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Thoreau, Henry David    Poet's Biography
198 poems available by this author


AH, 'TIS IN VAIN THE PEACEFUL DIN    Poem Text    
Last Line: By no laconian rill
Subject(s): New England; American Revolution


ALL THINGS ARE CURRENT FOUND       
First Line: All things are current found


ALL THINGS DECAY    Poem Text    
Last Line: & so must our sleigh
Subject(s): Decay


AMONG THE WORST OF MEN THAT EVER LIVED    Poem Text    
Last Line: And we went on to to heaven the long way round
Subject(s): Tolerance


AT MIDNIGHT'S HOUR I RAISED MY HEAD    Poem Text    
Last Line: The word was whispered through the ranks,
Subject(s): Night; Wind


AWAY! AWAY! AWAY! AWAY!    Poem Text    
Last Line: Her fame I will repair
Subject(s): Survival


BEHOLD THESE FLOWERS    Poem Text    
Last Line: And sculptured facade the visible sky
Subject(s): Time


BETTER WAIT    Poem Text    
Last Line: Than be too late
Subject(s): Punctuality


BETWEEN THE TRAVELLER AND THE SETTING SUN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Sparkled to the zun a-zetten
Subject(s): Travel


BROTHER WHERE DOST THOU DWELL?    Poem Text    
Last Line: Or else forgot
Subject(s): Absence


CLIFFS    Poem Text    
First Line: The loudest sound that burdens here the breeze
Last Line: As little as may be to share the extacy.
Subject(s): Sound


COCK-CROWING    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon my bed at early dawn
Last Line: And through the fields had sprinkled perfumed dew.
Subject(s): Dawn; Time; Sunrise


CONSCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Conscience is instinct bred in the house
Last Line: To cheer god along.
Subject(s): Conscience


DEATH CANNOT COME TOO SOON    Poem Text    
Last Line: Unless the fates it call
Subject(s): Death


DELAY    Poem Text    
First Line: No generous action can delay
Last Line: It will arouse our sight and nerve our frames.


DELAY IN FRIENDSHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: The blossoms on the tree
Last Line: The hunter and his game.
Subject(s): Friendship


DIE AND BE BURIED WHO WILL    Poem Text    
Last Line: The primitive pines among
Subject(s): Life


EACH MORE MELODIOUS NOTE I HEAR    Poem Text    
Last Line: Who would the music be
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


EACH SUMMER SOUND    Poem Text    
Last Line: Is a summer round
Subject(s): Summer


EP ON A GOOD MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies -- the world
Last Line: There rises one.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EP ON THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies the body of this world
Last Line: We only know that here it lies.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies an honest man
Last Line: Here too lies the engraver.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH ON PURSY    Poem Text    
First Line: Traveller, this is no prison
Last Line: Here lies the engraver.
Subject(s): Engraving And Engravers; Epitaphs


EPITATH ON AN ENGRAVER    Poem Text    
First Line: By death's favor
Last Line: He ne'er will get translated to the skies.
Subject(s): Engraving And Engravers; Epitaphs


EXCEPT, RETURNING, BY THE MARLBORO    Poem Text    
Last Line: I climb the last & drink the former still
Subject(s): Walking; Nature


FAIR HAVEN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: When little hills like lambs did skip
Last Line: Than thy warm turf fair haven.
Subject(s): Sanctuaries


FAIR HAVEN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When winter fringes every bough
Last Line: Along the forest path.
Subject(s): Sanctuaries; Winter


FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether we've far withdrawn
Last Line: May not separate a span.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


FOG (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Dull water spirit - and protean god
Last Line: Thou wind-blown meadow of the air.
Subject(s): Fog; Haze


FOG (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou drifting meadow of the air
Last Line: Of healing herbs to just men's fields.
Subject(s): Fog; Haze


FOR THOUGH THE EAVES WERE RABBITED       


FOREVER IN MY DREAM AND IN MY MORNING THOUGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: He knows not when nor how
Subject(s): Dreams; Mountains


FREE LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: My love must be as free / as is the eagle's wing
Last Line: Beneath the sun.
Subject(s): Love


FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Friends -- / they cannot help
Last Line: And look above.
Subject(s): Friendship


FRIENDSHIP (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I think awhile of love, and while I think
Last Line: Insep'rably.
Subject(s): Friendship; Love


FRIENDSHIP (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Now we are partners in such legal trade
Last Line: For current stock and not for dividends.
Subject(s): Friendship; Merchants; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


