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Author: MARKHAM, EDWIN
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Markham, Edwin    Poet's Biography
165 poems available by this author


A BLOSSOMING BOUGH    Poem Text    
First Line: A blossoming bough against the sky
Last Line: And orchards like white seas!


A CAROL FOR THE NEW YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Blow, bugles, blow!
Subject(s): Patriotism


A CREED    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is the truth in a little creed
Last Line: In christ is all the god we know.
Variant Title(s): Inbrothered
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Religion; Theology


A GUARD OF THE SEPULCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I was a roman soldier in my prime
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Resurrection, The


A LEAF FROM THE DEVIL'S JEST-BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Beside the sewing-table chained and bent
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


A LOOK INTO THE GULF    Poem Text    
First Line: I looked one night, and there semiramis
Last Line: Her weary lips beat on without a sound.


A LYRIC OF THE DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone I list
Subject(s): Transience; Nature; Impermanence


A MENDOCINO MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Once in my lonely, eager youth I rode
Last Line: Bearing the pines hewn out of oregon.
Subject(s): Mendocino, California; Travel; Journeys; Trips


A PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Teach me, father, how to go
Last Line: On the way and be their best.
Subject(s): Prayer; Religion; Theology


A SONG FOR HEROES    Poem Text    
First Line: A song for the heroes who saw the sign
Subject(s): Heroism; Heroes; Heroines


A SONG OF VICTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: But now above the thunder of the drums
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


A WORKMAN TO THE GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Once phidias stood, with hammer in his hand,
Subject(s): Phidias (409-430 B.c.); Perfection


AFTER READING SHAKESPERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Blithe fancy lightly builds with airy hands
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


AFTER READING SHAKESPERE       
First Line: Blithe fancy lightly builds with airy hands
Last Line: Outward he wanders in the unknown night, %and we are shadows moving in a dream
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays And Playwrights; Poetry And Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us not think of our departed dead
Last Line: Where all may taste a more immortal bread.
Subject(s): Death; Religion; Dead, The; Theology


AN OLD ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: A host of poppies, a flight of swallows
Subject(s): Nature


ANCHORED TO THE INFINITE    Poem Text    
First Line: The builder who first bridged niagara's gorge
Last Line: And—we are anchored to the infinite!
Subject(s): God; Niagara Falls; Waterfalls


ANGELUS       
First Line: Far through the lilac sky the angelus bell
Subject(s): Religion


ANN RUTLEDGE       
First Line: She came like music: when she went


ASCENSION       
First Line: In the gray dawn they left jerusalem
Last Line: He was uplifted from us, and was gone %into the darkness of another dawn
Subject(s): Ascension Day


AT LITTLE VIRGIL'S WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: There are three green eggs in a small brown pocket
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


AT LITTLE VIRGIL'S WINDOW       
First Line: There are three green eggs in a small brown pocket
Last Line: And our god be glads and world be sweeter
Subject(s): Religion


AUTOCHTHON    Poem Text    
First Line: In a rude country some four thousand miles
Last Line: O leader in a commonwealth of thought!
Subject(s): Darwin, Charles (1809-1882); Judgments; Life; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


BEFORE MARY OF MAGDALA CAME       
First Line: From silvering; mid-sea to the syrian sand


BELIEVE, O FRIEND       
First Line: Impossible, you say, that man survives
Variant Title(s): The Unbelievabl


BREATHLESS AWE    Poem Text    
First Line: Two things,' said kant, 'fill me with breathless awe'
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


BREATHLESS AWE       
Subject(s): Religion


BROTHERHOOD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all things beautiful and good
Subject(s): Patriotism


BROTHERHOOD (1)       
First Line: Of all things beautiful and good
Subject(s): Patriotism


BROTHERHOOD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The crest and crowning of all good
Last Line: Make way for brotherhood—make way for man.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Religion; Theology


