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Hugo, Victor Marie    Poet's Biography
332 poems available by this author


15TH FEBRUARY 1843       
First Line: Love him who loves thee, and with him be blest


A COUP D'ETAT; AN INCIDENT IN THE NIGHT OF DECEMBER 4, 1851    Poem Text    
First Line: The child received two bullets in the brain
Last Line: Must sew the shrouds of children eight years old.
Subject(s): Death - Children; France; Grandparents; Guns; Murder; Napoleon Iii (1808-1873); War; Death - Babies; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


A NEW SONG TO AN OLD TUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: If some fragrant lawn be found
Last Line: For your heart to rest.


A NIGHT IN JUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: In summer - daylight fled - where flowers abound
Last Line: Seems all night long on heaven's low ridge to halt.


A SUNSET    Poem Text    
First Line: I love the evenings, passionless and fair
Last Line: Fantasy them with starry brede.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


A UN PASSANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Traveller, who at night, along the echoing street
Last Line: Where leadest thou so late, thy patient weary steed?
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


A UNE FEMME    Poem Text    
First Line: Child, were I king, I'd yield my royal rule
Last Line: For a kiss from thee!
Subject(s): Love


A. L.    Poem Text    
First Line: Child! Like a broken reed all hope we find
Last Line: Washes some spot defiled.


AFTER SIX THOUSAND YEARS       
First Line: Going on six thousand years
Subject(s): War


AFTER THE BATTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: My father, that hero with the sad sweet smile
Last Line: "give the poor man a drink,"" my father said."
Subject(s): Courage; Heroism; Valor; Bravery; Heroes; Heroines


AGE IS GREAT AND STRONG. HER CHAINS ARE RIVEN       
Subject(s): Religion


ALL SOULS' DAY, 1846       
First Line: At four years old, first thing when she woke up
Last Line: Having, on our way out, seen her with a gloomy look
Variant Title(s): All Soul's Day, 184


ALL WINGED CREATURES I HAVE LOVED       
First Line: All the winged creatures I have ever loved


AN EVENING SCENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here all is joy and all is light
Last Line: Knows the whole secret and is blest.
Subject(s): Creation; Evening; Nature; Sunset; Twilight


AN OLD SONG OF A YOUTHFUL TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: I went for a woodland walk
Last Line: I have thought of it oft since then!
Subject(s): Charm; Man-woman Relationships; Youth; Male-female Relations


ART OF BEING A GRANDFATHER, SELS       
First Line: Jeanne sat brooding in the grass %when I came by. 'jeanne, tell me
Last Line: And I saw just clearing the horizon %the immensity of the moon


ART OF BEING A GRANDFATHER,SELS; LESSON ONE: THE MOON       
First Line: Jeanne sat brooding in the grass
Last Line: And I saw just clearing the horizon %the immensity of the moon


AS I HAVE SET MY LIP       
First Line: As I have set my lip to your still brimming cup
Last Line: My heart has more love than you have dark!


AS IN A POND       


AS JEANNE SAT ON THE GRASS       


AT DAWN TOMORROW, TIME OF WHITENING FIELDS       
Last Line: And when I'm there, I'll lay upon your grave %green holly, flowering heather: ny boquet
Subject(s): Love


AT GAUTIER'S GRAVE       
First Line: Friend, poet, spirit -- you have fled our night
Last Line: Weeps over cribs, and smiles at this new grave
Subject(s): Gautier, Theophile (1811-1872)


AT THE BARRICADE       
First Line: Upon a barricade thrown 'cross the street


AT THE FEUILLANTINES       
First Line: My brother twain and I - mere children at the time


AT VILLEQUIER       
First Line: Now paris, with its streets and palaces


BAREFOOT       
First Line: Her shoes pulled off, her hair let down
Last Line: In her eyes, her cracked lips open, laughing


BEFORE THE CONCLUSION OF THE TREATY       
First Line: If this foul war ended see


BELIEVE - BUT NOT IN OURSELVES       
First Line: Becaue we've ta'en a bit of cloth, or loaf


BIRD OF LIFE       
First Line: Let us be like a bird, a moment lighted


BLIND BEGGAR AND THE POET       
First Line: Like belisarius, and like homer blind


BOAZ ASLEEP       
First Line: Boaz had lain down to sleep, worn out
Last Line: Had negligently tossed before he left %his sickle into heaven's starry loft


BOAZ ASLEEP       
First Line: Boaz, overcome with weariness, by torchlight
Last Line: His golden scythe there in that field of stars


BOOZ ENDORMI       
First Line: Booz s'etait couche de fatigue accable


BOOZ ENDORMI       


BRIGHT STARS AND DARK       
First Line: A meagre soil, arid and harsh and rude
Last Line: Where bleeding nations meet in frenzied jar, %- strange that all this should go to make a star!