GODFREY OF BOULOGNE    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon hung low o'er provence vales
Last Line: Twas godfrey of boulogne.
Subject(s): Godfrey Of Bouillon (1060-1100); Provence, France


GREAT FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: I walk in nature still alone
Last Line: Go with a bending stature.
Subject(s): Nature


GREATER IS THE DEPTH OF SADNESS    Poem Text    
Last Line: Than is any height of gladness
Subject(s): Grief


GREECE    Poem Text    
First Line: When life contracts into a vulgar span
Last Line: Which on such golden memories can lean?
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


GUIDO'S AURORA    Poem Text    
First Line: The god of day rolls his car up the slopes
Last Line: Far circling out over the frothy waves --


HAVE YE NO WORK FOR A MAN TO DO    Poem Text    
Last Line: By making it sublime?
Subject(s): Hell; Labor & Laborers


HAZE    Poem Text    
First Line: Woof of the sun, ethereal gauze
Last Line: Establish thy serenity o'er the fields.
Subject(s): Fog; Haze


HE KNOWS NO CHANGE WHO KNOWS THE TRUE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Forever lives the knowledge of the wise
Subject(s): Wisdom; Change


HOW LITTLE CURIOUS IS MAN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Six feet from where his grovelling feet do stand
Subject(s): Life; Human Behavior


I AM BOUND, I AM BOUND, FOR A DISTANT SHORE    Poem Text    
Last Line: On the barren sands of a desolate creek
Subject(s): Seeking


I AM THE AUTUMNAL SUN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Is the constant music of my grief
Subject(s): Autumn; Sun; Grief


I AM THE LITTLE IRISH BOY    Poem Text    
Last Line: And I’m four years old
Subject(s): Immigrants; Poverty


I AROSE BEFORE LIGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: And my wages will be got
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers


I DO NOT FEAR MY THOUGHTS WILL DIE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Yet be at home at night
Subject(s): Confidence; Safety; Home


I HAVE ROLLED NEAR SOME OTHER SPIRITS PATH    Poem Text    
Last Line: I had scarce changed its sidireal time
Subject(s): Ghosts


I HAVE SOME FROZENFACED CONNECTICUT    Poem Text    
Last Line: While the triumphant yankee's farm swept by
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing


I KNEW A MAN BY SIGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: Stranger and foe, one day each other know
Subject(s): Relationships; Neighbors; Brotherhood


I LOVE A CARELESS STREAMLET    Poem Text    
Last Line: Without the aid of steam
Subject(s): Streams


I MARK THE SUMMER'S SWIFT DECLINE    Poem Text    
Last Line: And sing the requiem of the dying year
Subject(s): Sumnmer; Transcience


I SAILED UP A RIVER WITH A PLEASANT WIND    Poem Text    
Last Line: The cape never rounded, nor wandered o'er
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors


I SAW A DELICATE FLOWER HAD GROWN UP 2 FEET HIGH    Poem Text    
Last Line: From farther than the market wagon
Subject(s): Flowers


I SEEK THE PRESENT TIME    Poem Text    
Last Line: When the engine bell rings
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Travel


I WILL OBEY THE STRICTEST LAW OF LOVE    Poem Text    
Last Line: For all that's true & beautiful & good
Subject(s): Friendship


I'M GUIDED IN THE DARKEST NIGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: To show you my peculiar love
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


I'M THANKFUL THAT MY LIFE DOTH NOT DECEIVE    Poem Text    
Last Line: They’ll lay another by tomorrow’s sun
Subject(s): Transience; Conduct Of Life


I'VE HEARD MY NEIGHBOR'S PUMP AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: Or else the squeak of a meadow hen
Subject(s): Wells; Neighbors


I'VE SEARCHED MY FACULTIES AROUND    Poem Text    
Last Line: And then declare to man what god hath meant
Subject(s): Life


I'VE SEEN YE, SISTERS, ON THE MOUNTAIN-SIDE       


IF FAULTS ARISE, MY FRIEND WILL SEND FOR ME    Poem Text    
Last Line: Under the sky
Subject(s): Friendship


IF FROM YOUR PRICE YE WILL NOT SWERVE       


IN ADAMS FALL    Poem Text    
Last Line: We shall all reach the skies
Subject(s): Adam & Eve


IN DAYS OF YORE, TIS SAID, THE SWIMMING ALDER    Poem Text    
Last Line: Suffice to cross the purling wave and gain the destin'd port?
Subject(s): Trees; Sea