BUTTERFLY       
First Line: O winged brother on the harebell, stay


CAROL FOR THE NEW YEAR       
First Line: Blow, bugles, blow!
Subject(s): Patriotism


CHILD OF MY HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Child heart
Last Line: Would that my own heart could suffer it all!
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


CHRIST OF THE ANDES       
First Line: After volcanoes husht with snows
Subject(s): Holidays; Jesus Christ; Veterans Day


CLIMB OF LIFE       
First Line: There's a feel of all things flowing
Subject(s): Religion


CONSCRIPTS OF THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Give thanks, o heart, for the high souls
Subject(s): Justice


CONSCRIPTS OF THE DREAM       
First Line: Give thanks, o heart, for the high souls
Subject(s): Justice


CONSECRATED GROUND; READ AT THE NEW YORK CITY HALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Let there be prayer and praise
Last Line: There where the deathless climb the deathless skies.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; New York City; Independence Day; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


CONSECRATION OF THE COMMON WAY       
First Line: The hills that had been lone and lean
Last Line: The stone the angel rolled away with tears %is back upon your mouth these thousand years
Subject(s): Christmas


COURAGE, ALL!       
First Line: Old gods, avaunt! The rosy east is walking


DIVINE STRATEGY       
First Line: No soul can be forever banned


DREYFUS    Poem Text    
First Line: A man stood stained! France was one alp of hate
Last Line: And shrug the shoulder for reply to god.
Subject(s): Dreyfus, Alfred (1859-1935); Jews; Justice; Judaism


DUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: When duty comes a-knocking at your gate
Last Line: And bring seven other duties to your door.
Subject(s): Duty


EARTH IS ENOUGH    Poem Text    
First Line: We men of earth have here the stuff
Last Line: To build eternity in time!
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


ERRAND IMPERIOUS       
First Line: But harken, my america, my own
Subject(s): Patriotism


FATE OF THE FUR FOLK       
First Line: Early, while the east is pale
Subject(s): Animals


FATHER'S BUSINESS       
First Line: Who pust back into place a fallen bar
Last Line: His name is whispered in the god's abode
Subject(s): Religion


FLYING MIST       
First Line: I watch afar the moving mystery
Subject(s): Nature


FOR THE NEW YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you sheltered, curled up and content by your world's warm fire?
Last Line: Out to some battle.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FORGOTTEN MAN       
First Line: Not on our golden fortunes builded high -


FREE NATION       
First Line: And this freedom will be the freedom of all
Last Line: Except as he finds it %in the security of all
Subject(s): Religion


GRAY NORNS       
First Line: What do you bring in your sacks, gray girls?


GUARD OF THE SEPULCHER       
First Line: I was a roman soldier in my prime
Last Line: For we, who all the wonder might have told, %kept silence, for our mouths were stopt with gold
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Resurrection, The


HARVEST SONG       
First Line: The gray hulk of the granary uplooms against the sky


HOW OSWALD DINED WITH GOD       
First Line: Over northumbria's lone, gray lands


HOW SHALL WE HONOR THEM?       
Subject(s): Peace


HOW THE GREAT GUEST CAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the cathedral in grandeur rose
Last Line: "I was the child on the homeless street!"
Variant Title(s): The Great Guest Comes
Subject(s): Charity; Faith; Religion; Philanthropy; Belief; Creed; Theology


HOW TO GO AND FORGET       
First Line: I know how to hold


IF HE SHOULD COME    Poem Text    
First Line: If jesus should tramp the streets tonight
Last Line: Out of a thousand lands?
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


IN DEATH VALLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: There came long stretches of volcanic plains
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


IN DEATH VALLEY       
First Line: There came long stretches of volcanic plains
Last Line: It was the mark of some ancestral grief - %grief that began before the ancient flood
Subject(s): Grief


INVISIBLE BRIDE       
First Line: The low-voiced girls that go


JEWS       
First Line: Once verily, o mighty czar, your


JOY OF THE MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear you, little bird
Last Line: Nor such a listener.
Subject(s): Morning


JUDAS AGAINST THE WORLD       
First Line: The mother of judas iscariot


JUGGLER OF TOURAINE, SELS.       


