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A DAY-DREAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A day-dream by the dark-blue deep
Last Line: The waves run murmuring up the beach.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A DREAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a dream - a strange, wild dream
Last Line: "shall open in the morning beam."
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A FOREST HYMN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The groves were god's first temples. Ere man learned
Last Line: Learn to conform the order of our lives.
Variant Title(s): God's First Temples;the Groves
Subject(s): Forests; Religion; Trees; Woods; Theology


A HYMN OF THE SEA, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is mighty, but a mightier sways
Last Line: The murmuring shores in a perpetual hymn.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A LEGEND OF THE DELAWARES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The air is dark with cloud on cloud
Last Line: "should wield the weapons of the sky."
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


A LIFETIME, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit in the early twilight
Last Line: The trees with a heavy sigh.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Time


A MEDITATION ON RHODE ISLAND COAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sat beside the glowing grate, fresh heaped
Last Line: And melt the icicles from off his chin.
Subject(s): Coal Mines & Miners; Rhode Island


A RAIN-DREAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These strifes, these tumults of the noisy world
Last Line: White clouds, the laggard remnants of the storm.
Subject(s): Rain


A SCENE ON THE BANKS OF THE HUDSON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cool shades and dews are round my way
Last Line: And I to seek the crowd of men.
Subject(s): Hudson River


A SICK-BED, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long hast thou watched my bed
Last Line: When many years are past.
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


A SONG FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay
Last Line: One parting strain, and then away.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A SONG OF PITCAIRN'S ISLAND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, take our boy, and we will go
Last Line: This sweet lone isle amid the sea.
Subject(s): Pitcairn Islands


A WALK AT SUNSET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When insect wings are glistening in the beam
Last Line: Darkened by boundless groves, and roamed by savage men.
Subject(s): Nature; Evening; Transience; Sunset; Twilight; Impermanence


A WINTER PIECE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The time has been that these wild solitudes
Last Line: Shall buffet the vexed forests in his rage.
Subject(s): Winter


AFTER A TEMPEST, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day had been a day of wind and storm
Last Line: On all the peaceful world the smile of heaven shall lie.
Subject(s): Storms


AMERICA (1), by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mother of a mighty race
Last Line: Upon their lips the taunt shall die.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Patriotism; United States; Independence Day; Liberty; America


AMERICA (2), by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look now abroad - another race has filled
Last Line: How happy, in thy lap, the sons of men shall dwell?
Subject(s): Patriotism; United States; America


AMONG THE TREES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh ye who love to overhang the springs
Last Line: Back to his covert, and forego his prey.
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


AN EVENING REVERY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer day is closed - the sun is set
Last Line: Shall journey onward in perpetual peace.
Subject(s): Evening; Time; Sunset; Twilight


AN INDIAN AT THE BURIAL PLACE OF HIS FATHERS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the spot I came to seek
Last Line: May be a barren desert yet.
Variant Title(s): An Indian At The Burying-place Of His Fathers
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


AN INVITATION TO THE COUNTRY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Already, close by our summer dwelling
Last Line: Their dower of beauty from thy glad looks.
Subject(s): April; Country Life; Holidays; Trees


ANTIQUITY OF FREEDOM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here are old trees, tall oaks and gnarled pines
Last Line: Beheld thy glorious childhood, and rejoiced.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Trees; Independence Day; Liberty


AUTUMN WOODS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere, in the northern gale
Last Line: And waste its little hour.
Subject(s): Autumn; Forests; Seasons; Fall; Woods


BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN', by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, deem not they are blest alone


CATTERSKILL FALLS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midst greens and shades the catterskill leaps
Last Line: Till the stagnant blood ran free and warm.
Subject(s): Waterfalls


CENTENNIAL HYMN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through calm and storm the years have led
Last Line: The record of thy happier reign.
Subject(s): United States - History


CHRISTMAS IN 1875, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No trumpet-blast profaned
Last Line: Well may the nations say that christ is born.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


DANTE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, mid the grasses of the field
Last Line: Crowns the last century's closing year.
Subject(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Poetry & Poets


EARTH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A midnight black with clouds is in the sky
Last Line: By which thou shalt be judged, are written down.
Subject(s): Earth; World


