Poem Text    
First Line: From out the wood I watched them shine
Last Line: The watch-stars kindled in the sky.


HAUNTED    Poem Text    
First Line: The rabbit in his burrow keeps
Last Line: With tenderest taciturnity.


HE WHO HATH WALKED IN DARKEST NIGHT       


HERE ALL WE SEE       


HERE LIES - HOW SAD THAT HE IS NO MORE SEEN       


HERE LIES MY HUSBANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies my husbands; one, two, three
Last Line: And to make things tidy, I adds his -- james.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


HERE LIES OLD BONES       


HERE TO-DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here to-day and gone to-morrow
Last Line: Ring poor robin's funeral.


HIDE AND SEEK    Poem Text    
First Line: Hide and seek, says the wind
Last Line: Into the dream of sleep.


HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Rest, rest - there is no rest
Last Line: Death's refuge won.


HOSPITAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome! Enter! This is the inn at the cross roads
Last Line: Love and all peace be thine.


HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nay, nay, sweet england, do not grieve
Last Line: Only thy joy could share.
Subject(s): Death; World War I - Casualties; Dead, The


HUMANITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever exulting in thyself; on fire
Last Line: And in its past slept simple men like me.


I CAN'T ABEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I can't abear a butcher
Last Line: That ugliest of sights!


I GO HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: My mistress dreams - and me forgot
Last Line: And I go home.


I MET AT EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I met at eve the prince of sleep
Last Line: Lovely in a lonely place.
Subject(s): Sleep


I SANG A SONG TO ROSAMOND ROSE       


I SAW THREE WITCHES       


I WAS AFRAID       


I WENT TO PLUCK A FLOW'R       


IAGO    Poem Text    
First Line: A dark lean face, a narrow, slanting eye
Last Line: To have made the world! Fie on thee, artisan!


IDLENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw old idleness, fat, with great cheeks
Last Line: A foxy ovid bound in dappled calf.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


IMOGEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Even she too dead! All languor on her brow
Last Line: Pausing 'twixt death and life on one hushed word.


IN DEEP SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: In deep sleep I had forgot
Last Line: Wouldst grieve me so.
Subject(s): Sleep


IN THE DOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Pallid, mis-shapen he stands. The world's grimed thumb
Last Line: When howls man's soul, it howls inaudibly.


IN VAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I knocked upon thy door ajar
Last Line: Wide open into night.


INNOCENCY    Poem Text    
First Line: In this grave picture mortal man may see
Last Line: Whose name is innocency.


INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The burning fire shakes in the night
Last Line: Set stars and kindled fire.


INWARD COMPANION: THE DREAMER    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou who giving helm and sword
Last Line: Is sleep.


IRREVOCABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I sometimes wonder what my life doth mean
Last Line: Only to think of you no more were best.


ISAAC MEEK    Poem Text    
First Line: Hook-nosed was I , loose-lipped; greed fixed its gaze
Last Line: Stoop close: I have inherited the earth!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


J. T.    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's jane taylor
Last Line: Dear jane taylor.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JACOB TODD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here be the ashes of jacob todd
Last Line: He bedded for ye judgement day.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On A Sexton
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


JIM JAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Do diddle di do
Last Line: Poor jim jay.


JOB HODSON AND HIS FOUR WIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Here rests in peace, rebecca anne
Last Line: And him, the husband of the above.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JOHN MOULDY    Poem Text    
First Line: I spied john mouldy in his cellar
Last Line: Smiling there alone.
Subject(s): Cellars; Basements


JOHN SIMPSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Is that john simpson?'
Last Line: Ask again.'
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JOHN VIRGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou, stranger, be john virgin, then the
Last Line: Six fathom in the sea.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JULES RAOUL DUBOIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here sleeps a frenchman: would I could
Last Line: One word were all sufficient -- peace!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JULIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Sparrow and nightingale - did ever such
Last Line: Which is of yew the everlasting star.


JULIET'S NURSE    Poem Text    
First Line: In old-world nursery vacant now of children
Last Line: Lie stiff with silks of sixty thrifty years.


KEEP INNOCENCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Like an old battle, youth is wild
Last Line: The flame death knows his victors by.
Subject(s): Soldiers


KING DAVID    Poem Text    
First Line: King david was a sorrowful man
Last Line: Till all his own was gone.


KINGS AND QUEENS    Poem Text    
First Line: Eight henries, one mary
Last Line: And we praise god for five.


LABYRINTH    Poem Text    
First Line: I marvelled at earth's glory, her grey seas
Last Line: How shall I through these dreams thy realty trace!


LATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Three small men in a small house
Last Line: One stirred in his sleep and said.


LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hearken, o dear, now strikes the hour we die
Last Line: Of all things lovely the cold mortuary.


LISTEN!    Poem Text    
First Line: Quiet your faces; be crossed every thumb
Last Line: Like linnets of silver sing.


LITTLE BIRDS BATHE       


LOB LIE BY THE FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: He squats by the fire
Last Line: Just an hour in the mirk.


LONGLEGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Longlegs - he yelled 'coo-ee!'
Last Line: A thin 'coo-ee!'


LOVELOCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: I watched the lady caroline
Last Line: Her beauteous hair about.


LULLABY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, sleep, thou lovely one!
Last Line: Sleep, sleep, thou lovely one!


