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Smith, Florence   
5 poems available by this author


DISTANT ALPS       
First Line: But I must leave thee, italy! Today
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains


RAINBOW SONGS, SELS.       


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: How pleasant it is that always
Last Line: Heaven is older than you!


THE DISTANT ALPS    Poem Text    
First Line: But I must leave thee, italy! Today
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


UNREQUITING       
First Line: I cannot love thee, but I hold thee dear



Smith, Florence Margaret    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Stevie
221 poems available by this author


ABOMINABLE LAKE       
First Line: Deep in the still mysterious waters of the lake a world lies drowned
Last Line: A freedom unthought, manumission unhoped, undesired


ADMIRE CRANMER!       
First Line: Admire the old man, admire him, admire him
Last Line: That wrote the prayer book, %(admire him!) %and made the flames burn crueller. Admire cranmer!
Subject(s): Cranmer, Thomas, Archbishop Canterbury


ADVICE TO YOUNG CHILDREN       
First Line: Children who paddle where the ocean bed shelves steeply
Last Line: Let it in at one ear and out at the other


AFTER-THOUGHT       
First Line: Rapunzel rapunzel let down your hair
Last Line: That's odd. I can hear you quite distinctly


AIRY CHRIST       
First Line: Who is this that comes in splendour, coming from the blazing
Last Line: Because he died; he only wishes they would hear him sing
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


ALL THINGS PASS       
Last Line: Love and mankind is grass


ALONE IN THE WOODS       
First Line: Alone in the woods I felt
Last Line: More and more %in the wrong direction
Subject(s): Environment; Nature; Trees


AMBASSADOR       
First Line: Underneath the broad hat is the face of the ambassador
Last Line: Sometimes he rises into the air and flies silently


ANGEL BOLEY       
First Line: There was a wicked woman called malady festing
Last Line: She did evil that good might come'. May god be merciful


ANIMULA, VAGULA, BLANDULA       
First Line: Little soul so sleek and smiling
Last Line: Growing paler now and languid %and not joking as you used to?


ARCHIE AND TINA       
Last Line: I remember %such pleasure, so much pleasure


AUTUMN       
First Line: He told his life story to mrs courtly
Last Line: But we can have some conversation before it is too late


AWAY, MELANCHOLY       
First Line: Away, melancholy, %away with it, let it go
Last Line: Away with it, let it go


BAG-SNATCHING IN DUBLIN       
First Line: Sisley %walked so nicely
Last Line: Murderer her for 6/6
Subject(s): Murder; Villains In Literature


BEREAVED SWAN       
First Line: Wan %swan
Last Line: The swan saith
Subject(s): Birds; Swans


BLACK MARCH       
First Line: I have a friend
Last Line: A breath of fresh air, %a change for you


BLACK MARCH       
First Line: I have a friend %at the end
Last Line: A breath of fresh air, %a change for you


BLUE FROM HEAVEN       
First Line: King arthur rode in another world
Last Line: He has gone to ride in the blue light %of the peculiar towering cornflowers


BOG-FACE       
First Line: Dear little bog-face
Last Line: And mother, I shall be glad when it is over, %I am bog-face


BOTTLE OF ASPIRINS       
First Line: I look at the bottle, when mournful I feel
Last Line: D' ou il etait),-'two hundred and I am freed,' %he said, 'from anxiety


BROKEN HEART       
First Line: He told me he loved me
Last Line: Twelve crimson roses %as red as my blood


BUT MURDEROUS       
First Line: A mother slew her unborn babe
Last Line: (as, item, that the arrogance of a half-baked mind %breeds murder; makes us all unkind


BYE BABY BOTHER       
Last Line: Oh would the day that died first when you were born
Subject(s): Hate


CAT ASKS MOUSE OUT       
First Line: Mrs mouse
Last Line: Bring the little mice too %and we can run to and fro


CELTS       
First Line: I think of the celts as rather a whining lady
Last Line: All the same she is not so beautiful as she was
Subject(s): Celts


