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"AEGLE, BEAUTY AND POET, HAS TWO LITTLE CRIMES", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: "she makes her own face, and does not make her rhvmes"
Subject(s): Beauty; Poetry & Poets


"DO NOT, O DO NOT PRIZE THY BEAUTY AT TOO HIGH A RATE", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: Through their own delay
Subject(s): Beauty;pride;vanity; Self-esteem;self-respect


"THE RUBAIYAT OF PRINCE ALEXANDER, SELS.", by PRINCE" "ALEXANDER [PSEUD.]    Poem Text            
First Line: "for some are false, - the empire and the crown"
Last Line: And shall through all the ages yet unscrolled!
Alternate Author Name(s): "alexander, Prince;
Subject(s): Beauty;memory;soul


1944, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Get out, sheila,' he said, 'quit the place now
Last Line: You'll rip marriages asunder with hair like that
Subject(s): Beauty; Marriage


A BEAUTIFUL LADY, by ELIZABETH MADOX ROBERTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We like to listen to her dress
Last Line: "miss josephine is going by."
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


A BEVY OF BEAUTIES, by J. KNOX CHRISTIE    Poem Text            
First Line: With paper, pen, patience, and pleasure as well
Last Line: Would you claim as your choice from this bevy of beauties?
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 17, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your fair looks inflame my desire
Last Line: O farewell, my life's treasure!
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 22, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And would you see my mistress' face?
Last Line: And this is that my soul pursueth.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Love


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 28, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Reprove not love, though fondly thou hast lost
Last Line: Receives her due increase.
Subject(s): Love – Nature Of; Beauty


A BOY, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the noise of tired people working,
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Boys; Beauty; War; God


A CANTICLE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lovely is daytime when the joyful sun goes singing
Last Line: Of glimmering petals down an air from far away.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


A CATCH, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along comes love / in the semblance of a boy
Last Line: And grief turned joy!
Subject(s): Beauty; Bells; Boys; Heaven; Love; Singing & Singers; Paradise; Songs


A CHALLENGE, by WILLARD SNOWDEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Name me the fairest flower of earth
Last Line: I'll love and worship and adore.
Subject(s): Beauty


A CONSTANT HEART, by F. CLAY    Poem Text            
First Line: Let him who will sing beauty's praise
Last Line: O constant heart!
Subject(s): Beauty


A DAY AT CASTROGIOVANNI: 2. PROSERPINE BY LAKE PERGUSA, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lifted on hollow lands and grassy miles
Last Line: Dark lover, death, -- was he not beautiful?
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Lakes; Persephone; Dead, The; Pools; Ponds; Proserpine; Proserpina


A DESCRIPTION, by EDWARD HERBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sing her worth and praises high
Last Line: Two alabaster pillars stand,
Alternate Author Name(s): Cherbury, 1st Baron Herbert Of; Herbert Of Cherbury, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron; Herbert Of Cherbury, Lord
Subject(s): Beauty


A DISCOURAGING MODEL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just the airiest, fairiest slip of a thing
Last Line: To expect a result half so fair?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Flowers; Models; Roses


A DIZZYING SURMISE, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What if that fieriest substance - found so late
Last Line: When the loosed afreet towered against the spheres.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Variant Title(s): Sonnets To Miranda: 10
Subject(s): Beauty; Fate; Hate; Life; Love; Destiny


A GARDEN ROSE, by G. LELAND GREEN    Poem Text            
First Line: The whole world knows / that a garden rose
Last Line: Is the loveliest thing that grows.
Subject(s): Beauty


A GARLAND FOR HELIODORA, by MELEAGER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll frame, my heliodora! A garland for thy hair
Last Line: Queen of them all, the red red rose, the flower which lovers love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meleagros
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love; Roses


A HEALTH, by EDWARD COATE PINKNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I fill this cup to one made up of loveliness alone
Last Line: And weariness a name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pinkney, Edward Coote
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; Mccausland, Georgiana


A HINT TO CYNICS, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Youth, beauty, love, delight
Last Line: That's blended with decay?
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Beauty; Cynicism; Love; Youth


A HOP AT SARATOGA, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hall is ample; gilded arches shine
Last Line: That cheerful and majestic measure.
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul; Time


A LADY, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are beautiful and faded
Last Line: That its sparkle may amuse you.
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


A LADY'S BEAUTY, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ladye, thy white brow is fair
Last Line: On thy lip, and in thine eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Beauty


A LOOK-GLASS FOR LONDON AND ENGLAND: BEAUTY, A SONG, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty, alas! Where waft thou born
Last Line: Heigho; and yet he eyes me not.
Subject(s): Beauty


A LOVE SONG FROM THE NORTH, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me no more of thy love, papeeha
Last Line: To me, forsaken of love?
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love


A LOVELY WOMAN, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Now I can see what helen was
Last Line: I ever saw, in any place.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty


A MEMORY OF 1876, by JAMES HERVEY HYSLOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For ages past, before the forest deep
Last Line: In the valley of the blue juniata.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Memory; Past


A MOOD, by ISAAC ROSENBERG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are so light and gay
Last Line: It knows where it would go.
Subject(s): Beauty


A NATURALIST'S GRIEVANCE, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Flames there are that sink and chill
Last Line: Charming every rapt spectator!
Subject(s): Beauty; Muses; Nature; Summer


A NEW DIALOGUE OF THE DEAD; ODYSSEUS AND ARISTOTLE, by ALFRED DENNIS GODLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: News from the earth, odysseus! 'tis of you
Last Line: Thou hast endured, -- but o these literary men!
Alternate Author Name(s): Godley, A. D.
Subject(s): Beauty; Poetry & Poets; Truth


A NEW SCULPTOR, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once to my fancy's hall a stranger came
Last Line: "here is thy neighbor."
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Life; Mythology; Sculpture & Sculptors


A NEW WOMAN, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring blossoms with a world of eyes
Last Line: "a drowsy, faint ""dood night!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


A NIGHT ON THE SAINT LAWRENCE (RIMOUSKI), by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: If the world were itself alone, - mere mountains and seas and cities
Last Line: Thou brooding, loving artist, whose holiest name is beauty.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Creative Ability; God; Nature - Religious Aspects; Night; Rivers; Inspiration; Creativity; Bedtime


A PAINTING OF MA-LIN, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just because you painted it so, ma-lin
Last Line: Give wings to the heart!
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Death; Life; Paintings And Painters; Dead, The


A PARAPHRASE, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beauty that must me delight
Last Line: Would make a mistress to my mind.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


A PICTURE, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her brown hair plainly put away
Last Line: Heaven's beauty to an earthly face!
Subject(s): Beauty


A POET RECOGNIZING THE ECHO OF THE VOICE, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are burning
Subject(s): Absence; Beauty; Identity; Sexism; Women; Women's Rights; Separation; Isolation; Feminism


A PRAYER FOR A BEGINNING REIGN, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He who is order, beauty, power and glory
Last Line: Over a kingdom worthy, the world's wonder.
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Beauty; Coronations; Courts & Courtiers; Elizabeth Ii, Queen Of England; Prayer


A PRAYER FOR MY DAUGHTER, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the storm is howling, and half hid
Last Line: And custom for the spreading laurel tree.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Daughters; Fathers & Daughters; Ireland; Life Change Events; Mothers; Parents; Poetry & Poets; Prayer; Women; Childhood; Irish; Parenthood


A PRETTY WOMAN, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That fawn-skin-dapple hair of hers
Last Line: Smell, kiss, wear it -- at last, throw away!
Subject(s): Beauty


A PROPER ROUNDELAY, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See thou, my joy, my care
Last Line: Through beauty beyond compare.
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Faces; Happiness; Love; Joy; Delight


A PUBLIC DANCE, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midst a crowd disorderly / walked a dreamer, angels seeking
Last Line: Which every green oasis misses.
Subject(s): Beauty


A QUESTION, by CAROLYN WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maid, with your cheeks and chin
Last Line: Had he to sing you?
Subject(s): Beauty; Household Employees; Servants; Domestics; Maids


A REPLY, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My poems no longer are 'beautiful'
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


A REVERIE ON HATHERLEY CHURCHYARD, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Nay, mock me not with shifting human smiles
Last Line: For thou art righteousness, and love, and christ, and god!
Subject(s): Beauty; Churchyards; Earth; Love; Nature; Truth; World


A RHYME, by J. A. DAWE    Poem Text            
First Line: I have seen great beauty
Last Line: To let me die, to let me die.
Subject(s): Beauty; Oxford University


A ROSE-BUD BY MY EARLY WALK, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Youth; Beauty


A SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair, sweet and young, receive a prize
Last Line: For after dying all reprieve's too late.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fate; Love; Destiny


A SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High state and honours to others impart
Last Line: So give up my game.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fate; Love; Destiny


A SONG, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is any one sad in the world, I wonder?
Last Line: And what heart sorrows? O no, not mine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Earth; Light; Love; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; World


A SONG IN SEASON, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou whose beauty
Last Line: And its roots bears fruit forever.
Subject(s): Beauty; Grief; Love; Seasons; Sorrow; Sadness


A SONG OF RICHES, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What will you give to a barefoot lass
Last Line: Is the only millionaire.
Subject(s): Wealth; Beauty; Riches; Fortunes


A STORY OF A, B, C, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text            
First Line: When I'm going to town of a morning
Last Line: Whomever her dreams desire!
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls


A STORY OF THE SEA-SHORE, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sought the long clear twilights of my home
Last Line: For, though he slay me, I will trust in god.
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Christianity; Death; Decay; God; Homecoming; Longing; Love; Nature; Sea; Seashore; Story-telling; Waiting; Childhood; Dead, The; Rot; Decadence; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


A SWEET CONTENTION BETWEEN LOVE, HIS MISTRESS, AND BEAUTY, by NICHOLAS BRETON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love and my mistress were at strife
Last Line: For I awaked, and nothing saw.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


A THOUGHT FROM PROPERTIUS, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She might, so noble from head
Last Line: Drunk with the unmixed wine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Women; Beauty


A THREEFOLD TRIBUTE, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: To tenderest affection
Last Line: With ripe luxuriance soon.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Music & Musicians; Summer


A TRAGEDY, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: O king darius! Well I knew
Last Line: One whom I glorify.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Nature; Spring; Tragedy


A VARIATION, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am tired of this!
Last Line: Reverently and adore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Hate; Love - Complaints


A VISION OF BEAUTY, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where we sat at dawn together, while the
Last Line: And before the glory fallen every other dream lay dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Beauty


A WINTER'S NIGHT IN IRONDEQUOIT, by EMMA MAGIN BISSELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, what a night in irondequoit!
Last Line: They blaze before their eyes.
Subject(s): Beauty; Memory


A WOMAN, by JOHN C. ADLER    Poem Text            
First Line: Gold in the sunlight
Last Line: Be the woman I love?
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


A WOMAN OF SIXTY, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shock came when I went up to her coffin
Last Line: That might have been immortal given place.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Faces; Funerals; Life; Women; Dead, The; Burials


A WOMAN WRONGED, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am dead and in my grave
Last Line: Let me alone.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Graves; Women; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ABLUTION, by JOHN MYERS O'HARA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus drowsy atthis, laughing at my door
Last Line: "shall wreathe thy hair while thirsting for thy song."
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Flirtation; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Women


ACCUSATION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If this is what you meant
Last Line: If this is what you meant?
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Moon; Rain; Shadows; Sky


ACTRESS SCORNS WEALTH AND HONOR TO PRESERVE HER CHASTITY, by LI YU+(2)    Poem Source            
First Line: Beauty's power to stir the heart
Last Line: They think - she's shy
Subject(s): Beauty; Chastity; China - Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)


AD ASTRA: 16, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Nature is like a woman greatly loved
Last Line: No answering love-light to our own replies!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Beauty; Love - Nature Of; Women


AD ASTRA: 63, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: When will he learn to look on thee aright
Last Line: A true heart-union and espousal prove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love


ADMONITION, by FREDERIKA BLACKNER    Poem Text            
First Line: We cherish the things that pass
Last Line: Never knowledge.
Subject(s): Advice; Beauty


ADVICE, by LINDLEY WILLIAMS HUBBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I could endure to have you die
Last Line: Do not survive your thirtieth year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hayasi Shuseki
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Old Age; Dead, The


AESTHETIC, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: If the creature stalking the poem
Last Line: Few origins are so normal and vile %as certain roots of the beautiful.
Subject(s): Beauty; Poetry And Poets


AESTHETIC, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a garb that was guiltless of colors
Last Line: "I was thinking of nothing in space."
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Praise; Women


AESTHETICS, by CHARLES TRUEMAN LANHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your slender throat
Last Line: In sudden slantings through the vale.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lanham, C. T.
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty


AFRICAN DANCER, by LUIS PALES MATOS    Poem Source            
First Line: Your beauty is deep and comforting
Last Line: Like the sand in your quicksand beds
Subject(s): Beauty; Love - Nature Of; Negritude (literary Movement)


AFTER THE STORM, by STERLING ALLEN BROWN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a pathetic beauty in it all
Last Line: Gayness to pathos, with no beauty lost
Subject(s): Beauty; Rain


AGAINST DRESS, TO A LADY, by THOMAS WARTON THE ELDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why will neaera fondly deck
Last Line: Untaught and artless charm the vale.
Subject(s): Beauty; Clothing & Dress; Nature; Vanity


AHOLIBAH, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the beginning god made thee
Last Line: If his were that aholibah.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bible; Creation; God; Religion; Women; Theology


ALCIDA: VERSES, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bird of juno glories in his plumes
Last Line: Makes beauty wreck against an ebbing tide.
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Peacocks; Self-love


ALL WHITE, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All white, all light, all beautiful she stands
Last Line: Even that of death, so thou have loved thy best.
Subject(s): Beauty


AMERICAN BEAUTY, by FLORENCE WEINBERGER            Recitation by Author    
First Line: I was staring out the window across my lawn
Subject(s): Beauty


AMERICAN BEAUTY, by FLORENCE WEINBERGER    Poem Source            
First Line: I was staring out the window across my lawn
Last Line: My grandson's face blossoms into perfect beauty
Subject(s): Beauty


AMORETTI: 17, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The glorious portrait of that angel's face
Last Line: That can expresse the life of things indeed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Variant Title(s): Her Portrait
Subject(s): Beauty; Virtue


AMORETTI: 21, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it the work of nature or of art
Last Line: Such art of eyes I never read in bookes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty


AMORETTI: 3, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sovereign beauty which I do admire
Last Line: The wonder that my wit cannot endite.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty


AMORETTI: 31, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Why hath nature to so hard a heart
Last Line: Such cruelty she would have soone abhord.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty; Cruelty


AMORETTI: 51, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do I not see that fairest images
Last Line: But having her, my joy wil be the greater.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty; Persistence


AMORETTI: 55, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So oft as I her beauty do behold
Last Line: Be lyke in mercy as in all the rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty


AMORETTI: 56, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair ye be sure, but cruel and unkind
Last Line: Whom ye doe wreck, doe ruine, and destroy.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty


AMORETTI: 72, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft when my spirit doth spread her bolder wings
Last Line: But here on earth to have such hevens blisse.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty


AMORETTI: 79, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men call you fair, and you do credit it
Last Line: All other fayre, lyke flowres, untymely fade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Variant Title(s): "the True Fair;""man Call You Fayre, And You Doe Credit It,"";
Subject(s): Beauty


AMORETTI: 8, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: More than most fair, full of the living fire
Last Line: Well is he borne that may behold you ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Variant Title(s): "love In Absence;""more Then Most Faire, Full Of The Living Fire,"";
Subject(s): Beauty; Inspiration


AMORETTI: 81, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is my love when her fair golden hairs
Last Line: But this the worke of harts astonishment.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty


AN ANGLER'S SOLILOQUY, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Bright fish, weak victim of my wiles
Last Line: Our hearts of guile beware.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dreams; Fish & Fishing; Life; Dead, The; Nightmares


AN ANSWER, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If one should bring a rose that had been fair
Last Line: Square in your face I throw your offering.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fire; Flowers; Hearts


AN ARTIST'S APOSTROPHE, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Too often they linger apart
Last Line: Shall faint, fade, and perish.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Fate; Life; Truth; Destiny


AN AUGUST SUNSET, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With what a glory in the west
Last Line: Than in the first flush of its power.
Subject(s): August; Beauty; Evening; Sunset; Twilight


AN AUTUMN MORNING, by TERESA LARKIN CARROLL    Poem Text            
First Line: I stepped without my doorway
Last Line: Of wondrous opulence.
Subject(s): Autumn; Beauty; Seasons; Fall


AN ELECTIVE COURSE, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bloom that lies on fanny's cheek
Last Line: As teaches me to love it much.
Subject(s): Beauty; Harvard University


AN ELEGY: TO AN OLD BEAUTY, by THOMAS PARNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In vain, poor nymph, to please our youthful sight
Last Line: He wrapped in wisdom, and they whirled by whim.
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty


AN EMPTY GLOVE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An empty glove - long withering
Last Line: The poor husk of the hand I loved -- and love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Gloves; Love; Time; Mittens; Muffs


AN ENGLISH GIRL, by F. WYVILLE HOME    Poem Text            
First Line: Speak, quiet lips, and utter forth my fate
Last Line: Or let the cold green wave go over me.
Subject(s): Beauty


AN EPITAPH, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies a most beautiful lady
Last Line: This lady of the west country?
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Beauty; Epitaphs; Transience; Impermanence


AN EPITAPH, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last, stone, a little yet
Last Line: Sharing in solitude her dreams with thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Beauty; Epitaphs; Transience; Impermanence


AN HYMN IN HONOUR OF BEAUTY, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Whither, love, wilt thou now carrie me?
Last Line: That can restore a damned wight from death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty


AN HYMN OF HEAVENLY BEAUTY, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rapt with the rage of mine own ravisht thought
Last Line: Thy straying thoughts henceforth for ever rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty


AN HYMN OF HEAVENLY LOVE, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, lift me up upon thy golden wings
Last Line: Kindled through sight of those faire things above.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Beauty; Jesus Christ


AN IMPRESSION, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The arching skies, the ancient wind
Last Line: Deeper than mortal minstrelsy.
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls; Love; Soul; Trees


AN INTERLUDE * OF RARE BEAUTY, by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The seal in the depraved wave
Last Line: No more than our affection / for naming.
Subject(s): Beauty; Montague, John (b. 1929)


AN IRISH BEAUTY, by ELLEN FORRESTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Dark eyes softly beaming, and pearly teeth gleaming
Last Line: My own darling nora, sweet nora magee.
Subject(s): Beauty


AN ITALIAN BEGGAR, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho, little girl, the road beside
Last Line: For this land of lands and this day of days!
Subject(s): Beauty; Begging & Beggars; Flowers; Hearts; Italy; Roses; Italians


AN ODE, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Helen, did homer never see
Last Line: So much my subject drowns the rest.
Subject(s): Beauty


AN ODE TO BEAUTY, by HERBERT TRENCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty, thou secret lamp, awake!
Last Line: "and dare the grave!"
Subject(s): Beauty


AN OLD MASTER, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw a picture yesternight
Last Line: The white-pure moon looked out.
Subject(s): Beauty; Moon; Storms; Transience; Impermanence


AN OLD TOMB OPENED, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ivory and gold and jewels fashioned fine
Last Line: "behold, bright news of our long yesterday!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Death; Graves; Time; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ANACTORIA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My life is bitter with thy love; thine eyes
Last Line: Thick darkness and the insuperable sea.
Subject(s): Beauty; Kisses; Life; Love - Nature Of


ANGEL OR WOMAN, by THOMAS PARNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When thy beauty appears
Last Line: But still be a woman to you!
Variant Title(s): Song
Subject(s): Beauty; Innocence; Love


ANGELICA, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that heaven my wish hath granted
Last Line: Gets so very quickly cold.
Subject(s): Beauty; Kisses; Love; Singing & Singers; Songs


ANNIE (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Annie is fairer than her kith
Last Line: For many a weary day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Grief; Hearts; Love; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness


ANNIE LEE, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Annie lee is fair and sweet
Last Line: Tho' so fair to look upon.
Subject(s): Beauty; Duplicity; Deceit


ANOTHER RACE, by DELMIRA AGUSTINI    Poem Source            
First Line: Eros, let me lead you, blind father
Last Line: Feeding madness and beauty both!
Subject(s): Beauty


ANSWER, by ISABEL FISKE CONANT    Poem Text            
First Line: I demanded beauty, tasking
Last Line: Guard your words!
Subject(s): Beauty; Prayer; Wellesley College


ANSWER TO CLOE JEALOUS, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, fairest proof of beauty's power
Last Line: Who, dying thus, persists to love thee.
Subject(s): Beauty; Jealousy; Nature; Tears; Youth


ANTHEMES FOR THE CATHEDRAL OF EXCETER: 1, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord what am I? A worm, dust, vapor, nothing!
Last Line: Present me to thy blissfull throne.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dreams; Life; Love; Sin; Dead, The; Nightmares


APOLOGY TO A LADY, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair sylvia, cease to blame my youth
Last Line: And never settle more!
Subject(s): Beauty; Forgiveness; Love; Women; Youth; Clemency


ARIEL, by ANNE W. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: Now with the wistful days
Last Line: Shimmering gossamer!
Subject(s): Beauty


ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I started on a lonely road
Last Line: Till I am lost amid the crowd.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Life; Nature; Roads; Youth; Paths; Trails


ART, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Art has her altars and her avatars
Last Line: A poe sleeps, folded in that perfect dream.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Dreams; Earth; Poetry & Poets; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Soul; Nightmares; World


ARTHURIAN SONGS: 4. GUENEVERE, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God rest the lady guenevere
Last Line: And for her soul pray we.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Death; Love Affairs; Prayer; Dead, The


AS A VIOLINIST, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a violinist bends a loving face
Last Line: So the poet looks to god, and yearns and sings.
Subject(s): Beauty; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Soul; Violins; Songs


ASSAULT, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I had forgotten how the frogs must sound
Last Line: From one house to another!
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Frogs


AT A READING, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spare professor, grave and bald
Last Line: Or flaw, and curls about her neck.
Subject(s): Beauty; Scholarship & Scholars


AT CASTERBRIDGE FAIR: 2. FORMER BEAUTIES, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These market-dames, mid-aged, with lips thin-drawn
Last Line: Them always fair.
Subject(s): Beauty; Festivals; Transience; Fairs; Pageants; Impermanence


AT DAWN, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The war of your great beauty is in all the skies
Last Line: I am bewildered with multiplicity.
Subject(s): Beauty


AT LENNO, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By lake como's sylvan shore
Last Line: I would dream that I am floating on the lake of long ago.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Life; Roman Empire; Nightmares


AT MADDAME MANICURE'S, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Daintiest of manicures!
Last Line: And light up and twinkle so!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hands; Manicurists


AT PARTING, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And so we part!
Last Line: And I have heart to rhyme.
Subject(s): Absence; Beauty; Lips; Smiles; Separation; Isolation


ATALANTA, by ELLINOR L. NORCROSS    Poem Text            
First Line: She danced like a swirl of petals down
Last Line: Of dreams buried deep in her heart.
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Girls


ATTA TROLL; A SUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM: CAPUT 18, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And it was the time of full moon
Last Line: Cracking whips and shouts and halloing
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Beauty; Death; Arthur, King; Dead, The


AUGURY, by KIM THERESA ADDONIZIO    Poem Source            
First Line: That girl in the stilettos and tight dress
Last Line: They topple over and crush any man %who's still alive
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love; Man-woman Relationships


AUGUST, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She'll come at dusky first of day
Last Line: And I will follow her away.
Subject(s): August; Beauty; Love; May (month); November


AUGUST, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dead is the air, and still!
Last Line: Beauty, thus rethroned, accepts and blesses her children
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): August; Beauty; Life


AUGUST (2), by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mellow month and merry
Last Line: With bangles in your hair!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): August; Beauty; Seasons


AUTUMN, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now leafy winds are blowing cold
Last Line: Upon another heart in tune.
Subject(s): Autumn; Beauty; Seasons; Fall


AUTUMN BEAUTIES, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From stubble field, woodland and meadow
Last Line: Nothing could lovelier be.
Subject(s): Autumn; Beauty; Nature; Seasons; Fall


AWAKENING, by DOROTHY HOLLOWAY PFLAGER    Poem Text            
First Line: With loving hands, a chiffon veil they bound
Last Line: But feast on heights and depths forevermore.
Subject(s): Beauty


AWAY ABOVE A HARBORFUL, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire


AYANNA'S BLUES, by JACQUELINE JOHNSON    Poem Source            
First Line: She had the kinda' beauty
Last Line: Brokenphoenix fire, geechee woman blues
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


B IS FOR BEAUTY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: My girl has reached that lovely state
Last Line: It thin away so soon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty


BALLAD TO THE TUNE - 'ONCE I LOVED A MAIDEN FAIR', by PATRICK CAREY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair one! If thus kind you be
Last Line: When y' are not, forsake you.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love – Nature Of; Likes & Dislikes


BALLROOM DARK, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With heavy eyelids I am still in love
Last Line: And my lust for the girl at the next table
Subject(s): Beauty; Parties


BARTER, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Life has loveliness to sell
Last Line: Give all you have been, or could be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Poetry & Poets


BATHER, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw him do down to the water to bathe
Last Line: Swift as the flight of a swallow and sure as the pounce of an eagle
Subject(s): Baths And Bathing; Beauty


BE NOT AFRAID OF BEAUTY, by EDWARD SAPIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be not afraid of beauty when
Last Line: And waste your heart away.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fear


BE'MI'STER, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet be'mi'ster, that bist a-bound
Last Line: My bwones when I do vall asleep.
Subject(s): Beauty; Summer; Towns; Walking


BEAUTIFUL EYES, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: E'en as the wand'rer for the forest's shadow
Last Line: If thine eyes did not greet me there!
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes


BEAUTIFUL LADY, by SHEILA BARBOUR    Poem Text            
First Line: Clear windows catch your figure as you go
Last Line: And your still face casts its cool look at you.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTIFUL NIGHT, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh beautiful night, oh, beautiful night
Last Line: Of those charms which the earth doth possess.
Subject(s): Beauty; Moon; Night; Bedtime


BEAUTIFUL SLAVE, by GIAMBATTISTA MARINI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black, yes, but beautiful. Sweet paradox
Last Line: But whose dark eyes shine brighter than your day
Alternate Author Name(s): Marino, Giambattista; Marino, Giovanni Battista
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Beauty; Love - Cultural Differences; Slavery


BEAUTIFUL SNOW, by MAJOR SIGOURNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Beautiful snow! Beautiful snow!
Last Line: Pity the homeless exposed to the cold, icy snow.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cold; Grief; Happiness; Homeless; Poverty; Snow; Wind; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight


BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Women sit or move to and fro, some old, some young
Last Line: Than the young.
Subject(s): Beauty; Old Age; Women


BEAUTIFUL WORLD!, by JOHN STUART BLACKIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful world! Though bigots condemn thee
Last Line: From the god who did frame thee!
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTIFUL WRECKAGE, by WILLIAM DANIEL EHRHART    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What if I didn't shoot the old lady
Last Line: Would the dead rise up and walk?
Alternate Author Name(s): Ehrhart, W. D.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death


BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE, by KENNETH PATCHEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cathedral evening, tinkle of candles
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by LOUISE ABEITA    Poem Source            
First Line: Beauty is seen
Last Line: And even in your rest
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ABU HAFS    Poem Text            
First Line: Upon her eyes they gazed
Last Line: The world deep shadows fall.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING    Poem Text            
First Line: To catch some fragment from her hands
Last Line: Whose thoughts are all the mysteries?
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Horns to bulls wise nature lends
Last Line: Fire and sword with ease subdues.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Women


BEAUTY, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Horns to bulls wise nature lends
Last Line: Fire and sword with ease subdues.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Women


BEAUTY, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: Blessed be beauty, that awaits
Last Line: And all their world was good.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ABRAHAM COWLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty, thou wild fantastick ape
Last Line: Wouldst damn me.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by JOHN CROSS    Poem Text            
First Line: I shall be ever near thee; snow or rain
Last Line: Flashing like sunlight on a falling tear.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was never form and never face
Last Line: To die for beauty, than live for bread.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by JEANNE EMMONS    Poem Source            
First Line: To have it, you must make it
Last Line: Composed, illuminated, wrung to clarity
Subject(s): Beauty; Portraits


BEAUTY, by JESSAMINE S. FISHBACK    Poem Text            
First Line: Blue haze of autumn etching scrolls against the skies
Last Line: Though all that dies, I know, shall live again.
Subject(s): Beauty; Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


BEAUTY, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty is not a set and flawless rule
Last Line: To draw the curtain for a last goodnight!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauti's no other but a lovely grace
Last Line: Of lively colours, flowing from the face.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by L. L. HERSHBERGER    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty smiles from the rugged hills
Last Line: Beauty's there! Have eyes and see it!
Subject(s): Beauty; Vision


BEAUTY, by TONY HOAGLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the medication she was taking
Last Line: That, too, was beautiful
Subject(s): Beauty; Brotherds And Sisters; Aging; Transience; Impermanence


BEAUTY, by EDWARD HOVELL-THURLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis much immortal beauty to admire
Last Line: Love and delight shall with delight devour!
Alternate Author Name(s): Thurlow, 2d Baron
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


BEAUTY, by MICHAEL DAVID MADONICK    Poem Source            
First Line: It's time to put a swan on a lake, a few
Last Line: Wings. Bring on the damn swans, anything that's beautiful %deserves its day
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Swans


BEAUTY, by NEETA MARQUIS    Poem Text            
First Line: They tell me winds of england stir
Last Line: How should I bear the ecstasy?
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills
Last Line: Are her voice, and her hair, and eyes, and the dear red curve of her lips.
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


BEAUTY, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Much bunk is sprung concerning beauty
Last Line: "warts."
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Virtue; Women


BEAUTY, by CHARLES MARIE PHOTIUS MAURRAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty, that burns enshrined in the depths of my heart
Last Line: No longer sees the bar 'twixt life and death!
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet is the grace of beauty, and it holds
Last Line: When beauty's sun lights up life's 'wakening skies.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


