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De La Mare, Walter John    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
1291 poems available by this author


#NAME?       
First Line: Little pollie pillikins
Last Line: Polllie, spare a crumb!'
Subject(s): Mice


...'MR. BLANK, IT APPEARS, WAS A WRITER OF SHOCKERS'...       
First Line: The fire had drowsed to a sullen heat
Last Line: Have we ,mapped out a 'plot' round a similar case!'


...ALL GONE...'       
First Line: Age takes in pitiless hands
Last Line: That's what they say to me!


29-FEB       
First Line: Odd, waif-like day, the changeling of
Last Line: Seize thy prerogative!


A FIDDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The mild noon air of spring again
Last Line: Forgets his maker in the made?'


A POOR NATURAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lieth a poor natural
Last Line: Wherein to attire a natural.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


A PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: When with day's woes night haunts wake-weary eyes
Last Line: For the happy, the beautiful, the good, the wise?
Subject(s): Prayer


A ROBIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ghost-grey the fall of night
Subject(s): Robins


A SIGN    Poem Text    
First Line: How shall I know when the end of things is coming?
Last Line: And the end of things coming.


A SONG OF ENCHANTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: A song of enchantment I sang me there
Last Line: On the wood and the pool and the elder tree.


A TRUE-BLUE BROADSIDE OF '14    Poem Text    
First Line: And what's the news, mr. Sergeant, what news, my soldier man?'
Last Line: With a leetle more broth than he meant to spare 'twixt petersburg and france.'
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


A WIDOW'S WEEDS    Poem Text    
First Line: A poor old widow in her weeds
Last Line: A poor old widow in her weeds.


A-TISHOO    Poem Text    
First Line: Sneeze, pretty: sneeze, dainty
Last Line: A-tishoo!'


ABANDONED CHURCH       
First Line: Roofless and eyeless, weed-sodden, dank, old, cold
Last Line: Lambs bleated from their fold


ABSALOM       
First Line: Vain, proud, rebellious prince, thy treacherous hair
Last Line: The loveliest still is thine


ABSENCE (1)       
First Line: When thou art absent
Last Line: By sorrow bestead
Subject(s): Absence


ABSENCE (2)       
First Line: What, autumn, friend! And she not yet back?
Last Line: With, 'there's one goodbye must be the last.'
Subject(s): Absence


ACCOMPANIMENT       
First Line: The man in the hat (whom you see in the picture)
Last Line: Troll out an amen ere they part for the night


ADIEU       
First Line: Had these eyes never seen you
Last Line: Would cry, false!


AFRAID       
First Line: Here lies, but seven years old, or little maid
Last Line: And when nor moon nor stars do, shine, draw near!


AFTERMATH       
First Line: How strange that victory
Last Line: Which had almost ceased to beat!


AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: This ugly old crone
Last Line: Like a sea -- the storm gone.


AGE AND CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: She stooped with serious eyes
Last Line: Summoning me.


AGES AGO    Poem Text    
First Line: Launcelot loved guinevere
Last Line: And give his thinking grace.


AH, MOMOTOMBO!       
First Line: Ah, momotombo, would I might
Last Line: I can't refrain a smile


AH, STRANGER, BREATHE A SIGH       


AHKH       
First Line: At full moon in cold khamchatka
Last Line: Who can tell?


ALAS (1)       
First Line: Alas, dear wife
Last Line: To rest with thee


ALAS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: One moment take thy rest
Last Line: Sighing, alas!


ALAS, ALACK!    Poem Text    
First Line: Ann, ann! / come! Quick as you can!
Last Line: And sank him back.


ALEXANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: It was the great alexander
Last Line: Of the sea-maids clear?


ALICE HEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep sound, mistress hew!
Last Line: Sleep sound, mistress hew!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ALICE RODD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lyeth our infant, alice rodd
Last Line: And now we weepe no more than we forget.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ALILCE CASS    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother bore me
Last Line: Of its youthful soul.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ALL BUT BLIND       


ALL HALLOWE'EN       
First Line: It was not with delight
Last Line: Hieing off home


ALL HOT'       
First Line: Brooding he stands
Last Line: Can ever hope to find him!


ALL SWEET FLOWERS       


ALL THAT'S PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Very old are the woods
Last Line: Of amaranth lie.
Subject(s): Past


ALL THE FUN       
First Line: Here's all the fun of the fair! Come buy!
Last Line: The gypsy-boy in the van


ALL THE WAY       
First Line: All the way from adam
Last Line: In our orchard, now


ALONE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: A very old woman
Last Line: In the hollow wall.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


ALONE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The abode of the nightingale is bare
Last Line: It is winter.
Subject(s): Grief; Love; Solitude; Sorrow; Sadness; Loneliness


ALONE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: No sound over the deep, only the desolate foam
Last Line: Cry low, sad, keen, in so deep a peace, your dear name, once, in the height.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


ALULVAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun is clear of bird and cloud
Last Line: The doom of lone alulvan!'
Subject(s): Banshees


AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies a most beautiful lady
Last Line: This lady of the west country?
Subject(s): Beauty; Epitaphs; Transience; Impermanence


AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Last, stone, a little yet
Last Line: Sharing in solitude her dreams with thee.
Subject(s): Beauty; Epitaphs; Transience; Impermanence


ANALYSTS'       
First Line: They too came nature's way
Last Line: By strum - strum - strumming on one note, called sex


ANATOMY    Poem Text    
First Line: By chance my fingers, resting on my face
Last Line: How much death does: and yet can do no more.


AND SO TO BED       
First Line: Night-night, my precious!'; 'sweet dreams, sweet!'
Last Line: Then turned to face night's terrors overhead


AND THERE SHE IS (ON THE OTHER SIDE)       


AND THERE, MAYBE TO MOCK THE EYE       
Last Line: How rational is the honey bee!


AND WHEN AT LAST I JOURNEY       
Last Line: And me the slut you say


ANDY BATTLE'S AND NOD'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Once and there was a young sailor, yeo ho!
Last Line: And waits for his sorrowful end.


ANDY BATTLE'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Voice without a body
Last Line: Waiting and -- alone!


ANGEL       
First Line: Oh, now, alexander's angel
Last Line: Heaven reflected in thy face!


ANN HARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: They took me in death dim
Last Line: Who but an infant was.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ANN POVERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Stranger, here lies
Last Line: Poverty.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ANN'S AUNT AND THE BEAR       
First Line: It filled ann's aunt maria with rage
Last Line: They might have fed the bear on ann


ANN, UPON THE STROKE OF THREE       


ANOTHER SPRING       
First Line: What though the first pure snowdrop wilt and die?
Last Line: Love will make lovely. Then another spring!


ANOTHER TONGUE       
First Line: Well, I know not whether
Last Line: They seem to be syllabling of paradise!


ANOTHER WASHINGTON       
First Line: Homo? Construe!' the stern-faced usher said
Last Line: And sighed in deep distress


ANSWER       
First Line: When the love-bird leaves her nest
Last Line: Unless in earth's green breast


ANTIQUES       
First Line: Those quaint old worn-out words!
Last Line: Why, even their meanings now are obsolete


APLE CHARM       
First Line: I plucked an apple, sleek and red
Last Line: Was truest unto me


APPLE-FALL       
First Line: Rosy the blossom that breaks in may
Last Line: Of the prickly bramble


APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, then, with showers; I love thy cloudy face
Last Line: Above the waves' grave diapasoning.


APRIL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Roses are sweet to smell and see
Last Line: The solitude, the fear.


ARABIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Far are the shades of arabia
Last Line: They have stolen his wits away.'
Subject(s): Arabian Peninsula


ARABY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark-browed sailor, tell me now
Last Line: Ah, heart-beguiling araby!


ARE YOU ASLEP? THEN LISTEN, DREAMER       
First Line: Are you aslep? Then listen, dreamer, I
Last Line: Out of you waking dark would shine on me?


ARE YOU SO LOVELY?       
First Line: Are you so lovely? Why, a drop of rain
Last Line: When life itself were dross, you gone from me


ARGUMENT       
First Line: Why, then, if love is all there is need to give
Last Line: Heart answered with a sigh


ARIEL       
First Line: This lad, when but a child of six
Last Line: One might have answered - prospero!
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On One Whole Played Ariel In His Yout


ARIEL       
First Line: Ariel! Ariel! - %but the glittering moon
Last Line: When the bright one goes


ARITHMETIC       
First Line: Those twittering swallows, hawking between the ricks
Last Line: Four fork-tailed fledgelings, and the answer - six!


ARROGANCE       
First Line: I saw bleak arrogance, with brows of brass
Last Line: And sawdust trickled from his wounded side


ARROWS       
First Line: All night love lay on stella's breast
Last Line: To leave his arrows there?


AS I DID ROVE    Poem Text    
First Line: As I did rove in blinded night
Last Line: A 'wildered bird.


AS I WENT TO THE WELL-HEAD       
Last Line: And a foaming of sray.'


AS LUCY WENT A-WALKING    Poem Text    
First Line: As lucy went a-walking one morning cold and fine
Last Line: Some witch has been a-walking in the fields in front of me.'


AS SOON AS EVER TWILIGHT COMES       


ASLEEP       
First Line: Sister with sister, dark and fair
Last Line: Descends an empty stair


ASRAFEL HOLT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is buried a miser
Last Line: When all earth's else fails!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ASSIGNATION       
First Line: Echoes of voices stilled may linger on
Last Line: In secret symbol, and painted by a dream!


ASTRAY       
First Line: This is not the place for thee


AT EASE       
First Line: Most wounds can time repair
Last Line: And the soul within is safe from damnation, %since it is dead


AT LAST       
First Line: A mound in a corner
Last Line: In the silence of night


AT THE KEYHOLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Grill me some bones,' said the cobbler
Last Line: Grill me some bones!'


AT THE ZOO       
First Line: Cowled with a news-sheet in his asphalt cage
Last Line: There showed small semblance of a missing link!


AT WAR       
First Line: A world at war: and I sit here at peace!
Last Line: How dread a shambles were my waking mind!


AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a wind where the rose was
Last Line: Silence where hope was.


AWAKE!    Poem Text    
First Line: Why hath the rose faded and fallen, yet these eyes have not seen?
Last Line: Or corrupt in thy grave -- all heaven around thee.


AWAY       
First Line: There is no sorrow
Last Line: Your place left vacant, %you not there
Subject(s): Death


AWAY GO WE       
First Line: One, two, three
Last Line: Sweet, and low


BABEL       
First Line: The sea washes england
Last Line: Gropes his way


BAH!       
First Line: When I chanced to look over the wall in the glade
Last Line: And I don't think they ought to say 'bah!'


BANQUO    Poem Text    
First Line: What dost thou here far from thy native place?
Last Line: Horror enthroned lit with insanest light!


BARDS       
First Line: My aged friend, miss wilkinson
Last Line: William was then aged sixty-four %and samuel sixty-two
Subject(s): Bards


BE ANGRY NOW NO MORE!       


BE VERY QUIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Be very quiet now
Last Line: In this shadow deep!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


BEAD MAT       
First Line: We had cliimbed the last steep flight of stairs
Last Line: Flew through the spray


BEFORE DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Dim-berried is the mistletoe
Last Line: Breathes, spring is here!


BEFORE YOU CAME       
First Line: Before you came, the earth to me seemed wrapt
Last Line: Did ceaselessly resound


BEGGAR'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Now all the roads to london town
Last Line: Snow's fall'n deep.


BELATED       
First Line: Once gay, now sad; remote - and dear
Last Line: Think of the lightless journey thither - you away!


BENEATH A MOTIONLESS YEW       
First Line: Beneath a motionless yew, and tower
Last Line: To wash the stains of time away


BENIGHTED       
First Line: Frail crescent moon, seven times I bow my head
Last Line: Or just a child's, in play with the unseen?


BERRIES    Poem Text    
First Line: There was an old woman
Last Line: From wicking to weep.


BETRAYAL    Poem Text    
First Line: She will not die, they say
Last Line: All blind, and blind.


BEWARE!    Poem Text    
First Line: An ominous bird sang from its branch
Last Line: Who walks with her.'


BEWITCHED    Poem Text    
First Line: I have heard a lady this night
Last Line: A stranger to my kin.


BEYOND       
First Line: On such an evening - still; and crystalline
Last Line: And echo sights from even the silent wire


BIRD       
First Line: As poor old biddie
Last Line: Gone was old biddie too


BIRDS IN WINTER       
First Line: I know not what small winter birds these are
Last Line: And they disdained my share


BIRTH OF VENUS       
First Line: The tide lapped high, blue, tranquil and profound
Last Line: Stayed, broke, and cried in ecstasy her name


BISHOP WINTERBOURNE       
First Line: The reverend william winterbourne
Last Line: That echoes through the athenaeum


BITTER WATERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In a dense wood, a drear wood
Last Line: On the trees that are there.


BLACKBIRDS       
First Line: In april, when these orchards blow
Last Line: Or is it some wild blackbird in the ripe red fruit?


BLACKBIRDS       
First Line: There was an old man, in reproof
Last Line: The merrier they in his cherries


BLIND       
First Line: His squalid beard floats on the wavering wind
Last Line: But, in your pity, be not over-bold!


BLIND BOY (2)       
First Line: A spider her silken gossamer
Last Line: Its recompense in his face


BLINDMAN'S IN       
First Line: Applecumjockaby, blindfold ye!
Last Line: Twenty soot-black rooks there be.'


BLONDIN       
First Line: With clinging dainty catlike tread
Last Line: Where little else but danger is


BLOW, NORTHERN WIND       
First Line: Blow, northern wind; fall snow
Last Line: For us, my friend


BLUEBELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the bluebells and the wind are
Last Line: And the linnets call.
Subject(s): Bluebells


BOMBED HOUSE       
First Line: Daughters of joy lived here
Last Line: They ghost the abandoned street


BONES       
First Line: Said mr. Smith, 'I really cannot %tell you, dr. Jones
Last Line: He slowly moved away


BONNET       
First Line: There was a young man in a hat
Last Line: And his own half-concealed in her bonnet


BONUM OMEN       
First Line: As we sailed out of london river
Last Line: And a lo lay lone


BOOKS       
First Line: Books! - %for the heart to brood on; books for peace
Last Line: And pines in vain; for it is poetry


BOOKS       
First Line: A boy called jack, as I've been told
Last Line: There's not much harm in printer's ink


BORDER BIRD       
First Line: As if a voice had callled, I woke
Last Line: Swept up into the gold of day, %was gone


BOTH BARRELS       
First Line: If one can make it difficult
Last Line: What makes philistia furious


BOTTLE       
First Line: Of green and hexagonal glass
Last Line: The abandoned, the thronged, the watched, the unshared - %awaiting - I!


BOURNE       
First Line: Rebellious heart, why still regret so much
Last Line: And every grief be reconciled in sleep


BREAD AND CHERRIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Cherries, ripe cherries!'
Last Line: To eat with their bread.


BREAK OF MORNING       
First Line: Sound the invisible trumps. In circuit vast
Last Line: Not thine to see the son of morning rise


BRIBE       
First Line: Ev'n should I give you all I have
Last Line: Can light with even hint of love one loveless human face


BRIGHT LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Come now,' I said, 'put off these webs of death
Last Line: Thy pride in rapture of life's dwelling-place!'


BROOK       
First Line: Here, in a little fall
Last Line: As may some praeternatural dream %in sleep?


BROTHER AND SISTER       
First Line: A turn of head, that searching light
Last Line: Whatever chanced to me


BRUEGHEL'S WINTER       
First Line: Jagg'd mountain peaks and skies ice-green
Last Line: Who squandered here life's mystery
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Paintings And Painters


BUCK BUCK       
First Line: Bucca, bucca, quot sunt hic?
Last Line: Betsy bedlam, tippety-town-end - little dick


BUN       
First Line: The muffin and the crumpet are
Last Line: He takes the bun


BUNCHES OF GRAPES    Poem Text    
First Line: Bunches of grapes,' says timothy
Last Line: For me,' says jane.
Subject(s): Children; Likes & Dislikes; Wishes; Childhood


BUNNY RABBIT       
First Line: Bunny creeps out and caresses his nose


BURNING GLASS: A PORTRAIT       
First Line: Old: yet unchanged; - still pottering in his thoughts
Last Line: And scarce can bear it when the sun goes in


BURNING GLASS: THE SCARECROW       
First Line: In the abandoned orchard-on a pole
Last Line: What would'st thou answer now?


BURNING LETTER       
First Line: The saffron flames, edged with that marvellous blue
Last Line: Its wax-celled honeycomb no whit less sweet!


BURNING-GLASS       
First Line: No map shows my jerusalem
Last Line: I am thy long-lost son.'
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Suffering And Sacrifice


BUT OH, MY DEAR       
First Line: Hearts that too wildly beat
Last Line: It is to laugh!


BUT WHAT WE WEAR - O DEARIE ME!       
Last Line: A brave little body bunched up inside
Subject(s): Clothing And Dress


BUTTERFLIES       
First Line: Plato to his utopia
Last Line: The muses' love


BUTTONS       
First Line: There was an old skinflint of hitching
Last Line: Anthropophagy reigns in the kitchen


BY ORDER!       
First Line: Slant sunshine and these naked fields once more
Last Line: Dusk, and a baffling sign-board - 'by order, fate.'