CELTS       
First Line: I think of the celts as rather a whining lady
Last Line: All the same she is not so beautiful as she was


CHILDE ROLANDINE       
First Line: Dark was the day for childe rolandine the artist
Last Line: Childe rolandine bowed her head and in the evening %drew the picture of the spirit from heaven


CHRISTMAS       
First Line: A child is born, they cry, a child
Last Line: And he is born to make men wild
Subject(s): Christmas


COCK-A-DOO       
First Line: I love to hear the cock crow in
Last Line: Coming this hot day with a butcher's edge %it would spell death
Subject(s): Birds


COME, DEATH (2)       
First Line: I feel ill. What can the matter be?
Last Line: Come death. Do not be slow


COMMUTED SENTENCE       
First Line: Shut not me alive away
Last Line: Here is all straight and narrow as a tomb %oh shut me not within a little room


COMPANY       
First Line: Rise from your bed of languor
Last Line: Sweet death it is only you I can %constrain for company


CONVENTIONALIST       
First Line: Fourteen-year-old, why must you giggle and dote
Last Line: I giggle and dote in season
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Teenagers


CONVICTION (1)       
First Line: Christ died for god and me
Last Line: For god an explanation %for me salvation


CONVICTION (2)       
First Line: I walked abroad in easter park
Last Line: I knew my lord was risen again, - %wild dog, wild dog, you bark in vain


CONVICTION (3)       
First Line: The shadow was so black
Last Line: Illusion is a freak %of mind; %the cat's to seek


CONVICTION (4)       
First Line: I like to get off with people
Last Line: I tell you, in all the world %there is no bliss like this
Subject(s): Love


CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR. HARRISON IN NEWCASTLE       
First Line: Sholto peach harrison you are no son of mine


DEAR FEMALE HEART       
First Line: Dear female heart, I am sorry for you
Last Line: You may also look most absurd with a miserable face
Subject(s): Women


DEAR KARL       
First Line: Dear karl, I send you walt whitman in a sixpenny book
Last Line: Between lunchtime and dinner. Bon voyage, karl, bonvoyage


DEAR MUSE       
First Line: Dear muse, the happy hours we have spent together
Last Line: Meanwhile I am your most obliging confidante


DEATH BEREAVES OUR COMMON MOTHER NATURE GRIEVES ...       
First Line: Lamb dead, dead lamb
Last Line: Can I see lamb dead as mutton %and not care a solitary button?


DEATH SENTENCE       
First Line: Cold as no plea
Last Line: The law allows it %and the court awards
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Crime And Criminals; Human Rights; Law And Lawyers; Prisons And Prisoners


DEEPLY MORBID       
First Line: Deeply morbid deeply morbid was the girl who typed the
Last Line: And as I bless sweet turner's name %I wish that I could do the same


DESERTER       
First Line: The world is come upon me, I used to keep it a long way off
Last Line: I shall quite simply never speak to the fellow again


DIRGE       
First Line: From a friend's friend I taste friendship
Last Line: I do not fear the night above, %as I fear the friends below
Subject(s): Friendship


DISTRACTIONS AND THE HUMAN CROWD       
First Line: Ormerod was deeply troubled
Last Line: Distractions and the human crowd


DO NOT!       
First Line: Do not despair of man, and do not scold him
Last Line: If judge you must, but with compassion see life, %or else, of yourself despairing, flee strife


DO TAKE MURIEL OUT       
Last Line: She will not complain %when you dance her over the blasted heath


DREAM OF COMPARISON       
First Line: Two ladies walked on the soft green grass
Last Line: And they talked until nightfall, %but the difference between them was radical


DRUGS MADE PAULINE VAGUE       
Last Line: What a handsome couple they made


EDMONTON, THY CEMETERY       
Last Line: Ah me, the countless dead, ah me %the countless countless dead


EGOCENTRIC       
First Line: What care I if good god be
Last Line: What care I if good god be %if he be not good to me?