LULLABY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Shut now those slumber-haunted eyes
Last Line: Sleep to the drowsy little one!


LULLABY (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, sleep, lovely white soul!
Last Line: Sleep, sleep, lovely white soul.


M.O.R.S.    Poem Text    
First Line: Stranger, where I at peace do lie
Last Line: Leave me to my own company!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


MACBETH    Poem Text    
First Line: Rose, like dim battlements, the hills and reared
Last Line: A soul still childish in a blackened hell.


MAERCHEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Soundless the moth-flit, crisp the death-watch tick
Last Line: The cat looked long and softly at the king.


MANY A MICKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: A little sound
Last Line: The drowsy bed.


MARTHA    Poem Text    
First Line: Once...Once upon a time...'
Last Line: Of an age gone by.


MASTER RABBIT    Poem Text    
First Line: As I was walking
Last Line: A human near!


MELMILLO    Poem Text    
First Line: Three and thirty birds there stood
Last Line: Danced alone -- lone danced melmillo.


MERCUTIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Along an avenue of almond-trees
Last Line: Leaving the spring faint with mercutio.


MESSENGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: A few all-faithful words, a glance from eyes
Last Line: These light-wing messengers flit back to god?


MIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Jemima is my name
Last Line: Calls, mocking, up the stair.


MIRAGE; ... AND BURNED THE TOPLESS TOWERS OF ILIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Strange fabled face! From sterile shore to shore
Last Line: And thou art named, despair.


MISERICORDIA!       


MISS LOO    Poem Text    
First Line: When thin-strewn memory I look through
Last Line: Asked nothing else, if she had you.


MISS T.    Poem Text    
First Line: It's a very odd thing
Last Line: Turns into miss t.


MISTLETOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sitting under the mistletoe
Last Line: Lips unseen -- and kissed me there.


MISTRESS FELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Whom seek you here, sweet mistress fell?'
Last Line: For a close whispering.'


MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The far moon maketh lovers wise
Last Line: Her twilight enters in.
Subject(s): Love


MORNING TOILET    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis sure eleven by the sun
Last Line: A thousand crowns a sprig.


MOTLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, death, I'd have a word with thee
Last Line: Tis time thy prayers were said!
Variant Title(s): The Fool Rings His Bells
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


MOTLEY: MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: When music sounds, gone is the earth I know
Last Line: The swift-winged hours, as I hasten along.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MOTLEY: PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Night is o'er england, and the winds are still
Last Line: These bright dews once were mixed with bloody sweat.
Subject(s): Peace; World War I; First World War


MOTLEY: THE GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Who knocks?' 'I, who was beautiful
Last Line: The sweet cheat gone.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Grief; Love; Supernatural; Sorrow; Sadness


MOTLEY: THE REVENANT    Poem Text    
First Line: O all ye fair ladies with your colours and your graces
Last Line: Now wrapt in the gross clay, bereft of life's breath.


MOURN'ST THOU NOW?    Poem Text    
First Line: Long ago from radiant palace
Last Line: Of a god once thine?


MR. ALACADACCA    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. Alacadacca's
Last Line: A-l-a-c-a-d-a-c-c-a.


MRS. EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Mrs. Earth makes silver black
Last Line: Why, neither knows.


MRS. GRUNDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Step very softly, sweet quiet-foot
Last Line: The guile of a voice: hark!. . .' 'come in. Come in!'


MRS. MACQUEEN, OR THE LOLLIE-SHOP    Poem Text    
First Line: With glass like a bull's-eye
Last Line: In the linden tree.


MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: O restless fingers - not that music make!
Last Line: Rises the goddess from the waves dark blue.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MUSIC UNHEARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet sounds, begone
Last Line: And reflections be.'


MUST AND MAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Must and may they were two half-brothers
Last Line: Singing a, b, c, d, e. F. G.


MYSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a garden, grey
Last Line: Myself with me.


N.F.    Poem Text    
First Line: See now, if thou have any heed
Last Line: Lest the unsleeping find the wake!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


NAPOLEON    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the world, o soldiers?
Last Line: Is I.'
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821); War


NAT VOLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lieth nat vole
Last Line: He'd not listeners seek!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


NED GUN    Poem Text    
First Line: Where be sam potter now?
Last Line: No: nor ned gunn.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


NED VAUGHAN    Poem Text    
First Line: A shepherd, ned vaughan
Last Line: And shepherd in sleep.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On A Shepherd
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


NEVER MORE SAILOR       


NEVER-TO -BE    Poem Text    
First Line: Down by the waters of the sea
Last Line: Whispering of what comes not again.


NICHOLAS NYE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Thistle and darnel and dock grew there
Last Line: Old nicholas nye.
Subject(s): Animals


NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: All from the light of the sweet moon
Last Line: Sighs, and his soft airs flow.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: The last light fails - that shallow pool of day!
Last Line: The glory of beauty are in one enravished face.


NO VOICE TO SCOLD       


NOBODY KNOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Often I've heard the wind sigh
Last Line: Burns day.


NOCTURNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not my voice now speaks; but as a bird
Last Line: To that self's self it still is dreaming of.
Subject(s): Love


NOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Softly along the road of evening
Last Line: "rest, rest, and rest again."
Subject(s): Shepherds & Shepherdesses


NOON AND NIGHT FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Not any flower that blows
Last Line: Lifts her dim torch to light that dreaming face.