BEAUTY, by THOMAS STURGE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With naught the world contains or small or great
Last Line: And yet, o beauty, touch us with thy might!
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ARMEL O'CONNOR    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun shines bright in many places
Last Line: Timeless beauty is my share.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The whole round of the year is filled-is built
Last Line: Past souls unconscious of the wealth they bear.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by STANLEY R. REDMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: And this ... A whispered song
Last Line: One lovely vision seen, 'tis beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And shall not beauty reign beyond the grave?
Last Line: May I forget thee, o beauty, and thy dearth!
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ISAAC ROSENBERG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a sword in the sun
Last Line: Ah, but its stay is its flight!
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by CLARENCE SHARP    Poem Text            
First Line: O beauty that I can not spell!
Last Line: Until fit measure I repay.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ALEXANDER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty still walketh on the earth and air
Last Line: Or noble music with a golden ending.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by JOEL ELIAS SPINGARN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I found no beauty
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sleeps, her hiding-place unknown
Last Line: To press his lips to hers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What does it mean? Tired, angry and ill at ease
Last Line: Flies what yet lives in me: beauty is there
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleeping waters / dense verdure
Alternate Author Name(s): Unamuno Y Jugo, Miguel De
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


BEAUTY, by MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleeping waters %dense verdure
Last Line: So much beauty, %will it kill our death?
Alternate Author Name(s): Unamuno Y Jugo, Miguel De
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


BEAUTY, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty shall not lead me
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


BEAUTY, by FRANKLIN N. WOOD    Poem Text            
First Line: I know the variable day will bring
Last Line: These find rare beauty in the commonplace.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say not of beauty she is good
Last Line: The hard heart of a child.
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY & RESTRAINT, by DANIEL HALPERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We decided to make nothing definite
Subject(s): Beauty; Heaven; Paradise


BEAUTY & RESTRAINT, by DANIEL HALPERN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We decided to make nothing definite
Last Line: Even the sun, hovering in this paradise, %eventually goes down
Subject(s): Beauty; Heaven


BEAUTY (1), by SAPPHO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like the sweet apple which reddens upon the topmost bough
Last Line: Forgot it not, nay, but got it not, for none could get it till now.
Variant Title(s): One Girl (a Combination From Sappho): 1;a Young Bride (1)
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Beauty; Brides; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


BEAUTY (2), by SAPPHO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like the wild hyacinth flower, which on the hills is found
Last Line: Until the purple blossom is trodden into the ground.
Variant Title(s): A Young Bride (2);one Girl (a Combination From Sappho): 2
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Beauty; Brides; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical


BEAUTY AGAIN, by GEOFF TOMLINSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Beauty's gone out of fashion, like pyjamas
Last Line: Or praise these ugly streets
Subject(s): Beauty; Fashion


BEAUTY AND BEAUTY, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When beauty and beauty meet
Last Line: After -- after --
Subject(s): Beauty; Soldiers' Writings


BEAUTY AND HER VISITORS, by WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I looked for beauty:-on a throne
Last Line: He shall not hurt you; -- sit to lawrence.'
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, by GILLIAN CONOLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: That the transactions would end
Last Line: And someone says, %no, this is my body
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her fur new-licked, the whitetail fawn
Last Line: As they depart, and curse them.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty And The Beast; Cruelty; Zoos


BEAUTY AND TIME, by J. C.    Poem Source            
First Line: What thing is beauty? 'nature's dearest minion!'
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY AS A SHIELD, by ELSIE ROBINSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I will hold beauty as a shield against despair
Last Line: And if there's something, I can still hope on.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY BE NOT CAUSED - IT IS, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That you never do
Variant Title(s): Poem: 516; Poem: 65
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY COMPETITION, FR. BADAN DARIDAH, by FAHMIDA RIYAZ    Poem Source            
First Line: The hips undulate, so what?
Last Line: Do, please, measure some limb of yours!
Subject(s): Beauty; Muslims


BEAUTY CROWDS ME TILL I DIE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Let it be in sight of thee
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY IN DEATH, by A. M. WATTS    Poem Text            
First Line: We see a beauty in the dying leaves
Last Line: A life with words and deeds of love aglow.
Subject(s): Autumn; Beauty; Death; Nature; Seasons; Fall; Dead, The


BEAUTY IN MY HAND, by GEORGE ELLISTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty, by my door
Last Line: That I may understand.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY IS CHANGE, by MAY LEWIS    Poem Text            
First Line: All joy is not encased in the green bud
Last Line: Nor warmth in snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Goldstone, Mrs. Lafayette Anthony
Subject(s): Beauty; Change; Flowers; Roses; Seasons


BEAUTY IS EVER TO THE LONELY MIND, by ROBERT NATHAN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY IS VAIN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While roses are so red
Last Line: And hide her away in a shroud.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Vanity


BEAUTY KILLS, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In virginia / I stalled a while watching a bay horse
Last Line: Or makes him what he is
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY MAKES US HAPPY, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy's the man who does thy beauty see
Last Line: And safely say of thee, that heart is mine.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY MARKS AN URGE, by HALLIE DAVIS MASS    Poem Text            
First Line: The grass returns to spears of brilliant green
Last Line: Beauty is as old as the love of god.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY NEAR AT HAND, by ELLEN G. HILLEBOE    Poem Text            
First Line: Thank god for gift to realize the wealth
Last Line: Thank god for so much beauty near at hand!
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY OF LIFE, by MARY MILES COLVIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty of life has been given to me
Last Line: "thank god for the beauty I've found today."
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Love


BEAUTY OF THE WORLD, by FRANK WILMOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not what men see
Last Line: To nobleness in small things, act of grace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Maurice, Furnley
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY OR FLIGHT, by DENVER BUTSON    Poem Source            
First Line: The man who jumped from the highway bridge one afternoon
Last Line: Who was trying to regain some sense of beauty, some sense of flight, %in its final dying seconds
Subject(s): Beauty; Bridges; Death; Flight; Suicide


BEAUTY ROHTRAUT, by EDUARD FRIEDRICH MORIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is the name of king ringang's daughter?
Last Line: Hush! Hush! Wild heart.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Moricke, Eduard Friedrich
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY SECRET, by ELAINE EQUI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beautiful %and the hideous
Last Line: Made to seem %natural %and right
Subject(s): Beauty; Facades; Poetry And Poets


BEAUTY SHIELDS, by BEULAH WINDLE SCALLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: The snow has fallen softly through the night
Last Line: Be suffered and ignored by wise humanity.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Snow


BEAUTY STILL WAITS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blent delight of summer! Far and faint
Last Line: To show her forth, for man's most fond regard.
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Summer


BEAUTY THAT IS NEVER OLD, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When buffeted and beaten by life's storms
Last Line: The only beauty that is never old.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love


BEAUTY THAT KNOWS, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What if my julia's happy eyes
Last Line: And double every charm!
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY TREADS SOFTLY, by ELEANOR G. R. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: I am remembering an august night
Last Line: "in each grateful heart."
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY UNPRAISED, by RICHARD ALDINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is only you
Last Line: None possess it
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY WITHOUT CHARM IS ONLY PLEASING, by CAPITO    Poem Source            
Last Line: Fishing with bait but no hook
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY'S BABE, by JOHN CHALK CLARIS    Poem Text            
First Line: A babe was born to beauty: the new care
Last Line: "since now you rule the mistress, wife and mother."
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Babies; Beauty; Infants


BEAUTY'S BURDEN, by CHARLES WHARTON STORK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am weighed down beneath a clustering load
Last Line: Or note or scent that beauty's hand hath made.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY'S LIGHT, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Think not her face is patched with pink
Last Line: Lost its soul's light in consequence.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty


BEAUTY'S SOUL, by MARION PELTON GUILD    Poem Text            
First Line: Yes, beauty dies; / beauty of flowers and eyes
Last Line: Doubt not it shines and sings.
Subject(s): Beauty; Wellesley College


BEAUTY; PINDARIC ODE, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty! Thou master-piece of heaven's best skill
Last Line: By his own doom from beauty doom'd for me.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cowley, Abraham (1618-1667)


BEAUTYWORKS, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: ...All kinds of beauty in the world dense pressed-down spots in grass
Last Line: Always on the other side of conciousness, no way .. This is beauty ... %to understand a thing about
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


BEFORE THE TIME OF MOWING, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in long seedling grass the meadows lie
Last Line: Such is her descant. Nay, but thou art pale!
Subject(s): Beauty; Comfort; Death; Love; Nature; Dead, The


BESSIE, by W. WETHERBEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Form so neat, tres petite
Last Line: That is bessie.
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty


BETTER THAN BEAUTY, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty hath a silken skin
Last Line: Beauty cannot conquer love.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


BETWEEN TWO LOVES, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: I gotta love for angela
Last Line: So w'at I gona do?
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Variant Title(s): I Can No Marry Both O' Dem
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Marriage; Women; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BEYOND THE HOUR, by MONROE HEATH    Poem Text            
First Line: These hills have stood too long
Last Line: Than linger, broken and diminished.
Subject(s): Beauty; Past; Time


BLACK CAMEO ON PINK QUARTZ, by JOHN W. BURTON    Poem Source            
First Line: Yours is not a beauty
Subject(s): Beauty


BLACK EYES, SNUB NOSE, WIDE MOUTH, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of the speeding train, thinking
Subject(s): Memory; Beauty; Old Age


BONNIE ANN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye gallants bright, I rede you right
Last Line: Beware o' bonnie ann!
Subject(s): Beauty


BOW OF BEAUTY, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bow of beauty, arching o'er us, tinted with unearthly dyes
Last Line: Love's and mercy's light assuming, like the rainbow it doth shine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Angels; Beauty; Cupid; Heaven; Jews; Love; Eros; Paradise; Judaism


BRIDAL SERENADE, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maiden, thou sittest alone above
Last Line: I'll bless thee dying at the door.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Love; Marriage; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BROKEN DREAMS, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is grey in your hair
Last Line: Vague memories, nothing but memories.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Love - Erotic; Memory


BROKEN OFF, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: In the spring-time of youth didst thou bless me
Last Line: I leave thee for death.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Pride; Time; Youth; Dead, The; Self-esteem; Self-respect


BUFFALO CLOUDS OVER THE MAESTRO HOON, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a useless thing to do with the morning
Last Line: Still strange to one another while on their honeymoons.
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Courage; Ignorance; Lions; Niagara Falls; Waterfalls; Valor; Bravery; Dullness; Stupdity


BURNING LEAVES IN SPRING, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When withered leaves are lost in flame
Last Line: Eternal beauty, back to you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Beauty; Leaves; Spring


BY THE AZOFF AND EUXINE SEAS, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Saw you ever face so fearless
Last Line: Blossom of the glowing south!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Beauty; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


CAELIA: SONNETS: 9, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, my thoughts (for you each minute fly
Last Line: To get a love, a beauty so divine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Love; Beauty


CALGARY OF THE PLAINS, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not of the seething cities with their swarming human hives
Last Line: The cloudless sapphire heaven of her territorial skies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Beauty; Calgary, Canada


CALISTO, OR THE CHASTE NYMPH: EPILOGUE, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As jupiter I made my court in vain
Last Line: To bind your friends and to disarm your foes.
Variant Title(s): Spilogue Intended To Have Been Spoken By Lady Wentworth
Subject(s): Beauty; Crowne, John (1640-1703); Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Nations; Nymphs


CANTICLES 5:6, by ELIZABETH SINGER    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh! How his pointed language, like a dart
Last Line: Do the vain world no form or beauty see.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Language; Love; Words; Vocabulary


CANTIGA, by GIL VICENTE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Full of grace exceedingly
Last Line: Beautiful as she?
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Sailors And Sailing


CERTAINLY BEAUTY, by LEONIE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Certainly beauty has a prevailing lover
Alternate Author Name(s): Troy, William, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty


CHAITIVEL; OR, THE LAY OF LOVE'S UNFORTUNATE, by MARIE DE FRANCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ladies and lovers, may ye dwell
Last Line: And so they two fight on till doom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shaftesbury, Marie, Abbess Of
Subject(s): Beauty; Future Life; Love; Women; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


CHAMELEON, by LOUISE LOUIS    Poem Text            
First Line: Trembling in a doorway
Last Line: In your dear name . . .
Subject(s): Beauty


CHANGEFUL BEAUTY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Whether I find thee bright with fair
Last Line: When gold or sable turns to grey
Variant Title(s): Love In Her Hair
Subject(s): Beauty;hair;love


CHARADE, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! What a glorious city! -- behold
Last Line: But the warfare is over: there's peace in my third!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Fate; Flowers; Hearts; Dead, The; Destiny


CHARITY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I praised the myrtle and the rose
Last Line: In charity.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Charity; Love; Sun; Philanthropy


CHARMIAN, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O daughter of the sun
Last Line: Before thy dangerous beauty: I am free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Daughters; Memory; Soul


CHEWING, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: I've never understood yet always loved
Last Line: Chewing a slice of bewley's bread.
Subject(s): Beauty


CHIAROSCURO, by SALLY BRUCE KINSOLVING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty was disrobing
Last Line: From the garden of june.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Lilies; Nudity; Nakedness


CHILD OF SUMMER, by ANNA WILLIAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: Child of summer, lovely rose
Last Line: "tis lasting beauty to be wise."
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses; Transience; Impermanence


CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE: TO IANTHE, AND CANTO 1, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in those climes where I have late been staying
Last Line: Ere greece and grecian arts by barbarous hands were quell'd.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; Farewell; Portugal; Conduct Of Life; Travel


CHILDREN DANCE: 6. THE LAND, by LUCILA GODOY ALCAYAGA    Poem Source            
First Line: We dance on chilean ground, sweeter
Last Line: Today we just know how to dance!
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Chile; Nature


CHRISTMAS EVE: MY MOTHER DRESSING, by TOI DERRICOTTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother was not impressed with her beauty
Subject(s): Beauty; Mothers


CHRISTMAS EVE: MY MOTHER DRESSING, by TOI DERRICOTTE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother was not impressed with her beauty
Last Line: And held the garment away from her %as she pulled it down
Subject(s): Beauty; Mothers


CICERONIS AMOR: LENTULUS'S DESCRIPTION OF TERENTIA, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brightsome apollo in his richest pomp
Last Line: And all this heaven was but terentia.
Subject(s): Apollo; Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Love; Mythology; Mythology - Classical


CLARI, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Too cold, o my brother, too cold for my wife
Last Line: With a mesh of her splendid hair.
Subject(s): Beauty


CLASSIC OF POETRY: 42, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: A gentle girl and fair
Last Line: You are but beauty's gift
Subject(s): Beauty; China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.)


CLOE JEALOUS, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forbear to ask me, why I weep
Last Line: My answer to thy dubious verse.
Subject(s): Beauty; Jealousy; Mythology - Classical; Riddles; Tears; Venus (goddess)


CLOTHES PIT, by DOUGLAS DUNN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The young women are obsessed with beauty
Last Line: The litter of pop thetoric blows down terry street, %bouncespast their feet, into their lives
Subject(s): Beauty


COAL TOWN, by MALCOLM COWLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They scarred the hillside here to build a town
Last Line: Beauty is hammering, pounding through my brain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


COLLOQUY, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I died for beauty, but was scarce
Last Line: And covered up our names.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Truth; Dead, The


COLOR, by WILFRID WILSON GIBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A blue-black nubian plucking oranges
Last Line: In that old heaven where things are what they seem.
Subject(s): Beauty; Blacks


COMES TRUTH! COMES BEAUTY! COMES LOVE! (PRINCESS HELEN'S CHRISTMAS), by JOHN W. STOCKWELL    Poem Text            
First Line: To hear, to speak, to see
Last Line: Helen keller's eyes see the shining star!
Subject(s): Beauty; Christmas; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Love; Truth; Nativity, The


COMMUNION: 1. FIDES, by ARVIA MACKAYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High on a peak of limitless ascent
Last Line: Radiant upon the starless precipice of birth.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Future Life; Trust; Belief; Creed; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


COMPANIONED, by EUNICE CREAGER    Poem Text            
First Line: I've sought for beauty in each bud of spring
Last Line: Since I have come to know gethsemane.
Subject(s): Beauty; Gethsemane


COMPENSATION, by RICHARD ALDINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I dozed in a chilly dug-out
Last Line: And a cleft-open, dew-wet nectarine
Subject(s): Dreams; Perseverance; Gifts & Giving; Beauty


CONSCIENCE-STRICKEN, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Tho' cool the hour, a fever blazed within
Last Line: Became our choice.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Sin; Truth; Voices; Nightmares


CONSTANTINT THE GREAT: DEDICATION: TO VERNON RENDALL, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lover of greece, her laughter and her tears
Last Line: The firm, the brave, the fair fidelities
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Greece; Laughter; Love; Tears


CONTRA MORTEM: THE WOMAN, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among birches moving their white halfnakedness
Last Line: Given and perfect and beyond and inconsolable
Subject(s): Beauty; Grace; Women


COOL REFLECTIONS DURING A MIDSUMMER WALK, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O spare me -- spare me, phoebus! If, indeed
Last Line: Nymph of the stream, now take a grateful prayer.
Subject(s): Beauty; Happiness; Mythology - Classical; Nature - Religious Aspects; Paganism & Pagans; Prayer; Summer; Joy; Delight


CORYDON - A PASTORAL, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good sir, have you seen pass this way
Last Line: No maid at all did this way pass!
Subject(s): Beauty; Women; Desire


COUTURE, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peony silks
Subject(s): Beauty; Clothing & Dress


CRITICISM, by EBENEZER ELLIOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet art hath less of instinct than of thought
Last Line: Till beams, with deathless love, the chiseled face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Corn-law Rhymer; Elliot, Ebenezer
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Critics & Criticism


CUPID'S DARTS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Do not worry if I scurry from the grill room in a hurry
Subject(s): Beauty;cupid;passion; Eros


CUPS OF THE TULIPS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tip forward, spilling their snow
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Snow; Tulips


CURLY LOCKS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Curly locks! Curly locks! Wilt
Last Line: And feast upon strawberries, sugar and cream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hair; Love


CURVES, by LOUIS GINSBERG    Poem Text            
First Line: Of every gesture beauty makes
Last Line: The silence into song!
Subject(s): Beauty


CYNTHIADES: TO CYNTHIA ON CONCEALMENT OF HER BEAUTY, by FRANCIS KYNASTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do not conceal thy radiant eyes
Last Line: Make men beleeve no paradice.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Modesty


CYNTHIADES: TO CYNTHIA ON HER LOOKING-GLASS, by FRANCIS KYNASTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me leave, fairest cynthia, to envy
Last Line: To give life to a glass, as make me stone.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Mirrors


CYNTHIADES: TO CYNTHIA ON HER RESEMBLANCE, by FRANCIS KYNASTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forgive me cynthia, if (as poets use
Last Line: In it, as thy fair cheeks do in the rose.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Virtue


CYNTHIADES: TO CYNTHIA ON SEEING AND TOUCHING, by FRANCIS KYNASTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wert thou as kind as thou art fair
Last Line: Exclude me from the rest.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENADOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 1, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: Long ere ruthless civil war laid waste
Last Line: They idolized with fond, indulgent care.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENANDOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 10, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: When the chieftain deep into the forest shade
Last Line: And on his mangled bosom died.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENANDOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 2, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: Sounds of trumpet, drum, and shrilling fife
Last Line: His lifeless flesh.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENANDOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 3, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: Upon the balmy breeze of that same morning
Last Line: * * *
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENANDOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 4, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: At early dawn the wounded federal
Last Line: Of both the rescued and the rescuer.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENANDOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 5, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: One bright morn as the lovers near the cot
Last Line: Them in a loathsome dungeon south.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENANDOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 6, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: Down beside her senseless mother daisy
Last Line: Death freed reuben from his clanking chains.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENANDOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 7, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: Soon upon the breeze she heard the tramp
Last Line: Were lost, in the gloom of night enshrouded deeply.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAISY SWAIN, THE FLOWER OF SHENANDOAH; A TALE OF THE REBELLION: 9, by JOHN M. DAGNALL    Poem Text            
First Line: Not till their victims charr'd remains exhaled
Last Line: "but never from your wicked conscience.[""]"
Subject(s): American Civil War; Beauty; Death; Love; Soldiers; United States - History; Women; Dead, The


DAMARIS, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You know th' forks of th' road
Last Line: The brief delusion can delude no more.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Beauty


DANCE FIGURE, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark eyed, / o woman of my dreams
Subject(s): Marriage; Beauty; Dancing & Dancers; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DAPHNE, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Here's a tale from times called olden, further / qualified as golden
Last Line: Not a laurel, but a wall-flower—which is not an evergreen!
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Love - Unrequited; Mythology


DARK WOMEN, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I must not cease from singing
Last Line: Outweighed them one and all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Memory; Women


DAWN, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quiet miles of golden sky
Last Line: A little rose-bud of a song.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dawn; Sunrise


DE EROTIO PUELLA, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This girl was sweeter than the song of swans
Last Line: My child-love and my playmate -- snatcht away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Beauty; Love - Loss Of


DE RERUM NATURE: BOOK 4. THE ARGUMENT, by TITUS LUCRETIUS CARUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The poet first his owne high prayses sings
Last Line: Retaine mens love, when beauty fades away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lucretius
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Poetry & Poets; Praise


DEAF TO LAUGHTER, by MEREDITH MARTIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Say this of beauty, she was yours and mine
Last Line: Beauty sprang from rapture an hour ago.
Subject(s): Beauty


DEAR ELIZABETH: (FOR ELIZABETH DIFIORE), by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are almost all homely
Last Line: Told by a wanderer totally blind.
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The grave-worm revels now
Last Line: It is the second birth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Grief; Hearts; Life; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


DEATH OF AN INFANT, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death found strange beauty on that cherub
Last Line: The signet-ring of heaven.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death - Children; Tears; Death - Babies


DECALOGUE OF THE ARTIST, by LUCILA GODOY ALCAYAGA    Poem Source            
First Line: You shall love beauty, which is the shadow of god
Last Line: That most marvelous dream of god which is nature
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Beauty; Creation; Nature


DECRIED, by J. ROY ZEISS    Poem Text            
First Line: Of beauty there will be always
Last Line: Condemn the madonna?
Subject(s): Beauty; Fruit; Mary And Martha (bible); Sun; Women In The Bible


DEFINITION OF BEAUTY IS, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Since heaven and he are one
Variant Title(s): Poem: 988; Poem: 79
Subject(s): Beauty; Heaven


DELIGHT IN DISORDER, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sweet disorder in the dress
Last Line: Is too precise in every part.
Variant Title(s): Sweet Disorder;the Poetry Of Dress (1)
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Clothing & Dress; Love; Sex


DELY, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jes' lak toddy wahms you thoo
Last Line: Dat's enuff 'uligion.
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Beauty


DEZIR, by MICER FRANCISCO IMPERIAL    Poem Source            
First Line: Passing on no vain journey was I upon the
Last Line: And that alone is worthy to be put beside %her face
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Gardens And Gardening; Roses


DIALOGUE OF WATCHING, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me celebrate you. I
Last Line: One more beautiful than you
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Marriage; Women


DIANA, by JULIEN AUGUSTE PELAGE BRIZEUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lower thy large pure eyes
Last Line: Oft beauty snares and slays.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brizeux, Auguste
Subject(s): Beauty


DIE NEUE MUSIK, by ROGER CALDWELL    Poem Source            
First Line: They are beautiful people. Composer alban berg
Last Line: Then for another's, inaccesible, but loved the more
Subject(s): Beauty


DIEU! QU'IL LA FAIT, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God! That mad'st her well regard her
Last Line: God! That mad'st her well regard her.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Beauty


DIM FACE OF BEAUTY, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dim face of beauty haunting all the world
Last Line: To a little sand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Men; Peace; Stars; Nightmares


DISCLOSURE, by EDNA HOWE    Poem Text            
First Line: The transient butterfly declares
Last Line: And a diviner duty.
Subject(s): Beauty; Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


DISCOVERY (2), by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty walked over the hills and made them bright
Last Line: And I have paid thee with my thankfulness.
Subject(s): Beauty


DIVINE PORTRAITURE, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: An artist painted a fair scene
Last Line: Till beauty overpowers each taint.
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Grief; Love; Soul; World; Sorrow; Sadness


DIVINELY SUPERFLUOUS BEAUTY, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm-dances of gulls, the barking game of seals,
Last Line: Weave like a web in the air / divinely superfluous beauty
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire


DO NOT, O DO NOT PRIZE THY BEAUTY AT TOO HIGH A RATE, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Beauty


DOLORES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lithe-armed, and with satin
Last Line: You wear like a gyve round your neck.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Drinks & Drinking; Love; Wine


DOMESDAY BOOK: GEORGE JOSLIN ON LA MENKEN, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, coroner merival, look at this picture!
Last Line: And reads this letter to the jurymen:
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Soul; Tears


DOREEN, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her curled and rosy beauty
Last Line: That it must pass.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


DOROTHY, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her eyes hold black whips
Last Line: Under the flame.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Eyes; Hair; Hands


DOVETAILS, by TWYLA HANSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: At the shaker exhibit my husband marvels
Last Line: Material witness in its fine and delicate bones
Subject(s): Beauty; Wood


DOWN THE TRAM, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hell is like this -- first stone
Last Line: They must be beautiful
Subject(s): Beauty; Hell; Nature


DREAM, by ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But now the dream has come again, the world is as of old
Last Line: I have denied thou wert at all -- yet still I fight for thee.
Subject(s): Dreams; Beauty; Nightmares


DREAM LOVE, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I did not deem it half so sweet
Last Line: But beauty's self in you.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Love; Nightmares


DREAMS WITHIN DREAMS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have gone out and seen the lands of faery
Last Line: And beauty and peace and sorrow are dreams within dreams.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Fairies; Grief; Peace; Secrets; Wisdom; Nightmares; Elves; Sorrow; Sadness


DULCIORA, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A tear that trembles for a little while [or, space]
Last Line: The breath of one who breathes in paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Variant Title(s): Lines
Subject(s): Beauty; Heaven; Paradise


EACH AND [OR, IN] ALL, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little thinks, in the field, yon red-cloaked clown
Last Line: I yielded myself to the perfect whole.
Subject(s): Beauty; God; Humanity; Nature


EARLY WINTER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brown grass, picked out with red of bushes, tones
Last Line: For long-withholden loveliness of june.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; June; Winter


EARTH'S COMMON THINGS, by MINOT JUDSON SAVAGE    Poem Text            
First Line: Seek not afar for beauty. Lo! It glows
Last Line: While grass and flowers and stars spell out his name.
Variant Title(s): In Common Things
Subject(s): Beauty; Religion; Theology


ECHOES, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still the angel stars are shining
Last Line: Cry farewell, farewell!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Angels; Beauty; Farewell; Night; Voices; Parting; Bedtime


ECLOGUE ON ELIZABETH BELSHAM, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis betsy! The joy of the plain
Last Line: With betsy the joy of the plain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Beauty


EDGES, by HENRY BELLAMANN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edges are more beautiful than anything
Subject(s): Beauty


ELABORATE IS THE COURTLINESS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Before beauty
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Beauty; Imagination; Nature


ELEANOR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cherry-red her mouth was
Last Line: Joyfully borne along.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Singing & Singers; Women


ELEGANCE, by LINDA GREGG    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: All that is uncared for.
Subject(s): Time; Beauty


ELEGY: 1.2. BEAUTY UNADORNED, by SEXTUS PROPERTIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear girl, what boots it thus to dress thy hair
Last Line: The woman pleases well who pleases one.
Subject(s): Beauty


ELEGY: THE POET INVOKES THE SPIRITS OF THE ELEMENTS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sylphs, who banquet on my delia's blush
Last Line: And burst my feeble body's frail control.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies Of Abel Shufflebottom: 2
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Love; Obsessions; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Women


ELIDORE, by FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her beauty came to his distrustful heart
Last Line: To illume a heart, that had its grace, its power, misdeemed.
Subject(s): Beauty; Distrust


ELUSIVE BEAUTY, by MARGUERITE WARNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty, you are elusive
Last Line: And vanish from my sight.
Subject(s): Beauty


EMERALD ICE, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I were a jeweler
Subject(s): Beauty; Emeralds; Mad Houses; Insane Asylums


EPIGRAM: PERJURY, by ROBERT NUGENT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved thee, beautiful and kind
Last Line: Twere perjury to love thee now.
Alternate Author Name(s): Nugent, Earl
Subject(s): Beauty; Transience; Impermanence


EPITAPH FOR A DARLING LADY, by DOROTHY PARKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All her hours were yellow sands,
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy
Subject(s): Women; Beauty


EPITAPH ON HER SON HECTOR PHILIPS, by KATHERINE PHILIPS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What on earth deserves our trust?
Last Line: Bury'd in a morning cloud.
Alternate Author Name(s): Orinda
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On Her Son H.p. At St. Syth's Church
Subject(s): Beauty; Death - Children; Epitaphs; Life; Youth; Death - Babies


EPITAPH: 27, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My beauty was
Last Line: Of air 'tis gone!
Subject(s): Beauty; Epitaphs


ESSAY: BEAUTIFUL, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Live soldiers swimming through silver
Last Line: Comma. Brenda's carnival taffy. Yum.
Subject(s): Beauty; Essays


ESTHER: 30, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such was the legend. I had read it through
Subject(s): Beauty


ESTHER: 44, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sublime discussions! Let who will be wise!
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


ESTHETIC EXPERIENCE, by ETHEL MARY DAVIS    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty to her was less in rough, gray thunder
Last Line: Her more articulate ashes told our blunder.
Subject(s): Beauty; Esthetics


ESTRANGED FROM BEAUTY NONE CAN BE, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Before identity was leased
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1474; Poem: 151
Subject(s): Beauty


ETERNAL BEAUTY, by GRACE EVELYN BROWN    Poem Text            
First Line: Do not regret the passing on of spring
Last Line: Against a leaden sky.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Seasons; Spring


ETERNITY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eternity is a wind-blown husk
Last Line: And give me her little hand!
Subject(s): Beauty; Fools; Future Life; Life; Love; Sleep; Idiots; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


