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A DAY-DREAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A day-dream by the dark-blue deep
Last Line: The waves run murmuring up the beach.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A DREAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a dream - a strange, wild dream
Last Line: "shall open in the morning beam."
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A FOREST HYMN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The groves were god's first temples. Ere man learned
Last Line: Learn to conform the order of our lives.
Variant Title(s): God's First Temples;the Groves
Subject(s): Forests; Religion; Trees; Woods; Theology


A HYMN OF THE SEA, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is mighty, but a mightier sways
Last Line: The murmuring shores in a perpetual hymn.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A LEGEND OF THE DELAWARES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The air is dark with cloud on cloud
Last Line: "should wield the weapons of the sky."
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


A LIFETIME, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit in the early twilight
Last Line: The trees with a heavy sigh.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Time


A MEDITATION ON RHODE ISLAND COAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sat beside the glowing grate, fresh heaped
Last Line: And melt the icicles from off his chin.
Subject(s): Coal Mines & Miners; Rhode Island


A RAIN-DREAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These strifes, these tumults of the noisy world
Last Line: White clouds, the laggard remnants of the storm.
Subject(s): Rain


A SCENE ON THE BANKS OF THE HUDSON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cool shades and dews are round my way
Last Line: And I to seek the crowd of men.
Subject(s): Hudson River


A SICK-BED, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long hast thou watched my bed
Last Line: When many years are past.
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


A SONG FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay
Last Line: One parting strain, and then away.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A SONG OF PITCAIRN'S ISLAND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, take our boy, and we will go
Last Line: This sweet lone isle amid the sea.
Subject(s): Pitcairn Islands


A WALK AT SUNSET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When insect wings are glistening in the beam
Last Line: Darkened by boundless groves, and roamed by savage men.
Subject(s): Nature; Evening; Transience; Sunset; Twilight; Impermanence


A WINTER PIECE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The time has been that these wild solitudes
Last Line: Shall buffet the vexed forests in his rage.
Subject(s): Winter


AFTER A TEMPEST, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day had been a day of wind and storm
Last Line: On all the peaceful world the smile of heaven shall lie.
Subject(s): Storms


AMERICA (1), by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mother of a mighty race
Last Line: Upon their lips the taunt shall die.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Patriotism; United States; Independence Day; Liberty; America


AMERICA (2), by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look now abroad - another race has filled
Last Line: How happy, in thy lap, the sons of men shall dwell?
Subject(s): Patriotism; United States; America


AMONG THE TREES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh ye who love to overhang the springs
Last Line: Back to his covert, and forego his prey.
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


AN EVENING REVERY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer day is closed - the sun is set
Last Line: Shall journey onward in perpetual peace.
Subject(s): Evening; Time; Sunset; Twilight


AN INDIAN AT THE BURIAL PLACE OF HIS FATHERS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the spot I came to seek
Last Line: May be a barren desert yet.
Variant Title(s): An Indian At The Burying-place Of His Fathers
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


AN INVITATION TO THE COUNTRY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Already, close by our summer dwelling
Last Line: Their dower of beauty from thy glad looks.
Subject(s): April; Country Life; Holidays; Trees


ANTIQUITY OF FREEDOM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here are old trees, tall oaks and gnarled pines
Last Line: Beheld thy glorious childhood, and rejoiced.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Trees; Independence Day; Liberty


AUTUMN WOODS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere, in the northern gale
Last Line: And waste its little hour.
Subject(s): Autumn; Forests; Seasons; Fall; Woods


BATTLE OF BENNINGTON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: On this fair valley's grassy breast
Subject(s): U.s. - History


BEYOND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: What is there beyond?


BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN', by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, deem not they are blest alone


BOBOLINK, SELS., by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Modest and shy as a nun is she


BURIAL PLACE, SELS., by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


CATTERSKILL FALLS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midst greens and shades the catterskill leaps
Last Line: Till the stagnant blood ran free and warm.
Subject(s): Waterfalls


CENTENNIAL HYMN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through calm and storm the years have led
Last Line: The record of thy happier reign.
Subject(s): United States - History


CHRISTMAS IN 1875, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No trumpet-blast profaned
Last Line: Well may the nations say that christ is born.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


DANTE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, mid the grasses of the field
Last Line: Crowns the last century's closing year.
Subject(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Poetry & Poets


DEDICATION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, whose unmeasured temple stands
Last Line: While round these hallowed walls the storm %of earth-born passion dies
Subject(s): Prayer; Religion


EARTH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A midnight black with clouds is in the sky
Last Line: By which thou shalt be judged, are written down.
Subject(s): Earth; World


EARTH IS FULL OF THY RICHES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Almighty! Hear thy children raise
Subject(s): Birthdays


EARTH'S CHILDREN CLEAVE TO EARTH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Nature; Earth; World


EMBARGO, SELS., by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Look where we will, and in whatever land


EPICEDIUM: WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say, who shall mourn him first
Last Line: And his first word was noble as his last!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878); Italy; Kisses; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Italians


FEW, FEW WERE THEY WHOSE SWORDS OF OLD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography


GREEN RIVER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When breezes are soft and skies are fair
Last Line: That won my heart in my greener years.
Subject(s): Country Life; Great Barrington, Massachusetts


HE HATH PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET', by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O north, with all thy vales of green!
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


HOME MISSION PRAYER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Look from thy sphere of endless day
Subject(s): Prayer


HYMN OF THE CITY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in the solitude / alone may man commune with heaven, or see
Last Line: The vast and helpless city while it sleeps.
Subject(s): New York City - 19th Century


HYMN OF THE WALDENSES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear, father, hear thy faint afflicted flock
Last Line: And thy delivered saints shall dwell in rest.
Subject(s): Waldenses


HYMN TO DEATH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Could I hope the wise and pure in heart
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


HYMN TO DEATH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Could I hope the wise and pure in heart
Last Line: The desultory numbers; let them stand, %the record of an idle revery
Subject(s): Death


HYMN TO THE NORTH STAR, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sad and solemn night
Last Line: The voyager of time should shape his heedful way.
Subject(s): Stars


I BROKE THE SPELL THAT HELD ME LONG, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I CANNOT FORGET WITH WHAT FERVID DEVOTION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


I CANNOT FORGET WITH WHAT FERVID DEVOTION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


IN MEMORY OF JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, motley, with the great of ancient days
Last Line: Thy memory shall perish only then.
Subject(s): Motley, John Lothrop (1814-1877)


IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM LEGGETT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The earth may ring, from shore to shore
Last Line: Burn in the breasts he kindled still.
Subject(s): Leggett, William (1801-1839); Poetry & Poets


INNOCENT CHILD AND SNOW-WHITE FLOWER!, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Innocence; Children; Flowers; Childhood


INSCRIPTION FOR THE ENTRANCE TO A WOOD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger, if thou hast learned a truth which needs
Last Line: Ungreeted, and shall give its light embrace.
Subject(s): Forests; Holidays; Trees; Woods


ITALY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Voices from the mountains speak
Last Line: To the gulfs that steep her shore.
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


JUNE (1), by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I gazed upon the glorious sky
Last Line: To hear again his living voice.
Subject(s): June; Nature


JUNE (2), by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: There, through the long, long summer hours
Subject(s): June


JUNE, SELS., by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: And what if cheerful shouts, at noon


LEGEND OF SAINT MARTIN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Shrewd was the good saint martin; he was famed


LIFE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh life, I breathe thee in the breeze
Last Line: My love for thee, and thine for me?
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


LINES ON REVISITING THE COUNTRY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand upon my native hills again
Last Line: Health and refreshment on the world below.
Subject(s): Cummington, Massachusetts


MARCH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stormy march is come at last
Last Line: Seems of a brighter world than ours.
Subject(s): March (month)


