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Moore, Thomas Sturge    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
284 poems available by this author


A DUET    Poem Text    
First Line: Flowers nodding gaily, scent in air
Last Line: Thus sang a king and queen in babylon.


A MIDNIGHT ECSTASY    Poem Text    
First Line: From everywhere seen
Last Line: Nor soul not to all others free.


A TORRENT: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, might each instant be a kiss
Last Line: How even life at poise were boon!


ABSALOM       
First Line: Absalom is discovered in a wood, pulling down
Subject(s): Absalom


ADAPTATION BY T. GRAY RE-ADAPTED       
First Line: Thyrsis, when we parted, swore
Subject(s): Gray, Thomas (1716-1771)


ADAPTED FROM A MON AMI GEORGES CATTAUI       
First Line: O rare arabian tree


ADAPTED FROM BEAUMONT & FLETCHER       
First Line: Come, sleep, be kind now and relieve me


ADAPTED FROM BEN JONSON       
First Line: Come, my celia, let us prove
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry And Poets


ADAPTED FROM CAMPION       
First Line: Whether men do laugh or weep


ADAPTED FROM DU BELLAY       
First Line: If our life count for less than one brief day


ADAPTED FROM RONSARD       
First Line: When aged, you, by night with candles, well


ADAPTED FROM RONSARD       
First Line: Darling, come; perhaps the rose


AFORETIME       
First Line: Dear exile from the hurrying crowd


AGATHON TO LYSIS       
First Line: A beautiful bird on a beautiful dame


AGED BEAUTY'S PRAYER       
First Line: Marvellous venus, listen, please


ALCESTIS IS SPOKEN OF    Poem Text    
First Line: She then became a shade that he might live
Last Line: But knows no measure, neither death nor birth.


ALCESTIS SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: O glad devotion flushing up the sky
Last Line: "like them blow kisses to the birds that sing."


ALL IN A NAME       
First Line: Love lies bleeding


ALONE       
First Line: Why was I tempted today


ALPINE HOLIDAYS       
First Line: It is not uselss to climb hills


AN OLD SNATCH DREAMED OVER    Poem Text    
First Line: There dwelt a man in babylon
Last Line: Lady, poor lady!


AND THEN       
First Line: Can evil be life's shadow? Or but mine


ANSWERED PRAYER       
First Line: Soon, soon


APHRODITE AGAINST ARTEMIS       
First Line: Ho! Not a man sleeps in this house tonight


APULEIUS MEDITATES       
First Line: An old tale tells how gorgo's gaze distilled


AWAITED VOICE       
First Line: Look, she is twenty-one


BACCHANAL IN THE PRADO AT MADRID       
First Line: She naked lies asleep beside the wine


BEAUTIFUL MEALS    Poem Text    
First Line: How nice it is to eat!
Last Line: I know 'twas they.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: With naught the world contains or small or great
Last Line: And yet, o beauty, touch us with thy might!
Subject(s): Beauty


BEE (ADAPTED FROM PAUL VALERY)       
First Line: However deadly and minute


BEFORE REREADING SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether his loves were many or but two
Last Line: Once, forest leaves, they murmured round his soul.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


BETHULIA'S GATE, FR. JUDITH    Poem Text    
First Line: What have you in your apron wrapped?
Last Line: Hold holofernes' head.
Subject(s): Judith (bible); Women In The Bible


BEYOND THE WALLS       
First Line: As an unowned and famished dog dies slowly


BLACK AND TAN REPRAISALS       
First Line: The honour of england now hides in the grave


BLIND THAMYRIS, SELS.       
First Line: Untouched white cloud


CAGE       
First Line: Ah, tedious is the ocean's face, where ever


CENTAUR'S BOOTY       
First Line: On one that stands out above a waste of boulders


CHILD MUSES       
First Line: Joy steals through me if I sleek


CHORUS OF DORIDES       
First Line: Dead, dead, hale youth is dead


CHORUS OF GREEK GIRLS    Poem Text    
First Line: We maidens are older than most sheep
Last Line: "each call ""me."
Subject(s): Girls; Greece; Greeks


CHORUS OF MAIDENS ON GILEAD       
First Line: Thou hast brought me very low


CIRCE ASPIRES       
First Line: These brutes, adorable sir


CONVENT THRESHOLD       
First Line: Veil thee, too vison-fed to answer love


COUNTERSIGNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who has left the world alone
Last Line: To good transmuting evil done.