EARTH'S CHILDREN CLEAVE TO EARTH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Nature; Earth; World


EPICEDIUM: WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say, who shall mourn him first
Last Line: And his first word was noble as his last!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878); Italy; Kisses; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Italians


GREEN RIVER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When breezes are soft and skies are fair
Last Line: That won my heart in my greener years.
Subject(s): Country Life; Great Barrington, Massachusetts


HE HATH PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET', by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O north, with all thy vales of green!
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


HYMN OF THE CITY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in the solitude / alone may man commune with heaven, or see
Last Line: The vast and helpless city while it sleeps.
Subject(s): New York City - 19th Century


HYMN OF THE WALDENSES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear, father, hear thy faint afflicted flock
Last Line: And thy delivered saints shall dwell in rest.
Subject(s): Waldenses


HYMN TO DEATH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Could I hope the wise and pure in heart
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


HYMN TO THE NORTH STAR, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sad and solemn night
Last Line: The voyager of time should shape his heedful way.
Subject(s): Stars


I BROKE THE SPELL THAT HELD ME LONG, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I CANNOT FORGET WITH WHAT FERVID DEVOTION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I CANNOT FORGET WITH WHAT FERVID DEVOTION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


IN MEMORY OF JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, motley, with the great of ancient days
Last Line: Thy memory shall perish only then.
Subject(s): Motley, John Lothrop (1814-1877)


IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM LEGGETT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The earth may ring, from shore to shore
Last Line: Burn in the breasts he kindled still.
Subject(s): Leggett, William (1801-1839); Poetry & Poets


INNOCENT CHILD AND SNOW-WHITE FLOWER!, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Innocence; Children; Flowers; Childhood


INSCRIPTION FOR THE ENTRANCE TO A WOOD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger, if thou hast learned a truth which needs
Last Line: Ungreeted, and shall give its light embrace.
Subject(s): Forests; Holidays; Trees; Woods


ITALY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Voices from the mountains speak
Last Line: To the gulfs that steep her shore.
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


JUNE (1), by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I gazed upon the glorious sky
Last Line: To hear again his living voice.
Subject(s): June; Nature


LIFE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh life, I breathe thee in the breeze
Last Line: My love for thee, and thine for me?
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


LINES ON REVISITING THE COUNTRY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand upon my native hills again
Last Line: Health and refreshment on the world below.
Subject(s): Cummington, Massachusetts


MARCH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stormy march is come at last
Last Line: Seems of a brighter world than ours.
Subject(s): March (Month)


MAY EVENING, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The breath of spring-time at this twilight hour
Last Line: For the return of day.
Subject(s): Spring


MIDSUMMER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A power is on the earth and in the air
Last Line: Its deadly breath into the firmament.
Subject(s): Summer


MONUMENT MOUNTAIN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who wouldst see the lovely and the wild
Last Line: Is call the mountain of the monument.
Subject(s): Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts; Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Grief; Incest; Legends; Native Americans; Suicide; Sorrow; Sadness; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


MUTATION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They talk of short-lived pleasure - be it so
Last Line: A stable changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.
Subject(s): Change; Transience; Impermanence


MY AUTUMN WALK, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On woodlands ruddy with autumn
Last Line: Roslyn, october, 1'64.
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


NO MAN KNOWETH HIS SEPULCHRE', by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When he, who, from the scourge of wrong


NOON; FROM AN UNFINISHED POEM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis noon. At noon the hebrew bowed the knee
Last Line: Whose borders we but hover for a space.
Subject(s): Nature


NOT YET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O country, marvel of the earth!
Last Line: Writes, in men's sight, the answer, no!
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


NOVEMBER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
Last Line: The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.
Subject(s): November


OCTOBER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, thou art welcome, heaven's delicious breath
Last Line: Pass silently from men, as thou dost pass.
Subject(s): October


OCTOBER, 1866, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas when the earth in summer glory lay
Last Line: From every treacherous path that ends in sin!