CAGE (2)       
First Line: Thou angel face! - like a small exquisite cage
Last Line: What death would do in setting free the bird


CAKE AND SACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Old king caraway
Last Line: For king caraway!'


CANDLE       
First Line: Day unto day


CAPTAIN LEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the east a hurricane
Last Line: Howsoever the billows roll!


CAPTIVE (1)       
First Line: I twined a net; I drove a stake; I laid a glittering bait
Last Line: And hear my captive grieve?


CAPTIVE (2)       
First Line: When gloaming droops
Last Line: Wildly, insanely brood


CASCA    Poem Text    
First Line: Butchers are honest though their agile knives
Last Line: White as the lily.


CAW       
First Line: Ho, ho, ho, ho!
Last Line: Has changed a world that's green to white!'


CECIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye little elves, who haunt sweet dells
Last Line: And return to us no more.


CELESTIAL LIBRARY       
First Line: The secrets of all hearts', I read. And sighed
Last Line: These contain only thine.'


CHALLENGE       
First Line: I speak, none listens; but I hear


CHANGELING (2)       
First Line: Come in the dark did I
Last Line: Now all is well


CHART       
First Line: That mute small face, but twelve hours here
Last Line: And wiser far than rameses'


CHERRY TREES       
First Line: Under pure skies of april blue I stood
Last Line: Boughs thick with blossom, or inch-deep in snow


CHICKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Clapping her platter stood plump bess
Last Line: They came at bessie's call.


CHILD ASLEEP       
First Line: Angel of words, in vain I have striven with thee
Last Line: And in how small a space!


CHILD'S SONG       
First Line: A voice says, come!
Last Line: That voice call, come!


CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: A pinch of spice, a crust of fairy bread
Last Line: How sweet a 'you', how wonderful an 'I'!


CHINA CAT       
First Line: You never stir, and heaven forbid
Last Line: Once did a questing dog delude


CHINESE POT       
First Line: Sunsets a myriad have flamed and faded


CHRISTMAS EVE       
First Line: Dark is the hour, long the night
Last Line: This is the birthday of the sun
Subject(s): Christmas


CHRYSTOPHER ORCHERDSON '    Poem Text    
First Line: Here restes ye boddie of one
Last Line: Not oures, but goddes waye!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


CLAVICHORD       
First Line: Hearken! Tiny, clear, discrete
Last Line: It all but lovely as silence is


CLEAR EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: Clear eyes do dim at last
Last Line: It loves not, nor grieves.


COALS       
First Line: In drowsy fit
Last Line: Dies away


COLD TO BOSOM    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a dark tree and a sad tree
Last Line: Where the locks lay of her lover.


COME       
First Line: Shrill trills the bird concealed in leaves
Last Line: On zephyr faint with thyme


COME - GONE       
First Line: Gone the snowdrop - comes the crocus
Last Line: Gone's the sweetness of the may


COME ALL YOU YOUNG MEN, WITH YOUR WICKED WAYS       


COME WHAT COME MAY       
First Line: Come what come may; go what go will
Last Line: So long as one tries to be just?


COME!    Poem Text    
First Line: From an island of the sea
Last Line: Come, come away!'


COMFORT       
First Line: As I mused by the hearthside
Last Line: And me in my fur-about %on the warm hearthstone


COMPANY       
First Line: There must be ghosts, I think, in this old house
Last Line: Wells suddenly up within me....Then is gone


CORNER       
First Line: Good news to tell!
Last Line: Younger, younger, younger... %old mister jones


CORPORAL PYM    Poem Text    
First Line: This quiet mound beneath
Last Line: Nor death of him.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


COUP DE GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: So malice sharp'd his pen, and nibbled it
Last Line: That pierced thee, silent, in th'unanswering grave!


COURAGE       
First Line: O heart, hold thee secure
Last Line: Shatter ev'n their reality %in thy poor fall!


CRAZED    Poem Text    
First Line: I know a pool where nightshade preens
Last Line: High on the windy hill.


CREEK       
First Line: Where that dark water is
Last Line: A zephyr's sigh


CROPS       
First Line: Farmer giles has cut his rye
Last Line: Farmer weary's cut his throat


CRUMBS       
First Line: You little birds, I bring my crumbs
Last Line: And every pool lies still as stone
Subject(s): Birds


CUPID KEPT IN       
First Line: When life's wild noisy boys were out of school
Last Line: The question simpler, or himself more wise?


DAISY       
First Line: Oh, saw I there
Last Line: Shining in that dark place


DAME HICKORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dame hickory, dame hickory
Last Line: You cry like a wolf, you do, and trouble poor me.'


DAUGHTER TO MOTHER       
First Line: I owe you life. Would I had owed you too


DAWN       
First Line: Near, far, unearthly, break the birds
Last Line: With dewdrops drenched in day


DAY       
First Line: Wherefore, then, up I went full soon
Last Line: Hold in its span all night, all day!


DAYBREAK       
First Line: After the dark of night
Last Line: The sun's in the sky!


DAYBREAK       
First Line: The curtains of the solemn night
Last Line: And empty is every chair


DAYDREAM       
First Line: In a daydream, all alone
Last Line: And vanish out of sight!


DAYS AND MOMENTS       
First Line: The drowsy earth, craving the quiet of night
Last Line: Now seems, alas! Thou fleeting one, life's happiest day


DE MORTUIS       
First Line: Now that - his last word said
Last Line: And , not ev'n solely his, that now ingenuous grin


DE PROFUNDIS       
First Line: The metallic weight of iron
Last Line: Why...The last time we met. I brought you some %flowers!'


DEAD JAY       
First Line: A witless, pert, bedizened fop
Last Line: That miracle of blue!


DEADALIVE       
First Line: My inward world is strangely still


DEAR BROTHER HORSE       
First Line: I woke. Without, the full moon's light
Last Line: And left the empty night to me


DEAR DELIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Youngling fair, and dear delight
Last Line: Tis love hath thee in keeping.


DEAR SIR       
First Line: There was an old rabbi of ur
Last Line: We can but infer the rabbi of ur %enquired of miss beaulieu


DEFEAT       
First Line: The way on high burned white beneath the sun
Last Line: The mockless victory that defeat may be


DELIVERANCE       
First Line: Starched-capped, implacable, through the slow dark %night
Last Line: And sighed again - for pity, grief, and love


DERELICT       
First Line: As captain fleet, aloof, looked out
Last Line: Skeleton, sword and gun


DESDEMONA    Poem Text    
First Line: A stony tomb guards one who simply dreams
Last Line: To take her captive at the key of heaven!


DESPISE IT AS I MAY       
Last Line: Praise that sun's heaven for his last afterglow


DIG NOT MY GRAVE O'ER DEEP       


DILEMMA       
First Line: Un-numbered souls, life's day at end
Last Line: To face this world again, as child, or ghost


DISGUISE       
First Line: Dream-haunted face


DITCH       
First Line: Masked by that brilliant weed's deceitful green
Last Line: Dared not, by smiling, show the evil there


DITTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The goodman said
Last Line: In april woods to stray!


DIVIDED       
First Line: Two spheres on meeting may so softly collide
Last Line: Not even a lynx could see a gap at all


DIVINE DELIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark, dark this mind, if ever in vain it rove
Last Line: Though all its all lie but 'twixt birth and death.


DONE FOR       
First Line: Old ben bailey %he's been and done
Last Line: Bound for ben bailey's %smoking pot
Subject(s): Animals; Hunting; Rabbits


DOUBLE DUTCH       
First Line: That crafty cat, a buf-black siamese
Last Line: A language no man knows


DOVE       
First Line: How often, these hours, have I heard the monotonous crool %of a dove
Last Line: So dark with disquietude seem? And what is it sorowing of?
Subject(s): Birds; Doves


DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Down-adown-derry, / sweet annie maroon
Last Line: Singing down-adown-derry.


DR. BROWNING AT BREAKFAST       
First Line: Will ye take a scrambled egg, dr. Browning, with your toast
Last Line: Cocoa!!! Mrs. Green, cocoa!!!'


DR. MOLE       
First Line: That love's our earthly light


DR. WILLIAM HARVEY       
First Line: This mild geographer set not his mark
Last Line: In fools the circulation of ideas


DREAM       
First Line: Idle I sat - my book upon my knee
Last Line: Than any knowledge I had vestige of


DREAM-SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Sunlight, moonlight
Last Line: In a world of wonders far away.


DREAM: SEA       
First Line: Ay, once I dreamed of an age-wide sea
Subject(s): Immortality


DREAMER       
First Line: The woods were still. No breath of air
Last Line: And dreamed of you


DREAMLALND       
First Line: Annie has run to the mill dam
Last Line: Annie is down by the weir


DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Be gentle, o hands of a child
Last Line: Return again, come!'


DREAMS       
First Line: Ev'n one who has little travelled in
Last Line: For idle days than dreamless nights


DRUGGED    Poem Text    
First Line: Inert in his chair
Last Line: Reality.


DRY AUGUST BURNED       
First Line: Dry aguust burned. A harvest hare
Last Line: Please, may I go and see it skinned?'


DUCKS       
First Line: See, now, a child must this way come
Last Line: Whence life itself doth rill


DUET       
First Line: There was a young lady of tring
Last Line: Or the other not bellow in kello


DULL BOY       
First Line: Work?' well, not work - this stubborn desperate quest
Last Line: Will the lost child in me cry bravely, 'play'?


DUNCE (2)       
First Line: Come, child! Say, nine times' seven!' dunce was I
Last Line: Nine sevens, sire? - the grand climacteric.'


DUSK       
First Line: There was and old person named fish
Last Line: Who'd descried in the twilight a finn


DUST       
First Line: Sweet sovereign lord of this so pined-for spring
Last Line: Were scant to bring to bloom a single flower


DUST TO DUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Heavenly archer, bend thy bow
Last Line: Heavenly archer, loose thy string.


EARTH FOLK    Poem Text    
First Line: The cat she walks on padded claws
Last Line: Where never prince hath journeyed yet.


ECHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Who called?' I said, and the words
Last Line: Wailed to and fro.
Subject(s): Echoes


ECHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Who called?' I said, and the words
Subject(s): Echoes


ECHO       
First Line: How like your mother, child!' I said
Subject(s): Echoes


ECHO       
First Line: Seven sweet notes
Last Line: Sighed back them all


ECHOES       
First Line: The sea laments
Last Line: Of strange and lonely seas


EDEN       
First Line: I wonder if from noah's ark
Last Line: Hearkened - as all poor humans must


EDGES       
First Line: Think you your heart is safely at rest
Last Line: Since no such dream comes true


EEKA, NEEKA       
First Line: Eeka, neeka, leeka, lee %here's a lock without a key
Last Line: And live to knock another day!
Subject(s): Imagination


EEL       
First Line: There was an old person of dover
Last Line: With a sister in deal


ELIZA DREW AND JAMES HANNEWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here rest in peace eliza drew and james hanneway
Last Line: They'll not laugh less sweetly who learn to laugh last.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ELIZABETH IS MY QUEEN       
Last Line: Countless as sand!


EMMANUEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies a strangely serious child
Last Line: Smiling -- that he is so sound asleep.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EMPTY       
First Line: The house by the sand dunes
Last Line: And dumb the buoyed bell


EMPTY CHARIOT       
First Line: Amid the wood's delicious green


ENCOUNTER       
First Line: Twixt dream and wake we wandered on
Last Line: And - frowning - turned on me!


ENGLAND (1)       
First Line: All that is dearest to me thou didst give
Subject(s): England


ENGLAND (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: No lovelier hills than thine have laid
Last Line: And thine my darkness be.
Subject(s): England; English


ENGLAND OVER       


ENGLISH DOWNS       
First Line: Here, long ere kings to batle rode
Last Line: Where the shepherds talk


ENGLISH FINGERPOSTS       
First Line: A stubborn, barbarous race!' the alien vows
Last Line: Ay, and had jourdain scanned our fingerposts?'


ENIGMA       
First Line: Happy love'! When shall that be?


ENIGMAS       
First Line: I weep within; my thoughts are mute
Last Line: Its perilous blossoming past!


ENOUGH       
First Line: Pleasure early, pleasure late
Last Line: For to find the golden mean!


ENVOY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Child, do you love the flower
Last Line: With as loveful surmise.


ENVOY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: There clung three roses to a stem
Last Line: Then, child, begone!


ENVOY (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Long - long is time, though books be brief
Last Line: Nod's dark-eyed, beauteous water-midden!


EPILOGUE       
First Line: Pining to live I was constrained to die,
Last Line: As if all contraries were reconciled.'


EPISODES       
First Line: Oh! Raining! Look!' she whispered - %gazing out
Last Line: Just now! - at harvest home!'


EPITAPH       
First Line: Would'st liefer be alive, or dead?
Last Line: Within the ambit of the grave


ERGO       
First Line: There was an old man said, I am
Last Line: And therefore I think!'


ESMERALDA       
First Line: Plump mrs. Brown, we may suppose
Last Line: Her esmeralda's getting wet!


ESTHER! CAME WHISPER FROM MY BED       
Last Line: Mocking me in the gloom


ESTRANGED    Poem Text    
First Line: No one was with me there
Last Line: Went grieved away.


EUPHRASY       
First Line: Hope, wreathed with roses
Last Line: Which them had forsook


EUREKA       
First Line: Lost in a dream last night was I
Last Line: I found them very good


EUREKA!       
First Line: We failed to see, when we began
Last Line: Yes - we've found out the way!'


EVEN AS THE HEART       
First Line: Even as the heart - how stark the cost!
Last Line: Dies never to rise again


EVEN IN THE GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I laid my inventory at the hand
Last Line: Even in the grave thou wilt have thyself,' he said.


EVEN ROSEMARY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen a grave this day
Last Line: Eyes ev'n heaven shall open not!


EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: When twilight darkens, and one by one
Last Line: Fills earth with wonder and mystery.


EVENING       
First Line: The little cirque, horizon-wide
Last Line: At the last slumber's nod, what then?


EVENING       
First Line: Happy was edward in the love
Last Line: And much refresht's the feline


EVER       
First Line: Ever, ever %stir and shiver
Last Line: Moon, reeds, rushes, %dream you of?


EXILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Had the gods loved me I had lain
Last Line: Aches with their memory.


EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: O strange devices that alone divide
Last Line: Can only see.


FACES       
First Line: The sweep has such a sooty face
Last Line: Their father with delight


FAINT MUSIC       
First Line: The meteor's arc of quiet; a voiceless rain
Last Line: All sounds to silence come


FAITHLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The words you said grow faint
Last Line: Your memory unperplexed.


FALSE DAWN       
First Line: My old friend, lord o., owned a parcel of land
Last Line: Sighs; stares at the ocean - and hastens away


FALSE GODS       
First Line: From gods of other men, fastidious heart
Last Line: Its, 'why, my god, have I forsaken thee.'


FALSTAFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas in a tavern that with old age stooped
Last Line: What simple mouse brought such a mountain forth?'


FANNY MEADOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: One, two, three'
Last Line: And -- out goes she!'
Subject(s): Epitaphs


FARE WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: When I lie where shades of darkness
Last Line: In other days.
Subject(s): Death; Life Change Events; Dead, The


FAREWELL       
First Line: Ah me! That pen should be where mine is
Last Line: Farewell! All blessings! I am gone


FAT WOMAN       
First Line: Massed on her creaseless black
Last Line: Reeks a mock rose


FATHER AND SON       
First Line: Do you remember that evening, how, lost in silence
Last Line: And evening's faint dying breezes muttered, 'it's true, it's true.'


FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I know where lurk
Last Line: The day!'
Subject(s): Fear


FEAST       
First Line: Crackers, meringues, and pink blomonge
Last Line: Crusts, hemp-seed, marrow-bones and cheese


FEATHER       
First Line: A feather, a feather!
Last Line: Slain with an arrow?


FEBRUARY       
First Line: Whence is the secret of these skies
Last Line: That heaven-sent life steals back again!


FECKLESS DINNER-PARTY       
First Line: Who are we waiting for?' 'soup burnt?' '...Eight - '
Last Line: He who misled them all - the butler, toomes


FEY       
First Line: The branch of that oak jutting into the air


FIDDLER       
First Line: Once was a fiddler. Play could he
Last Line: But a bird sings on in the almond tree
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


FIELD       
First Line: Yes, there was once a batle here
Last Line: There the last stand was made


FINIS       
First Line: The mouse is here
Last Line: The tip of his snout and his tail's


FINISHED WITH       
First Line: Not less alone than when alone
Last Line: That the night-wind's sigh was gone


FIRE       
First Line: Loud roared the flames
Last Line: Who had stolen up


FISH       
First Line: In june it must be very nice
Last Line: The musings of the fishmonger


FIVE EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: In hans' old mill his three black cats
Last Line: Jekkel, and jessup, and one-eyed jill.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FIVE OF US       
First Line: Five of us small merry ones


FLEETING       
First Line: The late wind failed; high on the hill
Last Line: Be freshed with that sweet love!


FLEETING: MEMORY       
First Line: When summer heat has drowsed the day
Last Line: Double the joys of faithless man!


FLEETING: THE OWL       
First Line: The door-bell jangled in evening's peace
Last Line: A-hoo! A-hoo! %a-hoo!
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


FLOOD WATER       
First Line: What saw I - crouching by that pool of water
Last Line: That startled naiad - as the train swept by?


FLOTSAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Screamed the far sea-mew. On the mirroring sands
Last Line: A still dirge echoing on from dream to dream.


FLY (2)       
First Line: There was once an old parson named next
Last Line: It may, in due season, reside in a bishop


FOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Stagnant this wintry gloom. Afar
Last Line: Bequeathed him fantasy?


FOL DOL DO    Poem Text    
First Line: Fol, dol, do, and a south wind a-blowing o
Last Line: In merry merry month of may.


FOLLOW THE WORLD       


FOR A CHILD       
First Line: Now is the gentle moon on high


FOR ALL THE GRIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: For all the grief I have given with words
Last Line: In the dark of the end.


FOR MOPSA       
First Line: Ah, would I were a pastrycook!
Last Line: With scribbles, and with kisses, and with %love


FOREBODING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou canst not see him standing by
Last Line: Love should lose thee!


FOREBODING       
First Line: Ev'n on the tenderest hour of love


FOREBODING       
First Line: The sycamore, by the heap of dead
Last Line: That can only falter, 'wait'?


FOREST       
First Line: Death-cold is this house. Beasts prowl at its threshold
Last Line: It is I , the despised one, those bolts might undo.'


FORESTS       
First Line: Turn, now, tired mind, unto your rest
Last Line: Death and his pack are hot afield again


FORGIVENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: O thy flamed cheek
Last Line: Be grieved not so!'


FOUR BROTHERS       
First Line: Hithery, hethery - I love best
Last Line: Beasts to stall; to their fireside, men


FOUR-AND-TWENTY TAILORS       
First Line: Four-and-twenty tailors went to kill a snail
Last Line: Run, tailors, run! Or she'll kill you all e'en now


FOXES       
First Line: Old dr. Cox's %love of foxes
Last Line: And each would bring its brush


FRECKLES       
First Line: There was a young lady of beccles
Last Line: And stopped inches short of her feet


FRESCOES IN AN OLD CHURCH       
First Line: Six centuries now have gone
Last Line: The immortal longings in the soul of man


FRIENDS       
First Line: When on my bed I lie
Last Line: They even in childhood were!


FROM AMID THE SHADOWS       
First Line: Years gone I woke - from a dark dream - so terrified
Last Line: To serve its sentence there: - eternal life.'


FROZEN DELL       
First Line: How still it is! How pure and cold
Last Line: And secret as the womb!


FUCHSIAS       
First Line: I envied the droning, idle bee
Last Line: Only his daily bread!


FULL CURCLE       
First Line: When thou art as little as I am, mother
Last Line: And I as old as thou


FULL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: One night as dick lay fast asleep
Last Line: She vanished, and was gone.
Subject(s): Moon


FUTILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sink, thou strange heart, unto thy rest
Last Line: We love not, nor believe.


GAMESTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Three devils sate there, gloating on my sins
Last Line: Heard silence lighten round the violins.
Variant Title(s): The Old Shrouders


GARDEN       
First Line: That wooden hive between the trees
Last Line: Or peeping from the gable


GATHER YE ROSES'       
First Line: I that loved, now love again
Last Line: Nor care how oft time change the tinder!


GAZE, NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Gaze, now, thy fill, beguiling face
Last Line: All beauty hath to tell.


GHOST CHASE       
First Line: What sight is this?...On dazzling snow
Last Line: Beneath the blue of arctic skies! %hulla! Hullo! Hulla-hoo!


GILBERT KEITH CHESTETON    Poem Text    
First Line: Knight of the holy ghost, he goes his way
Last Line: Pity and innocence his heart at rest.
Variant Title(s): In Memory Of G.k. Chesterton
Subject(s): Chesterton, Gilbert Keith (1874-1936)


GLANCE       
First Line: Dearest one, daughter! At glance of your brow-shaded eye
Last Line: Could but clasp your cold hand in my own and was dumb as the %dead


GLORIA MUNDI    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon a bank, easeless with knobs of gold
Last Line: And he who watched it piped its pangs asleep.


GLUTTOON       
First Line: Pray, pity the poor glutton!
Last Line: What's out into what's in


GNOMON       
First Line: I cast a shadow. Through the gradual day
Last Line: I obey the heavenly sun


GO FAR; COME NEAR       
Last Line: Have mercy on your miseries and your sins


GOAT       
First Line: Leaving his cave secure and tidy
Last Line: Shrieks the bedizened parakeet


GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sighed the wind to the wheat
Last Line: Kiss me! Kiss me!'


GOLDFINCH       
First Line: This feather-soft creature
Last Line: Beauty, need


GOLIATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Still as a mountain with dark pines and sun
Last Line: Softly all softly on his armour's blaze.


GONE       
First Line: Where's the queen of sheba
Last Line: But where's the queen of sheba? %where king solomon?


GONE       
First Line: Bright sun, hot sun, oh, to be
Last Line: Smalls, vanishes, is gone


GOOD COMPANY       
First Line: The stranger from the noisy inn
Last Line: Packed with its slow-tongued sailor-men


GOOD-BYE    Poem Text    
First Line: The last of last words spoken is, good-bye
Last Line: Last of all last words spoken is, good-bye.


GOODBYE       
First Line: Do you see? Oh, do you see?
Last Line: When gaunt goodbye draws near


GRACE       
First Line: For every sip the hen says grace
Last Line: Might smile upon the parlourmaid


GRATITUDE       
First Line: A poor word, gratitude!
Last Line: That one brief moment's inward happiness!


GREEN       
First Line: There was an old grocer of goring
Last Line: A sight not infrequently seen


GRIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Beside the blaze, as of forty fires
Last Line: His watch-fire twinkling bright.


GROAT NOR TESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: No groat for a supper
Last Line: Nor had tester for a bed.


HAMLET    Poem Text    
First Line: Umbrageous cedars murmuring symphonies
Last Line: Sorrow hath scribbled o'er, and o'er, and o'er.


HAPLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hapless, hapless, I must be
Last Line: Not to such ill hap I had come.


HAPPY ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Now each man's mind all europe is
Last Line: Had given its all for these!


HAPPY, HAPPY, IT IS TO BE       


HARD LABOUR       
First Line: This prince of commerce spent his days


HARE       
First Line: Eyes that glass fear, though fear on furtive foot
Last Line: Roves eden, as did satan, long ago


HAREBELL       
First Line: In the clear summer sunshine, hour by hour
Last Line: At last, for very love, give its strange secret up


HARK!       
First Line: My little charles is afraid of the dark
Last Line: And a silence falls in the vacancy.... %'listen!...' he whispers. 'hark!...'


HARVEST       
First Line: Poppy, cornflower, nid-nod wheat
Last Line: This silent bird in nest


HARVEST HOME       
First Line: A bird flies up from the hayfield
Last Line: And only this poor alas!


HAUNTED    Poem Text    
First Line: From out the wood I watched them shine
Last Line: The watch-stars kindled in the sky.


HAUNTED    Poem Text    
First Line: The rabbit in his burrow keeps
Last Line: With tenderest taciturnity.


HAUNTED       
First Line: The roads are dangerous.'
Last Line: Oh, yes: 'the roads'.'


HAVE DONE       
First Line: Have done with grieving, idiot heart!
Last Line: And, callous as both, play on


HAYMAKING       
First Line: Bill's on the hay-wain
Last Line: Or eyeing what's there, for lunch


HE WHO HATH WALKED IN DARKEST NIGHT       


HENRY VAUGHAN       
First Line: So true and sweet his music rings
Last Line: Yet every one's his own
Subject(s): Vaughan, Henry (1621-1695)


HERE       
First Line: Forgave I everything
Last Line: That she is here?


HERE ALL WE SEE       


HERE I SIT       
First Line: Here I sit, and glad am I
Last Line: So to sit contentedly


HERE LIES - HOW SAD THAT HE IS NO MORE SEEN       


HERE LIES A TAILOR       
First Line: Here lies a tailor, well-loved soul!
Last Line: What scarecrows most men naked be


HERE LIES MY HUSBANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies my husbands; one, two, three
Last Line: And to make things tidy, I adds his -- james.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


HERE LIES OLD BONES       


HERE LIES...'       
First Line: Think kindly of me. A tasmanian snake
Last Line: The all of praise to god mere dust can give


HERE TO-DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here to-day and gone to-morrow
Last Line: Ring poor robin's funeral.


HERESY       
First Line: What place is this? %all's strange to me, and I
Last Line: And I!...Away!


HI!       
First Line: Hi! Handsome hunting man
Last Line: Eat or sleep or drink again, oh, what fun!


HIDE AND SEEK    Poem Text    
First Line: Hide and seek, says the wind
Last Line: Into the dream of sleep.


HIGH       
First Line: Fly, kite!
Last Line: An earth, I mean, like mine


HOLIDAYS       
First Line: Dobbin's in the stable, pigs are in sty
Last Line: Begins the holidays!


HOLLY       
First Line: The sturdiest of forest-trees
Last Line: With its berries burning through!


HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Rest, rest - there is no rest
Last Line: Death's refuge won.


HOMECOMING       
First Line: Wondrous that journeying o'er the atlantic deep!
Last Line: And england come again!


HOMESICK       
First Line: O homesick, brood no more!
Last Line: Friend to the soul also that thirsts for thee!


HOPPING       
First Line: There was and old widow of wapping
Last Line: On - on - into sweet pretty kent


HORSE IN A FIELD       
First Line: We sat and talked. It was june and the summer light
Variant Title(s): To K. M


HORSES       
First Line: I never see a coach go by
Last Line: To graze upon our funeral grass


HOSPITAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Welcome! Enter! This is the inn at the cross roads
Last Line: Love and all peace be thine.


HOUSE (1)       
First Line: Mother, it's such a lonely house,'
Last Line: The withering grass replied


HOUSE (2)       
First Line: A lane at the end of old pilgrim street
Last Line: And it seems to be craving for company


HOUSE (3)       
First Line: The rusty gate had been chained and padlocked
Last Line: To another old house instead


HOUSE OF DREAM       
First Line: Candle, candle, burning clear
Last Line: Sleep's unlatched her door to me


HOW BLIND!       
First Line: How blind 'twas to be harsh, I know
Last Line: Shall never cease to bleed


HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nay, nay, sweet england, do not grieve
Last Line: Only thy joy could share.
Subject(s): Death; World War I - Casualties; Dead, The


HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE'       
First Line: Bitterly, england must thou grieve
Last Line: No more remorse can share
Subject(s): England


HOW WAYWARD       
First Line: How wayward one's exquisite taste may be!
Last Line: Yet - not the efficient!


HUMANITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever exulting in thyself; on fire
Last Line: And in its past slept simple men like me.


HUNT       
First Line: Tallyho! Tallyho!
Last Line: Another fine day


HUNTER       
First Line: Why wilt thou take my heart? It fawnlike flies
Last Line: Sweet god, divine compassion have: or kill!'


HYSSOP       
First Line: Said judge jessop
Last Line: Why, house-leek,' said the bisop. That's all


I AM       
First Line: I am the world...Unveil this face
Last Line: Time's bars grins gibbering fate


I CAN'T ABEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I can't abear a butcher
Last Line: That ugliest of sights!


I DREAM OF A PLACE       
First Line: I dream of a place where I long to live always
Last Line: Low hills, shallow and dunes - at peace there to be!


I GO HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: My mistress dreams - and me forgot
Last Line: And I go home.


I MET AT EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I met at eve the prince of sleep
Last Line: Lovely in a lonely place.
Subject(s): Sleep


I SANG A SONG TO ROSAMOND ROSE       


I SAW THREE WITCHES       


I SIT ALONE       
Last Line: To the blinded, sight


I WAS AFRAID       


I WENT TO PLUCK A FLOW'R       


I WONDER       
First Line: I wonder if nile's papyrus grows
Last Line: Where time there will be to think


I, FRIEND       
First Line: I, friend, drink to thee, friend
Last Line: The merrier we'll be


IAGO    Poem Text    
First Line: A dark lean face, a narrow, slanting eye
Last Line: To have made the world! Fie on thee, artisan!


ICE       
First Line: The north wind sighed
Last Line: At night shall solid %ice become


IDLE WORD       
First Line: I used to wear a diamond ring
Last Line: What the old vixen's done for me!


IDLENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw old idleness, fat, with great cheeks
Last Line: A foxy ovid bound in dappled calf.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


IDOL OF THE WORLD       
First Line: I saw the idol of the world descend
Last Line: Who seemed a rottenness scarce aught at all


IF       
First Line: If this, or that, had else-wise been
Last Line: And looks the other way


IMAGE       
First Line: Faint sighings sounded, not of wind, amid
Last Line: Yet not a mark in the dust to tell its name?


IMMANENT       
First Line: The drone of war-plane neared,and dimmed away
Subject(s): Ants; Insects


IMOGEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Even she too dead! All languor on her brow
Last Line: Pausing 'twixt death and life on one hushed word.


IN A CHURCHYARD       
First Line: As children, told to go to bed


IN A LIBRARY       
First Line: Would - would that there were
Last Line: I lost, when a child


IN DEEP SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: In deep sleep I had forgot
Last Line: Wouldst grieve me so.
Subject(s): Sleep


IN ODISGRACE       
First Line: The fear-dulled eyes in the pallid face
Last Line: But a heart not so hard as a stone


IN RETROSPECT       
First Line: Not for mere peace I sigh
Last Line: How blest this night would be this body's sleeping!


IN THE DOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Pallid, mis-shapen he stands. The world's grimed thumb
Last Line: When howls man's soul, it howls inaudibly.


IN THE DYING OF DAYLIGHT       
Last Line: As if she, too, had heard


IN THE GARDEN       
First Line: A mild parochial talk was ours
Last Line: Our complaisance; her solitude?


IN THE LOCAL MUSEUM       
First Line: They stood - rain pelting at window, shrouded sea
Last Line: Plautus impennis, the extinct great auk


IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE       
First Line: Body amorphous, head piled high with hair
Last Line: A bawd's foul pussiecat, a procuress


IN VAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I knocked upon thy door ajar
Last Line: Wide open into night.


IN VAIN MINE EYES THY BEAUTY SCAN       
Last Line: Must face thou gone


INCANTATION       
First Line: Vervain...Basil...Orison
Last Line: Breathes, voiceless, of a pre-edenic peace


INCANTATION       
First Line: Green drowsed the valley. Glassed the sun
Last Line: Would god that you were dead!'


INCOMPREHENSIBLE'       
First Line: Engrossed in the day's 'news', I read
Last Line: Only too well, too well!'


INCOMPUTABLE       
First Line: Think you the nimblest tongue has ever said
Last Line: Then reckon how many you have made your own!


INNOCENCY    Poem Text    
First Line: In this grave picture mortal man may see
Last Line: Whose name is innocency.


INTERLUDE       
First Line: A small brook gushed on stones hard by
Last Line: The glory that might have been?'


INTERMITTENT FEVER       
First Line: Heaven help me! I'm in love again


INTRUDER       
First Line: There were no clouds in the arch of the evening
Last Line: Hears demon mocking him, hasting along


INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The burning fire shakes in the night
Last Line: Set stars and kindled fire.


INWARD COMPANION: THE DREAMER    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou who giving helm and sword
Last Line: Is sleep.


INWARD COMPANION: THE DUNCE       
First Line: And 'science' said
Last Line: And-happy be!'


INWARD COMPANION: WORDS       
First Line: Were words sole proof of happiness
Last Line: Mourn, beyond speech to share
Subject(s): Language


IRON       
First Line: It is the gentle poet's art
Last Line: Stares in upon his ghastly stock %and opens monday's till?


IRREVOCABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I sometimes wonder what my life doth mean
Last Line: Only to think of you no more were best.


IRREVOCABLE       
First Line: Weep no more, thou weary one
Last Line: Never shall now as brightly show


ISAAC MEEK    Poem Text    
First Line: Hook-nosed was I , loose-lipped; greed fixed its gaze
Last Line: Stoop close: I have inherited the earth!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ISLAND       
First Line: Parched, panting, he awoke; phantasnal light
Last Line: Smiled, frowned; 'there, sleep again!' - and turned away


ISRAFEL       
First Line: Sleepless I lay, as the grey of dawn
Last Line: That rapturous song in connaught square


IT IS A WRAITH       
First Line: It is a wraith - no mortal - haunts my way
Last Line: Whisper my mouth thy name, and whispering, die!


IT MIGHT BE A LUMP OF AMBER       
First Line: It might be a lump of amber, ma'am
Last Line: Is to keep our eye on the moral


IT WAS THE LAST TIME HE WAS SEEN ALIVE'       
First Line: You saw him, then?...That very night?'
Last Line: Bowed: and then went his way.'


IT'S JOYS AND CARES AND STRIFE       
First Line: It's joys and cares and stri-I-fe
Last Line: And some they call it lov


ITIINY EENANENNIKA       
First Line: Tiny eenanennika
Last Line: And flit off again


IZAAK WALTON       
First Line: That lucent, dewy, rain-sweet prose
Last Line: Garnished with moly and asphodel - %but fish!
Subject(s): Walton, Izaak (1593-1683)


J. T.    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's jane taylor
Last Line: Dear jane taylor.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


J.J.       
First Line: There was an old vicar of sinder
Last Line: Had burst out that muffled, 'old jones!'