IN THE BUSY STREETS, DOMAINS OF TRADE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Than brotherhood by law
Subject(s): Brotherhood


IN THE EAST FAMES ARE WON    Poem Text    
Last Line: In the west deeds are done
Subject(s): Fame


INDEPENDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: My life more civil is and free / than any civil polity
Last Line: Wears its emblazonry.
Subject(s): Freedom; Independence; Liberty


INSPIRATION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever we leave to god, god does
Last Line: Who has his maker's nod.
Subject(s): God


INSPIRATION (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou wilt but stand by my ear
Last Line: But the same power will abet my tongue.
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Inspiration; Creativity


IT IS A REAL PLACE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Lies high in my thought
Subject(s): Boston


KNOWLEDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Men say they know many things
Last Line: Is all that anybody knows.
Subject(s): Life Change Events


LAST NIGHT AS I LAY GAZING WITH SHUT EYES       


LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: My life is like a stately warrior horse
Last Line: Breasting the waves with an unsanded bow.
Subject(s): Life


LIFE IS A SUMMER'S DAY    Poem Text    
Last Line: And it is gone
Subject(s): Summer; Conduct Of Life


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: We two that planets erst had been
Last Line: Revolve about one centre.
Variant Title(s): Friendship
Subject(s): Friendship; Love; Stars


LOVES FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Light hearted, careless, shall I take my way
Last Line: With usurer's craft, more than myself to find.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


MAN MAN IS THE DEVIL    Poem Text    
Last Line: The source of all evil
Subject(s): Mankind; Devil


MANHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: I love to see the man, a long-lived child
Last Line: From the recesses of a brave man's eye.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


MAY MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: The school boy loitered on his way to school
Last Line: Its blue commingling with the firmament.
Subject(s): May (Month); Spring


METHINKS THAT BY A STRICT BEHAVIOR       


MIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Low-anchored cloud, / newfoundland air
Last Line: Of healing herbs to just men's fields.
Subject(s): Mist; Nature


MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou unconverted saint
Last Line: While the late risen world goes west.
Subject(s): Heresy; Morning; Heretics


MOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: With frontier strength ye stand your ground
Last Line: May I approve myself thy worthy brother!
Variant Title(s): To Wachusett
Subject(s): Wachusett (Mountain), Massachusetts


MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Far from this atmosphere that music sounds
Last Line: At some late day unto himself again.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MY BOOTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Anon with gaping fearlessness they quaff
Last Line: Rather rubbed in than off.
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


MY FRIENDS, MY NOBLE FRIENDS, KNOW YE       


MY FRIENDS, WHY SHOULD WE LIVE?    Poem Text    
Last Line: Some far remote and heavenward hill to gain
Subject(s): Life


MY GROUND IS HIGH       


MY LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: My life has been the poem I could have writ
Last Line: But I could not both live and utter it.
Subject(s): Life; Transcendentalism


MY PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Great god, I ask thee for no meaner pelf
Last Line: Or overrated thy designs.
Subject(s): Prayer


NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: O nature! I do not aspire
Last Line: Only be it near to you.
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


NOON    Poem Text    
First Line: What time the bittern, solitary bird
Last Line: Save where the wagtail interrupts the noon.
Subject(s): Birds; Noon


NOT UNCONCERNED WACHUSETT REARS HIS HEAD    Poem Text    
Last Line: New annals in the history of man.
Subject(s): Wachusett (Mountain), Massachusetts


OLD MEETING-HOUSE BELL    Poem Text    
Last Line: When I listened to its chimes
Subject(s): Bells


ON FIELDS OER WHICH THE REAPER'S HAND HAS PASSED    Poem Text    
Last Line: In subtler webs than finest summer haze
Subject(s): Harvest


ON PONKAWTASSET, SINCE, WE TOOK OUR WAY    Poem Text    
Last Line: And pale our sun with heavenly radiance round?
Subject(s): Travel; Stars


ON SHOULDERS WHIRLED IN SOME ECCENTRIC ORBIT    Poem Text    
Last Line: Where time doth plume his wings
Subject(s): Time


ON THE SUN COMING OUT IN THE AFTERNOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Methinks all things have travelled since you shined
Last Line: But in the shade I will believe what in the sun I loved.
Subject(s): Sun


ONLY THE SLAVE KNOWS OF THE SLAVE       


OUR COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a noble country where we dwell
Last Line: A pause in the long westering caravan.
Subject(s): Americans; Patriotism; United States; America