DAIMONASSA. A TRAGEDY       
First Line: Pipe, you have stopped. Pipe on! I hear them shout


DANAE       
First Line: Still, brilliant with bright brass, the tower derides
Last Line: Above a million moving waves, appeared
Subject(s): Danae; Mythology - Classical


DAUGHTER OF ADMETUS       
First Line: Apollo kept my father's sheep


DAVID AND GOLIATH    Poem Text    
First Line: With half his arm in running water
Last Line: Hath trustier armour on.
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Goliath


DAVID AND JONATHAN       
First Line: It was not easier to be brave


DAVID'S DREAD FOR ABSALOM       
First Line: Deep in me lies


DAYS AND NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a king from a sunrise-land
Last Line: Out there, where is no wrong.


DEATH IN THE HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: When those we love die
Last Line: Good with long talks.
Subject(s): Death; Regret; Dead, The


DEATH IN THE WORLD       
First Line: As a child's breath


DEED: 1       
First Line: O thou who art the lesson that I learn


DEED: 4       
First Line: Mine is that body with which man might soar


DEED: 5       
First Line: Sweet bird of heaven, he rests as swallows do


DEED: 6       
First Line: Am I once substance with the past


DEED: 7 (IN PART SUGGESTED BY...HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL)       
First Line: He who acts is the only splendid man


DESIRE MUSES       
First Line: To braid a crown of daisies


DESIRE SINGS       
First Line: If only I were the sky


DIALOGUE BETWEEN ECHOES       
First Line: O naked body all one bliss


DOUBTFUL DAWN       
First Line: Wake, love; I am early woken


DREAM       
First Line: The body, when a man is dead


EAST OF THE CITY       
First Line: Jesus had not commanded angel-troops


ECHOES FROM CIRCE'S HALL. HARPIES EXULT       
First Line: Pale sky, soft and blue


EDITH COOPER - DIED DECEMBER 13 1933       
First Line: Rumour of fame


ELECTION       
First Line: Come, worship all who pay the world its price


ENDYMION'S PRAYER       
First Line: Coming, the moon paled the sky's brink


EPISTLE: 1. TO A MAN UNNAMED       
First Line: I write to thee, o wanderer from my heart


EVENT       
First Line: Shaped and vacated


EYES       
First Line: What pretty words he ought to know


FALCON-DAUGHTERS OF APOLLO, FR. BLIND THAMYRIS       


FATHER HAVING LOST A SON SIX YEARS OLD       
First Line: My thoughts aver, thou canst not stir


FAUN       
First Line: A householder is goathooves


FOOTFALLS (VARIATIONS ON PAUL VALERY)       
First Line: T'ward my couch with tread demure


FOR DARK DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, when a fair day finds me cold to it
Last Line: Glad to see other eyes forget life's ills.


FOUNT TO PAUL VALERY       
First Line: Ha! Night feels cooler in this porch


FRAIL INTELLIGENCE       
First Line: Pity poor thought that never knows


FURTHER PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: O giant universe of star and sun
Last Line: And dearest.


GOLDEN THIGH       
First Line: Listen! Our semele


HANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sing, for with hands
Last Line: For jangling toys and shining things?
Subject(s): Hands


HE WILL NOT COME ... TO BE OVERHEARD FROM BEHIND A CURTAIN       
First Line: Why ever


HOME OF HELEN       
First Line: Lacedaemon, hast thou seen it?


HOME RULE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, to be glad as a bird!
Last Line: At home, not foreign parts.
Subject(s): Birds; Serenity


HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hope is a dream dreamed by the mummied past
Last Line: Blind love and left unfound the path he missed.
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


HOUSE WE BUILT       
First Line: List! Winding ways lead through our wood


HUMANITY'S VICTIM       
First Line: Our powers at their happiest expansion


I LIKE THE MOON AM, FR.JUDAS    Poem Text    
First Line: So judas prayed
Last Line: Is all my words meant.
Subject(s): Judas Iscariot (d. 30 A.d.)


IDLENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: O idleness, too fond of me. / begone, I know and hate thee!
Last Line: From idleness deliver!
Variant Title(s): To Idleness
Subject(s): Idleness; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


IN A TIME OF WAR: 1. COUNTER OR CAMP. AUGUST 1914    Poem Text    
First Line: Counter or camp, which of the two rules worst?
Last Line: And still explores the universe with awe.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN A TIME OF WAR: 2. THE WOUNDED    Poem Text    
First Line: Cancelled the fair-planned life
Last Line: Who grasp the incalculable, being dead.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN A TIME OF WAR: 3. THE DESECRATED DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: With every mighty nation now at war
Last Line: Still seeks worse ways to slay and to be slain.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN A TIME OF WAR: 4. AFTER THE ARMISTICE (NOVEMBER 1918)    Poem Text    
First Line: Psyche has fouled both hands in blood and clay
Last Line: Then turned to cleaner work, shall she rejoice.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


IN DELIGHT AT A BOX OF ROSES SENT FROM LEICESTER TO LONDON, JULY 1918    Poem Text    
First Line: Tender dawns peep from under night's gray cowl
Last Line: Her heart grew light enough to think of me.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Roses


IN SUMMER       
First Line: In somer when the shawes be sheyne
Last Line: In a mornynge of may


IN THESSALY THE HILLS ARE HIGH, FR. ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE    Poem Text    
First Line: O orpheus, why this silence? Dost thou dream
Last Line: And all those pious customs fail.
Subject(s): Thessalia; Thessaly


IO    Poem Text    
First Line: Beautiful nymph all white with fear
Last Line: "are kissed and red!"
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical


IS IT WELL       
First Line: Alas! The strong good man too often lies


JOSEPH       
First Line: To the chamber where he slept


JOY       
First Line: Like hoar-frost on a tree at dawn


JUDITH       
First Line: Stop! Consider


KARNA AND KUNTI (ADAPTED FR. RABINDRANATH TAGORE)       
First Line: Pandava queen-mother, before her marriage had


KINDNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Of the beauty of kindness I speak
Last Line: Luxuriant and warm.
Subject(s): Kindness


LAMENT FOR ORPHEUS       
First Line: This is his head, o women; see these lips


LAMENT RE-ECHOED       
First Line: That noble stag, the leader of the herd


LAST MAGNIFICENCE       
First Line: Pompous, gaunt, irresolute


LAST MESSAGE       
First Line: What shall I say to him


LEADEN ECHO AND THE GOLDEN ECHO       
First Line: How to keep - is there any any, is there none such, nowhere
Last Line: Yonder, yes yonder, yonder, %yonder
Subject(s): Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928); Poetry And Poets


LEAF-LAND       
First Line: High, high, high


LEAP, IBEX, LEAP: THE DROP, FR. BLIND THAMYRIS       


LEGLESS       
First Line: Thou perfect mock, thou beauty


LET NOW SUFFICE       
First Line: The lily yearns to leave her stem


LET THOSE ... THIS WORLD'S HARD SCHOOL, FR. IN TIME OF WAR       


LETTER TO SICILIAN VINEDRESSER SENT FROM EGYPT WITH ... ROBE OF TISSUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Put out to sea, if wine thou wouldest make
Last Line: Like a stripped child fain in the sea to dip.
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


LICE-FINDERS (ADAPTED FROM RIMBAUD)       
First Line: When, forehead full of torments hot and red


LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: My life feels like a mouse
Last Line: Thrill more than flight, song, stream or wood!
Subject(s): Life


LIGHT HEART       
First Line: Ears lack no food, for loaded time


LOST OPPORTUNITIES       
First Line: Opposer of my will, embody! Appear


LOVE'S FAINTENESS ACCPETED       
First Line: Ah, love, love is not what


LOVE'S FAINTNESS DEFIED    Poem Text    
First Line: Kiss me!
Last Line: Those only died who, loved, made faint return!
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S FIRST COMMUNION       
First Line: Hear me! Answer! Thou, so sweet


LOVE'S LOSS LAMENTED    Poem Text    
First Line: O swift, o proud, o brave, o beautiful
Last Line: What was is not.
Subject(s): Consolation; Love - Unrequited


LOVE-CHILD       
First Line: The young, proud, careless, coarse, are gulls


LUBBER BREEZE    Poem Text    
First Line: The four sails of the mill
Last Line: Laughs in his sleeve.
Subject(s): Mills And Millers; Wind


LULLABY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Laugh, laugh / laugh gently though
Last Line: And they visit the gardens of fabulous kings.