JACKDAWS       
First Line: This dry old dotard lived but to amass
Last Line: But he his treasures buries underground


JACKET       
First Line: Things seen but once - ev'n by chance - may win
Last Line: The canvas jacket, the padded cell


JACOB TODD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here be the ashes of jacob todd
Last Line: He bedded for ye judgement day.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On A Sexton
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


JAITHFUL PIG       
First Line: Sir jasper ginger had a pig, sir
Last Line: All the way after its old friend's coffin


JENNY       
First Line: I love her face


JENNY WREN       
First Line: Of all the birds that rove and sing
Last Line: A tiny, inch-long, eager, ardent, %feathered mouse
Subject(s): Birds


JENNY WREN       
First Line: That farthing bird, j. Wren
Last Line: Be marketed for, perdie


JILT       
First Line: When, in her shift, poor delia swift
Last Line: And never seen was she (or shift) %again


JIM JAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Do diddle di do
Last Line: Poor jim jay.


JOB HODSON AND HIS FOUR WIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Here rests in peace, rebecca anne
Last Line: And him, the husband of the above.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JOHN BULL       
First Line: Based like a rock, he so abides
Last Line: And, at one's source, sits sober-sides


JOHN MOULDY    Poem Text    
First Line: I spied john mouldy in his cellar
Last Line: Smiling there alone.
Subject(s): Cellars; Basements


JOHN SIMPSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Is that john simpson?'
Last Line: Ask again.'
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JOHN VIRGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou, stranger, be john virgin, then the
Last Line: Six fathom in the sea.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JOLLIES       
First Line: The captain, he said to his passenger, 'twill-a be full %moon to-night
Last Line: And there's rum for them that's dry!'


JOLLY HUNTSMAN       
First Line: There was a jolly huntsman
Last Line: Perhaps, come, kiss me, dear!


JOLLY LAUGHTER       
First Line: With strawberry jam and cream for tea
Last Line: Jolly laughter


JONATHAN SWIFT       
First Line: That sovereign mind
Last Line: As age, as ordure, and as size
Subject(s): Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)


JOURNEY (2)       
First Line: When the high road
Last Line: The journey %is nearly done


JOY       
First Line: This little wayward boy
Last Line: Masked, weeping, he


JULES RAOUL DUBOIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here sleeps a frenchman: would I could
Last Line: One word were all sufficient -- peace!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


JULIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Sparrow and nightingale - did ever such
Last Line: Which is of yew the everlasting star.


JULIET'S NURSE    Poem Text    
First Line: In old-world nursery vacant now of children
Last Line: Lie stiff with silks of sixty thrifty years.


KANT       
First Line: There was an old lawyer of diss
Last Line: And one of 'em up and, yes - kissed her


KEEP INNOCENCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Like an old battle, youth is wild
Last Line: The flame death knows his victors by.
Subject(s): Soldiers


KING DAVID    Poem Text    
First Line: King david was a sorrowful man
Last Line: Till all his own was gone.


KINGS       
First Line: King canute %sat down by the sea
Last Line: Ink, seal, table, %on runnymede green, %anno domini %12-15


KINGS AND QUEENS    Poem Text    
First Line: Eight henries, one mary
Last Line: And we praise god for five.


KIPH       
First Line: My uncle ben, who's been
Last Line: That stone called kiph!


KISMET       
First Line: Beneath the cold stone wherein cut is this rhyme
Last Line: And would barter his all for one moment of time


KISS       
First Line: In the long drouth of life
Last Line: Pauses a timeless moment; then resumes %the inevitable


KNOWN OF OLD       
First Line: I dream, and I dream...'
Last Line: And that is my dream.'


LABYRINTH    Poem Text    
First Line: I marvelled at earth's glory, her grey seas
Last Line: How shall I through these dreams thy realty trace!


LADY GODIVA (2)       
First Line: The lady godiva godolphin, of a blood by the centuries %blued
Last Line: And what matter if nobody knoowed?
Subject(s): Godiva, Lady (1140-1180)


LADY MCTAGGART       
First Line: The lady mctaggart preferred to recline
Last Line: When she sank on the sofa, sigh, 'so far, so good.'


LAID LOW       
First Line: Nought else now stirring my sick thoughts to share
Last Line: Oh god, give life!' and, 'would that I were dead!'


LANTERN       
First Line: A lantern lighted me to bed
Last Line: Beamed clean across the wandle


LAST ARROW       
First Line: There came a boy
Last Line: Not even thee shall jilt.'


LAST CHAPTER       
First Line: I am living more alone now than I did
Last Line: Mark you whose badge and livery he wears


LAST GUEST       
First Line: Now that thy friends are gone
Last Line: Who comes, alone, by night


LAST NIGHT       
First Line: Last night, as I sat here alone
Last Line: And woke me - stark with fear


LAST STRAW       
First Line: I watched them troop through the gates of glory
Last Line: But must I mix with the moralists'?'


LAST SWALLOW       
First Line: The robin whistles again. Day's arches narrow
Last Line: Knows where the coast of far mysterious sun-wild %africa lours


LATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Three small men in a small house
Last Line: One stirred in his sleep and said.


LE JEU EST FAIT       
First Line: Here lies a gambler, every trick now played
Last Line: And only one card left, a spade


LEAVES       
First Line: Even as my fingers snapped the stem
Last Line: What word of 'beauty' will serve instead'?


LETHE       
First Line: Only the blessed of lethe's dews


LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hearken, o dear, now strikes the hour we die
Last Line: Of all things lovely the cold mortuary.


LIFE LIVES ON LIFE'       
First Line: Life lives on life - that stale old tale!
Last Line: And long-loved lips mused, stay!


LIFETIME: EPITAPH FOR WILLIAM BLAKE       
First Line: I lived; I toiled - day in, day out
Last Line: I, who am come to this?


LIKE SISTERS       
First Line: There is a thicket in the wild
Last Line: As love is from unchastity


LINES ON OPHELIA       
First Line: She found an exit from her life
Last Line: Mine - her foul might-have-been


LION-HUNTER       
First Line: The lion-hunter is a man
Last Line: Colloguing with a lion


LISTEN!    Poem Text    
First Line: Quiet your faces; be crossed every thumb
Last Line: Like linnets of silver sing.


LITTLE BIRDS BATHE       


LITTLE HOUSE       
First Line: I built my dear a little house
Last Line: Sleep, chatter, and are merry


LITTLE SHOP       
First Line: The whistler on the whistle
Last Line: Is the name of the shop-keeper - time


LOB LIE BY THE FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: He squats by the fire
Last Line: Just an hour in the mirk.


LOB-LIE-BY-THE-FIRE       
First Line: Keep me a crust %or starve I must
Last Line: Prosperous master, %and kind mistress


LOGS       
First Line: This tree, by april wreathed in flowers
Last Line: Is into firewood made


LONE       
First Line: Shrill rang the squeak in the empty house
Last Line: Scolding the sheep-strewn mountain's side


LONE MUST EVERY SPIRIT BE       
First Line: Lone must every spirit be
Last Line: Death shining there


LONG AGO       
First Line: Whatever sweetness this poor heart may keep
Last Line: To you - most dear - to thee


LONGLEGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Longlegs - he yelled 'coo-ee!'
Last Line: A thin 'coo-ee!'


LOOKING-GLASS       
First Line: Nothing is so sure that it
Last Line: Lost in delight at seeing you.'


LOOKING-GLASS AND THE GARDEN       
First Line: This is my window: here I see
Last Line: There only pleasures dwell


LOST       
First Line: A long life passes; but of all it gives
Last Line: To orb one moment of a summer's morn


LOST SELF       
First Line: Oh for the will to love no more
Last Line: All that thou wert, and art


LOST WORLD       
First Line: Why, inward companion, are you so dark with %anguish?
Last Line: Or nearer draw to your heartsick infidel!


LOVE'       
First Line: Children - alone - are grave
Last Line: And laughs out, naked, like a little boy


LOVELOCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: I watched the lady caroline
Last Line: Her beauteous hair about.


LOVERS       
First Line: There fell an hour when - as if clock
Last Line: While love is theirs on earth!


LUCY       
First Line: Strange - as I sat brooding, here
Last Line: As gently pierced my breast!


LULLABY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, sleep, thou lovely one!
Last Line: Sleep, sleep, thou lovely one!


LULLABY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Shut now those slumber-haunted eyes
Last Line: Sleep to the drowsy little one!


LULLABY (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, sleep, lovely white soul!
Last Line: Sleep, sleep, lovely white soul.


LULLAY       
First Line: Now lullay, my sweeting
Last Line: My lorn one, my dear!'


LULLAY, MY HEART, AND FIND THY PEACE       
First Line: Lullay, my heart, and find thy peace
Last Line: As I for mine!


LULLY       
First Line: Nay, ninny, shut those sleepy eyes
Last Line: Safe on thy mother's arm


M.O.R.S.    Poem Text    
First Line: Stranger, where I at peace do lie
Last Line: Leave me to my own company!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


MACBETH    Poem Text    
First Line: Rose, like dim battlements, the hills and reared
Last Line: A soul still childish in a blackened hell.


MAERCHEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Soundless the moth-flit, crisp the death-watch tick
Last Line: The cat looked long and softly at the king.


MAGNIFYING GLASS       
First Line: With this round glass
Last Line: Twould seem you'd walk there %in an afternoon!
Subject(s): Insects; Spiders


MAKING A FIRE       
First Line: Scatter a few cold cinders into the empty grate
Last Line: As soon as god's mercy would quench them, love, weeping, %lights them again


MANY A MICKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: A little sound
Last Line: The drowsy bed.


MARCH HARES       
First Line: The best way to go,' said my muffled-up friend, 'is to look in
Last Line: Which wasn't exacaly fair


MARTHA    Poem Text    
First Line: Once...Once upon a time...'
Last Line: Of an age gone by.


MARTINS       
First Line: Chelidon urbica urbica!' %I cried on the little bird
Last Line: None paid me the faintest heed


MARTINS: SEPTEMBER       
First Line: At secret daybreak they had met
Last Line: A sparrow pecking in the dust


MARY       
First Line: Mary! Mary! Mary!
Last Line: Come to the dairy, please!


MASTER RABBIT    Poem Text    
First Line: As I was walking
Last Line: A human near!


ME       
First Line: As long as I live
Last Line: And the spirit within it %is gone
Subject(s): Self


MEAT       
First Line: From out his red and sawdust shop
Last Line: And help the greengrocer next door


MEDDLING       
First Line: Says james to his second cousin, he says
Last Line: And there I intend to stay.'


MELMILLO    Poem Text    
First Line: Three and thirty birds there stood
Last Line: Danced alone -- lone danced melmillo.


MEMORY       
First Line: Ah, memory - that strange deceiver!
Last Line: When she is gone I too must go


MEMORY: A PORTRAIT       
First Line: A solemn plain-faced child stands gazing there
Last Line: Where now the fowler weaves his subtleties


MERCUTIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Along an avenue of almond-trees
Last Line: Leaving the spring faint with mercutio.


MERMAIDS       
First Line: Leagues, leagues over
Last Line: And the wandering moon


MESSENGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: A few all-faithful words, a glance from eyes
Last Line: These light-wing messengers flit back to god?


MIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Jemima is my name
Last Line: Calls, mocking, up the stair.


MINSTREL       
First Line: Black night; small moon
Last Line: I am death
Subject(s): Death; Minstrels


MIRACH, ANTARES...       
First Line: Mirach, antares, vega, caph, alcor
Last Line: They, or the incantation of their names


MIRAGE; ... AND BURNED THE TOPLESS TOWERS OF ILIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Strange fabled face! From sterile shore to shore
Last Line: And thou art named, despair.


MISERICORDIA!       


MISS CHERRY       
First Line: Once - once I loved
Last Line: And miss cherry loved me


MISS CLEGG       
First Line: Miss clegg was accustomed to do as she wished
Last Line: And awaited a bite from the billow


MISS GOOTZ       
First Line: Certain people one knows
Last Line: My very odd neighbour miss g


MISS LOO    Poem Text    
First Line: When thin-strewn memory I look through
Last Line: Asked nothing else, if she had you.


MISS PHEASANT       
First Line: There was an old man with a gun
Last Line: At espying a lady named pheasant


MISS T.    Poem Text    
First Line: It's a very odd thing
Last Line: Turns into miss t.


MISSEL THRUSH       
First Line: When from the brittle ice the fields
Last Line: Shouts wild against the sky


MISSING WORD       
First Line: The glory that was greece', I read
Last Line: Into my mind would come!


MIST       
First Line: Sometimes in moods of gloom - like mist
Last Line: That sang to me


MISTLETOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sitting under the mistletoe
Last Line: Lips unseen -- and kissed me there.


MISTRESS FELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Whom seek you here, sweet mistress fell?'
Last Line: For a close whispering.'


MODERN GADARA       
First Line: Appalled, in dream, I watched the ravenous swine
Last Line: Lo, every one could swim


MOMENT       
First Line: O time - the heedless child you are!
Last Line: Yes, even to eternity


MONSTER       
First Line: There was an old man with a net
Last Line: No, nothing at all: merely sea


MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The far moon maketh lovers wise
Last Line: Her twilight enters in.
Subject(s): Love


MOONSHINE       
First Line: There was a young lady of rheims
Last Line: Cried aloud, 'I am coming, o bard of my dreams!' %and was clasped to his bosom in gizeh


MORNING TOILET    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis sure eleven by the sun
Last Line: A thousand crowns a sprig.


MORROW       
First Line: The moon doth fade that shone on juliet
Last Line: Flee to the everlasting peace of romeo


MOTLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, death, I'd have a word with thee
Last Line: Tis time thy prayers were said!
Variant Title(s): The Fool Rings His Bells
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


MOTLEY: MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: When music sounds, gone is the earth I know
Last Line: The swift-winged hours, as I hasten along.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MOTLEY: PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Night is o'er england, and the winds are still
Last Line: These bright dews once were mixed with bloody sweat.
Subject(s): Peace; World War I; First World War


MOTLEY: THE GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Who knocks?' 'I, who was beautiful
Last Line: The sweet cheat gone.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Grief; Love; Supernatural; Sorrow; Sadness


MOTLEY: THE REVENANT    Poem Text    
First Line: O all ye fair ladies with your colours and your graces
Last Line: Now wrapt in the gross clay, bereft of life's breath.


MOURN'ST THOU NOW?    Poem Text    
First Line: Long ago from radiant palace
Last Line: Of a god once thine?


MOURNER       
First Line: Nothing for him on earth went right
Last Line: Whence then these scalding tears?'


MOUSE       
First Line: In a snug little house
Last Line: And we called it magnani


MR. ALACADACCA    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. Alacadacca's
Last Line: A-l-a-c-a-d-a-c-c-a.


MR. PUNCH       
First Line: A screech across the sands
Last Line: Belled cap, hook-nose %and hump!


MRS. EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Mrs. Earth makes silver black
Last Line: Why, neither knows.


MRS. GRUNDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Step very softly, sweet quiet-foot
Last Line: The guile of a voice: hark!. . .' 'come in. Come in!'


MRS. MACQUEEN, OR THE LOLLIE-SHOP    Poem Text    
First Line: With glass like a bull's-eye
Last Line: In the linden tree.


MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: O restless fingers - not that music make!
Last Line: Rises the goddess from the waves dark blue.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MUSIC UNHEARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet sounds, begone
Last Line: And reflections be.'


MUST AND MAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Must and may they were two half-brothers
Last Line: Singing a, b, c, d, e. F. G.


MY MIDNIGHT LAMP BURNS DIM WITH SHAME       
Last Line: Thy ghost once absent, dear


MYSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a garden, grey
Last Line: Myself with me.


N.F.    Poem Text    
First Line: See now, if thou have any heed
Last Line: Lest the unsleeping find the wake!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


NAPOLEON    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the world, o soldiers?
Last Line: Is I.'
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821); War


NAT VOLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lieth nat vole
Last Line: He'd not listeners seek!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


NED GUN    Poem Text    
First Line: Where be sam potter now?
Last Line: No: nor ned gunn.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


NED VAUGHAN    Poem Text    
First Line: A shepherd, ned vaughan
Last Line: And shepherd in sleep.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On A Shepherd
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


NEVER       
First Line: Take me, or leave me - I'm not thine,'
Last Line: But - 'take me, or leave me, I'm not thine!'


NEVER AGAIN       
First Line: Jwell, if I fall in love again
Last Line: A single hour with her on earth?


NEVER MORE SAILOR       


NEVER YET       
First Line: Never yet I peaceful lay
Last Line: And, once more, happy, die!


NEVER-TO -BE    Poem Text    
First Line: Down by the waters of the sea
Last Line: Whispering of what comes not again.


NEWS       
First Line: Hearken! 'tis news I cry!'
Last Line: It is breathed, 'love is dead'.'


NICHOLAS NYE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Thistle and darnel and dock grew there
Last Line: Old nicholas nye.
Subject(s): Animals


NICOLETTA       
First Line: Oh, my pretty nicoletta
Last Line: The wild thyme blows


NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: All from the light of the sweet moon
Last Line: Sighs, and his soft airs flow.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: The last light fails - that shallow pool of day!
Last Line: The glory of beauty are in one enravished face.