NOT I!    Poem Text    
First Line: As I came out of wiseman's street
Last Line: Envying no man -- no, not I.


NOT ONLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Not only ruins their lichen have
Last Line: Denied its passing hour.
Subject(s): Time


NOT THAT WAY    Poem Text    
First Line: No, no. Guard thee. Get thee gone
Last Line: Not that way!


NOW SILENT FALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now silent falls the clacking mill
Last Line: And no time, no, love.


NOW TWELVE ABOVE       


NOW, DEAR ME!       


NOW, MY DEAR, FOR GRACIOUS SAKE       


O DEAR ME!    Poem Text    
First Line: Here are crocuses, white, gold, grey!
Last Line: O dear me!' says emmanuel.


O ONLIE ONE, FARE-WELL!       


O PASSER-BY, BEWARE!       


O.A.    Poem Text    
First Line: Who: and how: and where: and when
Last Line: Still with their last breath, why?
Subject(s): Epitaphs


OFF THE GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Three jolly farmers / once bet a pound
Last Line: Off the ground!'
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


OLD BEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sad is old ben thistlethwaite
Last Line: Greener the moss-grown tree.


OLD SHELLOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Come!' said old shellover
Last Line: Ay!' said creep.


OLD SUSAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When susan's work was done, she'd sit
Last Line: And rooted in romance remain.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


OMNISCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why look'd'st thou on the beauties of the earth
Last Line: Man, till his saviour come, at peace asleep!


OPHELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: There runs a crisscross pattern of small leaves
Last Line: Better the glassy horror of the stream.


PALE-FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark are those eyes, a solemn blue
Last Line: The very self that made you so.
Subject(s): Beauty


PEAK AND PUKE    Poem Text    
First Line: From his cradle in the glamourie
Last Line: Ye shall ne'er be woman's baby!


PILGRIM FORGET    Poem Text    
First Line: Pilgrim forget; in this dark tide
Last Line: Ache for thy love!


POLONIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: There haunts in time's bare house an active ghost
Last Line: Would turn and call him cousin -- for the likeness.


POOR 'MISS 7'    Poem Text    
First Line: Lone and alone she lies
Last Line: Happy miss 7.


POOR BEN, OLD BEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wi'decks awas'
Last Line: Pore-benn-ole-ben!
Variant Title(s): Nod's Old English Song


POOR HENRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thick in its glass
Last Line: Of health next week!


PORTRAIT OF A BOY'       
First Line: At evens with the copious april clouds


PROLOGUE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Summer is come - brisk pink, and wilding rose
Last Line: A waif indeed, alas, but not from love a-stray.


QUEEN DJENIRA    Poem Text    
First Line: When queen djenira slumbers through
Last Line: And silent flit away.


QUIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Mutely the mole toils on
Last Line: When naught but an image of the loved one's nigh.


RACHEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Rachel sings sweet
Last Line: And of memory.


REMEMBRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky was like a waterdrop
Last Line: Of all most dead to me.


REUNION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Where twilight broods o'er acheron
Last Line: Age turn again to thee!


REVERIE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Bring not bright candles, for his eyes
Last Line: Palaces in the sky!


REVERIE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When slim sophia mounts her horse
Last Line: She paces to.


RICHARD HALLADAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Each in place as god did 'gree
Last Line: Ask again -- ask again!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SADLY, O SADLY, THE SWEET BELLS OF BADDELEY       


SAM    Poem Text    
First Line: When sam goes back in memory
Last Line: Morning would find me gone.'


SAM LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor sam lover
Last Line: His wildness over.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SAM'S THREE WISHES: OR LIFE'S LITTLE WHIRLIGIG    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm thinking and thinking,' said old sam shore
Last Line: Are bound to continue -- well -- ad infinitum!


SAMMIE GURDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe, my friend, thou'rt main athirst'
Last Line: Will warmly welcome thee.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SCHOLARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Logic does well at school
Last Line: And wakes to dream all night.
Subject(s): Schools; Students


SEA-MAGIC; TO R.I.    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart faints in me for the distant sea
Last Line: Looms steadfast in the wonder of her home.
Subject(s): Ingpen, Roger; Sea; Ocean


SEPHINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Black lacqueys at the wide-flung door
Last Line: Was ever cheek so wan?


SHADOW (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Even the beauty of the rose doth cast
Last Line: The beauty of heaven's shadowless asphodel?


SHE'S ME FORGOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Me who have sailed
Last Line: She's thee forgot!
Variant Title(s): Andy's Love Song


SIGHS HAVE NO SKILL       


SILAS DWIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Though hautboy and basoon may break
Last Line: And stop out shrill, this happy morn.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: With changeful sound life beats upon the ear;
Last Line: Hearkens the lightest word we say, or hear.


SILVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowly, silently, now the moon
Last Line: By silver reeds in a silver stream.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Silver; Bedtime


SIR WILLOUGHBY BRANKSOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas! Alack!
Last Line: What more is left to say?
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SIX AND THIRTY YEARS GONE       


SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Men all, and birds, and creeping beasts
Last Line: That burgeons out of night.
Subject(s): Sleep


SLEEPY HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: As I lay awake in the white moon light
Last Line: To sing of the buttercups and dew.
Variant Title(s): The Gnomies


SNOW (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: No breath of wind
Last Line: His lonely tune.
Subject(s): Snow


SOFTLY, DROWSILY / OUT OF SLEEP       


SOME ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some one came knocking
Last Line: At all, at all, at all.


SOMEWHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Could you tell me the way to somewhere?
Subject(s): Imagination; Travel; Fancy; Journeys; Trips


SON OF MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Son of man, tell me
Last Line: Since thou art thyself as I am.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: O for a moon to light me home!
Last Line: Dreams still as rain!


SOOEEP!'       
First Line: Black as a chimney is his face


SORCERY    Poem Text    
First Line: What voice is that I hear
Last Line: Death's stretching sea.


SOTTO VOCE; TO EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The haze of noon wanned silver-grey
Last Line: And we are laid abed.'
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)


SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Once when my life was young
Last Line: Now that I'm old.


STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: If to the heavens you lift your eyes
Last Line: Blood-red antares, foe to man.


STRANGER, A LIGHT I PRAY!       


STRANGER, A MOMENT PAUSE, AND STAY       


SUMMER EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The sandy cat by the farmer's chair
Last Line: Gone is another summer's day.
Subject(s): Animals


SUNK LYONESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: In sea-cold lyonesse
Last Line: Caged in his stone-ribbed side.


SUPPOSE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Suppose ... And suppose that a wild little horse of magic
Last Line: Suppose. . . And suppose. . .'


SUSANNA HARBERT, SPINSTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Let upon my bosom be
Last Line: Will sweeten this ancient haunt of death.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SUSANNAH FRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here sleep I
Last Line: Under the rose.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SUSANNAH PROUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies my wife
Last Line: Come back to me.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


TARTARY    Poem Text    
First Line: If I were lord of tartary
Last Line: In every purple vale!


THE BALLAD OF CHRISTMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: It was about the deep of night
Last Line: And judas one of three.
Subject(s): Christmas; Ghosts; Jesus Christ - Legends; Judas Iscariot (D. 30 A.d.); Pilate, Pontius; Supernatural; Nativity, The


THE BANDOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Has anybody seen my mopser?
Last Line: When civilly addressed.


THE BARBER'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Gold locks, and black locks
Last Line: In the bright, blue day.
Subject(s): Barbers


THE BEES' SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Thousandz of thornz there be
Last Line: Of far-away zzzee.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Shadow and light both strove to be
Last Line: And stillness made even lovelier seem.


THE BINDWEED    Poem Text    
First Line: The bindweed roots pierce down
Last Line: Brimmed with reflected day.


THE BIRD SET FREE    Poem Text    
First Line: No marvel, sweet, you clap your wings
Last Line: Who hungers too!'


THE BIRTHNIGHT: TO F    Poem Text    
First Line: Dearest, it was a night
Last Line: Thou, lovely thing.
Subject(s): Birth; Daughters; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE BLIND BOY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I have no master,' said the blind boy
Last Line: The saddest rogue on earth!'


THE BOOKWORM    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm tired - oh, tired of books,' said jack
Last Line: I'm tired of books,' said jack.


THE BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Finger on lip I ever stand
Last Line: Stooping to speak to thee.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THE BUCKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I had a silver buckle
Last Line: May tell of it at all.
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE BURNING-GLASS       
First Line: No map shows my jerusalem
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice


THE CAGE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did you flutter in vain hope, poor bird
Last Line: Sorrow for where you are, for where you would be.


THE CATECHISM    Poem Text    
First Line: Hast thou then nought wiser to bring
Last Line: With a dream.'


THE CHANGELING (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ahoy, and ahoy!'
Last Line: And tremble away.


THE CHILD IN THE STORY AWAKES    Poem Text    
First Line: The light of dawn rose on my dreams
Last Line: Sweetly the morning star is set.'


THE CHILD IN THE STORY GOES TO BED    Poem Text    
First Line: I prythee, nurse, come smooth my hair
Last Line: Till dawn another day shall bring.


THE CHILDREN OF STARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter is fallen early
Last Line: By the awful breath of god.


THE CHRISTENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The bells chime clear
Last Line: Be love their lullaby!


THE COMB    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother sate me at her glass
Last Line: On high this spangling comb.


THE COMPANION    Poem Text    
First Line: If I should from my grave arise
Last Line: More sweet than these.


THE COQUETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yearn thou may'st
Last Line: And will.


THE CORNER STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sterile these stones
Last Line: Of all he has done?


THE CUPBOARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I know a little cupboard
Last Line: For me, me, me.
Subject(s): Cupboards; Food & Eating


THE DARK CHATEAU    Poem Text    
First Line: In dreams a dark chateau
Last Line: My dark chateau.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE DEATH-DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Who, now, put dreams into thy slumbering mind?
Last Line: Called back to thee across the eternal stream?
Subject(s): Sleep


THE DECOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell us, o pilgrim, what strange she
Last Line: And none fore-tokens rest.'


THE DISGUISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why in my heart, o grief
Last Line: Pierce the skies.


THE DOUBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I curtseyed to the dovecote
Last Line: A-dancing there again.


THE DUNCE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Why does he still keep ticking?
Last Line: And what do I care if it does?


THE DWARF    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, jinnie, my dear, to the dwarf be off
Last Line: Who ever drew tears from a well!


THE DWELLING-PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep in a forest where the kestrel screamed
Last Line: That worn 'alas!'


