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Moore, Thomas Sturge    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
88 poems available by this author


A DUET    Poem Text    
First Line: Flowers nodding gaily, scent in air
Last Line: Thus sang a king and queen in babylon.


A MIDNIGHT ECSTASY    Poem Text    
First Line: From everywhere seen
Last Line: Nor soul not to all others free.


A TORRENT: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, might each instant be a kiss
Last Line: How even life at poise were boon!


ALCESTIS IS SPOKEN OF    Poem Text    
First Line: She then became a shade that he might live
Last Line: But knows no measure, neither death nor birth.


ALCESTIS SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: O glad devotion flushing up the sky
Last Line: "like them blow kisses to the birds that sing."


AN OLD SNATCH DREAMED OVER    Poem Text    
First Line: There dwelt a man in babylon
Last Line: Lady, poor lady!


BEAUTIFUL MEALS    Poem Text    
First Line: How nice it is to eat!
Last Line: I know 'twas they.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: With naught the world contains or small or great
Last Line: And yet, o beauty, touch us with thy might!
Subject(s): Beauty


BEFORE REREADING SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether his loves were many or but two
Last Line: Once, forest leaves, they murmured round his soul.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


BETHULIA'S GATE, FR. JUDITH    Poem Text    
First Line: What have you in your apron wrapped?
Last Line: Hold holofernes' head.
Subject(s): Judith (Bible); Women In The Bible


CHORUS OF GREEK GIRLS    Poem Text    
First Line: We maidens are older than most sheep
Last Line: "each call ""me."
Subject(s): Girls; Greece; Greeks


COUNTERSIGNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who has left the world alone
Last Line: To good transmuting evil done.


DAVID AND GOLIATH    Poem Text    
First Line: With half his arm in running water
Last Line: Hath trustier armour on.
Subject(s): David (D. 962 B.c.); Goliath


DAYS AND NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a king from a sunrise-land
Last Line: Out there, where is no wrong.


DEATH IN THE HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: When those we love die
Last Line: Good with long talks.
Subject(s): Death; Regret; Dead, The


FOR DARK DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, when a fair day finds me cold to it
Last Line: Glad to see other eyes forget life's ills.


FURTHER PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: O giant universe of star and sun
Last Line: And dearest.


HANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing, for with hands
Last Line: For jangling toys and shining things?
Subject(s): Hands


HOME RULE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, to be glad as a bird!
Last Line: At home, not foreign parts.
Subject(s): Birds; Serenity


HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hope is a dream dreamed by the mummied past
Last Line: Blind love and left unfound the path he missed.
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


I LIKE THE MOON AM, FR.JUDAS    Poem Text    
First Line: So judas prayed
Last Line: Is all my words meant.
Subject(s): Judas Iscariot (D. 30 A.d.)


IDLENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: O idleness, too fond of me. / begone, I know and hate thee!
Last Line: From idleness deliver!
Variant Title(s): To Idleness
Subject(s): Idleness; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


IN A TIME OF WAR: 1. COUNTER OR CAMP. AUGUST 1914    Poem Text    
First Line: Counter or camp, which of the two rules worst?
Last Line: And still explores the universe with awe.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN A TIME OF WAR: 2. THE WOUNDED    Poem Text    
First Line: Cancelled the fair-planned life
Last Line: Who grasp the incalculable, being dead.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN A TIME OF WAR: 3. THE DESECRATED DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: With every mighty nation now at war
Last Line: Still seeks worse ways to slay and to be slain.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN A TIME OF WAR: 4. AFTER THE ARMISTICE (NOVEMBER 1918)    Poem Text    
First Line: Psyche has fouled both hands in blood and clay
Last Line: Then turned to cleaner work, shall she rejoice.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN DELIGHT AT A BOX OF ROSES SENT FROM LEICESTER TO LONDON, JULY 1918    Poem Text    
First Line: Tender dawns peep from under night's gray cowl
Last Line: Her heart grew light enough to think of me.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Roses


IN THESSALY THE HILLS ARE HIGH, FR. ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE    Poem Text    
First Line: O orpheus, why this silence? Dost thou dream
Last Line: And all those pious customs fail.
Subject(s): Thessalia; Thessaly


IO    Poem Text    
First Line: Beautiful nymph all white with fear
Last Line: "are kissed and red!"
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical


KINDNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Of the beauty of kindness I speak
Last Line: Luxuriant and warm.
Subject(s): Kindness


LETTER TO SICILIAN VINEDRESSER SENT FROM EGYPT WITH ... ROBE OF TISSUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Put out to sea, if wine thou wouldest make
Last Line: Like a stripped child fain in the sea to dip.
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: My life feels like a mouse
Last Line: Thrill more than flight, song, stream or wood!
Subject(s): Life


LOVE'S FAINTNESS DEFIED    Poem Text    
First Line: Kiss me!
Last Line: Those only died who, loved, made faint return!
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S LOSS LAMENTED    Poem Text    
First Line: O swift, o proud, o brave, o beautiful
Last Line: What was is not.
Subject(s): Consolation; Love - Unrequited


LUBBER BREEZE    Poem Text    
First Line: The four sails of the mill
Last Line: Laughs in his sleeve.
Subject(s): Mills And Millers; Wind


LULLABY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Laugh, laugh / laugh gently though
Last Line: And they visit the gardens of fabulous kings.


METAMORPHOSIS IN ART    Poem Text    
First Line: No I won't,' said the stone
Last Line: "is content to lie still!"
Subject(s): Sculpture & Sculptors


MUCH VIRTUE IN IF    Poem Text    
First Line: If I were king of this broad land
Last Line: With you crowned at my side.
Subject(s): England; English


NOSTALGIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, o hellas lorn and whist
Last Line: Smiles when we ask her what she said!
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Nostalgia


NOWHERE AND ONWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no reason we should write
Last Line: Old kings would prize at a great war's cost.


O WONDER OF THE SEA, FR. OMPHALE AND HERAKLES    Poem Text    
First Line: His heart were lightened I believe, to see us
Last Line: "that, that, has dreamed my soul!"
Subject(s): Homesickness


ON HARTING DOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, when their hearts were wild with joy
Last Line: Musings retired or neared.


PAN'S PROPHECY, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: I am old and wise and strong
Last Line: Complain they that their age grows cold?
Subject(s): Old Age


RENASCENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: O happy soul, forget thy self!
Last Line: That wrong is wholly doomed, is doomed and bound to cease.
Variant Title(s): Renaissance


RENOVATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Would that I were naked adam
Last Line: For sea, forest or glen?


SEPTEMBER TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A large pool, and tall trees, and lo! Undressed
Last Line: But inwardly content it onward speeds.
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers


SHE    Poem Text    
First Line: As from heaven alighting, she early
Last Line: Where the throng was, she passed unseen.


SHELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature nothing shows more rare
Last Line: Are formed art, virtue, truth.
Subject(s): Shells; Conchology


SHOES AND STOCKINGS OFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Bare feet, bare feet
Last Line: And you shall still fare sweet.
Subject(s): Feet


SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: No word, no lie, can cross a carven lip
Last Line: He thenceforth will disdain the uttered word.
Subject(s): Silence


SILENCE SINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: So faint, no ear is sure it hears
Last Line: That joy abound.
Subject(s): Silence


SUMMER LIGHTNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I would rather ruffle leaves
Last Line: No girl had loved unless she chose!
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


TEMPIO DI VENERE    Poem Text    
First Line: A marble ruin nigh forgotten
Last Line: So sturdy, arch, and gay!
Subject(s): Marble; Naples, Italy; Ruins


THAT LAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Would that I might live for ever
Last Line: The one way to win happiness!
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


THE DEED: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: No sight earth yields our eyes is lovelier than
Last Line: That all he is approves what he doth do.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mankind; Human Race


THE DEED: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: But might the beauty of the soul be viewed
Last Line: Not as lame duty tries, but with success.


THE DEEPER DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: From noon and afternoon rich blue has bled
Last Line: Ocean and solitude had lured them there.
Subject(s): Solitude; Swimming & Swimmers; Loneliness; Swimmers


THE DYING SWAN    Poem Text    
First Line: O silver-throated swan
Last Line: The god of love, let him learn how!
Subject(s): Birds; Swans


THE FORERUNNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Virgin, afar, those snowfields tower!
Last Line: Have let all go without a sigh.


