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White, Henry Kirke    Poet's Biography
36 poems available by this author


A SUMMER EVENING, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the deep, the miry lane
Last Line: And join the general troop of sleep.
Subject(s): Country Life


BRITANNIA REJECTA    Poem Text    
First Line: Where now is britain? - where her laurelled names
Last Line: The yell of deprecation.
Subject(s): Great Britain


CANZONET    Poem Text    
First Line: Maiden! Wrap thy mantle round thee
Last Line: Where thou wilt sleep most peacefully.


CHILDHOOD       
First Line: Pictured in memory's mellowing


CLIFTON GROVE       
First Line: Lo! In the west, fast fades the lingering
Last Line: The hosts of sylphids on the moon-beam sail
Subject(s): Clifton, England


DAME SCHOOL       
First Line: Here first I entered, though with toil


DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY       
First Line: Yes, he hath come - the mighty champion comes
Subject(s): Faith


DESCRIPTION OF A SUMMER'S EVE       
First Line: Down the sultry arc of day
Last Line: And join the general troop of sleep
Subject(s): Evening; Summer


EVENING WALK       
First Line: At evening too, how pleasing was our walk
Subject(s): Friendship


FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hushed is the lyre -- the hand that swept
Last Line: Its forest melodies hath lost its skill.


FRAGMENT       
First Line: O pale thou art, my lamp, and faint
Last Line: From the rude watch-tower o'er the atlantic wave


FRAGMENT OF AN ODE TO THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Mild orb, who floatest through the realm of night
Last Line: Shall woo the god of soft repose --
Subject(s): Moon


GONDOLINE       
First Line: The night it was still, and the moon it shone


HERB ROSEMARY       
First Line: Sweet-scented flower! Who art wont to bloom
Variant Title(s): To The Herb Rosemar


HYMN FOR FAMILY WORSHIP       
First Line: O lord, another day is flown


I AM PLEASED, AND YET I'M SAD'       
First Line: When twilight steals along the ground


IRRESISTABLE TIME       
First Line: Rear thou aloft thy standard


LITTLE BEFORE DEATH       
First Line: Yes, 'twill be over soon. - this sickly dream


MAN'S LITTLENESS IN PRESENCE OF THE STARS       
First Line: Thou, proud man, look upon yon starry vault


ODE TO DISAPPOINTMENT       
First Line: Come, disappointment, come!


ODE TO THE HARVEST MOON       
First Line: Moon of harvest, herald mile


PASTORAL SONG       
First Line: Come, anna! Come, the morning dawns
Last Line: A solemn vesper to the departing day


RETIREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me a cottage on some cambrian wild
Last Line: Shall make sweet music o'er my lonely grave.
Subject(s): Retirement


SOLITUDE       
First Line: It is not that my lot is low


THE EARLY PRIMROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mild offspring of a dark and sullen sire!
Last Line: Serene the ills of life.
Variant Title(s): To An Early Primrose
Subject(s): Flowers; Primroses


THE EVENING STROLL    Poem Text    
First Line: Quick o'er the wintry waste dart fiery shafts
Last Line: Which gnaws his heart and bids him hope no more.
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Evening; Poetry & Poets; Winter; Dead, The; Sunset; Twilight


THE LULLABY OF A FEMALE CONVICT TO HER CHILD...TO EXECUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, baby mine, enkerchieft on my bosom
Last Line: For never more thou'lt press a mother's breast.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


THE SAVOYARD'S RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! Yonder is the well-known spot
Last Line: To steal my heart from yonder vale.
Subject(s): Homecoming


THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM    Poem Text    
First Line: When, marshaled on the nightly plain
Last Line: The star! -- the star of bethlehem!
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE WINTER TRAVELER    Poem Text    
First Line: God help thee, traveler, on thy journey far
Last Line: His lonely bark through the tempestuous tide.
Subject(s): Travel; Winter; Journeys; Trips


TO CONSUMPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Gently, most gently, on thy victim's head
Last Line: Compose my decent head, and breathe my last.
Subject(s): Tuberculosis; Consumption (pathology)


TO LOVE       
First Line: Why should I blush to own I love?


TO MISFORTUNE       
First Line: Misfortune, I am young, - my chin is bare


TO MY MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: And canst thou, mother, for a moment think
Last Line: And smooth the pillow of thy sinking age.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To My Mother
Subject(s): Mothers


VERSES       
First Line: When pride and envy, and the scorn
Last Line: Hurl in ten thousand shapes the snow
Subject(s): Envy


WHAT ART THOU, MIGHTY ONE, AND WHERE THY SEAT?