NO       
First Line: A drear, wind-weary afternoon
Last Line: Of whom, - and how much, - I loved


NO BED       
First Line: No bed! No bed! We shouted
Last Line: Call in thy footsore boys %to harmless night!
Subject(s): Night


NO JEWEL       
First Line: No jewel from the rock
Last Line: Across the furze


NO VOICE TO SCOLD       


NO!       
First Line: Full oft I've stood at winter dusk alone upon the strand
Last Line: And hear the lark's shrill roundelay, %I know I know I know


NO, NO, NO!       
First Line: Had you loved me


NOBODY KNOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Often I've heard the wind sigh
Last Line: Burns day.


NOCTURNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis not my voice now speaks; but as a bird
Last Line: To that self's self it still is dreaming of.
Subject(s): Love


NOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Softly along the road of evening
Last Line: "rest, rest, and rest again."
Subject(s): Shepherds & Shepherdesses


NOON       
First Line: Few and faint a bird's small notes
Last Line: Floated beneath a willow tree


NOON AND NIGHT FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Not any flower that blows
Last Line: Lifts her dim torch to light that dreaming face.


NOSTALGIA (LATER VERSION OF 'THE TWO HOUSES)       
First Line: In the strange city of life
Last Line: Where dark doth dwell


NOT BY THE CLOSEST SHAVE       
Last Line: And all his occupation gone


NOT I!    Poem Text    
First Line: As I came out of wiseman's street
Last Line: Envying no man -- no, not I.


NOT ONE       
First Line: Turn your head sidelong
Last Line: Can ever come again


NOT ONE       
First Line: We may, most dear, as bodies meet
Last Line: Can life even one retrieve


NOT ONLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Not only ruins their lichen have
Last Line: Denied its passing hour.
Subject(s): Time


NOT THAT WAY    Poem Text    
First Line: No, no. Guard thee. Get thee gone
Last Line: Not that way!


NOT YET       
First Line: Not love me? Even yet!' - half dreaming, I
Last Line: Before she was dead


NOTHING       
First Line: Whsst, and away, and over the green
Subject(s): Nothingness; Supernatural


NOW       
First Line: The longed-for summer goes


NOW SILENT FALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now silent falls the clacking mill
Last Line: And no time, no, love.


NOW TWELVE ABOVE       


NOW, DEAR ME!       


NOW, MY DEAR, FOR GRACIOUS SAKE       


NOWEL       
First Line: Holly dark: pale mistletoe
Last Line: To sing, what none could say


O CHILDISH MIND!       
First Line: O childish mind! - last night to rapture won
Last Line: Find a like happiness in a single pink!


O DEAR ME!    Poem Text    
First Line: Here are crocuses, white, gold, grey!
Last Line: O dear me!' says emmanuel.


O LOVELY ENGLAND       
First Line: O lovely england, whose ancient peace
Last Line: Dream unashamed of these!
Subject(s): England


O ONLIE ONE, FARE-WELL!       


O PASSER-BY, BEWARE!       


O.A.    Poem Text    
First Line: Who: and how: and where: and when
Last Line: Still with their last breath, why?
Subject(s): Epitaphs


O.M.O.R.E.       
First Line: Tis years fourscore
Last Line: We have seen the o.M.O.R.E.!'


OCCLUDED       
First Line: Chilled is the air with fallen rain
Last Line: The virgin huntress horns the silent sky


ODD MAN OUT       
First Line: Have you ever fought in a battle, tom?'
Last Line: That were sam's score, sir. Odd man out I %took for mine,' he said


OF A SON'       
First Line: A garish room - oil-lamped; a stove's warm blaze
Last Line: In the brief hush of tongues resumed its tick


OFF THE GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Three jolly farmers / once bet a pound
Last Line: Off the ground!'
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


OH, WHY?       
First Line: Oh, why make such ado
Last Line: Stars without number


OH, YES, MY DEAR       
First Line: Oh, yes, my dear, you have a mother
Last Line: You to be next in that long row!


OLD AUTHOR       
First Line: The end, he scrawled, and blotted it. Then eyed
Last Line: And everything left unsaid!'


OLD B.       
First Line: To sit under a tree
Last Line: And that's about all that is known of old b


OLD BEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sad is old ben thistlethwaite
Last Line: Greener the moss-grown tree.


OLD CANNON       
First Line: Come, patient rust


OLD SAILOR       
First Line: There came an old sailor
Last Line: And snored, snored, snored


OLD SHELLOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Come!' said old shellover
Last Line: Ay!' said creep.


OLD SUMMERHOUSE       
First Line: This blue-washed, old, thatched summerhouse
Last Line: That music, remote, forlorn


OLD SUSAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When susan's work was done, she'd sit
Last Line: And rooted in romance remain.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


OLD TAILOR       
First Line: There was once an old tailor of hickery mo
Last Line: A fine kakkamangul you're making now!'


OMEN       
First Line: Far overhead - the glass set fair
Last Line: To win its pleasure back again


OMNISCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why look'd'st thou on the beauties of the earth
Last Line: Man, till his saviour come, at peace asleep!


ON MISTRESS ALICE OLIVER       
First Line: Here sleeps, past earth's awakening


ON THE ESPLANADE       
First Line: The autumnal gales had wreaked their will
Last Line: And shrill, sad challenge cried


ONCE (1)       
First Line: Once would the early sun steal in through my eastern
Last Line: Even the loved should know


ONCE (2)       
First Line: As deep as sand in egypt
Last Line: In muscovy's the snow!


ONCE IN KIND ARMS, ALAS, YOU HELD ME CLOSE       
Last Line: Yet live, god only knows


ONE IN THE PUBLIC GALLERY       
First Line: The seraph scanned the murderer in the dock
Last Line: He turned his burning eyes and looked at me


ONE SWALLOW       
First Line: Strange - after so many quiet springs


ONE, TWO, THREE       
First Line: One I've loved, and two I've loved
Last Line: But jessamy chose me


OPHELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: There runs a crisscross pattern of small leaves
Last Line: Better the glassy horror of the stream.


ORCHARD       
First Line: Lapped in the light and heat of noon
Last Line: But they? - all gone


OTHER VOICE       
First Line: Sweet musician stay thine art
Last Line: Sweetness out of dust!


OTHERS (1)       
First Line: Friendly?' %'perhaps!'
Last Line: They are the happier when I'm away.'


OTHERS (2)       
First Line: How few the human frailties we can never
Last Line: How dodge the dread contagion of the dull?


OUT OF A DREAM       
First Line: Out of a dream I came
Last Line: Behold! I am come.'


OUT OF BOUNDS       
First Line: Why covet what eye cannot see
Last Line: Wondrous with falling snow?


OUTCASTS       
First Line: There broods a hovel by a narrow way


OUTCASTS       
First Line: Grunting he paused. Dead-cold the balustrade
Last Line: Searched the dark bridge - but not a soul in sight


OUTER DARKNESS       
First Line: Uncompanioned, forlorn, the shade of a shade
Last Line: But nothingness made no reply


OUTSKIRTS       
First Line: The night was cloyed with flowers
Last Line: Hearken - an outcast I - I cry, %beware!


OVER THE DOWNS       
First Line: A stick between his knees, sits pat
Last Line: May know: he does not tell


OWL (1)       
First Line: Apart, thank heaven, from all to do
Last Line: Till it grow dark enough for him to see
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


OWL (3)       
First Line: Owl of the wildwood I
Last Line: Of my woodland through: %a-hooh! A-hooh! - %a-hooh!
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


PAINT       
First Line: A dumpy plain-faced child stands gazing there
Last Line: What grave velasquez talked to her about


PAIR       
First Line: There's a stealthy old gaffer named time
Last Line: A sly, blindfold rascal (with arrows) called cupid


PALE-FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark are those eyes, a solemn blue
Last Line: The very self that made you so.
Subject(s): Beauty


PANTOMIME       
First Line: Were those fine horses once white mice
Last Line: We ask, but cannot say


PARCHMENT       
First Line: Thou who wouldst dare
Last Line: Upon his dish!


PASSION       
First Line: Passion's a flame that, leaping up apace
Last Line: Not for the wishing, but because it must


PEACE       
First Line: A heart to be at peace with
Last Line: Be all the hope in me


PEAK AND PUKE    Poem Text    
First Line: From his cradle in the glamourie
Last Line: Ye shall ne'er be woman's baby!


PEEPING TOM       
First Line: I was there - by the curtains
Last Line: And without any locks?


PENNY       
First Line: A person of abergavenny
Last Line: By an old man from bromley-by-bow


PHILIP'       
First Line: A flattened orb of water his
Last Line: Eludes, I fear, poor philip's rhyme


PICTURE-BOOK       
First Line: Dear reader, prythee, stay, and look
Last Line: This picture-book has been to me


PIGS       
First Line: A cock it was, in the stable yard
Last Line: A snow-white blackbird sings


PILGRIM FORGET    Poem Text    
First Line: Pilgrim forget; in this dark tide
Last Line: Ache for thy love!


PLASTER CAST       
First Line: It called to mind one now long out of sight
Last Line: A random moonbeam on its peaceful face


PLAYMATE       
First Line: Weep no more, nor grieve, nor sigh
Last Line: Where I was cruel to thee!


PLEASE TO REMEMBER'       
First Line: Here am I
Last Line: Will be dust and ashes


POETRY       
First Line: In stagnant gloom I toil through day
Last Line: Into this garden of the lord's


POINTS OF VIEW       
First Line: This satirist, well-meaning, makes a hubbub
Last Line: In blissful ignorance of the satirist


POLLIE       
First Line: Pollie is a simpleton
Last Line: Shining in that small face?


POLONIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: There haunts in time's bare house an active ghost
Last Line: Would turn and call him cousin -- for the likeness.


PONJOO       
First Line: My uncle jasper in siam
Last Line: But never, mever '--------!'


POOH!       
First Line: Dainty miss apathy %sat on a sofa
Last Line: But contained just four letters, %and these pronounced pooh!
Subject(s): Apathy; Bores


POOL IN THE ROCK       
First Line: In this water, clear as air
Last Line: Sounds on the hollow thunder of the tide


POOR 'MISS 7'    Poem Text    
First Line: Lone and alone she lies
Last Line: Happy miss 7.


POOR BEN, OLD BEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wi'decks awas'
Last Line: Pore-benn-ole-ben!
Variant Title(s): Nod's Old English Song


POOR BIRD!       
Last Line: And lovely be!


POOR HENRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thick in its glass
Last Line: Of health next week!


PORTRAIT       
First Line: Scarf and fillet, chaplet, gem
Last Line: Lucrezia borgia?...It is I.'


PORTRAIT       
First Line: Only thy fair small face I see
Last Line: Still in untroubled sleep


PORTRAIT OF A BOY'       
First Line: At evens with the copious april clouds


POT OF MUSK       
First Line: A glance - and instantly the small meek flower
Last Line: Ere it had lost its scent


PRECIOUS STONES       
First Line: Ruby, amethyst, emerald, diamond
Last Line: Amber and coral and orient pearl!


PRETENDER       
First Line: In the greens of the wilds of seringapatam
Last Line: When there's none to reply, 'it is not.'


PRIDE HATH ITS FRUITS ALSO       
First Line: What shades are these that now oppress my eyes
Last Line: No more the secret reflex of my soul


PRINCE       
First Line: Sweet peridarchus was a prince
Last Line: The princeliest of princes!'


PROBLEMS       
First Line: Gone! Where? My glasses!' the old quidnunc cries
Last Line: He finds them on his nose


PRODIGAL SON       
First Line: This weakling who, while yet a child
Last Line: But none would let him in


PROLOGUE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Summer is come - brisk pink, and wilding rose
Last Line: A waif indeed, alas, but not from love a-stray.


PROLOGUE (2)       
First Line: A good wine needs no bush' - ay, so. No more
Last Line: With tragic marlowe for prodigious theme?


PROMENADE       
First Line: See master humphrey, with his mother
Last Line: Biscuits and cheese


PUSS       
First Line: A sly old puss that paused to cross the road


PUSS       
First Line: Puss loves man's winter fire
Last Line: And reads his book


QUACK       
First Line: What said the drake to his lady-love
Last Line: Quacked their quacked quack, quack, quacks back


QUACK!       
First Line: The duck is whiter than whey is
Last Line: And says, quack! Quack!


QUACK-HUNTING       
First Line: When evening's darkening azure
Last Line: I make my nightly score, I count %their quacks


QUEEN DJENIRA    Poem Text    
First Line: When queen djenira slumbers through
Last Line: And silent flit away.


QUEEN WASP       
First Line: Why rouse from thy long winter sleep?
Last Line: Back to my self am gone


QUICKELS       
First Line: The quickel-fish a-quiver in parana-tinga river never
Last Line: Thirst for more!


QUIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Mutely the mole toils on
Last Line: When naught but an image of the loved one's nigh.


RACHEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Rachel sings sweet
Last Line: And of memory.


RAILWAY JUNCTION       
First Line: From here through tunnelled gloom the track
Last Line: One into darkening hills leads on, %and one toward distant seas?


RAIN       
First Line: I woke in the swimming dark
Last Line: Till night was gone


RAINBOW (2)       
First Line: Stood twice ten thousand warriors on green grass
Last Line: And, sleeping, smiled again that night - his head upon %his pillow
Subject(s): Rainbows


RAPIDS       
First Line: Grieve must my heart age hastens by
Last Line: Now parting draweth near


RARITIES       
First Line: Beauty, and grace, and wit are rare
Last Line: Good nature and good sense


RATS       
First Line: Foul vermin they
Last Line: Wash its whiskered face


RECLUSE       
First Line: Here lies (where all at peace may be
Last Line: To die, as he had lived, a child


RECONCILIATION       
First Line: Leave april now, and autumn having
Last Line: And quiet have!


REFLECTION       
First Line: Empty and cold is the night without


REFLECTIONS       
First Line: So much herself she is that when she is near


REFLECTIONS       
First Line: Three sisters - and the youngest
Last Line: The dark gaze of truth


REJECTED       
First Line: When you in paradise find grace


REMEMBRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky was like a waterdrop
Last Line: Of all most dead to me.


RESERVED       
First Line: ... I was thinking, mother, of that poor old horse
Last Line: Gilded the globe, reserved for man, %preparing for the night


REUNION (1)       
First Line: Tryants - the slaves of intermittent dread
Last Line: And all else verges towards paradise


REUNION (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Where twilight broods o'er acheron
Last Line: Age turn again to thee!


REVENANT       
First Line: Thou art, then, come? Years are but days. But days
Last Line: Pursuing thee, past capture, in the tomb


REVERIE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Bring not bright candles, for his eyes
Last Line: Palaces in the sky!


REVERIE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When slim sophia mounts her horse
Last Line: She paces to.


RHYMES AND VERSES: ALL BUT BLIND       
First Line: All but blind %in his chambered hole
Last Line: So, blind to some-one %I must be


RICHARD HALLADAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Each in place as god did 'gree
Last Line: Ask again -- ask again!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


RIFT       
First Line: We argue on of gods, not god
Last Line: What you reject in mine.'


RISEN SUN       
First Line: I lay a while, exulting in its light
Last Line: That dared not meet its gaze


ROBIN       
First Line: Ghost-grey the fall of night
Subject(s): Robins


ROBIN       
First Line: As little bess was walking home
Last Line: Left empty the round pebble-stone


ROMANCE       
First Line: Well, then, you ask me what is real
Last Line: The vineyards of romance


ROOKS IN OCTOBER       
First Line: They sweep up, crying, riding the wind
Last Line: I watched them as a child!


ROOM       
First Line: Pot on the mantel; picture; clock
Last Line: They are not out of mind


ROSE       
First Line: Three centuries now are gone
Last Line: Pleading of things he loved, it sings of rose


ROSE       
First Line: He comes to where a seeding rose
Last Line: His solitude to share


ROSE IN CANDLELIGHT       
First Line: The oil in wild aladdin's lamp
Last Line: And only representative.'


ROSE IN WATER       
First Line: A rose in water, to its stem
Last Line: Gives even its thorns their share


ROUND       
First Line: I watched, upon a vase's rim
Last Line: And idle did remain


RUBY       
First Line: There was an old bhoojah of ghat
Last Line: There might blaze unseen a great ruby


RUINOUS ABBEY       
First Line: Stilled the meek glory of thy music
Last Line: Thy peace for ever won!


SADLY, O SADLY, THE SWEET BELLS OF BADDELEY       


SAFETY FIRST       
First Line: Do not mention this young child's beauty as he stands there
Last Line: But of speech, not a word: just a smile. Beware of the evil %eye!


SAID FLORES'       
First Line: If I had a drop of attar
Last Line: Where then should I go?'


SAID JANE       
First Line: Said jane to the old fisherman
Last Line: When they their talk began


SALLIE       
First Line: When sallie with her pitcher goes
Last Line: Ah! Would 'twere love for me!


SALLIE'S MUSICAL BOX       
First Line: Once it made music, tiny, frail, yet sweet
Last Line: Whose toy it was, has gone; and taken the key


SAM    Poem Text    
First Line: When sam goes back in memory
Last Line: Morning would find me gone.'


SAM LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor sam lover
Last Line: His wildness over.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SAM'S THREE WISHES: OR LIFE'S LITTLE WHIRLIGIG    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm thinking and thinking,' said old sam shore
Last Line: Are bound to continue -- well -- ad infinitum!