MAY EVENING, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The breath of spring-time at this twilight hour
Last Line: For the return of day.
Subject(s): Spring


MIDSUMMER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A power is on the earth and in the air
Last Line: Its deadly breath into the firmament.
Subject(s): Summer


MOCKING BIRD AND THE DONKEY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: A mock-bird in a village


MONUMENT MOUNTAIN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who wouldst see the lovely and the wild
Last Line: Is call the mountain of the monument.
Subject(s): Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts; Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Grief; Incest; Legends; Native Americans; Suicide; Sorrow; Sadness; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


MUTATION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They talk of short-lived pleasure - be it so
Last Line: A stable changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.
Subject(s): Change; Transience; Impermanence


MY AUTUMN WALK, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On woodlands ruddy with autumn
Last Line: Roslyn, october, 1'64.
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


NO MAN KNOWETH HIS SEPULCHRE', by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When he, who, from the scourge of wrong


NOON; FROM AN UNFINISHED POEM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis noon. At noon the hebrew bowed the knee
Last Line: Whose borders we but hover for a space.
Subject(s): Nature


NOT YET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O country, marvel of the earth!
Last Line: Writes, in men's sight, the answer, no!
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


NOVEMBER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
Last Line: The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.
Subject(s): November


O, DEEM NOT THEY ARE BLEST ALONE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Birthdays


OCTOBER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, thou art welcome, heaven's delicious breath
Last Line: Pass silently from men, as thou dost pass.
Subject(s): October


OCTOBER, 1866, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas when the earth in summer glory lay
Last Line: From every treacherous path that ends in sin!


ODE FOR AN AGRICULTURAL CELEBRATION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far back in the ages
Last Line: And feeds the expectant nations.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


ODE FOR THE BURIAL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, slow to smite and swift to spare
Last Line: Who perished in the cause of right.
Variant Title(s): Abraham Lincoln;the Death Of Lincoln
Subject(s): Funerals; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Burials


ON JEFFERSON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Go wretch, resign thy presidential chair
Subject(s): History


OUR CHILDREN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Standing forth on life's rough way


OUR COUNTRY'S CALL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lay down the axe; fling by the spade
Last Line: And glorious must their triumph be.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Military Service, Voluntary; Patriotism; United States - History


OUR FELLOW-WORSHIPPERS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Think not that thou and I
Last Line: With harmonies too fine for mortal ear.
Subject(s): Worship


PRESENTIMENT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh father, let us hence - for hark ...'


RECEIVE THY SIGHT', by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the blind suppliant in the way


RETRIBUTION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know where the timid fawn abides'
Last Line: "from maquon, the fond and the brave."
Variant Title(s): An Indian Story
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


RIZPAH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear what the desolate rizpah said
Last Line: The beasts of the desert, and fowls of air.
Subject(s): Mothers; Rizpah (bible); Tragedy; Women In The Bible


ROBERT OF LINCOLN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Merrily swinging on brier and weed
Last Line: Chee, chee, chee.
Variant Title(s): Bob-o'-lincoln
Subject(s): Birds; Bobolinks


ROMERO, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When freedom, from the land of spain
Last Line: Shall rise, as from the beaten shore the thunders of the sea.
Subject(s): Spain; Freedom; Liberty


SELLA, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear now a legend of the days of old
Last Line: The stone engraved with sella's honored name.
Subject(s): Shoes; Mothers; Brides; Travel; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers; Journeys; Trips


SLAVERY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Slavery is a foul and monstrous idol
Last Line: To be worshipped again %with human sacrifice
Subject(s): Slavery; Social Protest


SONG, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soon as the glazed and gleaming snow
Last Line: He bounds away to hunt the deer.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


SONG, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dost thou idly ask to hear
Last Line: Love's delightful story.
Subject(s): Courtship


SONG OF MARION'S MEN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our band is few, but true and tried
Last Line: Forever from our shore.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Marion, Francis (1737-1795); South Carolina; War