LEAF FROM THE DEVIL'S JEST-BOOK       
First Line: Beside the sewing-table chained and bent
Last Line: A white face floating in the whirling ball, %a dead face splashing in the river reeds?
Subject(s): Death


LEAGUE OF LOVE IN ACTION       
First Line: O league of kindness, woven in all lands
Variant Title(s): The Red Cros


LINCOLN SLAIN       
First Line: In the moment of his glory
Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States


LINCOLN TRIUMPHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Lincoln is not dead
Last Line: To make the world a world of friends.
Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States


LINCOLN, THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: When the norn mother saw the whirlwind hour
Last Line: And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Patriotism; Presidents, United States; Religion; United States - History; Theology


LION AND LIONESS    Poem Text    
First Line: One night we were together, you and I
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


LION AND LIONESS       
First Line: One night we were together, you and I
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


LITTLE BROTHERS OF THE GROUND       
First Line: Little ants in leafy wood


LIVE AND HELP LIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Live and let live!' was the call of the old
Last Line: The cry of the christ for a comrade-like earth.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


LOVE'S VIGIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Love will outwatch the stars, and light the skies
Last Line: That in the cosmic council he is god.
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology


LOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: God could not fill all places; so he made
Last Line: When god shall fill it as one sounding sea!
Subject(s): Love


MAN UNDER THE STONE       
First Line: When I see a workingman with mouths to feed
Subject(s): Justice


MAN WITH THE HOE (GRAPHIC INTERPRETATION)       
First Line: Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Last Line: When this dumb terror shall reply to god %after the silence of the centuries?
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers


MAN-MAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: We are all blind, until we see
Last Line: The builder also grows.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


MAN-TEST    Poem Text    
First Line: When in the dim beginning of the years
Last Line: "with all in life to win or all to lose."
Variant Title(s): The Testing
Subject(s): Mankind; Religion; Human Race; Theology


MANHATTAN, 1609    Poem Text    
First Line: Where now the bells of trinity are heard
Last Line: Up went the flag of holland like a flame!
Subject(s): New York City; Sea Voyages; Tourists; United States - History; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


MIGHTY HUNDRED YEARS       
First Line: It is the hour of man: new pruposes
Subject(s): Patriotism


MY COMRADE    Poem Text    
First Line: I never build a song by night or day
Last Line: For she can take away the dread of things.


NAIL-TORN GOD       
Subject(s): Religion


NEED OF THE HOUR       
First Line: Fling forth the triple-colored flag to dare
Last Line: We need the faith to go a path untrod, %the power to be alone and vote with god
Subject(s): Patriotism


NEW TRINITY       
First Line: Three things must a man possess if his soul would live


NO SANCTUARY       
First Line: Over the hills with terror-cry
Subject(s): Animals


OPPORTUNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: In an old city by the storied shores
Last Line: "o traveler, tomorrow is too late!"
Subject(s): Opportunity


OUR DEATHLESS DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: How shall we honor them?
Last Line: These things will build our dead unwasting obelisk
Subject(s): Death; Praise;memory


OUR ISRAFEL       
First Line: The sad great gifts the austere muses bring -


PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: O brother, lift a cry, a long world cry
Last Line: To end it in the sacred name of man!
Subject(s): Peace; Social Protest; War


PEACE (2)       
First Line: What was the first prophetic word that rang


PILGRIM       
First Line: Man becomes a pilgrim of the universe
Subject(s): Religion


POET       
First Line: His home is on the heights; to him
Subject(s): Religion


POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: She comes like the hush and beauty of the night
Last Line: From worlds before and after.


POWER       
First Line: All worlds lie folded in the arms of power
Last Line: Downward on man at some imperious call %and gives him power to perish for his dreams


PREPAREDNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: For all your days prepare
Last Line: When you are the hammer, strike.


REVELATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I made a pilgrimage to find the god
Last Line: Saw his bright hand send signals from the suns.
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology


RHYME FOR THANKSGIVING DAY       
First Line: I count up in this hour of cheer


RULES FOR THE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand straight: / step firmly, throw your weight
Last Line: The earth is friendly as a mother's breast.


SAINT PATRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Wandered from the antrim hills
Last Line: With the druid groves of oak.
Subject(s): St. Patrick's Day


SAN FRANCISCO DESOLATE       
First Line: A graon of earth in labor-pain


SING A WHILE LONGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Has the bright sun set,
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


SONG FOR HEROES       
First Line: A song for the heroes who saw the sign
Subject(s): Heroism


SONG OF VICTORY       
First Line: But now above the thunder of the drums
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


SONG TO A TREE       
First Line: Give me the dance of your boughs, o tree
Last Line: Your comrade on the way


SOWER       
First Line: Soon will the lonesome cricket by the stone


STONE REJECTED       
First Line: For years it had been trampled in the street
Last Line: That long has lighted up an altar-place


SWUNG TO THE VOID       
First Line: Once, suddenly, I found myself alone


TASK THAT IS GIVEN TO YOU       
First Line: To each one is given a marble to carve for the wall


THANKSGIVING       
First Line: I thank thee, father, for this sky


THANKSGIVING ROSARY       
First Line: A roof so low I lose no strain


THE ANGELUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Far through the lilac sky the angelus bell
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE ASCENSION    Poem Text    
First Line: In the gray dawn they left jerusalem
Subject(s): Ascension Day


THE CHANT OF THE VULTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: We are circling, glad of the battle: we joy in the smell of the smoke
Last Line: We tell all the winds of their glory: we publish their fame with a croak!
Subject(s): Vultures; War


THE CHRIST OF THE ANDES    Poem Text    
First Line: After volcanoes husht with snows
Subject(s): Holidays; Jesus Christ; Veterans Day


THE CLIMB OF LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a feel of all things flowing
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE CONSECRATION OF THE COMMON WAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The hills that had been lone and lean
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


THE CRICKET    Poem Text    
First Line: The twilight is the morning of his day
Subject(s): Crickets


THE DARING ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: I would my soul were like the bird
Subject(s): Birds


THE DAY AND THE WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: To each man is given a day and his work for the day
Last Line: So your work is awaiting: it has waited through ages for you.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


THE DESIRE OF NATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Earth will go back to her lost youth
Last Line: More than the light of law that rose on rome.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Nations; Peace


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, great it is to believe the dream
Last Line: "and say at the end, ""the dream is true!"
Subject(s): Dreams; Faith; Nightmares; Belief; Creed


THE ERRAND IMPERIOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: But harken, my america, my own
Subject(s): Patriotism


THE FATE OF THE FUR FOLK    Poem Text    
First Line: Early, while the east is pale
Subject(s): Animals


THE FATHER'S BUSINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who puts back into place a fallen bar
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE FLYING MIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I watch afar the moving mystery
Subject(s): Nature


THE HEART'S RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: When darkened hours come crowding fast
Last Line: Folding his happy sheep and knowing all his tasks are done.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Shepherds & Shepherdesses


THE JOY OF THE HILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: I ride on the mountain tops, I ride
Last Line: My body's a bough in the wind, my heart a bird!
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE LAST FURROW    Poem Text    
First Line: The spirit of earth with still, restoring hands
Last Line: Yet are the bleak graves lonely in the rain.


