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Hugo, Victor Marie    Poet's Biography
80 poems available by this author


A COUP D'ETAT; AN INCIDENT IN THE NIGHT OF DECEMBER 4, 1851    Poem Text    
First Line: The child received two bullets in the brain
Last Line: Must sew the shrouds of children eight years old.
Subject(s): Death - Children; France; Grandparents; Guns; Murder; Napoleon Iii (1808-1873); War; Death - Babies; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


A NEW SONG TO AN OLD TUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: If some fragrant lawn be found
Last Line: For your heart to rest.


A NIGHT IN JUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: In summer - daylight fled - where flowers abound
Last Line: Seems all night long on heaven's low ridge to halt.


A SUNSET    Poem Text    
First Line: I love the evenings, passionless and fair
Last Line: Fantasy them with starry brede.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


A UN PASSANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Traveller, who at night, along the echoing street
Last Line: Where leadest thou so late, thy patient weary steed?
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


A UNE FEMME    Poem Text    
First Line: Child, were I king, I'd yield my royal rule
Last Line: For a kiss from thee!
Subject(s): Love


A. L.    Poem Text    
First Line: Child! Like a broken reed all hope we find
Last Line: Washes some spot defiled.


AFTER THE BATTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: My father, that hero with the sad sweet smile
Last Line: "give the poor man a drink,"" my father said."
Subject(s): Courage; Heroism; Valor; Bravery; Heroes; Heroines


AN EVENING SCENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here all is joy and all is light
Last Line: Knows the whole secret and is blest.
Subject(s): Creation; Evening; Nature; Sunset; Twilight


AN OLD SONG OF A YOUTHFUL TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: I went for a woodland walk
Last Line: I have thought of it oft since then!
Subject(s): Charm; Man-woman Relationships; Youth; Male-female Relations


CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: The infant sang; the mother, life near over
Last Line: The slender branches for its load too frail.
Subject(s): Children; Death - Mothers; Childhood; Dead, The


CHOSES DU SOIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Chilly the eve, and the silent mist
Last Line: Where is the wayward singer gone?


COMPLETION    Poem Text    
First Line: The brooklet fell from the crannied rock
Last Line: A drop of water good to drink.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Rain; Sea; Spring; Water; Wine; Ocean


CONSCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Although upon the shore I seem
Last Line: Pass downward to the silent grave.
Subject(s): Conscience


CRADLE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: In the darken'd alcove
Last Line: Makes her darling smile.


DRY BREAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Jeanne to dry bread and the dark room consigned
Last Line: And I will go and bring you pots of jam!'


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: The child was living to laugh and to play
Last Line: Is desolate for this one child less!


EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold is the fog, and the grey mists rise
Last Line: Old ivon used in his pipes to blow.


EXTASY    Poem Text    
First Line: I was alone beside the sea upon a starry night
Last Line: The lord, our great creator, his glory we proclaim!'


FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Sound, sound forever, ye clarions of thought
Last Line: Monologue later used by joyce in ulysses.
Variant Title(s): The Trumpets Of The Mind
Subject(s): Bible; Faith; Prayer; Prophecy & Prophets; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Be like the little bird
Last Line: All conscious of his wings.
Variant Title(s): The Trumpets Of The Mind
Subject(s): Bible; Faith; Prayer; Prophecy & Prophets; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


FAME AND LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: When, dearest, thou dost speak of fame
Last Line: My heart is at thy feet.
Subject(s): Fame; Happiness; Love - Nature Of; Reputation; Joy; Delight


FRATERNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: One day, I saw an unknown woman stand
Last Line: You think me pity ... Justice is my name.
Subject(s): Angels; Justice; Mankind; Women & Religion; Worship; Human Race


GHOST SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are you, tell me, beauteous shade
Last Line: Gather the holly from the tree.


GOOD NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Good night! Good night!
Last Line: Good night! Good night!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


GUITAR SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Gastibelza, gun on shoulder
Last Line: That hath maddened me!
Subject(s): Beauty; Singing & Singers; Songs


HEARD ON THE MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you sometimes, calm, silent, let your tread
Last Line: The vintage-chant of nature with the dirging cry of humankind?


HOPE IN GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Hope, child, to-morrow, and to-morrow still
Last Line: Then all the contrite, god may end with me.


I WILL SET OUT TO-MORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: I will set out to-morrow when the dawn-light whitens all the land
Last Line: Then will I lay this holly-spray and heather on thy bier.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Love - Loss Of; Waiting; Dead, The


IF MY VERSES HAD THE WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Songs as sweet as summer brings
Last Line: Wings like love to speed the way.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


JUNE NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the long day dies in summer and flowers are closing
Last Line: Lurks all night long low down on the skyline gray.
Subject(s): June; Night; Summer; Bedtime


JUNE NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: In summer, when the day is gone
Last Line: Dawn waits its hour.
Subject(s): June; Night; Summer; Bedtime


MORE STRONG THAN TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Since I have set my lips to your full cup, my sweet
Last Line: My soul more love than you can make my soul forget.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


NAPOLEON    Poem Text    
First Line: Angel or demon! Thou - whether of light
Last Line: More!
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821)


O FRANCE, WHEN THOU ART PRONE AND BOUND       


OCEANO NOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! How many mariners, how many captains
Last Line: Of the blindman singing in the corner of an old bridge.
Subject(s): Death; Sailing & Sailors; Dead, The; Seamen; Sails


ON THE DUNES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that my tasks are done, and fast
Last Line: Blue-flowered on the sandy spurs.
Subject(s): Death; Dunes; Dead, The


ONLY A DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Just now a little group stood on the shore
Last Line: Whence is the star?' I said; 'the dog, where gone?'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


POLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone, beneath the tower whence issue forth
Last Line: And humbly seeks for succor ere she dies!
Subject(s): Poland; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


SINCE FROM THY BRIMMING CHALICE       


SINCE MAY ALL AFLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Since may all aflower calls us forth tothe fields
Last Line: Thy brow in its beauty, thy heart in its love.
Subject(s): Flowers; Happiness; Hearts; Love; Nature; Joy; Delight


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Toward your scented garden, sweet
Last Line: With love's own wings.