SONG OF THE GREEK AMAZON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I buckle to my slender side
Last Line: As the fierce shout of victory.
Subject(s): Amazons


SONG OF THE STARS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the radiant morn of creation broke
Last Line: "to the veil of whose brow your lamps are dim."
Subject(s): Stars


SONG. THESE PRAIRIES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These prairies glow with flowers
Last Line: Will sorrow for my sake.
Subject(s): Flowers


SONNET TO - -., by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, thou art for the grave; thy glances shine
Last Line: And we will trust in god to see thee yet again.
Variant Title(s): Consumption
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SPRING, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this a time to be gloomy


SPRING IN TOWN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The country ever has a lagging spring
Last Line: And your loud wheels unheeded rattle by.
Subject(s): New York City - 19th Century; Spring


SUMMER RAMBLE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: A quiet august noon has come
Variant Title(s): The Noon Scen


SUMMER WIND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
Last Line: Into small waves and sparkle as he comes.
Subject(s): Summer


THANATOPSIS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To him who in the love of nature holds
Last Line: About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Nature; Religion; Trees; Dead, The; Theology


THE AFRICAN CHIEF, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chained in the market-place he stood
Last Line: The foul hyena's prey.
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE AGES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When to the common rest that crowns our days
Last Line: How happy, in thy lap, the sons of men shall dwell?
Subject(s): Death; Past; Dead, The


THE ARCTIC LOVER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone is the long, long winter night
Last Line: Till that long midnight flies.
Subject(s): Arctic; Love


THE BATTLE-FIELD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once this soft turf, this rivulet's sands
Last Line: The blast of triumph o'er thy grave
Subject(s): Peace; Religion; Social Protest; Theology


THE BURIAL OF LOVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two dark-eyed maids, at shut of day
Last Line: Highest and nearest god's right hand.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


THE BURIAL-PLACE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Erewhile, on england's pleasant shores, our sires
Last Line: Her ruddy, pouting fruit. -- -- -- -- -- -
Subject(s): England; Graves; Pilgrim Fathers; English; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CHILD'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is thy sight, sorrento, green thy shore
Last Line: From long deep slumbers at the morning light.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Funerals; Death - Babies; Burials


THE CLOUD ON THE WAY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See, before us, in our journey, broods a mist upon the ground
Last Line: Peace and light.
Subject(s): Nature; Conduct Of Life


THE CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER AND VENUS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not always reason. The straight path
Last Line: For thee, a terrible deliverance.
Variant Title(s): Those Glorious Stars
Subject(s): Planets


THE CONQUEROR'S GRAVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within this lowly grave a conqueror lies
Last Line: That ministered to thee, is open still.
Subject(s): Consolation; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE CONSTELLATIONS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O constellations of the early night
Last Line: Their rays might seem but dim, or reach me not.
Subject(s): Stars


THE CROWDED STREET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me move slowly through the street
Last Line: That rolls to its appointed end.
Subject(s): Life; Mankind; Human Race


THE DAMSEL OF PERU, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where olive leaves were twinkling in every wind that blew
Last Line: "and I am come to dwell beside the olive-grove with thee."
Subject(s): Peru


THE DEATH OF SCHILLER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis said, when schiller's death drew nigh
Last Line: Sprang to a fairer, ampler sphere.
Subject(s): Immortality; Schiller, Johann Von (1759-1805); Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich Von


THE DEATH OF SLAVERY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou great wrong, that, through the slow-paced years
Last Line: Dwell thou, a warning to the coming times.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Declaration Day


THE DEATH OF THE FLOWERS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year
Last Line: So gentle and so beautiful, should perish with the flowers.
Subject(s): Autumn; Flowers; Melancholy; Seasons; Fall; Dejection


THE DISINTERRED WARRIOR, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gather him to his grave again
Last Line: Ah, let us spare, at least, their graves!
Subject(s): Graves; Soldiers; Tombs; Tombstones