EVELYN NESBIT IN MINNESOTA, by B. J. BUHROW    Poem Source            
First Line: The cornstalks
Last Line: Who, looking, %have become so handsome
Subject(s): Beauty; Marriage


EXCLUSIONS, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across my thoughts the old wash of the sea
Last Line: (I think there are yet things to be said of god.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Bells; Evening; God; Thought; Sunset; Twilight; Thinking


EXHIBITION, by KATHRYN BUDD    Poem Source            
First Line: Solemn smiles in gilded frames
Last Line: Battered-beaten-bold beauty isn't for sale
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Beauty; Exhibitions; Museums; Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973)


FABLES FOR THE LADIES: THE GOOSE AND THE SWANS, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hate the face, however fair
Last Line: You only her defects reveal.
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Fables; Faces; Geese; Nature; Swans; Women; Allegories


FABLES FOR THE LADIES: THE NIGHTINGALE AND GLOW-WORM, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The prudent nymph, whose cheeks disclose
Last Line: And beauty wrecks whom she adorns.'
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Nature; Nightingales


FABRIQUE OF THINGS SPENT, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All must have beauty, else they pine and die
Last Line: The lovely semblance when ye say 'tis flown!
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Soul


FAIR IS THE ROSE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Fair is the rose, yet fades with heat or cold
Last Line: So short-lived beauty a vain gloss doth borrow %breathing delight but none tomorrow
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses


FAIR VIRTUE: HER BEAUTY, by GEORGE WITHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her true beauty leaves behind
Last Line: In a worthy woman's face.
Subject(s): Beauty


FAITH, by JAMES J. DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: These caressed him
Last Line: "close ears and ourselves be beauty?"
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Belief; Creed


FAMOUS NIGHT, by ODYSSEUS ALEPOUDELI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: ...By the terraces, near the musical complaint of your hand's
Last Line: And night is kneaded by the goodness of stars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Elytis, Odysseus; Elytis, Odysseas; Alepudelis, Odisseus
Subject(s): Beauty; Hope; Poetry & Poets; Optimism


FANNY: 117, by FITZ-GREENE HALLECK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As any beauty of the highest grade
Last Line: She calmly met their gaze, and stood before 'em. %smiling at vulgar taste and mock decorum
Alternate Author Name(s): Croaker
Subject(s): Beauty


FANNY; OR, THE BEAUTY AND THE BEE, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fanny, array'd in the bloom of her beauty
Last Line: "go forth and be happy—I blame you no more."
Subject(s): Beauty; Bees; Forgiveness; Insects; Beekeeping; Clemency; Bugs


FAUST: SOLDIER'S SONG, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Castles with lofty
Last Line: Marching away.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faust; Life; Singing & Singers; Soldiers; Songs


FELISE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall be said between us here
Last Line: Good-night, good-bye.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Love - Loss Of; May (month)


FERN-LIFE, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, life! Though it seems half a death
Last Line: It may never attain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Hearts; Life; Soul


FINALE MARINA! IF EVER YOU'D SEEN HER!, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And wonderful fine she behaved!
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love - Beginnings


FIRST SIGHT, by KEN HANCOCK    Poem Source            
First Line: Whenever I see
Last Line: I've ever wanted %anyone else
Subject(s): Beauty; Sight


FIVE ROSES IN THE MORNING, by STEPHEN ELLIOTT DUNN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On tv the showbiz of war
Last Line: For us, I mean
Alternate Author Name(s): Dunn, Stephen
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love; Roses


FLAGELLANTS, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The soul is bleeding in thy sight
Last Line: O love supreme, o love supreme!)
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Hearts; Love; Passion; Dead, The


FLEXIBLE, by WILLIAM KULIK    Poem Source            
First Line: It's a beautiful day: sunny, crisp, cloudless. I'm walking down the boul
Last Line: That's it. First thing tomorrow, cowboy boots
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


FLOS FLORUM, by ARTHUR JOSEPH MUNBY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One only rose our village maiden wore
Last Line: As he lov'd her: and all this tale is true.
Subject(s): Beauty


FLOURINE, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little flourine, with golden hair
Last Line: Darling flourine!
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


FOCUSED TO REALITY, by ZOE KERNICK    Poem Text            
First Line: Within the hidden realm of change and flow
Last Line: For every well they dipped into was dry.
Subject(s): Beauty; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


FOOL'S ERRAND, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone, like a feather in the air
Subject(s): Beauty; Cactus; Clowns; Girls


FOOTSTEPS OF PROSERPINE: 6. SPRING DELAYED, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O why do you tarry so long, spring?
Last Line: The breath and the raiment of god!
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Spring; Winter


FOR A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, by XU YUAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Pretty eyebrows, envy of the aromatic spring
Last Line: Bamboo shadows swaying over clear waters
Subject(s): Beauty


FOR A BEAUTIFUL YOUTH, by THALIA BELL    Poem Text            
First Line: I always loved the splendour of your youth
Last Line: So long as beats one visionary heart.
Subject(s): Beauty; Immortality; Youth


FOR BEAUTY, by SUSAN HAHN    Poem Source            
First Line: The day the gardeners planted
Last Line: Bruise, like paper imprinted %with the late evening news
Subject(s): Beauty; Gardens And Gardening


FOR BEAUTY'S LOVER, by ZUELLA STERLING    Poem Text            
First Line: Should you be beauty's lover, vainly shut
Last Line: Your step will make upon the frozen ground.
Subject(s): Beauty


FOR HELEN KELLER, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have said many words I much regret
Last Line: May I not envy you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Envy; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Vision


FOR M.W., by JEAN TOOMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no transcience of twilight in
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Beauty


FOR MADAME, by ISAAC DE BENSERADE    Poem Text            
First Line: When you behold your graciousness and glory
Last Line: With these three goddesses that in her soul unite.
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology


FOR STOICS, by THOMAS DEL VECCHIO    Poem Text            
First Line: No monument shall mark
Last Line: But the flesh knows.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dust; Flowers; Roses; Dead, The


FOR THOSE GROWING OLD, by WINIFRED ADAMS BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: O you who through inexorable years
Last Line: That when the body dies, is beauty born!
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Bodies; Death; Grief; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


FOR YOU - TRULY, by YVONNE FLORENCE    Poem Text            
First Line: I dare not write too lightly
Last Line: To tell you what you are!
Subject(s): Beauty; Sea; Trees; Writing & Writers; Ocean


FORMA BONUM FRAGILE, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What a frail thing is beauty! Says baron le cras
Last Line: She dropped the eye, and broke it.
Subject(s): Anger; Beauty; Eyes


FOUNDATIONS, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those lovers old had rare conceits
Last Line: One surety that we possess.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Love


FOUR SONNETS: 2, by LINDLEY WILLIAMS HUBBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God, you will doubtless win me in the end
Last Line: That I could love you more than second best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hayasi Shuseki
Subject(s): Beauty


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 15, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Are you what your fair looks express?
Last Line: For pure meetings are most sweet.
Variant Title(s): "are You, What Your Faire Lookes Expresse?"";
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Truth


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 19, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her fair inflaming eyes
Last Line: With a spirit to contend.
Subject(s): Beauty


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 6, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So sweet is thy discourse to me
Last Line: As with it all must shadowed be!
Subject(s): Beauty


FOURTH BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 7. CHERRY RIPE, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a garden in her face
Last Line: Till cherry-ripe themselves do cry!
Subject(s): Beauty; Conceit; Faces; Love; Youth


FRAGMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her flowing locks, the raven's wing
Last Line: A crimson still diviner!
Subject(s): Beauty


FRAGMENT, by STELLA LUCIA MANN    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, let me not to beauty of a tree be blind
Last Line: The song on wings against the sky!
Subject(s): Beauty; Singing & Singers; Trees


FRAGMENTS INTENDED FOR DEATH'S JEST-BOOK: DAY OF SURPASSING BEAUTY, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The earth is bright, her forests all are golden
Last Line: A crown, or cross, for one is born to-day.
Subject(s): Beauty; Birth; Earth; Nature; Secrets; Child Birth; Midwifery; World


FRAILTY OF BEAUTY, by J. C.    Poem Source            
First Line: The time will come when, looking in a glass
Subject(s): Beauty


FRANCESCA, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet of the dawn is she
Last Line: Alone, and know.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


FRIAR BACON: A COUNTRY'S BEAUTY, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I tell thee
Last Line: ^1^ tint.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love; Women


FRIENDS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: The first time I saw beauty and the beast
Last Line: I knew my friends, though they'd swapped faces
Subject(s): Beauty And The Beast; Friendship


FROM THE FRENCH, by CHARLES LAURENCE NORTH    Poem Source            
First Line: The color of coral and of your lips
Last Line: Permitting space and voice to go without reference
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Flowers; Kisses; Love


FROM THE PERSIAN (2), by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are like the moon except
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Love; Nature; Nudity; Women; Nakedness


FROM THE PERSIAN (2), by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are like the moon except
Last Line: Most splendid naked, at night
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Love; Nature; Nudity; Women


GALATEA, by KATHARINE CARASSO    Poem Text            
First Line: It is beyond the human ken to learn
Last Line: The joy of beauty knows no flesh, no stone.
Subject(s): Beauty; Art & Artists


GALATEA, by CHARD POWERS SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: Through the night you showed me all
Last Line: Beauty, are you woman too?
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty


GARDEN RIVALS, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pansy in the garden-bed
Last Line: "likes the larkspur best of all!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Carnations; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Roses


GATHERINGS, by MYRTLE JOHNS    Poem Text            
First Line: I am a gatherer of beauty
Last Line: Yet they are whole to pass on to you.
Subject(s): Beauty


GEO-BESTIARY: 20, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is it up to if it isn't up to you?
Last Line: "the creatures who thought, ""it's just a vulture."
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Beauty


GERTRUDE, by J. H. SCRANTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Fair gertrude lives at farmington
Last Line: But, by jove, I'd not tell you.
Subject(s): Beauty


GHAZAL 2, by JOHN FALK    Poem Source            
First Line: A beautiful woman, a sore on her neck
Last Line: But we talked and talked till dawn
Subject(s): Beauty; Dawn; Women


GIANT RED WOMAN, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a delicious problem
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


GIBRALTAR ROCK, AT NIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun has set over spain and the lights of gibraltar
Last Line: That beauty has made immortal -- and then forgot.
Subject(s): Beauty; Gibraltar; Night; Spain; Bedtime


GIORGIONE, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bellini %giorgione
Last Line: That I have slain you with will god forgive
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Plays And Playwrights; Venice, Italy; Women


GIVE, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See the rivers flowing
Last Line: God will give thee more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Nature; Rivers


GLAD SIGHT WHEREVER NEW WITH OLD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: We gaze, we also learn to love.
Subject(s): Beauty; Perception


GLIMPSES OF ITALY: 1. IN AN ITALIAN HILL TOWN, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I missed the uses of my mother tongue
Last Line: The universal language of a smile!
Subject(s): Beauty; Italy; Lips; Smiles; Italians


GO THOU, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Put off thy beauty now, as trees their leaves
Last Line: Tingling amid my boughs are only life.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Nature


GOD GIVE ME EYES, by ROSELLE MERCIER MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God give me seeing eyes
Last Line: God give me eyes to see it where it lies!
Subject(s): Beauty; Vision


GOD IS AN AMERICAN, by TERRANCE HAYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I still love words. When we make love in the morning,
Last Line: Alright. It aches like an open book. It makes it difficult to live
Subject(s): Beauty


GOLD EGG: A DREAM-FANTASY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I swam with undulation soft
Last Line: Because you seek within you?
Subject(s): Beauty


GONE, by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone, with her sparkling beauty
Last Line: Where there is eternal day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dead, The


GOZO MY CHILD IS THE ISLE OF CALYPSO, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which made the little hills for to skip so!
Subject(s): Beauty; Likes And Dislikes


GRACE'S CHOICE, by CHARLES BATTELL LOOMIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first I saw fair-featured grace
Last Line: But wealth and—looks and pedigree.
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Beauty; Marriage; Wealth; Heritage; Heredity; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Riches; Fortunes


GRAY ARE HER LOVELY EYES, HER CHEEKS, by RUFINUS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Than those of silver-footed thetis
Subject(s): Beauty


GREEK AND CHRISTIAN, by JAMES HERVEY HYSLOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis neither wealth nor youth nor beauty fair
Last Line: But all the deeper graces of the soul.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hope; Soul; Optimism


GREY WALLS, by JANET B. MONTGOMERY MCGOVERN    Poem Text            
First Line: Why, though I had seen those things
Last Line: Yet ever united?
Subject(s): Beauty; Walls


GUITAR SONG, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gastibelza, gun on shoulder
Last Line: That hath maddened me!
Subject(s): Beauty; Singing & Singers; Songs


GUNHILDA, by FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gunhilda, lady of my love and theme
Last Line: She stands with rich sad eyes and ambern hair.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have. At the funeral
Subject(s): Funerals; Beauty; Burials


HAVENED, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, flower of life, and lay thy beauty's rose
Last Line: Upon my heart thy curls' beloved gold!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


HE BROUGHT BEAUTY, by EMMA WILSON EMERY    Poem Text            
First Line: He brought no flare of romance when he came
Last Line: For dust has long since lain upon his eyes.
Subject(s): Beauty


HE COMPLAINS OF THE BEAUTY OF WOMEN, by RICHARD K. WASHBURN    Poem Text            
First Line: What has thy daughter done
Last Line: Are her deep scars?
Subject(s): Beauty


HE SEEKS A REFUGE FROM THE BEAUTY OF A WOMAN'S HAIR, by RICHARD K. WASHBURN    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, is there no rest from beauty's caress?
Last Line: And the worshiper win to an easy breast?
Subject(s): Beauty


HE TAPS HIS BELLY AND, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Though beauty shines
Last Line: Where she is not.
Subject(s): Beauty; Solitude


HE TELLS OF THE PERFECT BEAUTY, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O cloud-pale eyelids, dream-dimmed eyes
Last Line: Before the unlabouring stars and you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Variant Title(s): Aedh Tells Of The Perfect Beauty
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


HEART O' BEAUTY, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O where are thy white hands, heart o' beauty?
Last Line: Heart o' beauty!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Beauty; Hands; Hearts; Waves; White (color)


HELEN GREY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because one loves you, helen grey
Last Line: When you yourself are nipped and grey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Time


HELEN KELLER, by BLANCHE SHOEMAKER WAGSTAFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is the strength of ages in her face
Last Line: Yet walking always in her maker's sight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carr, Mrs. Donald
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Life


HELEN KELLER WITH A ROSE, by FLORENCE EARLE COATES    Poem Text            
First Line: Others may see thee; I behold thee not
Last Line: Beauty for one and all, gave fragrance for the blind!
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Roses


HELEN'S BEAUTY, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That lady, chiefest slave of love her lord
Last Line: When april's gone, october bringeth tears.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Goddesses & Gods; Helen Of Troy; Mythology; Mythology - Classical; Tears; Youth


HELENA, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night I saw helena. She whose praise
Last Line: And know thou art not worth her faintest sigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Women


HENRY AND EMMA, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, to whose eyes I bend, at whose command
Last Line: To the true lover, and the nut-brown maid.
Subject(s): Beauty; England; Happiness; Love; English; Joy; Delight


HER BEAUTIFUL EYES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O her beautiful eyes! They are as blue as the dew
Last Line: So I grope through the night of her beautiful eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Love; Spring


HER BEAUTIFUL HANDS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O your hands - they are strangely fair
Last Line: Like the caress of your beautiful hands.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Hands; Love; Roses


HER CALLED HER IN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He called her in from me and shut
Last Line: "god called her in from him and shut the door!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Absence; Beauty; Love; Nature; Wandering & Wanderers; Separation; Isolation


HER FACE, by SALLY BRUCE KINSOLVING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a look upon her face
Last Line: To age or rime.
Subject(s): Beauty


HER HAIR, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beauty of her hair bewilders me
Last Line: Whipped out in flossy ravelings of gold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hair


HER HAIR; ODE, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, blest symptom of consent
Last Line: My youthful love shall flourish still.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hair


HER RIGHT NAME, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As nancy at her toilet sat
Last Line: Your chloe, or your nut-brown maid?'
Subject(s): Beauty; Homer (10th Century B.c.); Lavatories; Love; Nymphs; Poetry & Poets; Iliad; Odyssey; Toilets


HERE ENDETH THE FIRST LESSON, by BELLE TURNBULL    Poem Text            
First Line: You call that beauty, child? That regular
Last Line: (well, kittens' eyes will open, left alone!)
Subject(s): Beauty


HERE IS THE PLACE WHERE LOVELINESS KEEPS HOUSE, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Shouting, beneath the leaves' tumultuous green.
Subject(s): Beauty


HERITAGE, by DEMIE GENAITIS    Poem Text            
First Line: These laughter-honeyed children, dirty-faced
Last Line: In the arch company of stars and burning suns.
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Beauty; Children; Heritage; Heredity; Childhood


HEY FOR A LASS WI' A TOCHER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awa' wi' your witchcraft o' beauty's alarms
Last Line: Then hey, for a lass, &c.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


HIDDEN BEAUTY, by ELSA BARKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In thy form's magic mirror of desire
Subject(s): Beauty


HIDDEN BEAUTY, by GLADYS BROWN DENISON    Poem Text            
First Line: Here in the forest in the early spring
Last Line: For beauty hidden in an ugly place.
Subject(s): Beauty


HIDDEN BEAUTY, by ISABELLE RUBY OWEN    Poem Text            
First Line: In the dust by the wayside ... Wherever it
Last Line: Will surely each kindness repay.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts


HIDDEN GEMS, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We know not what lies in us, till we seek
Last Line: Which, seeking, thou shalt find.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Gold; Pearls; Thought; Wealth; Thinking; Riches; Fortunes


HINTS FROM THE HIGHTS, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And oh, the voices I have heard
Last Line: The morning stars sing on and on
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Nature; Beauty


HIS LADY'S MIGHT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Those eyes which set my fancy on a fire
Last Line: Such eyes, such hair, such wit, and such a hand
Subject(s): Beauty


HIS PHOENIX, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a queen in china, or maybe it's in spain
Last Line: I knew a phoenix in my youth, so let them have their day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Beauty; Youth


HOMAGE, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Elvira, by love's grace
Last Line: Is without passers.
Subject(s): Beauty


HOME, by SAMUEL VALENTINE COLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Let the scholar turn from study and the sailor
Last Line: Home is where the heart is, and my heart is all with thee.
Subject(s): Beauty; Friendship; Hearts; Home; Love


HOME, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it a tribute or betrayal when
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Beauty


HOMEWARD BOUND, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the starry night is gone
Last Line: Of our childhood . . . Long ago!
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Gardens & Gardening; Home; Lakes; Childhood; Pools; Ponds


HOPE IS NOT FOR THE WISE, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hope is not for the wise, fear is for fools;
Last Line: Had perished utterly, oh perfect loveliness of earth and heaven
Subject(s): Hope; Wisdom; Beauty; Optimism


HORACE: SONG AT THE END OF ACT 4, by PIERRE CORNEILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: The young, the fair, the chaste, the good
Last Line: To prove ungovern'd man the greatest beast.
Subject(s): Beauty


HOW RICH THAT FOREHEADS CALM EXPANSE!, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Their sanctity revealing!
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty


HOW THEY GO ON, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The otherwise beautiful girl
Last Line: The same as if they heard and understood
Subject(s): Beauty


HUGH SELWYN MAUBERLEY: 13. ENVOI, 1919, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, dumb-born book
Last Line: All things save beauty alone.
Subject(s): Beauty; Composers; Lawes, Henry (1596-1662); Singing & Singers; Songs


HUMAN BEAUTY, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair shrine and symbol of god's loveliest creature
Last Line: Of that shekinah given to thy trust!
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love; Roses


HUNGER'S DANGER, by MAGDA BRANDON    Poem Text            
First Line: Weary in spirit and faint at heart
Last Line: Bartering its birthright away.
Subject(s): Beauty


HUSKS, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: They will not stay
Last Line: The fruit ye leave!
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Earth; Faith; Past; Dead, The; World; Belief; Creed


HYMN TO INTELLECTUAL BEAUTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The awful shadow of some unseen power
Last Line: To fear himself, and love all human kind.
Subject(s): Beauty; Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


HYMN TO THE FLOWERS, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day-stars! That ope your frownless eyes to twinkle
Last Line: Priests, sermons, shrines!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; God; Soul


HYMN: 2. TO APOLLO, by CALLIMACHUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hah! How the laurel, great apollo's tree
Last Line: Adown the mountains where thy daughters haunt.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kallimachos
Subject(s): Apollo; Beauty; Envy; Love; Mythology - Classical; Youth


I DIED FOR BEAUTY, by GAIL WRONSKY    Poem Source            
First Line: What can be said
Last Line: In the shallows just below %my pelvic hollow
Subject(s): Beauty; Brides; Death; Love - Loss Of; Love - Marital; Skeletons


I DOTE THE MORE, THE MORE I CONTEMPLATE, by VINCENZO MONTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Hath graven in thy tender father's breast
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Beauty


I HAVE KNOWN BEAUTY, by ISABEL BROWN SHURTLEFF    Poem Text            
First Line: I have known beauty,' the poet said in glee
Last Line: "patient, tired, wrinkled, old -- my mother's face."
Subject(s): Beauty


I HAVE SOUGHT BEAUTY, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have sought beauty in strange lonely places
Last Line: For beauty rests behind the death-barred gate.
Subject(s): Beauty


I HEAR THE WOODLANDS CALLING, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear the woodlands calling, and the rid is like the blare
Subject(s): Beauty


I LOOKED FOR LIFE AND DID A SHADOW SEE, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some little splinter
Last Line: In the hollows of her eyes
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


I LOVE ALL BEAUTEOUS THINGS, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love all beauteous things, / I seek and adore them
Last Line: Remembered on waking.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Variant Title(s): To L.b.c.l.m.
Subject(s): Beauty


I WALK WITH BEAUTY, by IYDA REBECCA HIRSH    Poem Text            
First Line: My lovely garden of flowers and grass was once a desolate spot
Last Line: How beautiful are the morning glories round my kitchen door!
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening


I WANTED TO PENETRATE THE BLAZING HEART, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
Last Line: With the intensity of love
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love; Paintings And Painters; Passion


IBADAN DAWN, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mist-hung curtains, adrizzle-damp, draw, fall
Last Line: Tumble in her flaming tan!
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Beauty; Brides


ICE STORM, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For the hemlocks and broad-leafed evergreens
Last Line: Extreme, which I intuit, but can't quite name.
Subject(s): Longing; Beauty


IDEAL BEAUTY, by FERDINAND DE HERRERA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: O light serene! Present in him who
Last Line: The immortal still I seek and follow %on to heaven!
Alternate Author Name(s): Herrera, Fernando De
Subject(s): Angels; Beauty; Heaven; Immortality


IDLE HOURS, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye idle hours of summer, not in vain
Last Line: O'er vasty deeps of the unknown and unseen.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Summer


IF I WERE CERTAIN, by FAIZ AHMED FAIZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I were certain, o my dear companion
Last Line: Except yourself, except yourself, except yourself.
Alternate Author Name(s): Faiz, Faiz Ahmad
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


IF LOVE WERE MINE, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: If love were mine, if love were mine
Last Line: Into love and beauty too
Subject(s): Work; Love; Beauty


IMITATION, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let men take note of her, touching her shyness
Variant Title(s): The Gift Of Song
Subject(s): Beauty


IMITATION, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let men take note of her, touching her shyness
Last Line: To flush all silence, may she by these songs %know it was love I have looked for at her hands
Variant Title(s): The Gift Of Son
Subject(s): Beauty


IMITATIONS OF VARIOUS AUTHORS, by LUIS DE LEON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: That haughty tyranny of thine
Last Line: Alone where the cold couch is dressed?
Alternate Author Name(s): Fray Luis
Subject(s): Authors And Authorship; Beauty; Love - Complaints


IMMIGRATION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS, by GEORGE BRADLEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They arrived and were so beautiful, it was sad
Last Line: And animal glitter of one another's eyes
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies


IMMORTAL BEAUTY, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath october's paling sun how fair
Last Line: Like these winged florets, this october day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Autumn; Beauty; Immortality; October; Seasons; Fall


IMMORTAL JOY, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all our roses huddle out of sight
Last Line: Shall gently fall upon its sleeping face.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Happiness; Immortality; Roses; Spring; Joy; Delight


IMMORTALITY, by LISEL MUELLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In sleeping beauty's castle
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Lisel
Subject(s): Sleeping Beauty; Time; Flies


IMPERFECT IS OUR PARADISE, by JOY KATZ    Poem Source            
First Line: An orange leaf on every finger bowl: a dozen tongues
Last Line: The not desiring so much more than this: an orange leaf %on every finger bowl.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Oranges


IMPERFECTION, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Earth vaunts no joy that lasts
Last Line: Bliss waits you yet!
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Evil; Happiness; World; Joy; Delight


IMPLACABLE BEAUTY, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the wide waste the web of twilight trembling
Last Line: Hangs, like a scimitar.
Subject(s): Beauty


IN A CITY PARK, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A stretch of lawn as smooth as happiness
Last Line: A beauty, and a promise, and a dream.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cities; Parks; Sin; Urban Life


IN A FRIEND'S GARDEN, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long years have you been known to me, my friend
Last Line: You stand revealed, as earlier you were not.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Friendship; Gardens & Gardening; Soul


IN A STATION OF THE METRO, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The apparition of these faces in the crowd
Last Line: Petals on a wet, black bough.
Subject(s): Beauty; Imagism; Paris, France; Subways


IN AN ANATOMY LABORATORY, by BEULA CHAMBERLAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Over our bench in the dissecting-room
Last Line: "alive or dead."
Subject(s): Beauty; Corpses; Death; Science; Cadavers; Dead, The; Scientists


IN AN OMNIBUS, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your smile is like a treachery
Last Line: The shadow of water, nought beside?
Subject(s): Beauty; Paris, France


IN AS MUCH ..., by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When for love it was fain of
Last Line: "was done unto me."
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Beauty; Ugliness


IN BEAUTY MAY I WALK, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Last Line: It is finished in beauty
Subject(s): Beauty


IN CITIES, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In cities you watch the way of wind with smoke
Last Line: Delights deeper than any a city divines.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cities; Hearts; Memory; Trees; Urban Life


IN EXTREMIS, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Her eyelids close - we think she sleeps
Last Line: Who reign with him in paradise.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Heaven; Love; Paradise


IN IMITATION OF HORACE, by APHRA BEHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What means those amorous curls of jet?
Last Line: To taste these sweets, alas! Is certain death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Astraea; Behn, Afara; Behn, Apharra; Amis, Ayfara
Subject(s): Beauty


IN MEMORIAM, E. H., by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew a silver head was bright beyond compare
Last Line: Honolulu.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Youth


IN MY NEIGHBOR'S GARDEN, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the bound of mine own enclosure
Last Line: Might seem the best to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Beauty; Bible; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Roses


IN THE LISTS, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Could I choose the age and fortunate season
Last Line: To thank me because I defied!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Fortune; Freedom; Life; Liberty


IN THE SOUTH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a princess in the south
Last Line: Would blossom as a lily might.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Music & Musicians; Night; Southern States; Bedtime; South (u.s.)