BY SILENCE SHE THE BATTLE WON       


CAIN       
First Line: Then with his children, clothed in skins of brutes


CAPITULATION       
First Line: Thus greatest nations to their fall descend


CASSANDRE       
First Line: Le choeur. Elle est fille de roi.- mais sa


CEMETERY OF EYLAU       
First Line: This to my elder brothers, schoolboys gay


CHANSON D'AUTREFOIS       
First Line: Jamais elle ne raille, %etant un calme esprit


CHILD AT PLAY       
First Line: A child was singing at his play


CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: The infant sang; the mother, life near over
Last Line: The slender branches for its load too frail.
Subject(s): Children; Death - Mothers; Childhood; Dead, The


CHILDHOOD       
First Line: The child was singing, and the mother lay


CHOICE BETWEEN TWO WAYFARERS       
First Line: Death I beheld and shame I saw


CHOSES DU SOIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Chilly the eve, and the silent mist
Last Line: Where is the wayward singer gone?


CHOSES DU SOIR       
First Line: Le brouillard est froid, la bruyere est grise


CICATRIX       
First Line: An ugly cicatrix was crusted o'er


CIVIL WAR       
First Line: Furious and dreadful was the crowd


COMPLETION    Poem Text    
First Line: The brooklet fell from the crannied rock
Last Line: A drop of water good to drink.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Rain; Sea; Spring; Water; Wine; Ocean


CONSCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Although upon the shore I seem
Last Line: Pass downward to the silent grave.
Subject(s): Conscience


CORN-FLOWERS       
First Line: In summer months, while yet the corn


CRADLE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: In the darken'd alcove
Last Line: Makes her darling smile.


DAWN AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS       
First Line: Listen! Mixed with twittering from an invisible nest
Last Line: Like a bird alights, silence clears the air for dawn


DAY ON MOUNT ATLAS       
First Line: Once to mount atlas, said the jealous hills


DEATH       
First Line: I saw the reaper toiling far and wide


DOMAIN DES L'AUBE       


DREAMS       
First Line: Far from the city's pile


DRY BREAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Jeanne to dry bread and the dark room consigned
Last Line: And I will go and bring you pots of jam!'


DURING AN ILLNESS       
First Line: They tell me I am very ill


DURING SICKNESS       
First Line: They do not hide their hopelessness. %they say: his eyes look dull
Last Line: Take me into the dark to see the show


ECRIT EN EXIL       
First Line: L'heureux n'est pas le vrai, le droit


ENVY AND AVARICE, ONE SUMMER DAY       


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: The child was living to laugh and to play
Last Line: Is desolate for this one child less!


EPITAPH       
First Line: Or old or young, or fool or wise


EPITAPH       
First Line: He lived, he played, a little laughing sprite


EPOPEE OF THE LION       
First Line: A lion in his jaws had ta'en a child


ET NOX FACTA EST       
First Line: There the sun was, dying in the abyss
Last Line: Do not throw down what is not yet fallen


EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold is the fog, and the grey mists rise
Last Line: Old ivon used in his pipes to blow.


EVENING JOYS       
First Line: On mountains, when the sun his light sinks low


EXILE       
First Line: If I might, o! My native land


EXPIATION       
First Line: It was snowing. For the first time, conquered
Last Line: And darkness all around, a voice said, 'no


EXPIATION       
First Line: Waterloo! Waterloo! Waterloo! Dismal plain!
Last Line: He heard a voice replying to him: no!
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821); Waterloo


EXTASY    Poem Text    
First Line: I was alone beside the sea upon a starry night
Last Line: The lord, our great creator, his glory we proclaim!'