EMILY WRITES SUCH A GOOD LETTER       
First Line: Mabel was married last week
Last Line: They must be a great comfort to you %phoebe and rose


ENG.       
First Line: What has happened to the young men of eng.?
Last Line: They would not mind having babies: %it is unkind %of nature to lag behind


ENGINE DRAIN       
First Line: It was the mighty engine drain, the engine drain, the engine
Last Line: And droppt'em in the cruel salt sea, %the cruel salt sea


ENGLISH       
First Line: Many of the english
Last Line: It is not noticeable, but be careful, %they are infective


EXEAT       
First Line: I remember the roman emperor, one of the cruellest of them
Last Line: Then he may commit suicide, then %he may go


FACE       
First Line: There is a face I know too well
Last Line: You well may say that better far %this face had not been born


FAFNIR AND THE KNIGHTS       
First Line: In the quiet waters
Subject(s): Knights And Knighthood


FAIRY STORY       
First Line: I went into the wood one day
Last Line: But now I am home again there is nobody I know


FAREWELL       
First Line: Farewell dear friends %I loved you so much
Last Line: Farewell all fair universes %in far places
Subject(s): Life Change Events


FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME       
First Line: Forgive me forgive me my heart is my own
Last Line: There is no friend beside me no lover at hand %no footstep but mine in my desert of sand


FORGOT!       
First Line: There is a fearful solitude
Last Line: Some charge that he might be about, %but oh he felt that he was quite forgot


FREDDY       
First Line: Nobody knows what I feel about freddy
Last Line: There's all tom tiddler's time pocket %for his love and mine


FRIENDS OF THE RIVER TRENT       
First Line: A dwindling body of ageing fish
Last Line: And may we do the same, my boys, %and carry us to a natural death


FROG PRINCE       
First Line: I am a frog
Last Line: But I cannot be heavenly, %only disenchanted people %can be heavenly
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Love


FROM THE GREEK       
First Line: To many men strange fates are given
Last Line: But the worst fate of all(tra la) %'s to have no fate at all(tra la)


GALLOPING CAT       
First Line: Oh I am a cat that likes to
Last Line: To pity a cat like me that %gallops about doing good


GOD AND MAN       
First Line: Man is my darling, my love and my pain
Last Line: Do not come till I call, though thou weariest first


GOD SPEAKS       
First Line: I made man with too many faults. Yet I love him
Last Line: But he cannot come by wishing. Only by being already at %home here


GOD THE EATER       
First Line: There is a god in whom I do not believe
Last Line: And crunch and feed upon it and grow fat %eating my life all up as it is his


GOODNIGHT       
First Line: Miriam and horlick spend a great deal of time putting off going to bed
Last Line: With sorrow. Very well then. Goodnight


GOVERNESS       
First Line: The milky love of this bland child
Last Line: And now they spend the hours talking, %sometimes winding wool and sometimes walking


GRANGE       
First Line: Oh there hasn't been much change %at the grange
Last Line: But few goes that way somehow, %not now


GREAT UNAFFECTED VAMPIRES AND THE MOON       
First Line: It was a graveyard scene. The crescent moon


HAPPINESS       
First Line: Happiness is silent, or speaks equivocally for friends
Last Line: Grief like guilt rushes in and talks apace


HAROLD'S LEAP       
First Line: Harold, are you asleep


HEAVENLY CITY       
First Line: I sigh for the heavenly country
Last Line: And silver her streams
Subject(s): Heaven


HOUSE OF MERCY       
First Line: It was a house of female habitation
Last Line: It is a being of warmth I think; at heart %a house of mercy


HOW CRUEL IS THE STORY OF EVE       
Last Line: Oh dread nature, for your purpose, %to have made them love so
Subject(s): Adam And Eve; Bible


HOW DO YOU SEE?       
First Line: How do you see the holy spirit of god?
Last Line: It will be too much for us, we shall kill everybody