SAMMIE GURDON    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe, my friend, thou'rt main athirst'
Last Line: Will warmly welcome thee.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SANTA CLAUS (1)       
First Line: Hast thou, in fancy, trodden where lie
Last Line: There dwells thy loved santa claus'
Subject(s): Christmas; Santa Claus


SANTA CLAUS (2)       
First Line: On wool-soft feet he peeps and creeps
Subject(s): Christmas; Santa Claus


SATIRE'       
First Line: The dying man on his pillow
Last Line: At the ash in the grate


SCHOLARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Logic does well at school
Last Line: And wakes to dream all night.
Subject(s): Schools; Students


SEA-MAGIC; TO R.I.    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart faints in me for the distant sea
Last Line: Looms steadfast in the wonder of her home.
Subject(s): Ingpen, Roger; Sea; Ocean


SEA-NYMPH       
First Line: There was an old mariner
Last Line: Clap - clap - clap - clap - clapped


SECOND CHILDHOOD       
First Line: What! Heartsick still, grown old and grey


SECOND THOUGHTS       
First Line: Gone the promise, pains and care


SECOND-HAND       
First Line: Courage, poor fool! Ripe though thy tare-crop be
Last Line: Some herb of grace was there, though not thine own


SECRET       
First Line: A hidden self rebels, its slumber broken
Last Line: All things to silence come


SECRET (1)       
First Line: Open your eyes!...Now, look, and see!
Last Line: Give you my life, too, if I could


SECRET (2)       
First Line: I bless the hand that once held mine
Last Line: And divine silence is


SEE, HERE'S THE WARANT...'       
First Line: The day has foundered, and dead midnight's here
Last Line: Its witching wildfire back


SEEDS       
First Line: The seeds I sowed - %for weeks unseen
Last Line: To bask in sunshine, %see the day


SEEN AND HEARD       
First Line: Lovely things these eyes have seen
Last Line: For but one faint-hued cowslip, one wild rose


SELF TO SELF       
First Line: Wouldst thou then happy be
Last Line: If thou'rt in heaven or hell


SEPHINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Black lacqueys at the wide-flung door
Last Line: Was ever cheek so wan?


SHADOW       
First Line: When the last of gloaming's gone
Last Line: White as snow


SHADOW (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Even the beauty of the rose doth cast
Last Line: The beauty of heaven's shadowless asphodel?


SHADOW (2)       
First Line: Beware! - breathes the faint evening wind?
Last Line: The outcast at thy door


SHADOWS       
First Line: The horse in the field
Last Line: When the new day was born


SHE       
First Line: Stay, and hearken; low I lie
Last Line: Thinkest thou I'm at rest?'


SHE IN THY DREAMS WATCH OVER THEE       
First Line: She in thy dreams watch over thee!
Last Line: Loose thee to earth again!


SHE SAID       
First Line: She said, 'I will come back again
Last Line: And even pining's done


SHE'S ME FORGOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Me who have sailed
Last Line: She's thee forgot!
Variant Title(s): Andy's Love Song


SHEEP       
First Line: Early sunbeams shafting the beech-boles
Last Line: But, strangely indwelling, those shapes of stone


SHELLFISH       
First Line: Here I saw the mist roll inland
Last Line: Mid the beating of the sea


SHEPHERD       
First Line: When I was out one morning
Last Line: Day of judgment, harvest home, or %bread and cheese?


SHEPHERD'S WARNING       
First Line: Pleasant it was, once - once to stray
Last Line: Save that sullen red in the eastern skies?


SHUBBLE       
First Line: There was an old man said, 'I fear'
Last Line: He gulped down his ink with cantankerous haste, %and chopped off his head with a shubble


SIGHS HAVE NO SKILL       


SILAS DWIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Though hautboy and basoon may break
Last Line: And stop out shrill, this happy morn.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: With changeful sound life beats upon the ear;
Last Line: Hearkens the lightest word we say, or hear.


SILLY SALLIE       
First Line: Silly sallie! Silly sallie! %called the boys down blind man's alley
Last Line: Though it pleased the boys in blind man's alley %still to be shouting silly sallie!


SILVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowly, silently, now the moon
Last Line: By silver reeds in a silver stream.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Silver; Bedtime


SINGING AND DANCING       
First Line: That day, that day, that gentle day
Last Line: Trolly lolly leman, dow


SIR WILLOUGHBY BRANKSOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas! Alack!
Last Line: What more is left to say?
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SIX AND THIRTY YEARS GONE       


SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Men all, and birds, and creeping beasts
Last Line: That burgeons out of night.
Subject(s): Sleep


SLEEP-WALKER       
First Line: The wick lay wasting in its oil
Last Line: Such paths of ecstasies


SLEEPER (2)       
First Line: The lovely, sleeping, lay in bed
Last Line: At hand, its wondrous bread


SLEEPING CHILD       
First Line: Like night-shut flower is this slumbering face
Last Line: And childhood's dreams, at least, need not forsake thee


SLEEPY HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: As I lay awake in the white moon light
Last Line: To sing of the buttercups and dew.
Variant Title(s): The Gnomies


SLIM CUNNING HANDS       
First Line: Slim cunning hands at rest, and cozening eyes
Last Line: Nor all earth's flowers, how fair
Subject(s): Death; Language


SLUM CHILD       
First Line: No flower grew where I was bred
Last Line: A self beyond surmise


SLUMBER-SONG       
First Line: Lullaby, lullaby
Last Line: Wan in the west


SNAIL       
First Line: All day shut fast in whorled retreat
Last Line: Nor moonshine's slumbrous dew


SNARE       
First Line: Poets tell over to a lulling air
Last Line: That god made manifest the worlds await


SNOW (1)       
First Line: This meal-white snow
Last Line: The heart sighs answer, %benedicite!
Subject(s): Snow


SNOW (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: No breath of wind
Last Line: His lonely tune.
Subject(s): Snow


SNOW-MAN       
First Line: What shape is this in cowl of snow?
Last Line: And, at his heels, jack frost!


SNOWDROP       
First Line: Thou break'st from earth. Thy beauty of dust is made
Last Line: Yet shed her balm, and sing thee lullaby!


SNOWDROP       
First Line: Now - now, as low I stooped, thought I
Last Line: Not two of us, but three


SNOWFLAKE (1)       
First Line: Before I melt, %come, look at me!
Last Line: Breathe, and I vanish %instantly
Subject(s): Snow


SNOWING       
First Line: Snowing; snowing
Last Line: To rest in eternal trance


SO IT WOULD SEEM       
First Line: When, then, it comes at length to this
Last Line: Whisper then 'lo!' then, sesame!


SOFTLY, DROWSILY / OUT OF SLEEP       


SOLITARY BIRD       
First Line: Why should a bird in that solitary hollow
Last Line: Bird gone, and memeory too


SOLITUDE (1)       
First Line: Ghosts there must be with me in this old house
Last Line: Soft as its own may be, beyond the pale


SOLITUDE (2)       
First Line: Wish! And it's thine!' the changeling piped
Last Line: Out of the green


SOLITUDE (3)       
First Line: When the high road
Last Line: Beware! %thou art alone!


SOLITUDE (4)       
First Line: Space beyond space: stars needlilng into night
Last Line: A moonlit drift of cloudlets, still as snow


SOME ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some one came knocking
Last Line: At all, at all, at all.


SOMEWHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Could you tell me the way to somewhere?
Subject(s): Imagination; Travel; Fancy; Journeys; Trips


SOMEWHERE       
First Line: Could you tell me the way to somewhere?
Last Line: The somewhere meant for me!
Subject(s): Imagination; Travel


SON OF MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Son of man, tell me
Last Line: Since thou art thyself as I am.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: O for a moon to light me home!
Last Line: Dreams still as rain!


SONG FROM A PLAY       
First Line: Whirls now the wind with winter snow
Last Line: Truth be my witness. Let it pass


SONG OF SEVEN       
First Line: Far away, and long ago
Last Line: Where is the song of seven?


SOOEEP!'       
First Line: Black as a chimney is his face


SOON       
First Line: Soon, soon must I forgotten be
Last Line: Till thou too sleep


SORCERY    Poem Text    
First Line: What voice is that I hear
Last Line: Death's stretching sea.


SOTTO VOCE; TO EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The haze of noon wanned silver-grey
Last Line: And we are laid abed.'
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)


SPARK       
First Line: Calm was the evening, as if asleep
Last Line: Some omen thus the all bespeak!


SPECTACLE       
First Line: Scan with calm bloodshot eyes the world around us
Last Line: Windowless, doorless, alone


SPECTRE       
First Line: The moment I glanced at the mirk-windowed mansion


SPEECH       
First Line: The robin's whistled stave
Last Line: His inmost sense


SPOTTED FLYCATCHER       
First Line: Gray on gray post, this silent little bird
Last Line: Sighs nature and alas? Or merely, amen?


SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Once when my life was young
Last Line: Now that I'm old.


SPRING       
First Line: Now the slim almond tree


ST. ANDREWS       
First Line: Fickle of choice is memory


ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL       
First Line: The ancient hills take the pale sun
Last Line: On smoke chaotically blown


STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: If to the heavens you lift your eyes
Last Line: Blood-red antares, foe to man.


STAVE       
First Line: O my dear one
Last Line: And sighs, good night


STILL LIFE       
First Line: Bottle, course tumbler, loaf of bread
Last Line: And engrossed, round-spectacled chardin's %passion for life


STONE       
First Line: Folded hands and darkened eyes
Last Line: Thou could'st not say how fair!


STORM (1)       
First Line: First there were two of us, then there were three of us
Last Line: Of sea-birds on the shore


STORM (2)       
First Line: Now evening's dusk in haze is muffled o'er
Last Line: Cold-gushing stream the torrents of the rain


STRANGE SPIRIT       
First Line: Age shall not daunt me, nor sorrow for youth that is gone
Last Line: Knowing that, life of life, thou wast hovering near


STRANGE, IS IT NOT!       
First Line: Strange, is it not! One aged - yea, seventy-five
Last Line: For talk, books, window-watch and inward thought!


STRANGER (4)       
First Line: A little after twilight
Last Line: Who'd danced in the same?


STRANGER, A LIGHT I PRAY!       


STRANGER, A MOMENT PAUSE, AND STAY       


STRANGERS       
First Line: The sad bells sound
Last Line: Am far from home'


STRATAGEM       
First Line: Here's the cave where sorrow dwells
Last Line: Else we too grow shadowy!


SUMMER EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The sandy cat by the farmer's chair
Last Line: Gone is another summer's day.
Subject(s): Animals


SUMMONS       
First Line: What bodiless bird so wildly sings
Last Line: Only itself could tell?'


SUN       
First Line: O, after winter's wrath what loveliness
Last Line: Praise in his footprints, love in either hand
Subject(s): Sun


SUNDAY       
First Line: A child in the sabbath peace, there
Last Line: Down by the full-bosomed river


SUNK LYONESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: In sea-cold lyonesse
Last Line: Caged in his stone-ribbed side.


SUNRISE       
First Line: Bliss it is at break of day
Last Line: His glory greets the candle-frame in mine


SUPPER       
First Line: I supped where bloomed the red rose
Last Line: Seemed as I dreamed the only things %that had ever stirred


SUPPER       
First Line: Her pinched grey body
Last Line: Evening comes


SUPPOSE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Suppose ... And suppose that a wild little horse of magic
Last Line: Suppose. . . And suppose. . .'


SUPPOSE (2)       
First Line: Suppose the year were but a month
Last Line: The mere idea, per se


SUSANNA HARBERT, SPINSTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Let upon my bosom be
Last Line: Will sweeten this ancient haunt of death.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SUSANNAH FRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here sleep I
Last Line: Under the rose.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SUSANNAH PROUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies my wife
Last Line: Come back to me.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


SWALLLOWS FLOWN       
First Line: Whence comes that small continuous silence
Last Line: Had vanished - could not stay?


SWIFTS       
First Line: No' they are only birds - swifts, in the loft of the morning
Last Line: Of him that bringeth good tidings, proclaimeth the gospel of peace!


TACITURN       
First Line: Countless these crosses and these ruinous stones
Last Line: Think not because I am silent, I forget


TANK       
First Line: If I had a little money' mused the reverend philip fish
Last Line: I'm sure, you know, my thoughts would turn to tanks!'


TARBURY STEEP       
First Line: The moon in her gold over tarbury steep
Last Line: In the moonshime of tarbury steep


TARES       
First Line: The seeds of childhood and of youth
Last Line: And in my memory bleats a goat


TARTARY    Poem Text    
First Line: If I were lord of tartary
Last Line: In every purple vale!


TAT FOR TIT       
First Line: Shrill, glass-clear notes - 'titmouse!' I sighed, enchanted
Last Line: Its wheels in need of grease


TELL ME...'       
First Line: Tell me why I am sad
Last Line: Oh, 'tis because I love, since love I must


TENT       
First Line: How cool a tent!
Last Line: And what is in that box
Subject(s): Tents


THAMES       
First Line: There flows a wonderful water
Last Line: Sea-havens to thames


THE BALLAD OF CHRISTMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: It was about the deep of night
Last Line: And judas one of three.
Subject(s): Christmas; Ghosts; Jesus Christ - Legends; Judas Iscariot (d. 30 A.d.); Pilate, Pontius; Supernatural; Nativity, The


THE BANDOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Has anybody seen my mopser?
Last Line: When civilly addressed.


THE BARBER'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Gold locks, and black locks
Last Line: In the bright, blue day.
Subject(s): Barbers


THE BEES' SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Thousandz of thornz there be
Last Line: Of far-away zzzee.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Shadow and light both strove to be
Last Line: And stillness made even lovelier seem.


THE BINDWEED    Poem Text    
First Line: The bindweed roots pierce down
Last Line: Brimmed with reflected day.


THE BIRD SET FREE    Poem Text    
First Line: No marvel, sweet, you clap your wings
Last Line: Who hungers too!'


THE BIRTHNIGHT: TO F    Poem Text    
First Line: Dearest, it was a night
Last Line: Thou, lovely thing.
Subject(s): Birth; Daughters; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE BLIND BOY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I have no master,' said the blind boy
Last Line: The saddest rogue on earth!'


THE BOOKWORM    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm tired - oh, tired of books,' said jack
Last Line: I'm tired of books,' said jack.


THE BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Finger on lip I ever stand
Last Line: Stooping to speak to thee.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THE BUCKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I had a silver buckle
Last Line: May tell of it at all.
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE BURNING-GLASS       
First Line: No map shows my jerusalem
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Suffering & Sacrifice


THE CAGE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did you flutter in vain hope, poor bird
Last Line: Sorrow for where you are, for where you would be.


THE CATECHISM    Poem Text    
First Line: Hast thou then nought wiser to bring
Last Line: With a dream.'


THE CHANGELING (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ahoy, and ahoy!'
Last Line: And tremble away.


THE CHILD IN THE STORY AWAKES    Poem Text    
First Line: The light of dawn rose on my dreams
Last Line: Sweetly the morning star is set.'


THE CHILD IN THE STORY GOES TO BED    Poem Text    
First Line: I prythee, nurse, come smooth my hair
Last Line: Till dawn another day shall bring.


THE CHILDREN OF STARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter is fallen early
Last Line: By the awful breath of god.


THE CHRISTENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The bells chime clear
Last Line: Be love their lullaby!


THE COMB    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother sate me at her glass
Last Line: On high this spangling comb.


THE COMPANION    Poem Text    
First Line: If I should from my grave arise
Last Line: More sweet than these.


THE COQUETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yearn thou may'st
Last Line: And will.


THE CORNER STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sterile these stones
Last Line: Of all he has done?


THE CUPBOARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I know a little cupboard
Last Line: For me, me, me.
Subject(s): Cupboards; Food & Eating


THE DARK CHATEAU    Poem Text    
First Line: In dreams a dark chateau
Last Line: My dark chateau.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE DEATH-DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Who, now, put dreams into thy slumbering mind?
Last Line: Called back to thee across the eternal stream?
Subject(s): Sleep


THE DECOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell us, o pilgrim, what strange she
Last Line: And none fore-tokens rest.'


THE DISGUISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why in my heart, o grief
Last Line: Pierce the skies.


THE DOUBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I curtseyed to the dovecote
Last Line: A-dancing there again.


THE DUNCE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Why does he still keep ticking?
Last Line: And what do I care if it does?


THE DWARF    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, jinnie, my dear, to the dwarf be off
Last Line: Who ever drew tears from a well!


THE DWELLING-PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep in a forest where the kestrel screamed
Last Line: That worn 'alas!'


THE EMPTY HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: See this house, how dark it is
Last Line: Beneath these thick-boughed trees!
Variant Title(s): The Dark House


THE ENCHANTED HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: From height of noon, remote and still
Last Line: Morning enshrines the empty hill.


THE ENGLISHMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I met a sailor in the woods
Last Line: With painted eyes to sea.
Subject(s): England; Sailing & Sailors; English; Seamen; Sails


THE EXILE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am that adam who, with snake for guest
Last Line: But to heaven's nothingness re-welcome eve?


THE FAIRIES DANCING    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard along the early hills
Last Line: The towers and groves of arroar.