LULLABY (2)       
First Line: Stripped thee when thou hast and girt


LURE OF MEDUSA       
First Line: Thought cannot easily place a bourne


MARIAMNE       
First Line: He has been near his death a thousand times


MARUADERS       
First Line: Glossy and black with yellow beak


MASTERS IN VAIN       
First Line: Up ruffle learning, finance, power


MEDEA       
First Line: Much am I wronged, and colchis far away


MEDEA (2)       
First Line: Grief dwells with life
Last Line: As immortal beauty recovers from pain
Subject(s): Grief


MEN AND ANGELS, SELS.       


MERRY WIND       
First Line: The sun makes dust on the highway


METAMORPHOSIS IN ART    Poem Text    
First Line: No I won't,' said the stone
Last Line: "is content to lie still!"
Subject(s): Sculpture & Sculptors


METAMORPHOSIS. AS A PREPOSSESSION       
First Line: The gold fish turns and is sufused again


METAMORPHOSIS. DAPHNE       
First Line: Not avaricious was that chastity


METAMORPHOSIS. NOON VISION       
First Line: O light, discoverer, thou has been seen


METAMORPHOSIS. THE TEDIOUS INMATE       
First Line: The brain was worn and had slept


MOUSE IN THE BEECHES       
First Line: A little brown wood-mouse


MUCH VIRTUE IN IF    Poem Text    
First Line: If I were king of this broad land
Last Line: With you crowned at my side.
Subject(s): England; English


MY FRIEND       
First Line: I have a friend, and he is gay


NATURE       
First Line: O lady! We receive but what we give


NEED AND NO-NEED       
First Line: He feels no need of friend or roof


NEVER WRITTEN BOOK       
First Line: O chatterton, he turned leaves in some book
Subject(s): Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770)


NEW BORN       
First Line: All need and no power


NEW CLOTHES       
First Line: O all ye meadows fair


NIETZSCHE REVENANT       
First Line: Under a limitless vivid dome


NIOBE       
First Line: Behold me what I am, behold


NIOBE       
First Line: I touch the pipes of the noon air


NOSTALGIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Alas, o hellas lorn and whist
Last Line: Smiles when we ask her what she said!
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Nostalgia


NOWHERE AND ONWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no reason we should write
Last Line: Old kings would prize at a great war's cost.


NURSERY ENACTMENTS       
First Line: Before their nursery fire one day


O WONDER OF THE SEA, FR. OMPHALE AND HERAKLES    Poem Text    
First Line: His heart were lightened I believe, to see us
Last Line: "that, that, has dreamed my soul!"
Subject(s): Homesickness


ODYSSEUS EXULTS       
First Line: Not was nor will be but what is


OMPHALE AND HERAKLES; IN SEVEN SCENES       
First Line: Five talents and a half for just a man
Last Line: Thou shalt be happy yet


ON DEATH       
First Line: Why question what my thoughts of death may be


ON FOUR POPLARS VIEWED ... TO ROBERT AND ELIZABETH TREVELYAN       
First Line: There stand before mine eyes four trees


ON HARTING DOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, when their hearts were wild with joy
Last Line: Musings retired or neared.


ONE WHO GARDENS TO ONE WHO WRITES       
First Line: Straighten your back, let not a day escape


ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE       
First Line: My heart so bleeds, words cannot staunch the wound
Subject(s): Eurydice (nymph); Mythology - Classical; Orpheus


OUR OBJECTIVE AND OUR BEHAVIOUR       
First Line: We fight for freedom, yet in tyrant-wise


PAN'S PROPHECY, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: I am old and wise and strong
Last Line: Complain they that their age grows cold?
Subject(s): Old Age


PANTHER       
First Line: Consider now the panther: such the beast


PATIENCE       
First Line: What hungry silence in a lover waits


PHANTOM SEA-BIRDS       
First Line: Sirs, though ocean's gapless bound


PICTURE FOLK       
First Line: Little rogues in pictures


PLANS FOR A MIDNIGHT PICNIC       
First Line: Into the schoolroom rushed tim, where margaret, mary and bob


POWERS OF THE AIR: 1       
First Line: A man who journey's west of north and toils