THE EVENING WIND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit that breathest through my lattice, thou
Last Line: He hears the rustling leaf and running stream.
Variant Title(s): To The Evening Wind
Subject(s): Evening; Nature; Wind; Sunset; Twilight


THE FLOOD OF YEARS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mighty hand, from an exhaustless urn
Last Line: With everlasting concord hand in hand.
Subject(s): Time


THE FOREST MAID, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O fairest of the rural maids!
Last Line: Of those calm solitudes, is there.
Variant Title(s): Oh Fairest Of The Rural Maids!
Subject(s): Admiration


THE FOUNTAIN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fountain, that springest on this grassy slope
Last Line: Gush midway from the bare and barren steep?
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


THE FUTURE LIFE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I know thee in the sphere which keeps
Last Line: Thy fit companion in that land of bliss?
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Heaven; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Paradise


THE GLADNESS OF NATURE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this a time to be cloudy and sad
Last Line: Ay, look, and he'll smile thy gloom away.
Subject(s): Nature


THE GREEK BOY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone are the glorious greeks of old
Last Line: The nations silent in its shade.
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE GREEK PARTISAN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our free flag is dancing
Last Line: Like autumn sheaves are lying.
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Liberty; Greeks


THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS [MAY 9, 1775], by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here halt we our march, and pitch our tent
Last Line: For the deeds of to-morrow night.
Subject(s): Allen, Ethan (1738-1789); American Revolution; Soldiers; Ticonderoga, Battle Of (1775)


THE HOLY STAR, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As shadows cast by cloud and sun
Last Line: To fill the world with light.
Variant Title(s): Christmas;the Star Of Bethlehem
Subject(s): Christmas; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


THE HUNTER OF THE PRAIRIES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, this is freedom! - these pure skies
Last Line: That welcome my return at night.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


THE HUNTER'S SERENADE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy bower is finished, fairest!
Last Line: All night, with none to hear.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


THE HUNTER'S VISION, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a rock that, high and sheer
Last Line: The dream and life at once were o'er.
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


THE HURRICANE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of the winds! I feel thee nigh
Last Line: Alone with the terrible hurricane.
Subject(s): Hurricanes; Nature


THE INDIAN GIRL'S LAMENT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An indian girl was sitting where
Last Line: The rustling of my footsteps near.
Subject(s): Native Americans - Women; Grief; Squaws; Sorrow; Sadness


THE JOURNEY OF LIFE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the waning moon I walk at night
Last Line: With warmth, and certainty, and boundless light.
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


THE KNIGHT'S EPITAPH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the church which pisa, great and free
Last Line: "and love, and music, his inglorious life."
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Knights & Knighthood


THE LAND OF DREAMS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mighty realm is the land of dreams
Last Line: Shall lie on the path of thy daily life.


THE LAPSE OF TIME, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lament who will, in fruitless tears
Last Line: A lighter burden on the heart.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


THE LIFE THAT IS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, who so long hast pressed the couch of pain
Last Line: For his meek followers, shall assign thy place.
Subject(s): Life


THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF THE SNOW, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One of your old-world stories, uncle john
Last Line: As one would scatter flowers upon a bier.
Subject(s): Children; Story-telling; Snow; Childhood


THE LIVING LOST, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Matron! The children of whose love
Last Line: A gloom from which ye turn your eyes.
Subject(s): Despair


THE MAIDEN'S SORROW, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seven long years has the desert rain
Last Line: I shall feel it no more again.
Subject(s): Death - Fathers; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE MASACRE AT SCIO, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep not for scio's children slain
Last Line: Is shivered, to be worn no more.
Subject(s): Greek War Of Independence (1821-1832); Chios (island), Greece; Massacres


THE MAY-SUN SHEDS AN AMBER LIGHT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE MAY-SUN SHEDS AN AMBER LIGHT, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THE MOTHER'S HYMN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, who ordainest for mankind
Last Line: In ways of love and truth and right.
Variant Title(s): The Mother's Charge
Subject(s): Mothers