THE FAIRY IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a fairy - flake of winter
Last Line: Bare, rimed pine-woods murmured lament.


THE FAIRY-PEDLAR'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Of your 'nevolent nature
Last Line: And the taper burns dull!


THE FAMILIAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you far away?'
Last Line: And cold tempests of rain.'


THE FIDDLERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nine feat fiddlers had good queen bess
Last Line: Fiddlers squealed shrill on their topmost c.


THE FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: How do the days press on, and lay
Last Line: Tis then I seek my kind.


THE FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen, I who love thee well
Last Line: Twould lull thy soul to sleep.
Variant Title(s): Tidings


THE FLY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: How large unto the tiny fly
Last Line: As lambkins to a shepherd.


THE FOOL'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Never, no never, listen too long
Last Line: With platter and finger and spoon -- and good victuals at least.


THE FUNERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: They dressed us up in black
Last Line: He was so tired, poor thing.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE GAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady jane, o lady jane!
Last Line: Beloved as well as loving.


THE GALLIASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, tell me
Last Line: She alone burns none to prove her sleep.


THE GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Peace in thy hands
Last Line: All sorrowing now.


THE GLIMPSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Art thou asleep? Or have thy wings
Last Line: And then is gone.


THE GREY WOLF    Poem Text    
First Line: A fagot, a fagot, go fetch for the fire, son!'
Last Line: Thy son (save his hatchet) thou'lt never see more.'


THE HAPPY ENCOUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw sweet poetry turn troubled eyes
Last Line: In those grey deeps the azure of her own.


THE HARE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the black furrow of a field
Last Line: She fled, and left the moonlight there.


THE HAWTHORN HATH A DEATHLY SMELL'       
First Line: The flowers of the field


THE HOMEY ROBBERS    Poem Text    
First Line: There were two fairies, gimmul and mel
Last Line: Thieves of a guise remotely fair.


THE HORN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hark! Is that a horn I hear
Last Line: Hushed the shepherd's call.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE HORSEMAN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a horseman
Last Line: Was of ivory.


THE HORSEMAN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a horseman rode so fast
Last Line: Since both were now leagues -- leagues away.


THE HOSTAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: In dead of dark to the starry north
Last Line: And thine own son to be.'


THE HOUR-GLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou who know'st all the sorrows of this earth
Last Line: Tis stricken man in men that pleads with thee.


THE HUNTSMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Three jolly gentlemen
Last Line: And galloped away.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


THE IMAGINATION'S PRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Be not too wildly amorous of the far
Last Line: In thine own bosom hides his utmost love.


THE IMP WITHIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Rouse now, my dullard, and thy wits awake
Last Line: Come quick to-morrow. Until then, adieu.'


THE ISLE OF LONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Three dwarfs there were which lived in an isle
Last Line: For thee, o muziomone!


THE JOURNEY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Heart-sick of his journey was the wanderer;
Last Line: Inhospitality.


THE KEYS OF MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: While at her bedroom window once
Last Line: The littlest in the air.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE KING IN SLUMBER WHEN HE LIES DOWN       


THE LADY GODIVA (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: The lady godiva, all tender and fair
Last Line: And of folk to be pitied there's none like the blind.
Subject(s): Godiva, Lady (1140-1180)


THE LAMPLILGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: When the light of day declineth
Last Line: And putteth out the lamps.


THE LAST COACHLOAD; TO COLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Crashed through the woods that lumbering coach. The dust
Last Line: Scamper, breathe -- 'paradise!' abscond, are gone. . . .


THE LINNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon this leafy bush
Last Line: Might vanish in song.
Subject(s): Linnets


THE LISTENERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is there anbody there?' said the traveller
Last Line: When the plunging hoofs were gone.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Religion; Supernatural; Theology


THE LISTENERS: NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: That shining moon - watched by that one faint star
Last Line: And only the lovelier for continuing strange.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE LITTLE BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: My dear daddie bought a mansion
Last Line: Wee small bird. And that was me.
Subject(s): Home


THE LITTLE CREATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Twinkum, twankum, twirlum and twitch
Last Line: My great grandam -- she was a witch.


THE LITTLE GREEN ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Some one is always sitting there
Last Line: In the little green orchard.


THE LITTLE OLD CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas a very small garden
Last Line: He stood aiming at me.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE LITTLE SALAMANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: When I go free
Last Line: Dance burning through the night.


THE LOST SHOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor little lucy
Last Line: For her lost shoe.
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE MARIONETTES    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the foul scene proceed
Last Line: And affrights even fear.


THE MARKET-PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: My mind is like a clamorous market-place
Last Line: Abandoned utterly in haste and fear.


THE MASSACRE    Poem Text    
First Line: The shadow of a poplar tree
Last Line: On one who dreamed.


THE MERMAIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sand, sand; hills of sand;
Last Line: From the darkling caves.


THE MIDGET    Poem Text    
First Line: Just a span and half a span
Last Line: He keeps his own small darkened house.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THE MIGHT-HAVE-BEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Parched were my lips with drought of noon
Last Line: The glory that might have been.'


THE MILLER AND HIS SON    Poem Text    
First Line: A twangling harp for mary
Last Line: The miller and his son.'


THE MIRACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who beckons the green ivy up
Last Line: All but 'o alma!' nought.


THE MOCKING FAIRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Won't you look out of your window mrs. Gill?'
Last Line: The fairy mimbling, mambling in the garden.


THE MONOLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, o lovely one
Last Line: For sanity's sake.


THE MOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Isled in the midnight air
Last Line: To her strange tryst.
Subject(s): Moths


THE MOTHER BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the green twilight of a hedge
Last Line: Patient upon her lonely nest.
Subject(s): Animals


THE MOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Still and blanched and cold and lone
Last Line: And thirsts for their untroubled snows.


THE MULGAR JOURNEY SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: In munza a mulgar once lived alone
Last Line: Drown-ded was dubbuldideery!


THE MULGARS FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Far away in nanga-noon
Last Line: Sulani, ghar magleer.
Variant Title(s): Gar Nulgar-dusangee;marching Song


THE MULLA-MULGARS' JOURNEY SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: That one / alone
Last Line: And walk unharmed where'er he goes.


THE NIGHT-SWANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis silence on the enchanted lake
Last Line: She answers not again.


THE OGRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis moonlight on trebarwith sands
Last Line: As he went striding by.


THE OLD ANGLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Twilight leaned mirrored in a pool
Last Line: Dangling a baitless hook.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


THE OLD HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: A very, very old house I know
Last Line: Into that very old house I know.


THE OLD KING    Poem Text    
First Line: Woke - the old king of cumberland
Last Line: His heart stood still.


THE OLD MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Old and alone, sit we
Last Line: Yet, reluctant, we go.


THE OLD SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: There came an old soldier to my door
Last Line: A fol-rol-dol-rol-di-do.
Subject(s): Soldiers


THE OLD STONE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing on the grey roof, nothing on the brown
Last Line: Peeps closely through the casement as my step goes by.


THE OTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: The forest ended. Glad I was
Last Line: Until he ceases. Then I also shall cease.


THE OWL (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: What if to edge of dream
Last Line: To shatter its dream?
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


THE PATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it an abbey that I see
Last Line: No longer stray!'


THE PEDLAR    Poem Text    
First Line: There came a pedlar to an evening house
Last Line: Dew lies on grave-flowers this selfsame day.


THE PENNY OWING    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor blind tam, the beggar man
Last Line: And the penny I grudged kept safe for you.'
Variant Title(s): Blind Tam


THE PHANTOM (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Upstairs in the large closet, child
Last Line: She hath sweet company.


THE PHANTOM (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Wilt thou never come again
Last Line: Beauteous one!


THE PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is a sea-legged sailor
Last Line: The painter has kept to himself.


THE PIGS AND THE CHARCOAL-BURNER    Poem Text    
First Line: The old pig said to the little pigs
Last Line: At his sullen blaze.


THE PILGRIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall we help you with your bundle
Last Line: In sight of home!


THE PORTRAIT OF A WARRIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: His brow is seamed with line and scar
Last Line: Time hath not dimmed nor death dismayed.


THE QUARRY    Poem Text    
First Line: You hunted me with all the pack
Last Line: Hunts out his heart and eyes.


THE QUARTETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tom sang for joy and ned sang for joy and old sam sang for joy
Last Line: How the eyes of them cried for delight, when we sang our quartette.


THE QUEEN OF ARABIA, UANJINEE       


THE QUIET ENEMY    Poem Text    
First Line: Hearken! - now the hermit bee
Last Line: Hold ajar the wicket gate.


THE RAINBOW (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the lovely arch
Last Line: And the bow was gone.
Subject(s): Rainbows


THE RAVEN'S TOMB    Poem Text    
First Line: Build me my tomb,' the raven said
Last Line: In his tomb is laid away.'
Subject(s): Graves; Ravens; Tombs; Tombstones


THE REAWAKENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Green in light are the hills, and a calm wind flowing
Last Line: Springs, like a child from the womb, when the lonely one calls.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


THE REMONSTRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was at peace until you came
Last Line: The thunder of an ebbing sea.


THE RIDDLERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou solitary!' the blackbird cried
Last Line: Into the midnight air.
Subject(s): Birds


THE RIDE-BY-NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Up on their brooms the witches stream
Last Line: Under the silver, and home again.
Subject(s): Supernatural


THE RUIN    Poem Text    
First Line: When the last colors of the day
Last Line: Tinges their tiny acorn shoon.


THE SCARECROW    Poem Text    
First Line: All winter through I bow my head
Last Line: For harvest once again.
Subject(s): Scarecrows


THE SCRIBE    Poem Text    
First Line: What lovely things / thy hand hath made
Last Line: Thou, lord, and I.
Subject(s): God; Secretaries


THE SEA BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Peter went - and nobody there
Last Line: And sang his riddle-cum-ree.


THE SEAS OF ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The seas of england are our old delight
Last Line: To all earth's ships that sailing heave in sight!


THE SHADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Darker than night; and, oh, much darker, she
Last Line: To gloomy hades and the whispering shore!


THE SHIP OF RIO    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a ship of rio
Last Line: For nuts across the sand!
Subject(s): Monkeys; Sea; Ocean


THE SILVER PENNY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sailorman, I'll give to you
Last Line: A bright silver penny.


THE SLEEPER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: As ann came in one summer's day
Last Line: And tiptoed out again.


THE SLEEPING BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The scent of bramble fills the air
Last Line: On winter-haunted trees.
Subject(s): Fairy Tales


THE SNOWFLAKE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: See, now, this filigree: 'tis snow
Last Line: And earth shut in his grave.
Subject(s): Snow


THE SON OF MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Unto blest melancholy's house one happy day
Last Line: Share thou this pictured joy with me, though only a dream.'


THE SONG OF FINIS    Poem Text    
First Line: At the edge of all the ages
Last Line: And quiet did quiet remain.


THE SONG OF SOLDIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: As I sat musing by the frozen dyke
Last Line: And behind me roared the drums, rang the trumpets of the sea.


THE SONG OF THE MAD PRINCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who said, 'peacock pie'?
Last Line: That's what I said.
Variant Title(s): Song Of The Mad Prince


THE SONG OF THE SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is beauty?
Last Line: Secret as dream.


THE SONG OF THE SHADOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweep thy faint strings, musician
Last Line: Home once more.


THE SPANIARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Laid in this english ground
Last Line: To cry his sins so far from home!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THE SPECTRE    Poem Text    
First Line: In cloudy quiet of the day
Last Line: For the true and fair!'


THE SPIRIT OF AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Coral and clear emerald
Last Line: And darkness above.


THE STRANGER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: In the woods as I did walk
Last Line: Of the words he said.


THE STRANGER (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Half-hidden in a graveyard
Last Line: Its secret with the dead.


THE STRANGER (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: In the nook of a wood where a pool freshed with dew
Last Line: Unhumanly lovely. . . And supped in that place.


THE SUICIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Did these night-hung houses
Last Line: Cold is this breast.'


THE SUNKEN GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Speak not - whisper not
Last Line: That one little leaden lad.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE SUPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: A wolf he pricks with eyes of fire
Last Line: While jane unharmed goes.


THE TAILOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Few footsteps stray when dusk droops o'er
Last Line: He'll mutter half a seam away.
Subject(s): Tailors; Dress Makers


THE THIEF AT ROBIN'S CASTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: There came a thief one night to robin's castle
Last Line: Spent all their days in grief.


THE THREE BEGGARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas autumn daybreak gold and wild
Last Line: And blessed the good st. Ann.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Fairies; Elves


THE THREE CHERRY TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: There were three cherry trees once
Last Line: That happy and beautiful lady.


THE THREE STRANGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Far are those tranquil hills
Last Line: For their grave courtesy.


THE TIRED CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: The thin moonlight with trickling ray
Last Line: Shadow beclouds his childlike brow.


THE TRUANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ere my heart beats too coldly and faintly
Last Line: Magic hath stolen away.


THE TRYST (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Flee into some forgotten night and be
Last Line: Shall win what changeless vague of peace he can.


THE TRYST (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you very peaceful there, thomas nunn?'
Last Line: "my tryst with thee to keep.""'"


THE TWO HOUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the strange city of life
Last Line: Where dark doth dwell.


THE UNCHANGING    Poem Text    
First Line: After the songless rose of evening
Last Line: Burned far and fair.


THE UNFINISHED DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Rare-sweet the air in that unimagined country
Last Line: Strange to me: strange. . . .


THE UNIVERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a little child beneath the stars
Last Line: Fond universe asleep!
Subject(s): Sleep


THE VACANT DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: As I walked out in meadows green
Last Line: What kept him still away.


THE VEIL    Poem Text    
First Line: I think and think; yet still I fail
Last Line: A daylight face, those starry eyes?
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


THE VEIL: THE FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Horizon to horizon, lies outspread
Last Line: He sought companion in earth's dwelling-place.
Subject(s): Flowers


THE VIRGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Blessed mary, pity me
Last Line: To shower a lifetime's sorrows on.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THE VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: We are not often alone, we two,'
Subject(s): Supernatural


THE VOICE OF MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Return from out thy stillness, though the dust
Last Line: Whence learnedst thou of the riches of the grave?


THE WANDERERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Within my mind two spirits strayed
Last Line: At least in their own light.


THE WATER MIDDEN'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Bubble, bubble, / swim to see
Last Line: For singing's sake.


THE WIDOW (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Art thou a widow? Then, my friend
Last Line: Dust of thy loved one rest near by!
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Widows & Widowers


THE WILLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Leans now the fair willow, dreaming
Last Line: Burns the sun in the skies.


THE WINDOW (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Behind the blinds I sit and watch
Last Line: Nor'll guess when I am gone.


THE WINTER-BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw jack frost come louping o'er
Last Line: His icy locks between.


THE WORLD OF DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, through the dusk
Last Line: Of the world of dream.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE WRECK    Poem Text    
First Line: Storm and unconscionable winds once cast
Last Line: And, sipping of contrast, finds the day more fair.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Twenty, forty, sixty, eighty
Last Line: Three! -- and a storm of hail!'


THEN AS NOW       
First Line: Then as now; and now as then
Last Line: Still spins on this world of men


THEOLOGIANS       
First Line: They argued on till dead of night
Last Line: Daybreak their very faces proved divine!


THERE BLOOMS NO BUD IN MAY       


THERE RODE A MILLER ON A HORSE       
Last Line: With a hey, and a hey, lollie, lo!


THERE SATE GOOD QUEEN BESS    Poem Text    
First Line: There sate good queen bess, oh
Last Line: My money's gone!


THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN OF BUMBLE BHOSEY       
Last Line: A-bleaching on the bushes!


THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN THE FENS       


THERE WAS SWEET WATER ONCE       
Last Line: Those gentle haunts again


THERE WERE LEAVES ON THE BRANCHES LIKE SILVER       
Last Line: And me staring out through the glass


THESE SOLEMN HILLS       
First Line: These solemn hills are silent now that night
Last Line: The lapwing's slow, sad, anguished %pee-oo-eet


THEY TOLD ME    Poem Text    
First Line: They told me pan was dead, but I
Last Line: Tears of an antique bitterness.
Variant Title(s): Tears


THIEF       
First Line: Once was a thief of london town
Last Line: By the bright chalk cliffs of dover
Subject(s): Crime And Criminals


THINGS       
First Line: Things are the mind's mute looking-glass
Last Line: What kind of self awaits me there


THIS BRIEF DAY NOW OVER       


THIS IS THE END       
First Line: This is the end': the anguished word
Last Line: Colder than churchyard stone
Variant Title(s): The En


THIS LITTLE MORSEL OF MORSELS HERE       


THOMAS HARDY       
First Line: Mingled the moonlight with daylight - the last in the narrowing west
Last Line: Tey thine, too, this solacing music, as we earthfolk stumble along.'
Subject(s): Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928); Poetry And Poets


THOMAS LOGGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies thomas logge - a rascally dogge
Last Line: Should be at him again.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THONMAS GROAT    Poem Text    
First Line: All men are mortal, and I know't
Last Line: Gone for to seek his crown.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THORN       
First Line: O thou who pausest here
Last Line: And with warm hand touch hand


THOU ART MY LONG-LOST PEACE       


THOUGHTS       
First Line: The greenwood sighs
Last Line: Wakes them in me?
Subject(s): Thought


THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO       


THREE       
First Line: Three little jimp little bodies there be
Last Line: And all little boys would go bare


THREE SCORE YEARS I LIVED    Poem Text    
First Line: Three score years I lived; and then
Last Line: Hence, this unutterable darke.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


THREE SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Three sisters rest beneath
Last Line: And adelaide.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Sisters


THRUSH       
First Line: Even earlier yet this listening thrush
Last Line: To help her feed her family!
Subject(s): Birds; Thrushes


THRUSH'       
First Line: That speckled thrush, perched nimbly on its spray
Last Line: Yet words can never say


THULE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou art sweet as they are sad
Last Line: Of the waves onset faint for thee!