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty to boast, methinks 'tis rather late
Last Line: Pilgrim, with smiles I death's approach can wait.


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: My songs, poor ephemeral things
Last Line: To waft them o'er land and o'er sea.


SONG OF FABIANI    Poem Text    
First Line: When you sing at my breast
Last Line: Sleep, dear, and love.
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers; Songs


THE BRIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I gazed on darkness where the pit most dread
Last Line: "what is thy name?"" said I. He answered ""pray'r."
Subject(s): Bridges; Prayer


THE BROOK AND THE OCEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: A brook from a headland was falling
Last Line: "drop of fresh water to drink."
Subject(s): Brooks; Sea; Streams; Creeks; Ocean


THE BURGEOIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The world since it exists we tolerate
Last Line: He guides the poor, and god can patronize.


THE BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: When the gorgeous butterfly / in the jubilee of spring
Last Line: By perfidious pleasure's thorn!
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


THE CHILDREN OF THE POOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Give heed unto this little lad
Last Line: And finds them ragged in array!
Subject(s): Children; God; Childhood


THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES    Poem Text    
First Line: My name is light. I am seventy cubits high
Last Line: In the deep trance of my colossal stare.
Subject(s): Light; Rhodes (Island)


THE DJINNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Town, tower, / shore, deep
Last Line: Of sound
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE EAGLE AND THE KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: An eagle sought the desert's spring beside / a lion's cave
Last Line: "and keep the sky."
Subject(s): Birds; Courts & Courtiers; Eagles; Murder; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


THE FLOWER AND THE BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Once to the butterfly a floweret sighed
Last Line: "the sky—the mead."
Subject(s): Butterflies; Flowers; Insects; Bugs


THE GENESIS OF BUTTERFLIES    Poem Text    
First Line: The dawn is smiling on the dew that covers
Last Line: Flutter, and float, and change to butterflies.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


THE GIANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Brave chiefs! In the land of the giants I was born
Last Line: What mountain my tomb is may wondering seek!
Subject(s): Giants


THE GRANDMOTHER       
First Line: Dear mother of our mother! Dost thou sleep?'


THE GRAVE AND THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now grave to rose complaineth
Last Line: "I fledge with angel's wing."
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Grief; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE GRAVE AND THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The grave said: 'rose, so bright of hue
Last Line: "god's paradise to fill."
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Grief; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE LONELY PEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: The summit is deserted, is gloomy, inclement
Last Line: And brought to the summit and left here alone.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


THE POET'S SIMPLE FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: You say, 'where goest thou?' I cannot tell
Last Line: My future is not one of my concerns.
Variant Title(s): The Faith Of The Poet
Subject(s): Faith; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


THE POOR CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Take heed of this small child of earth
Last Line: And find them ragged babes that weep!


THE ROSE AND THE GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The grave said to the rose
Last Line: The grave said to the rose.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SACK OF THE CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy will, o king, is done! Lighting but to consume
Last Line: With golden circlet to thy glorious ankle bound.
Subject(s): Asia; Tragedy; Far East; East Asia; Orient


THE SLEEPER'S PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: As laura to the florentine
Last Line: My soul shall wake to thine!
Subject(s): Sleep


THE SONG OF THE PROW-GILDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are the gilders of the prows
Last Line: Beneath thy groaning galley-slaves.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now falls the dusk I sit in peace
Last Line: Athwart the starry world.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Seeds; Agriculture; Farmers


THE SOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Peaceful and cool, the twilight grey
Last Line: Seems to my eyes sublimely grand!
Subject(s): Farm Life; Seeds; Agriculture; Farmers


THE STUDENT'S WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: She said, 'it is true, love; how foolish my sighs!
Last Line: "you look at me sometimes yourself for a while!"
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Love; Schools; Work; Workers; Students


THE SWALLOW'S NEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Into the church with pray'r go by
Last Line: God dwelleth too.
Subject(s): Birds' Nests; Churches; God; Swallows; Cathedrals


THE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon the skyline I' the dark
Last Line: Republic of the world!
Variant Title(s): Republic Of The World
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Patriotism


THE VISION    Poem Text    
First Line: Aloft a white-robed angel I beheld
Last Line: I saw the starry multitudes ablaze.
Subject(s): Angels; Love; Vision


TO A LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Maiden, were I a king, the monarchy
Last Line: My passion with a kiss.
Subject(s): Love


TO L    Poem Text    
First Line: All hope, child, is a reed
Last Line: Laves a soul.
Subject(s): Children - Lost; Graves; Heaven; Hope; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Optimism


TRANSFIGURATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The grave said to the rose
Last Line: I fashion an angel of heaven.
Subject(s): Transfiguration


WALK ON THE ROCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord! How sublime the hills with golden stains
Last Line: The censer I, intelligent and true.


WHERE YOU MAY REST    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis a pleasant mead
Last Line: Where thy heart may rest.
Subject(s): Flowers; Graves; Rest; Sleep; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones


WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Be like the bird, that, halting in her flight
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: My fancy flies, and sweetly sings
Last Line: Wings as of love.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


WINTRY WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now winter turns the roadway white
Last Line: Whose light is as the sheen of stars!
Subject(s): Love; Weather; Winter