HUMAN AFFECTION       
First Line: Mother, I love you so
Last Line: And the love between them kept them warm
Subject(s): Children; Labor And Laborers; Mothers


HYMN TO THE SEAL       
First Line: Creature of god, thy coat
Last Line: Climb in full coat upon a rock %to breathe and to recline


I AM       
First Line: Far from normal far from normal far from normal I am
Last Line: Then he put his gun to his head and shot %crying absurdly, I am not


I COULD LET TOM GO - BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?'       
First Line: Since what you want, not what you ought
Last Line: I advise you, amelia, to persevere %with duty for your guide


I DO NOT SPEAK       
First Line: I do not ask for mercy for understanding for peace
Last Line: As in a coat of magic mail and borrow %from time today and care not for tomorrow


I HAD A DREAM       
First Line: I had a dream I was helen of troy
Last Line: But people are ghosts. When the pause finishes %I shall wake


I LIKE TO PLAY WITH HIM       
Last Line: Lost wounded and betrayed %oh that should have been only the beginning


I LOVE THE ENGLISH COUNTRY SCENE       
Last Line: Especially in august, when the flowers that might have lent a %lightness, don't; being gamboge or ma
Subject(s): Nature


I REMEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: It was my bridal night I remember
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences; Marriage; World War Ii; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Second World War


I REMEMBER       
First Line: It was my bridal night I remember
Last Line: Oh my bride, my bride
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences; Marriage; World War Ii


IF I LIE DOWN       
First Line: If I lie down upon my bed I must be here
Last Line: But if I lie down in my grave I may be elsewhere


IN MY DREAMS       
First Line: In my dreams I am always saying goodbye and riding away
Last Line: I am glad, I am glad, that my friends don't know what I think


IN PROTOCREATION       
Last Line: No oppression by informed mind %no knowledge and no human kind


IN THE NIGHT       
First Line: I longed for companionship rather
Last Line: I think only of the people I should like to bite


INFANT       
First Line: It was a cynical babe
Last Line: It was a cynical babe. Reader before you condemn, pause, %itwas a cynical babe. Not without cause


INFELICE       
First Line: Walking swiftly with a dreadful duchess
Last Line: I love you so much, my heart is singing


JUMBO       
First Line: Jumbo, jumbo, jumbo darling, jumbo come to mother
Last Line: It was quite wonderful how 'mother' loved the ugly thing


JUNGLE HUSBAND       
First Line: Dearest evelyn, I often think of you
Last Line: I'll say. So no more now, from your loving husband, wilfred


LADS OF THE VILLAGE       
First Line: The lads of the village, we read in the lay
Last Line: Or upon any field of experience where pain makes patterns %the poet slanders
Subject(s): Housman, Alfred Edward (1859-1936); Man-woman Relationships; Women's Rights


LADY 'ROGUE' SINGLETON       
First Line: Come, wed me, lady singleton
Last Line: What I feel for the elephants and the miasmas %and the general view


LE SINGE QUI SWING       
First Line: Outside the house
Last Line: Oh ho the swinging ape, %I love to see him gambol


LIGHTY BOUND       
First Line: You beastly child, I wish you had miscarried
Last Line: Do you suppose I shall say when I can go so easily?
Subject(s): Despair; Women


LITTLE BOY LOST       
First Line: The wood was rather old and dark
Last Line: Till hunger and darkness make an end
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology)


LITTLE BOY SICK       
First Line: I am not god's little lamb
Last Line: Thy countenance is full of light %and mine is dreary


LITTLE DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA       
First Line: Admirals curse-you and no-more
Last Line: I am sorry that all the little daughters of america %should be involved in a thing like this; upon m


LOIN DE L'ETRE       
First Line: You don't look at all well, quite loin de l'etre in fact
Last Line: And echo taking the form of a handsome young man %cried, loin de l'etre and took her away with him


LONGING FOR DEATH BECAUSE OF FEEBLENESS       
First Line: Oh would that I were a reliable spirit careering around
Last Line: Possibly travelling far and acquiring merit