IN THOSE OLD DAYS, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In those old days you were called beautiful
Last Line: A deeper rhythm hearing mine: can it be indeed for me?
Subject(s): Beauty; Memory; Youth


IN WHAT CELESTIAL SPHERE, BY WHOM INSPIRED, by PETRARCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The gende music of her speech and mirth
Alternate Author Name(s): Petrarca, Francesco
Variant Title(s): Wyatt's Complaint Upon Love To Reason, Wth Love's Answe
Subject(s): Beauty


INCONSEQUENTIAL THINGS, by RUTH L. DROWNS    Poem Text            
First Line: I love inconsequential things
Last Line: Raindripped as the sun returns.
Subject(s): Beauty


INDIRECT BEAUTY; SONNET, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poet and artist think and care not whether
Last Line: That nature should be never dark or hard.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Beauty


INOPPORTUNE, by THOMAS H. BRIGGS JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: Too brief her sun of beauty glows
Last Line: Not now, not now!
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Passion; Roses


INVITES POETS AND HISTORIANS TO WRITE IN CYNTHIA'S PRAISE, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come all ye wits, that with immortal rhymes
Last Line: Thus shall you live by her, and she by you.
Subject(s): Beauty


ISABEL, by RICHARD HOVEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In her body's perfect sweet
Last Line: Lips that ripen to a kiss.
Subject(s): Beauty


ISLE OF BEAUTY, by THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shades of evening close not o'er us
Last Line: Isle of beauty, fare thee well!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bayly, Nathaniel Thomas Haynes
Subject(s): Beauty


IT CANNOT BE WISDOM, by TANIA BROOK    Poem Text            
First Line: This swift overture that beauty plays
Last Line: Inviolate and numb.
Subject(s): Beauty; Grief; Wisdom; Sorrow; Sadness


IT DOES UP BEAUTIFULLY, by MARILYN JOHNSTON    Poem Source            
First Line: She doesn't look up when I enter
Last Line: Where she ironed alone 'til the basket was empty
Subject(s): Beauty; Mothers


IT IS THE THIRD WATCH. THE GIRL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Last Line: And the wonder of her under the quilt
Subject(s): Beauty


IT WAS A GENTLE AIR, by FELIX RUBEN GARCIA SARMIENTO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a gentle air of lilting spirals
Last Line: And cruel and eternal is her laughter of gold!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dario, Ruben
Subject(s): Beauty; Dancing And Dancers; Flowers; Melodies; Music And Musicians; Musical Instruments; Pianos


IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THERE'S A SKELETON, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Girl getting out of her red car
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Nature; Skeletons


JANUS, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Image of beauty, when I gaze on thee
Last Line: God sings the lovely carol of the flowers.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Beauty; Happiness; Life; Joy; Delight


JAPONICA BUSH, by JOSEPHINE PINCKNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Tranced in utter dreams she stands
Last Line: This is iseult of the white hands.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Women


JEAN HARLOW, by GORDON HICKEY    Poem Source            
First Line: From the window king kong is staring at his bed. It is a boig bed, king
Last Line: King kong takes a small step toward the bed
Subject(s): Animals; Apes; Beauty; King Kong; Poetry And Poets


JEWEL WORDS, by ALICE FERRIN HENSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Give me, o muse, from your great opulence
Last Line: For the adorning of dear beauty's brow.
Subject(s): Beauty


JUDICIUM PARIDIS, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said, when young, 'beauty's the supreme joy'
Last Line: Renders me back a saint unto myself!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Beauty; Youth; Aging; Wisdom; Courtship; Time; Likes & Dislikes


JUSTICE LISTENS AT THE GATES OF BEAUTY, by AIME CESAIRE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A flight / pauses in the tree ferns
Last Line: Indeed above everything
Subject(s): Negritude (literary Movement); Courts & Courtiers; Disasters; Beauty


KARINTHA, by JEAN TOOMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her skin is like dusk on the eastern horizon
Last Line: When the sun goes down
Subject(s): Beauty


KARINTHA, by JEAN TOOMER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her skin is like dusk on the eastern horizon
Last Line: ...When the sun goes down %goes down
Subject(s): Beauty; Man-woman Relationships; Youth


KEATS WAS AN UNBELIEVER, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Keats was an unbeliever,' - so they read
Last Line: "he made ""believing"" possible for us."
Subject(s): Agnosticism; Beauty; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Religion; Theology


KINDLY VISION, by OTTO JULIUS BIERBAUM    Poem Text            
First Line: Not in sleep I saw it, but in daylight
Last Line: Full of beauty waiting till we enter.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love


KING CHARLEMAGNE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas strange that he loved her, for youth was gone by
Last Line: Of the spell that possess'd charlemagne.
Subject(s): Beauty; Charlemagne (742-814); Curses; Festivals; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Story-telling; Women; Fairs; Pageants; Male-female Relations


KRISHNA, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I paused beside the cabin door and saw the king of kings at play
Last Line: The glittering spray of planets in their myriad beauty fall.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Beauty; Krishna (god)


L'ALBUM D'UNE CANADIENNE, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis thought, it seems, a pretty thing
Last Line: Thy sex to guard, the fair to crown.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Parnassus (mountain), Greece; Soul


LA BEAUTE, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am beautiful, o mortals, like a dream of stone
Last Line: My eyes, my large eyes of eternally flashing light
Subject(s): Beauty


LA GIALLETTA GALLANTE OR THE SUN-BURN'D EXOTIC BEAUTY, by EDWARD HERBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Child of the sun, in whom his rays appear
Last Line: And by thy gold show like some copper-mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cherbury, 1st Baron Herbert Of; Herbert Of Cherbury, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron; Herbert Of Cherbury, Lord
Subject(s): Beauty; Sunbathing


LADY FAIR, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady fair, have we not met?
Last Line: Have we not met, lady fair?
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Women


LADY ISABELLA (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heart warm as summer, fresh as spring
Last Line: And these had lady isabelle.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Seasons; Women


LAKE COMO IN AUTUMN, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From como's curving base of blue
Last Line: The sun will bring the spring again.
Subject(s): Autumn; Beauty; Lakes; Seasons; Fall; Pools; Ponds


LAKE MCCROSSEN, by FREDERIC FADNER    Poem Text            
First Line: The lights that across the dark water
Last Line: Must die with the day in its fears?
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


LANDSCAPES (FOR CLEMENT R. WOOD), by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain was over, and the brilliant air
Last Line: Good god, and what is all this beauty for?
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Variant Title(s): Landscapes
Subject(s): Beauty; God; Nature - Religious Aspects; Vision; Willow Trees


LANGUAGE OF EYES, by VIMAL C. MANAV    Poem Source            
First Line: How amazing is the language of eyes
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Morality


LARKINESQUE, by MICHAEL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Reading in the paper a summary
Subject(s): Beauty


LAST NIGHT, BELOVED!, by CHARLES V. H. ROBERTS    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night, beloved, I saw thee in a dream
Last Line: Through space afar—not time's, but love's sublime.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Worship


LAST SUPPER, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that the shutter of the dusk
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


LATEST FACE, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Latest face, so effortless
Last Line: And murder and not understand?
Subject(s): Beauty


LAUDO PUELLAM, by H. A. RICHMOND    Poem Text            
First Line: O christmas girl, whose dainty feet
Last Line: O christmas girl.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flirtation


LAYS OF FRANCE: SONG (2), by MARIE DE FRANCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Would I might go far over sea
Last Line: And too fond loving of thy hair!
Alternate Author Name(s): Shaftesbury, Marie, Abbess Of
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


LEISURE, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is this life if, full of care
Last Line: We have no time to stand and stare.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty; Leisure; Time


LETTER FROM BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: What do they tell me?
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Beauty; Letters; Nature; Women


LIBERATION BARBIE, by NICOLE BLACKMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I'm visiting barbie again today
Last Line: Pretty soon, you'll just buy boxes of barbie hair %with no barbie at all
Subject(s): Beauty; Dolls; Girls; Toys


LIFE, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: Alas poor life, no more will I
Last Line: From this intestine warre, & I shall live.
Subject(s): Beauty; Contrariness; Death; Life; Dead, The


LIFE FROM THE LIFELESS, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirits and illusions have died
Last Line: Keeping stones, the flowing sky
Subject(s): Beauty


LIGHT VERSE, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At night the gas lamps light our street
Last Line: Those lovely double burners!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes


LIKE DE OLE MULE BES', by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some folks is so't o' pa'shal to de cattle roun' de
Last Line: I so't o' like de ole mule bes'.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Chickens; Cows; Dogs; Farm Life; Goats; Love; Agriculture; Farmers


LIKE MUSIC, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your body's motion is like music
Subject(s): Beauty


LILIES, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lilies, ah, the lilies!
Last Line: A lilied beauty bring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Lilies


LINES, by ROBERT CAMERON ROGERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay yet awhile and watch the shadows lengthen
Last Line: Stay yet awhile.
Subject(s): Absence; Beauty; Separation; Isolation


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY/JUNE 1805, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O beauty, in a beauteous body dight!
Last Line: Fair cloud which less we see, than by thee see the light!
Subject(s): Beauty


LINES TO A LOVELY LADY, by LILIAN C. B. MCA. MAYER    Poem Text            
First Line: Now I have looked on beauty I concede
Last Line: She moves across the evening like a song.
Subject(s): Beauty


LINES TO MISS F., by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "forbear, sweet girl; your scheme forego"
Last Line: But keep their sister angel there
Subject(s): Air Travel;angels;balloons;beauty;faces;women


LIPS AND EYES, by GIAMBATTISTA MARINI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In celia's face a question did arise
Last Line: Weeping or smiling pearles to celia's face
Alternate Author Name(s): Marino, Giambattista; Marino, Giovanni Battista
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love


LITANY OF BEAUTY, by THOMAS MACDONAGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O beauty, perfect child of light!
Last Line: Beauty endures to the end of all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macdonough, Thomas
Subject(s): Beauty


LITTLE GIRLY-GIRL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little girly-girl, of you
Last Line: "calling, ""little girly-girl!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Girls; Love; Memory; Nightmares


LOCAL BEAUTY, by REX WILDER    Poem Source            
First Line: We should all live on hill street, with its human rise and length
Last Line: Black coffee, the blind cat's chair, the books on the windowsill
Subject(s): Beauty


LOCHANILAUN, by FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: This is the image of my last content
Last Line: Your image in the mirrored beauty there.
Subject(s): Beauty


LOGOGRIPH, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For man's support I came at first from earth
Last Line: All these are in my single name exprest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


LONG LOOKED FOR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the eye hardly sees
Last Line: And even I forget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Love; Peace; Sleep


LOOKING ON BEAUTY, by WALTER JOHN COATES    Poem Text            
First Line: I have seen beauty; I have sensed her rhythms
Last Line: Deep welling from her glorious life in me!
Subject(s): Beauty


LORNA LOCKS THE BATHROOM DOOR, by MELISSA HUSEMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Lorna, thirteen, lays the soft brown eyeliner man
Last Line: Like the sea rocks salt, %in wet arms
Subject(s): Beauty; Cosmetics


LOST AND FOUND, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: I found it yesterday, the book
Last Line: And know thy blessing haunts me yet!
Subject(s): Beauty; Tears; Truth


LOST FLOWER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down in a marsh by the water's brink
Last Line: Was wisdom such as I wished unheard.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fame; Flowers; Reputation


LOTUS, by LI PO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lotus flowers blossomed, and the river was drenched in red.
Last Line: Why, then, didn't people look at the lotus
Alternate Author Name(s): Rihaku; Li Pai; Li Tai Pe; Li Bo; Li Bai
Subject(s): Beauty; Lotus


LOVE, by GRACE NOLL CROWELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Love has been dragged too often through ... Mire
Last Line: To tarnish the white splendor of its name.
Subject(s): Beauty


LOVE AND SLEEP, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Lying asleep between the strokes of night
Last Line: And glittering eyelids of my soul's desire.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Sleep


LOVE IN A LOOK, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me but feel thy look's embrace
Last Line: Thy spirit blends with mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Sight


LOVE OF BEAUTY, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who loves all beauty loves beyond that we
Last Line: That is not uttered till the first is gone.
Subject(s): Beauty


LOVE POEM, by VAGURA    Poem Source            
First Line: Bracelets jingle every time
Last Line: How beautiful is the threshing girl
Subject(s): Beauty


LOVE SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "beautiful is she, this woman"
Last Line: Behind which it blooms
Subject(s): Beauty;love - Complaints;women


LOVE SONG , by PAUL BLACKBURN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty is a promise of happiness
Last Line: And sometimes it is very ugly
Variant Title(s): Love In The South Or The Movies
Subject(s): Happiness; Beauty


LOVE SONNETS OF A BOXER: 1, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Kid, I don't getcha. You say I should box
Last Line: He'll be twice homelier than I am to-day!
Subject(s): Beauty; Boxing & Boxers


LOVE'S BLINDNESS, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now do I know that love is blind, for I
Last Line: And all looks lovely in thy loveliness.
Subject(s): Beauty


LOVE'S BLINDNESS, by WILLIAM JAMES LINTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They call her fair. I do not know
Last Line: Her beauty was of kind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Spartacus
Subject(s): Beauty; Love - Nature Of


LOVE'S CHARMING, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maid of fifteen, in childlike beauty dight
Last Line: These are the spells that charmed my wits away.
Subject(s): Beauty; Charm; Laughter; Life; Love; Voices


LOVE'S DAY, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tide of dawn silently
Last Line: Sing bride! Sing blossom! Sing bird!
Subject(s): Beauty; Hair; Life; Love; Passion


LOVE'S GREETING, by KATHERINE B. BUSHLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh beauty of nature's divine solitudes
Last Line: And in our hearts forever dwells.
Subject(s): Beauty; Friendship


LOVE'S HUMILITIES, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To think of thee, to think of thee!
Last Line: O sweet, suffice it thee!
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Hearts; Love; Nightmares


LOVE'S PERFECT POWER, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun of my earthly worship, I declare
Last Line: And love beats, burns, and freezes in its place.
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Fate; Heaven; Love; Nature; World; Destiny; Paradise


LOVE'S SOLICITUDE, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where art thou at this moment, love? - what doing
Last Line: Light of mine eyes, blood of my veins, my love.
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Hearts; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


LOVE'S SUBMISSION, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What though it please you light my heart with fire
Last Line: Stricken and bleeding at your beauty's feet.
Subject(s): Beauty; Heaven; Love; Sacrifices; Paradise


LOVE, HOPE, AND BEAUTY, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love may be increased by fears
Last Line: For without hope it dies.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Beauty; Hope; Love - Nature Of; Optimism


LOVELY DAVIES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O how shall I, unskilfu,' try
Last Line: The charms o' lovely davies.
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 17, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loved one -- gladly would I know it
Last Line: These the poet never made.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Poetry & Poets; Vision


MA BELLE, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For your eyes of heavenly hue
Last Line: I dearly love you.
Subject(s): Beauty; Good; Love


MA BELLE CREOLE, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Could tongue define / in warbling line
Last Line: To sleep beneath thy velvet wing!
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


MACULATE BEAUTY, by KARL KIRCHWEY    Poem Source            
First Line: To speak of maculate beauty, it is this
Last Line: And gasp of brine: but has, being maculate beauty
Subject(s): Beauty


MADAME D'ALBERT'S [OR D'ALBRET'S] LAUGH, by CLEMENT MAROT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes! That fair neck, too beautiful by half
Last Line: But only that sweet laugh wherewith she slays me.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Women


MADAME DE STAEL, by EMMA CATHERINE (MANLY) EMBURY    Poem Text            
First Line: There was no beauty on thy brow
Last Line: Must mourn their own high doom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ianthe
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Love; Prophecy & Prophets; Women


MADRIGAL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: My love in her attire doth show her wit
Last Line: "but beauty's self she is, / when all her robes are gone"
Variant Title(s): The Poetry Of Dress;seventeeth-century Madrigal
Subject(s): Beauty;clothing & Dress;love


MADRIGAL, by JOHN DOWLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clear or cloudy, sweet as april showering
Last Line: And let your weeds lack dew, and duly sterve.
Subject(s): Beauty


MADRIGAL SET BY THOMAS WEELKES (2), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Like two proud armies marching
Last Line: And dazzled reason yields as quite undone
Variant Title(s): Song
Subject(s): Beauty;reason; Intellect;rationalism;brain;mind;intellectuals


MADRIGAL: 109, by MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ravished by all that to the eyes is fair
Last Line: But beauty and the starlight of her eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Michel Angelo
Variant Title(s): Poem 3
Subject(s): Beauty; Italian Renaissance


MAIDENS' SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "nine are we who enter, each maiden votaress"
Last Line: "gleaming like the star-shine, beautiful to see"
Subject(s): Beauty


MAIN STREET MUMBLES, by MARY SIEGRIST    Poem Text            
First Line: From out her heaven of heavens beauty looked
Last Line: And so main street forever mumbles on.
Subject(s): Beauty


MALLY'S MEEK, MALLY'S SWEET, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I was walking up the street
Last Line: Mally's meek, &c.
Variant Title(s): O Mally's Meek, Mally's Sweet
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


MANA ABODA, by THOMAS ERNEST HULME    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mana aboda, whose bent form
Last Line: "josephs all, not tall enough to try."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hulme, T. E.
Subject(s): Beauty


MARCH, by IDA PUTNEY RANSOM    Poem Text            
First Line: Must all the beauty
Last Line: To beauty and life.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers


MARGARET AND DORA, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Margaret's beauteous - grecian arts
Last Line: Dora to her poet.
Subject(s): Beauty; Social Classe


MARGINALIA, by HALA JEAN HAMMOND    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty burns in my own eyes
Last Line: As I—so shall I find.
Subject(s): Beauty


MARIE, ARISE!', by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Marie, arise, my indolent sweet saint!
Last Line: A hundred times, to teach you early rising!
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Kisses; Love


MARTHA, by MARY FRANCES MARTIN    Poem Text            
First Line: I would loiter, could I have my way
Last Line: —catholic daily tribune
Alternate Author Name(s): Cearnach, Conal
Subject(s): Beauty; Idleness; Nature; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


MAY'S LOVE, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You love all, you say
Last Line: Only me--fair may!
Subject(s): Beauty; Longing


MCDONOGH DAY IN NEW ORLEANS, by MARCUS B. CHRISTIAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cotton blouse you wear, your mother said
Last Line: How dear comes beauty when a skin is black.
Subject(s): African Americans; Beauty; Negroes; American Blacks


MEDIEVAL NORMAN SONG: 1, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "fair is her body, bright her eye"
Last Line: Giveth to lovers all great joy
Subject(s): Beauty


MEG GOLDLOCKS, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye've heard of meg goldlocks of willington dene?
Last Line: And their lovers allowed to tread willington dene!
Subject(s): Beauty; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


MELISSA'S BEAUTY IS THE GIFT OF, by MELEAGER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Her bed; the graces gave her grace
Alternate Author Name(s): Meleagros
Subject(s): Beauty


MEMORABILIA, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A million years ago and men were not
Last Line: As on the night I walked alone by the sea's edge.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Night; Sea; Time; Dead, The; Bedtime; Ocean


MEMORIES OF THE PACIFIC COAST, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a land, I, too
Last Line: And sets my sail to seek another sky.
Subject(s): Beauty; Home; Memory; Pacific Ocean; Soul; Winter; Youth


MENACE OF THE FLOWER, by ALFONSO REYES    Poem Source            
First Line: Flower of drowsiness, %lull me but love me not
Last Line: Your hand in mine, %tremble lest you turn %into a woman one day!)
Subject(s): Absence; Beauty; Flowers; Love; Solitude


MENAPHON: MELICERTUS' DESCRIPTION OF HIS MISTRESS, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tune on, my pipe, the praises of my love
Last Line: A sky-born form so beautiful as she.
Subject(s): Beauty; Man-woman Relationships; Women; Male-female Relations


MENAPHON: SAMELA, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like to diana in her summer weed
Last Line: Yield to samela.
Variant Title(s): Doron's Description Of Samela
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


MENTAL BEAUTY, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty has gone, but yet her mind is still
Last Line: Fruition, which in hope will never end.
Subject(s): Beauty; Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


METAMORPHOSES: BOOK 1. APOLLO AND DAPHNE, by PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hir haire unkembd about hir necke downe flaring did he see
Last Line: And with the better foote before, the fleeing nymph to chace
Alternate Author Name(s): Ovid
Subject(s): Apollo; Beauty; Daphne (mythology); Mythology - Classical


MICHAEL ROBARTES AND THE DANCER, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Opinion is not worth a rush
Last Line: She. They say such different things at school.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Body, Human; Beauty; Women


MILD BEAUTY, by NORMAN RUDOLPH FREUND    Poem Text            
First Line: Aren't you quite beautiful
Last Line: "this is the life,"" they're saying."
Subject(s): Beauty; Contentment


MILKWEED, by MICHAEL TEIG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've seen beauty
Subject(s): Beauty


MINIONS OF THE MOON, by MINNIE FAEGRE KNOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They do not feel the vibrant joy of noon
Last Line: —university of california chronicle
Subject(s): Beauty; Moon


MIRRORS, by HERBERT H. LONGFELLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: I am told that beauty is a reflection
Last Line: I am looking at a mirror and a reflection.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mirrors; Old Age; Women; Youth


MIRRORS, by PAT MORA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grandma makes me mad
Subject(s): Grandparents; Beauty; Self-doubt; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


MODERN BEAUTY, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the torch, she saith, and what to me
Last Line: The torch, but where's the moth that still dares die?
Subject(s): Beauty; Helen Of Troy; Mythology - Classical


MONOCHROME, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shut fast again in beauty's sheath
Last Line: And self begin to be.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mankind; Sea; Human Race; Ocean


MONOTONE, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The monotone of the rain is beautiful
Last Line: And the peace of long warm rain.
Subject(s): Beauty


MOONLIGHT PICTURE, by CHARLOTTE G. FRIETSCH GUNTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Have you ever seen the fireflies dance by moonlight
Last Line: That come to me on shining rays from distant star.
Subject(s): Beauty; Night; Bedtime


MORAL ESSAYS: EPISTLE 2. TO A LADY: OF THE CHARACTERS OF WOMEN, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing so true as what you once let fall
Last Line: To you gave sense, good humour, and a poet.
Variant Title(s): An Epistle To A Lady: Of The Characters Of Women;epistle To A Lady
Subject(s): Beauty; Blount, Martha (patty) (1690-1763); Character; Human Behavior; Inconsistency; Poetry & Poets; Women; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


MORNING, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tip-toe on morning star, 'mid purpling light
Last Line: Her melting glory in his arms of gold.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


MOST BEAUTIFUL, by GUIDO GOZZANO    Poem Source            
First Line: But the most beautiful of all is the un-found island
Last Line: Tinting herself with blue, the color of faraway
Subject(s): Beauty


MOST BEAUTIFUL, by ENRIQUE HERNANDEZ MIYARES    Poem Source            
First Line: O knight, pursue thy way with courage free
Last Line: That she will ever be most fair of all!
Subject(s): Beauty; Knights And Knighthood


MOST BEAUTIFUL SWEET THING, by SHAMIM AZAD    Poem Source            
First Line: I live where %the world's most excellent fruits
Last Line: For the harvest's golden grains %in this place, like this
Subject(s): Beauty; Heaven


MRS. SMITH, by FREDERICK LOCKER-LAMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last year I trod these fields with di
Last Line: She wears balmorals.
Alternate Author Name(s): Locker, Frederick
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Quarrels; Women; Arguments; Disagreements


MT. STUART, by J. A. LAURIE    Poem Text            
First Line: Riven, rent, and cragged
Last Line: We mountaineers unfurl old glory.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


MUNECA, by GAIL WRONSKY    Poem Source            
First Line: Doll and wrist %first limp, then preciosa
Last Line: Manipulate a pretty %spanish bit
Subject(s): Beauty; Dolls; Man-woman Relationships; Toys; Women


MUSE & DRUDGE (1), by HARRYETTE MULLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just as I am I come
Subject(s): Beauty


MY BRIDE THAT IS TO BE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O soul of mine, look out and see
Last Line: My bride -- my bride that is to be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Love - Marital; Marriage; Soul; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MY CREED, by ELSIE CONLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty is my creed
Last Line: Crowned beauty the soul of eternal peace.
Subject(s): Beauty


MY GARDEN GIRL, by MABEL KINGSLEY RICHARDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: My garden girl with sunburned nose
Last Line: My garden girl.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Hearts; Love - Complaints; Relationships


MY LADY'S BATH, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the sky hung dark and shaded
Last Line: At the pearl-white glimpse of her.)
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Beauty; Night; Women; Showers & Showering; Bedtime


MY LOVE, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My love is like a lily bud
Last Line: To love and ne'er to part!
Subject(s): Beauty; Love - Nature Of; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


MY MOTHER, by BEULAH WINDLE SCALLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: All shining crowns do not adorn the brows of kings
Last Line: And through a full life's usefulness, keep sweet ... Be kind.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Mothers


MY ROSE, by ELIZABETH WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: Yesterday, I picked you from
Last Line: Lie sleeping in repose.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses


MYRTILLA, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the difference, neither, more or less
Last Line: The latter with its grace.
Subject(s): Faces; Beauty; Ugliness


MYTHICS, by HELEN CHASIN    Poem Source            
First Line: All the cautionary tales of strange girls
Last Line: Now, rewarded, I submit to his transfiguration
Subject(s): Beauty And The Beast; Cinderella; Fairy Tales; Ondine; Psyche (mythology); Rapunzel; Rumpelstiltskin; Snow White; Women


NAKED I SAW YOU, by PADRAIC PEARSE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Though it mean death
Alternate Author Name(s): Pearse, P. H.; Pearse, Patrick Henry
Subject(s): Beauty


NANCY WALSH (1), by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not on her gown
Last Line: And I will go with thee.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hair


NATURE, by THOMAS TRAHERNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That custom is a second nature, we
Last Line: While how the same is so I comprehend.
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Nature; Childhood


NATURE OF BEAUTY, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As sometimes whiteness forms in a clear sky
Last Line: Tell where we've really been, much less remain
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


NATURE'S LITTLE COMPENSATION, by S. MINANEL    Poem Source            
First Line: Beauty's depressed and tries to hid
Last Line: (she never looked good anyhow!)
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty


NECTAR OF APAM, by ENRIQUE GONZALEZ MARTINEZ    Poem Source            
First Line: Polychromatic beauty
Last Line: Nearly four centuries of sorrow and silence
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Beauty


NEGLECT, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Art quickens nature; care will make a face
Last Line: Neglected beauty perisheth apace.
Subject(s): Beauty


NEVER TOO LATE: CANZONE, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As then the sun sat lordly in his pride
Last Line: Her beauty far more brighter than the sun.
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Nature


NEVER TOO LATE: FRANCESCO'S ROUNDELAY, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sitting and sighing in my secret muse
Last Line: "wo worth the faults and follies of mine eye!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Love - Complaints; Man-woman Relationships; Men; Women; Youth; Male-female Relations


NEW BEAUTY, by LORETTA COWARD    Poem Text            
First Line: In after time this shall be beautiful
Last Line: Come and taste here of this eternity.
Subject(s): Beauty


NEW SPRING: 35, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Care not, if my love I'm telling
Last Line: But believes them poetry.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love


NIGHT OFF GALLIPOLI: 7. VOICE OF A FRENCH POET, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And so the songs must go unsung
Last Line: And I am well content.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Hearts; Singing & Singers; Nightmares


NO IMAGES, by WARING CURNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: She does not know / her own beauty,
Last Line: And dish water gives back no images.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Dancing & Dancers; Ignorance; Dullness; Stupdity


NO ONE SEES BEAUTY, by ANNE O'HARE MCCORMICK    Poem Text            
First Line: So many times have I made testaments
Last Line: And life tastes sweeter with each faltering breath.
Subject(s): Beauty


NO SECOND TROY, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why should I blame her that she filled my days
Last Line: Was there another troy for her to burn?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Beauty; Helen Of Troy; Love; Love - Complaints; Mythology - Classical; Troy; Women


NO WORDS CAN REACH, by ELEANOR G. R. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: Today, the world is gay with jewel trees
Last Line: It climbs a height that words can never reach!
Subject(s): Beauty


NOBODY HOME, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In matters intellectual she's somewhat ineffectual
Last Line: That such a lovely picture greets our eyes!
Subject(s): Beauty


NOLI ME TANGERE, by ELLEN GLINES    Poem Text            
First Line: Touch beauty, and she flies; laces of frost
Last Line: The intimate small kisses of the rain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Touch (sense)


NOMADS OF BEAUTY, by VYACHESLAV IVANOVICH IVANOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For you - ancestral acres
Last Line: Your steppe flowers like stars.
Subject(s): Beauty


NONPAREIL, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let others from the town retire
Last Line: Though I were sure 'twould end in pain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Flowers; Happiness; Love; Joy; Delight


NOT OUR GOOD LUCK, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not our good luck nor the instant peak and fulfillment of time gives us to see
Last Line: Of the far stars, remember we also have known beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty


NOVEMBER, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who said november's face was grim
Last Line: Knows she has sweetness all her own.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Forests; Life; November; Woods


NOVEMBER, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How has november won
Last Line: How close the tears!
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; November; Tears; World


O FORTUNATE FIELDS THROUGH WHICH MADONNA GOES, by PETRARCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: That is not kindled with my passionate pains
Alternate Author Name(s): Petrarca, Francesco
Subject(s): Beauty


OBERMAIS, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Obermais! Obermais! / charming bit of paradise
Last Line: Thou hast won my heart and soul!
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Happiness; Heaven; Life; Joy; Delight; Paradise


OBSERVATIONS IN THE ART OF ENGLISH POESY: 28, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rose-cheeked laura, come
Last Line: Selves eternal.
Variant Title(s): Silent Music;laura
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Seduction; Singing & Singers; Songs


OBSERVE THE ROSE-BUD ERE IT BLOWS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: Let time possess it when it dies
Subject(s): Beauty;flowers;roses;time


OCTOBER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now is the world a-muse, and earth and sky
Last Line: Down unillumined aisles the requiem wind.
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Mythology - Classical; Nature; October; Pan (mythology); Sky; World


OCTOBER, by HENRI DEWITT SAYLOR    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a murmur in the meadow
Last Line: For the pageantry of fall.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fields; Gardens & Gardening; October; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


ODE, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, whose soft and rosy hues
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Beauty; Drinks & Drinking; Wine


ODE, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To all that breathe the airs of heaven
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Beauty; Drinks & Drinking; Wine


ODE ON A GRECIAN URN, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou still unravished bride of quietness
Last Line: Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Carpe Diem; Elgin Marbles; Mortality


ODE TO A COUPLE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My queen, how beautiful
Last Line: She will marry me
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


ODE TO BEAUTY, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who gave thee, o beauty
Last Line: Unmake me quite, or give thyself to me!
Subject(s): Beauty


ODE TO SPRING, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark! Did ye hear them - the rumours afloat
Last Line: Bird-like to sing mid its own fragrant bower!
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Love; Spring; World


ODE TO THE EARLIEST SNOWDROP, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Chaste flower, I fear to do thee wrong!
Last Line: A rival host should mar.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Life; Winter


ODES II, 8. TO BARINE, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: If, o barine, you paid whatever penalty
Last Line: Recently virgins, fearful you will fascinate their husbands to dallying delay
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Beauty; Duplicity


ODES IV, 10. TO LIGURINUS, A BEAUTEOUS YOUTH, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis true, thou yet art fair, my ligurine
Last Line: Why am I old? Or why was ever young?
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Beauty; Old Age; Youth


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 8. AMORET, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If rightly tuneful bards decide
Last Line: Sweet amoret in all her prime.
Subject(s): Beauty


OF A CERTAIN GENEROUS LADY, by EDWARD RALPH CHEYNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Because this brook has quenched another's thirst
Last Line: Because she's not content with loving you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Ralph
Subject(s): Beauty; Generosity


OF BEAUTY, by JOHN HALL (1627-1656)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What do I here! What's beauty? 'las
Last Line: One fit for love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall Of Durham, John
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 32, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Only that it should be beautiful,
Subject(s): Beauty


OF MODESTY, SELECTION, by MARY MOLLINEUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus modesty, and spotless innocence
Last Line: The heart, where vertue should prevail and reign.
Subject(s): Beauty; Modesty; Virginity; Vestals


OF QUINTIA AND LESBIA, by GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quintia is handsome, fair, tall, straight, all these
Last Line: All graces and all wit from all hath bore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Subject(s): Beauty


OF TIME, by RICHARD FANSHAWE    Poem Text            
First Line: Let us use it whilst we may
Last Line: Love may return, but never lover.
Variant Title(s): Of Beauty
Subject(s): Beauty; Time; Transience; Impermanence


OF TRANSIENT BEAUTY, by SOPHIE JEWETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rose-flower and flower of grass and flower of flame
Last Line: The years may fashion an immortal name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burroughs, Ellen
Subject(s): Beauty; Transience; Universities & Colleges - Faculty; Wellesley College; Impermanence