THULE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Green-cupped the acorn, ripened the pear
Last Line: Thule? Atlantis? Arcadia?. . . .


THUNDER       
First Line: Call the cows home!
Last Line: Call the cows home!


THUS HER TALE       
First Line: Spake the fire-tinged bramble, bossed with gleaming fruit and %blossoming
Last Line: Though her blood still cries for vengeance on her murderer from %this brake!'


TILLIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Old tillie turveycombe
Last Line: Floating by.


TIME PASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: There was nought in the valley
Last Line: Once lovely as ivory.


TIME, LOVE AND LIFE       
First Line: I saw young time with laughter in his eyes
Last Line: Leave all dreams else to take his little rest


TIMOTHY BLACKSTONE    Poem Text    
First Line: O death, have care
Last Line: And weep for me!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


TINTERN ABBEY       
First Line: A frozen music, yes, this ruinous stone
Last Line: And every weed in its cranny whispers 'hark!'


TIRED TIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor tired tim! It's sad for him
Last Line: Poor tired tim! It's sad for him.
Subject(s): Weariness; Fatigue


TIT FOR TAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you been catching of fish, tom noddy?
Last Line: Till you are cooked yourself!
Subject(s): Animals


TITMOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: If you would happy company win
Last Line: Sweet-fed, will flit away.
Subject(s): Animals


TO A BUTTERFLY       
First Line: We have met
Subject(s): Animals


TO A CANDLE       
First Line: Burn stilly, thou; and come with me


TO A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could but be happy
Last Line: On your beauty, my dear.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


TO BED       
First Line: Candle lank and lean and pale
Last Line: Against the dark!


TO CORINNA, FROWNING       
First Line: Dark, historied eyes
Last Line: Well, with this 'thinking'?


TO E. T.: 1917    Poem Text    
First Line: You sleep too well - too far away
Last Line: Had wept for you, my dear.
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917); World War I; First World War


TO K.M.       
First Line: We sat and talked...It was june, and the summer light
Last Line: Dark hair, dark eyes, slim shoulder.... %god-speed, k.M.!


TO MY MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Thine is my all, how little when 'tis told
Last Line: Twixt thee and me!
Variant Title(s): Envoy: To My Mother
Subject(s): Mothers


TO ROSE       
First Line: Eat, drink and be merry, he said
Last Line: Raise up the ghost of a rose
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


TO SOME MOST HAPPY MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: To some most happy men the grace is given
Last Line: Where springs the fountain of her genius.


TO-MORROW WAITS ME AT MY GATE       
Last Line: Be only winter there!


TOBAGO       
First Line: There was an old man with delilght
Last Line: And wrote a long ode to tobago


TOM HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I rang yon bells a score of years
Last Line: As made it seem to sigh.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


TOM'S ANGEL       
First Line: No one was in the fields
Last Line: And we were safe again


TOM'S LITTLE DOG       
First Line: Tom told his dog called tom to beg
Last Line: And down the sugar goes!


TOMTIT       
First Line: Twilight had fallen, austere and grey
Subject(s): Animals


TOO-WHIT, OR TOO-WHOO       
Last Line: If you look at the moon


TOWER       
First Line: There were no flowers among the stones of the %wilderness
Last Line: Remote as the stars in the vague of the past


TRAVELLER       
First Line: This traveller broke at length, toward set of sun
Last Line: Inn at the cross roads, and the traveller's rest
Subject(s): Travel


TRAVELLER, FORBEAR       


TREACHERY    Poem Text    
First Line: She had amid her ringlets bound
Last Line: That vow -- the soul of it?


TREASURE       
First Line: Reason as patiently as moth and rust
Last Line: #name?


TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the trees in england
Last Line: For them that lie forlorn.


TRUANTS       
First Line: This sabath morning - all good folk in church
Last Line: A spotted flycatcher on his well-worn perch


TRUCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Far inland here death's pinions mocked the roar
Last Line: Us and our enemies.


TRUTH OF THINGS       
First Line: You might have told me the truth of things!'
Last Line: Are mine as strangely clear?'


TRYST (2)       
First Line: Faint now the colours in the west
Last Line: Trespassing in this wood


TRYST (3)       
First Line: O whither are you faring to, my swetheart?
Last Line: Were he still true, my dear.'


TU QUOQUE       
First Line: A frigid, mute cold christmas eve
Last Line: That 'whither?' and that 'why?'


TULIP       
First Line: There was an old begum of frome
Last Line: How happy the yogis in leicester!
Subject(s): Tulips


TWAS A CUCKOO, CRIED 'CUCK-OO'       


TWELVE OF THE CLOCK       
First Line: Twelve of the clock - lost hour when lovers' ghosts
Last Line: Then twelve of the clock - the hour for lovers' ghosts
Subject(s): Time


TWICE LOVELY       
First Line: Chalk-white, light dazzled on the stone


TWILIGHT       
First Line: When to the inward darkness of my mind
Last Line: Steals through the scarce-seen shadow of your hair


TWINKKUM       
First Line: Twinkum, twirlum, twistum, twy
Last Line: Blindman's in, and round we go


TWO BIRDS       
First Line: Gentle bird of tender voice
Last Line: Mine will still be echoing
Subject(s): Birds


TWO DEEP CLEAR EYES       
Last Line: Does nothing but talk, talk, talk


TWO GARDENS       
First Line: Two gardens see! - this, of enchanted flowers
Last Line: But ah, how seldom open now their gates I find!


TWO LALMPS       
First Line: Two lights well over this old oak table
Last Line: I weep at the sight, like a child grown old!


ULLADARE       
First Line: Down by thy waters, ulladare
Last Line: Unless the grave?


UNCIRCUMVENTIBLE       
First Line: Ah, if what energy I have


UNDER THE ROSE       
First Line: Nobody, nobody told me
Last Line: Cold with the morning dew


UNDERCURRENT       
First Line: What, do you suppose we're in this world for, sweet %heart?
Last Line: Sweet nought, come away, come away!


UNFORESEEN       
First Line: Darkness had fallen. I opened the door
Last Line: The quiet of mercy? Or the hush of doom?


UNFORGOTTEN    Poem Text    
First Line: When my heart wearies, and to rest are gone
Last Line: Words whereof death steals not the breath away.


UNHEARD MELODIES'       
First Line: A minstrel came singing in the way
Last Line: With the burden of silence it bears


UNLOVING       
First Line: When your strange beauty haunted every thought
Last Line: Has made the world a waste, and exiled heaven?


UNMEANT       
First Line: Oh, if I spoke unkindly, heed it not
Last Line: Think not mere spindrift is the sea, my dear!


UNPAUSING    Poem Text    
First Line: O sweetest, stay!
Last Line: Will seem, how lovely a tale, how briefly told!


UNREGARDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Put by thy days like withered flowers
Last Line: Sudden and soon.


UNRENT PATTERN       
First Line: I roved the past - a thousand thousand years
Last Line: Listened, as yesterday, to the song of birds


UNSTOOPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Low on his fours the lion
Last Line: Unstooping, to and fro.


UNUTTERABLE       
First Line: What! Jibe in ignorance, and scold
Last Line: We bide that hour in silentness


UNWITTING       
First Line: This evening to my manuscript
Last Line: Night; and a starless sky


UP AND DOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the hill of ludgate
Last Line: Down the hill of fleet.


USURY       
First Line: Let be, unreasonable heart, let go
Last Line: Wept, like a thwarted changeling, for the moon!


VACANT FARMHOUSE       
First Line: Three gables; clustered chimney-stacks; a wall
Last Line: Into an elder tree - for perching-place


VAIN FINDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever before my face there went
Last Line: Grey, and dear heart, how grey!


VAIN QUESTIONING    Poem Text    
First Line: What needest thou? - a few brief hours of rest
Last Line: There waits the peace thy spirit dwelleth in.


VAIN QUESTIONING       
First Line: What needest thou - a few brief hours of rest
Last Line: There waits the peace thy spirit dwelleth in


VENDETA       
First Line: An enemy of dr. Drake's
Last Line: He can't endure their quack(s)!'


VERY       
First Line: There was a young lady of bow
Last Line: But blushed, tittered, sighed, and said, 'very!'


VERY SELF       
First Line: Clear eyes, beneath clear brows, gaze out at me
Last Line: As mine stay pondering on that much-loved face


VICAR OF THIS PARISH       
First Line: Rest now, revered and gentle sir
Last Line: Than love of god nought's quieter


VIGIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark is the night
Last Line: To warm us by.


VIRTUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her breast is cold; her hands how faint and wan!
Last Line: Grant my son's ashes lie where these men are!


VISION       
First Line: O starry face, bound in grave strands of hair


VISION       
First Line: I see no sense in poetry,' says glimm
Last Line: And poetry, it seems, stirs none in him


VISIONARY       
First Line: There is a pool whose waters clear
Last Line: Woke once, but reawakens not


VISITANT       
First Line: A little boy leaned down his head
Last Line: The beauty of the dead
Subject(s): Immortality


VOICE       
First Line: As I sat in the gloaming
Subject(s): Supernatural


VOICES (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is it calling by the darkened river
Last Line: Falling, 'dream!'?
Subject(s): Voices


VOICES (2)       
First Line: Rapture and sorrow
Last Line: If a pining heart could but listen aright!


WAIF       
First Line: There lived a small hermaphrodite beside the silver brent
Last Line: And silent slides the silver brent, and mute is middlesex.'


WAITING       
First Line: Waiting to...'
Last Line: Waiting what for?' %'to die.'


WALL       
First Line: No more than house-wall without hole or glass
Last Line: Unless by love we have been taught to see


WANDERERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Wide are the meadows of night
Last Line: Through which we stray.


WARBLER       
First Line: In the sedge a tiny song
Last Line: Mine will still be echoing


WARMINT       
First Line: Oh, she was just a little thing
Last Line: This wicked little warmint


WE WHO HAVE WATCHED       
First Line: We who have watched the world go by
Last Line: What mercy dream we of?


WEA       
First Line: If I were the beadle of weston weaton
Last Line: If I were the beadle of wea


WELL, HERE'S       
First Line: Well, here's to a tinker
Last Line: Where old clootie will find him some jobs to be done


WENT THE MIND CLOCKTIME-WISE       
First Line: Went the mind clocktine-wise, then genius c ould
Last Line: Only at hazard commensurate with the pains


WHAT?       
First Line: What dost thou surely know?
Last Line: Have turned from the world away


WHEN A GREAT WATER SINKS TO PEACE       
Last Line: Like spindrift faintly falling, %in a sigh?


WHEN LOVE FLIES IN       


WHEN LOVE FLIES IN       
Last Line: And live without!
Subject(s): England; Love


WHEN ONE IS A GIRL       
First Line: When I was a girl, in a pretty green hat
Last Line: When I think of my strapping young man!
Subject(s): Girls


WHEN SAFE INTO THE FIELDS ANN GOT       


WHEN SHE WAS IN HER GARDEN       


WHEN THE ROSE IS FADED       


WHEN YOU ARE GONE, AND I'M ALONE       
First Line: When you are gone, and I'm alone
Last Line: And yours the rusting key
Subject(s): Solitude


WHERE (1)       
First Line: Houses! House! - oh, I know
Last Line: Listen, far one, here is home.'


WHERE (2)       
First Line: Monkeys in a forest
Last Line: And babs in bed


WHERE IS THY VICTORY?'       
First Line: None, none can tell where I shall be


WHERE? (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is my love
Last Line: Love lies here.


WHERE? (2)       
First Line: Where, oh, where is alice bates?
Last Line: Rings sweet of earth aned heaven.'


WHICH WAY?       
First Line: Wander, spirit? - I!
Last Line: What do you lack?' %to groan


WHICH?       
First Line: What did you say?'
Last Line: Phantom or fantasy, it's all one to me.'


WHITE       
First Line: Once was a miller, and he would say
Last Line: He grins and grins and grins


WHITENESS       
First Line: I stay to linger, though the night
Last Line: Ask of those solemn cedars there!


WHO REALLY?       
First Line: When winter's o'er, the bear once more
Last Line: Who really would suppose!'


WHO'S THAT?    Poem Text    
First Line: Who's that? Who's that?
Last Line: And choke, 'lead on!'


WHO?    Poem Text    
First Line: Who walks with us on the hills?
Last Line: Wild bird: ay!. . . Aye!. . . Ay! . . .


WHY       
First Line: Why do you weep, mother? Wy do you weep?
Last Line: Why do you sigh, mother: why do you sigh?'


WHY!       
First Line: Dear father, tell me, why are worms?'
Last Line: Mine was the emptier stare


WHY, THEN COMES IN...'       
First Line: Long-idling spring may come
Last Line: And peace and love!


WIDEN YOUR CALLS       
First Line: Widen your calls, let tim decant her spells
Last Line: Discern the haven of life's whole enterprise


WIDOW (2)       
First Line: Grief now hath pacified her face
Last Line: Through what dark half-closed gates her smile may go
Subject(s): Widows And Widowers


WILD ARE THE WAVES       
First Line: Wild are the waves when the wind blows
Last Line: Then sweet birds sing


WILL EVER?    Poem Text    
First Line: Will he ever be weary of wandering
Last Line: The islands are?


WILL-O'-THE -WISP       
Last Line: With the baleful eyes


WILLIAM HACKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's an old taylour, rest his eye
Last Line: Needle and thredde put by.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


WILLIAM PARR    Poem Text    
First Line: He that lies here was mortal olde
Last Line: In seventeen hundred sixty three.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


WILLIE!'       
First Line: Willie, willie! %I call and cry
Last Line: Comes but my own voice %back again


WIND       
First Line: The wind - yes, I hear it - goes wandering by
Last Line: When the wind calls to him, he just whimpers, poor soul!


WINDOW (2)       
First Line: Sunlit, the lashes fringe the half-closed eyes
Last Line: Contracts to such strait entry as mere sight!


WINGED CHARIOT       
First Line: ...Why this absurd concern with clocks, my friend?
Last Line: As (countless cantos) this old fable tells


WINGED CHARIOT: ONCE       
First Line: Once', runs the tale, 'in the lost isle of lyncke
Last Line: However small the commons we ourselves may share


WINGED CHARIOT: THE PALACE OF TIME       
First Line: A self-sick wanderer, in the leprous light
Last Line: Which from the heavens seems scarcely even to creep


WINNOWING DREAM       
First Line: I saw a seraph, brighter than the east
Last Line: Nought valued even by me!


WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Clouded with snow
Last Line: Floats the white moon.


WINTER       
First Line: Mute now the music that made me
Last Line: On empty fields forlorn with night


WINTER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Green mistletoe!
Last Line: Snow, snow, more snow!'
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER (2)       
First Line: Cold and raw the north wind doth blow
Last Line: And winter's now come fairly
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER COMING    Poem Text    
First Line: O, thou art like an autumn to my days
Last Line: Youth vanished, winter coming -- I and thou!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER COMPANY       
First Line: Blackbird silent in the snow
Last Line: Lay open in what they seem


WINTER DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark frost was in the air without
Last Line: Leaned close and drew them near.


WINTER EVENING       
First Line: Over the wintry fields the snow drifts; falling, falling;
Last Line: On the starless verge of the dark!


WIRELESS       
First Line: When other lips...' - that old outmoded ballad!
Last Line: My eyes were stung by tears


WITCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Weary went the old witch
Last Line: Where she slept, poor soul.


WITCHCRAFT       
First Line: A parson I knew in the village of eard
Last Line: The nightingale's voice, it is said


WON'T       
First Line: See, master proud-face!
Last Line: To make hay of her must!


WOOL       
First Line: There was an old lady of poole
Last Line: When watching their capers in school


WORDS       
First Line: How I love the rhymes that I can dance to, sing to
Last Line: The twice-sweet pleasure if that voice is one's own!
Subject(s): Language


WORK       
First Line: Work! Work apace! But only a heart at rest
Last Line: Can rock the visiting halcyon on its breast


YE SAY: WE SLEEP       


YOU SAY YOU LOVE       
First Line: You say you love, but will you ever know
Last Line: No haven, alas, for me
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


YOU TAKE MY HEART WITH TEARS       


YOUNG GIRL       
First Line: I search in vain your childlike face to see
Last Line: Must burn the inward innocence of your eyes


YOUR HATE I SEE, AND CAN ENDURE, NAY, MUST       
Last Line: Spit on the empty purse: 'tis naught to you


YOUR MADDENING FACE BEFOOLS MY EYES       
Last Line: And dawn completes the tale


YOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: With splendour shod sweeps sirius through the night
Last Line: To buy unchallenged honour for his bones?