LORD BARRENSTOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord barrenstock and epicene
Subject(s): Con Artists; Villains In Literature


LORD BARRENSTOCK       
First Line: Lord barrenstock and epicene
Last Line: Be good, my lord, since you can not be pretty
Subject(s): Con Artists; Villains In Literature


LORD SAY-AND-SEAL       
First Line: Lord say-and-seal, lord say-and-seal
Last Line: All the dark thoughts your words go over %to make a pretty bog-hole cover


LOT'S WIFE       
First Line: I long for the desolate valleys
Last Line: That no tree may shift to my sighing, %or breezes convey my moan
Subject(s): Sodom


LOVE ME       
First Line: Love me, love me, I cried to the rocks and the trees
Last Line: That the rocks will harp on for ever, and my love me never be %heard


MAGNA EST VERITAS       
First Line: With my looks I am bound to look simple or fast I would rather look simple
Last Line: Agreeing with that latin writer, great is truth and will prevail in a bit


MAJOR MACROO       
First Line: Major hawkaby cole macroo
Last Line: To cherish them and be neglected and not think it inhuman


MARRIAGE I THINK       
Last Line: To trouble her dreams by night and her dreams by day
Subject(s): Love


MOTHER       
First Line: I have a happy nature
Last Line: I enjoy every moment of my life,- %mother has been had


MOTHER LOVE       
First Line: Mother love is a mighty benefaction
Last Line: No money would bring the women to it
Subject(s): Mothers


MOTHER'S HEARSE       
First Line: The love of a mother for her child
Last Line: And all for a mother's love it was, %I say it were better a mother's hearse


MOTHER, AMONG THE DUSTBINS       
First Line: Mother, among the dustbins and the manure
Last Line: Can you question the folly of man in the creation of god? %who are you
Subject(s): God


MR. OVER       
First Line: Mr. Over is dead
Last Line: Happy the dead
Subject(s): Death


MRS ARBUTHNOT       
First Line: Mrs arbuthnot was a poet
Last Line: Nobody writes or wishes to %who is one with their desire


MRS. SIMPKINS       
First Line: Mrs. Simpkins never had very much to do
Last Line: And now she has to polish the floors of westminster county hall for all her daily bread


MURDERER       
First Line: My true love breathed her latest breath
Last Line: She was not like other girls - rather diffident, %and that is how we had an accident


MY CAT MAJOR       
First Line: Major is a fine cat
Last Line: Oh major is a fine cat %he walks cleverly %and what is he at, my fine cat? %no one can see


MY CATS       
First Line: I like to toss him up and down
Last Line: Hey brown and fry and hyde my cats %that sit on tombstone for your mats


MY HAT       
First Line: Mother said if I wore this hat
Last Line: So in this early morning land I always wear my hat %go home,you see, well I wouldn't run a risk like
Subject(s): Hats


MY HAT       
First Line: Mother said if I wore this hat
Last Line: Go home, you see, well I wouldn't run a risk like that


MY MUSE       
First Line: My muse sits forlorn
Last Line: When I am happy I live and despise writing %for my muse this cannot but be dispiriting


MY SOUL       
First Line: In the flame of the flickering fire
Last Line: To the cat his kind from the womb born blind, %and to the lord my soul


NATURE AND FREE ANIMALS       
First Line: I will forgive you everything
Last Line: What with nature and free animals on the one side %and you on the other, %I hardly know I'm alive


NEVER AGAIN       
First Line: Never again will I weep
Last Line: And I will say to him: %father, I have had enough


NEW AGE       
First Line: Shall I tell you the signs of a new age coming?
Last Line: Oh heavens how these crying people spoil the beautiful %geological scene


NO CATEGORIES!       
First Line: I cry I cry
Last Line: Oh no categories I pray!