ODE FOR AN AGRICULTURAL CELEBRATION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far back in the ages
Last Line: And feeds the expectant nations.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


ODE FOR THE BURIAL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, slow to smite and swift to spare
Last Line: Who perished in the cause of right.
Variant Title(s): Abraham Lincoln;the Death Of Lincoln
Subject(s): Funerals; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Burials


OUR COUNTRY'S CALL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lay down the axe; fling by the spade
Last Line: And glorious must their triumph be.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Military Service, Voluntary; Patriotism; United States - History


OUR FELLOW-WORSHIPPERS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Think not that thou and I
Last Line: With harmonies too fine for mortal ear.
Subject(s): Worship


RECEIVE THY SIGHT', by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the blind suppliant in the way


RETRIBUTION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know where the timid fawn abides'
Last Line: "from maquon, the fond and the brave."
Variant Title(s): An Indian Story
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


RIZPAH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear what the desolate rizpah said
Last Line: The beasts of the desert, and fowls of air.
Subject(s): Mothers; Rizpah (Bible); Tragedy; Women In The Bible


ROBERT OF LINCOLN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Merrily swinging on brier and weed
Last Line: Chee, chee, chee.
Variant Title(s): Bob-o'-lincoln
Subject(s): Birds; Bobolinks


ROMERO, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When freedom, from the land of spain
Last Line: Shall rise, as from the beaten shore the thunders of the sea.
Subject(s): Spain; Freedom; Liberty


SELLA, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear now a legend of the days of old
Last Line: The stone engraved with sella's honored name.
Subject(s): Shoes; Mothers; Brides; Travel; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers; Journeys; Trips


SONG, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soon as the glazed and gleaming snow
Last Line: He bounds away to hunt the deer.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


SONG, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dost thou idly ask to hear
Last Line: Love's delightful story.
Subject(s): Courtship


SONG OF MARION'S MEN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our band is few, but true and tried
Last Line: Forever from our shore.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Marion, Francis (1737-1795); South Carolina; War


SONG OF THE GREEK AMAZON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I buckle to my slender side
Last Line: As the fierce shout of victory.
Subject(s): Amazons


SONG OF THE STARS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the radiant morn of creation broke
Last Line: "to the veil of whose brow your lamps are dim."
Subject(s): Stars


SONG. THESE PRAIRIES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These prairies glow with flowers
Last Line: Will sorrow for my sake.
Subject(s): Flowers


SONNET TO - -., by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, thou art for the grave; thy glances shine
Last Line: And we will trust in god to see thee yet again.
Variant Title(s): Consumption
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SPRING IN TOWN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The country ever has a lagging spring
Last Line: And your loud wheels unheeded rattle by.
Subject(s): New York City - 19th Century; Spring


SUMMER WIND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
Last Line: Into small waves and sparkle as he comes.
Subject(s): Summer


THANATOPSIS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To him who in the love of nature holds
Last Line: About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Nature; Religion; Trees; Dead, The; Theology


THE AFRICAN CHIEF, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chained in the market-place he stood
Last Line: The foul hyena's prey.
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE AGES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When to the common rest that crowns our days
Last Line: How happy, in thy lap, the sons of men shall dwell?
Subject(s): Death; Past; Dead, The


THE ARCTIC LOVER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone is the long, long winter night
Last Line: Till that long midnight flies.
Subject(s): Arctic; Love


THE BATTLE-FIELD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once this soft turf, this rivulet's sands
Last Line: The blast of triumph o'er thy grave
Subject(s): Peace; Religion; Social Protest; Theology


THE BURIAL OF LOVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two dark-eyed maids, at shut of day
Last Line: Highest and nearest god's right hand.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


THE BURIAL-PLACE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Erewhile, on england's pleasant shores, our sires
Last Line: Her ruddy, pouting fruit. -- -- -- -- -- -
Subject(s): England; Graves; Pilgrim Fathers; English; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CHILD'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is thy sight, sorrento, green thy shore
Last Line: From long deep slumbers at the morning light.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals; Death - Babies; Burials


THE CLOUD ON THE WAY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See, before us, in our journey, broods a mist upon the ground
Last Line: Peace and light.
Subject(s): Nature; Conduct Of Life


THE CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER AND VENUS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not always reason. The straight path
Last Line: For thee, a terrible deliverance.
Variant Title(s): Those Glorious Stars
Subject(s): Planets