PENS TO MEND, AND HANDS TO GUIDE       


POVERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: If I am poor it is that I am proud
Last Line: He would not need to hide beneath a fold.
Subject(s): God; Poverty


PRAY TO WHAT EARTH DOES THIS SWEET COLD THING BELONG    Poem Text    
Last Line: Increase his rule by gentlest summer means
Subject(s): Nature


RUMORS FROM AN AEOLIAN HARP    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a vale which none hath seen
Last Line: Their thoughts conversing with the sky.
Subject(s): Harps; Musical Instruments; Transcendentalism; Lyres


SALMON BROOK    Poem Text    
Last Line: May they still endure?
Subject(s): Water


SIC VITA    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a parcel of vain strivings tied
Last Line: While I droop here.
Subject(s): Life


SMOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Light-winged smoke! Icarian bird
Last Line: And ask the gods to pardon this clear flame.
Variant Title(s): "light-winged Smoke, Icarian Bird"";
Subject(s): Icarus; Mythology - Classical; Nature; Smoke


SMOKE IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The sluggish smoke curls up from some deep dell
Last Line: As some refulgent cloud in the upper sky
Subject(s): Smoke


SOMETIMES I HEAR THE VEERY'S CLARION    Poem Text     Recitation
Last Line: Of virtue evermore
Subject(s): Birds


STANZAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature doth have her dawn each day, / but mine are far between
Last Line: With fairest summer weather.
Subject(s): Nature; Sun; Transcendentalism


STRANGE THAT SO MANY FICKLE GODS, AS FICKLE AS THE WEATHER    Poem Text    
Last Line: Throughout dame natures provinces should always pull together
Subject(s): Nature; Weather


SUCH NEAR ASPECTS HAD WE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Of our life's scenery
Subject(s): Life


SUCH WATER DO THE GODS DISTILL    Poem Text    
Last Line: Of helicon again.
Subject(s): Water; New England


SYMPATHY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lately, alas I knew a gentle boy
Last Line: Nor mortals know a sympathy more rare.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Sympathy; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Empathy


TALL AMBROSIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the signs of autumn I perceive
Last Line: For what old crime of theirs I do not gather
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Weeds; Fall


TELL ME YE WISE ONES IF YE CAN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Even, the sight we know so well
Subject(s): Mankind


THAT PHAETON OF OUR DAY    Poem Text    
Last Line: And we shall ethiops all appear.


THE 'BOOK OF GEMS'    Poem Text    
First Line: With cunning plates the polished leaves were decked
Last Line: Till other springs fell faintly on the ear.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE ASSABET    Poem Text    
First Line: Up this pleasant stream let's row
Last Line: With her simple stanza'd ode.
Subject(s): Assabet River, Massachusetts; Rivers


THE ATLANTIDES    Poem Text    
First Line: The smothered streams of love, which flow
Last Line: And the ventures of past years.
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean


THE BLUEBIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the midst of the poplar that stands by our door
Last Line: On purpose to sing to me.
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds


THE BREEZE'S INVITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Come let's roam the breezy pastures
Last Line: Such sweet music as he'll hear.
Subject(s): Time; Wandering & Wanderers; Wind


THE CHICADEE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Hops near to me
Subject(s): Chickadees


THE COWARD EVER SINGS NO SONG    Poem Text    
Last Line: To build the lofty rhyme
Subject(s): Cowardice


THE DEEDS OF KING AND MEANEST HEDGER    Poem Text    
Last Line: Stand side by side in heaven's ledger
Subject(s): Judgment Day


THE DEPARTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: In this roadstead I have ridden
Last Line: Sighed plaintively.
Subject(s): Farewell; Travel; Parting; Journeys; Trips


THE EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Which seems so barren once gave birth
Last Line: Who plowed her seas and reaped her grains
Subject(s): Earth; Heroism; World; Heroes; Heroines


THE ECHO OF THE SABBATH BELL - HEARD IN THE WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dong -- sounds the brass in the east
Last Line: And the sun has not reached its tower.
Subject(s): Bells; Public Worship; Church Attendance


THE EVENING WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: The eastern mail comes lumbering in
Last Line: From hence to athabasca lake.
Subject(s): Evening; Wind; Sunset; Twilight


THE FALL OF THE LEAF    Poem Text    
First Line: Grown tired of this rank summer's wealth
Last Line: Or pine upon the winter's crudity.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Winter; Fall