NODDING       
First Line: Tizdal my beautiful cat
Last Line: Simply by coming to this- %cat, night, fire-and a girl nodding


NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Nobody heard him, the dead man
Subject(s): Death; Drowning; Dead, The


NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING       
First Line: Nobody heard him, the dead man
Last Line: I was much too far out all my life %and not waving but drowning
Subject(s): Death; Drowning


NOT WE OF HER TO HIM       
First Line: He said no word of her to us
Last Line: Which makes us feel helpful, until %the silence comes again


NOURISH ME ON AN EGG       
First Line: Nourish me on an egg, nanny
Last Line: Bring me a glass of stout %and close my eyes in sleep


NOW PINE-NEEDLES       


NUMBERS       
First Line: A thousand and fifty-one waves
Last Line: One skylight looks on the sky %in that skylight's sky is one seagull


O PUG!       
First Line: O pug, some people do not like you
Last Line: How one's heart goes out to you!


OH CHRISTIANITY, CHRISTIANITY       
Last Line: Oh what do you mean, what do yhou mean? %you never answer our questions


OH GRATEFUL COLOURS, BRIGHT LOOKS!       
First Line: The grass is green
Last Line: The landscape of the dead %is colourless


ON THE DEATH OF A GERMAN PHILOSOPHER       
First Line: He wrote the I and the it
Last Line: He died at marienbad %and now we are all at sea
Subject(s): Marienbad, Czech Republic


ORPHAN REFORMED       
First Line: The orphan is looking for parents
Last Line: Now the people do not mind, now they %say she is a mild tease


OUR BOG IS DOOD       
First Line: Our bog is dood, our bog is dood
Last Line: The sea that soon should drown them all, %that never yet drowned me


OUR OFFICE CAT       
First Line: Our office cat is a happy cat
Last Line: And every one has been adopted into happy homes %by our cat-loving britons


OUT OF TIME       
First Line: It is a formal and deserted garden
Last Line: I have spent here the time of three men's lives %and am not dead
Subject(s): Nature


PAD, PAD       
First Line: I always remember your beautiful flowers
Last Line: The years have taken from me. Softly I go now, pad pad


PAPA LOVE BABY       
First Line: My mother was a romantic girl
Last Line: I could not grieve %but I think I was somewhat to blame
Subject(s): Child Molesting


PARROT       
First Line: The old sick green parrot
Last Line: Waiting for death to come. %pray heaven it wont be long


PAST       
First Line: People who are always praising the past
Last Line: Ought to go and live in the middle ages %and be burnt at the stake as witches and sages


PERSIAN'       
First Line: The gas fire
Last Line: You and your friends


POETS ARE SILENT       
First Line: There's no new spirit abroad
Last Line: And I say that it is to the poets' merit %to be silent about the war


POOR SOUL, POOR GIRL!       
First Line: I cannot imagine anything nicer
Last Line: Nobody cares whether I am alive or dead


PRETTY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Why is the word pretty so underrated?
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


PRETTY       
First Line: Why is the word pretty so underrated?
Last Line: And so be delivered entirely from humanity %this is prettiest of all, it is very pretty
Subject(s): Language


PRETTY       
First Line: Why is the word pretty so underrated?
Last Line: This is prettiest of all, it is very pretty


PROGRESSION       
First Line: I fell in love with major spruce
Last Line: He died. Didn't I tell you? %he was the last of the spruces,%and about time too


REASON       
First Line: My life is vile
Last Line: It is because I can't make up my mind %if god is good, impotent or unkind


RECOGNITION NOT ENOUGH       
First Line: Sin recognized-but that-may keep us humble
Last Line: But oh, it keeps us nasty


REVERSIONARY       
First Line: The lion dishonoured bids death come
Last Line: The lion dead, his pride no less, %the world inherits wormliness


RIVER GOD       
First Line: I may be smelly and I may be old
Last Line: If she wishes to go I will not forgive her
Subject(s): Nature; Rivers


SATIN-CLAD       
First Line: Satin-clad, with many a pearl
Last Line: Does she weep? Her tears are crystal, %and she counts them as they fall


SCORPION       
First Line: This night shall thy soul be required of thee
Last Line: Scorpion so wishes to be gone


SEA-WIDOW       
First Line: How fares it with you, mrs cooper my bride?
Last Line: What is his name? Tell me! How does he dare? %he comes uninvited. His name is despair


SHE SAID       
First Line: She said as she tumbled the baby in
Last Line: Do you expect me always to be responsible for you?