THE CONQUEROR'S GRAVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within this lowly grave a conqueror lies
Last Line: That ministered to thee, is open still.
Subject(s): Consolation; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CONSTELLATIONS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O constellations of the early night
Last Line: Their rays might seem but dim, or reach me not.
Subject(s): Stars


THE CROWDED STREET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me move slowly through the street
Last Line: That rolls to its appointed end.
Subject(s): Life; Mankind; Human Race


THE DAMSEL OF PERU, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where olive leaves were twinkling in every wind that blew
Last Line: "and I am come to dwell beside the olive-grove with thee."
Subject(s): Peru


THE DEATH OF SCHILLER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis said, when schiller's death drew nigh
Last Line: Sprang to a fairer, ampler sphere.
Subject(s): Immortality; Schiller, Johann Von (1759-1805); Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich Von


THE DEATH OF SLAVERY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou great wrong, that, through the slow-paced years
Last Line: Dwell thou, a warning to the coming times.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Declaration Day


THE DEATH OF THE FLOWERS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year
Last Line: So gentle and so beautiful, should perish with the flowers.
Subject(s): Autumn; Flowers; Melancholy; Seasons; Fall; Dejection


THE DISINTERRED WARRIOR, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gather him to his grave again
Last Line: Ah, let us spare, at least, their graves!
Subject(s): Graves; Soldiers; Tombs; Tombstones


THE EVENING WIND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit that breathest through my lattice, thou
Last Line: He hears the rustling leaf and running stream.
Variant Title(s): To The Evening Wind
Subject(s): Evening; Nature; Wind; Sunset; Twilight


THE FLOOD OF YEARS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mighty hand, from an exhaustless urn
Last Line: With everlasting concord hand in hand.
Subject(s): Time


THE FOREST MAID, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O fairest of the rural maids!
Last Line: Of those calm solitudes, is there.
Variant Title(s): Oh Fairest Of The Rural Maids!
Subject(s): Admiration


THE FOUNTAIN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fountain, that springest on this grassy slope
Last Line: Gush midway from the bare and barren steep?
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


THE FUTURE LIFE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I know thee in the sphere which keeps
Last Line: Thy fit companion in that land of bliss?
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Heaven; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Paradise


THE GLADNESS OF NATURE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this a time to be cloudy and sad
Last Line: Ay, look, and he'll smile thy gloom away.
Subject(s): Nature


THE GREEK BOY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone are the glorious greeks of old
Last Line: The nations silent in its shade.
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE GREEK PARTISAN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our free flag is dancing
Last Line: Like autumn sheaves are lying.
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Liberty; Greeks


THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS [MAY 9, 1775], by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here halt we our march, and pitch our tent
Last Line: For the deeds of to-morrow night.
Subject(s): Allen, Ethan (1738-1789); American Revolution; Soldiers; Ticonderoga, Battle Of (1775)


THE HOLY STAR, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As shadows cast by cloud and sun
Last Line: To fill the world with light.
Variant Title(s): Christmas;the Star Of Bethlehem
Subject(s): Christmas; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


THE HUNTER OF THE PRAIRIES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, this is freedom! - these pure skies
Last Line: That welcome my return at night.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


THE HUNTER'S SERENADE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy bower is finished, fairest!
Last Line: All night, with none to hear.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


THE HUNTER'S VISION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a rock that, high and sheer
Last Line: The dream and life at once were o'er.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


THE HURRICANE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of the winds! I feel thee nigh
Last Line: Alone with the terrible hurricane.
Subject(s): Hurricanes; Nature


THE INDIAN GIRL'S LAMENT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An indian girl was sitting where
Last Line: The rustling of my footsteps near.
Subject(s): Native Americans - Women; Grief; Squaws; Sorrow; Sadness


THE JOURNEY OF LIFE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the waning moon I walk at night
Last Line: With warmth, and certainty, and boundless light.
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


THE KNIGHT'S EPITAPH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the church which pisa, great and free
Last Line: "and love, and music, his inglorious life."
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Knights & Knighthood


THE LAND OF DREAMS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mighty realm is the land of dreams
Last Line: Shall lie on the path of thy daily life.