THE EMPTY HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: See this house, how dark it is
Last Line: Beneath these thick-boughed trees!
Variant Title(s): The Dark House


THE ENCHANTED HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: From height of noon, remote and still
Last Line: Morning enshrines the empty hill.


THE ENGLISHMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I met a sailor in the woods
Last Line: With painted eyes to sea.
Subject(s): England; Sailing & Sailors; English; Seamen; Sails


THE EXILE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am that adam who, with snake for guest
Last Line: But to heaven's nothingness re-welcome eve?


THE FAIRIES DANCING    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard along the early hills
Last Line: The towers and groves of arroar.


THE FAIRY IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a fairy - flake of winter
Last Line: Bare, rimed pine-woods murmured lament.


THE FAIRY-PEDLAR'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Of your 'nevolent nature
Last Line: And the taper burns dull!


THE FAMILIAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you far away?'
Last Line: And cold tempests of rain.'


THE FIDDLERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nine feat fiddlers had good queen bess
Last Line: Fiddlers squealed shrill on their topmost c.


THE FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: How do the days press on, and lay
Last Line: Tis then I seek my kind.


THE FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen, I who love thee well
Last Line: Twould lull thy soul to sleep.
Variant Title(s): Tidings


THE FLY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: How large unto the tiny fly
Last Line: As lambkins to a shepherd.


THE FOOL'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Never, no never, listen too long
Last Line: With platter and finger and spoon -- and good victuals at least.


THE FUNERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: They dressed us up in black
Last Line: He was so tired, poor thing.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE GAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady jane, o lady jane!
Last Line: Beloved as well as loving.


THE GALLIASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, tell me
Last Line: She alone burns none to prove her sleep.


THE GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Peace in thy hands
Last Line: All sorrowing now.


THE GLIMPSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Art thou asleep? Or have thy wings
Last Line: And then is gone.


THE GREY WOLF    Poem Text    
First Line: A fagot, a fagot, go fetch for the fire, son!'
Last Line: Thy son (save his hatchet) thou'lt never see more.'


THE HAPPY ENCOUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw sweet poetry turn troubled eyes
Last Line: In those grey deeps the azure of her own.


THE HARE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the black furrow of a field
Last Line: She fled, and left the moonlight there.


THE HAWTHORN HATH A DEATHLY SMELL'       
First Line: The flowers of the field


THE HOMEY ROBBERS    Poem Text    
First Line: There were two fairies, gimmul and mel
Last Line: Thieves of a guise remotely fair.


THE HORN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hark! Is that a horn I hear
Last Line: Hushed the shepherd's call.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE HORSEMAN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a horseman
Last Line: Was of ivory.


THE HORSEMAN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a horseman rode so fast
Last Line: Since both were now leagues -- leagues away.


THE HOSTAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: In dead of dark to the starry north
Last Line: And thine own son to be.'


THE HOUR-GLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou who know'st all the sorrows of this earth
Last Line: Tis stricken man in men that pleads with thee.


THE HUNTSMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Three jolly gentlemen
Last Line: And galloped away.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


THE IMAGINATION'S PRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Be not too wildly amorous of the far
Last Line: In thine own bosom hides his utmost love.


THE IMP WITHIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Rouse now, my dullard, and thy wits awake
Last Line: Come quick to-morrow. Until then, adieu.'


THE ISLE OF LONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Three dwarfs there were which lived in an isle
Last Line: For thee, o muziomone!


THE JOURNEY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Heart-sick of his journey was the wanderer;
Last Line: Inhospitality.


THE KEYS OF MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: While at her bedroom window once
Last Line: The littlest in the air.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE KING IN SLUMBER WHEN HE LIES DOWN       


THE LADY GODIVA (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: The lady godiva, all tender and fair
Last Line: And of folk to be pitied there's none like the blind.
Subject(s): Godiva, Lady (1140-1180)


THE LAMPLILGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: When the light of day declineth
Last Line: And putteth out the lamps.


THE LAST COACHLOAD; TO COLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Crashed through the woods that lumbering coach. The dust
Last Line: Scamper, breathe -- 'paradise!' abscond, are gone. . . .


THE LINNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon this leafy bush
Last Line: Might vanish in song.
Subject(s): Linnets


THE LISTENERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is there anbody there?' said the traveller
Last Line: When the plunging hoofs were gone.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Religion; Supernatural; Theology


THE LISTENERS: NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: That shining moon - watched by that one faint star
Last Line: And only the lovelier for continuing strange.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE LITTLE BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: My dear daddie bought a mansion
Last Line: Wee small bird. And that was me.
Subject(s): Home


THE LITTLE CREATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Twinkum, twankum, twirlum and twitch
Last Line: My great grandam -- she was a witch.


THE LITTLE GREEN ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Some one is always sitting there
Last Line: In the little green orchard.


THE LITTLE OLD CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas a very small garden
Last Line: He stood aiming at me.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE LITTLE SALAMANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: When I go free
Last Line: Dance burning through the night.


THE LOST SHOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor little lucy
Last Line: For her lost shoe.
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE MARIONETTES    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the foul scene proceed
Last Line: And affrights even fear.


THE MARKET-PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: My mind is like a clamorous market-place
Last Line: Abandoned utterly in haste and fear.


THE MASSACRE    Poem Text    
First Line: The shadow of a poplar tree
Last Line: On one who dreamed.


THE MERMAIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sand, sand; hills of sand;
Last Line: From the darkling caves.