EXTRAVAGANZA       
First Line: I'd give, girl (were I but king)
Subject(s): Love


FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Sound, sound forever, ye clarions of thought
Last Line: Monologue later used by joyce in ulysses.
Variant Title(s): The Trumpets Of The Mind
Subject(s): Bible; Faith; Prayer; Prophecy & Prophets; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Be like the little bird
Last Line: All conscious of his wings.
Variant Title(s): The Trumpets Of The Mind
Subject(s): Bible; Faith; Prayer; Prophecy & Prophets; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


FALLING STARS, SELS.       
First Line: Lovers twain beneath the night


FALLS       
First Line: Niagara - rhine - dash sown with foaming wave


FAME AND LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: When, dearest, thou dost speak of fame
Last Line: My heart is at thy feet.
Subject(s): Fame; Happiness; Love - Nature Of; Reputation; Joy; Delight


FATHER'S CURSE       
First Line: Tis true your mandate led me to the block


FEAST OF FREEDOM       
First Line: When the christians were doomed to the lions of old


FLOWER       
First Line: I picked this flower from the cliff for you
Last Line: Spill into my soul with the chill of evening!


FLOWER TO BUTTERFLY       
First Line: Sweet, bide with me and let my love


FOR JEANNE ALONE       
First Line: I care nothing, well I ween


FOUNTAIN AND IN THE OCEAN       
First Line: Over the cliff the fountain sped


FRANCE, A L'HEURE OU TU TE PROSTERNES       


FRATERNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: One day, I saw an unknown woman stand
Last Line: You think me pity ... Justice is my name.
Subject(s): Angels; Justice; Mankind; Women & Religion; Worship; Human Race


FROM EVIRADNUS       
First Line: In those vast halls the hero stands alone


GHOST SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are you, tell me, beauteous shade
Last Line: Gather the holly from the tree.


GOD, WHOSE GIFTS IN GRACIOUS FLOOD       


GOOD NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Good night! Good night!
Last Line: Good night! Good night!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


GOOD NIGHT       
First Line: Sleep sweetly in this quiet room


GRANDFATHER'S SONG       
First Line: Dance, little girls


GRANDMOTHER       
First Line: Mother of our own dear mother, good old grandam, wake and smile!


GRASS-GROWN PATH       
First Line: O path, where now the grass grows high


GRAVEYARD AT VILLEQUIER       
First Line: Now, with the streets of paris and the stones
Last Line: Consider what a sad thing, then, %to see her go


GROS TEMPS LA NUIT       
First Line: Le vent hurle, la rafale %sort, ruisselante


GUERNESEY       
First Line: Ces rocs de l'ocean ont tout, terreur et grace


GUITAR SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Gastibelza, gun on shoulder
Last Line: That hath maddened me!
Subject(s): Beauty; Singing & Singers; Songs


GUITARE       
First Line: Gastibelza, l'homme a la carabine


GUITARE       
First Line: Twas gastibelza, ranger bold, and thus it was he sung


HEARD ON THE MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you sometimes, calm, silent, let your tread
Last Line: The vintage-chant of nature with the dirging cry of humankind?


HER NAME       
First Line: A lily's fragrance rare, and aureole's pale splendor


HER NAME       
First Line: A lily's fragrance rare, an aureole's pale splendor
Last Line: A flight of angels hovered near
Subject(s): Love


HERNANI, SELS.       


HIRELING SWISS REGIMENT       
First Line: When the regiment of the halberdiers is proudly marching by


HOPE IN GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Hope, child, to-morrow, and to-morrow still
Last Line: Then all the contrite, god may end with me.


HOUSE AND HOME       
Subject(s): Home; Religion


HOW GOOD ARE THE POOR       
First Line: Tis night - within the close-shut cabin door
Variant Title(s): The Poor Fisher Fol
Subject(s): Poverty


HOW IT HAPPENED       
First Line: The boy had taken two shots in the head
Last Line: Stitch winding sheets around their little boys


HOW TERRIBLE THE FACE OF BRUTES       


I WILL SET OUT TO-MORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: I will set out to-morrow when the dawn-light whitens all the land
Last Line: Then will I lay this holly-spray and heather on thy bier.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Love - Loss Of; Waiting; Dead, The


IF MY VERSES HAD THE WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Songs as sweet as summer brings
Last Line: Wings like love to speed the way.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


IMPERIAL MANTLE       
First Line: You whose labour is sweet and gay


IN THE CEMETERY OF       
First Line: The crowd still living, laughs on folly set


IN THE CIRCUS       
First Line: The southern lion saw the polar bear


IN THE MEADOWS       
First Line: O'er the wood and the stream I muse with tenderness


IN THE VALLEY OF CHERIZY       
First Line: A wanderer sits 'neath your still shade awhile