SILENCE AND TEARS       
First Line: The tears of the widow of the military man
Last Line: Best not put it to the test. Silence and tears are convenient


SINGING CAT       
First Line: It was a little captive cat
Last Line: In the love his beauty bringeth
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


SOLDIER DEAR TO US       
First Line: It was the war
Last Line: For a memorial of the soldier dear to us he was


SOME ARE BORN       
First Line: Some are born to peace and joy
Last Line: But only for a day as we %shall not be here tomorrow


SONGE D'ATHALIE       
First Line: It was a dream and shouldn't I bother about a dream?
Last Line: Nothing but the mangled flesh and the breaking bones %of a body that the dogs tearing quarrelled ove


SOUVENIR DE MONSIEUR POOP       
First Line: I am the self-appointed guardian of english literature
Last Line: And I do not deem it advisable, in the interests of the editor %to whom I am spatially contracted, %
Subject(s): Literature


SOUVENIR DE MONSIEUR POOP       
First Line: I am the self-appointed guardian of english literature
Last Line: And I do not deem it advisable, in the interests of the editor to whom I am %spatially contracted, %


SPANISH SCHOOL       
First Line: The painters of spain
Last Line: To give a more %genial atmosphere %and a little jam %for thepill- %but still


STUDY TO DESERVE DEATH       
First Line: Study to deserve death, they only may
Last Line: I say endure, but that such end denied %makes welcomer yet the death that's to be died


SUBURBAN CLASSES       
First Line: There is far too much of the suburban classes
Last Line: Tell them it's smart to be dead and won't hurt %and they'll gobble up drug as they gobble up dirt


SUNT LEONES       
First Line: The lions who ate the christians on the sands of the arena
Last Line: And so our debt to lionhood must never be forgotten


TENDER ONLY TO ONE       
Last Line: From the icy shroud %his name, his name is death


TENUOUS AND PRECARIOUS       
First Line: Tenusous and precarious %were my guardians
Last Line: My name is finis, %finis, finis, %I am finis, %six, five,four, three, two, %one roman, %finis


THE CELTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I think of the celts as rather a whining lady
Subject(s): Celts


THE FROG PRINCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I am a frog
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Love


THE RIVER GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: I may be smelly and I may be old
Subject(s): Nature; Rivers


THIS ENGLISHWOMAN       
First Line: This englishwoman is so refined
Last Line: She has no bosom and no behind
Subject(s): Women


THIS IS DISGRACEFUL AND ABOMINABLE       
First Line: Of all the disgraceful and abominable things
Last Line: Weep the disgraces. Forbid the abominations


THOUGHT IS SUPERIOR       
First Line: Thought is superior to dress and circumstance
Last Line: And what is the greatest thought since the world begun? %galileo's discovery that the earth goes rou


THOUGHTS ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL HELL       
First Line: Is it not interesting to see
Last Line: Oh oh have none of it, %blow it away, have done with it
Subject(s): Social Protest


THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PERSON FROM PORLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Coleridge received the person from porlock
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Poetry & Poets


THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PERSON FROM PORLOCK       
First Line: Coleridge received the person from porlock
Last Line: Then you will be practically unconscious without positively %having to go
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Poetry And Poets


TO AN AMERICAN PUBLISHER       
First Line: You say I must write another book? But I've just written this
Last Line: You liked it so much that's the reason? Read it again then


TO CARRY THE CHILD       
First Line: To carry the child into adult life
Last Line: But peer outside of his prison room %with the eye of an anarchist?
Subject(s): Children