THE FISHER'S BOY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: My life is like a stroll upon the beach
Last Line: And I converse with many a shipwrecked crew.
Variant Title(s): Upon The Beach
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE FISHER'S SON    Poem Text    
First Line: I know the world where land and water meet
Last Line: The staunchest bark that floats is high and dry.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Life; Sea; Time; Ocean


THE FRESHET    Poem Text    
First Line: A stir is on the worc'ter hills
Last Line: Her young disciples leaves behind.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


THE FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: The great friend
Last Line: A profounder mystery.
Subject(s): Friendship; India; Sea; Ocean


THE FUNERAL BELL    Poem Text    
First Line: One more is gone
Last Line: Into sweet rhyme.
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


THE GOOD HOW CAN WE TRUST?    Poem Text    
Last Line: Whose knowledge is their sympathy
Subject(s): Wisdom; Knowledge


THE HERO    Poem Text    
First Line: What doth he ask?
Last Line: Till a miracle putteth that fire out.
Subject(s): Fate; Heroism; Destiny; Heroes; Heroines


THE INWARD MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Packed in my mind lie all the clothes / which outward nature wears
Last Line: Which from afar he bears.
Subject(s): Morning


THE JUST MADE PERFECT    Poem Text    
First Line: A stately music rises on my ear
Last Line: And domes continuous span the lengthening way.
Subject(s): Day; Death; Future Life; Hearts; Knights & Knighthood; Time; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: The full-orbed moon with unchanged ray
Last Line: She's mistress of the night.
Subject(s): Moon


THE MOON MOVES UP HER SMOOTH AND SHEENY PATH       


THE MOON NOW RISES TO HER ABSOLUTE RULE       
First Line: The moon now rises to her absolute rule


THE MOUNTAINS IN THE HORIZON    Poem Text    
First Line: With frontier strength ye stand your ground
Last Line: And mak'st thyself a clearing in the sky.
Subject(s): Wachusett (Mountain), Massachusetts


THE NEEDLES OF THE PINE    Poem Text    
Last Line: All to the west incline
Subject(s): Pine Trees


THE OFFER    Poem Text    
First Line: I make ye an offer
Last Line: Somewhat larger than here.


THE OLD MARLBOROUGH ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Where they once dug for money
Last Line: By the old marlborough road.
Subject(s): Roads; Travel; Paths; Trails; Journeys; Trips


THE PEAL OF THE BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the world grows old by the chimney side
Last Line: When it meeteth another in space.
Subject(s): Bells; Sound


THE POET'S DELAY    Poem Text    
First Line: In vain I see the morning rise
Last Line: No woods still echoing to my lay?
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Writer's Block


THE RABBIT LEAPS    Poem Text    
Last Line: In angry mood
Subject(s): Animals; Nature


THE RESPECTABLE FOLKS    Poem Text    
First Line: The respectable folks,- / where dwell they?
Last Line: For all are their debtors and all their friends.
Subject(s): Immortality; Nature; Oak Trees


THE ROSA SANGUINEA    Poem Text    
First Line: As often as a martyr dies
Last Line: Informs us which way he is gone.
Subject(s): Martyrs; Nature


THE SHRIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hark -- hark -- from out the thickest fog
Last Line: He whistles in his ear.
Subject(s): Birds


THE SOUL'S SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Thank god who seasons thus the year
Last Line: And strews his honors on the summer's bier.
Subject(s): Seasons; Soul


THE SUMMER RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: My books I'd fain cast off, I cannot read
Last Line: Who in a beaded coat does gaily go.
Subject(s): Books; Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Reading


THE THAW    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the civil sun drying earth's tears
Last Line: So shall my silence with their music chime.
Subject(s): Earth; Sun; Time; World


THE VIREO    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon the lofty elm tree sprays
Last Line: Striving to lift our thoughts above the street.
Subject(s): Birds; Elm Trees; Vireos


THEN SPEND AN AGE IN WHETTING THY DESIRE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Thou needs't not hasten if thou dost stand fast
Subject(s): Time; Desire


THEY WHO PREPARE MY EVENING MEAL BELOW    Poem Text    
Last Line: With such secure delight they hardly seemed to flow
Subject(s): Sounds


THOU DUSKY SPIRIT OF THE WOOD    Poem Text     Recitation
Last Line: Lay thy haunts low?
Subject(s): Nature


TIS VERY FIT THE AMBROSIA OF THE GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis very fit the ambrosia of the gods
Last Line: Upon their humble fare
Subject(s): Food & Eating