POWERS OF THE AIR: 2       
First Line: An end is reached: the soul still yearns to peep


POWERS OF THE AIR: 3       
First Line: My father sailed the sea, saw egypt's tombs


POWERS OF THE AIR: 5       
First Line: The spring and the child were tender and gay


PRAYER       
First Line: To semele's bed by midnight came


PRAYER       
First Line: Ah, happy semele! She was


PRAYER       
First Line: Hide me for ever, hide me now


PSYCHE IN HADES       
First Line: Be kind, and picture what we cannot show


REASON ENOUGH       
First Line: Who knows what a man may think


REGRETS       
First Line: Some things that we shall never know


RENASCENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: O happy soul, forget thy self!
Last Line: That wrong is wholly doomed, is doomed and bound to cease.
Variant Title(s): Renaissance


RENOVATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Would that I were naked adam
Last Line: For sea, forest or glen?


RESPONSE TO RIMBAUD'S LATER MANNER       
First Line: The cow eats green grass
Subject(s): Rimbaud, Arthur (1854-1891)


RODERIGO OF BIVAR       
First Line: Say, frojas, who thou thinkest should have najarra


SEA IS KIND (THE GOATHERD AND SHEPHERD)       
First Line: He saw but would avoid me! Eucritos, hoy


SEA IS KIND (THE NYMPHS)       
First Line: Yes, I will stop and talk


SECOND LAMENT FOR LOVE'S LOSS       
First Line: Birds sing but never speak


SECOND PRAYER       
First Line: Come nearer yet


SECRET ODE (ADAPTED FROM PAUL VALERY)       
First Line: Superb prostration, relished end


SELWYN IMAGE - DIED AUGUST 20 MCMXXX (1930)       
First Line: He lived a harmony that tuned us all


SEMELE LAY IN BLISS ALL NIGHT       


SEPTEMBER TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A large pool, and tall trees, and lo! Undressed
Last Line: But inwardly content it onward speeds.
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers


SHE    Poem Text    
First Line: As from heaven alighting, she early
Last Line: Where the throng was, she passed unseen.


SHELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature nothing shows more rare
Last Line: Are formed art, virtue, truth.
Subject(s): Shells; Conchology


SHEPHERD AND PRINCE, SELS.       


SHOES AND STOCKINGS OFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Bare feet, bare feet
Last Line: And you shall still fare sweet.
Subject(s): Feet


SIBYL       
First Line: My heart no more within me dwells


SICILIAN IDYLL, SELS.       
First Line: I thank thee no


SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: No word, no lie, can cross a carven lip
Last Line: He thenceforth will disdain the uttered word.
Subject(s): Silence


SILENCE SINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: So faint, no ear is sure it hears
Last Line: That joy abound.
Subject(s): Silence


SIR WILLIAM ROBERTSON       
First Line: Oh! Not the vain who thought 'we won the war


SNOW       
First Line: The inexhaustibly sky


SONG OF CLEANESS       
First Line: Sing gladly when you wash, and start


SONG WITHOUT RHYMES       
First Line: I must free my lips


SPANISH PICTURE       
First Line: Thy life is over now, don juan


SPEECH       
First Line: I said, 'mean aims, as fiends possess a witch'


SQUIRREL       
First Line: O squirrel, would I were as you


STILL VOICE       
First Line: As on thy youth's top-hour


STRICKEN EROS       
First Line: Have you seen flitter-mouse swoop and enter


SUGGESTED BY ... EROS SEEKING TO CATCH A HARE IN A SCARF       
First Line: Whirr! And the dread wings flap


SUMMER LIGHTNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I would rather ruffle leaves
Last Line: No girl had loved unless she chose!
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


SUPERMAN TO PANJANDRUM       
First Line: Exterminator of the weak, I never


SWAN (VARIATION ON MALLARME)       
First Line: Blithe-fronted, lofty, young too, wilt thou, day


TALE OF AN ASS       
First Line: John, son of thunder, went


TEMPIO DI VENERE    Poem Text    
First Line: A marble ruin nigh forgotten
Last Line: So sturdy, arch, and gay!
Subject(s): Marble; Naples, Italy; Ruins


THAT LAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Would that I might live for ever
Last Line: The one way to win happiness!
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


THE DEED: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: No sight earth yields our eyes is lovelier than
Last Line: That all he is approves what he doth do.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mankind; Human Race


THE DEED: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: But might the beauty of the soul be viewed
Last Line: Not as lame duty tries, but with success.


