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Very, Jones    Poet's Biography
73 poems available by this author


ARK       
First Line: There is no change of time and place with thee


AUTUMN FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Still blooming on, when summer flowers all fade
Last Line: And to its close life's pilgrimage beguile.
Subject(s): Flowers


AUTUMN LEAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: The leaves though thick are falling; one by one
Last Line: The unseen hues of immortality.
Subject(s): Leaves


BARBERRY BUSH       
First Line: The bush that has most berries and bitter fruit


BRANCH       
First Line: Thou bid'st me change with every changing hour
Subject(s): Consolation


CALL       
First Line: Why art thou not awake, my son?


CLOUDED MORNING       
First Line: The morning comes, and thickening clouds prevail
Last Line: As when we grope amid the gloom of night


COLUMBINE       
First Line: Still, still my eye will gaze long fixed on thee
Last Line: My weary eyes shall close like folding flowers in sleep


DAY       
First Line: Day! I lament that none can hymn thy praise


DAY OF DENIAL       
First Line: Are there not twelve whole hours in every day
Last Line: How dark his darkness, who till latest eve %still slumbers on, nor then his couch will leave!


ENOCH    Poem Text    
First Line: I looked to find a man who walked with god
Last Line: The only temple he delights to fill.


FAIR MORNING       
First Line: The clear bright morning, with its scented air
Last Line: Making the woods reecho with his song


FIRST ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH       
First Line: With outward signs, as well as inward life
Last Line: His providential purpose to fulfill
Subject(s): Americans; United States


HATH THE RAIN A FATHER?       
First Line: We say, 'it rains.' an unbelieving age!
Last Line: And sendeth showers upon the springing grain
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


HEALTH OF BODY DEPENDENT ON SOUL       
First Line: Not from the earth or skies
Subject(s): Religion


HOME AND HEAVEN       
First Line: With the same letter heaven and home begin


HYMN       
First Line: O god! Who dost the nations lead
Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States


I WAS SICK AND IN PRISON       
First Line: Thou hast not left the rough-barked tree to grow
Last Line: And one by one new-born shall join the strain, %till earth restores her sons to heaven again


IN HIM WE LIVE, & MOVE, & HAVE OUR BEING'       
First Line: Father! I bless thy name that I do live


INDIAN'S RETORT, SELS.       
First Line: The white man's soul, it thirsts for gain
Last Line: The white man steals, his is the name!
Subject(s): Native Americans; Social Protest


JOHN       
First Line: What went ye out to see? A shaken reed?
Last Line: Repent! And see, while yet its light is given
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


LABOR AND REST       
First Line: Thou need'st not rest: the shining spheres are thine


LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not life upon thy gifts to live
Last Line: The more to us doth of his bounty send.
Subject(s): Religion; Worship; Theology


LIGHT FROM WITHIN       
First Line: I saw on earth another light
Subject(s): Religion


MORNING       
First Line: The light will never open sightless eyes
Last Line: To those who find on earth their place to stay


MY MOTHER'S VOICE       


MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE       
First Line: For lack of knowledge do my people die!
Last Line: War wastes our fields and doth the people slay!
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


NATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bubbling brook doth leap when I come by
Last Line: Hear from his father's lips that all is good.
Subject(s): Nature


OCTOBER       
First Line: The frost is out, and in the open fields
Last Line: Has sent before this herald of decay %to bid me heed before the approach of winter's sterner day
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons


PRESENCE       
First Line: I sit within my room, and joy to find
Last Line: Whene'er I turn, art ever with me there
Subject(s): Transcendentalism


ROBIN       
First Line: Thou need'st not flutter from thy half-built nest
Last Line: And the light wings of heart-ascending prayer %had learned that heaven is pleased thy simple joys to
Subject(s): Robins


SABBATIA       
First Line: The sweet-briar rose has not a form more fair


SILENT       
First Line: There is a sighing in the wood
Subject(s): Transcendentalism


SOLDIER       
First Line: He was not armed like those of eastern clime


SON       
First Line: Father, I wait thy word. The sun doth stand
Subject(s): Transcendentalism


SPIRIT       
First Line: I would not breathe, when blows thy mighty wind


SUMACH LEAVES       
First Line: Some autumn leaves a painter took
Last Line: Where, waving over hill and vale, %they gave its splendor to our fall


THE COMING OF THE LORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Come suddenly, o lord, or slowly come
Last Line: Thou wilt to us thy word of promise keep.
Variant Title(s): Take Ye Heed, Watch And Pray
Subject(s): Bible; Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


THE COTTAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The house my earthly parent left
Last Line: And called their friend, my father, god.


