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Squire, John Collings    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Eagle, Solomon; Squire, J. C.
52 poems available by this author


A DOG'S DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: The loose earth falls in the grave like a peaceful regular breathing
Last Line: Nor trouble what we do when we do it; nor would have it otherwise.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


A HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now very quietly, and rather mournfully
Last Line: May hide and wait for it in time and space.
Subject(s): Houses


ANARCHY       
First Line: In the dark, in bed, the brows of lovers will touch


ANOTHER GENERATION       
First Line: There is a woman like a seed


BALLADE OF ANY FATHER TO ANY SON       
First Line: I'ad no education, and my pile


BALLADE OF DIMINISHING CONTROL       
First Line: Yes, I admit that proust is rather good


BALLADE OF SOPORIFIC ABSORPTION       
First Line: Ho! Ho! Yes! Yes! It's very all well


BALLADE OF THE POETIC LIFE       
First Line: The fat men go about the streets


BEHIND THE LINES       
First Line: The wind of evening cried along the darkening trees


BIRDS       
First Line: Within mankind's duration, so they say
Subject(s): Birds


BROWN ROBYN       
First Line: It fell upon a wednesday
Last Line: You've made upon the sea


CHRISTMAS HYMN FOR LAMBETH       
First Line: Hark! The lambeth guardians sing
Last Line: You will talk about the war %and eat and eat until you snore
Subject(s): Christmas; Eggs


DILEMMA       
First Line: God heard the embattled nations sing and shout
Last Line: Good god!' said god, 'I've got my work cut out'
Subject(s): World War I


ELEGY       
First Line: I vaguely wondered what you were about


EPITAPH       
First Line: Shiftless and shy, gentle and kind and frail


EPITAPH IN OLD MODE       
First Line: The leaves fall gently on the grass


GOLDEN VANITY       
First Line: There was a gallant ship, and a gallant ship was she
Last Line: And sink off the lowlands low


HAPPY NIGHT       
First Line: I have loved tonight; from love's last bordering


HOW THEY DO IT, SELS.       


I SHALL MAKE BEAUTY OUT OF MANY THINGS       
Subject(s): Love


IF GRAY HAD HAD TO WRITE HIS ELEGY IN CEMETERY OF SPOON RIVER ...    Poem Text    
First Line: The curfew tolls the knell of parting day
Last Line: There is an end to even the worst career!'
Subject(s): Gray, Thomas (1716-1771); Masters, Edgar Lee (1869-1950)


IF MR. MASEFIELD HAD WRITTEN CASAIANCA       
First Line: You dirty hog,' 'you snouty snipe'


IN A CHAIR       
First Line: The room is full of the peace


IN THE WOODS IN NOVEMBER       
First Line: Men, guns and dogs: the temperate sun


INTERIOR       
First Line: I and myself swore enmity. Alack
Last Line: I was accomplice to the stratagem


JOURNEY       
First Line: I took the train a whole day long
Subject(s): Love


LAKE       
First Line: I am a lake


LATE SNOW       
First Line: The heavy train through the dim country went rolling


LINES       
First Line: Mine ears have heard your distant moan


MEDITATION IN LAMPLIGHT       
First Line: What deaths men have died, not fighting but impotent


MR. W.H. DAVIES       
First Line: A poor old man


ON OCULISTS       
First Line: The oculist prescribes me spectacles'


ONE FRIDAY MORN       
First Line: One friday morn when we set sail
Last Line: And the land-lubbers lying down below


PARADISE LOST       
First Line: What hues the sunlight had, how rich the shadows were


PASSION OF MAN: 1918-1938       
First Line: In the night, in the night, as I turned upon my bed
Subject(s): Religion


RIVERS, SELS.       
First Line: Those rivers in that lost country
Subject(s): England


SIR HENRY NEWBOLT       
First Line: It was eight bells in the forenoon and hammocks running sleek
Subject(s): Newbolt, Henry, Sir (1862-1938)


STOCKYARD (TO ROBERT FROST)       
First Line: Did you go at all to chicago?
Last Line: Till it closed and again I resumed my life


THE DISCOVERY; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: There was an indian, who had known no change
Last Line: Or silks or gold.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Holidays; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


THE LILY OF MALUD    Poem Text    
First Line: The lily of malud is born in secret mud
Last Line: But she knows not what it was.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Lilies


THE MARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard a voice that cried, 'make way for those who died!'
Last Line: In steady silent march, our hundred thousand dead.


THE SHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: There was no song nor shout of joy
Last Line: Or silks or gold.
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


THREE HILLS       
First Line: There were three hills that stood alone
Last Line: And earth shall eat the stones, and we %shall be alone again
Subject(s): Mountains


TO A BULL-DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: We shan't see willie [or, willy] any more, mamie
Last Line: And he won't be coming here any more.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; World War I; First World War


TO A ROMAN       
First Line: You died two thousand years ago, catullus


TREE-TOPS       
First Line: There beyond my window ledge


UNDER       
First Line: In this house, she said, in this high second storey


UNVISITED       
First Line: What was there there beyond that farthest train


VISION OF TRUTH       
First Line: As it fell upon a day %I made another garden, yea
Last Line: Twas roses, roses all the way %nor any drop to drink


WHEN I LEAPT OVER TOWER BRIDGE       


WINTER GONE       
First Line: Desolate winter has fled from the woods


WINTER NIGHTFALL       
First Line: The old yellow stucco
Last Line: In this desolate country's %cadaverous clay