THE DEEPER DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: From noon and afternoon rich blue has bled
Last Line: Ocean and solitude had lured them there.
Subject(s): Solitude; Swimming & Swimmers; Loneliness; Swimmers


THE DYING SWAN    Poem Text    
First Line: O silver-throated swan
Last Line: The god of love, let him learn how!
Subject(s): Birds; Swans


THE FORERUNNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Virgin, afar, those snowfields tower!
Last Line: Have let all go without a sigh.


THE GAZELLES    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sheen on tall summer grass is pale
Last Line: Ineffectual herds of vanished delights.
Subject(s): Gazelles


THE PHANTOM OF A ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah,' thought she, 'if there
Last Line: Fused into the heart of light.
Subject(s): Ballet; Dancing & Dancers


THE POWERS OF THE AIR: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Over latmos slowed the moon
Last Line: Loiters full many a night upon that hill.


THE ROUT OF THE AMAZONS; AT LAOMEDON'S UPPER FOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Ahi, ahi, ahi, laomedon!
Last Line: So let us get to bed and pray for him.
Subject(s): Amazons


THE ROWERS' CHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Row till the land dip 'neath
Last Line: For which you sought.
Subject(s): Rowing; Sea; Ocean


THE SEA IS KIND: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: They give but never promise.'
Last Line: He or she deserted was.


THE SEA IS KIND: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no kindlier cradle for your mood
Last Line: "but all on deck: and was not the sea kind?"
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SERPENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hail pytho! Thou lithe length of gleaming plates
Last Line: That charm efficiency must needs exert.


THE SONG OF CHIRON    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the mountain lawn
Last Line: When their beauty exerts her might.


THE YOUNG CORN IN CHORUS    Poem Text    
First Line: All we, the young corn, stalwart stand
Last Line: Cloy those he would please.
Subject(s): Corn


THESEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: What am I? O thou sea, with all thy noise
Last Line: "ask for king aegeus, and bring with thee these."
Subject(s): Theseus


THIRD VOICE       
First Line: Two voices were there, now there shall be three


THOU MOON AND O YE STARS, FR. JUDITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou moon and o ye stars, ye hosts of light!
Last Line: [she returns into the tent and draws the curtain.]
Subject(s): Judith (bible); Women In The Bible


THREE THINGS       
First Line: Three thing are there made for fun


TO A CHILD LISTENING TO A REPEATER       
First Line: How long, mad child, thou rosy whirlgig


TO AN EARLY SPRING DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: O day, thou found'st me sleeping; let me sleep!
Last Line: Exalting her with this thy strenuous might.
Subject(s): Spring


TO APHRODITE       
First Line: O candid smile dimple the sea


TO COOK       
First Line: Like mown hay tossed in a high wind


TO E.L. GRANT WATSON       
First Line: O wherefore tempt me with quaint images


TO GIACOMO LEOPARDI    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold was thy thought, o stricken son
Last Line: Grand as the presence of night's queen.
Subject(s): Leopardi, Giacomo (1798-1837); Poetry & Poets


TO IDLENESS       
First Line: Enough, thou witch, too fond of me


TO LEDA (IN MEMORY OF OSWALD SICKERT)       
First Line: Wiseliest confirmed of river bathers, thou


TO LOKI       
First Line: Cease, thou art terrible! Cease, thou tireless god


TO MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: O deeper than the noontide seems when blue
Last Line: Till phantom sobs catch in a shrivelled throat.
Subject(s): Memory


TO NOVICE LOVE       
First Line: O gay, adventurous, unsealed eyes


TO RABINDRANATH TAGORE       
First Line: I cannot mock thy 'yesy' with 'no'


TO SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: O deep and clear as is the sky
Last Line: Still be to my fond hope a friend.
Subject(s): Silence


TO SLOW MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Like shovels white of porcelain
Last Line: Of daisy naught, nor daffodilly.
Subject(s): Nymphs; Shells; Conchology


TOCSIN TO THE MEN AT ARMS       
First Line: Blind with pride and deaf with rage


TONGUES       
First Line: Tongues there are that naught can say


TORRENT: 1       
First Line: O polished volume of live force, now pure


TRAGIC FATES: 1 (VIRGIN)       
First Line: Prepared by gentle living, gifted body


TRAGIC FATES: 2 (ESPOUSED)       
First Line: Should tedious nights of avid pain succeed


TWILIGHT REVERIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Remembered in the evening
Last Line: Gaze at my face, as it were a pink cloud.