THE MIDGET    Poem Text    
First Line: Just a span and half a span
Last Line: He keeps his own small darkened house.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THE MIGHT-HAVE-BEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Parched were my lips with drought of noon
Last Line: The glory that might have been.'


THE MILLER AND HIS SON    Poem Text    
First Line: A twangling harp for mary
Last Line: The miller and his son.'


THE MIRACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who beckons the green ivy up
Last Line: All but 'o alma!' nought.


THE MOCKING FAIRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Won't you look out of your window mrs. Gill?'
Last Line: The fairy mimbling, mambling in the garden.


THE MONOLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, o lovely one
Last Line: For sanity's sake.


THE MOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Isled in the midnight air
Last Line: To her strange tryst.
Subject(s): Moths


THE MOTHER BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the green twilight of a hedge
Last Line: Patient upon her lonely nest.
Subject(s): Animals


THE MOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Still and blanched and cold and lone
Last Line: And thirsts for their untroubled snows.


THE MULGAR JOURNEY SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: In munza a mulgar once lived alone
Last Line: Drown-ded was dubbuldideery!


THE MULGARS FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Far away in nanga-noon
Last Line: Sulani, ghar magleer.
Variant Title(s): Gar Nulgar-dusangee;marching Song


THE MULLA-MULGARS' JOURNEY SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: That one / alone
Last Line: And walk unharmed where'er he goes.


THE NIGHT-SWANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis silence on the enchanted lake
Last Line: She answers not again.


THE OGRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis moonlight on trebarwith sands
Last Line: As he went striding by.


THE OLD ANGLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Twilight leaned mirrored in a pool
Last Line: Dangling a baitless hook.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


THE OLD HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: A very, very old house I know
Last Line: Into that very old house I know.


THE OLD KING    Poem Text    
First Line: Woke - the old king of cumberland
Last Line: His heart stood still.


THE OLD MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Old and alone, sit we
Last Line: Yet, reluctant, we go.


THE OLD SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: There came an old soldier to my door
Last Line: A fol-rol-dol-rol-di-do.
Subject(s): Soldiers


THE OLD STONE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing on the grey roof, nothing on the brown
Last Line: Peeps closely through the casement as my step goes by.


THE OTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: The forest ended. Glad I was
Last Line: Until he ceases. Then I also shall cease.


THE OWL (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: What if to edge of dream
Last Line: To shatter its dream?
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


THE PATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it an abbey that I see
Last Line: No longer stray!'


THE PEDLAR    Poem Text    
First Line: There came a pedlar to an evening house
Last Line: Dew lies on grave-flowers this selfsame day.


THE PENNY OWING    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor blind tam, the beggar man
Last Line: And the penny I grudged kept safe for you.'
Variant Title(s): Blind Tam


THE PHANTOM (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Upstairs in the large closet, child
Last Line: She hath sweet company.


THE PHANTOM (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Wilt thou never come again
Last Line: Beauteous one!


THE PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is a sea-legged sailor
Last Line: The painter has kept to himself.


THE PIGS AND THE CHARCOAL-BURNER    Poem Text    
First Line: The old pig said to the little pigs
Last Line: At his sullen blaze.


THE PILGRIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall we help you with your bundle
Last Line: In sight of home!


THE PORTRAIT OF A WARRIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: His brow is seamed with line and scar
Last Line: Time hath not dimmed nor death dismayed.


THE QUARRY    Poem Text    
First Line: You hunted me with all the pack
Last Line: Hunts out his heart and eyes.


THE QUARTETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tom sang for joy and ned sang for joy and old sam sang for joy
Last Line: How the eyes of them cried for delight, when we sang our quartette.


THE QUEEN OF ARABIA, UANJINEE       


THE QUIET ENEMY    Poem Text    
First Line: Hearken! - now the hermit bee
Last Line: Hold ajar the wicket gate.


THE RAINBOW (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the lovely arch
Last Line: And the bow was gone.
Subject(s): Rainbows


THE RAVEN'S TOMB    Poem Text    
First Line: Build me my tomb,' the raven said
Last Line: In his tomb is laid away.'
Subject(s): Graves; Ravens; Tombs; Tombstones


THE REAWAKENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Green in light are the hills, and a calm wind flowing
Last Line: Springs, like a child from the womb, when the lonely one calls.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE REMONSTRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was at peace until you came
Last Line: The thunder of an ebbing sea.


THE RIDDLERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou solitary!' the blackbird cried
Last Line: Into the midnight air.
Subject(s): Birds


THE RIDE-BY-NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Up on their brooms the witches stream
Last Line: Under the silver, and home again.
Subject(s): Supernatural


THE RUIN    Poem Text    
First Line: When the last colors of the day
Last Line: Tinges their tiny acorn shoon.


THE SCARECROW    Poem Text    
First Line: All winter through I bow my head
Last Line: For harvest once again.
Subject(s): Scarecrows


THE SCRIBE    Poem Text    
First Line: What lovely things / thy hand hath made
Last Line: Thou, lord, and I.
Subject(s): God; Secretaries


THE SEA BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Peter went - and nobody there
Last Line: And sang his riddle-cum-ree.


THE SEAS OF ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The seas of england are our old delight
Last Line: To all earth's ships that sailing heave in sight!


THE SHADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Darker than night; and, oh, much darker, she
Last Line: To gloomy hades and the whispering shore!