THE MURDERED TRAVELLER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring, to woods and wastes around
Last Line: Far down that narrow glen.
Subject(s): Travel; Murder; Journeys; Trips


THE NEW AND THE OLD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New are the leaves on the oaken spray
Last Line: "chilling the blood, and frosting the brow."
Subject(s): Nature


THE NEW MOON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, as the garish day is gone
Last Line: Like that new light in heaven.
Subject(s): Moon


THE NIGHT JOURNEY OF A RIVER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh river, gentle river! Gliding on
Last Line: The crystal brightness of thy mountain-springs.
Subject(s): Rivers


THE OLD MAN'S COUNSEL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among our hills and valleys, I have known
Last Line: Is at my side, his voice is in my ear.
Subject(s): Holidays; Old Age; Trees


THE OLD MAN'S FUNERAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw an aged man with [or, upon] his bier
Last Line: Dark with the mists of age, it was his time to die.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE PAINTED CUP, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fresh savannas of the sangamon
Last Line: Of these bright beakers, drain the gathered dew.
Subject(s): Flowers


THE PAST, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou unrelenting past!
Last Line: Fills the next grave -- the beautiful and young.
Subject(s): Past


THE PATH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The path we planned beneath october's sky
Last Line: To bar the ways for mutual succor made!
Subject(s): Hiking; Nature


THE PLANTING OF THE APPLE TREE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, let us plant the appple tree
Last Line: "on planting the apple-tree."
Subject(s): Apple Trees


THE POET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, who wouldst wear the name / of poet mid thy breathren of mankind
Last Line: "that sway from mood to mood the willing mind!"
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE PRAIRIES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the gardens of the desert, these
Last Line: And I am in the wilderness alone.
Subject(s): Prairies; Plains


THE RETURN OF THE BIRDS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear, from many a little throat
Last Line: "and freedom to the slave!"
Subject(s): American Civil War; Birds; Holidays; Trees; United States - History


THE RETURN OF YOUTH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My friend, thou sorrowest for thy golden prime
Last Line: More musical in that celestial air?
Subject(s): Youth


THE RIVULET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This little rill, that from the springs
Last Line: Shalt mock the fading race of men.
Subject(s): Cummington, Massachusetts


THE SKIES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, gloriously thou standest there
Last Line: For seats of innocence and rest.
Variant Title(s): The Firmament
Subject(s): Sky


THE SNOW-SHOWER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand here by my side and turn, I pray
Last Line: At rest in the dark and silent lake.
Subject(s): Nature; Snow; Winter


THE SONG OF THE SOWER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The maples redden in the sun
Last Line: The sails that bring thy glistening store.
Subject(s): Maple Trees


THE STORY OF SEVENTY-SIX, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What heroes from the woodland sprung
Last Line: Profaned the soil no more.
Variant Title(s): Seventy-six: American War Of Independence
Subject(s): American Revolution; Patriotism


THE STRANGE LADY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by
Last Line: He went to dwell with her, the friends who mourned him never knew.
Subject(s): Hunting; Women; Death; Hunters; Dead, The


THE STREAM OF LIFE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh silvery streamlet of the fields
Last Line: The dust alone remains.
Subject(s): Life


THE THIRD OF NOVEMBER, 1861, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Softly breathes the west-wind beside the ruddy forest
Last Line: Leave the heart unfrozen, and spare the cheerful mind!
Subject(s): Nature


THE TIDES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon is at her full, and, riding high
Last Line: In a serener sphere.
Subject(s): Tides


THE TWENTY-SECOND OF DECEMBER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild was the day; the wintry sea
Last Line: This hallowed day like us shall keep.
Subject(s): Winter


THE TWENTY-SECOND OF FEBRUARY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pale is the february sky
Last Line: Increase of honors to his name.
Subject(s): Presidents, United States; Washington, George (1732-1799)


THE TWENTY-SEVENTH OF MARCH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, gentle one, thy birthday sun should rise
Last Line: And living fountains of a brighter land.
Subject(s): Birthdays


THE TWO GRAVES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a bleak wild hill, but green and bright
Last Line: Till the day when their bodies shall leave the ground.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TWO TRAVELLERS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas evening, and before my eyes
Last Line: Had passed, and he was lost to sight.
Subject(s): Travel; Farewell; Journeys; Trips; Parting


THE UNKNOWN WAY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A burning sky is o'er me
Last Line: With a boundless sea before?