THE LAPSE OF TIME, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lament who will, in fruitless tears
Last Line: A lighter burden on the heart.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


THE LIFE THAT IS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, who so long hast pressed the couch of pain
Last Line: For his meek followers, shall assign thy place.
Subject(s): Life


THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF THE SNOW, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One of your old-world stories, uncle john
Last Line: As one would scatter flowers upon a bier.
Subject(s): Children; Story-telling; Snow; Childhood


THE LIVING LOST, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Matron! The children of whose love
Last Line: A gloom from which ye turn your eyes.
Subject(s): Despair


THE MAIDEN'S SORROW, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seven long years has the desert rain
Last Line: I shall feel it no more again.
Subject(s): Death - Fathers; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE MASACRE AT SCIO, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep not for scio's children slain
Last Line: Is shivered, to be worn no more.
Subject(s): Greek War Of Independence (1821-1832); Chios (Island), Greece; Massacres


THE MAY-SUN SHEDS AN AMBER LIGHT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE MAY-SUN SHEDS AN AMBER LIGHT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE MOTHER'S HYMN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, who ordainest for mankind
Last Line: In ways of love and truth and right.
Variant Title(s): The Mother's Charge
Subject(s): Mothers


THE MURDERED TRAVELLER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring, to woods and wastes around
Last Line: Far down that narrow glen.
Subject(s): Travel; Murder; Journeys; Trips


THE NEW AND THE OLD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New are the leaves on the oaken spray
Last Line: "chilling the blood, and frosting the brow."
Subject(s): Nature


THE NEW MOON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, as the garish day is gone
Last Line: Like that new light in heaven.
Subject(s): Moon


THE NIGHT JOURNEY OF A RIVER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh river, gentle river! Gliding on
Last Line: The crystal brightness of thy mountain-springs.
Subject(s): Rivers


THE OLD MAN'S COUNSEL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among our hills and valleys, I have known
Last Line: Is at my side, his voice is in my ear.
Subject(s): Holidays; Old Age; Trees


THE OLD MAN'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw an aged man with [or, upon] his bier
Last Line: Dark with the mists of age, it was his time to die.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE PAINTED CUP, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fresh savannas of the sangamon
Last Line: Of these bright beakers, drain the gathered dew.
Subject(s): Flowers


THE PAST, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou unrelenting past!
Last Line: Fills the next grave -- the beautiful and young.
Subject(s): Past


THE PATH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The path we planned beneath october's sky
Last Line: To bar the ways for mutual succor made!
Subject(s): Hiking; Nature


THE PLANTING OF THE APPLE TREE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, let us plant the appple tree
Last Line: "on planting the apple-tree."
Subject(s): Apple Trees


THE POET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, who wouldst wear the name / of poet mid thy breathren of mankind
Last Line: "that sway from mood to mood the willing mind!"
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE PRAIRIES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the gardens of the desert, these
Last Line: And I am in the wilderness alone.
Subject(s): Prairies; Plains


THE RETURN OF THE BIRDS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear, from many a little throat
Last Line: "and freedom to the slave!"
Subject(s): American Civil War; Birds; Holidays; Trees; United States - History


THE RETURN OF YOUTH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My friend, thou sorrowest for thy golden prime
Last Line: More musical in that celestial air?
Subject(s): Youth


THE RIVULET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This little rill, that from the springs
Last Line: Shalt mock the fading race of men.
Subject(s): Cummington, Massachusetts


THE SKIES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, gloriously thou standest there
Last Line: For seats of innocence and rest.
Variant Title(s): The Firmament
Subject(s): Sky


THE SNOW-SHOWER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand here by my side and turn, I pray
Last Line: At rest in the dark and silent lake.
Subject(s): Nature; Snow; Winter


THE SONG OF THE SOWER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The maples redden in the sun
Last Line: The sails that bring thy glistening store.
Subject(s): Maple Trees


THE STORY OF SEVENTY-SIX, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What heroes from the woodland sprung
Last Line: Profaned the soil no more.
Variant Title(s): Seventy-six: American War Of Independence
Subject(s): American Revolution; Patriotism


THE STRANGE LADY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by
Last Line: He went to dwell with her, the friends who mourned him never knew.
Subject(s): Hunting; Women; Death; Hunters; Dead, The