THE LIZARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I sit among the hoary trees
Last Line: The circle of eternal youth.
Subject(s): Lizards


THE MAN UNDER THE STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I see a workingman with mouths to feed
Subject(s): Justice


THE MAN WITH THE HOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Last Line: After the silence of the centuries?
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Farm Life; Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Mankind; Millet, Jean Francois (1814-1875); Oppression; Paintings & Painters; Religion; Social Protest; Soldiers; Agriculture; Farmers; Liberty; Work; Workers; Human Race; Theology


THE MAN WITH THE HOE OUTWITTED    Poem Text    
First Line: He drew a circle that shut me out
Last Line: We drew a circle that took him in!
Variant Title(s): Outwitted
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Labor & Laborers; Clemency; Work; Workers


THE MIGHTY HUNDRED YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the hour of man: new pruposes
Subject(s): Patriotism


THE NEED OF THE HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Fling forth the triple-colored flag to dare
Subject(s): Patriotism


THE NIGHT MOTHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the night to my mountain porch they came
Last Line: Why this rich beauty wandering the night?
Subject(s): Moths


THE PANTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon shears up on tahoe now
Last Line: Across the caverns of the night!
Variant Title(s): Paid In Full
Subject(s): Panthers


THE PLACE OF PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: At the heart of the cyclone tearing the sky
Last Line: In the hollow of god's palm.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE POET    Poem Text    
First Line: His home is on the heights; to him
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Gone is the city, gone the day
Last Line: The wise man said.


THE SONG OF THE SHEPHERDS    Poem Text    
First Line: It was near the first cock-crowing
Last Line: Lord of peoples, light of nations, elder brother, tender friend.
Subject(s): Christmas; Jesus Christ; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Nativity, The


THE TOILERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Their blind feet drift in the darkness, and no one is leading
Last Line: Or flung as a meat to the cannons that hunger in battle.


THE WALL STREET PIT, MAY, 1901    Poem Text    
First Line: I see a hell of faces surge and whirl
Last Line: And, under all, the silence of the dead!
Subject(s): Business; Stock Exchange; Wall Street, New York City; Businessmen; Businesswomen


THE WHIRLWIND ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: The muses wrapt in mysteries of light
Last Line: The whirlwind road of song if they would know.


THE WORLD-PURPOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Men sadly say that love's high dream is vain
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THEY WAIT FOR YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Look not, o friend, with unavailing tears
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


THEY WAIT FOR YOU       
First Line: Look not, o friend, with unavailing tears
Subject(s): Hope


TO A YOUNG MAN       
First Line: I do not say to you, be rich


TO HELEN KELLER - HUMANITARIAN, SOCIAL DEMOCRAT, GREAT SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Fate laid upon you silence and the night
Last Line: God knows that I am with you in this fight!
Subject(s): Fate; Hope; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Life; Destiny; Optimism


TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD       
First Line: Hail to the hero of the arctic dare
Subject(s): Science


TWO AT A FIRESIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: I built a chimney for a comrade old
Last Line: Yet all the way I glowed before the fire.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


TWO TAVERNS       
First Line: I remember how I lay


VERMIN IN THE DARK       
First Line: In storied venice, down whose rippling streets


VICTORY IN DEFEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Defeat may serve as well as victory
Last Line: To stretch our spaces in the heart for joy.
Subject(s): Defeat; Grief; Happiness; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight


VIRGILIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Had we two gone down the world together
Last Line: Forgotten in the sea.


WALT WHITMAN       
First Line: O shaggy god of the ground, barbaric pan!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


WALT WHITMAN       
First Line: O shaggy god of the ground, barbaric pan!
Last Line: And leave you in your immortality
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


WE HAVE BROKEN OUR BREAD TOGETHER       


WIND AND LYRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou art the wind and I the lyre
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


WIND AND LYRE       
First Line: Thou art the wind and I the lyre
Last Line: Light my soul to the mother-sea
Subject(s): Religion


WORLD-PURPOSE       
First Line: Men sadly say that love's high dream is vain
Subject(s): Religion


YOUNG LINCOLN    Poem Text    
First Line: Men saw no portents on that winter night
Last Line: To bend the law to let his mercy out.
Variant Title(s): The Coming Of Lincoln
Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States


YOUR TEARS       
First Line: I dare not ask your very all