OFF THE IRISH COAST, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gulls on the wind
Last Line: Ever for love that stung?
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Gulls; Ireland; Love; Seagulls; Irish


OH HEART BE GLAD, by LILLIE REED ZORTMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh heart, be glad, be strong as one who knows
Last Line: Oh heart be glad!
Subject(s): Beauty; Evening; Hearts; June; Sunset; Twilight


OH SHE IS AS LOVELY - OFTEN, by KENNETH PATCHEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And tallness stood upon the sky like a sparkling mane
Subject(s): Roman Empire; Beauty


OH, HER BEAUTY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, her beauty was such that it
Last Line: Till I had thanked god for so rescuing me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces


OH, MY LOVE HAS AN EYE OF THE SOFTEST BLUE, by CHARLES WOLFE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Eyes; Beauty


OLD YOUTH, by ORRICK JOHNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's nothing very beautiful and nothing very gay
Last Line: Than a tall stone temple that may stand too long.
Variant Title(s): Little Things
Subject(s): Beauty


OLIVE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who may praise her?
Last Line: She remembers.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hope; Love; Praise; Optimism


ON A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, by MARY RUSSELL MITFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look where she sits in languid loveliness
Last Line: The wind-flower, -----delicate and full of grace.
Subject(s): Beauty


ON A BEAUTY WITH ILL QUALITIES, by THOMAS WARTON THE ELDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mistaken nature here has join'd
Last Line: As unsuspected, as unseen.
Subject(s): Beauty; Deception; Duplicity; Deceit


ON A FAIR BEGGAR, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Barefoot and ragged, with neglected hair
Last Line: And those fair locks shall pour down showers of gold.
Subject(s): Beauty; Begging & Beggars; Cophetua, King (legend); Love


ON A JUNIPER-TREE, CUT DOWN TO MAKE BUSKS, by APHRA BEHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whilst happy I triumphant stood
Last Line: And of loves temple keep the door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Astraea; Behn, Afara; Behn, Apharra; Amis, Ayfara
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Soul; Trees


ON A LADY WHO FANCIED HERSELF A BEAUTY, by CHARLES SACKVILLE (1637-1706)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dorinda's sparkling wit and eyes
Last Line: That runs his link full in your face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dorset, 6th Earl Of; Middlesex, 1st Earl Of
Variant Title(s): On Dorinda
Subject(s): Beauty; China (porcelain); Love; Passion


ON A LONELY SPRAY, by JOSEPH STEPHENS    Poem Text            
First Line: Under a lonely sky a lonely tree
Last Line: All that is lonely, and is beautiful!
Subject(s): Beauty


ON A PAINTER, by MARGETTA FAUGERES    Poem Text            
First Line: When laura appeared, poor apelles complain'd
Last Line: The charms which destroy, or the charms which repair.
Subject(s): Beauty; Paintings & Painters


ON A PICTURE, by FREDERIC FAIRCHILD SHERMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Among the faces of these girls
Last Line: This garden in epitome.
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls


ON AN ANTIQUE MEDAL, by JOSE-MARIA DE HEREDIA (1842-1905)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wine which gave the antique ecstasy
Last Line: The immortal beauty of sicilian maids.
Subject(s): Arethusa; Beauty; Transience; Impermanence


ON AN ILL-NATURED BEAUTY, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rose's bloom her cheek adorns
Last Line: And in her tongue we find the thorns.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


ON AN ODDLY BEAUTIFUL FACE, by J. T. BARBARESE    Poem Source            
First Line: Looking at you
Last Line: To get to the end
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces


ON BEAUTY, by KENNETH KOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty is sometimes personified
Subject(s): Beauty


ON BEAUTY; A RIDDLE, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Resolve me, cloe, what is this
Last Line: Of idle tales, and foolish riddles.
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Kisses; Mythology; Ovid (43 B.c.-17 A.d.); Riddles


ON BEING MADE A PRESENT OF AN ANCIENT CHINESE STIRRUP, by HANIEL (CLARK) LONG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mandarin who set his foot in this
Last Line: A mountain view, a breath of mountain air?
Subject(s): Beauty; China; Nature


ON BEING SHEWN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SEAT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We grant they're thine, those beauties all
Last Line: For others to enjoy!
Subject(s): Beauty; Property


ON MRS. MARGARET PASTON, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So fair, so young, so innocent, so sweet
Last Line: Now she is gone, the world is of a piece.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On Mrs. Margaret Paston, Of Barningham, In Norfolk
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Youth; Dead, The


ON PASTORAL POETRY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, poesie! Thou nymph reserv'd
Last Line: The sternest move.
Subject(s): Nature; Beauty; Poetry & Poets


ON PRESENTING A MIRROR, TO BE PLACED IN LADIES' CLOAK ROOM, KNUTSFORD, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair dancers, since the privilege is mine
Last Line: Go! Smiling go! And bliss attend you all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Beauty; Facades; Mirrors; Appearances


ON SEEING A BEAUTIFUL BOY AT PLAY, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down the green slope he bounded. Raven curls
Last Line: I sigh to look upon thy face, young boy!
Subject(s): Beauty; Boys


ON THE DEATH AND WORKS OF MASTER GREENHAM, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some skilfull caruer helpe me to endorse
Last Line: But emulate thy works eternitie.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Graves; Time; Trees; Writing & Writers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE EPHEMERALNESS OF BEAUTY, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O cruel thou, while yet the best
Last Line: "why have I lost my pristine pep?"
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Beauty


ON THE SIGHT OF A GENTLEWOMAN'S FACE IN THE WATER, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand still, you floods! Do not deface
Last Line: A second venus rise.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces


ON TOMASIN PARSONS, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grow up in beauty, as thou do'st begin
Last Line: And be of all admired, tomasin.
Subject(s): Beauty


ON WHAT PLANET, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Uniformly over the whole countryside
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Planets


ON WHAT PLANET, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uniformly over the whole countryside
Last Line: On saturn, with the rings and all the moons'
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Planets


ONCE I WAS BEAUTIFUL ABOVE ALL WOMEN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Last Line: Now my grave is enveloped in cobwebs
Subject(s): Beauty; Death


ONE ONLY AIM AND THOUGHT, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When nature formed cassandra, who should move
Last Line: No aim or knowledge but the thought of her.
Subject(s): Beauty; Charm; Hearts; Love; Nature; Pain; Suffering; Misery


ONE SPAKE TO HELEN, by SYDNEY KING RUSSELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Your beauty is a lyric thing
Last Line: Your beauty—or my song?
Subject(s): Beauty


ORCHIDS, by JOSE SANTOS CHOCANO    Poem Source            
First Line: Freaks of bright crystal, airy beauties fair
Last Line: Without one touch of contact with the ground
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Orchids


ORGAN SONGS: I KNOW WHAT BEAUTY IS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know what beauty is, for thou
Last Line: All glory else is glorified.
Subject(s): Beauty; Christianity; God


ORLIE WILDE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A goddess, with a siren's grace
Last Line: "as mine to her -- as mine to her."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Dreams; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Sea; Nightmares; Ocean


ORPHAN GIRLS, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: They looked too beautiful
Last Line: Bearing no messages from the deep
Subject(s): Beauty; Solitude


OUR DAILY PATHS, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's beauty all around our paths, if but our watchful eyes
Last Line: By the beauty and the grief alike, we are training for the skies!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Beauty; Grief; Life; Sorrow; Sadness


OUR LIES AND THEIR BEAUTY, by BRUCE WEIGL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have loved most
Subject(s): Beauty; Lies


OUR SHARE, by KATE BUTLER    Poem Text            
First Line: We crave our share of beauty, then we strive
Last Line: With eye that's keen reaps beauty everywhere.
Subject(s): Beauty


OUTCRY, by ELLEN MAGRATH CARROLL    Poem Text            
First Line: I, loving beauty, must live
Last Line: Even you must not guess all my dearth!
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


OX-EYED DAISIES, by EMILY HENRIETTA HICKEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O bonny things that ne'er have toiled not
Last Line: And breathings even of the infinite.
Subject(s): Beauty; Daisies; Flowers; Sun


OZARKS PICTURESQUE, by DORIS ELIZABETH KROETER    Poem Text            
First Line: Purpling hills, with silver mist enshrining
Last Line: Thanking god that beauty fills his soul.
Subject(s): Beauty; Ozarks (mountains)


PALE-FACE, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark are those eyes, a solemn blue
Last Line: The very self that made you so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Beauty


PAMPINEA, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lying by the summer sea
Last Line: I slept and dreamed of italy!
Subject(s): Italy; Beauty; Italians


PANSIES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pansies! Pansies! How I love you, pansies
Last Line: Fair as in the long ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Pansies


PARAGUAYAN WOMAN, by IGNACIO ALBERTO PANE    Poem Source            
First Line: She was born like the sweetest warbling of the little
Last Line: And the blood of pelayo gave glory!
Subject(s): Beauty; Paraguay; Pelayo. First Christian King (d. 737); Women


PARENTALIA (1), by GEOFFREY HILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The here-and-now finds vigil transfiguring
Last Line: In the faint rasp of autumnal flowers
Subject(s): Beauty


PASQUE FLOWER RETURNS, by FANNIE BARRIER WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out on the prairies the earth is awaking
Last Line: Pasque flower returns!
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers


PASQUE'S RETURN, by FANNIE BARRIER WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the pasque! Again the gift of beauty
Last Line: Is lying in the beauty of the cup.
Subject(s): Beauty; Spring


PASSIONATE DOWSABELLA: 1, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh! The red rich honeysuckles
Last Line: Swung two butterflies in mid-air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Beauty; Kisses; Love


PASTELLE IN BLUE, by IDA MAY BORNCAMP    Poem Text            
First Line: Arabesques of morning
Last Line: Only fairies know.
Subject(s): Beauty; Morning


PATCHES OF GOLD FLARING UP UNEXPECTEDLY, by INGRID FICHTNER    Poem Source            
First Line: Patches of gold flaring up unexpectedly
Last Line: Silently very fast %tout autre part
Subject(s): Beauty; Sun; Time; Water


PATSY NELL, by LOUISE POBAR    Poem Text            
First Line: She is a child of divorce
Last Line: This gentle, lovely patsy nell.
Subject(s): Beauty


PAWNSHOP, by ZHU XIANG    Poem Source            
First Line: Beauty runs a pawnshop
Last Line: She has already closed the door
Subject(s): Beauty; Pawnshops


PEACE, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is this peace / that statesmen sign?
Last Line: For being man.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Peace


PEACH-BLOSSOM, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nightly the hoar-frost freezes
Last Line: And life shall never die!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Fruit; Life; Peaches; Spring; Dead, The


PENN CALVIN, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Search high and low, search up and down
Last Line: And glad the world is fair!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Calvinists; Life


PERIMEDES, THE BLACKSMITH: SONNET (3), by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is my love, for april is her face
Last Line: The rock will wear washed with a winter's rain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


PETER QUINCE AT THE CLAVIER, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Just as my fingers on these keys
Last Line: And makes a constant sacrament of praise.
Subject(s): Beauty; Lust; Music & Musicians; Susanna (bible); Women In The Bible


PHAON IN HADES, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To-day the very dead would love his face
Last Line: Of blame, were I to love his beauty less!
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Faces; Hades; Persephone; Tears; Dead, The; Proserpine; Proserpina


PHILOMELA: WOMAN'S EYES; A QUESTION, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On women nature did bestow two eyes
Last Line: Allow of two, and prove not nature vain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Women


PHYLLIS, by WILLIAM DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In petticoat of green
Last Line: Her hand seemed milk in milk, it was so white.
Alternate Author Name(s): Drummond, William
Subject(s): Beauty


PHYLLIS, by FREDERICK WILLIAM HENRY MYERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O painter, match an english bloom
Last Line: To make the lovely child more dear?
Alternate Author Name(s): Myers, Frederic
Subject(s): Beauty


PICTURES OF MOTHER, by STELLA PFEIFFER BAISCH    Poem Text            
First Line: My mother's picture as a girl
Last Line: The smile of mother mine.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mothers; Pictures


PIED BEAUTY, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Glory be to god for dappled things
Last Line: Praise him.
Subject(s): Beauty; Christianity; Environment; Fields; God; Language; Men; Nature; Religion; Worship; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Words; Vocabulary; Theology


PILGRIMAGE, by LAURA CAMPBELL    Poem Text            
First Line: I will tread on the golden grass of my bright field
Last Line: In the glow of the early day; and the east is red.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Immortality; Nature - Religious Aspects; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Travel; Walking; Belief; Creed; Journeys; Trips


PILLAR WORK, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the flowers, the lily blooms supreme
Last Line: Fell on their hearts, and heavenly release.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dreams; Flowers; Hearts; Peace; Dead, The; Nightmares


PIQUED, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: For beauty's sake she lives
Last Line: She 's not the entire show!
Subject(s): Beauty; Charm; Youth


PITILESS BEAUTY, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty will not let me rest
Subject(s): Beauty


PLATO, MELENDEZ, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source            
First Line: Plato was right, %melendez proves it
Last Line: The cherries, the jug
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Beauty; Paintings And Painters; Philosophy And Philosophers; Plato (428-348 B.c.); Poetry And Poets


POEM FOR JAMES WRIGHT, by ROBERT BLY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I read your lines
Last Line: Is still beautiful.
Subject(s): Beauty; Creative Ability; Loss; Salvation; War; Wright, James (1927-1980); Inspiration; Creativity


POEM OF THE ONE WORLD, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning / the beautiful white heron
Subject(s): Herons; Nature; Beauty


POET RECOGNIZING THE ECHO OF THE VOICE, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are burning
Last Line: You have used our skulls %for ashtrays
Subject(s): Absence; Beauty; Identity; Sexism; Women; Women's Rights


POET'S PLEDGE, by MELVIN STITES    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, it shall be my pleasure
Last Line: That it too come beautiful!
Subject(s): Beauty; Poetry & Poets


POINT BALBIANELLO, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From lake como's depths ascending
Last Line: And the poet's dream.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fear; Poetry & Poets; Roman Empire


PORTRAIT, by AVERY L. GILES    Poem Text            
First Line: Your sunny smile, so bright and gay
Last Line: Reposing on your empty head!
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Portraits


PORTRAIT, by HARRIET SEYMOUR POPOWSKI    Poem Text            
First Line: When rita fared along the village walk
Last Line: Breaking a heart—or brightening a day.
Subject(s): Beauty; Jealousy; Man-woman Relationships; Women; Male-female Relations


PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, by MARGARET BENGSTON SEVERNS    Poem Text            
First Line: She moves in her surrounding realm
Last Line: With naught but tawdry gold and jade?
Subject(s): Beauty; Mortality


PORTRAIT OF HIS MISTRESS, by ANACREON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, master of the rosy art
Last Line: O thou sweet face, speak to me
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Beauty; Portraits


POSSIBLE DEFINITIONS OF 'BEAUTY' AND 'HAPPINESS' [OR, POSSIBLES], by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Babies / cry / all / different
Last Line: Soft soft in the dark
Subject(s): Beauty


POST NUBES LUX, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sink, sullen rear-guard of the storm
Last Line: I half adore thee as divine.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Storms; Winter


PRAISE, by JAMES SULLIVAN STARKEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear, they are praising your beauty
Last Line: Sung in a sigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): O'sullivan, Seumas
Subject(s): Beauty


PRAISES IV: ON THE BEAUTY AND THE WONDERS OF WOMEN, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wake in the early dawn and my hand has fallen asleep
Last Line: "more of these shennhandigans could change the world without
Subject(s): Beauty; Economics; Politics & Government; Sex; Women


PREFERENCE, by CATHERINE LE MASTER ECKRICH    Poem Text            
First Line: I do not like to look too deep
Last Line: A truth I'd wish I did not know.
Subject(s): Beauty; Perception


PRESENTED TO MY YOUNGER BROTHER'S WIFE, YE NIANG, by XU YUAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Her marvelous beauty possesses the fragrant spring
Last Line: To gather greenery and enjoy a fine day together
Subject(s): Beauty


PRETTY, by B. J. BUHROW    Poem Source            
First Line: When charlene, my homely friend
Last Line: Gathered up enough courage %to meet me
Subject(s): Accidents; Beauty; Facades; Human Abnormalities; Survival


PRIE-DIEU, by DONALD DAVIDSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of what sins have you made confession here
Subject(s): Books & Reading; Beauty


PROGRESS, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Mid faery voices, none
Last Line: "on, on for aye!"
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Soul; Truth


PROGRESS OF BEAUTY, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first diana leaves her bed
Last Line: Send us new nymphs with each new moon
Subject(s): Beauty


PSYCHE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In her hand the little lamp, and
Last Line: For she amor naked spied.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Psyche (mythology)


PUS'HTO: THE BALLADE OF MUHAMMAD DIN TILAI, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: A twist of fresh flowers on your dark hair
Last Line: And your hair is a panther's shadow
Subject(s): Beauty;hair


PUT OUT THE LIGHT, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Put out the light; - and then
Last Line: To earth or sea or sky.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Light; Pain; Wind; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


Q & A, by ELTON GLASER    Poem Source            
First Line: Why must the beautiful always be
Last Line: Beauty has no use for you
Subject(s): Beauty


QUANT SOUVENIR ME RAMENTOIT, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was so assailed by the memory
Last Line: Then all this word means nothing at all
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Beauty


QUATORZAINS: 4. TO SOUND, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit, who steals from silence's embrace
Last Line: Or sleep for ever in my charmed ear.
Subject(s): Beauty; Grief; Sound; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness


QUATRAIN: BEAUTY, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High as a star, yet lowly as a flower
Last Line: Strikes, and, behold! The marvel of her face.
Subject(s): Beauty


QUATRAIN: THE UNIMAGINATIVE, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Each form of beauty's but the new disguise
Last Line: Never the earth's wild fairy-dance shall see.
Subject(s): Beauty


QUEEN OF THE VALLEY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art beautiful, queen of the valley
Last Line: Queen of the valley.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers


QUEST, by FLORENCE M. BENNELL    Poem Text            
First Line: In beauty's quest I may go far
Last Line: Along the path, near my own gate.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses


RACE, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Leave me here those looks of yours!
Last Line: Unto each that yet shall live.
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Beauty; Race Awareness; Youth


RAPUNZEL, by MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Think what it must have been like for her, caged
Last Line: Brave enough, their own minds not quick enough for %them to save themselves
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Women


RE-CREATON, by MARGUERITE CHAPMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Breathless, I awake: for lo!
Last Line: Break, break my heart again!
Subject(s): Beauty; Morning


REARMAMENT, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These grand and fatal movements toward death: the grandeur of the mass
Last Line: Dream-led masses down the dark mountain
Subject(s): Beauty; Pacifism; Peace Movements


REASON, FOLLY AND BEAUTY, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Reason, and folly, and beauty, they say
Last Line: Yes,—liked him still better in that than his own.
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Beauty; Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


REDFIELD FARM, MICHIGAN, by HERBERT BUCKLEN BRADY    Poem Text            
First Line: At dawn the ragged sun - glints splash the morning - glories' lips
Last Line: "oh god, our country, our land for always!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Farm Life; Love; Mourning; Agriculture; Farmers; Bereavement


REDISCOVERY, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more I go over your earthly body
Last Line: Waiting a marriage of heaven and hell in the bed of this world
Subject(s): Beauty; Explorers; Sex; Women; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


REEDS POLISH, by GUY BENNETT    Poem Source            
Last Line: Of beauty, %of water
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Nature


REFUSING YOU IMMORTALITY, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I should tell, unstinted
Last Line: Their own girls loveliest!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Beauty


REJECTED ADDRESSES: GEORGE BARNWELL, BY MOMUS MEDLAR, by JAMES SMITH (1775-1839)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: George barnwell stood at the shop-door
Last Line: Rum ti, &c.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Love


REJECTED ADDRESSES: PLAY-HOUSE MUSINGS, BY S. T. C., by JAMES SMITH (1775-1839)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My pensive public, wherefore look you sad?
Last Line: [exit hastily.
Subject(s): Beauty; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Life; Poetry & Poets; Theater & Theaters; Thought; Thinking


REJECTED ADDRESSES: THE LIVING LUSTRES, BY T. M., by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O why should our dull retrospective addresses
Last Line: Till set to the music of erin-go-bragh!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Moore, Thomas (1779-1852); Nature; Theater & Theaters


RELATIVITY, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Only this at last I say
Last Line: Distance is the breadth of the soul.
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Dreams; Life; Nightmares


REPLY, by AMORY HARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty, I seek your image in my heart
Last Line: And, somewhere in the wood, a thrush replied.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hutchinson, Amory Hare
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul; Vision


REPLY, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My poems no longer are 'beautiful'
Last Line: For beauty is made %and not lamented on
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Poetry And Poets


REPRISE, by LAWRENCE R. KAHN    Poem Text            
First Line: It was such a short time ago
Last Line: Yet today I read a poem—?
Subject(s): Beauty; Poetry & Poets


RHODOPE, by RUFINUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast hera's eyes, thou hast pallas' hands
Last Line: But a god who shall win that heart of thine!
Subject(s): Beauty


RHYME-PROSE ON THE GODDESS OF THE LO, by TS'AO CHIH    Poem Source            
First Line: Leaving the capital
Last Line: I stayed lost in hesitation and could not break away
Alternate Author Name(s): Tzu-chien
Subject(s): Beauty


RICH AND RARE WERE THE GEMS SHE WORE, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Upon erin’s honor and erin’s pride!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Ireland; Beauty


ROMANCERO: BOOK 1. HISTORIES: VOYAGE BY NIGHT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The half-moon peer'd from the darksome clouds
Last Line: Our number then was two.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Moon; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: WOOD SOLITUDE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In former days, in my life's young morning
Last Line: As if she some fearful spectre had seen.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fairies; Forests; Life; Solitude; Elves; Woods; Loneliness


ROMANTIC FOOL, by HAROLD MONRO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Romantic fool who cannot speak!
Last Line: Romantic fool who cannot speak.
Subject(s): Beauty


ROSE PETALS, by JAMES CHRISTIAN LINDBERG    Poem Text            
First Line: I looked within the petals of a rose
Last Line: Within the petals of a rose.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Roses


ROSES ONLY, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You do not seem to realise that beauty is a liability rather than
Last Line: Your thorns are the best part of you.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses


ROSINA: SONG, by FRANCES (MOORE) BROOKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her mouth, which a smile
Subject(s): Mouths; Beauty


ROTHKO'S YELLOW, by DEAN YOUNG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What I don't understand is the beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty


RUTH, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She stood breast high amid the corn
Last Line: Share my harvest and my home.
Subject(s): Autumn; Beauty; Jews; Love; Ruth (bible); Seasons; Women In The Bible; Youth; Fall; Judaism


SADNESS BORN OF BEAUTY, by RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All beautiful things bring sadness, nor alone
Last Line: From the clear sky, or waters pure of stain?
Subject(s): Beauty


SAILOR, by VICENTE HUIDOBRO    Poem Source            
First Line: That bird flying for the first time
Last Line: Who mends torn horizons
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses


SAME OLD SONNET, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: I would a moment of my time engage
Last Line: That one can't fathom it with fourteen lines.
Subject(s): Beauty; Creative Ability; Man-woman Relationships; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Inspiration; Creativity; Male-female Relations


SAMPLES, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me not all-this severed bit
Last Line: The bottom of an empty cup!
Subject(s): Beauty; Creation


SAN DIEGO AND MATISSE: 1. INSIDE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A TREE, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful women in smoky blue culottes
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; San Diego, California; Seashore; Tourists; Travel; Women; Beach; Coast; Shore; Journeys; Trips


SAN DIEGO AND MATISSE: 1. INSIDE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A TREE, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful women in smoky blue culottes
Last Line: Smell of saltwater swimming in the room
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; San Diego, California; Seashore; Tourists; Travel; Women


SARA, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sara stays at home. / her looks are plain
Last Line: A white cloth against the glass
Subject(s): Beauty; Grief; Insanity; Paintings & Painters; Suicide; Voices; Sorrow; Sadness; Madness; Mental Illness


SAY NOT THAT BEAUTY IS AN IDLE THING, by ROBIN ERNEST WILLIAM FLOWER    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Beauty


SEA LAVENDER, by LOUISE MOREY BOWMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My puritan grandmother! - I see her now
Last Line: In her dear treasures of sea shells and weed.
Subject(s): Beauty; Grandparents; Sea; Shells; Treasures; Weeds; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Ocean; Conchology


SEAL, by GEORGE O'NEIL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty's a stallion plunging in your mind
Last Line: Neigh in the flowery chasm.
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Horses


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: 7. THE MEASURE OF BEAUTY, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give beauty all her right
Last Line: My sovereign is as sweet and fair.
Subject(s): Beauty; Worship


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 20, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her rosy cheeks, her ever smiling eyes
Last Line: Are only greedy of reward.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love – Unrequited


SECRETS, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Blonde charlotte's face is aquiline
Last Line: "that rare coquette—""which?"" you must guess!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Man-woman Relationships; Polygamy; Secrets; Male-female Relations


SEEING A STRANGE WOMAN DEAD, by A. G. BECKMANN    Poem Text            
First Line: She died in her fullest beauty
Last Line: May god be with her lovers!
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; God; Dead, The


SEEKING BEAUTY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Cold winds can never freeze, nor thunder sour
Last Line: My life's a cheat, let death end my distress.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty


SELF-EXAMINATION, by ELAINE TERRANOVA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: He might be tethered
Last Line: To do with us? – madly flashing in the light.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cancer, Breast; Radiology; Regret


SEPIA FASHION SHOW, by MAYA ANGELOU    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Their hair, pomaded, faces jaded
Last Line: You got at miss ann's scrubbing
Subject(s): African Americans – Women; Beauty


SERAPION, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come hither, child! Thou silent, shy
Last Line: Thy father now, thy brother then.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Love; Soul; Childhood


SHADOWS, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A song of shadows: never glory was
Last Line: The shadow of thy beauty over me.
Subject(s): Beauty; Shadows


SHANE ONEILLS CAIRN, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When you and I on the palos verdes cliff
Last Line: How beautiful are both these nothings
Subject(s): Life; Death; Beauty; Dead, The


SHE IS NOT FASHIONED, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She is not fashioned to command
Last Line: Ordained to bless this world below.
Subject(s): Beauty; Future Life; Saints; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


SHE IS SO PRETTY, by PIERRE JEAN DE BERANGER    Poem Text            
First Line: She is so pretty, the girl I love
Last Line: Though she's so pretty, and I am so plain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Simplicity


SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She walks in beauty, like the night
Last Line: A heart whose love is innocent!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; Love


SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY, by VARIS SHAH    Poem Source            
First Line: Her lips are scarlet-red as rubies
Last Line: Their stake is lost to start with
Subject(s): Beauty


SHE WAS A BEAUTY, by HENRY CUYLER BUNNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She was a beauty in the days
Last Line: When madison was president.
Subject(s): Beauty; Past


SHE'S FAIR AND FALSE, by GEORGE LUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She's fair and false! That such a heart
Last Line: Fade icy-cold in depths and gloom.
Subject(s): Beauty; Duplicity; Women; Deceit


SHOULD I SUDDENLY, by MARY PRUDENCE MORTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Should I suddenly call you beautiful
Last Line: Oh, beautiful, do you understand me?
Subject(s): Beauty


SIEGE: 7, by LJUBA MERLINA BORTOLANI    Poem Source            
First Line: Great is my power over all your movements
Last Line: Regret for having been afraid of beauty
Subject(s): Beauty


SILENCE, by SYDNEY KING RUSSELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Silence walks through the city
Last Line: How beautiful she was.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cities; Silence; Urban Life


SILENT SHE STOOD BEFORE ME, IN THE LIGHT, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The idol of our worship to adore
Subject(s): Beauty


SKY SONG, by ROBERT DESNOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flower of the alps told the seashell: 'you're shining'
Last Line: I said: she's beautiful, so beautiful, she moves me
Subject(s): Surrealism; Beauty


SLEET STORM, by GLENNYS RIVOLA    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a thought that haunts me in the night
Last Line: Is pain the only soil where splendor grows?
Subject(s): Affliction; Beauty; Ice; Night; Storms; Bedtime


SMYRNA, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The 'ornament of asia' and the 'crown'
Last Line: Her rise, make asia's fall magnificent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Asia; Beauty; Death; Nature; Sea; Far East; East Asia; Orient; Dead, The; Ocean


SNOWQUEENSNOWKING, by KINGA FABO    Poem Source            
First Line: When I was beautiful with hate and around-around / when
Last Line: But already it wasn't possible
Subject(s): Beauty


SO GAY A FLOWER BEREAVED THE MIND, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tradition ought to know
Subject(s): Beauty


SOLID LIKE THE CRADLE, by DOMINIQUE FOURCADE    Poem Source            
Last Line: Song of the blessed sharp breaks in the breath and opening the oyster there's a moment of hush
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Flowers; Roses


SOMALI SHOPPING FOR ORGANIC FIGS, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was walking out of the health food store
Subject(s): Beauty; Surprise; Women


SOME FOLKS IN LOOKS TAKE SO MUCH PRIDE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: But ain't he beautiful within!
Subject(s): Beauty


SOME PENCIL-PICTURES: TAKE AT SARATOGA, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your novel-writers make their ladies tall
Last Line: The dearest objects of their fondest pride!
Subject(s): Beauty; Saratoga, New York; Women


SOMEDAY, by FLORA SHUFELT RIVOLA    Poem Text            
First Line: Someday my needy fingers
Last Line: And beauty will call me friend.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONET WRITTEN IN PRAYSE OF THE BROWNE BEAUTIE ..., by GEORGE GASCOIGNE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The thriftles thred which pampred beauty spinnes
Last Line: Twixt faire and foule therefore, twixt great and small, %a lovely nutbrowne face is best of all
Variant Title(s): The Thriftles Thred Which Pampred Beauty Spinnes
Subject(s): Beauty


SONG, by MAXWELL STRUTHERS BURT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You're as lovely as a dawn of winds
Last Line: In the passionate, silent forest way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burt, Struthers
Subject(s): Beauty; Forests; Nature; Woods