TO A MARSH HAWK IN SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: There is health in thy gray wing
Last Line: And resume new life again.
Subject(s): Birds; Hawks


TO A STRAY FOWL    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor bird! Destined to lead thy life
Last Line: As erst by indus' bank and far ganges.
Subject(s): Birds; Ganges River, India


TO DAY I CLIMBED A HANDSOME ROUNDED HILL       


TO EDITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou little bud of being, edith named
Last Line: To cumulate thy sin & piety.
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


TO THE COMET    Poem Text    
First Line: My sincerity doth surpass
Last Line: We entreat thee come not near.
Subject(s): Comets


TO THE MAIDEN IN THE EAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Low in the eastern sky / is set thy glancing eye
Last Line: Stand in their sylvan bowers.


TO THE MOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: And when the sun puts out his lamp
Last Line: With unexplored grace and savage frowns.
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


TRAVELLING    Poem Text    
First Line: If e'er our minds be ill at ease
Last Line: To find us out in every place.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


TRUE KINDNESS IS A PURE DIVINE AFFINITY    Poem Text    
Last Line: Superior to family and station
Subject(s): Kindness


TRUTH -- GOODNESS -- BEAUTY -- THOSE CELESTIAL THRINS       


TWAS 30 YEARS AGO    Poem Text    
Last Line: & when the birds were hushed
Subject(s): Apple Trees; Deforestation


UNTIL AT LENGTH THE NORTH WINDS BLOW    Poem Text    
Last Line: Leaving behind the cold, cold year
Subject(s): Winter; Geese; Time


VOYAGERS SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Gentle river, gentle river
Last Line: Gaily live we while we may.
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


WAIT NOT TILL I INVITE THEE, BUT OBSERVE    Poem Text    
Last Line: I'm glad to see thee when thou com'st
Subject(s): Friendship


WAIT NOT TILL SLAVES PRONOUNCE THE WORD    Poem Text    
Last Line: And farewewll slavery
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Slavery


WALDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: True, our converse a stranger is to speech
Last Line: First dipped their pens in mist.
Subject(s): Walden Pond, Massachusetts


WE SHOULD NOT MIND IF ON OUR EAR THERE FELL    Poem Text    
Last Line: Some sense of cunning, more of oracle
Subject(s): Delphi, Oracle Of


WE THE PLANET FALL       


WHAT'S THE RAILROAD TO ME?       
First Line: What's the rail-road to me?


WHEN BREATHLESS NOON HATH PAUSED ON HILL AND VALE    Poem Text    
Last Line: And I walk once more confounded a denizen of earth
Subject(s): Sounds


WHEN IN SOME COVE I LIE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Seaward with it
Subject(s): Peace; Contentment


WHEN THE TOADS BEGIN TO RING    Poem Text    
Last Line: Or off your petticoats fling
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


WHEN WITH PALE CHEEK AND SUNKEN EYE I SANG    Poem Text    
Last Line: Dreaming of peace when all around was war
Subject(s): U.s. - Mexican War (1846-1848)


WHERE I HAVE BEEN    Poem Text    
Last Line: There was none seen
Subject(s): Nothing


WHERE'ER THOU SAIL'ST WHO SAILED WITH ME    Poem Text    
Last Line: Be thou my muse, my brother—
Subject(s): Friendship


WHO EQUALLEST THE COWARD'S HASTE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Though it assume the lowest part
Subject(s): Fame


WHO HEARS THE PARSON    Poem Text    
Last Line: To sqauat with hymn book he doth use
Subject(s): Clergy; Churches; Public Worship


WHO SLEEPS BY DAY AND WALKS BY NIGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: Will meet no spirit but some sprite


WHY TOLL THE BELL TODAY    Poem Text    
Last Line: Its knell has died away
Subject(s): Bells


WINTER MEMORIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Within the circuit of this plodding life
Last Line: To go upon my winter's task again.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


YE WHO DO COMMAND ME TO ALL VIRTUE EVER       


YET LET US THANK THE PURBLIND RACE    Poem Text    
Last Line: And quiet fame as well
Subject(s): Concord, Massachusetts


YOU BOSTON FOLKS & ROXBURY PEOPLE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Will want tom hyde to mend your kettle
Subject(s): Boston; Roxbury, Massachusetts


YOU MUST NOT ONLY AIM ARIGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: But draw your bow will all your might
Subject(s): Archery