THE SHIP OF RIO    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a ship of rio
Last Line: For nuts across the sand!
Subject(s): Monkeys; Sea; Ocean


THE SILVER PENNY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sailorman, I'll give to you
Last Line: A bright silver penny.


THE SLEEPER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: As ann came in one summer's day
Last Line: And tiptoed out again.


THE SLEEPING BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The scent of bramble fills the air
Last Line: On winter-haunted trees.
Subject(s): Fairy Tales


THE SNOWFLAKE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: See, now, this filigree: 'tis snow
Last Line: And earth shut in his grave.
Subject(s): Snow


THE SON OF MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Unto blest melancholy's house one happy day
Last Line: Share thou this pictured joy with me, though only a dream.'


THE SONG OF FINIS    Poem Text    
First Line: At the edge of all the ages
Last Line: And quiet did quiet remain.


THE SONG OF SOLDIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: As I sat musing by the frozen dyke
Last Line: And behind me roared the drums, rang the trumpets of the sea.


THE SONG OF THE MAD PRINCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who said, 'peacock pie'?
Last Line: That's what I said.
Variant Title(s): Song Of The Mad Prince


THE SONG OF THE SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is beauty?
Last Line: Secret as dream.


THE SONG OF THE SHADOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweep thy faint strings, musician
Last Line: Home once more.


THE SPANIARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Laid in this english ground
Last Line: To cry his sins so far from home!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THE SPECTRE    Poem Text    
First Line: In cloudy quiet of the day
Last Line: For the true and fair!'


THE SPIRIT OF AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Coral and clear emerald
Last Line: And darkness above.


THE STRANGER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: In the woods as I did walk
Last Line: Of the words he said.


THE STRANGER (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Half-hidden in a graveyard
Last Line: Its secret with the dead.


THE STRANGER (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: In the nook of a wood where a pool freshed with dew
Last Line: Unhumanly lovely. . . And supped in that place.


THE SUICIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Did these night-hung houses
Last Line: Cold is this breast.'


THE SUNKEN GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Speak not - whisper not
Last Line: That one little leaden lad.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE SUPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: A wolf he pricks with eyes of fire
Last Line: While jane unharmed goes.


THE TAILOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Few footsteps stray when dusk droops o'er
Last Line: He'll mutter half a seam away.
Subject(s): Tailors; Dress Makers


THE THIEF AT ROBIN'S CASTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: There came a thief one night to robin's castle
Last Line: Spent all their days in grief.


THE THREE BEGGARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas autumn daybreak gold and wild
Last Line: And blessed the good st. Ann.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Fairies; Elves


THE THREE CHERRY TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: There were three cherry trees once
Last Line: That happy and beautiful lady.


THE THREE STRANGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Far are those tranquil hills
Last Line: For their grave courtesy.


THE TIRED CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: The thin moonlight with trickling ray
Last Line: Shadow beclouds his childlike brow.


THE TRUANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere my heart beats too coldly and faintly
Last Line: Magic hath stolen away.


THE TRYST (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Flee into some forgotten night and be
Last Line: Shall win what changeless vague of peace he can.


THE TRYST (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you very peaceful there, thomas nunn?'
Last Line: "my tryst with thee to keep.""'"


THE TWO HOUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the strange city of life
Last Line: Where dark doth dwell.


THE UNCHANGING    Poem Text    
First Line: After the songless rose of evening
Last Line: Burned far and fair.


THE UNFINISHED DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Rare-sweet the air in that unimagined country
Last Line: Strange to me: strange. . . .


THE UNIVERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a little child beneath the stars
Last Line: Fond universe asleep!
Subject(s): Sleep


THE VACANT DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: As I walked out in meadows green
Last Line: What kept him still away.


THE VEIL    Poem Text    
First Line: I think and think; yet still I fail
Last Line: A daylight face, those starry eyes?
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


THE VEIL: THE FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Horizon to horizon, lies outspread
Last Line: He sought companion in earth's dwelling-place.
Subject(s): Flowers


THE VIRGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Blessed mary, pity me
Last Line: To shower a lifetime's sorrows on.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THE VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: We are not often alone, we two,'
Subject(s): Supernatural


THE VOICE OF MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Return from out thy stillness, though the dust
Last Line: Whence learnedst thou of the riches of the grave?


THE WANDERERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Within my mind two spirits strayed
Last Line: At least in their own light.


THE WATER MIDDEN'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Bubble, bubble, / swim to see
Last Line: For singing's sake.


THE WIDOW (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Art thou a widow? Then, my friend
Last Line: Dust of thy loved one rest near by!
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Widows & Widowers


THE WILLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Leans now the fair willow, dreaming
Last Line: Burns the sun in the skies.


THE WINDOW (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Behind the blinds I sit and watch
Last Line: Nor'll guess when I am gone.


THE WINTER-BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw jack frost come louping o'er
Last Line: His icy locks between.


THE WORLD OF DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, through the dusk
Last Line: Of the world of dream.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE WRECK    Poem Text    
First Line: Storm and unconscionable winds once cast
Last Line: And, sipping of contrast, finds the day more fair.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Twenty, forty, sixty, eighty
Last Line: Three! -- and a storm of hail!'


THERE BLOOMS NO BUD IN MAY       


THERE SATE GOOD QUEEN BESS    Poem Text    
First Line: There sate good queen bess, oh
Last Line: My money's gone!


THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN THE FENS       


THEY TOLD ME    Poem Text    
First Line: They told me pan was dead, but I
Last Line: Tears of an antique bitterness.
Variant Title(s): Tears


THIS BRIEF DAY NOW OVER       


THIS LITTLE MORSEL OF MORSELS HERE       


THOMAS LOGGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies thomas logge - a rascally dogge
Last Line: Should be at him again.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THONMAS GROAT    Poem Text    
First Line: All men are mortal, and I know't
Last Line: Gone for to seek his crown.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO       


THREE SCORE YEARS I LIVED    Poem Text    
First Line: Three score years I lived; and then
Last Line: Hence, this unutterable darke.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THREE SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Three sisters rest beneath
Last Line: And adelaide.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Sisters


THULE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou art sweet as they are sad
Last Line: Of the waves onset faint for thee!


THULE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Green-cupped the acorn, ripened the pear
Last Line: Thule? Atlantis? Arcadia?. . . .


TILLIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Old tillie turveycombe
Last Line: Floating by.


TIME PASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: There was nought in the valley
Last Line: Once lovely as ivory.


TIMOTHY BLACKSTONE    Poem Text    
First Line: O death, have care
Last Line: And weep for me!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


TIRED TIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor tired tim! It's sad for him
Last Line: Poor tired tim! It's sad for him.
Subject(s): Weariness; Fatigue


TIT FOR TAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you been catching of fish, tom noddy?
Last Line: Till you are cooked yourself!
Subject(s): Animals


TITMOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: If you would happy company win
Last Line: Sweet-fed, will flit away.
Subject(s): Animals


TO A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could but be happy
Last Line: On your beauty, my dear.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


TO E. T.: 1917    Poem Text    
First Line: You sleep too well - too far away
Last Line: Had wept for you, my dear.
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917); World War I; First World War


TO MY MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Thine is my all, how little when 'tis told
Last Line: Twixt thee and me!
Variant Title(s): Envoy: To My Mother
Subject(s): Mothers


TO SOME MOST HAPPY MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: To some most happy men the grace is given
Last Line: Where springs the fountain of her genius.


TOM HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I rang yon bells a score of years
Last Line: As made it seem to sigh.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


TRAVELLER, FORBEAR       


TREACHERY    Poem Text    
First Line: She had amid her ringlets bound
Last Line: That vow -- the soul of it?


TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the trees in england
Last Line: For them that lie forlorn.


TRUCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Far inland here death's pinions mocked the roar
Last Line: Us and our enemies.


TWAS A CUCKOO, CRIED 'CUCK-OO'       


UNFORGOTTEN    Poem Text    
First Line: When my heart wearies, and to rest are gone
Last Line: Words whereof death steals not the breath away.


UNPAUSING    Poem Text    
First Line: O sweetest, stay!
Last Line: Will seem, how lovely a tale, how briefly told!


UNREGARDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Put by thy days like withered flowers
Last Line: Sudden and soon.


UNSTOOPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Low on his fours the lion
Last Line: Unstooping, to and fro.


UP AND DOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the hill of ludgate
Last Line: Down the hill of fleet.


VAIN FINDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever before my face there went
Last Line: Grey, and dear heart, how grey!


VAIN QUESTIONING    Poem Text    
First Line: What needest thou? - a few brief hours of rest
Last Line: There waits the peace thy spirit dwelleth in.


VIGIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark is the night
Last Line: To warm us by.


VIRTUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her breast is cold; her hands how faint and wan!
Last Line: Grant my son's ashes lie where these men are!


VOICES (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is it calling by the darkened river
Last Line: Falling, 'dream!'?
Subject(s): Voices


WANDERERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Wide are the meadows of night
Last Line: Through which we stray.


WHEN LOVE FLIES IN       


WHEN SAFE INTO THE FIELDS ANN GOT       


WHEN SHE WAS IN HER GARDEN       


WHEN THE ROSE IS FADED       


WHERE IS THY VICTORY?'       
First Line: None, none can tell where I shall be


WHERE? (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is my love
Last Line: Love lies here.


WHO'S THAT?    Poem Text    
First Line: Who's that? Who's that?
Last Line: And choke, 'lead on!'


WHO?    Poem Text    
First Line: Who walks with us on the hills?
Last Line: Wild bird: ay!. . . Aye!. . . Ay! . . .


WILL EVER?    Poem Text    
First Line: Will he ever be weary of wandering
Last Line: The islands are?


WILLIAM HACKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's an old taylour, rest his eye
Last Line: Needle and thredde put by.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


WILLIAM PARR    Poem Text    
First Line: He that lies here was mortal olde
Last Line: In seventeen hundred sixty three.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Clouded with snow
Last Line: Floats the white moon.


WINTER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Green mistletoe!
Last Line: Snow, snow, more snow!'
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER COMING    Poem Text    
First Line: O, thou art like an autumn to my days
Last Line: Youth vanished, winter coming -- I and thou!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark frost was in the air without
Last Line: Leaned close and drew them near.


WITCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Weary went the old witch
Last Line: Where she slept, poor soul.


YE SAY: WE SLEEP       


YOU TAKE MY HEART WITH TEARS       


YOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: With splendour shod sweeps sirius through the night
Last Line: To buy unchallenged honour for his bones?