THE VOICE OF AUTUMN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There comes, from yonder height
Last Line: And must leave.
Subject(s): Autumn; Fall


THE WANING MOON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've watched too late; the morn is near
Last Line: On glistening dew and glimmering stream.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


THE WEST WIND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the forest's skirts I rest
Last Line: Thou lov'st to sigh and murmur still.
Subject(s): Wind


THE WHITE-FOOTED DEER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a hundred years ago
Last Line: And prowls the fox at night.
Subject(s): Deer


THE WIND AND STREAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A brook came stealing from the ground
Last Line: The ever-murmuring, mourning stream.
Subject(s): Nature


THE WINDS, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye winds, ye unseen currents of the air
Last Line: Crowd back to narrow bounds the ancient night
Subject(s): Wind


THE YELLOW VIOLET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When beechen buds begin to swell
Last Line: That made the woods of april bright.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring; Violets


THERE IS A POWER WHOSE CARE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography


THERE IS A SACRED DREAD OF DEATH, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography


TO A CLOUD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful cloud! With folds so soft and fair
Last Line: Miss thee, forever from the sky.
Subject(s): Cloud


TO A MOSQUITO, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair insect! That, with threadlike legs spread out
Last Line: No angry hand shall rise to brush thy wings.
Variant Title(s): The Mosquito
Subject(s): Mosquitoes


TO A WATERFOWL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whither, midst falling dew
Last Line: Will lead my steps aright.
Variant Title(s): The Waterfowl
Subject(s): Birds; Faith; God; Migration; Nature; Religion; Soldiers; Waterfowl; Belief; Creed; Theology


TO COLE, THE PAINTER, DEPARTING FOR EUROPE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thine eyes shall see the light of distant skies
Last Line: But keep that earlier, wilder image bright.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet--to An American Painter Departing For Europe
Subject(s): Americans In Europe; Cole, Thomas (1801-1848); Paintings & Painters


TO THE APENNINES, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your peaks are beautiful, ye apennines!
Last Line: Pine silently for the redeeming hour.
Subject(s): Apennines (mountains); Italy; Mountains; Italians; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


TO THE FRINGED GENTIAN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou blossom bright with autumn dew
Last Line: May look to heaven as I depart.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gentians; Plants; Fringed Gentians; Planting; Planters


TO THE RIVER ARVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not from the sands or cloven rocks
Last Line: Among the blossoms at their feet.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


TREE-BURIAL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Near our southwestern border, when a child
Last Line: "my home till I depart to be with thee."
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


UPON THE MOUNTAIN'S DISTANT HEAD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


WAITING BY THE GATE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside a massive gateway built up in years gone by
Last Line: I stand and calmly wait till the hinges turn for me.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


WASHINGTON, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Great were the hearts and strong the minds


WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet has no month a prouder day


WESTERN WORLD, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Late, from this western shore, that morning.


WHAT CORDIAL WELCOMES GREET THE GUEST, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography


WHEN THE FIRMAMENT QUIVERS WITH DAYLIGHT'S YOUNG BEAM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


WHERE FALL THE TEARS OF LOVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, by ANN STRUTHERS               
First Line: His wife frannie, tucked between the white sheets


WILLIAM TELL, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chains may subdue the feeble spirit, but thee
Last Line: For the great work to set thy country free.
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Switzerland; Tell, William; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Swiss