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Author: hodgson, ralph
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Hodgson, Ralph    Poet's Biography
35 poems available by this author


A WOOD SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Now one and all, you roses
Last Line: No less than labouring seas.
Subject(s): Idleness; Morning; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


AFTER       
First Line: How fared you when you mortal were?


BABYLON    Poem Text    
First Line: If you could bring her glories back!
Last Line: Will take her to itself again.
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Dead, The; Paradise


BABYLON - WHERE I GO DREAMING       


BRIDE       
First Line: The book was dull, its pictures
Last Line: Who wrestles with the ages %to give the world a bride
Subject(s): Brides; Marriage


BULL       
First Line: See an old unhappy bull
Last Line: Waiting for the flesh that dies
Subject(s): Bulls


COUPLET       
First Line: God loves a lovely rainbow


EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Eve, with her basket, was
Last Line: "eva!"" again."
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Religion; Eve; Theology


GREAT AUK'S GHOST ROSE ON ONE LEG       
Last Line: And turned and poached a phantom egg, %and muttered, 'I'm extinct'
Subject(s): Ghosts; Supernatural


HAMMERS       
First Line: Noise of hammers once I heard
Last Line: Silent hammers of decay


HYMN TO MOLOCH       
First Line: O thou who didst furnish %the fowls of the air
Last Line: An plant thy strong sword %in their livers at last
Subject(s): Birds


LATE, LAST ROOK       
First Line: The old gilt vane and spire receive


MISSEL THRUSH       
First Line: I saw the sun burn in the blue
Subject(s): Birds


MY BOOKS       
First Line: When the folks have gone to bed
Subject(s): Books


OLD WORDS       
First Line: - say that over!
Last Line: - strange they sound to modern ears!


REASON HAS MOONS, BUT MOONS NOT HERS       
Last Line: But, o! Delighting me
Variant Title(s): Reason Has Moon


RIDDLE       
First Line: He told himself and he told his wife


ROYAL GUEST       
First Line: Yet if his majesty our sovereign lord
Last Line: And, as at first, still lodge him in a manger


SILVER WEDDING       
First Line: In the middle of the night he started up
Last Line: I one time was, %and am no more' - she cried


SONG       
First Line: With love among the haycocks
Last Line: And o! The merry laughter %across the hayfield after!


SONG       
First Line: There, sharp and sudden, there I heard
Subject(s): Birds


SONG OF HONOR       
First Line: I heard the universal prayer
Subject(s): Religion


SONG OF HONOUR       
First Line: I climbed a hill as light fell short
Subject(s): Love


STUPIDITY STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw with open eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Freedom; Liberty


STUPIDITY STREET       
First Line: I saw with open eyes
Last Line: Nothing for sale in %stupidity street
Subject(s): Animals; Freedom


SWALLOW       
First Line: The morning that my baby came


THE BELLS OF HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Twould ring the bells of heaven
Last Line: And little hunted hares.
Subject(s): Animals; Social Protest


THE BIRDCATCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: When flighting time is on, I go
Last Line: They fly into my head.
Subject(s): Birds


THE BULL    Poem Text    
First Line: See an old unhappy bull
Subject(s): Bulls


THE GYPSY GIRL    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, try your skill, kind gentlemen
Last Line: The darkness of her eyes!
Variant Title(s): The Gipsy Girl
Subject(s): Gypsies; Gipsies


THE MYSTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: He came and took me by the hand
Last Line: And his own face to see.
Subject(s): God


THE SEDGE WARBLER    Poem Text    
First Line: In early summer moonlight I have strayed
Last Line: Till broke the babel of the summer day.
Subject(s): Birds


TIME       
First Line: Spiralwise it spins
Last Line: Groans like a ship aground; %shadow makes more noise
Subject(s): Time


TIME, YOU OLD GIPSY MAN    Poem Text    


TIME, YOU OLD GIPSY MAN