TWO POEMS FUSED (FROM JOHN CLARE AND MARY COLERIDGE)       
First Line: Egypt's might is tumbled down


TYRFING       
First Line: Our journey's done


URGENT       
First Line: Learn of my glance greeting


VALUE AND EXTENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The more they peer through lenses at the night
Last Line: There thrill and shape small genuine glories here.


VARIATION ON BAUDELAIRE. TO AZRAEL       
First Line: Thou, death, alone art kind, helpest men give
Subject(s): Baudelaire, Charles (1821-1867); French Poetry - Symbolism; Poetry And Poets


VARIATION ON BEAUMONT    Poem Text    
First Line: Time, at his kindest, hath wild wings to fly with
Last Line: Ages and aeons of delight.
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Dramatists; Love; Plays & Playwrights; Time


VARIATION ON BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Cynthia, as to thy power and thee
Last Line: Virgin, spouses are befriended.
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Dramatists; Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Plays & Playwrights


VARIATION ON BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER: ASPATIA'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Lay a garland on my grave
Last Line: Lightly, gentle earth!
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Dramatists; Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Graves; Plays & Playwrights; Tombs; Tombstones


VARIATION ON BEN JONSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty! And oh 'twas I who saw
Last Line: All beauty, and all in one spot.
Subject(s): Beauty; Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


VARIATION ON FLETCHER       
First Line: Orpheus I am, come from the deeps below
Last Line: These win the love they died without or burn
Subject(s): Fletcher, John (1579-1625)


VARIATION ON HENRY KILLIGREW       
First Line: I thy goodangel, from thy side
Last Line: Knows not when we pass by!


VARIATION ON RIMBAUD'S PROSE-POEM. CHILDHOOD       
First Line: This idol with black eyes and yellow hair
Subject(s): Rimbaud, Arthur (1854-1891)


VARIATION ON RONSARD: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The grace of the moon is
Last Line: More embraceth than space.
Subject(s): Ronsard, Pierre De (1524-1585)


VARIATION ON RONSARD: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Time flits away, time flits away, lady
Last Line: Be thou the love, love sees.
Subject(s): Ronsard, Pierre De (1524-1585)


VARIATION ON VERLAINE       
First Line: The body slumbers, humble as the dead
Subject(s): Verlaine, Paul (1844-1896)


VIGIL       
First Line: How long, dear sleeper, must I wait


WAR AND PEACE       
First Line: The blind and clumsy god of war prefers


WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me what hath water done?'
Last Line: "when tear-washed hearts recapture bliss."
Subject(s): Water


WEST OF THE CITY       
First Line: Those eyes, from caverns in that fine shock head


WHERE LOVE DROWSES (ADAPTED FR. FLAUBERT'S SALAMMBO)       
First Line: Doves, from the palm-tres near them, gently cooed


WILD CHERRY       
First Line: Though one white bunch would crown the tree
Subject(s): Cherries; Fruit


WIND'S WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Kate rose up early as fresh as a lark
Last Line: But the wind knows!
Subject(s): Wind


WINGS       
First Line: That man who wishes not for wings


WINNOWER TO THE WINDS (ADAPTED FROM DU BELLAY       
First Line: O light and gay


WITHIN THE WALLS       
First Line: Look thou to that


WOODSTOCK MAZE       
First Line: A crown in her lap; all proud of her bower


WORDS FOR A PEAL OF CHRISTMAS BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: What is there in this child
Last Line: Safe, tranquil, clear!
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


WORDS FOR THE WIND       
First Line: With the waves for hounds


WORKDAY YOUTH       
First Line: Night is for rest


YET THERE IS ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: What boundless contrast in these clear night-skies!
Last Line: In naked bliss, cleave the pure wells of thought.


YOUNG MAN'S FONDEST FOE       
First Line: Mothers enslave their sons, from honour hide