SONG, by FRANCIS HOPKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty and merit now are join'd
Last Line: Is sure too much for me
Subject(s): Beauty


SONG, by ALFRED DE MUSSET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said to my heart, to my restless heart
Last Line: "but makes the pains of the past more dear!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Healing; Melodies; Cures


SONG, by GIL VICENTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou art sleeping, maiden
Last Line: And waters wide and fleet.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SONG, by GIL VICENTE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grace and beauty has the maid
Last Line: Cattle, vale or mountain range %as beautiful as she?
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SONG, by EDMUND WALLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, lovely rose
Last Line: That are so wondrous sweet and fair.
Variant Title(s): The Rose
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; Carpe Diem; Flowers; Love; Modesty; Roses; Transience; Impermanence


SONG (4), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw her; she was lovely
Last Line: And hailed the coming day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Marriage; Pain; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Suffering; Misery


SONG AT MIDNIGHT, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brothers, / this big woman
Last Line: If you do not?
Subject(s): Women; Size & Shape; Beauty


SONG AT MIDNIGHT, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brothers,/this big woman
Last Line: If you do not?
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; Spiritual Life; United States - Race Relations; Women & Religion


SONG FOR A DANCER, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dream my love goes riding out
Last Line: U[pn my lips they laid
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


SONG FOR A DANCER, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dream my love goes riding out
Last Line: Upon my lips they laid'
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


SONG FROM THE MOUNTAIN CHANT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: The voice that beautifies the land
Last Line: The voice that beautifies the land
Subject(s): Beauty;flowers;nature


SONG OF THE OPEN LAND, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We of the open country
Last Line: Hail, from the open land!
Variant Title(s): Song Of The Open Road
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Singing & Singers; Songs


SONG TO FANNY, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy bloom is soft, thine eyes are bright
Last Line: United in the skies for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love; Singing & Singers


SONG TO ONE WHO, WHEN I PRAIS'D MY MISTRESS' BEAUTY, SAID I WAS BLIND, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wonder not, though I am blind
Last Line: Then are you blinder far than I.
Subject(s): Beauty; Blindness; Visually Handicapped


SONG, IN DEPRECATION OF PULCHRITUDE, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty (so the poets say)
Last Line: My attention from my work!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Beauty


SONG: 111, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love doth again
Last Line: She shall my heart obtain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 55, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like as the wind with raging blast
Last Line: Of evil sown seed such is the fruit.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Of Love
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Grief; Life; Wind; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 6, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first upon your tender cheek
Last Line: They sicken, and expire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Babies; Beauty; Infants


SONG: A BEAUTIFUL MISTRESS, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If, when the sun at noon displays
Last Line: Both light and darkness, night and day.
Variant Title(s): Night And Day To His Mistress
Subject(s): Beauty


SONG: GOOD COUNSEL TO A YOUNG MAID, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gaze not on thy beauty's pride
Last Line: A perpetual blush to thine.
Subject(s): Pride; Beauty; Love – Nature Of


SONG: MURDERING BEAUTY, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll gaze no more on her bewitching face
Last Line: I surfeit with excess of joy, and die.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONG: ON HEARING A SONG IN PRAISE OF A LADY'S BEAUTY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis not the lily-brow I prize
Last Line: The look that love alone can see!
Subject(s): Beauty


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 105, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is that spreading light far over the sea
Last Line: But yvonne with her scarlet mouth?
Subject(s): Beauty


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 107, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What lies across my lonely bed
Last Line: The rose of beauty of all time?
Subject(s): Beauty


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 35, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eyes like summer after sundown
Last Line: When the wind is gone.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 62, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There sighed along the garden path
Last Line: Spreads like a madness among men.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 63, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And then I knew the first vague bliss
Last Line: Of launcelot and guinevere!
Subject(s): Lilith; Beauty


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 64, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew, by that diviner sense
Last Line: To glad one mortal lover more.
Subject(s): Beauty; Passion


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 79, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her hair was crocus yellow
Last Line: Dies in the aspen tree.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love – Loss Of


SONGS OUT OF THE ORIENT: A BAGHDAD LOVER, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O queen of beauty, who hast conquered
Last Line: I see the stars shine and white lilies bloom!
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SONGS, SET TO MUSIC BY THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS: 12, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Morella, charming without art
Last Line: My gratitude maintains.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Charm; Hearts; Passion


SONGS, SET TO MUSIC BY THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS: 20, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Phillis, give this humour over
Last Line: Live in far more perfect joy.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Happiness; Pride; Women; Youth; Belief; Creed; Joy; Delight; Self-esteem; Self-respect


SONGS, SET TO MUSIC BY THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS: 25, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chloe beauty has and wit
Last Line: And kindly help to quench the fire.
Subject(s): Beauty; Charm; Mercy; Women


SONGS, SET TO MUSIC BY THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS: 28, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whilst others proclaim
Last Line: And there is no living without her.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cupid; Flowers; Kisses; Lips; Love; Nymphs; Roses; Eros


SONNET, by HENRY CONSTABLE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lady's presence makes the roses red
Last Line: Falls from mine eyes, which she dissolves in showers
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers


SONNET, by ALBERT COOTE    Poem Text            
First Line: Your souls are blinded and your eyes deceived
Last Line: And search her out with unencumbered eyes.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the golden book of spirit and sense
Last Line: But see not twice unveiled the veiled god's face.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SONNET, by HAROLD VINAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have touched hands with peace and loveliness
Last Line: The lovely beauty of an evening star.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET (13), by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pent in this common sphere of sensual shows
Last Line: Earth presses closely, -- heaven is cold and far.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET IN ASSONANCE, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A thousand bluebells blossom in the wood
Subject(s): Nature; Beauty; Solitude; Loneliness


SONNET SEQUENCE: 1, by CONDE BENOIST PALLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I care not what the colour of her hair
Last Line: Such wondrous beauty in so fair a shrine.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET TO A CERTAIN POET, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At beauty's altar fervent acolyte
Last Line: Where wordsworth stands, feeding the multitudes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Beauty; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


SONNET TO A PAINTER ATTEMPTING DELIA'S PORTRAIT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rash painter! Canst thou give the orb of day
Last Line: Fairer than venus, daughter of the sea.
Variant Title(s): Sonnets Of Abel Shufflebottom: 2
Subject(s): Beauty; Disdain; Mythology - Classical; Paintings And Painters; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Venus (goddess); Women; Scorn


SONNET TO G. H. B., by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You comfort me as one that, knowing fate
Last Line: Some demon works unseen, and saps the pile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Boker, George Henry (1823-1890); Fate; Grief; Love; Destiny; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNET TO LADY FITZGERALD, IN HER SEVENTIETH YEAR, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such age how beautiful! O lady bright
Last Line: As pensive evening deepens into night.
Subject(s): Beauty; Old Age; Women


SONNET TO MANON: DEPRECIATING HER BEAUTY, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love not thy perfections. When I hear
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET TO MANON: THE POWER OF HER BEAUTY, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am lighthearted now. An hour ago
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET, TO GENERVA (2), by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy cheek is pale with thought, but not from woe
Last Line: I worship more, but cannot love thee less.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): Heavenly And Earthly Beauty Combined
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET, TO GENEVRA, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thine eyes' blue tenderness, thy long fair hair
Last Line: With nought remorse can claim -- nor virtue scorn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: 106, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When in the chronicle of wasted time
Last Line: Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
Variant Title(s): "beauty Beyond Praise;to His Love;""when In The Chronicle Of Wasted Time"";
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; Love


SONNET: 130, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun
Last Line: As any she belied with false compare.
Variant Title(s): "my Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun"";common Sense;shakespeare Refuses To Praise His Mistress;
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Love


SONNET: 18, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not megaboetes nor cleonymus
Last Line: Can win my ganymede; with them t'abide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Ganymede (mythology); Beauty; Love - Erotic


SONNET: 18, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Last Line: So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Variant Title(s): "shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?"";to His Love;
Subject(s): Admiration; Art & Artists; Beauty; Change; Flowers; Immortality; Love; Roses; Summer; Transience; Impermanence


SONNET: 186, by LUIS DE CAMOENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those eyes, whence love diffused his purest light
Last Line: But for his own sad fate, thus wrapt in starless night!
Alternate Author Name(s): Camoes, Luis De; Camoens, Luiz Vaz De
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: 19, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah no; nor I my selfe: though my pure love
Last Line: Are dearest unto me, as doth ensue.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Ganymede (mythology); Beauty; Love - Erotic; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 2, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beuty and maiesty are falne at ods
Last Line: The lists of love, fought in faire beauties field.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SONNET: 20. PICTURE OF A YOUNG LADY, by WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was sitting, sad, and all alone
Subject(s): Memory; Beauty; Youth, Aging


SONNET: 26, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is not blind. I see with single eye
Last Line: I wonder only why they prize it so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love - Nature Of


SONNET: 30, by ARTHUR DAVISON FICKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You mean, my friend, you do not greatly care
Last Line: Of days when I shall please your taste, my friend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Knish, Anne
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Change; Friendship; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


SONNET: 41, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet why, of one who loved thee not, command
Last Line: And cry: such eyes a better poet need.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: 43, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The candour of the gods is in thy gaze
Last Line: And a lost music I remember well.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: 45, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare
Last Line: Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Euclid (450-374 B.c.)


SONNET: 46, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I survey the harvest of the year
Last Line: How beauty can be true and virtue fair.
Subject(s): Beauty; Virtue


SONNET: 65, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
Last Line: That in black ink my love may still shine bright.
Variant Title(s): "time And Love (2);""since Brass, Nor Stone, Nor Earth, Nor Boundless Sea"";
Subject(s): Beauty; Language; Men; Time; Words; Vocabulary


SONNET: BEAUTY, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eternal beauty, truth's interpreter
Last Line: Veiled in rich vestures, loved but still unknown.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: IN PRAISE OF DELIA, by JOHN CODRINGTON BAMPFYLDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold is the senseless heart that never strove
Alternate Author Name(s): Bamfylde, John
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: OF BEAUTY AND DUTY, by DANTE ALIGHIERI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two ladies to the summit of my mind
Last Line: And duty in the lofty ends of life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dante; Alighieri, Dante
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET: THE BEAUTIFUL; TO STELLA, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All things of beauty are not theirs alone
Last Line: Or in my neighbor's garden blooms for me!
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNET:17. ON ACCIDENTALLY MEETING A LADY, NOW NO MORE, by WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When last we parted, thou wert young and fair
Subject(s): Beauty; Transience; Aging; Impermanence


SONNETS FOR BEAUTY, by STANTON ARTHUR COBLENTZ    Poem Text            
First Line: Scatter no tears for beauty culled and slain
Last Line: Of that which steeps the heavens and earth in light.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNETS OF ABEL SHUFFLEBOTTOM: 1. DELIA AT PLAY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She held a cup and ball of ivory white
Last Line: Who on that dart impales my bosom's gem?
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Man-woman Relationships; Play; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Women; Male-female Relations


SONNETS OF MANHOOD: 3. BEAUTY UNLOOKED FOR, by GEORGE BARLOW (1847-1913)    Poem Text            
First Line: Not sweeter was the breast of venus white
Last Line: Where silver ripples chime on english shore.
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNETS OF MANHOOD: 7. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, by GEORGE BARLOW (1847-1913)    Poem Text            
First Line: Ah! Beauty, let me wake thee with a kiss!
Last Line: Lock thou thine hand in mine,—and have no fear!
Subject(s): Beauty


SONNETS TO MIRANDA: 13, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew it well; an enemy has been near
Last Line: Who came to wound me -- and worse still, to stain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Muses


SONNETS TO MIRANDA: 7, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man, said the chief of sophists, is born free
Last Line: Lady! Is gathered up and sheaved in you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Beauty; Freedom; Soul; Liberty


SONNETS TO MIRANDA: 9, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If all the thoughts of all the minds of men
Last Line: And beauty perfect from the hands of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Beauty; Reason; Sea; Thought; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Ocean; Thinking


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wouldst thou give me a heavy jewelled crown
Last Line: Where shall be then the beauty of the globe?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Evening; World; Sunset; Twilight


SONNETS: 8. BELOVED EYES, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dearest, beneath your lashes' shadow bides
Last Line: With wings of pity once more wash them clean.
Subject(s): Beauty; Doves; Eyes; Love


SOS, by KENNETH FEARING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is posted in the clubrooms
Subject(s): Beauty


SOUL BEAUTY, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Grace incarnate, glory's heir
Last Line: Ripened for supernal glory.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Soul; Time; Youth


SOUTH OF THE ALPS, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Signorina angeli, veteran of vogue
Last Line: Tell me - why doesn't anything last?
Subject(s): Beauty; Italy; Transience


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 10, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: With a flower I compared you
Last Line: While all fall in love with you
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 150, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: To me you are the sun
Last Line: In the air they go, %in the air
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 162, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I often pass by the bridge
Last Line: If you love me, the same shall I do
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 33, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I heard the praise of your beauty
Last Line: And your slender waist
Subject(s): Beauty


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 36, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: My love
Last Line: When she wakes up in the morning
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love; Roses


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 37, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Beautiful rosy carnation
Last Line: Are mine and not yours
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 40, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Like the water crystalline
Last Line: Just a bit more beautiful
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 44, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: My beloved is prettier
Last Line: Which open out in the morning
Subject(s): Beauty; Carnations; Flowers


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 45, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: A face like your little face
Last Line: Can show so much beauty
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 46, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The lily is purity
Last Line: You, my constant love
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Passion


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 5, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The tiles of your roof
Last Line: Must belong to me
Subject(s): Beauty


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 6, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The tiles of your roof are wanting
Last Line: In the month of april born
Subject(s): Beauty; Spring


SPINNING SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My sisters plucked green leaves at morn
Last Line: For the beauty of your eyes.
Subject(s): Beauty; Festivals; Flowers; Folk Songs - Indian; Music & Musicians; Spring; Fairs; Pageants


SPIRITUAL BEAUTY, by E. JUSTINE BAYARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That pale and shadowy beauty
Alternate Author Name(s): Cutting, E. Justine
Subject(s): Spiritual Life; Beauty


SPRING FANTASIES: 2. THE SPRING RETURNS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring returns! Not as a strange newcomer
Last Line: May rest, but gypsy-like fleets on for ever.
Subject(s): Beauty; Memory; Nature; Spring


SPRING FANTASIES: 6. AS FLUTES OF ARCADY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The purity of water and the peace
Last Line: And hero-deeds along a hundred hills!
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Dreams; Poetry & Poets; Truth; Water; Childhood; Nightmares


SPRING IN THE PARK, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This day of april ardors, a careless passerby
Last Line: Blossomed and blessed the hour, redeemed the town.
Subject(s): April; Beauty; Happiness; Japan; Parks; Peace; Spring; Joy; Delight; Japanese


SPRINGTIDE OF THE SOUL, by ARTHUR W. UPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flesh to fragrant whitening of the bough
Last Line: Deep meanings, silent, 'mid earth's melodies.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Spring; Thought; Thinking


STALKING BEAUTY, by JOSEPHINE INGRAM    Poem Text            
First Line: Trotting ahead like an eager hound
Last Line: The trail leads on with its nose to the ground.
Subject(s): Beauty


STANZAS ADDRESSED TO ... LADY VISCOUNTESS KIRKWALL, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What tho' with feeble hand I strike the lyre
Last Line: Of simple beauty, but of lasting hues.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Beauty


STANZAS FOR MUSIC (3), by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There be none of beauty's daughters / with a magic like thee;
Last Line: Like the swell of summer's ocean.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): For Music;nature's Daughter
Subject(s): Beauty


STANZAS TO THE MARQUISE, by PIERRE CORNEILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Marquise, if on my face you spy
Last Line: Whose printed word may bless or blight you.
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Time


STARK BEAUTY, by MARGARETTE BALL DICKSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The cities rise in high serated peaks
Last Line: A fitting symbol of the age of steel.
Subject(s): Beauty


STARLIGHT DISTILLETH, by HERBERT TRENCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tree by tree filleth
Last Line: All earth is quiet.
Subject(s): Stars; Beauty; Night


STARS WHICH SEE, STARS WHICH DO NOT SEE, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They sat by the water. The fine women
Last Line: And then its promise, but never the water.
Subject(s): Beauty; Seine (river), France; Water; Women


STAY THOU, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay thou thy beauty, lovely shape and / shadow
Last Line: And hold thy hand still bare against the east.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Trees


STELLA AND FLAVIA, by MARY BARBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stella and flavia every hour
Last Line: Each day give stella more.
Subject(s): Women; Charm; Beauty


STOLEN MONEY, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Stolen money softpedals the darkness
Last Line: And a slim man facing the door of hell %beats with a golden hammer.
Subject(s): Beauty; Crime And Criminals; Greed


STREETS, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I wandered through the eight hundred and eight streets of the city
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; City & Town Life


SUBLIME ILLUSION, by FLORENCE BROOKS    Poem Text            
First Line: I cannot wait until hallucination
Last Line: In beauty wrought, or in the sky, a vision.
Alternate Author Name(s): Malone, John, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hallucinations & Illusions; Vision


SUDDEN BEAUTY, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go look around the house corner
Last Line: Or, maybe, immortality.
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Immortality; Stars; World


SUNLIGHT THROUGH A WINDOW, by HAZEL HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty streamed into my hand
Last Line: Like a scar.
Subject(s): Beauty


SURUGA DANCE (AZUMA ASOBI UTA), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Ah! On udo beach
Last Line: The seven precious stones %beautiful from head to toe
Subject(s): Beauty


SUSTENANCE, by VERLIE PARRY STORY GILES    Poem Text            
First Line: Her heart is fragrant, garden place
Last Line: Dispends sustenance of loveliness.
Subject(s): Beauty; Gardens & Gardening


SWEET MAID, by BHARTRIHARI    Poem Source            
First Line: Sweet maid, you perform a singular feat
Last Line: But with strands of your beauty
Alternate Author Name(s): Bhartrhari
Subject(s): Beauty


SWEET SIXTEEN, by H. W. BANKS    Poem Text            
First Line: Her voice - like rich and mellow notes
Last Line: What must the blossom be?
Subject(s): Beauty


SWEET TALK, by FERREIRA GULLAR    Poem Source            
First Line: You're more beautiful than a silvery ball
Last Line: As the cuban revolution
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


SYLVIA IN THE SPRINGTIME, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Voice of the youth of the year
Last Line: Oh, to see sylvia's face!
Subject(s): Beauty; Singing & Singers; Youth


SYMPHONY, by BORGHILD LEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Brazilian palm-trees
Last Line: Walking to the sea --
Subject(s): Beauty; Brazil; Girls; Brazilians


SYNONYMS, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where eons back earth slipped and cracked
Subject(s): Beauty; Reality; Nature


TAME CAT, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It rests me to be among beautiful women
Last Line: "is both stimulating and delightful."
Subject(s): Beauty


TAUT FORM / SLENDER / TAUT AND SLENDER, by DOMINIQUE FOURCADE    Poem Source            
Last Line: Iris good thunder oh put on your fatigues
Subject(s): Absence; Beauty; Flowers; Love; Roses


TESTIMONY, by ELSIE J. COSLER CAMPBELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Testimony comes
Last Line: Witness to the rose.
Subject(s): Beauty


THAT EVENING, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: What the most beautiful woman god created
Last Line: May not be repeated
Subject(s): Beauty


THE ANACREONTICS: 8, by JACOPO VITTORELLI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw her (o transcendent sight
Last Line: Have felt them in my heart ere this.
Alternate Author Name(s): Vittorelli, Iacop
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


THE ANGEL IN THE HOUSE: BOOK 2. CANTO 2. PRELUDE. BEAUTY, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty deludes. O shaft well shot
Last Line: Hangs such a jewel in its snout.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE ARMOUR OF THE ROSE, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The gorse by her parent, the golden broom
Last Line: —to ward off the cattle miscall'd menkind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses


THE ARRAIGNMENT OF A LOVER, by GEORGE GASCOIGNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At beauty's bar as I did stand
Last Line: Ever or never
Subject(s): Beauty; False Accusations


THE ARROW, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought of your beauty, and this arrow
Last Line: I could weep that the old is out of season.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire


THE ART OF ALMA-TADEMA, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no song his colours cannot sing
Last Line: A goddess with a wealth of tawny hair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty


THE AWAKENING, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beauties of the world do master me
Last Line: And make my nest and sing the joy thereof.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Kisses; Love; Soul; Nightmares


THE BAKERY WAITRESS, by JAMES OPPENHEIM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What face lifts, so perfect in profile?
Last Line: Curious, how very blind these eaters can be!
Subject(s): Bakeries And Bakers; Beauty


THE BATHER, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the sea-wind ruffles
Last Line: Of the fragrant daphne.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Beauty; Daphne (mythology); Nudity; Rome, Italy; Sea; Nakedness; Ocean


THE BAYADERE, by ALAN SEEGER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flaked, drifting clouds hide not the full moon's rays
Last Line: The nimbus of a thousand hearts' desire.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE BEAR'S SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I have taken the woman of beauty
Last Line: For her I made this song and for her I sing it
Subject(s): Beauty;haida Indians;love;native Americans;women; Indians Of America;american Indians;indians Of South America


THE BEAUTIFUL, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three things there are more beautiful
Last Line: Showing her child before it is born.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE BEAUTIFUL, by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beautiful! What is not perfect hero below
Last Line: Who scorn the giver, and his gifts despise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): Beauty


THE BEAUTIFUL BEESHAREEN BOY, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful, black-eyed boy
Last Line: Home to thy orphaned nile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Arabs; Beauty; Children; Egypt; Childhood


THE BEAUTIFUL CITY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beautiful city! Forever
Last Line: And loosen the trump at the gates.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cities; Fantasy; Sea; Urban Life; Ocean


THE BEAUTY, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O do not praise my beauty more
Last Line: My cheek begins to clam.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE BEAUTY OF GOOD DREAMS, by OWEN REDINGTON WASHBURN    Poem Text            
First Line: How rich the world in beauty of good dreams!
Last Line: Dream thou great dreams and make more fair the earth.
Variant Title(s): Good Dreams
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Soul; Nightmares


THE BEAUTY OF THINGS, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To feel and speak the astonishing beauty of things – earth, stone and water
Last Line: The love, lust, longing: reasons, but not the reason
Subject(s): Nature; Landscape; Beauty


THE BEND OF THE ROAD, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, that bend of the road, how it baffles, yet
Last Line: I must go to the end—I must know what comes after.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Solitude; Loneliness


THE BIRD OF PARADISE, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art perfected splendor without the / peacock's feet
Last Line: With the cunning of a blow-pipe may bring thy beauty down.
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Heaven; Paradise


THE BLACKSMITH'S DAUGHTER, by JAMES H. STODDART    Poem Text            
First Line: Away, philosophy and creeds!
Last Line: Thy dawn of love, fair musing maid!
Subject(s): Beauty; Daughters; Knowledge


THE BODY, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I had dreamed and dreamed what woman's beauty was
Last Line: Over age that darkens, and griefs that destroy?
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Flowers; Roses; Women


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD: HE SINGETH IN THE UNDERWORLD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Pure is the body in the earth
Last Line: And goest on the way
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology - Egyptian


THE BRIDE, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All veiled in white and silver
Last Line: The red red roses grew.
Subject(s): Beauty; Brides; Flowers; Love; Roses


THE BRIGHT DARK, by HOWARD MCKINLEY CORNING    Poem Text            
First Line: Forever conscript to profoundest dark
Last Line: Assume terrestial orbit with the sun's.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Soul; Dead, The


THE BROWN BEAUTY, by EDWARD HERBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While the two contraries of black and white
Last Line: You more than any may be dignifi'd.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cherbury, 1st Baron Herbert Of; Herbert Of Cherbury, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron; Herbert Of Cherbury, Lord
Subject(s): Beauty; Black (color); Brown (color); White (color)


THE BUBBLE, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out springs the bubble, dazzling bright
Last Line: The bubble bursts, -- and this is life!
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Graves; Life; Nations; Childhood; Tombs; Tombstones


THE COCOA-NUT TREE, by FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the green and the graceful - the cocoa-nut tree
Last Line: There will a picture of beauty be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Vane, Violet
Subject(s): Beauty; Cocoa; Islands; Sea; Trees; Ocean


THE COLT AND THE FARMER, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, corinna, if you can
Last Line: A living death, from year to year.'
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Charm; Farm Life; Horses; Women; Agriculture; Farmers


THE COMMON LOT, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Call it not vain, this life
Last Line: Strength to prevail!
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Nations; Night; Peace; Bedtime


THE COMPANIONS, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How few are they that voyage through the night
Last Line: By hosts of unknown men.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Eyes; Flowers; Soul; Spring; Nightmares


THE COMPARISON, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dearest, thy tresses are not threads of gold
Last Line: So be within as fair, as good, as true.
Subject(s): Beauty; Virtue


THE COMPLEMENT, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O my dearest, I shall grieve thee
Last Line: But, wouldst thou know, dear sweet, for all.
Subject(s): Love – Nature Of; Beauty


THE COQUETTE, by APHRA BEHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Melinda, who had never been
Alternate Author Name(s): Astraea; Behn, Afara; Behn, Apharra; Amis, Ayfara
Subject(s): Beauty; Flirtation; Youth


THE CRYSTAL, by JOHN HALL (1627-1656)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This crystal here
Last Line: It, of itself, will constant be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall Of Durham, John
Subject(s): Beauty


THE DAFFODIL, by FAIRFAX DOWNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: She wore one day a yellow hat
Last Line: "I rather like the line."
Subject(s): Beauty; Daffodils


THE DAISY'S MISTAKE, by FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sunbeam and zephyr were playing about
Last Line: "I had now been safe in my native bower!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Vane, Violet
Subject(s): Beauty; Daisies; Flowers; Kisses


THE DANCE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dance on; we would not touch you
Last Line: Dance like a star on the sea!
Subject(s): Beauty; Dancing & Dancers; Life; Music & Musicians; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


THE DARK HAIR'D GIRL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "my dark hair'd girl, thy ringlets deck"
Last Line: "the pride of being loved by my dark hair'd girl / and oh, etc"
Subject(s): Beauty;girls;hair;love


THE DEATH OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL, by VIRGINIA MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She was a double gardenia
Last Line: A dark brown odor.
Alternate Author Name(s): Untermeyer, Louis, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dead, The


THE DEED: 2, by THOMAS STURGE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No sight earth yields our eyes is lovelier than
Last Line: That all he is approves what he doth do.
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
Subject(s): Beauty; Mankind; Human Race


THE DEFINITION OF BEAUTY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty, no other thing is, then a beame
Last Line: Flasht out between the middle and extreame.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE DOGWOODS, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I remember, in the week
Subject(s): Dogwood; Beauty


THE DOOM OF BEAUTY, by MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Choice soul, in whom, as in a glass, we see
Last Line: That death should spare perfection so complete?
Alternate Author Name(s): Michel Angelo
Subject(s): Beauty


THE EGLANTINE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun was setting in the summer west
Last Line: And memories of the by-past, sad and sweet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love; Memory; Roses; Youth


THE EMULATION. A PINDARICK ODE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "ah! Tell me why, deluded sex, thus we"
Last Line: "will owe our charms of wit, of parts, and poetry"
Subject(s): Beauty;secrets;women


THE ENAMEL GIRL, by GENEVIEVE TAGGARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fearful of beauty, I always went / timidly indifferent
Last Line: Dream I am touching a butterfly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wolf, Robert Leopold, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE END OF THE WAY, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Much have I seen by the winding way
Last Line: Jesu, I am tired.
Subject(s): Beauty; Christianity; Love - Complaints


THE ETONIAN; TO JULIA, by WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Julia, while london's fancied bliss
Last Line: And hate a female whipper-in.
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


THE EXILE OF BEAUTY, by REMY DE GOURMONT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go seeking in the human forest old
Last Line: Be ugliness to them, though beauty's self thou art.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Exiles; Lips; Love; Dead, The


THE FAIR BUT CRUEL GIRL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: The nymph that undoes me is fair and unkind
Last Line: "who sees her must love; who loves her, must die"
Subject(s): Beauty;love


THE FAIR STRANGER; A SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy and free, securely blest
Last Line: Yet kill us if you go away.
Subject(s): Beauty; Smiles; Soul; Strangers


THE FAREWELL TO FOLLY: DESCRIPTION OF THE LADY MAESIA, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her stature and her shape were passing tall
Last Line: To show what nature's cunning could afford.
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Women


THE FARMER, THE SPANIEL, AND THE CAT, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why knits my dear her angry brow?
Last Line: And spurn'd the snarler from his side.
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Cats; Dogs; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FATAL ROSE, by LILLIAN MACK    Poem Text            
First Line: In a fairy-like bower / I found a sweet flower
Last Line: My rose was a passionate love!
Subject(s): Beauty


THE FAUN, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within my garden's silence and seclusion
Last Line: Thy pagan soul!
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Life; Past


THE FOUNTAIN OF SHADOWY BEAUTY; A DREAM, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would I could weave in
Last Line: With thee now I go.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Nightmares


THE FUGITIVE, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty has come to make no longer stay
Last Line: But you that die.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dead, The


THE GARDEN, by EMMA CATHERINE (MANLY) EMBURY    Poem Text            
First Line: O what a world of beauty lies within
Last Line: With a most tremulous stillness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ianthe
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Eden; Gardens & Gardening; Youth; Nightmares


THE GARLAND, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pride of every grove I chose
Last Line: The justice of thy chloe's sorrow.'
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Love; Nymphs; Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


THE GIRL WITH THE JERSEY, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You can sing of the maid
Last Line: But the girl with the jersey is mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls; Women


THE GLORY OF THE DAY WAS IN HER FACE, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Are one with all the dead, since she is gone
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Beauty


THE GOOD COUNSEL, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ride thou for the crest, / beauty to thy breast
Last Line: For that beauty yet to be!
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul; Women


THE GREAT JOKESMITH, by ARTHUR SPINGARN    Poem Text            
First Line: Those blind to beauty oft have brightest eyes
Last Line: I wonder why, I wonder why?
Subject(s): Beauty; Blindness; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Truth; Visually Handicapped


THE GREAT VIEW, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up here, where the air's very clear
Last Line: There is france.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Beauty; France; Nature