IN THE WOODS       
First Line: In the free wood I like to stray


IN VAIN I SEARCH LIKE ONE DISTRAUGHT       


INDIGNATION       
First Line: Those who loved juvenal, and filed


JEAN CHOUAN       
First Line: Thee whites fled, and the blues first down the glade


JEANNE ASLEEP       
First Line: She sleeps! Her eyes will soon expand again


JEANNE ASLEEP       
First Line: Birds sing, and I am plunged in reveries


JEANNE WAS ON BREAD AND WATER       
Last Line: Well, anyway, I shall come and bring you some jam'
Subject(s): Love


JERSEY       
First Line: Jersey dort dans les flots, ces eternels grondeurs


JOURNEY       
First Line: The horse his harness shakes, and makes it ring


JUNE NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the long day dies in summer and flowers are closing
Last Line: Lurks all night long low down on the skyline gray.
Subject(s): June; Night; Summer; Bedtime


JUNE NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: In summer, when the day is gone
Last Line: Dawn waits its hour.
Subject(s): June; Night; Summer; Bedtime


JUNE NIGHTS       
First Line: Summer's day fled, the flowered plain
Last Line: Wanders low in the sky through the night


JUNE NIGHTS       
First Line: The summer day is done, and meadows fling
Last Line: Waiting for morning, round the heavens' dome


L'ANGE QUI VEILLE       


LA BELLE IMPERIEUSE       
First Line: L'amour, panique %de la raison


LA CHANSON DE FANTINE       
First Line: Nous acheterons de bien belles choses


LA CHANSON DE JOSS       
First Line: Si tu veux, faisons un reve


LA COCCINELLE       
First Line: Elle me dit: quelque chose


LA TERRE: HYMNE       
First Line: Elle est la terre, elle est la plaine


LAETITIA RERUM       
First Line: All nature thrills with joyfulness


LE CHASSEUR NOIR       
First Line: Qu'es-tu, passant? Le bois est sombre


LE ROUET D'OMPHALE       
First Line: Il est dans l'atrium, le beau rouet d'ivoire


LES BURGRAVES, SELS.       


LES CHANTS DU CREPUSCULE, SELS.       


LES MISERABLES, SELS.       
First Line: Friends, the hour in which we live, and in
Subject(s): Justice


LES RAYONS ET LES OMBRES, SELS.       


LETTER FROM NORMANDY       
First Line: From here you see ten thousand streaks of chalk
Last Line: Or by the importunings of prophetic seabirds


LION AND PRINCE       
First Line: A lion in his jaws caught up a child


LION'S MID-DAY REST       
First Line: The lion rests his cave beneath


LIONS       
First Line: Famished, the lions were in their


LITTLE MUSIC       
First Line: Shall we frame a vision gay


LITTLE PAUL       
First Line: The child was born, the mother died


LITTLE SONG       
First Line: Tomorrow, with dawn's whitewash on the fields
Last Line: Twigs of green holly and heather picked in full flower


LOVE       
First Line: This hour stands first. Before me is a world
Last Line: Approaches most divinity, love - love, %in majesty and power


LOVE'S NEST       
First Line: The swallow in the spring seeks out
Last Line: The bird conceals its nest, and we, we hide our loves
Subject(s): Love


MAZEPPA       
First Line: Ainsi, quand mazeppa, qui rugit et qui pleure
Subject(s): Mazeppa, Ivan Stepanovich (1644-1709); Poltava, Battle Of (1709); Ukraine


MEETING       
First Line: When to the youngest he his alms had cast


MEMORIES       
First Line: O memories! O morn! O spring


MID DOUBTS AND RECKONINGS       


MOON       
First Line: What greedy little things


MORE STRONG THAN TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Since I have set my lips to your full cup, my sweet
Last Line: My soul more love than you can make my soul forget.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


MOSES ON THE NILE       
First Line: My sisters, come away


MUGITUSQUE BOUM       
First Line: Lowing of cattle: your voice, to the mind of virgil
Last Line: O living world! Abyss! Immensity of darkness!


