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White, Henry Kirke    Poet's Biography
15 poems available by this author


A SUMMER EVENING, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the deep, the miry lane
Last Line: And join the general troop of sleep.
Subject(s): Country Life


BRITANNIA REJECTA    Poem Text    
First Line: Where now is britain? - where her laurelled names
Last Line: The yell of deprecation.
Subject(s): Great Britain


CANZONET    Poem Text    
First Line: Maiden! Wrap thy mantle round thee
Last Line: Where thou wilt sleep most peacefully.


FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hushed is the lyre -- the hand that swept
Last Line: Its forest melodies hath lost its skill.


FRAGMENT OF AN ODE TO THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Mild orb, who floatest through the realm of night
Last Line: Shall woo the god of soft repose --
Subject(s): Moon


I AM PLEASED, AND YET I'M SAD'       
First Line: When twilight steals along the ground


RETIREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me a cottage on some cambrian wild
Last Line: Shall make sweet music o'er my lonely grave.
Subject(s): Retirement


THE EARLY PRIMROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mild offspring of a dark and sullen sire!
Last Line: Serene the ills of life.
Variant Title(s): To An Early Primrose
Subject(s): Flowers; Primroses


THE EVENING STROLL    Poem Text    
First Line: Quick o'er the wintry waste dart fiery shafts
Last Line: Which gnaws his heart and bids him hope no more.
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Evening; Poetry & Poets; Winter; Dead, The; Sunset; Twilight


THE LULLABY OF A FEMALE CONVICT TO HER CHILD...TO EXECUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, baby mine, enkerchieft on my bosom
Last Line: For never more thou'lt press a mother's breast.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


THE SAVOYARD'S RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! Yonder is the well-known spot
Last Line: To steal my heart from yonder vale.
Subject(s): Homecoming


THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM    Poem Text    
First Line: When, marshaled on the nightly plain
Last Line: The star! -- the star of bethlehem!
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE WINTER TRAVELER    Poem Text    
First Line: God help thee, traveler, on thy journey far
Last Line: His lonely bark through the tempestuous tide.
Subject(s): Travel; Winter; Journeys; Trips


TO CONSUMPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Gently, most gently, on thy victim's head
Last Line: Compose my decent head, and breathe my last.
Subject(s): Tuberculosis; Consumption (Pathology)


TO MY MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: And canst thou, mother, for a moment think
Last Line: And smooth the pillow of thy sinking age.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To My Mother
Subject(s): Mothers