THE STREAM OF LIFE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh silvery streamlet of the fields
Last Line: The dust alone remains.
Subject(s): Life


THE THIRD OF NOVEMBER, 1861, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Softly breathes the west-wind beside the ruddy forest
Last Line: Leave the heart unfrozen, and spare the cheerful mind!
Subject(s): Nature


THE TIDES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon is at her full, and, riding high
Last Line: In a serener sphere.
Subject(s): Tides


THE TWENTY-SECOND OF DECEMBER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild was the day; the wintry sea
Last Line: This hallowed day like us shall keep.
Subject(s): Winter


THE TWENTY-SECOND OF FEBRUARY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pale is the february sky
Last Line: Increase of honors to his name.
Subject(s): Presidents, United States; Washington, George (1732-1799)


THE TWENTY-SEVENTH OF MARCH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, gentle one, thy birthday sun should rise
Last Line: And living fountains of a brighter land.
Subject(s): Birthdays


THE TWO GRAVES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a bleak wild hill, but green and bright
Last Line: Till the day when their bodies shall leave the ground.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TWO TRAVELLERS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas evening, and before my eyes
Last Line: Had passed, and he was lost to sight.
Subject(s): Travel; Farewell; Journeys; Trips; Parting


THE UNKNOWN WAY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A burning sky is o'er me
Last Line: With a boundless sea before?


THE VOICE OF AUTUMN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There comes, from yonder height
Last Line: And must leave.
Subject(s): Autumn; Fall


THE WANING MOON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've watched too late; the morn is near
Last Line: On glistening dew and glimmering stream.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


THE WEST WIND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the forest's skirts I rest
Last Line: Thou lov'st to sigh and murmur still.
Subject(s): Wind


THE WHITE-FOOTED DEER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a hundred years ago
Last Line: And prowls the fox at night.
Subject(s): Deer


THE WIND AND STREAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A brook came stealing from the ground
Last Line: The ever-murmuring, mourning stream.
Subject(s): Nature


THE WINDS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye winds, ye unseen currents of the air
Last Line: Crowd back to narrow bounds the ancient night
Subject(s): Wind


THE YELLOW VIOLET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When beechen buds begin to swell
Last Line: That made the woods of april bright.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring; Violets


TO A CLOUD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful cloud! With folds so soft and fair
Last Line: Miss thee, forever from the sky.
Subject(s): Cloud


TO A MOSQUITO, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair insect! That, with threadlike legs spread out
Last Line: No angry hand shall rise to brush thy wings.
Variant Title(s): The Mosquito
Subject(s): Mosquitoes


TO A WATERFOWL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whither, midst falling dew
Last Line: Will lead my steps aright.
Variant Title(s): The Waterfowl
Subject(s): Birds; Faith; God; Migration; Nature; Religion; Soldiers; Waterfowl; Belief; Creed; Theology


TO COLE, THE PAINTER, DEPARTING FOR EUROPE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thine eyes shall see the light of distant skies
Last Line: But keep that earlier, wilder image bright.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet--to An American Painter Departing For Europe
Subject(s): Americans In Europe; Cole, Thomas (1801-1848); Paintings & Painters


TO THE APENNINES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your peaks are beautiful, ye apennines!
Last Line: Pine silently for the redeeming hour.
Subject(s): Apennines (Mountains); Italy; Mountains; Italians; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


TO THE FRINGED GENTIAN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou blossom bright with autumn dew
Last Line: May look to heaven as I depart.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gentians; Plants; Fringed Gentians; Planting; Planters


TO THE RIVER ARVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not from the sands or cloven rocks
Last Line: Among the blossoms at their feet.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


TREE-BURIAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Near our southwestern border, when a child
Last Line: "my home till I depart to be with thee."
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


UPON THE MOUNTAIN'S DISTANT HEAD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


WAITING BY THE GATE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside a massive gateway built up in years gone by
Last Line: I stand and calmly wait till the hinges turn for me.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


WHEN THE FIRMAMENT QUIVERS WITH DAYLIGHT'S YOUNG BEAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


WILLIAM TELL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chains may subdue the feeble spirit, but thee
Last Line: For the great work to set thy country free.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Switzerland; Tell, William; Hills; Downs (Great Britain); Swiss