MY TWO DAUGHTERS       
First Line: In the cool of twilight, now the sun has gone
Subject(s): Love


MY TWO GIRLS       
First Line: In the clear dark and the cool of evening
Last Line: Like ecstasies of white moth frozen in flight


NAPOLEON    Poem Text    
First Line: Angel or demon! Thou - whether of light
Last Line: More!
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821)


NAPOLEON'S ARMY AFTER THE FALL OF MOSCOW       
First Line: Snow, in what was left of the city behind them
Last Line: The clock of an inevitable ax


NEW SONG TO AN OLD AIR       
First Line: Is there a tuft of grass
Last Line: Then upon such a nest %thy heart reposes


NIGHT RIDE THROUGH THE FOREST       
First Line: Deep black the night, dark was the forest made


NIGHTS IN JUNE       
First Line: Drunken summer, after the day ends, pours
Last Line: Wander all night under the deep of the sky


NO       
First Line: Let sparta daggers use, and rome the sword


O CHARLES, I FEEL THEE NEAR       
First Line: My charles, dear martyr, still I feel thee near


O FRANCE, WHEN THOU ART PRONE AND BOUND       


O GOUFFRE! L'AME PLONGE ET RAPPORTE LE DOUTE       


OCEANO NOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! How many mariners, how many captains
Last Line: Of the blindman singing in the corner of an old bridge.
Subject(s): Death; Sailing & Sailors; Dead, The; Seamen; Sails


OCEANO NOX       
First Line: How many captains, how many sailors, %glad to set off toward some distant port
Last Line: We hear crushing into the rocks at night!


OH! JE SAIS QU'ILS FERONT DES MENSONGES SANS NOMBRES       


ON A BARRICADE       
First Line: Upon a barricade, across the streets


ON THE CLIFFS       
First Line: O sweet spirit! You smile, I ween


ON THE DUNES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that my tasks are done, and fast
Last Line: Blue-flowered on the sandy spurs.
Subject(s): Death; Dunes; Dead, The


ONE-YEAR-OLD       
First Line: When he arrived, the family clapped their hands
Last Line: And the house unvisited by children


ONLY A DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Just now a little group stood on the shore
Last Line: Whence is the star?' I said; 'the dog, where gone?'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ONWARDS       
First Line: Marquis, with my loved mother


ORA AMA       
First Line: The swift-foot partridge scuds along the banks


ORPHEUS       
First Line: I call as my witness the god of the blackened river
Last Line: Let no one ever read the magic words on the wall


OUR LIFE TOGETHER       
First Line: When we our life together led


OUT OF THE DEPTHS       
First Line: If human misery could be summed up, it might have
Subject(s): Love


PALE WAS SHE, AND YET ROSY RED       


PARFOIS, LORSQUE TOUT DORT, JE M'ASSIEDS PLEIN       


PARIS SLANDERED       
First Line: The gloomy night, to hate the dawn is wont


PAROLES SUR LA DUNE       


PARTY AT THERESE'S       
First Line: The thing was exquisite and superbly arranged
Last Line: The distances awash with the bluish moonlight


PARTY OF CRIME       
First Line: This government with tiger claws ansd heart


PAST       
First Line: The pile was of the thirteenth louis' days


PAST PARTICIPLE OF THE VERB TROPCHOIR       


PATRIA       
First Line: Who smiles there? Is it


PHANTOMS       
First Line: Alas! How many maidens fade and die


PLUME OF SATAN       
First Line: Of that great angel lost into the darkness
Last Line: Flared up into a starburst: freedom!


POLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone, beneath the tower whence issue forth
Last Line: And humbly seeks for succor ere she dies!
Subject(s): Poland; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


POOL IN THE FOREST       
First Line: How calm, how beauteous and how cool


POOR CHILDREN       
First Line: Take, of that little being care


POOR FLOWER       
First Line: Said the poor flower to the butterfly


POOR FOLK       
First Line: Tis night, the hut, though poor, keeps out the wind


POOR LITTLE CHILDREN       
First Line: Mother birdie stiff and cold


PRAYER FOR ALL, SELS.       
First Line: My daughter, go and pray - the night draws near


PRAYER FOR THIS HOUSE       
First Line: A house is built of logs and stone
Last Line: That stands a thousand years
Subject(s): Religion


PREMIER JANVIER       
First Line: Enfants, on vous dira plus tard que le


QUI PULVIS ES       
First Line: These depart and those remain


RECOLLECTION OF CHILDHOOD       
First Line: At the pantheon, going to high mass


RELENTING MOB       
First Line: The mob was fierce and furious. They cried
Variant Title(s): Civil War - An Episode Of The Commun


REPLY TO AN ACT OF IMPEACHMENT       
First Line: What! I'm the ogre, I'm the scapegoat