THE GAZELLES    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sheen on tall summer grass is pale
Last Line: Ineffectual herds of vanished delights.
Subject(s): Gazelles


THE PHANTOM OF A ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah,' thought she, 'if there
Last Line: Fused into the heart of light.
Subject(s): Ballet; Dancing & Dancers


THE POWERS OF THE AIR: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Over latmos slowed the moon
Last Line: Loiters full many a night upon that hill.


THE ROUT OF THE AMAZONS; AT LAOMEDON'S UPPER FOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Ahi, ahi, ahi, laomedon!
Last Line: So let us get to bed and pray for him.
Subject(s): Amazons


THE ROWERS' CHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Row till the land dip 'neath
Last Line: For which you sought.
Subject(s): Rowing; Sea; Ocean


THE SEA IS KIND: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: They give but never promise.'
Last Line: He or she deserted was.


THE SEA IS KIND: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no kindlier cradle for your mood
Last Line: "but all on deck: and was not the sea kind?"
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SERPENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hail pytho! Thou lithe length of gleaming plates
Last Line: That charm efficiency must needs exert.


THE SONG OF CHIRON    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the mountain lawn
Last Line: When their beauty exerts her might.


THE YOUNG CORN IN CHORUS    Poem Text    
First Line: All we, the young corn, stalwart stand
Last Line: Cloy those he would please.
Subject(s): Corn


THESEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: What am I? O thou sea, with all thy noise
Last Line: "ask for king aegeus, and bring with thee these."
Subject(s): Theseus


THOU MOON AND O YE STARS, FR. JUDITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou moon and o ye stars, ye hosts of light!
Last Line: [she returns into the tent and draws the curtain.]
Subject(s): Judith (Bible); Women In The Bible


TO AN EARLY SPRING DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: O day, thou found'st me sleeping; let me sleep!
Last Line: Exalting her with this thy strenuous might.
Subject(s): Spring


TO GIACOMO LEOPARDI    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold was thy thought, o stricken son
Last Line: Grand as the presence of night's queen.
Subject(s): Leopardi, Giacomo (1798-1837); Poetry & Poets


TO MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: O deeper than the noontide seems when blue
Last Line: Till phantom sobs catch in a shrivelled throat.
Subject(s): Memory


TO SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: O deep and clear as is the sky
Last Line: Still be to my fond hope a friend.
Subject(s): Silence


TO SLOW MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Like shovels white of porcelain
Last Line: Of daisy naught, nor daffodilly.
Subject(s): Nymphs; Shells; Conchology


TWILIGHT REVERIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Remembered in the evening
Last Line: Gaze at my face, as it were a pink cloud.


VALUE AND EXTENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The more they peer through lenses at the night
Last Line: There thrill and shape small genuine glories here.


VARIATION ON BEAUMONT    Poem Text    
First Line: Time, at his kindest, hath wild wings to fly with
Last Line: Ages and aeons of delight.
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Dramatists; Love; Plays & Playwrights; Time


VARIATION ON BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Cynthia, as to thy power and thee
Last Line: Virgin, spouses are befriended.
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Dramatists; Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Plays & Playwrights


VARIATION ON BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER: ASPATIA'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Lay a garland on my grave
Last Line: Lightly, gentle earth!
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Dramatists; Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Graves; Plays & Playwrights; Tombs; Tombstones


VARIATION ON BEN JONSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty! And oh 'twas I who saw
Last Line: All beauty, and all in one spot.
Subject(s): Beauty; Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


VARIATION ON RONSARD: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The grace of the moon is
Last Line: More embraceth than space.
Subject(s): Ronsard, Pierre De (1524-1585)


VARIATION ON RONSARD: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Time flits away, time flits away, lady
Last Line: Be thou the love, love sees.
Subject(s): Ronsard, Pierre De (1524-1585)


WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me what hath water done?'
Last Line: "when tear-washed hearts recapture bliss."
Subject(s): Water


WIND'S WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Kate rose up early as fresh as a lark
Last Line: But the wind knows!
Subject(s): Wind


WORDS FOR A PEAL OF CHRISTMAS BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: What is there in this child
Last Line: Safe, tranquil, clear!
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


YET THERE IS ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: What boundless contrast in these clear night-skies!
Last Line: In naked bliss, cleave the pure wells of thought.