TO DEAN INGE LECTURING ON ORIGEN       
First Line: Listen, all of you, listen, all of you
Last Line: Oh, if that wise man's word was not blurred, %not dimmed


TO SCHOOL!       
First Line: Let all the little poets be gathered together in classes
Last Line: Why look already how far off she has flown, she is no fool


TO THE TUNE OF THE COVENTRY CAROL    Poem Text    
First Line: The nearly right
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


TO THE TUNE OF THE COVENTRY CAROL       
First Line: The nearly right
Last Line: Forget him and forget her
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


TORQUEMADA       
First Line: Uncle torquemada
Last Line: Does beppo know about jesus?


TRUE TYRANT OR THE SPIRIT OF DUTY REBUKED       
First Line: Oh my darling goosey-gander
Last Line: Through the grass-enchained door, %the grassy door


UNPOPULAR, LONELY AND LOVING       
Last Line: For if she were not so loving, %she would not be so miserable


UP AND DOWN       
First Line: Up and down the streets they go
Last Line: Of all the noise that doth offend %my soul. Still night, doncloak, descend


VALUABLE (AFTER READING TWO PARAGRAPHS IN A NEWSPAPER)       
First Line: All these illegitimate babies
Last Line: If everybody says he is valuable %it will be comforting for him


VILLAINS       
First Line: Profit and batten
Last Line: Sing batten and profit %if you've got a hat, doff it


VOICE FROM THE TOMB (1)       
First Line: Here lies a poet who would not write
Last Line: There's no pen, paper, notion, %and no time


VOICE FROM THE TOMB (2)       
First Line: I trod a foreign path, dears
Last Line: And feelings beyond cause, %and tears without a reason %and so was lost


VOICE FROM THE TOMB (3)       
First Line: Such evidence I have of indifference
Last Line: But this heart is not cold, it never has been cold, %it never, never, never has been cold


VOICE FROM THE TOMB (4)       
First Line: I died for lack of company
Last Line: Oh why would they not speak to me %yet said they loved me so?


VOICE FROM THE TOMB (5)       
First Line: You never heard of me, I dare
Last Line: Say. Well, I'm here


VOICES AGAINST ENGLAND IN THE NIGHT       
First Line: England, you had better go
Last Line: Put off her governing garment and be better dressed %in a shroud, a shroud? O history turn thy pages


WANDERER       
First Line: Twas the voice of the wanderer, I heard her exclaim
Last Line: You have weaned me too soon, you must nurse me again
Subject(s): Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)


WAS HE MARRIED?       
First Line: Was he married, did he try
Last Line: A larger one will be when men %love love and hate hate but doe not deify them? %it will be a larger


WAS IT NOT CURIOUS?       
First Line: Was it not curious of augustin
Last Line: As it was wicked of them


WEAK MONK       
First Line: The monk sat in his den
Last Line: For this the monk is to blame


WHITE THOUGHT       
First Line: I shall be glad to be silent, mother, and hear you speak
Last Line: They will shine as a white worm shines under a green boulder


WHY ARE THE CLERGY ... ?       
First Line: Why are the clergy of the church of england
Last Line: Then I cry, and not for the first time to that smooth face %charity, have pity


WHY DO I       
Last Line: Sweet death, kind death, %of all the gods you are best
Subject(s): Life Change Events


WILD DOG       
First Line: The city dog goes to the drinking trough
Last Line: And at night he sleeps in the dark wood


WORD       
First Line: My heart leaps up with streams of joy
Last Line: This fear has turned my joy into a frown


WRETCHED WOMAN       
First Line: Wretched woman that thou art
Last Line: With thy misery and graft %and thy lack of household craft


YES, I KNOW       
First Line: That pale face stretches across the centuries
Last Line: Yes, I know. I knew her brother cesare %once. But only for a short time


ZOO       
First Line: The lion sits within his cage
Last Line: And that is why his eyes are red %considering his talents are misused