ROSA ANGRY       
First Line: Disputing! Whence the quarrel bred


RUSSIA 1812       
First Line: The snow fell, and its power was multiplied
Last Line: Before his butchered legions in the snow
Subject(s): War


SACER ESTO       
First Line: No, freedom! People, no! He must not die


SEDAN       
First Line: Toulon was nought! - sedan is more


SET FREE       
First Line: At winter's close an only bird remained


SEVEN OXEN OF THE NORTHERN PLOUGH       
First Line: When he had done, when the disheveled
Last Line: In the seven beams of the black septentrion


SHE HAD NO SHOES ON       
Last Line: Towards me, wild and fair, through spears of sedge, %hair in her eyes, and smiling not quite straigh
Subject(s): Love


SHEPHERDS AND FLOCKS       
First Line: The valley where I walk most days looks, though abandoned
Last Line: On bleak winds the wool of the deadly flock of the sea


SICK CHILD       
First Line: If still your little fear this pallor has


SINCE FROM THY BRIMMING CHALICE       


SINCE MAY ALL AFLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Since may all aflower calls us forth tothe fields
Last Line: Thy brow in its beauty, thy heart in its love.
Subject(s): Flowers; Happiness; Hearts; Love; Nature; Joy; Delight


SINCE OUR HOURS ARE FULL OF GRIEFS       
First Line: Since trouble and calamities


SINCE SUNK THE JUST WITHIN THE ABYSS       


SLAP       
First Line: From the small hand was dealt a hearty tap


SOIR       
First Line: Dans les ravins la route oblique


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Toward your scented garden, sweet
Last Line: With love's own wings.


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty to boast, methinks 'tis rather late
Last Line: Pilgrim, with smiles I death's approach can wait.


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: My songs, poor ephemeral things
Last Line: To waft them o'er land and o'er sea.


SONG       
First Line: If you have nought to say the while


SONG       
First Line: I love to fancy in long veils and calm


SONG OF FABIANI    Poem Text    
First Line: When you sing at my breast
Last Line: Sleep, dear, and love.
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers; Songs


SONNET       
First Line: Death and beauty, being deep, the both of them
Last Line: Since you are beautiful and I am old


SOWER       
First Line: Sitting on a porchway cool


SPIRITS FLOWN       
First Line: Souls brought back to memory


SPOILT CHILDREN       
First Line: Seeing that children fear me not


STRUGGLE       
First Line: Tis angry ignorance, to pity those


SULTAN MURAD       
First Line: A man was murad son of bajazet


TERRIBLE YEAR       
First Line: That dreadful year I gird me to relate


THE BRIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I gazed on darkness where the pit most dread
Last Line: "what is thy name?"" said I. He answered ""pray'r."
Subject(s): Bridges; Prayer


THE BROOK AND THE OCEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: A brook from a headland was falling
Last Line: "drop of fresh water to drink."
Subject(s): Brooks; Sea; Streams; Creeks; Ocean


THE BURGEOIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The world since it exists we tolerate
Last Line: He guides the poor, and god can patronize.


THE BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: When the gorgeous butterfly / in the jubilee of spring
Last Line: By perfidious pleasure's thorn!
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


THE CHILDREN OF THE POOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Give heed unto this little lad
Last Line: And finds them ragged in array!
Subject(s): Children; God; Childhood


THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES    Poem Text    
First Line: My name is light. I am seventy cubits high
Last Line: In the deep trance of my colossal stare.
Subject(s): Light; Rhodes (island)


THE DJINNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Town, tower, / shore, deep
Last Line: Of sound
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE EAGLE AND THE KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: An eagle sought the desert's spring beside / a lion's cave
Last Line: "and keep the sky."
Subject(s): Birds; Courts & Courtiers; Eagles; Murder; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


THE FLOWER AND THE BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Once to the butterfly a floweret sighed
Last Line: "the sky—the mead."
Subject(s): Butterflies; Flowers; Insects; Bugs


THE GENESIS OF BUTTERFLIES    Poem Text    
First Line: The dawn is smiling on the dew that covers
Last Line: Flutter, and float, and change to butterflies.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


THE GIANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Brave chiefs! In the land of the giants I was born
Last Line: What mountain my tomb is may wondering seek!
Subject(s): Giants


THE GRANDMOTHER       
First Line: Dear mother of our mother! Dost thou sleep?'