THE CREATED    Poem Text    
First Line: There is nought for thee by thy haste to gain
Last Line: He saw thee lord of all his creatures stand.


THE CUP    Poem Text    
First Line: The bitterness of death is on me now
Last Line: Lead on to joy eternal in the heaven.


THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I see them, crowd on crowd they walk the earth
Last Line: Than those that to the earth with many tears they give.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: I would lie low, the ground on which men tread
Last Line: And from my bosom find a surer rest.


THE EYE AND EAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou readest, but each lettered word can give
Last Line: Itself by all things seen and owned as his.


THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the spot where our first parents dwelt
Last Line: No more for sin's dark stain the debt of death to pay.


THE GIFTS OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: The light that fills thy house at morn
Last Line: What none can ever buy for gold.


THE GRAVE-YARD    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart grows sick before the wide-spread death
Last Line: For in the body's health the soul's forgot.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE HAND AND FOOT    Poem Text    
First Line: The hand and foot that stir not, they shall find
Last Line: Bids spheres and atoms in just order move.


THE IDLER    Poem Text    
First Line: I idle stand, that I may find employ
Last Line: Hang idly down still waiting thy commands.
Subject(s): Idleness; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


THE LAMENT OF THE FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I looked to find spring's early flowers
Last Line: "to glad the heart, and save from harm."
Subject(s): Flowers


THE LATTER RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The latter rain, it falls in anxious haste
Last Line: Declare to man it was not sent in vain.
Subject(s): Nature; Rain


THE LOST    Poem Text    
First Line: The fairest day that ever yet has shone
Last Line: That now to them dost all thy substance give.


THE MORNING WATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis near the morning watch, the dim lamp burns
Last Line: Till he the day's bright gates forever on them close!


THE NEW BIRTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis a new life; - thoughts move not as they did
Last Line: Start from death's slumbers to eternity.
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


THE NEW MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The hands must touch and handle many things
Last Line: And bid them seek the morn the hills and fields once more.


THE NEW WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: The night that has no star lit up by god
Last Line: Their strong foundations laid by god's right hand.


THE OLD ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: The road is left that once was trod
Last Line: "but he shall walk with me, his god."


THE ORIGIN OF MAN, I    Poem Text    
First Line: Man has forgot his origin; in vain
Last Line: The wondrous truths, which now they but conceal.


THE PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Wilt thou not visit me?
Last Line: My spirit loves with thine in peace to dwell.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When I would sing of crooked streams and fields
Last Line: By hill and grove, by field and stream delayed.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE SPIRIT LAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Father! Thy wonders do not singly stand
Last Line: That ne'er returns us to the fields of light
Variant Title(s): The Present Heaven
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Dead, The; Paradise


THE STRANGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Each care-worn face is but a look
Last Line: Who in each act that act have done.


THE TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: I love thee when thy swelling buds appear
Last Line: On stars that brighter beam, when most we need their love.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring; Trees


THE WILD ROSE OF PLYMOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon the plymouth shore the wild rose blooms
Last Line: Of love and beauty ever to remain.
Subject(s): Flowers; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roses


THY BROTHER'S BLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: I have no brother. They who meet me now
Last Line: Shall not be seen upon thy hand again.


TO THE HUMMING-BIRD       
First Line: I cannot heal thy green gold breast


TO THE PAINTED COLUMBINE       
First Line: Bright image of the early years
Subject(s): Columbines; Plants


TREES OF LIFE       
First Line: For those who worship thee there is no death
Last Line: And as more high and wide their branches grow %they look more fair within the depths below


VIOLET       
First Line: Thou tellest truths unspoken yet by man
Subject(s): Transcendentalism


WAR       
First Line: I saw a war, yet none the trumpets blew


WINDFLOWER       
First Line: Thou lookest up with meek, confiding eye
Last Line: O'erjoyed that in thy early leaves I find %a lesson taught by him who loved all humanity
Subject(s): Flowers


WORLD       
First Line: Tis all a great show


YOURSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis to yourself I speak; you cannot know
Last Line: Must both remain as strangers still to you.