THE GREAT WAGER, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If need be, god of the living universe
Last Line: Unless it is one you open and tread with us.
Subject(s): Beauty; Evil; God; Nature; Universe


THE GUILD OF HER BEAUTY, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: What cunning craftsman coin'd the thread
Last Line: I'm all consumed with desire?
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Hair; Lips


THE HANDSOMEST MAN IN THE ROOM, by WILLIAM MACQUORN RANKINE    Poem Text            
First Line: I've always been told that I'm pretty
Last Line: Of the handsomest man in the room.
Subject(s): Beauty; Conceit; Man-woman Relationships; Modesty; Male-female Relations


THE HAUNTED HOUSE, by GEORGE SYLVESTER VIERECK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lay beside you ... On your lips the while
Last Line: I hear strange voices calling through the night.
Subject(s): Beauty; Ghosts; Kisses; Love; Supernatural; Vision


THE HOUSE OF LIFE: 18. GENIUS IN BEAUTY, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty like hers is genius. Not the call
Last Line: Upon this beauty's power shall wreak no wrong.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Beauty


THE HOUSE OF LIFE: 31. HER GIFTS, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High grace, the dower of queens; and therewithal
Last Line: Breathe low her name, my soul; for that means more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Beauty


THE HOUSE OF LIFE: 78. BODY'S BEAUTY, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of adam's first wife, lilith, it is told
Last Line: And round his heart one strangling golden hair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Variant Title(s): Lilith
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Lilith; Paintings & Painters


THE IMAGE, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When a wild grace I see
Last Line: And sleep, o kindest one!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; God


THE IMMORTAL, by MARJORIE LOWRY CHRISTIE PICKTHALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty is still immortal in our eyes
Last Line: And hear new stars come singing from god's hand.
Subject(s): Beauty; Immortality


THE INDIAN EMPEROR: EPILOGUE, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To all and singular in this full meeting
Last Line: Wit live by beauty, beauty reign by wit.
Subject(s): Apollo; Beauty; Love; Mythology - Classical


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): HYMN TO VISHNU, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, thou that held'st the blessed veda dry
Last Line: Unto wise ears he tells.
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE EIGHHTH, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For when the weary night had worn away
Last Line: Vilakshalakshmipati.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE ELEVENTH, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus followed soft and lasting peace, and griefs
Last Line: Displayed; may all approve!
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE FIFTH, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Low whispers the wind from malaya
Last Line: Sakandkshapundarikaksho.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE FIRST, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful radha, jasmine-bosomed radha
Last Line: (here ends that sarga of the gîta govinda entitled samodadamodaro.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE FOURTH, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then she whom radha sent came to the canes
Last Line: (here ends that sarga of the gîta govinda entitled snigdhamadhusudano.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE NINTH, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet not quite did the doubts of radha die
Last Line: Mugdhamukundo.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE SECOND, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus lingered krishna in the deep, green wood
Last Line: (here ends that sarga of the gîta govinda entitled kleshakeshavo.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE SEVENTH, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Meantime the moon, the rolling moon, clomb high
Last Line: Nadaranarayano.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE SIXTH, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But seeing that, for all her loving will
Last Line: (here ends that sarga of the gîta govinda entitled dhrishtavaikunto.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE TENTH, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But she, abasing still her glorious eyes
Last Line: ^1^ much here also is necessarily paraphrased.
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS (GITA GOVINDA): SARGA THE THIRD, by JAYADEVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thereat, as one who welcomes to her throne
Last Line: (here ends that sarga of the gîta govinda entitled mugdhamadhusudano.)
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE ISLANDS: 5, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But beauty is set apart
Last Line: And from greece.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bible; Greece; Islands; Property; Greeks; Possessions


THE KNIGHTS AT RINGSTEAD: 4. THE KNIGHT BEAUCLERC TO THE LADY GLORIA, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When that the queen with all her maids came / singing
Last Line: Farewell! Farewell! But I have loved you best.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; Dreams; Flowers; Knights & Knighthood; Love; Roses; Nightmares


THE LADY I HAVE VOWED TO PAINT, by KATHERINE HARRIS BRADLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (with Edith Emma Cooper)
Subject(s): Beauty


THE LADY IN ORANGE COUNTY, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful lady, loops of country road
Subject(s): Seashore; Beauty; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE LETTER L, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat on grassy slopes that meet
Last Line: "the letter l."
Subject(s): Beauty; God; Jealousy; Letters; Life; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE LIBELLED BENEFACTOR, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They warned me by all that affection could urge
Last Line: "but short-sighted mortals have christened me death!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Angels; Beauty; Death; Life; Dead, The


THE LIFTED SHELL, by MARY CHILTON CHASE CORNELIUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty is not a pebble on the shore
Last Line: To them the lifted shell gives back no sound.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE LILY IN CRYSTAL, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You have beheld a smiling rose
Last Line: Raise greater fires in men.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE LITTLE LADY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the little lady's dainty
Last Line: Lady.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Hands; Praise


THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: May I go to the field,' said the little white rabbit
Last Line: So run, my little one, run.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Hunting; Man-woman Relationships; Rabbits; Hunters; Male-female Relations; Hares


THE LIVING BEAUTY, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I bade, because the wick and oil are spent
Last Line: We cannot pay its tribute of wild tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty


THE LOST CARYATID, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When over salamis stands homer's moon
Last Line: "shall build once more our home."
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Fear; Moon; Belief; Creed


THE LOST HERITAGE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty gone, and beauty gone
Last Line: And loveliness its toy.
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Beauty; History; Knowledge; Love; Time; Historians


THE LOVELIEST FACE AND THE WILD ROSE, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The loveliest face! I turned to her
Last Line: In the white being of one girl.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses


THE LOVER, by ELIZA [PSEUD.]    Poem Text            
First Line: Come let us now to each discover
Last Line: "my loves begun, it will not end"
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliza+1
Subject(s): Beauty;faces;flowers;love


THE LOVER TO HIS LADY [THAT GAZED MUCH UP TO THE SKIES], by GEORGE TURBERVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My girl, thou gazest much
Last Line: Thee with all mine eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Turbervile, George
Variant Title(s): Epigram
Subject(s): Beauty


THE LUST OF THE WORLD, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since man first lifted up his eyes to hers
Last Line: And twixt the two maintain an equal course.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Lust; Mankind; Time; Human Race


THE MAD LOVER, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My eyes are feverish and dull
Last Line: So moan yourself to death!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Kisses; Life; Love - Unrequited; Dead, The


THE MAIDEN OF OTAHEITE, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text            
First Line: And wilt thou fly me? Must thy fickle sail
Last Line: She was not with the stranger, out at sea!
Subject(s): Beauty; Sailing & Sailors


THE MALICE-DANCE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An intolerable singing
Last Line: Round that dial of the moon!
Subject(s): Beauty; Dancing & Dancers; Death; Dreams; Love; Moon; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; Nightmares


THE MAN AT THE TURNPIKE BAR, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: I was fifty-odd year on the lancaster pike
Last Line: All the dear roads that I sit an' look afther, now!
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul


THE MISSED SUNSET, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At dusk in my spacious garden
Last Line: Had vanished the sunset glow.
Subject(s): Beauty; Evening; Grief; Life; Youth; Sunset; Twilight; Sorrow; Sadness


THE MOABITESS, by PHILLIPS BROOKS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet moab gleaner on old israel's plain
Last Line: And god himself smiles on their godlike beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty; Jews; Ruth (bible); Women In The Bible; Judaism


THE MOMENTS OF BEAUTY, by ABBIE HUSTON EVANS    Poem Text            
First Line: Up through the mud and gravel beauty climbs
Last Line: Halts us, long after, with remembering.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE MOTHER (1), by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great passions I awake that must
Last Line: Lord, make me worthy, keep them blind!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Love; Mothers; Childhood


THE MOURNING-GARMENT: HEXAMETRA ALEXIS IN LAUDEM ROSAMUNDI, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft have I heard my lief coridon report on a love-day
Last Line: "for there is one, more fair than thou, belov'd of alexis""!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Love; Mythology


THE MYSTERY, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art not dead; thou art not gone to dust
Last Line: The light of mine, and give me death with thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Kisses; Time; Dead, The


THE NATURE OF BEAUTY, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As sometimes whiteness forms in a clear sky
Last Line: Tell where we've really been, much less remain
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


THE NEW INN: A VISION OF BEAUTY, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a beauty that I saw
Last Line: All beauty! -- and without a spot.
Variant Title(s): "perfect Beauty;""it Was A Beauty That I Saw"" (from The New Inn);
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty


THE NEW MOON, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do you shiver? Has the air grown chill?
Last Line: There is no light could make your eyes more blue!
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Light; Moon; Spring; Tides


THE NOBLE ANGUISH, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To keep in sight perfection, and adore
Last Line: Than keep her long'd-for loveliness in sight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Beauty


THE NORTHERN PINE, by JAMES CHRISTIAN LINDBERG    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark! O man, to the urgent song I sing
Last Line: Hark! O man, to the urgent song I sing.
Subject(s): Beauty; Creation; Nature; Pine Trees


THE NOVEL, by RICHARD JONES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For two days I've been crying
Last Line: So astonished was he by her beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty; Books; Grief; Italy; Novels & Novelists; Story-telling; Travel; Reading; Sorrow; Sadness; Italians; Journeys; Trips


THE OLD WOMAN LAMENTS THE DAYS OF HER YOUTH, by FRANCOIS VILLON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I seem to hear lamenting / the armoress who once was fair
Alternate Author Name(s): Montcorbier, Francois De
Subject(s): Beauty; Old Age; Women; Youth; Transcience


THE OLDEST ONE, by DELLA B. VIK    Poem Text            
First Line: The sky becomes a canvas grand
Last Line: And I thank god, who put it there.
Subject(s): Beauty; Paintings And Painters


THE OUTCASTS, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The smile of god was in the air
Last Line: While they remain uncomforted.
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Beauty; Death; Youth; Estrangement; Outcasts; Dead, The


THE PAGAN PAST, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What sylvan god was worshipped here?
Last Line: I sail, companioned by the past.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Mythology - Classical; Paganism & Pagans; Pan (mythology); Past; Dead, The


THE PAINTED LADY, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am sick of lust,' the painted lady said
Last Line: "and I would to god that I were dead!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Lust; Paintings & Painters; Women


THE PART OF THE BEE'S BODY EMBEDDED IN THE FLESH, by CAROL FROST    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The bee-boy, merops apiaster, on sultry thundery days
Subject(s): Bees; Beauty; Beekeeping


THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD: AGLAIA. A PASTORAL, by NICHOLAS BRETON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sylvan muses, can ye sing
Last Line: Till she come abroad again.
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Beauty


THE PAST, by SARAH HELEN POWER WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thick darkness broodeth o'er the world
Last Line: Forever near, yet oh how far!
Subject(s): Beauty; Future; Life; Night; Past; Bedtime


THE PAST, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I fling my past behind me, like a robe
Last Line: My new robe shall be richer than the old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Past; Tears


THE PERFECT DAY, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blast has swept the clouds away
Last Line: As yester-evening's mist and rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Beauty; Calm; Day; Death; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Dead, The


THE PERFECTION; A NEW SONG. TO THE DUCHESS OF GRAFTON, by THOMAS D'URFEY    Poem Text            
First Line: We all to conqu'ring beauty bow
Last Line: Would seem but as one day.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE PICTURE OF ST. JOHN: BOOK 2. THE WOMAN, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh give not beauty to an artist's eye
Last Line: Might touch the lips of prayer and make them blest!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Kisses; Love; Women; Belief; Creed


THE PICTURE OF ST. JOHN: PROEM. TO THE ARTIST, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because no other dream my childhood knew
Last Line: In double faith, and from a twofold call!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Poetry & Poets; Youth


THE PLEASURES OF HOPE: 1, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At summer eve, when heaven's ethereal bow
Last Line: "love! -- mercy -- wisdom! -- rule for evermore!"
Variant Title(s): Hope;the Distant In Experience
Subject(s): Beauty; Freedom; Hope; Landscape; Nature; Politics & Government; Liberty; Optimism


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 168, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One day I left the mountains
Last Line: Men don't ever get free
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Chinese Literature; Men; Women


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 20, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Inside jade hall is a curtain of pearls
Last Line: She'll look like chewed sugarcane
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Chinese Literature


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 42, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I met a brilliant scholar once
Last Line: What can you say about broken tiles or melted ice
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Beauty; Chinese Literature; Disappointment; Scholarship & Scholars; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 63, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In loyang so many girls
Last Line: Or thinking of husbands at home
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Beauty; Chinese Literature; Girls; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 64, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In spring women flaunt their looks
Last Line: Their husbands know why
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Beauty; Chinese Literature; Flirtation; Marriage; Women; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 93, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All kinds of people exist under heaven
Last Line: I'd head east
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Beauty; Chinese Literature; Humanity; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE POET EXPATIATES ON THE BEAUTY OF DELIA'S HAIR, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The comb between whose ivory teeth she strains
Last Line: The ringlets rob for faery fiddle-strings.
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies Of Abel Shufflebottom: 3
Subject(s): Beauty; Cupid; Hair; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Obsessions; Women; Eros; Male-female Relations


THE POET'S DESIRE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He craves not the boon of pleasure
Last Line: And the voice before he dies.
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Earth; Poetry & Poets; Voices; World


THE POET'S GIFT, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That century to century may tell
Last Line: Of earth, so long as pens and books endure.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Gifts & Giving; Love; Poetry & Poets; Time; Dead, The


THE POET'S JOURNAL: ATONEMENT, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou hadst died at midnight
Last Line: Without, the sun and snow!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Penance; Sun; Dead, The


THE POET'S JOURNAL: CHURCHYARD ROSES, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The woodlands wore a gloomy green
Last Line: Of love, that death has sanctified!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Flowers; Forests; Love; Roses; Dead, The; Woods


THE POET'S JOURNAL: THE TORSO, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In clay the statue stood complete
Last Line: The ruined sculptor's monument.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Hope; Life; Patience; Statues; Optimism


THE PORTRAIT; SONNET, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pretty picture hangs before my view
Last Line: Such very sunshine to a northern heart!
Subject(s): Beauty


THE PRAISE OF ROSES, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pour we roses into wine!
Last Line: Drinking mid the summer's heat.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Flowers; Hearts; Love; Praise; Roses


THE PRICE, by EMMA J. BEASLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: I painted a picture in gladness
Last Line: Was the blood from a broken heart.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Paintings & Painters


THE PRIDE OF BEAUTY, by PIERRE JEAN DE BERANGER    Poem Text            
First Line: A gallant youth, whose lady-love possessed
Last Line: "handsome or homely, all is one to me!'"
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


THE PRIZE, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hope wafts my bark, and round my way
Last Line: In the waves of my dark despair!
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire


THE PROGRESS OF BEAUTY, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first diana leaves her bed
Subject(s): Beauty


THE PROMISE, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Alas! For stifled love, as tho' dull earth
Last Line: Then let thy world within flame to love's glowing kiss!
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Love; Night; World; Bedtime


THE PURBLIND PRAISES THE LORD, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They cannot know, the keen of sight
Last Line: That he remembers me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Blindness; God; Praise; Trees; Visually Handicapped


THE PURPLE VIOLET, by JEAN DREW FREEMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Down by a fairy pool there grew, long years, long years ago
Last Line: And trust their precious color to the hands of god to keep.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Violets


THE QUESTION, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it enough to feel the opal spring
Last Line: It is enough?
Subject(s): Beauty; Fate; Life; Soul; Destiny


THE QUESTION, by FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I array my love?
Last Line: With a clover in her hand.
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire


THE QUILL WORKER, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Plains, plains, and the prairie land which the sunlight floods and fills
Last Line: Will broider his buckskin mantle with the quills of the porcupine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Beauty; Native Americans; Prairies; Trade; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Plains


THE RACES, by GEORGE ELLIS    Poem Text            
First Line: O george! I've been, I'll tell you where
Last Line: But pity the dull squires, my neighbours.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gander, Sir Gregory
Subject(s): Beauty


THE RANGE OF BEAUTY, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text            
First Line: I love the wild free play of life, unfettered force in
Last Line: For these reveal and force me feel the mighty range of beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE RED TURTLENECK, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand for approval
Last Line: As I wear it into my scent.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fashion; Sand, George (1804-1876); Seduction; Women; Dupin, Amanda. Baronne Dudevant


THE RHODORA: ON BEING ASKED, WHENCE IS THE FLOWER?, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In may, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes
Last Line: The self-same power that brought me there brought you.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Religion; Rhodora; Theology


THE RHYTHM, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rhythm of beauty beat in my blood all day
Last Line: And to find in the trough one more billow of thy infinite rhythm, o life!
Subject(s): Beauty


THE RIVER ROAD, by WILLIAM GARDINER    Poem Text            
First Line: Perfume of honey, incense sweet
Last Line: Not ecstasy?
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


THE RIVER WAS THE EMBLEM OF ALL BEAUTY; ALL, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The river swanly in its swanhood flowed
Subject(s): Rivers; Nature; Beauty


THE ROAD THROUGH CHAOS, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is one road, one only, to the light
Last Line: Conquer your world, and find the eternal goal.
Subject(s): Beauty; Chaos; Hearts; Light; Pilate, Pontius; Roads; Truth; Paths; Trails


THE ROCK, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slow sloping to its point pyramidal
Last Line: And drank the sunrise glory of the sea.
Subject(s): Beauty; Stones; Women; Granite; Rocks


THE ROSE ENTHRONED, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It melts and seethes, the chaos that shall grow
Last Line: A fair and fragile weed.
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Flowers; Life; Nature; Roses; World


THE ROSE OF SHARON, by HARRY WEISS    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh! I love to roam in fancy o'er the hills where
Last Line: For our god has made our mission not for us but for all men.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Jews; Nature; Palestine; Roses; Judaism


THE ROSE-BUD; TO A YOUNG LADY, by WILLIAM BROOME    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Queen of fragrance, lovely rose
Last Line: And thou must be what they are now.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses; Transience; Impermanence


THE SAGA OF THE SMALL-BREASTED WOMAN, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A prepuberty owl with popcorn
Last Line: Delights in dumplings at the feast.
Subject(s): Beauty; Breasts; Women


THE SAME SUBJECT, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When that your sail bent to the ocean-swell
Last Line: And left us only longing and regret.
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Fortune; Lips; Muses; Nature; Sailing & Sailors


THE SATURNIAN, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, I must follow it high and low
Last Line: And from my birth have I been such.
Subject(s): Beauty; Evening; Flowers; God; Night; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


THE SCHOLAR'S EDEN, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the eden I'd like to build
Last Line: In the eden I'm wanting to make?
Subject(s): Beauty; Books; Reading


THE SECEDERS: 1, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far from the pure castalian fount our feet
Last Line: They fall on us as rain on logs and stones.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Love; Truth


THE SECRET, by GREGOIRE LE ROY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou wouldst speak unto my grief, be wary
Last Line: Is shape and sound of beauteous things gone by.
Subject(s): Beauty; Grief; Nature; Sorrow; Sadness


THE SECRET ROSE, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far off, most, secret, and inviolate rose
Last Line: Far off, most secret, and inviolate rose?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Guests; Secrets; Roses; Beauty


THE SENSE OF BEAUTY, by CAROLINE ELIZABETH SARAH SHERIDAN NORTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit! Who over this our mortal earth
Last Line: Which glimmering light leads nearest to the day?
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Pearce; Stirling-maxwell, Lady; Norton, The Honourable Mrs. Caroline
Subject(s): Beauty


THE SEVEN SISTERS, by NELLIE FORBES GABLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Demurely sit you there a-row
Last Line: The cloud-loved summits of the hills.
Subject(s): Beauty; Praise


THE SHEPHERD'S COMMENDATION OF HIS NYMPH, by EDWARD DE VERE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shepherd can express
Last Line: These beauties make me die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bulbeck, Lord; Oxford, 17th Earl Of; Vere, Edward De
Subject(s): Beauty


THE SICILIAN, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His golden face, un tipo
Last Line: A classic of the soil.
Subject(s): Beauty; Sicily


THE SINGING SHADOWS, by CLEMENT WOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These things that star a casual day's beholding
Last Line: With only death to seek your deathless face.
Subject(s): Beauty; Shadows


THE SIRENS AGAIN, by JACK GILBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What am I to do with loveliness?
Subject(s): Beauty


THE SKAITH OF GUILLARDUN: 15, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Her beauty deepen'd, like a cobalt sky
Last Line: Show'd her pale face more delicately fair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers


THE SKAITH OF GUILLARDUN: 30, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: And she hath placed a red rose in her hair
Last Line: The freshest, fairest flower the dews begem.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Flowers; Love; Roses


THE SMILING MOUTH, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The smiling mouth and laughing eyen grey
Last Line: The breastes round and long small armes twain.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Beauty


THE SOLITARY ROSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O happy rose, red rose, that bloomest lonely
Last Line: O happy rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Flowers; Night; Nightingales; Roses; Bedtime


THE SOMNAMBULIST, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Celestials must have piloted
Last Line: Find heaven's rapture earth unveiled.
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Night; Truth; World; Bedtime


THE SONG OF BEAUTY, by JOHN WOLCOTT PHELPS    Poem Text            
First Line: Yet wake, my love, the morn is fair
Last Line: Less fair, less beautiful than thou!
Subject(s): Beauty


THE SONG OF RICHARD AND BLONDEL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "your beauty, lady fair"
Last Line: Than love with others share
Subject(s): Beauty;love


THE SONG OF THE STANDARD, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maiden most beautiful, mother most bountiful, lady of lands
Last Line: Take to thy bosom the nations, and there shall the world come to rest.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Italy; Women; Italians


THE SPIDER AND THE BEE, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The nymph who walks the public streets
Last Line: By folly your own schemes undo.'
Subject(s): Beauty; Bees; Charm; Desire; Insects; Spiders; Women; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE SPRING, by CHARLES MARIE RENE LECONTE DE LISLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A spring up-sparkles in the silent forest
Last Line: Light of the soul, o beauty!
Subject(s): Beauty; Spring


THE STAR OF BEAUTY, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It dwells not in the skies
Last Line: My star of beauty!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Beauty; Hate; Hell; Love; Stars


THE STARS, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Make friendship with the stars
Last Line: Ascend to him, from whom its essence came.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Life; Love; Stars; Dead, The


THE STRAPLESS, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A scrawny yank of a kid
Last Line: Paint in the women never filled.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fashion; Women


THE SUMMER GIRL, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer girl doth now unfurl
Last Line: "the cow with the crumpled horn"
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls; Labor & Laborers; Seduction; Summer; Work; Workers


THE SUMMER GIRL, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She's the jauntiest of creatures, she's the daintiest of misses
Last Line: For an angel masquerading oft is she, the summer girl.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Summer; Women


THE SWAN, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river?
Subject(s): Swans; Beauty


THE SYLPH, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw you and I named a flower
Last Line: An evening of amethyst.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fairy Tales


THE SYMBOL SEDUCES, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There in her old-world garden smiles
Last Line: For love, I leave love's haunted bower.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Love; Seduction; Truth


THE SYMPHONY, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wonder in happy eyes
Last Line: And find new life and deeper wonder there.
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Happiness; Singing & Singers; Youth; Joy; Delight


THE THREE GRACES, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We have the picture of you in mind
Last Line: So as I write this mary has died
Subject(s): Beauty; Change; Death; Dead, The


THE TUNEFUL LITTLE BIRD YOU SEE CONFINED, by TOMASSO STIGLIANI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Rapture so passing sweet and yet not die
Subject(s): Birds; Beauty


THE TWO HOMES, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My home was seated high and fair
Last Line: "and the weary life of the valley!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Home; Storms; Nightmares


THE VALLEY OF FERN: PART 1, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a lone valley, few charms can it number
Last Line: It may fall unreprov'd in the valley of fern.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Valleys; Landscape; Beauty


THE VENUS OF MILO, by PAUL ARMAND SILVESTRE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No live girl's body hath such pride impassioned
Last Line: Into the squalid vortex of despair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silvestre, Armand
Subject(s): Beauty; Sculpture & Sculptors; Statues; Venus De Milo


THE VICTORIAN POET IN HIS RONDOTAGE, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am too old to be ensnared
Last Line: I am too old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Beauty; Poetry & Poets; Rhyme


THE VILLAGE BEAUTY, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The glowing tints of a tropic eve
Last Line: In the midst of the autumn corn.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE VINEYARD-SAINT, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She, pacing down the vineyard walks
Last Line: "of pardon and of holiness!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Drinks & Drinking; Love; Saints; Vines And Vineyards; Wine


THE WAY THE BABY CAME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O this is the way the baby came
Last Line: O this is the way the baby came!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Babies; Beauty; Birth; Infants; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE WAYSIDE BANK, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With primroses gentle / she did her bedight
Last Line: For the dusty day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Roads; Travel; Paths; Trails; Journeys; Trips


THE WEREWIFE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She came to me in a dazzling guise
Last Line: And the kiss of her stung like the fang of a snake.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Love; Marriage; Soul; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE WILD MARE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a breath that comes and goes
Last Line: The challenging scream of the conqueror-stallion.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Horses; Rome, Italy; Sea; Ocean


THE WILD ROSE AND THE SNOWDROP, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snowdrop is the prophet of the flowers
Last Line: Nature's most beautiful and perfect flower.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Nature; Roses


THE WOMAN FROM SPIRITWOOD, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleeping from mandan to jamestown
Last Line: Before there can be freedom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Beauty; Native Americans; West (u.s.); Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Southwest; Pacific States


THE WOMEN, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What he holds to
Subject(s): Beauty


THE WOOD THRUSH, by SUSAN SHARP ADAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: At eve I hear him in the woods
Last Line: To reproduce his wildwood lay.
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Singing & Singers; Thrushes; Songs


THE WORLD APPROVES, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: The shade and colour of her eyes can wait
Last Line: And the world approves of dinah and my choice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE WORLD WAS SURELY MADE FOR ME, by MAUD MORRISON HUEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The world was surely made for me
Last Line: It suits me so completely.
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Nature; World


THE WORLD'S DESIRE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty is like a star
Last Line: Melody, fragrance and fire!
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Dreams; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Sleep; Nightmares


THE WOUND, by ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wounded am I, yet happier -- happier far
Last Line: Pierces my willing bosom with a thorn.
Subject(s): Beauty


THE YOUNG BEAUTY, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My two old neighbours come along the lane
Last Line: For ah, I know a lovelier face had I!
Subject(s): Beauty


THE YOUNG LION AND THE APE, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis true I blame your lover's choice
Last Line: And pays with interest scorn for scorn.'
Subject(s): Animals; Apes; Beauty; Charm; Fables; Lions; Women; Gorillas; Chimpanzees; Gibbons; Orangutans; Allegories


THE YOUNG THAT DIED IN BEAUTY, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If souls should only sheen so bright
Last Line: Than when they died in beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Youth; Dead, The


THEFT, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: Death could not have thee, sweet, and be unsatisfied
Last Line: Has ever love or beauty died?
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The


THEIR BEAUTY HAS MORE MEANING, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yesterday morning enormous the moon hung low on the ocean
Last Line: Than the whole human race and the race of birds
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


THENIEL MENZIES' BONNIE MARY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In coming by the brig o' dye
Last Line: Theniel menzies' bonnie mary, &c.
Subject(s): Love; Beauty


THERE IS BEAUTY EVERYWHERE, by MARY RYAN COOPER    Poem Text            
First Line: There's beauty everywhere
Last Line: May end in misery.
Subject(s): Beauty


THERE'S BEAUTY ALL AROUND US, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All around us there is beauty
Last Line: And our work less irksome be.
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Nature


THESE ARE, by BENJAMIN ROSENBAUM    Poem Text            
First Line: These are more beautiful than words
Last Line: A woman's eyelids opening from rest.
Subject(s): Beauty; Clouds; Women


THESE ENDURE, by MARION H. ADDINGTON    Poem Text            
First Line: I have known sorrow; I have known laughter
Last Line: But the lovely things are for our keeping!
Subject(s): Beauty


THEY SAY - ., by JEAN STARR UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They say I have a constant heart, who know
Last Line: Service to all of beauty -- and her due.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Light


THING OF BEAUTY, by DEBORAH GORLIN    Poem Source            
First Line: For their annual beauty contest, the woodabe men of africa
Last Line: By which they feel at once their own fast substances, their inborn masks
Subject(s): Africa; Beauty


THIS LUNAR BEAUTY, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This lunar beauty / has no history
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty


THIS LUNAR BEAUTY, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This lunar beauty %has no history
Last Line: Nor sorrow take %his endless look
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty


THREE GRACES, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We have the picture of you in mind
Last Line: And as I write this mary has died
Subject(s): Beauty; Change; Death


THREE IN TRANSITION, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish I understood the beauty
Last Line: Of the branches
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Williams, William Carlos (1883-19530


THREE MAIDS, by ACHILLE MILLIEN    Poem Text            
First Line: It is the hour when day in beauty dies
Last Line: "-- ""'tis anguish,"" sighs the third, ""and hence I die!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Love; Dead, The


TIME TO YOUTH, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Ah, fold her fast in thy victorious arms
Last Line: To find some diminution of her charms!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Beauty; Youth


TO -, by EDWARD MOXON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And what was stella but a haughty dame
Last Line: Compared with which, theirs were but beauty's shade.
Subject(s): Beauty


TO - (9), by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Die when you will, you need not wear
Last Line: An angel ready-made for heaven!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Beauty


TO A BEAUTIFUL BUT HEARTLESS COQUETTE, by FRANCISCO DE TERRAZAS    Poem Source            
First Line: Renounce those threads of twisted gold
Last Line: To be grateful, cruel, vain, austere!
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Nature; Spring


TO A BEAUTIFUL OLD LADY (TO THE SWEET MEMORY OF LUCY HINTON), by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say not - 'she once was fair;' because the
Last Line: Sweeping each splendour with her queenly eye!
Subject(s): Beauty


TO A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A daughter of the gods, divinely tall
Last Line: "thou who hast made me, make me worthy thee!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Beauty