THE GRAVE AND THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now grave to rose complaineth
Last Line: "I fledge with angel's wing."
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Grief; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE GRAVE AND THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The grave said: 'rose, so bright of hue
Last Line: "god's paradise to fill."
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Grief; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


THE LONELY PEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: The summit is deserted, is gloomy, inclement
Last Line: And brought to the summit and left here alone.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


THE POET'S SIMPLE FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: You say, 'where goest thou?' I cannot tell
Last Line: My future is not one of my concerns.
Variant Title(s): The Faith Of The Poet
Subject(s): Faith; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


THE POOR CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Take heed of this small child of earth
Last Line: And find them ragged babes that weep!


THE ROSE AND THE GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The grave said to the rose
Last Line: The grave said to the rose.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Roses; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SACK OF THE CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy will, o king, is done! Lighting but to consume
Last Line: With golden circlet to thy glorious ankle bound.
Subject(s): Asia; Tragedy; Far East; East Asia; Orient


THE SLEEPER'S PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: As laura to the florentine
Last Line: My soul shall wake to thine!
Subject(s): Sleep


THE SONG OF THE PROW-GILDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are the gilders of the prows
Last Line: Beneath thy groaning galley-slaves.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now falls the dusk I sit in peace
Last Line: Athwart the starry world.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Seeds; Agriculture; Farmers


THE SOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Peaceful and cool, the twilight grey
Last Line: Seems to my eyes sublimely grand!
Subject(s): Farm Life; Seeds; Agriculture; Farmers


THE STUDENT'S WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: She said, 'it is true, love; how foolish my sighs!
Last Line: "you look at me sometimes yourself for a while!"
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Love; Schools; Work; Workers; Students


THE SWALLOW'S NEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Into the church with pray'r go by
Last Line: God dwelleth too.
Subject(s): Birds' Nests; Churches; God; Swallows; Cathedrals


THE UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon the skyline I' the dark
Last Line: Republic of the world!
Variant Title(s): Republic Of The World
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Patriotism


THE VISION    Poem Text    
First Line: Aloft a white-robed angel I beheld
Last Line: I saw the starry multitudes ablaze.
Subject(s): Angels; Love; Vision


THERE I BREATHE, WHERE THROBS THY HEART       
First Line: I but breathe, where throbs thy heart


THOUGHTS UPON THE DUNES       
First Line: Now that my time does like a flambeau waste


THREE YEARS AFTER       
First Line: The time is come for me to rest


TIS ALL THE FASHION       


TIS COLD       
First Line: The hard white road shows winter's hold


TO A FRIEND       
First Line: On the dread cliffs which storms infest


TO A LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Maiden, were I a king, the monarchy
Last Line: My passion with a kiss.
Subject(s): Love


TO A TRAVELLER       
First Line: Friend, you return from that wide travelling


TO A WOMAN       
First Line: Child! If I were a king, my throne I would surrender
Subject(s): Love


TO A WOMAN       
First Line: Child, if I were a king, I would surrender my throne
Last Line: All for one kiss of yours


TO A YOUNG GIRL       
First Line: You, who not yet can childhood'd beauty tell


TO GARIBALDI, AFTER THE BATTLE OF MENTANA       
First Line: These youths, true sons of rome's great chiefs of old


TO GEORGE       
First Line: My george, to some menagerie come on


TO HER WHO REMAINS IN FRANCE       
First Line: Erst, when september steeped in tears came back


TO JEANNE       
First Line: That I too like the beasts I freely own


TO JEANNE       
First Line: This spot, so pure, you make complete


TO L    Poem Text    
First Line: All hope, child, is a reed
Last Line: Laves a soul.
Subject(s): Children - Lost; Graves; Heaven; Hope; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Optimism


TO LAURA, DUCHESS D'A       
First Line: Since were their souls too mean to comprehend


TO MADEMOISELLE FANNY DE P       
First Line: You, whom fresh girlhood guards from ill


TO MAKE THE PEOPLE HAPPY, LASH THEM WITH GUNS       
Last Line: Turns flabby and trembles; and - peace! Says war
Subject(s): Social Protest


TO MY DAUGHTER       
First Line: You see, my child, that I submit to fate


TO MY DAUGHTER ADELE       
First Line: Near me you slept, a fresh and rosy child


TO ROSITA       
First Line: So, you won't love, you naughty thing


TO TEOPHILE GAUTIER       
First Line: Gautier, your name distinct as sunlight
Last Line: Of doves, weeps over cradles and smiles at tombs


TO THE CLOUDS AND THE BIRDS       
First Line: Clouds, heaven's virgins fair and sweet


TO THE COLUMN       
First Line: Alas! Alas! Keep thy lone tomb


TO THE IMPERIOUS BEAUTY       
First Line: Love, like a panic
Last Line: But if I tremble %beauty, beware
Subject(s): Love


TO THE MOTHER OF THE DEAD CHILD       
First Line: You did too oft your little angel tell


TO THE TREES       
First Line: Trees of the forest, you know my heartwood beneath my name
Last Line: Noble trees, I will entrust my nameless grave to your keeping, %for here I long to rest and dream in


TO THOSE WHO TALK ABOUT FRATERNITY       
First Line: When we are conquerers we'll see


TOMB SAID TO THE ROSE       


TOMORROW MORN, WHAT TIME THE FIELDS GROW WHITE       


TORQUEMADA       
First Line: There's need of gold. Be lavish of your gold


TOUT LA LYRE, SELS.       
First Line: Let us pass on, for it is the law which no one can evade
Last Line: Weep over cradles and smile at graves


TRANSFIGURATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The grave said to the rose
Last Line: I fashion an angel of heaven.
Subject(s): Transfiguration


TROIS ANS APRES       
First Line: Il est temps que je me repose


TRUMPET OF JUDGMENT       
First Line: I saw in the clouds a monstrous horn
Last Line: His feet in hell, his forehead in the stars


TWO ISLANDS       
First Line: There are two isles, whose oceans wide


TWO STANZAS ON CHILDREN       
First Line: How beautiful the child! Its smile how sweet


VANISHED CITY       
First Line: Water is never idle


VASE       
First Line: Since I have often placed my lips to your overflowing cap
Last Line: And oblivion can never quench my eternal love


VEIL       
First Line: Why, brother, why upon me stare


VENI, VIDI, VIXI       
First Line: I have lived long enough, since in my grief


WALK AMONG THE ROCKS       
First Line: The sun declined, eve quickly to pursue


WALK ON THE ROCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord! How sublime the hills with golden stains
Last Line: The censer I, intelligent and true.


WEEPS THE EARTH IN WINTER'S DAY       


WHAT CARES MY HEART       


WHAT IS HEARD ON THE MOUNTAIN       
First Line: Silent and calm, have you e'er scaled the height


WHEN NOISY RABBLE       


WHEN WE WERE LIVING       
First Line: When we were living, all of us %under the hill where the river spoke
Last Line: The past is shadows in the wind


WHENCE CAME THIS BOOK, SELS.       
First Line: The wall of ages in my dreams appeared


WHERE GOEST THOU?'       
Subject(s): Religion


WHERE YOU MAY REST    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis a pleasant mead
Last Line: Where thy heart may rest.
Subject(s): Flowers; Graves; Rest; Sleep; Soul; Tombs; Tombstones


WHO ART THOU, SHADOWY PASSER-BY?       


WHOSE FAULT IS THIS?       
First Line: So: you burned the library to the ground'
Last Line: Yeah. What if I can't read?'


WILD FACE AT THE WINDOWS       
First Line: While the child laughs, beyond the bastion thick


WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Be like the bird, that, halting in her flight
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: My fancy flies, and sweetly sings
Last Line: Wings as of love.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


WINGS       
First Line: Let us be like a bird for a moment perched
Last Line: Knowing that he has wings
Subject(s): Religion


WINGS       
First Line: Be like the bird, that, halting in her flight
Last Line: Knowing he has wings
Subject(s): Birds; Religion


WINTRY WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now winter turns the roadway white
Last Line: Whose light is as the sheen of stars!
Subject(s): Love; Weather; Winter


WORD FROM THE DUNES       
First Line: Now that my lamp burns lower, %now that my task is ended
Last Line: The summer, brilliant as a stranger's laugh, upholds %another flowering of blue thistle


WORDS IN THE SHADOW       
First Line: She said, 'I am wrong to want something more, it's true
Last Line: To look at me a little, sometimes, on your part


WORST TREASON       
First Line: The deepest infamy man can attain
Last Line: With her steel knotted whip beneath her arm
Subject(s): Freedom


WRITTEN AT THE FOOT OF A CRUCIFIX       
First Line: Weepers! Come to this god, for he doth weep


WRITTEN IN COPY OF THE DIVINA COMEDIA       
First Line: One evening on the road I saw a stranger come


YOU WANT THE MOON       
First Line: The moon! From out the wall