TO A CERTAIN SHOP GIRL, by AGNES KENDRICK GRAY    Poem Text            
First Line: She should be buying pearls and persian brass
Last Line: And casts a glamour on her prison-place!
Subject(s): Beauty; Pity; Shopping; Youth


TO A CHILD OF FIVE YEARS OLD, by NATHANIEL COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fairest flower, all flowers excelling
Last Line: Evergreens! Which ne'er decay.
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Flowers; Nature


TO A GREEK GEM, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it the signet of an antonine
Last Line: Have whelmed us in the sands we build upon.
Subject(s): Beauty; Greece; Jewelry & Jewelers; Time; Greeks


TO A LADY'S BONNET, by WILLIAM MOTHERWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Invidious shade! Why thus presume
Last Line: Farewell the proud boast -- I am free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, Isaac
Subject(s): Beauty; Hats


TO A LADY: SHE REFUSING TO CONTINUE A DISPUTE WITH ME, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spare, generous victor, spare the slave
Last Line: He sent; and as he fled, he slew.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Quarrels; Arguments; Disagreements


TO A MOUNTAIN BROOK, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty and health do companion thee, friend
Last Line: Born of an impulse divine.
Subject(s): Beauty; Brooks; Mountains; Streams; Creeks; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


TO A NEW YORK SHOP-GIRL DRESSED FOR SUNDAY, by ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today I saw the shop-girl go
Last Line: Surely his angels lay their kiss.
Subject(s): Beauty; Clothing & Dress; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


TO A PERSIAN BOY IN THE BAZAAR AT SMYRNA, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gorgeous blossoms of that magic tree
Last Line: Or in the bowers of blissful samarcand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Asia; Beauty; Trees; Far East; East Asia; Orient


TO A POET OF QUALITY, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of thy judicious muse's sense
Last Line: Thou shouldst forget his daughter's beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty; Muses; Poetry & Poets


TO A PROUD BEAUTY, by JOAN PHILIPS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Imperious fool! Think not because your're fair
Last Line: Provoke my pen to write in such a strain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ephelia
Subject(s): Beauty; Pride; Vanity; Self-esteem; Self-respect


TO A SENORITA OF SOUTH AMERICA, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: You have the loveliness of far-off hills
Last Line: Beneath the sun, yet faithful year on year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Beauty; Spain; Women


TO A SPRING IN THE CUMBERLANDS, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gurgling spring in sylvan beauty
Last Line: You will ever here abide.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cumberland Mountains; Springs (water)


TO A WELSH AIR, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why that neck of marble whiteness
Last Line: Ere that thou art old!
Subject(s): Beauty; Cold; Evil


TO A YOUNG BEAUTY, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear fellow-artist, why so free / with every sort of company
Last Line: With landor and with donne.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Beauty; Friendship - Selectivity


TO A.D. UNREASONABLE DISTRUSTFUL OF HER OWN BEAUTY, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair doris, break thy glass, it hath perplex'd
Last Line: I die a martyr, you an heretic.
Subject(s): Beauty; Modesty


TO ALL VERTUOUS LADIES IN GENERALL, by AEMILIA (BASSANO) LANYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Each blessed lady that in virtue spends
Last Line: But chiefly those as thou hast graced so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lanier, Emilia
Subject(s): Beauty; Virtue; Women


TO AN ELDERLY AMORIST, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even in passion, when grape-hung
Last Line: Is in the very look of thee!
Subject(s): Beauty; Laughter; Soul; Tears; Truth; Youth


TO AN ENEMY, by ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw thee once. I shall know thee ever
Last Line: Thou high and blessed creature!
Subject(s): Enemies; Beauty; God; Conduct Of Life


TO ANY YET FAITHFUL, by CORAL MORGAN    Poem Text            
First Line: You who believed, believe no more in me
Last Line: A jeweled fish where weeds now choke the brook.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Prophecy & Prophets; Belief; Creed


TO BEAUTY, by ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not have thee far away
Last Line: Until it shines like thee.
Subject(s): Beauty


TO BEAUTY, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty on your wings - flying the far blue
Last Line: Beauty! Fulfil me! Cool the heart of my desire!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Beauty


TO BEAUTY, by DHAN GOPAL MUKERJI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Faithful I be or not to thy soul-call
Last Line: Like a sky-rover's at dawn.
Subject(s): Beauty; Kisses; Love


TO CELIA SINGING, by HENRY LAWES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Till I beheld fair celia's face
Last Line: Soft love would enter love's own ear.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship


TO COLIN CLOUT, by ANTHONY MUNDAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty sat bathing by a spring
Last Line: As when I fell a-sleeping.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shepherd Tony; Shepherd Tonie
Variant Title(s): Beauty Bathing;colin
Subject(s): Beauty


TO DELIA: 19, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If beauty thus be clouded with a frown
Last Line: To use me thus and know I loved so long.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


TO DELIA: 30, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I once may see when years shall wreck my wrong
Last Line: But phoenix-like shall make her live anew.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


TO DELIA: 31, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look, delia, how we esteem the half-blown rose
Last Line: But love whilst that thou mayst be loved again.
Variant Title(s): "a Supplication;""looke, Delia, How Wee Steeme The Half-blowne Rose"";
Subject(s): Beauty; Carpe Diem; Love


TO DELIA: 32, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But love whilst that thou may'st be loved again
Last Line: When once they find her flower, her glory, pass.
Variant Title(s): Delia: 32
Subject(s): Beauty; Carpe Diem; Love


TO DELIA: 44, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Drawn with th' attractive virtue of her eyes
Last Line: And muse-foe mars abroad far fostered be.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Youth


TO DELIA: 47, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like as the lute that joys or else dislikes
Last Line: And blessed hand that gives so sweet a touch!
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Muses


TO DOROTHY, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: You are not beautiful, exactly / you are beautiful, inexactly
Last Line: I'd have to ask the grass to let me sleep.
Subject(s): Beauty; Loss; Love; Poetry & Poets


TO HELEN (1), by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Helen, thy beauty is to me
Last Line: Are holy land!
Variant Title(s): To Helen
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; Helen Of Troy; Mythology - Classical


TO HELEN KELLER, by FRANCES BEEBE    Poem Text            
First Line: Whose eyes may handle beauty?
Last Line: Of beauty neither seen nor heard!
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Keller, Helen (1880-1968)


TO HELEN KELLER, by TOSCAN BENNETT    Poem Text            
First Line: Our eyes to you no beauty can unfold
Last Line: To wait the morning's call.
Subject(s): Beauty; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Life; Soul


TO HELEN KELLER, by COVINGTON HALL    Poem Text            
First Line: You who never saw the sun-flamed hills
Last Line: Be evermore your slave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ami, Covington; Ami, Covami
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Youth; Nightmares


TO HELEN KELLER, by THOMAS NUNAN    Poem Text            
First Line: A rose unfolding in the sun
Last Line: And radiates a light divine.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Roses; Soul; Stars


TO HIS FRIEND, PROMISING THAT THOUGH HER BEAUTY FADE, by GEORGE TURBERVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wot full well that beauty cannot last
Last Line: Nor beauty's want my first good will remove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Turbervile, George
Subject(s): Beauty; Transience; Impermanence


TO HIS MISTRESS FOR HER TRUE PICTURE, by EDWARD HERBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death, my life's mistress, and the sovereingn queen
Last Line: Who from my mouth-grate and eye-window bawl.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cherbury, 1st Baron Herbert Of; Herbert Of Cherbury, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron; Herbert Of Cherbury, Lord
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


TO JOHN MASEFIELD, by ARTHUR STANLEY BOURINOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I too have searched for beauty in this life
Subject(s): Beauty; Masefield, John (1878-1967)


TO M. S. G. (1), by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whene'er I view those lips of thine
Last Line: No martyr shalt thou be to love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Beauty


TO MARY STUART, QUEEN OF FRANCE, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: England and scotland and the land of france
Last Line: And then be queen six months of the french land.
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Mary, Queen Of Scots (1542-1587); Nations; Mary Stuart


TO MARY, ON RECEIVING HER PICTURE, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This faint resemblance of thy charms
Last Line: And meet my fond expiring gaze.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Beauty


TO MIRIMOND (HER BIRTHDAY, IN DECEMBER), by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dost think that time, to whom stars vainly sue
Last Line: If thou, when all is gone, wouldst still have all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Beauty; Time


TO MISS CRUIKSHANK, A SCHOOLGIRL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauteous rose-bud, young and gay
Last Line: The loveliest form she e'er gave birth.
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls


TO MISTRESS DIANA CECIL, by EDWARD HERBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Diana cecil, that rare beauty thou dost show
Last Line: When men might hope more than they understood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cherbury, 1st Baron Herbert Of; Herbert Of Cherbury, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron; Herbert Of Cherbury, Lord
Subject(s): Beauty


TO MOTHER MARYANNE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To see the infinite pity of this place
Last Line: Guest house, kalawao, molokai.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Beauty


TO MR. FORBES-ROBERTSON: 15. THE MISSION OF ART, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: O, ugliness is but skin deep, young man
Last Line: So art should paint the inner beauty's ways.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Creative Ability; Inspiration; Creativity


TO MR. FORBES-ROBERTSON: 26. TRANSIENT BEAUTY, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: All men and women are fair. Some you know
Last Line: By all who marked its beauty in its day.
Subject(s): Beauty; Transience; Impermanence


TO MR. FORBES-ROBERTSON: DEDICATION, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: It is somewhat like painting the lily
Last Line: Of thoughts which are portrayed by you.
Subject(s): Beauty; Character; Flowers; Lilies


TO MRS, WILLIAM HAYES DANA I DEDICATE THIS BOOK .. FOR HER ROSE GARDEN, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: You took a piece of earth and made it fair
Last Line: A coronal of beauty for tributing
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Gardens And Gardening; Roses


TO MRS. FRANCES-ARABELLA KELLY, by MARY BARBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today, as at my glass I stood
Last Line: For universal tyranny.'
Subject(s): Beauty


TO ONE SAYING SHE [OR, HIS MISTRESS] WAS OLD, by JAMES SHIRLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me not time hath played the thief
Last Line: Thieves do not always thrive, I see!
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Love


TO ONE THAT ASKED ME WHY I LOV'D J.G., by JOAN PHILIPS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do I love? Go, ask the glorious sun
Last Line: That I shou'd love, and he shou'd be ingrate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ephelia
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Fate; Love; Rivers; Dead, The; Destiny


TO PHYLLIS, by ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said your beauty shamed the rose's blush
Last Line: To hear itself compared, dear heart, to you!
Subject(s): Beauty


TO ROSAMONDE: A BALADE, by GEOFFREY CHAUCER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Madame, ye ben of all beaute shrine
Last Line: Thogh ye to me ne do no daliaunce.
Variant Title(s): To Rosamond;to Rosemounde; A Balade
Subject(s): Beauty


TO SARAH BERNHARDT, by EDMOND ROSTAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this scarred age thine own is beauty's bust
Last Line: The lips of shakespeare on thy fingers press.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923); Courts & Courtiers; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


TO TELL THE BEAUTY WOULD DECREASE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of introspective mines
Subject(s): Transcience; Beauty


TO TEUILA, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been far, I have been near
Last Line: So long as you are kind and fair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


TO THE AUTHOR OF THE FOREGOING PASTORAL, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By silvia if thy charming self be meant
Last Line: And dies in woe, that thou mayst live in peace.
Subject(s): Authors And Authorship; Beauty; Friendship; Hearts


TO THE COUNTESS OF DORSET, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See here how bright the first-born virgin shone
Last Line: There's no way to be safe, but not to see.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Milton, John (1608-1674); Women - Bible; Virgin Mary


TO THE DUCHESS OF ORMOND, WITH THE POEM 'PALAMON AND ARCITE', by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Madam, / the bard who first adorned our native tongue
Last Line: And wear the garter of his mother's race.
Variant Title(s): Fables Ancient And Modern: To Her Grace The Duchess Of Ormonde
Subject(s): Beauty; Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Fables; Somerset, Mary. Duchess Of Ormond; Thebes, Greece; Allegories


TO THE EGYPTIAN LADY SENNUWY, by HELEN HOOVEN SANTMYER    Poem Text            
First Line: With that same smile, scornful and sad and tender
Last Line: If beauty alwys is truth, after all.
Subject(s): Beauty; Egypt; Sennuwy, Princess (wife Of Hepzefa); Statues


TO THE LADIES OF ENGLAND, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauties! -- (for, dressed with so much taste
Last Line: A well-dressed english woman.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Beauty; England; Nature; Women; English


TO THE LADY CASTLEMAIN, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As seamen, shipwrecked on some happy shore
Last Line: New life to my condemn'd and dying muse.
Variant Title(s): To The Lady Castlemain - Afterwards Duchess Of Cleveland
Subject(s): Beauty; Muses; Poetry & Poets; Sailing & Sailors; Villiers, Barbara. Duchess Of Cleveland; Women; Seamen; Sails


TO THE PRINCESS LUCRETIA, by TORQUATO TASSO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy unripe youth seemed like the purple rose
Last Line: The sun's meridian glories blaze and warm.
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty


TO THE SKY, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis beauty's feast to scan thy shifting play
Last Line: And what thy wisdom holds our need we blindly miss!
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Love; Truth; Nightmares


TO THE TUNE OF CLEAR HAPPINESS, by TU FU    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds remind me of her dress
Last Line: On the green jasper terrace
Alternate Author Name(s): Du Fu
Subject(s): Beauty


TO THE VENUS OF SYRACUSE, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O silent form of beauty! O divine
Last Line: Flow into being in the breathless stone.
Subject(s): Beauty


TO THEE WE BOW, by INEZ LINDSEY ELLIS    Poem Text            
First Line: You are like the soul of woman
Last Line: To give man happiness.
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


TO WHAT SHALL I COMPARE HER, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Than the truth
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Women; Love; Beauty; Truth


TO WHAT SHALL I COMPARE YOU?, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: She's like a mynah bird
Last Line: A moon upon the rise
Subject(s): Beauty


TO WHOM BELONGS BEAUTY?, by WARREN HOLDEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis mine, wherever beauty shows its face
Last Line: Till beauty's substance—love—thy being fill.
Subject(s): Beauty


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. THE WIND OF MAY, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O glorious wind, that in my lover's face blowest
Last Line: Disclose thy heart, o wind, and the love thou bearest.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. A SUMMER DAY, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seeing once again the ethereal blue of the sky
Last Line: Dream-walking, till at length the real day may dawn.
Subject(s): Beauty; Summer


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. CONCLUSION, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! What a world I would create from my own, my lovers
Last Line: We shall need no other world, no other worlds.
Subject(s): Beauty; Creation; Earth; Friendship; Love; Socialism; World


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. THE LAKE OF BEAUTY, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let your mind be quiet, realising the beauty of the world
Last Line: You.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. WHO SHALL COMMAND THE HEART (2), by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who shall command the heart, that wondrous thing
Last Line: The universe over?
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Hearts; Love


TRANSIT, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: A woman I have never seen before
Subject(s): Beauty


TRANSLUCENT FINGERS, by MALCOLM COWLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Translucent fingers on the yellow keys
Last Line: To live among the other waxen flowers.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Old Age


TREES IN YELLOWSTONE FOREST, by FLORENCE RILEY RADCLIFFE    Poem Text            
First Line: The silent generations hold you fast
Last Line: A universe of beauty to renew!
Subject(s): Beauty; Trees; Yellowstone National Park


TREES UNLEASH SOMETHING, by CLAUDIA MONPERE MCISAAC    Poem Source            
First Line: Only late july
Last Line: Were only plums, sticky and warm %from sitting on the porch
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty; Change


TRIAL, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty of old and beauty yet to be
Last Line: When masks of beauty walk with beauty too.
Subject(s): Beauty


TRIBUTE, by EDWARD KINKADE    Poem Text            
First Line: An invincible silence
Last Line: Astonishment of death!
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dead, The


TRITAMERON: THE DESCRIPTION OF SILVESTRO'S LADY, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her stature like the tall straight cedar-trees
Last Line: To show what nature's lineage could afford.
Variant Title(s): Silvestro's Lady-love
Subject(s): Beauty; Facades; Man-woman Relationships; Women; Appearances; Male-female Relations


TRUE CULTURE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The highest culture is to speak no ill
Last Line: From common lips like weeds from marshy soil.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Culture Conflict; Life


TRUTH IN BEAUTY (TO A GIFTED ORGANIST), by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soothed is my spirit when you touch the keys
Last Line: Starting this broken wave above a sea of melody.
Subject(s): Beauty


TRUTH, BEAUTY, TREE, by LIZ WALDNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such embroidery of the green
Last Line: We hope to see through (to) / always
Subject(s): Beauty


TWO, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One leaned on velvet cushions like a queen
Last Line: In basking in the death-light of his smile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Heroism; Smiles; Heroes; Heroines


TWO LIVES. PART 1: 6, by WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her beauty was upon me. That alone
Last Line: As of some great event of other days.
Subject(s): Beauty


TWO WORLDS, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God's world is bathed in beauty
Last Line: Back to thy holy land!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; God; Heaven; Love; World; Paradise


UNDERWOODS: BOOK 1: 11. TO WILL H. LOW, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Youth now flees on feathered foot
Last Line: We have come the primrose way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Beauty; Low, Will Hicok (1853-1932); Youth


UNEXPRESSED, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dwells within the soul of every artist
Last Line: And waves of an unfathomable sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Love; Poetry & Poets; Soul; Time


UNKNOWN, by PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: She is most fair
Last Line: May not exist
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


UNKNOWN QUANTITY, by LEONARD BACON (1887-1954)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man must ponder
Last Line: To me unknown.
Subject(s): Beauty; Orion (constellation); Thought; Time; Thinking


UNTITLED, by MARILYN HACKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You did say, need me less and I'll want you more.
Subject(s): Beauty


UNTITLED, by MARILYN HACKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Lesbians; Beauty


UNTITLED, by CLAIRE MALROUX    Poem Source            
First Line: Beauty comes from spain
Last Line: A look at once inspired and blind %like borges's
Alternate Author Name(s): Roux, Claire Sara
Subject(s): Beauty


UPON MY LADY CARLISLE'S WALKING IN HAMPTON COURT GARDEN, by JOHN SUCKLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Didst thou not find the place inspired
Last Line: Where fools with ease go in and out?
Subject(s): Beauty; Carew, Thomas (1595-1640); Hay, Lucy. Countess Of Carlisle


UPON THE BLACK SPOTS WORN BY MY LADY D.E., by JOHN SUCKLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know your heart cannot so guilty be
Last Line: Your face would wear not patches, but a cloud.
Subject(s): Beauty Marks


VARIATION ON BEN JONSON, by THOMAS STURGE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauty! And oh 'twas I who saw
Last Line: All beauty, and all in one spot.
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
Subject(s): Beauty; Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Poetry & Poets


VARIATIONS: 14, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful body made of ivory
Last Line: Quietly you possess me.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Nightmares


VARIATIONS: 6, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are as beautiful as white clouds
Last Line: All hastening to the sun.
Subject(s): Beauty


VENICE, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While the skies of this northern november
Last Line: By all the chill blasts of november!
Subject(s): Beauty; Venice, Italy; Vision


VERSE WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM OF MADEMOISELLE -, by PIERRE DALCOUR    Poem Text            
First Line: The evening star that in the vaulted skies
Last Line: Beneath their brown lashes.
Subject(s): Beauty


VERSES LEFT ON A LADY'S TOILETTE, by THOMAS WARTON THE ELDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why will young flavia, all-accomplisht fair
Last Line: Who tire with gems and silks the dazled eyes.
Subject(s): Beauty; Grace; Simplicity; Vanity; Women


VERY IDEA OF 2 LEGS, by MARY MOLINARY    Poem Source            
First Line: The lower %part of the body, an idea pressed thin
Last Line: Singular and blue-dyed: a desire. An excretion of worms. %glimmering
Subject(s): Beauty; Factories; Labor And Laborers; Legs; Women Immigrants - United States


VICTORY PARADE, by FREDERICK SEIDEL    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: My girlfriend is a miracle.
Subject(s): Osama Bin Laden (1957-2011); Beauty; Hair; Sex


VIII TO PRISCILLA, by CATHERINE A. SALMONS    Poem Source            
First Line: Priscilla, my virtuoso beautician, so skilled your hands
Last Line: Of how many times we made love, and in what ways
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Women


VILLANELLE: EXCEPTION TO THE RULE - 2, by DAVID YOUNG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Absence; Beauty; Separation; Isolation


VIOLETS, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Violets, shy violets!
Last Line: Will wait on mine and gladden me!
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Nature; Violets


VIRGIDEMIAE: BOOK 6: SATIRE: 1, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Labeo reserves a long nayle for the nonce
Last Line: Who would not but wed poets now a daies!
Subject(s): Beauty; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Poetry & Poets


W.H.; AD. 1778-1830, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the wet trees and the sorry steeple
Last Line: Titian and wordsworth live; the people marches.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hazlitt, William (1778-1830); Love; Time; Truth


WATER, by KATHLEEN JESSIE RAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The water-venus in dissolving beauty
Last Line: From living waters into birth.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mythology - Classical; Sea; Venus (goddess); Ocean


WE ALL TO CONQUERING BEAUTY BOW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: Would seem but as one day
Subject(s): Beauty;hearts;love


WE HAVE BODIES, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To make palpable the bitter
Last Line: Beautiful and bitter
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies


WEDNESDAY, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gray rainwater lay on the grass in the late afternoon
Last Line: Might drop his arms, that he had held up all day since the dew.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Solitude; Loneliness


WEIRD FANTASY, by IDA MAY BORNCAMP    Poem Text            
First Line: The morning clouds are wreathing
Last Line: And milky clouds below.
Subject(s): Beauty


WHAT HOLDS YOU, by KELLY RITTER    Poem Source            
First Line: Late december
Last Line: And spilling over, %like the last and the last
Subject(s): Beauty; December; Sleep


WHAT HOUSE TO LIKE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Some love the glow of outward show
Last Line: If I but like the people in it
Subject(s): Beauty;houses


WHAT OF BEAUTY, by OLIVE CHRISTENSEN    Poem Text            
First Line: What of beauty is there here?
Last Line: It would be best to die here.
Subject(s): Beauty; South Dakota


WHAT THEN OF US, WE HUMBLE FIDDLING FOLK, by CLEMENT WOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What then of us, we humble fiddling folk
Last Line: Till the last mind forget its final dreaming.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fiddles; Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments


WHEN ALL THE WILD VALLEY RECOVERS THE LEAF, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Beauty


WHEN BEAUTY DIES, by SOPHIE JEWETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Should change fall in its fated hour
Last Line: I shall seek these, when beauty dies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burroughs, Ellen
Subject(s): Beauty; Universities & Colleges - Faculty; Wellesley College


WHEN HE LOOKED, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Why, when he looked at her beautiful
Last Line: Did he see a skull?
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Skulls


WHEN LOVE AND BEAUTY WANDER AWAY, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When love and beauty wander away,
Last Line: Who have known beauty, and spring, and love?
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Love - Loss Of


WHEN MAIMIE MARRIED, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When maimie married charley
Last Line: When maimie married -- charley brown!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WHERE BEAUTY WALKS, by HOWARD VIGNE SUTHERLAND    Poem Text            
First Line: Here beauty walks in slippered feet
Last Line: Walks in the sun.
Subject(s): Beauty


WHERE LILIES FLOAT, by ANNIE C. SHIPLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Three children played where lilies float
Last Line: Of grace to feed the lean of soul.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Lilies


WHERE'S AGNES?, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, if I had come back so
Last Line: Poplars, cedars, cypresses!
Subject(s): Trees; Beauty


WHILE BEAMS OF ORIENT LIGHT SHOOT WIDE AND HIGH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Gleams from a world in which the saints repose
Subject(s): Beauty; Imagination; Dawn


WHITE AN' BLUE, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My love is o' comely height an' straight
Last Line: But gi'e her my breast-knot, white an' blue?
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


WHITE CLEMATIS, by ELEANOR G. R. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: The old porch cries beneath its shabby paint
Last Line: "elusive sweetness of white clematis."
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Paintings And Painters


WHITE REQUIEM, by S. BERT COOKSLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Beauty has not spent herself. She is young
Last Line: Always: it is I who have become old!
Subject(s): Aging; Beauty


WHITE SACRIFICE, by MILDRED CARTWRIGHT JOBSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Not to the distant star that presses white
Last Line: Yielding oblations to unworthy gods.
Subject(s): Beauty; Brides; Stars


WHITE TIGER, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was beautiful as god
Last Line: Over immensities that will not return
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Tigers


WHITE, PILLARED NECK, by RICHARD WATSON GILDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White, pillared neck; a brow to make men quake
Last Line: All—save her soul.
Subject(s): Beauty; Soul; Women


WHO KNOWS WHERE BEAUTY LIES?, by AGNES STEWART BECK    Poem Text            
First Line: Does the harsh-toned voice of the crow
Last Line: Think you?
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty


WHO WALKS WITH BEAUTY, by DAVID MORTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who walks with beauty has no need of fear
Last Line: The wine of beauty and the bread he breaks.
Subject(s): Beauty


WHY DID SHE LEAVE HIM?, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "why did she leave him, they grew up together"
Last Line: Why did she leave him? - because he was poor
Subject(s): Beauty;grief;poverty; Sorrow;sadness


WHY SHOULD I STRIVE TO EXPRESS IT?, by FREDERICK WILLIAM HENRY MYERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Not with her eyes!
Alternate Author Name(s): Myers, Frederic
Subject(s): Eyes; Beauty


WIFE POEM, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And it's clear at last, she dropped
Last Line: And hot clouds of the old days of summer.
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WILDFLOWERS, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a wildwood beauty spot
Last Line: Where only god doth know.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Innocence; Leaves


WINGED BEAUTY, by VIRGINIA PAULINE SPRIGGS    Poem Text            
First Line: Mad audubon, whom failure could not blight
Last Line: And motile beauty, ever on the wing!
Subject(s): Audubon, John James (1785-1851); Beauty; Nature; Ohio River


WINTER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now winter as a shrivelled scroll
Last Line: Wanders by wood and waterway.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Winter


WINTER TREES, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the sky, across the snow
Last Line: And winter trees are beautiful.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Forests; Nature; Trees; Winter; Woods


WISHES TO HIS SUPPOSED MISTRESS, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoe'er she be, / that not impossible she
Last Line: Be ye my fictions: -- but her story.
Variant Title(s): Wishes For The Supposed Mistress
Subject(s): Beauty; Desire; Love


WOMAN AND LEOPARD, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Although she was beautiful
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; Leopards; Zoos


WOMAN'S BEAUTY, by LASCELLES ABERCROMBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What thing shall be held up to woman's beauty?
Last Line: And woman's beauty is the flame therein.
Subject(s): Beauty


WOMEN AT THE GYM, by SIOBHAN REAGAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Women at the gym, you are beautiful
Last Line: And leave politely pendant in a neutral shroud
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


WOMEN'S LOVELINESS, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Women's loveliness, their frailty, and those pale hands
Last Line: And what in truth, remains, when death has come our way?
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; Love


WOOD WITCHERY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The way ran under boughs of checkered green
Last Line: Unaging beauty by another name.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Nature; New England; Nymphs; Poetry & Poets


WOULD BE MORE THAN KIN, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: My lady is most fair and kind
Last Line: I cannot bear to be your brother!
Subject(s): Beauty; Brothers And Sisters; Incest; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


WOULD I WERE THY MIRROR!, by FABIO FIALLO    Poem Source            
First Line: How happy is the sun! To gaze on the
Last Line: And when thou dost depart, it will forget thee!
Subject(s): Beauty


WRITTEN AT SEA, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is my quarrel with thee, beautiful sea
Last Line: Or bear thy beauty in my misery.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hate; Hearts; Love - Complaints; Man-woman Relationships; Poetry & Poets; Quarrels; Male-female Relations; Arguments; Disagreements


WRITTEN ON A BLANK LEAF OF HIS POEMS, FOR CHLORIS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis friendship's pledge, my young, fair friend
Last Line: These joys could he improve.
Subject(s): Friendship; Death; Beauty; Dead, The


X, by CATHERINE A. SALMONS    Poem Source            
First Line: I used to think of you as my helen
Last Line: And I'll give you treasures you can't even conceive
Subject(s): Beauty; Helen Of Troy; Love; Mythology - Classical; Relationships


YES, THOU ART FAIR, YET BE NOT MOVED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In sky, air, earth, and ocean.
Subject(s): Beauty; Inspiration


YLLADMAR, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her hair was, oh, so dense a blur
Last Line: I'd waken up to die again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Love


YOSEMITE, by MABEL KINGSLEY RICHARDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Now I have seen yosemite
Last Line: —los angeles saturday night
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Yosemite Valley And National Park


YOU, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this your body that my fingers touch?
Last Line: And my white dream of peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


YOU, by FLORENCE E. VON WIEN    Poem Text            
First Line: You are something exquisite, michel
Last Line: Pagan gaze.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


YOU SAY THERE IS NO LOVE, MY LOVE, by GRACE FALLOW NORTON                Poet's Biography
First Line: Here I lie like a princess
Last Line: He prisons me
Subject(s): Beauty; Pain


YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, by SIMON ARMITAGE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Because you're classically trained
Subject(s): Beauty


YOUNG BEAUTY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: When at each door the ruffian winds
Last Line: Can feel the joy of summer's heat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Beauty; Youth


YOUNG LOVELINESS, by LOUISE AYRES GARNETT    Poem Text            
First Line: Her delicate form scarce dimples in the bed
Last Line: Expends itself to die.
Subject(s): Beauty


YOUTH AND NIGHT, by WILBUR UNDERWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the shining stars
Last Line: Of this strange shadowed world.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Night; Peace; Youth; Bedtime


YOUTH. A SONNET SEQUENCE: 'BEAUTY SHE HAD ...', by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Remember not my eyes when I am dead
Last Line: Death set her free, and gave her life at last.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Dead, The


ZEN AND THE ART OF TYING SHOELACES, by JR. ORVAL A. LUND    Poem Source            
First Line: Like trying to bring order to a dish of noodles
Last Line: I swear I won't need anywhere to go
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Beauty; Cinderella; Feet; Shoes